BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 11, 2021

PA LAWMAKER JOINS BIPARTISAN MOVE TO REQUEST TRUMPS RESIGNATION
Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey was on the Sunday news shows supporting an increasingly bipartisan move to call for President Trump to resign from his position as President of the United States.  Toomey’s words, along with those Republicans from Alaska and Missouri who are calling for Trumps resignation, chime in with national corporate statements, some refusing to consider future contributions to campaigns of lawmakers who supported challenges to Biden’s Electoral College win, including Blue Cross Blue Shield and Citigroup.  Impeachment is being considered, but Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell said a trial could not happen before January 20th,   Vice President Mike has the option this week to invoke the 25th amendment, if it’s determined that the President is unfit for office.

GUNMAN WHO SHOT DELIVERY DRIVER IN CUSTODY
17 year old Nigel Staten-Chambers , was arraigned last week in Williamsport on new charges brought before him just prior to the preliminary hearing,  for the November incident where he allegedly fired five shots at a pizza delivery man on Market Street. According to police, the new case charges Staten-Chambers with allegedly firing five shots on Nov. 23 at a juvenile on Penn Street. Staten-Chambers will next appear in Middle district court for a preliminary hearing on the Penn Street incident January 15th,  then a formal arraignment is scheduled before Lycoming County Judge Nancy Butts Jan. 28.

NEW MANUFACTURING COMPANY COMING TO AREA
A manufacturer of  electronic and electromechanical devices has purchased Primus Technologies Corp., Williamsport and will relocate their headquarters from South Dakota, to Lycoming County.  Spartronics operates eight facilities in the United States and one in Vietnam.  According to the Suyn Gazette, Primus has employee base of about 400 people in Williamsport, but officials for the new company say there could be new hires.  The Acquisition was complete December 31st.

FARM SHOW ON THIS WEEK
Over 200 virtual exhibits are available during the 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show that kicked off Saturday.  In-person events are canceled, but every day there will be live videos on the Farm Show Facebook page. According to Farm Show offifcials a new Pa. Farm Show trail map, is available showing vendors all across the commonwealth. A link to the farm show schedule is available  HERE.

DECEASED HOMELESS MAN FOUND IN LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP
A homeless man was found deceased along a bike path in Loyalsock Township.  According to the Sun Gazette, Lycoming County Coroner Charles Kiessling, is investigating the man’s death and unable to make a determination on the cause before seeing his medical records. Witnesses discovered the body Saturday and Kiessling says he was recognized for frequenting the area around the Market Street Bridge.  State police do not suspect foul play.

COVID UPDATE
Lycoming County has reported 75 new cases of the coronavirus as of Saturday, Northumberland County has 82 Union County has 65 new cases and. Montour has 36 Snyder has 43 new cases.  SCI Coal Township reports a major outbreak,  with 126 inmates infected, along with 15 staff.  According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health,  there are 10,178 new cases in the state and  273 new fatalities.

TALKS OF A UPMC HOSPITAL POLICE FORCE
UPMC Susquehanna is in talks with Williamsport Bureau of Police and the City of Williamsport to develop a police force at their hospital campuses so that officers would be empowered to make arrests when necessary. Officials say the force could initiate an armed security system at Williamsport and Divine Providence hospitals, however, a hospital security force would not respond to assist city police on incidents outside of the campuses.  Members of Williamsport City Council will continue to review the details and specifics of the mutual aid agreement.

RECORD FISH CAUGHT IN SUSQUEHANNA
A record flathead catfish was caught in the Susquehanna river in Pennsylvania.  According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, a Maryland resident Joshua Dixon was fishing about 10 miles south of the Pennsylvania-Maryland state line and caught the 57-pound, 50-inch long flathead catfish which is considered an invasive species in the commonwealth.  Pennlive reports the previous record was a 56-pound fish caught in the Schuylkill River last year.

SPORTS
NFL

Browns beat the Steelers 48-37, Saints beat the Bears 21-9, and Ravens beat the Titans 20-13 on Sunday, Saturday Bills beat the Colts 27-24, Rams beat the Seahawks 30 to 20, and Buccaneers over Washington 31-23
NFL Next Saturday
Rams play the Packers in the NFC divisional playoffs at 4:35 PM in Wisconsin, and the Ravens will play the Bills at 8:15 in the AFC divisional playoffs,
Next Sunday in the AFC, the Browns play the Chiefs in Kansas City at 3:05, and the Buccaneers play the Saints at 6:40 in New Orleans in the NFC
NBA
Jazz beat the Pistons 96-86, Clippers beat the Bulls 130 to 127, Thunder beat the Nets 129 to 116, Nuggets beat the Knicks 114 to 89, Lakers beat the Rockets 120 to 102, Timberwolves beat the Spurs 96 to 88, and the Warriors beat the Raptors 106 to 105, Heat and Celtics were postponed over coronavirus concerns
NBA tonight
The Knicks play the Hornets in Charlotte at 7 PM and the 76’ers go to Atlanta at 7:30.

High school wrestling from Sunday
South Williamsport defeated Mount Carmel 42-36 but then lost to Red Lion 39-32, Northern Lebanon 42-30,and Selinsgrove 51 to 17 but picked up wins against Midwest 54-24

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