BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY, 5TH 2020

WILLIAMSPORT 4TH OF JULY HOUSE FIRE

A home caught fire yesterday afternoon in Williamsport on the 600 block of rose street. According to the sun gazette at least 5 people that were family and friends of the homeowner were inside when the fire started. It broke out around 3:40 pm setting off 2 fire alarms in the process and leaving 3 adults and 3 children homeless. Cobirai Matthews, the home owner, was not home at the time. The local red cross is providing emergency assistance to the displaced victims.

DUI AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA CHARGES PENDING

2 Northumberland county residents from Coal Township are facing drug charges after being pulled over for traffic violations by state police on route 61 in Coal Township. According to media outlets 21 year old Kaitlyn Anderson and 26 year old Stephan Thomas were arrested on Monday, with the driver being charged with a DUI and the passenger for drug paraphernalia. Charges are currently pending.

BODY FOUND IN NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY

Stonington State Police found a body yesterday morning in Northumberland county  and are investigating the matter. According to media outlets the body was found in a wooded area near Bates Road in East Cameron Township. Stonington Troopers say a known individual contacted them around 8:45 a.m. Saturday. Troopers say the investigation is ongoing and is being assisted by the Northumberland County Coroner and deputy coroner on scene.

DECLARATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY EXTENDED

The Lycoming County commissioners have agreed to extend the county’s Declaration of Disaster Emergency. This helps the county remain eligible for government funding for issues related to the coronavirus. According to the Sun Gazette, after the declaration the commissioners discussed about the COVID-19 guidelines, involving the consideration of wearing masks, after announcing the week before that mask’s were optional in county facilities, a decision later reversed by Dr Rachel Lavine. All decisions made are in an effort to get Lycoming county back to normal as quick as possible while providing enough support for residents and businesses in need.

 

SPORTS

NFL

Earlier this week, the NFL decided to shorten its preseason from four weeks to two to account for the coronavirus pandemic and the ways in which it’s affecting the league’s ability to start the season.

MLB

Ex Philadelphia pitcher Tyson Brummett, 35, of Salt Lake City, died in a plane crash. Brummett was drafted by the Phillies BACK IN 2007 out of UCLA. A right-hander, Brummett’s appearance in the majors came in 2012, when he faced four batters, striking out two of them.

NBA

The NBA has announced a schedule for scrimmages happening at the Walt Disney World Resort. As the season gears back up you can expect 33 scrimmages set for between July 22nd and July 28th.

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