BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 8, 2020

SNOW SQUALL CONDITIONS CLOSE SOME AREA SCHOOLS
Snow Squalls hit our area today just in time for the morning commute.  Up to five inches of snow fell across North Central PA after 5am and many school districts that started with 2 hour delays changed over to complete closures as the weather kept roadways treacherous through mid-morning.  According to PennDOT, there is a snow squall warning throughout the day.   Stay up to date with all delays and closings through WILQ’s Operation Snowflake, WBZD’s Operation Snow Scan Report, or WZXR’s Computer Link Snow Scan Report.  If you do encounter a snow squall while driving, Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits conditions, stay in your lane, turn lights and four-way flashers on and do not stop in the flow of traffic since this could cause a chain-reaction collision.

MAN ARRESTED IN DEATH OF 19 MONTH-OLD
A young man from Old Lycoming Township has been charged in the death of his girlfriend’s 19 month old baby.  According to the Sun Gazette, Jason Micah Forsyth, of Misner Road was the last person in physical contact with Alyssa Carpenter’s son, Ky’Mani Moore, while he was alive.  Forsyth was caring for the child on December 20th and the next day, Forsyth told the mother Moore was not responding. The baby was later pronounced dead at Williamsport Regional.  According to autopsy reports Moore had contusions to the head and healing fractures.  Forsyth who is incarcerated for unrelated charges will have a preliminary hearing next Wednesday.

POLICE CHARGE WOMAN FOR SPEEDING AND LYING TO OFFICERS
A Middleburg woman is in trouble for lying to police to get out of a speeding ticket.  According to North Central Pa dot com, 21 year old Lacee Barben was stopped in Limestone Township for going 63 in a 40 mile per hour zone and told police she was hurrying because her father had committed suicide.  Barben contacted family members and when police investigated her story, she admitted her attempt to get out of the ticket.  Barben was charged with a summary of disorderly conduct and pled guilty to the charges in Mifflinburg district court..

FORMER SHIKELLAMY DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR PASSES
A former beloved administrator from Shikellamy passed away yesterday in South Carolina.  Brett Misavage passed away Tuesday morning in South Carolina after a recent move there.  According to the Daily Item Because of health issues  Misavage was approved for a sabbatical in June 2018.  He became superintendent in December of  2016 and was also formerly  principal at Chief Shikellamy Elementary School for 15 years.

FARM SHOW RECOGNIZES GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TODAY
Today is Public Officials day at the 104th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show.  The goal of Public Officials Day at the Farm Show is to further strengthen the relationship between those in agriculture and those in government at the local, state and federal levels.   IN entertainment, there’s an antique tractor pull at 4pm and the sheep to shawl competition goes on tonight at 6:30.  The Farm Show in Harrisburg goes through this Saturday afternoon. Admission is free and parking is $15.  Get details online at farmshow.pa.gov.

CELL PHONE BAN LAW APPROVED IN PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE
A bipartisan bill to ban cell phone use in the Commonwealth by the PA House Transportation Committee recently received approval.  Twenty other states also ban the hadn-held devices. According to representatives in Allegheny county, the current law  bans texting while driving, but the language needs to include all types of cellphone use. Versions of this bill have failed repeatedly over the last several years, but some say it’s gaining bipartisan support.

PA SENATOR WILL CHAIR CHESAPEAKE BAY COMMISSION
Sen. Gene Yaw of the 23rd District will now oversee the policy making efforts of the 21 member Tri-state Chesapeake Bay Commission or CBC, for 2020.  According to a press release,  Yaw is the first member and chairman of the CBC to have a legislative district that covers the northernmost part of the watershed to the New York border.  The Chesapeake Bay Commission is a policy leader in the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

PA STATE REPRESENTATIVE EVERETT TO RETIRE
State Representative for the 84th Legislative District, Garth Everett has announced  his retirement and a local man has announced his candidacy for the post.  According to the Sun Gazette, Jersey Shore Borough Manager Joe Ham­­­m will throw his hat into the ring for the opportunity.  Hamm, with a reputation for being a positive local leader in Hepburn Township and other areas, is a combat war veteran and was a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.  He is a graduate of Lock Haven University, where he studied political science.
Sports
NBA

Pistons beat the Cavaliers 115 to 113, Trailblazers beat the Raptors 101 to 99, Thunder beat the Nets 111 to 103, Grizzlies beat the Timberwolves 119 to 112, Kings beat the Suns 114 to 103, and Lakers beat the Knicks 117 to 87

NHL
Lightning beat the Canucks 9 to 2, Coyotes over the Panthers 5 to 2, Islanders over the Devils 4 to 3, Capitals beat the Senators 6 to 1, Hurricanes over the Flyers 5 to 4, Rangers over Avalanche 5 to 3, Red Wings beat the Canadiens 4 to 3, Blues over Sharks 3 to 2, Bruins beat the Predators 6-2, Flames over the Blackhawks 2 to 1, Penguins beat the Golden Knights 4 to 3, and Blue Jackets over the Ducks 4 to 3

HS Boys Basketball

Montoursville beat Midd-west 72 to 26, Loyalsock beat Central Columbia 67 to 55, Bloomsburg beat South Williamsport 59 to 39, Millville beat Montgomery 47 to 32, HS Girls Basketball
Canton beat Wellsboro 38 to 37 Wyalusing beat north Penn Mansfield 48 to 36, Northern Potter beat Galeton 42 to 32
HS Wrestling
Warrior Run over Lewisburg 48-26, Benton over Montgomery 67-6, Canton beat South Williamsport 48-17, Athens over Williamson 63 to 12, Hughesville beat Jersey Shore 34 to 31
Swimming Girls Williamsport beat Bloomsburg 104 to 82 , Boys – Williamsport over Bloomsburg 87-75

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