BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS FEBRUARY 24, 2020

MAN SHOOTS SELF AFTER STAND-OFF
After a police standoff Friday morning, a Cogan Station man was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Old Lycoming Township.  Police there say they responded to a 911 call from a neighbor that a man threatened suicide in the yard of a home where he had allegedly broken in,  according to the Sun Gazette.  Emergency personnel from multiple agencies responded to the incident which closed a portion of Lycoming Creek Road from Log Run Road to Beauty’s Run Road for 3 hours.  Local residents were asked to stay inside during the stand-off  in which police were unable to make contact with the individual. Police say there was a single gunshot and they found 46 year old Stephen Redden deceased in a field close to the home.

NINTH DUI CHARGE FOR MILLVILLE MAN
A Millville man convicted of DUI 8 times, 3 times in the past 10 years was arraigned last week for a DUI incident that occurred last January in Franklin Township.  According to State police, they detected the smell of alcohol on Allen Stackhouse after he crashed into a couple’s home along of Route 118.  According to the Sun Gazette, Stackhouse was treated at Geisinger in Danville after the incident and had a blood-alcohol level of .23.  He is currently on state parole for a DUI from 2013, and was released on $25,000 bail.

PENN TECH GETS GRANTS FOR PLASTICS PROGRAM
Congressman Fred Keller, of Kreamer has announced a grant for over 85 thousand dollars from the Appalachian Regional Commission has been given to the Pennsylvania College of Technology – which will be matched locally to purchase equipment for the college’s Plastics Innovation & Resource Center and the Plastics & Polymer Engineering department.  According to Penn College administrators, a new injection molder will be in place by December 2020 and should be in use for the Spring of 2021

THON RAISES MONEY FOR KIDS CANCERS
707 Penn State dancers stood for 46 hours this weekend in what’s known as the THON in the fight against pediatric cancer sponsored by the Penn State Interfraternity Council.  Over 11 million dollars was raised to benefit patients and their families at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The amount raised this year was more than $1 million over last year’s total.  Since 1977, more than $167 million has been raised for THON.

POLICE TEAR GAS SUSPECT IN STAND-OFF IN MT CARMEL
There was a stand-off in Shamokin Saturday morning that resulting in a shooting that injured a victim and caused the evacuation of 4 people from a home in Mt Carmel.  Police say 30 year old Akeem Tyree Gregory wounded a man after shooting him 4 times at his home in Shamokin then fled to a home in Mt Carmel where police used tear gas to get him to surrender after getting at least 3 children out of the residence safely.  According to the Daily Item, the shooting was over marijuana.  Gregory was arraigned Saturday afternoon in Shamokin on several felony charges, including attempted homicide. . Gregory is being held without bail.

K9 OFFICER DETECTS DRUG RESIDUE DURING TRAFFIC STOP
State Police say a K9 officer in Lamar Township recently alerted to the presence of narcotics on $30,000 cash seized during a traffic stop in  Clinton County.  According to North Central PA dot com, Lamar Patrol Unit Officer stopped a 2014 Chrysler for speeding near 1768 Interstate 80 Westbound on Feb. 10th.  Police say they suspected criminal activity and the unnamed driver allowed police to search the car.  Police found the money in a bag under the front seat.

THREE DOLLAR THEFT LANDS MAN IN JAIL
A man went to jail for over 160 days for stealing three dollars from a Williamsport store.  According to North Central PA dot com, 55 year old Kenneth Williams plead guilty February 14th to misdemeanor receiving stolen property from the West 4th Street Family Dollar in September of  2019, his 6th theft related arrest since 2006.  Williamson was sentenced to jail but given credit for time served.

LAND FOR CALF FARM TO BE DEVELOPED
A land development plan for a calf barn in Limestone Township which is property that will house 190 calves, on 55 acres owned by Elias and Fannie Stoltzfus along Pine Woods Road, has been approved by the Lycoming County Planning Commission.  In other business, closing is for a planned nature preserve is scheduled for this month.  The $1.48 million Sylvan Dell project near the South Williamsport Community Park complex includes funding from PennVEST and the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

 

Sports
NASCAR
Joey Logano has a second career win at the Pennzoil 400 in Las Vegas – Followed by Matt DiBenedetto and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
NBA
Lakers beat the Celtics 114 to 112, Nugget beat the Timberwolves 128-116, Raptors beat the Pacers 127 to 81, Bulls beat the Wizards 126 to 117, Thunder over the Spurs 131 to 103, Pelicans beat the Warriors 115 to 101, and Trailblazers beat the Pistons 107 to 104
NHL
Capitals beat the Penguins 5 to 3, Sabers over the Jets 2 to 1, Stars beat the Blackhawks 2 to 1, Islanders beat the Sharks 4 to 1, Flames beat the Red Wings 4-2, Blues over Wild 4-1, Golden Knights over Ducks 6 to 5, Oilers beat the kings 4 to 2
Weekend HS Basketball
District 4 Playoffs Results
Boys
AAA Loyalsock beat North Penn Mansfield 101 to 87,
AAAA Athens beat Lewisburg 62-57, Montoursville beat Midwest 75-48, and Jersey shore beat Shamokin 69-56
Class A- St. John Neumann beat Sullivan County 63-61
Girls
AA South Williamsport beat Southern 57-46
AAA Loyalsock be Wellsboro 66-28, Warrior Run beat East Juniata 38-36,
District 2-4 6A Williamsport beat Wilkes-Barre 51-49
Men’s Basketball
Lycoming beat Stevenson 90 to 65 on Saturday,  Sunday – Lehigh beat Bucknell 69 to 60

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