BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS NOVEMBER 13, 2019

TRAFFIC STOP YIELDS LARGE QUANTITY OF DRUGS
A Williamsport woman has been arrested after police found her with a large quantity of drugs during a traffic stop.  According to North Central PA dot com, 27 year old Brandy Flick was stopped November 5th at West Third and Pine Streets by Montoursville State Police who found crack cocaine and multiple cell phones in her possession.  Police found probable cause to impound Flick’s vehicle and discovered more drugs including methamphetamine and heroin plus manufacturing items and a large amount of cash.  Flick is awaiting her preliminary hearing.

JERSEY SHORE APPROVES FUNDING FOR BRIDGE WORK
In a move to help pay for the Wilson Street Bridge replacement project, Jersey Shore Borough Council approved an agreement with Lycoming County that will provide a portion of the funding through fees from county residents.  According to the Sun Gazette, through an understanding with the county, Jersey Shore will provide about 5% of 445 thousand dollars through a $5 dollar fee along with vehicle registrations and be able to tap into the building fund for repairs of municipal-owned bridges that have been defined as structurally deficient.  A first payment of just under 25 hundred dollars is due from the borough in February of 2020.

GRANTS FOR ROAD RECONSTRUCTION
Some grants have been awarded in Snyder County.  The Commonwealth Financing Authority though the Multimodal Transportation Fund program has given Selinsgrove $200,000 for installation of street lines along West Pine Street from High Street to University Avenue.  $790,400 was also awarded for reconstruction of Sawmill Road in Spring Township.  The road will be widened and resurfaced and stormwater issues will be addressed through new storm inlets and piping.

POLICE ACTIVITY CLOSES ROAD TOMORROW
PennDOT says they will close a section of Route 42 near the county line between Sullivan and Lycoming Counties for police activity tomorrow, Thursday, November 14. The closure between Janet Hock Road in Davidson Township, Sullivan County and Mountain Road in Penn Township, Lycoming County is expected to begin at 8:00 a.m. and will take approximately four hours to complete.  A detour will be in place using Routes 118 and 220.

TEENS ARRESTED FOR THEFT, TRESPASSING
Stonington State police have arrested 2 teenage males and a teenage female after discovering them in possession of a handgun while they were stealing from vehicles in Shamokin Township.  According to WKOK State police say a 13 year-old male, a 12-year-old male and a 14-year-old female trespassed on to property along Route 61 in Shamokin last Wednesday and entered a water truck.  Police say the handgun was from a theft from vehicles the night before in Shamokin, anyone with information about those thefts are asked to call Shamokin Police at 570-648-5708

FAMILY OF INMATE WHO DIED IN CUSTODY FILES SUIT
The family of Shawn Kitchen, the inmate who died two years ago from lack of medical attention from a fatal kidney infection have filed a federal lawsuit against Clinton County Jail and members of its staff for improperly caring for him.  According to the Lock Haven Express, Kitchen was jailed on November 21st for a probation violation and for a week became increasingly more ill and was allegedly mistreated and then ignored by medical and correctional facility staff.  Kitchen died December 3rd after jail staff called 911 from him becoming unconscious in the shower.  Dr. Karl Pecht and contractor Wellpath LLC are accused of medical negligence and others are also named in the suit.

GRANT WILL PROVIDE HYGIENE PRODUCTS FOR WOMEN
A non-profit organization in Northumberland has received a grant that will allow low-income women access to free female hygiene products. The $6,250 grant from Southern Tier Community Fund at First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania will go to ‘Shape of Justice’ who  provides free women’s products to food pantries, shelters, schools, WIC offices, and other community partners serving low-income families. The nonprofit is one of only four recipients of the grant. ‘Shape of Justice has partners in six Central Pennsylvania counties. Details online at shape of justice.org.

ROADWAY FLOODING GRANT ANNOUNCED
State Sen. Gene Yaw and Rep. Garth Everett  announced the approval of a $1.3 million state grant yesterday to help pay for elevating Turnback Road in Brady Township, to prevent roadway flooding. According to a press release from the lawmakers, when Turnback Road floods many motorists from Brady and Washington townships are forced to take a five-and-a-half mile detour.  The grant will help pay for the reconstruction of 1,000 feet of Turnback Road, including culverts, roadway embankment, guiderails and more. The total project cost is $2.2 million.

Sports

NBA
Pacers beat Thunder 111 to 85, 76’ers snuck past the Cavaliers 98 to 97, Heat over the Pistons 117 to 108, Bulls beat the Knicks  120 to 102,  Jazz edged the Nets 119 to 114, Hawks beat the Nuggets 125 to 121, Lakers over the Suns 123 to 115, and Kings beat the Trailblazers 107 to 99
NHL
Panthers beat the Bruins 5-4, Canadians over the Blue Jackets 3-2, Rangers beat the Penguins 3-2, Coyotes over Blues 3-2, Avalanche over Jets 4-nothing, Canucks beat the Predators 5-3, Red Wings beat the Ducks 4-3, Kings over Wild 3-1, Sharks beat the Oilers 6-3
PIAA Class AA Girls Volleyball Semifinal
North Penn Liberty beat Trinity 3-nothing
The Mounties advance to face District 7’s North Catholic Saturday at 1 PM for the State Championship at Cumberland Valley High School
PIAA Class AA Boys Soccer Semifinal
New Hope-Solebury beat Lewisburg 2-1 (heartbreaker)

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