BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

A federal judge declined to stay the ruling that Gov. Tom Wolf’s size limits on gatherings at are unconstitutional yesterday. According to media outlets, U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV said the administration had failed to show that “imminent and irreparable harm will occur” if limits at events are over 25 inside and 250 people outside.  Rejecting the state’s request for a stay, the judge said Tuesday that state officials failed to explain why they have allowed commercial businesses to operate at a small percentage while capping attendance at other gatherings. Wolf said his administration appealed the ruling.

A former Keystone Central teacher and coach was sentenced this week in Clinton County court for sexually assaulting a 17 year old student.  According to Penn Live, 28 year old Cole Gregory Black’s behavior was called outrageous by the judge who sentenced him to serve seven months to 24 months less one day in the Clinton County Correctional Facility.   Black had some courtroom support with his attorney submitting letters on his behalf.  The prosecuting attorney said Black gained the girl’s trust and took advantage of the situation.  Black is required to register as a tier two sex offender and required to register every six months for the next 25 years.

Police apprehended a homeless man last Thursday who drove a stolen truck from Tioga County to Lycoming County, only to steal another truck from the parking lot of  Plunkett’s Creek restaurant.  According to the Sun Gazette,  police reports say a Dean Noble – who is homeless – fled from Pier 87 in a stolen Ford Truck about 8:45 am after the keys were left in the ignition.  The truck was later spotted in Clearfield County and police said Noble was apprehended from nearby woods.  He was charged with a felony count of theft, arraigned in Lycoming County Court and is being held at Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 25 thousand dollars bail.  Charges from Noble’s original vehicle theft are pending.

The announcement about Trick or Treating in Williamsport has been decided.  Mayor Derek Slaughter announced yesterday that at the risk of those who want to participate, door to door Halloween festivities will take place October 31st from 6-8 in the city.  He indicated that  people who celebrate, wear masks, and consider all the safety protocols, such as social distancing as much as possible.

An app is now available for Pennsylvanians to track coronavirus exposure (called “COVID 19 Alert PA” and it was announced yesterday by Governor Tom wolf at a press conference in Philadelphia)  At a press conference in Philadelphia yesterday, Governor Wolf announced the program to fight COVID-19 through contact tracing <<WOLF APP>> The use will be limited to those 18 and older and is designed to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus without having to know the individual.  If a person testes positive – through the department of health those who are willing to use the app are then notified that they may have been exposed and through the app – given instruction on how to protect themselves and others. It can be found wherever apps are downloaded.

A Phildelphia man was charged with indecent exposure during questioning by police in Williamsport August 25th.  According to court records 32 year old Shaheed Gindraw refused to identify himself when police were called to investigates the mans’ car blocking along Washington Boulevard at about 5:30 pm.  Upon becoming agitated and in front of several police officers, Gindraw laid on the ground without being asked, then got up and exposed himself saying he was showing that he didn’t have a gun.  Gindraw was taken into custody but later was released $3,500 bail.

After the Muncy Education Association asked for a remote learning day to prepare for the rest of the week of class lessons, the Muncy School board has agreed to one distance learning day for teachers on October 2nd as they consider the request at a meeting on Oct. 12.  IN addition, a motion was approved at Muncy that will allow a 50 percent capacity during football games if the veto made by Governor wolf on authority to decide on game capacity is over ridden when the legislature convenes on Sept. 29. Half the amount of people at the Muncy stadium1,250 people

Penn College is offering their beer making degree in a shorter period of time.  Starting in Fall 2021, the college’s brewing and fermentation science major is evolving from a two-year associate degree into a one-year certificate, while maintaining the rigor and quality of the training. The certificate is designed for adults 21 and older who wish to work in the commercial brewing industry and accoprding to a press release is ideal for either returning-to-education or recently graduated individuals.

SPORTS
HS Football

Tuesday night at the Silver bowl  – Mount Carmel area beat Williams Valley 43-28
HS Girls Soccer
South beat Muncy 5-2, Sullivan blanked Montgomery 8-nothing
HS Boys Soccer
North Penn Liberty over Sayre 6-4
HS Girls Tennis
Montgomery defeated Muncy 5-0h,
HS Girls X-country
Williamsport defeated Hughesville 15-50, Montoursville came in under Central Columbia 15-47
Boys X-country
Williamsport beat  Hughesville 24-33, Lewisburg 19 Warrior run 42

NBA
Nuggets beat the Lakers 114 to 106 in the West Finals Game 3, LA leading the series 2-1, Celtics play the Heat tonight at 8:30 East Finals Game 4 with Miami leading 2-1
NHL
Stanley Cup finals Lightning and Stars play tonight at 8 PM, The series is tied One and One
MLB
Nationals beat the Phillies 5-1 in Game 1, and 8-7 in  Game 2, Indians over the White Sox 5-3, Yankees thumped the Blue Jays 12-1, Brewers beat the Reds 3-2, Pirates edged the Cubs 3-2, Braves stopped the Marlins 11-1, Met over the Rays 5-2, Red Sox be the Orioles 8-3, Twins beat the Tigers 5-4, Cardinals blanked the Royals 5-nothing, Diamondbacks blanked the Rangers 7- nothing, Angels over the Padres 4-2, Astros beat the Mariners 6-1, Dodgers over the A’s 7 -2, and Giants beat the Rockies 5-2

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