BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 11, 2020

A Sunbury man has been remanded to the Northumberland County Jail for a series of charges, including attempted murder.  According to the Daily Item, State police in Stonington say there was an argument over a family member between Benton Ross and Brian Cunningham last Sunday  morning.  Allegedly,  Ross shot Cunningham in the right foot with a Glock .45, attempted to strangle and threatened to kill him on the property at Mile Post Road.  Cunningham was treated at Geisinger in Danville for the gunshot.  Ross appeared in Sunbury District court yesterday and is jailed under $250k cash bail.

Six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 33 who were tested at the Williamsport Bureau of Fire.  According to the SUN Gazette, administrators from the bureau said in a news releases that no one who tested positive was currently working and they are following guidance from the Department of Health on return-to-work procedures.  The Bureau of Fire continues to  current practices for on-duty personnel that have been in place since March, are in accordance with the CDC guidelines.

The Jersey Shore Area School District livestreamed their school board meeting last night and say they continue to closely monitor the latest guidance from the state to help districts determine plans to reopen classrooms for the fall.  According to Dr. Brian Ulmer, superintendent, said the district will send communication out regarding the new guidance, and families are urged to make their opinions and preferences known for reopening schools. Parents who have not taken the survey should on this second round of communication.

There is an official announcement expected today but Penn State football may be facing a canceled season. The Detroit Free Press says the decision has already been made, but according to the Centre Daily Times, the Nittany Lions practiced Monday .  Just four days after the Big Ten released its revised football schedule for the fall,  the Atlantic Coastal Conference, the Big 12, the Big Ten, the Pac-12, and the Southeastern conference will decide today officially whether football will be played in the spring.

Temperature checks are now required for those who want to enter the Lycoming County Courthouse.  In a press release out of Lycoming County, potential Jurors, Courthouse visitors, and employees must have the screening after an August 6th order released by the 29th Judicial District required it.  A person with a temperature over 100.4 will be directed to wait within the Courthouse lobby for a secondary screening and from there, a Sheriff’s Deputy will then advise on next steps.  Masks are still required to be worn within any county government facility as well.

There has been a total of 400 COVID-19 cases in Lycoming County with 9 new cases reported as of yesterday at midnight according to the PA Department of Health There are three COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Lycoming County – but none of those patients are on ventilators at this time. There are 9 new cases in Northumberland County, also for a total there of 475.  Union County has 13 new cases for a total of 238 residents who have contracted the virus.   Overall there are 601 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, bringing the statewide total to 119,453.

US Customs Officials are seizing shipments of thousands of counterfeit or unapproved COVID-19 medications, facemasks and test kits that are bound for Mid-Atlantic states, including Pennsylvania. According to North Central PA dot com, officers at the Area Port of Washington, D.C. seized pills including Hydroxychloroquine sulfate, counterfeit N95 masks and unapproved test kits during the last two weeks Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, and the Ports of Harrisburg.  The products arrived from Ghana, Hong Kong, Kenya, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.  The case is under investigation.

A rolling roadblock that was scheduled to take place this week on north and southbound  Route 15 in Liberty Township, Tioga County will be rescheduled until next Tuesday August 18th . The contractor, First Light, will work pulling a fiber optic cable across the highway between mile markers 167 and 168, near the Sebring Exit between the hours of 9am and 12pm.  The interstate will be shut down for about 15 minutes

SPORTS
MLB
Phillies beat the Braves 13-8, Tigers over the White Sox 5-1, nationals stomped the Mets 1-4, Rays edged the Red Sox 8-7, Twins beat the Brewers 4-2, Diamondbacks over the Rockies 12-8, Astros beat the Giants 6-4, Mariners over the Rangers 10-2, Angels over the A’s 10-9, Padres beat the Dodgers 2-1, Pirates and Cardinals were postponed

NBA
Lakers beat the Nuggets 124 to 121 in a game-winning three-pointer with point four seconds left on the clock, Suns beat Thunder 128 to 101, Mavericks over Jazz 122 to 114, Raptors beat the Bucks 114 to 106, Heat over Pacers 114 to 92

NHL
East First Round Game 1- in Toronto, Blue Jackets vs. Lightning at 3 PM and Hurricanes vs the Bruins at 8pm, West First Round in Edmonton,  Flames vs Stars at 5:30 PM and Blackhawks vs Golden Knights at 10:30 PM

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share

Facebook