BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

POLICE INVESTIGATE WEEKEND SHOOTING
Police are investigating a weekend shooting that originally resulted in an inaccurate report that someone had been injured.  On Saturday, Williamsport police responded at Park Ave and Wildwood Blvd around 7:30pm, and according to the Sun Gazette an unidentified witness said they heard an argument and then shots were fired. Police called the hospital looking for a victim who may have gone to UPMC in a private vehicle, but no one was reported. This is currently an open case, if you have any information for police you can the watch commanders desk at 570-327-7560.

DEMONSTRATORS ON MARKET STREET BRIDGE FOR TRUMP
There was a demonstration in support of President Donald Trump on Friday along the Market Street Bridge in Williamsport, organized by Lycoming County for Trump 2020.  According to the Sun Gazette, the supporters of the president participated in the flash rally held signs and yelled at passing motorists.  According to organizers, a pro-Trump event is held weekly and listed on their Facebook Page.  Donald Trump took advantage of late afternoon rush hour traffic to urge people to vote for the incumbent President.

HABITAT LOOKING TOWARD 3 NEW PROPERTIES
Habitat for humanity got a positive recommendation last week for the purchase of 3 lots of land from the city redevelopment authority. According to the Sun Gazette they still have to get through the city planning commission with final council approval for construction, but there’s a solid chance for some new housing being built over the next 3 years. If their plans come to fruition the project will begin between Scott St., Oliver st. and Memorial Avenue. The two story homes will be privately owned.

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM WILL RESUME
PennDOT’s Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program will start in person instruction again after being shut down because of COVID-19.   Pennsylvania residents can take advantage of the  statewide pilot program for the rest of the calendar year. The classes are free to Pennsylvania motorcycle permit and license holders and are coordinated through the 3rd party vendors at various training sites which can be found online at  www.penndot.gov/PAMSP.  PennDOT will still offer  a virtual motorcycle training course for individuals under 18 who are required by law to complete a department-approved motorcycle safety course before they can take the skills test and obtain their motorcycle license.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT DURING MASK-WEARING INCIDENT
A confrontation between 2 men took place at Mall Drive in Muncy Township last Thursday over a dispute regarding masks. 42 year old Richard King is alleged to have shoved a 72 year old man after telling him to get away from him for not wearing one. According to Northcentral PA.com, the man was hard of hearing, so he got closer to hear him, reportedly King shoved the man to the ground, and then exited Halls Sub Shop. King was later arrested and charged with a summary count of harassment and physical contact.

LYCOMING COUNTY COVID-19 NUMBERS
There are no reports of COVID-19 numbers reported on Sundays according to the PA Department of Health but, Friday, Lycoming County reported 13 new cases of COVID-19.  Statewide, there were 806 new cases reported for a total since the pandemic began to 154,203.  Lycoming County reports there are  2 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, but none are on a ventilator. Two new deaths were reported from Friday for a total in the state of 8,081.

COUNTY WILL FUND FINGERPRINTING AGREEMENT AT CITY HALL
To address a backlog in processing fingerprints in Williamsport, City Council has approved an agreement at with Lycoming County to purchase a fingerprint machine for part-time use at City Hall. According to the Sun Gazette, the county commissioners agreed earlier this month to provide the machine and financially support its operation and maintenance. The center will be manned by a county employee from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.  The center will be used for processing fingerprints of alleged criminal suspects as well as by those needing fingerprints processed for employment clearances.

PENNDOT TO DO SHOULDER WORK ON ROUTE 220 SOUTH
There will be lane restrictions along Route 220 in Woodward and Piatt Townships in Lycoming Count this week.  According to PennDOT, work will include removal of signs within right of way, shoulder paving, sewer relocation and overhead utility relocation as well as shoulder widening through driveways and on side roads.  Watch for the lane restrictions this week on Fourth Street, as it connects into Route 220 southbound but should be removed by Friday, October 2, weather permitting.  This safety improvement project addresses conflicting traffic movements and provides more efficient places for U-turns

 

SPORTS
NASCAR
Kurt Busch won at his  hometown track – Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, Matt DiBenedetto, who was eliminated from the playoffs last weekend, finished second, and Denny Hamlin was 3rd, Martin Truex Jr., was fourth, followed by Alex Bowman

NFL
Bills beat the Rams 35-32, Browns over Washington 34-20, Patriots beat the Raiders 36-20, 49ers beat the Giants 36 -9,  Eagles and Bengals were tied up in overtime 23-23, Steelers beat the Texans 28-21,Seahawks beat the Cowboys 38-31 Packers over the Saints 37-30
Monday night football tonight
Chiefs and the Ravens in Maryland for an 8:15  kick off
NBA
Lakers won the West Finals Series 4-1 over the Nuggets Saturday 117-107, and Heat beat the Celtics yesterday in the East Finals Game 6,  125-113 Miami winning the series 4-2
NBA LA Lakers take on the Miami Heat in the Finals Game1 on Wednesday at 9PM
MLB
Royals beat the Tigers 3-1, Marlins opver the Yankees five nothing, padres beat the Giants 54, Rangers are the Astros 84, Nationals routed the Met 15-5, Orioles over the Bluejays 7-5, Diamondbacks thumped the Rockies 11-3, Red Sox over  the Braves 9-1, Cubs beat the White Sox 10-8, Indians beat the Pirates 8-6, Dodgers blanked the Angels 5- nothing, Reds beat the Twins 5-3, A’s beat the Mariners 6-2, Rays beat the Phillies 5-nothing and Cardinals over the Brewers 5-2

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