BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 1, 2020

LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST PA FRATERNITY CHAPTER
A lawsuit has been filed against Bucknell University and a fraternity after a student suffered a brutal hazing incident earlier in September. According to North Central PA dot com, 20 year old John Jean said members of the local chapter of Kappa Delta Rho, also the subject of civil complaints over years past from hazing incidents at Bucknell and Penn State , forced him to drink alcohol until he was dangerously inebriated and then was allegedly assaulted along with 6 other pledges from the fraternity.  Jean says he suffers from multiple issues stemming from an assault there.  Jean is seeking damages from the university and KDR members for several counts of hazing, negligence, false imprisonment, and assault and battery.  Jean is finishing the semester remotely.

GOVERNOR WOLF CONDEMNS REPUBLICAN ELECTION PUSHBACK
Governor Tom Wolf yesterday released a statement condemning House Resolution 1032 saying it undermines the authority of county-level elections officials and the Department of State to administer safe, secure and non-partisan elections.  He said in a statement, that the state legislature came together last year on a bipartisan basis to pass landmark legislation to modernize Pennsylvania’s election system.  He says republicans are bowing to political pressure to undermine the mail voting that has proven to be a tremendous benefit to Pennsylvanians during the coronavirus  pandemic.

DROUGHT WATCH GROWS WITH LOCAL COUNTIES
Northumberland, Snyder, Union and Montour Counties were added to the Drought Watch list in Pennsylvania – along with 13 other counties for a total of 29 across the state, according to a press release by the DEP.  Residents are asked to reduce their individual water use to three to six gallons of water per day – a 5-10% decrease for the average  homeowner.  Tthree counties are on a drought warning, including Clinton, McKean and Potter.

METEOR FLASHES OVER OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA
Witnesses and social media reports say a flash in the night sky late Tuesday over parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio remained in view for a short time, but according to members of the American Meteor Society, it was a random incident.  The National Weather says the meteor – that may only be the size of a softball  -was seen before 4:30am. There was no comment from the University of Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Observatory.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT
Pennsylvania State Police have charged a New Columbia woman with child endangerment after she passed out behind the wheel of a car after allegedly using heroin.  According to North Central Pa dot com, 26 year old Kaley Lynn Griffin was heading north on Westbranch Highway around  5 p.m. Sept. 15 and stopped at the intersection with Hospital Drive and was witnessed nodding off at the wheel and drifting into the intersection by a state trooper who drove up beside her car and noticed a baby in the vehicle. After a probable cause search , police found what was suspected ot be the drug in baggies.  Griffin, who admitted to using the drug before driving from a doctor appointment was taken into custody.

UPDATE ONVICTIM IN ALLENWOOD CRASH
The Allenwood woman who sustained major injuries in a one-car crash on Route 554, 2 weeks ago, is still hospitalized.  According to the Sun Gazette, a Geisinger Medical Center nursing supervisor in Danville said 60 year old Tammy Hyde remains in critical condition after her September 16th crash that trapped her in the wreck for 20 minutes.  Police reports say Hyde lost control and hit a pine tree, overturning in her vehicle around 10:30 am.

LYCOMING COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE
Lycoming County reports 10 new cases of the coronavirus  adding to the total here of 709 positive cases to date.  According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health there were 1,153 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing Pennsylvania’s total to 158,967. 19 deaths were reported as of yesterday at midnight, for a total of 8,142 fatalities from COVID-19.

ROUTE 15 CONTRUCTION
There will be construction on Route 15 in Lewisburg Borough and Kelly Township, Union County beginning next Monday weather permitting.  According to PennDOT, there will be lane restrictions next week in the southbound lanes for roadway maintenance between the hours of 9:00 AM and
2:00pm.  Crews will be completing patch work on the roadway and will be using flaggers with alternating lane restrictions.

 

SPORTS

NBA
Lakers over heat 116 to 98 in the NBA finals game 1

MLB
In the first National League Wildcard Games – Braves blanked the Reds 1-nothing in 13 innings.  Marlins beat the Cubs 5-1, Cardinals over the Padre 7-4, and Dodgers beat the Brewers 4-2.   In the American League Wildcard Series 2nd games –  Astros beat the twins 3-1 and Houston wins the series, A’s beat the White Sox 5-3 with a series tied up one and one, the Rays beat the Blue Jays 8 to 10 in their Game 2 –  Tampa Bay winning, Yankees aged the Indians 10-9, New York wins the series.

NFL
The Steelers-Titans game, originally scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, will be rescheduled to allow additional time for further daily COVID-19 testing and to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel. Details on the new game date and time on either Monday or Tuesday will be announced as soon as possible.

HS Girls Tennis
South Williamsport over Muncie 5-0h, Williamsport over Milton 5-0h,
HS Girls Soccer
Benton beat South Williamsport – 2 to nothing, Lewisburg beat Montoursville- 1-0

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