BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS FEBRUARY 10, 2021

THREE JAILED AFTER MULTI-COUNTY THEFTS DISCOVERED
A group of three people from  Clearfield County face felony charges after they were found with a large amount of drugs and electronics, including over 50 cell phones and tablets, and jewelry.  According to North Central PA. com, 22 year old Summer D. Weitoish, of Osceola Mills, 30 year old Samuel J. Bonsell, of Beccaria, and 40 year  old Shawn M. Moriarty, of Clearfield were arrested after a search warrant was served at a home on South Eagle Valley Road in Huston Township.  A 2020 Jeep Cherokee that had been reported stolen out of Altoona in January was also found at the residence. State police say the thefts were from multiple counties and if you believe you have property to claim, call state police in Rockview, prepared with specific details about your item.  The three suspects were arraigned last Sunday in district court and face a preliminary hearing February 17th.

POLICE RELEASE MORE DETAILS ON UNION COUNTY HOMICIDE
The woman found dead along i-80 in Union County over the weekend who police say was a victim of homicide, had been shot in the head neck and throat. According to PennLive, a PennDOT worker discovered the body early Sunday near the Mile Run Exit of I-80 eastbound, at mile marker 199, and according to police reports 47-year-old Rebecca Landrith of Virginia had been working as a professional model in New York City. She was a musician and a finalist in a Miss Manhattan pageant in 2014.  So far, no motive has been discovered and no suspects are identified. If you have information, call state police.

FLOOD WALL FORCES EXTRA COSTS FOR THE COUNTY
Extra costs to relocate the office of District Judge William Solomon is causing frustration among the Lycoming County Commissioners.  According to the Sun Gazette, the county purchased a building that fit the requirements for the district judge’s location, but now a flood wall must be built due to previous ordinances that were grandfathered in.  Commissioner Mussare told the paper that they thought they had done their due diligence.  The next commissioners’ meeting is next Tuesday at 10am  at 330 Pine St. in Williamsport.

PENNSYLVANIANS ENCOURAGED TO ENTER PHOTO EXHIBIT
First Lady Frances Wolf has announced  a virtual photo exhibit and wants all Pennsylvanians to participate.  The public can submit photos to One Lens: Sharing Our Common Views documenting their COVID-19 experience. The first lady said it can create a visual record of this historical moment. The exhibit covers 3 categories Our Heroes, Our Lives, and Our Communities, showcasing Pennsylvanians uniting in the face of a global health crisis. Photos will be accepted  until Monday, March 8, released on Friday, March 19, 2021. https://www.pa.gov/one-lens/

ACCOMPLICE TO MURDER OF THREE YEAR OLD IN COURT
The mother of 3 year old Arabella Parker who was beaten so badly she died from her injuries testified in court yesterday.  According to court records 21-year-old Samantha Delcamp of Trevorton is accused of being an accomplice to murder and did not make any deals with prosecutors in court.  Delcamp’s boyfriend Jahrid Burgess is charged with the murder of the child but told the Daily item that he did strike the child but did not beat her to death.  Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Matulewicz says he’s ready for trial awaiting some  pre-trial motions filed before a jury would be chosen.  Parker had remained hospitalized in critical condition until her death November 22, 2019

SC MAN JAILED OVER CAR THEFT
Charges of vehicle theft has left a South Carolina man incarcerated after police discovered him with the stolen property following an incident at a Shamokin Dam hotel recently.  According to media outlets, 36-year-old Christopher Littrel had been asked to leave a property in the borough when police determined the vehicle he was driving was stolen from Tioga County and that Littrel had an arrest warrant from another previous car theft.  Charges are pending for the most recent theft in Snyder County.

LOCAL COVID UPDATE
Lycoming County reports 44 new cases of the coronavirus  as of yesterday, Northumberland County has 57, Union County has 37, Snyder has 18 new cases, Clinton  County reports  9.  According to the Pennsylvania department of health confirmed, that there were 4,088 news cases of COVID-19, and statewide from the weekend there were 220 new deaths reported.  Statewide hospitalizations are now down to over 2,800, of those patients just under 300 are on ventilators.

VACCINE PROVIDER TOOL AVAILABLE IN PA
There’s a new online tool provided by the Pennsylvania department of health to determine your eligibility for getting a COVID-19 vaccine.  The program called “Your Turn” will allow residents to clearly see where they fall in terms of the vaccine prioritization plan in the commonwealth – it does not register you to receive the vaccine.  According to health officials once they enter their information, residents will receive information about future vaccine distributions in their local community and if they qualify, can set up an appointment with a provider using the vaccine provider map at pa.gov.

 

SPORTS
HS Boys Basketball

South Williamsport  beat Muncy 50-37

HS Girls Basketball
Warrior run beat Hughesville 38-35, Towanda beat WYalusing 54-20, Athens beat Troy 53-22, Lewisburg beat Shikellamy 50-41, Central Mountain over Danville 100 to nothing, Wellsboro and North Penn Mansfield was canceled
HS Boys Wrestling
Wyalusing Valley beat Williamson 45-27, Athens defeated Troy 50-13

Men’s Collegiate Basketball

Michigan State beat Penn State 60 to 58

NBA
76ers beat the Kings 119 to 111, Pistons beat the Nets 122 to 111, Heat beat the Knicks 98 to 96, Pelicans over the Rockets 130 to 101, Warriors beat the Spurs 114 to 91, Jazz beat the Celtics 122 to 108, Trailblazers beat Magic 106 to 97
NBA tonight
The Indiana Pacers come to Brooklyn at 8 PM

NHL
Panthers beat the Red Wings 2 to 1, Oilers beat the Senators 3 to 2, Lightning over the Predators 6 to 1, Blackhawks beat the Stars 2 to 1, Flames over the Jets 3-2, Golden Knights beat the Ducks 5-4, Sharks beat the Kings 4-3, Blues and Wild, Coyotes and Avalanche, and the Flyers and Capitals were all postponed

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