BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 9, 2020

TOTAL COVID-19 CASES IN LYCOMING COUNTY GOES TO 15
The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed yesterday that there are now 15 cases of COVID-19 in Lycoming County, and 1,680 additional positive cases overall, bringing the statewide total to 16,239 in all 67 counties.  Seventy new deaths were reported among positive cases, which is a statewide total to 310. Clinton County has 3 cases, Tioga 10, Sullivan 1, Northumberland 22 and Union 8 cases of the coronavirus.  There are 82,299 patients who have tested negative to date

WOLF SIGNS ORDER TO SHARE EQUIPMENT STATEWIDE
Governor Wolf signed an order yesterday to allow Pennsylvania’s healthcare system to transfer medical supplies and information between facilities in the state as we combat the COVID-19 pandemic. In a video statement yesterday Governor Wolf said the order ensures the efficient allocation and use of critical medical resources by hospitals in the state. <<<  WOLF 1 have to choose >>>/<<<WOLF 2 every Pennsylvanian>>>> Department of Health officials are working with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency or PEMA to meet a potential surge of COVID -19 patients.

MOTORCYCLE AND CAR ACCIDENT NEAR 180 MONDAY
There was an accident between a motorcycle and a vehicle Monday around 5:45pm along the East Third Street Entrance to 180-West in Williamsport.  Fifty-four year old David Craig II, 54, of Montoursville, was operating the motorcycle and refused treatment at the scene also involved was Russell Lindstrom, of Williamsport who was driving a 2006 Mercedes Benz.  No word on Lindstrom’s condition.

KNOEBEL’S  WILL DELAY OPENING
Knoebel’s Amusement resort recently announced the 2020 season and all off season construction projects will be on hold there until further notice following the Covid-19 breakout.  According to their website, due to the fluidity of the situation they will be making decisions one week at a time and to contact them if you have any questions.  Reservations are being taken for June 1st through November 1st, but availability is based on actual opening days.  Get details Online at knoebels.com

NEW STATEWIDE EQUIPMENT DATABASE
The Department of Health has launched a new hospital preparedness dashboard that provides an overview of the capacity of the state’s entire health care system. Secretary of Health,  Dr Rachel Levine said it’s an effort to get as much data to the community as possible  9The public dashboard can be found in the COVID-19 section of health.pa.gov.

BLaST INTERMEDIATE UNIT OFFERS WEBINARS
As classrooms in our area transition to online, BLaST IU17 has released a new webinar series for teachers through their Online Learning Hub, featuring free 30 minute webinars to help teachers with content-specific approaches as teachers switch to remote learning.  BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 serves about 30 thousand students  throughout Lycoming, Tioga, Bradford and Sullivan county school districts.  Find out more about the Education Resource Guide and Online Learning at iu17.org

YOUNG BOY INJURED ON UTV IN NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY
A 6 year old boy from Northumberland County was seriously injured when the Utility all-terrain vehicle he was operating overturned and pinned him.  According to state police in Stonington, the boy from Pittman was on Howerter’s Road in upper Mahanoy Township around 4pm, went off the road on a curve, hit a fence and was thrown.  He was flown to Geisinger Medical Center and no information has been released about his condition.  a nine year old riding on the UTV was no injured in the crash. Volunteers from the Mahantango and Klingerstown fire departments responded along with Hegins ambulance.

 

Sports

MLB
Heritage Auctions recently auctioned off one of the first bats used in Lou gerigs career for $1,025,000.

 

NCAA
Alabama football coach Nick Saban said that following his self-quarantine he has had to learn how to email and text for himself now that he lacks the people who do it for him.

 

NBA
Oklahoma City Thunder All Star guard Chris Pail, Atlanta Hawks All Star Guard Trae Young and Chicago Bulls guard Zack LaVine will be participating in a televised game of horse on the network

 

NFL
Tom Brady recently revealed that he had skipped patriots training sessions because his wife Giselle Brady felt that he was putting too much attention towards football and his business dealings.

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