BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS NOVEMBER 9, 2020

GOP ANNOUNCE A CALL FOR LEGAL ACTION OVER RECOUNT IN PA
Republicans in Pennsylvania have indicated  by a letter at U.S. Congressman Fred Keller’s website, that they will call for legal action and a recount of legal votes in the recent election in which Joe Biden won the presidency via electoral college votes 290 to 214. In Pennsylvania, if the margin of victory is 0.5% of the vote or closer, a mandatory recount will take place.  Individual voters can request a recount in individual precincts or election districts,  if at least three voters make such a request in the court of common pleas. The deadline for a recount to be ordered is 5 p.m. Nov. 12.  In the event of a recount, the Secretary of the Commonwealth would order all county boards of election to conduct it.

CONGRESSMAN WANTS SHAPIRO TO RECUSE HIMSELF
U.S. Congressman Fred Keller of the 12th district joins eight other Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives partnering to call for legal action and recounts across Pennsylvania as well as the nation following the last Election week.  According to Representative Keller’s website a letter has been published urging Attorney General Josh Shapiro to recuse himself from all legal challenges to the results of the 2020 presidential election in Pennsylvania as well as claiming Shapiro has a conflict of interest as a political candidate and neutral arbiter.

SUNDAY FIRE REIGNITES OVERNIGHT
Some Selinsgrove roads  are blocked with emergency crews again this morning after an apartment house fire along 118 North Market Street rekindled overnigh.  According to media outlets, the blaze was originally extinguished after smoke and flames were reported coming from the roof last night around 5:30pm.  There were no injuries but about 10 people were displaced by the fire.   Crews were sent out again around 4:45am today, with Selinsgrove, and surrounding community volunteers helping at the scene after witnesses said the fire came back.   Parts of Market Street and Snyder Drive were closed while crews respond.

CLEANING OF AREAS OF ROUTE 15 IN OLD LYCOMING TOWNSHIP
Route 15 southbound was down to one lane for several hours last night after a tractor trailer overturned where Route 15 merges with Market Street.  According to the Sun Gazette, the NY based driver wasn’t injured when he overturned on his passenger side of the truck loaded with flour about 10:30pm Sunday night.  Diesel fuel was spilled and the wreck took several hours to clean up.

VETERAN APPRECIATION IN MIFFLINBURG TODAY
There will be a Drive-through veteran’s appreciation event today  in Mifflinburg organized by the office of State Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver.  According to her website, the socially distanced event will start at 9:30 at the Susquehanna Valley Mall and continue through 11:30, and will include, live music, a chance to see state and local officials and gift bags for those participating.  Yesterday, the American Legion Post 44 in Northumberland is held a Veterans Day service at Riverview Cemetery.

ANIMALS SAVED FROM BARN FIRE
All the livestock was removed by firefighters at a barn fire that occurred Saturday afternoon in Penn Township.  According to the Sun Gazette, the fire on the property owned by Paul and Sally Bower started around 5:30 and was extinguished by just before 7pm.. Several companies were on the scene at 1671 Dr. Pouse Road near Lairdsville and used water from a pond there to put out the fire.  The fire marshal is investigating the blaze.

FIRE AND EXPLOSION AT A LYCOMING COUNTY HOME
There was a fire Sunday morning  along Grimesville Road in Old Lycoming Township after calls came in about a house fire and explosion in Lycoming County.  There is drone footage of the incident Old Lycoming Township Volunteer Fire Company’s Facebook page, and according to the Sun Gazette, Jerry and Shelly Crist the owners, were not home at the time of the blaze about 9:30 a.m. yesterday, a firefighter was treated and released for a knee injury, and two pets may have been lost.  The Red Cross was called to help assist the family in Lycoming County.

SOUTHSIDE TENNIS MAKES HISTORY
In High School girls tennis, South Williamsport’s Olivia Dorner made history by winning the PIAA Double A tennis singles title in Hershey and became the first ever District 4 girls tennis player to achieve state gold. Dorner dominated Villa Maria Academy’s Tara Thomas in straight sets Saturday, 6-0, 6-1.

CLEANING OF THE INTERSTATE JERSEY WALLS STARTS TODAY
There will be lane closures starting today on Route 15 north between Foy Avenue and the Hepburnville exit in Old Lycoming Township.  There will be cleaning of the Jersey barriers along the passing lanes of the northbound side of Rt. 15 today through Wednesday.   Starting this Thursday through Monday November 16th, cleaning will take place on the southbound side.  All work will be done between 8am and 3pm weather permitting.

 

SPORTS
NFL

The Steelers beat the Cowboys 24-19, Saints beat the Bucs 38-3, Giants over Washington 23-20, Bills beat the Seahawks 44-34, Chiefs over the Panthers 33-31, Falcons beat the Broncos 34-27, Titans over the Bears 24-17, Ravens beat the Colts 24-10, Vikings over the Lions 34-20, Texans beat the Jaguars 27-25, Raiders over the Chargers 31-26, Dolphins beat the Cardinals 34-31

NFL Monday Night Football Tonight
Patriots play the Jets in NJ with an 8:15 kick off

NASCAR
Chase Elliot, Son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott won the NASCAR cup championship in Phoenix yesterday after starting at the back of the pack.  At 24 years old, Chase Elliott is the third youngest driver to win the NASCAR cup title, the same day teammate Jimmie Johnson had his final race as seven-time champion.

HS Football from the Weekend
Jersey Shore won their third consecutive District 4 Championship, defeating Shamokin on Friday night.  They now head to the state tournament to play district champ Crestwood Friday at 7 PM.

HS Girls Soccer
Williamsport won its fifth consecutive District 2-4 Class AAAA girls soccer title beating Hazleton, 5-0, Saturday at Balls Mills Soccer Complex.

The PIAA playoff game is TBD next weekend vs. the District 11 champion.

HS Boys Soccer
Selinsgrove captured the District 4 Class AAA boys soccer championship Saturday night in a 5-0 victory over Jersey Shore

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