BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 2, 2020

Lock Haven University announced yesterday that they will transition to 100% remote instruction for approximately a two-week period due to an elevated number of positive COVID-19 cases.  Students will have the option to return home for this time or remain in their campus residence halls. After ramping up safety efforts last week when number of infections on campus started to rise, officials from the university said the no guest or visitor policy will now continue for the next two weeks.  Before face-to-face classes can resume on Monday, Sept. 21 there will be voluntary reentry testing available to all students living on or off campus.

A Williamsport woman will go to state prison after not registering as a sex offender with State police following a conviction from May of 2013.  According to North Central PA .com,  court records say 39 year old Christal A. Sheridan will now be incarcerated for up to 30 months.  Sheridan is required to register as a sex offender for 10 years and appear each year.

Vice President Mike Pence visited Pennsylvania yesterday at a “Workers for Trump” event in Exeter, PA.  Pence’s remarks included praising the presidents track record on the creation of jobs, as well as saying the administration is not responsible for the division on police brutality.  Pence comments supported both law enforcement and the African American Community.  U.S. Congressman Fred Keller of Kreamer was at the attendance at Kuharchik Construction in Luzerne County.

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s state-of-the-art Dental Hygiene Clinic is scheduling appointments for the fall semester.  The clinic provides low-cost preventive dental hygiene services to the community, including cleanings, exams, X-rays and sealants and collaborates with area dental offices to prevent duplication of services. The Dental Hygiene Clinic is open typically September through April and is staffed by licensed dentists and dental hygienists to provide an opportunity for Penn College dental hygiene students to put their skills to work.

Lycoming County has four new cases of the coronavirus reported as of yesterday at midnight, according to the PA Department of Health.  Statewide there are 770 additional positive cases for a total of 134,795 to date.  18 new deaths were reported since yesterday and that brings the statewide total fatalities to 7, 691 due to COVID-19.

Two Montoursville women have been charged with shoplifting after a June 9th incident where they were caught leaving a local store with items concealed in a bag.  According to the Sun Gazette, 31 year old Emily Best and 35 year old Meegan Eck were stopped by a store security officer after filling four backpacks with items while walking around the Loyalsock Avenue Weis Markets in Montoursville and attempting to leave the store.  Both been charged with misdemeanor shoplifting and conspiracy.  Best if free on $5,000 bail and  Eck’s hearing was re-scheduled.

In an effort to bring awareness to Overdose Awareness Day  Monday, Camille Schrier, the reigning  Miss America visited Shamokin and talked about prescription medication safety and abuse with a focus on opioids.  According to media outlets, Schrier is a Doctor of Pharmacy student and chose this cause to educate others after discussions with her mother, who is a nurse about her understanding of opiod addiction as a disease.

The Lycoming County United Way will take applications for those who seek funding through Emergency Food and Shelter program. According to a press release, federal funds totaling over 27 thousand dollars are available in State set-aside funds as part of the CARES phase of the program to help non-profit agency clients with food and shelter needs.  Those agencies who are interested in applying for the funding can visit lcuw.org/efsp.  The deadline is September 11 at 4pm.

 

SPORTS
NBA
Celtics beat the Raptors 102/99 in the east semi finals Boston leading the series 2 nothing Nuggets beat jazz 80 to 78 in the West first round game seven Denver winning the series 43
NBA the Celtics beat the Raptors 102/99 in the east semi finals Boston leading the series 2 nothing Nuggets beat jazz 80 to 78 in the West first round game seven Denver winning the series 43

MLB
Cardinals pounded the Reds 16-2, Marlins over the Blue Jays 3-2, Yankees beat the Rays 5-3, Phillies over the Nationals 6-nothing, Cubs beat the Pirates 8-7, Braves thumped the Red Sox 10-3, Orioles over the Mets 9-5, Tigers knocked the Brewers 12 -1, Indians over the Royals 10 -1, Rangers beat the Astros 6-5, Twins over the White Sox 3-2, Giants stomped the Rockies 23 to 5, Dodgers over the Diamondbacks 6-3, A’s and Mariners postponed

US OPEN
In tennis the first round of the U.S. Open Serena Williams won 7-5, 6-3 for her 102nd victory at the tournament breaking a tie she had with Chris Evert for the most wins by woman in the Open era.
Britain’s Andy Murray, after losing the first two sets of his first round singles match against Yoshihito Nishioka, mounted a comeback to win in 5 sets.

NHL
the Flyers beat the Islanders 4-3 in OT in the East 2nd round game 5, New York leads 3-2.  Canucks beat the Golden Knights 2-1 in the West second round Game 5, Vegas leading the series

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