BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS NOVEMBER 3, 2020

TWO CAR CRASH SENDS FOUR TO THE HOSPITAL
A Pickup truck overturned following a crash with a Nissan Rogue Monday around 8am on Lycoming Mall Drive.  According to the Sun Gazette, Montoursville volunteer firefighters worked to free the unidentified driver from the truck and then took him to UPMC Williamsport.  A woman driving the Rogue and two children were also treated for injuries from the wreck that occurred at Lycoming Mall Drive and Fairfield Road in Fairfield Township.  The injuries were not life threatening according to police.

WILLIAMSPORT MAN FACES CHARGES IN FATAL EVERDOSE
A 30 year old WilliamsPort woman died after allegedly taking a fake Percocet that a city man sold to her last July, and he is now facing felony drug charges.  According to North Central PA dot com, a witness told police she was present when the victim made arrangements to buy the drug from 31 year old Kijifa Anderson, and when the woman was found dead at a home at the 200 block of Eldred Street that witness was compelled to reach out to police.  Anderson has been confined to the Lycoming County Prison since Oct. 30 in lieu of $95,000 monetary bail

HISTORIC ELECTION DAY REMINDERS
As people in Lycoming County come to the polls on this historic Election Day, voters should be aware of their polling places as they head to the polls and can get the exact information about where they need to go online at lyco.org.  Voters have been notified if their polling places have been changed after a court order took the number of wards in Williamsport from 17 to 13.  Polls open at 7am and remain open until 8pm.  As long as a mail-in ballot is mailed on November 3rd and is received at the Election office by November 6th, a ballot is valid, after courts extended the deadline.

SCHOOL STAYS OPEN AFTER ONE POSITIVE COVID CASE REPORTED
Warrior Run School District middle school buildings will remain open even after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus there.  The school told media outlets that they were in consultation with the Department of Health and found no requirements to quarantine any close contacts with the infected person.  This is the first positive COVID-19 case has been reported in the Warrior Run Area School District. Warrior Run custodial staff cleaned and sanitized the affected areas.

HIGH SPEED CHASE ENDS IN ACCIDENT IN NEW COLUMBIA
A high speed chase along Route 15 October 16th has resulted in felony traffic charges for a New York man who fled from police and crashed into parked cars and utility poles in New Columbia, Union County.  According to police they attempted to stop 20 year old Kai Heyward of Brooklyn NY who was speeding on I-80 near mile marker 210.  Heyward fled onto Main Street in New Columbia, wrecked his black Kia Sorento and then fled on foot.  He was taken into custody a short time later by Milton State Police. He posted 25 thousand dollars monetary bail after being arraigned in Mifflinburg.

POLICE READY IN CASE OF UNREST
Williamsport police have said they are prepared in the case of Election Day chaos or post-election violence happens, saying that they have not gotten any intelligence that there are planned demonstrations or word of disruptive gatherings.  According to the Sun Gazette, Police Chief Damon Hagan said they are better prepared after considering the potential problems that could have arisen following the Neo-Nazi rally last July.  Hagan also said at the polling places in the area, police are not permitted to be within 100 feet of the building except in case of an emergency, however, a constable may be at the polling location.

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
There are 19 new cases of the coronavirus in Lycoming County with 10 hospitalized COVID-19 patients and 1 on a ventilator.  In Northumberland County there are 30 new cases, Montour has three new cases at 312 overall, however, Montour has 16 hospitalized patients with 5 on ventilators.  Clinton has 7 new cases, Union County has 20 new cases and Snyder has nine new cases.  According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed two-day total of 3,969 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 211,996. Daily increases are now the highest they have ever been since the start of the pandemic.

BUCKNELL HEADING BACK TO IN PERSON CLASSES
Bucknell University will resume some in-person instruction this week, even as the university had 10 new cases reported recently.  According to the University President, John Bravman, classes with less than 25 students can meet in-person this week at the instructor’s  discretion.  The Library and the campus gym are reopening  and Athletics and student clubs will resume Wednesday.

SPORTS

NFL Monday Night Football
Buccaneers beat the Giants 25-23 after a NY failed a two point conversion in the final minute.

HS Sports Today
Girls Soccer
District 4 Class A Playoffs
Southern Columbia at South Williamsport today at 2:30
District 2-4 Class AAAA playoffs
Scranton at Williamsport today at 5 PM
Field Hockey
District 4 Class A Playoffs
Muncy vs Bloomsburg at Selinsgrove at 5pm, Central Columbia vs Lewisburg in Selinsgrove at 7pm

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