BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS FEBRUARY 22, 2021

SUSPECT IN NY WOMAN’S DEATH TO BE EXTRADITED TOMORROW
The truck driver who allegedly killed a New York woman and left her body along an exit ramp at I-80 in Union County is being extradited to Pennsylvania and will face a judge tomorrow.  According to the Sun Gazette, 28 year old Tracy Rollins, a truck driver, will be flown from Connecticut and will have a hearing around noon in Mifflinburg.  A PennDOT worker found Rebecca Landrith’s body February 7th and police determined from evidence that she had traveled through the  Midwest before Rollins allegedly shot her in the face, chest and hands.  Rollins was apprehended in Mildale Connecticut and is being charged with criminal homicide and other charges.

NO INJURIES IN MUNCY VALLEY FIRE
A fire in Muncy Creek Township Saturday afternoon is under investigation, but some firefighters think the incident was accidental. According to the Sun Gazette,  Muncy Area Volunteer Fire Co worked the fire that was knocked down quickly before 6pm at the 3300 block of Route 442 and did not displace the three adults who lived there.  The structure was insured and no injuries were reported.  Volunteers from Hughesville, Picture Rocks, Clinton Township and Warrior Run Fire Departments assisted at the scene.

LAWMAKERS TO LOOK AT DATA PRIVACY LAWS
There is legislation in the works in Pennsylvania that will update the Breach of Personal Information Notification Act from 2005, improving data privacy protection.  According to State Sen. Gene Yaw privacy protection for people in their personal, business and purchasing practices is very serious and wants to review policies to see if they have kept up with the technology that in some cases can expose consumers to threats. The updates in Senate Bill 487 was introduced in in 2020  and didn’t pass, but Yaw says it will be given serious consideration this year.

THON RAISES MILLIONS FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER
Penn State University’s annual THON fundraiser wrapped up in State College yesterday and was successful even after suffering a technical crash of the website around noon on Sunday. Almost 600 dancers who normally would have been in person at the Bryce Jordan Center participated  virtually to raise money for pediatric cancer research. THON 2021 raised $10.6 million for the Four Diamonds foundation at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

MORE DETAILS ON WILLIAMSPORT SHOOTING
There are a few more details about the shooting that occurred in Williamsport Thursday night after 9pm and police are looking for input from the public.  According to police, a juvenile was treated at UPMC Williamsport hospital, after suffering a single gunshot wound to his lower extremities in an incident that occurred in the 1500 block of Louisa Street.  The Williamsport Bureau of Police Criminal Investigation Unit is conducting a follow-up investigation and any member of the public with information is asked to email  or call Williamsport City Police. 570-327-7548.

SCOREBOARD WORK TO BEGIN AT HISTORIC BOWMAN FIELD
Williamsport City Council voted Thursday night on upgrades at Historic Bowman Field to include a new scoreboard. A unanimous vote by Council gave the go ahead for the project to start with Daktronics, the second lowest bid.  The total cost of the scoreboard, minus contributions from the Williamsport Crosscutters and others is  $628,460.

DISASTER DECLARATION EXTENDED 90 DAYS
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a 90-day extension of the disaster emergency on Friday his fourth renewal of the proclamation that he first signed on March 6, 2020, when the first COVID-19 cases were reported in Pennsylvania.  According to PennLive, Wolf says the renewal is needed to continue to fight the pandemic through May 19, which means it would last until the day after the Pennsylvania primary, which will help  prioritize a safe, efficient and equitable distribution of the vaccinations that become available to states. Some republicans say there should be a check and balance on the governor’s powers.

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COVID TESTING THIS WEEK
There is a new regional COVID-19 testing site that started yesterday in Northumberland County.  According to the Pennsylvania  Department of Health, thedrive through testing site will be open today through this Thursday from 9am to 6pm  at Shikellamy State Park in the Marina Section.  Turnaround time for test results are two to seven business days after testing.  Free mid-nasal passage swab PCR tests will be performed  on a first-come, first-served basis for up to 450 patients per day who are age three and older. You do not have to show symptoms for a test.

SPORTS
HS Boys Basketball from Saturday
Canton beat North Penn Mansfield 85-73, South Williamsport beat Midwest 61-51 Warrior Run beat Milton 49-43 Hughesville over Sullivan County 45-41
Girls HS Basketball from Saturday
Towanda beat Wellsboro 47-19

NBA
Raptors beat the 76ers 110 to 103, Pelicans over the Celtics 120 to 115, Thunder beat Cavaliers 117 to 101, Magic over Pistons 105-96, Knicks beat the Timberwolves 103 to 99, the Hawks beat the Nuggets 123 to 115, Nets over the Clippers 112 to 108,  Bucks beat the Kings 128 to 115
NASCAR
Sunday’s Daytona Road Course results
Christopher Bell got the checkered flag followed by Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch, and Brad Keselowski
NHL
Bruins beat the Flyers 7 to 3 outdoors at Lake Tahoe, Capitals over the Devils 4-3, Senators beat the Canadiens 3-2, Jets beat the Canucks 4-3

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