BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS NOVEMBER 12, 2019

AUTUMN COLD AND ICE AFFECT COMMUTE TODAY
Winter weather hit our area overnight moving east across Lycoming County today, leaving cold and slippery roads in its wake. For the rest of the morning commute, watch for black ice and the remains of about an inch of  precipitation.  There were no major accidents to report on our area roads.  Some schools in Bradford and Sullivan Counties were operating under a 2 hour delay.  We’ll keep you up to date with up to date closings and delays for the entire snow season at all the Backyard Broadcasting websites.

MILTON SHOOTING SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED
Three men have been identified after an incident in Milton Sunday afternoon that sent one victim to the hospital with 4 gunshot wounds.  North Central Pa dot com reports that court papers say that following a fistfight on Elm Street over a winter hat, a 24 year old man was critically shot, allegedly by 22 year old Ricky Pearson of Sunbury, 24 year old Antonio Carpenter of High Spire and 23 year old Delonte Sherrel of Erie.  The three fled the scene in a black Audi before being apprehended by State Police on Route 405 near the Susquehanna river bridge.  The three suspects were arrested and each charged with criminal homicide.  They are being held in Northumberland County Prison without bail.

SCHOOL VOTE TABLED FOR NOW
The motion and vote to close Avis and Salladasburg elementary schools and reconfigure grades came down to a tied vote of 4 to 4 at the Jersey Shore Area School Board meeting last night.  According to the Sun Gazette discussion that led to the tied vote include that new members being installed from resignations and elections to the board should have the decision about the fate of the schools and also the need for more financial information. There is still a year for the board to make a decision about the schools, the next meeting is November 25th.

PENN COLLEGE GETS NATIONAL GUARD DISTINCTION
The Pennsylvania National Guard Associations has named Penn College a PNGAS Guard Friendly School. The college is among only 30 schools to receive the designation out of 488 institutions eligible for Pennsylvania Educational Assistance Program funds.  Penn College has 43 students in the Pennsylvania National Guard.  State residents with a six-year guard contract and attending a Pennsylvania school are eligible for a tuition benefit through the Educational Assistance Program. For 2019-20, the benefit is about $32,000.

CHARGES TO BE FILED FROM SHAMOKIN DAM ACCIDENT
There will be charges filed against a man who police say caused a fatal accident last July in Shamokin Dam.  According to WKOK Charles Bussard of Maryland will be charged with careless driving resulting in unintentional death after police say he was operating a vehicle at 37 miles per hour and did not brake at the time of impact while looking for traffic signs.  Brussard hit the car of 66 year old John Wendt of Selinsgrove at the Routes 11/15-Baldwin Boulevard traffic signal which resulted in Wendt’s death.

HIKER DIES AFTER A FALL
Pennsylvania State Police out of Laporte report an accidental death occurred at World End State Park around 8am on Sunday.  According to police reports, a 17 year old male from the Philadelphia area was hiking and died as a result of a fall.  State police say they are continuing the investigation and have not released any information about the circumstances surrounding the incident.

FIRE CAUSES EVACUATION AT WILLIAMSPORT BUSINESS
An accidental fire that was confined to a machine caused an evacuation at a city business yesterday around 10am.  The Sun Gazette reports Williamsport fire officials responded to the fire in a deburring machine at Lycoming Engines at High and Oliver Streets .  While a sprinkler helped contain the fire, firefighters on the scene put out the fire within 30 minutes.  A second alarm was called as a precaution  and Old Lycoming Township and South Williamsport were also on the scene.  Employees were allowed back in the building after it was determined to be safe.

SUSPECT STILL MISSING AFTYER POLICE CHASE
A Beavertown man led police on a high speed chase before crashing and running from them around 1am last FrIday along Ridge road in Spring Township. According to WKOK, 34-year-old Raymond Swartz was observed by police committing traffic violations.  Swartz failed to yield to emergency lights which started a 2 mile chase – with 2 passengers in Swartz’s car.  After crashing Swartz ran from police. Drugs were found in the vehicle and despite a police search, Swartz was not apprehended and a felony arrest warrant was obtained. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Selinsgrove troopers at 570-374-8145.
Sports

NFL
Monday Night Football  – Seahawks over the 49ers 27- 24

NBA

Timberwolves beat the Pistons 120 to 114, the Celtics beat the Mavericks 116 to 106, the Grizzlies beat the Spurs 113 to 109, the Rockets beat the Pelicans 122 to 116, the Clippers beat the Raptors 98 to 88, Jazz over the Warriors 122 to 108

NHL

The Coyotes beat the Capitals 4-3, Hurricanes over the Senators 8-2

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