BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

WOLF WILL VETO STATE LEGISLATION
In an attempt to veto recent legislation in state House and Senate that would give Pennsylvania school districts the sole authority to make decisions about sporting events, Governor Wolf is seeking a stay of the federal judge’s order.  After wolf’s pandemic guidelines were recently deemed unconstitutional, he said that they will seek that stay while they appeal.  In January, Wolf only recommended against holding school sports before January 2021, but it wasn’t an order or a mandate – and he said yesterday the bill was unnecessary.  Lawmakers will now vote to try to override the veto.

LYCOMING COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE
Lycoming County has 7 new COVID-19 cases reported as of midnight yesterday and a two day total from the weekend statewide at 967 additional cases of the coronavirus.  Lycoming County has 2 hospitalized COVID-19 patients but none are on a ventilator. According to the PA Department of Health, the total cases in the commonwealth is at 150,812.

TREE REMOVAL CONTINUES IN UNION COUNTY
There may be another day of work being done to remove a tree in east Buffalo Township today.  According to PennDOT, crews started yesterday, removing a large dead tree from between Curtain Avenue and Smoketown Road  along Route 15 between the hours of 9am and 2pm.  Lane restrictions will be in effect during the hours of that project in Union County.

VIGIL HELD TO HONOR LIVES LOST
Lycoming County Democrats gathered over the weekend to honors the almost 200 thousand lives lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, incidents of police violence and recent natural disasters.  According to the Sun Gazette, a few dozen people stood Saturday at the Peace Tower near Little League Boulevard and Pine Street in Williamsport holding signs and holding a silent vigil at the site of a memorial that honors the family of a local surgeon and his family that was wrongfully detained during world war II for their ethnicity.  Lycoming County Progressives were also involved in the gathering.

RESTAURANT CAPACITY INCREASED FOR COMPLIANT ESTABLISHMENTS
Restaurant capacity was able to increase in Pennsylvania yesterday to 50% occupancy if the establishment submits the certification that they are complying with health mandates.  Bars and restaurants who are in compliance will be added to a searchable database the state calls “Open and Certified in Pennsylvania”.  Another change to current mandates includes the adding of an hour for bars to be open.  Requiring them to close at 11pm instead of 10pm

POLICE SEEK PILL THIEF
Someone is breaking into Northumberland County homes to steal prescription medication.  According to State Police in Milton, an unknown person entered a residence on Delaney Street in West Chillisquaque Township between August 31st and September 4th and stole 60 pills of the drug Klonapin, a potentially habit-forming controlled substance.  If you have information about the theft, contact the State police.

MUNCY SCHOOL BOARD CONSIDERING REMOTE DAY FOR TEACHERS
Muncy School board members are considering a request by the Muncy Education Association to allow teachers one day of remote learning so they can prepare for instruction the other days of the week.  According to the Sun Gazette, representatives told the board that teachers need more time to develop class schedules for both remote and in-person lessons.  No word from media outlets on the outcome of that evaluation at this time.

DIGITAL HUB AVAILABLE TO RESEARCH SCAMS
There is a new digital information hub available for Geisinger patients to research about phone and online scams by providing info about the latest security alerts from Geisinger.  According to a press release from the hospital system, the website, Geisinger.org/security, will provide more information about ways to help protect yourself against becoming a scam victim, and how to contact Geisinger if you have an information security concern. There are recent reports of a phone spoofing scam that use local numbers from companies you know and trust, in which the callers are trying to obtain personal information from the victims.  They recommend to never give out your Social Security number or medical record number, from unknown callers asking for it.

SPORTS
NFL

Monday night football  – Raiders beat the Saints 34-24
MLB
Angels beat the Rangers 8-5, Nationals over the Phillies 5-1, Indians over the White Sox 7-4, Blue Jays thumped the Yankees 11-5,  Reds over the Brewers 6-3, Cubs blanked the Pirates 5-nothing, Braves over the Marlins 5-4, Rays beat the Mets 2-1, Royals over the Cardinals 4-1, Mariners over the Astros 6-1, Rockies beat the Giants 7-2
NBA
Lakers play the Nuggets tonight in the west finals game three with LA leading the series 2 nothing
NHL
Lightning beat stars three to in the Stanley Cup final Game 2  – series tied up 1-1 – Lightning versus stars tomorrow night for Game 3.
NASCAR
Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan, along with Bubba Wallace as the driver,
have formed a partnership that they announced Monday night in coordinated social media posts, making Jordan the first black principal owner of a full-time cup team since Hall of Famer Wendell Scott drove his own race car from 1961 through 1973

HS Girls Soccer
Lewisburg beat Mifflinburg 4-2, Milton over Warrior Run 4-1 North Penn Mansfield tied Williamson 1-1 in double OT, Williamsport tied Shikellamy 1-1 in double OT
HS Girls Tennis
Hughesville beat Danville 3-2, Muncie defeated Newman 4-1, Jersey Shore beat Mifflinburg 5-0h, South Williamsport over Bucktail 4-1, Loyalsock beat Montoursville 3-2, Williamsport over Shikellamy 3-2, Central Mountain beat Selinsgrove 5-0h
HS Golf
Lewisburg out shot Williamsport 165 to 209

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