BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MARCH 17, 2021

QUARTER AWARD WILLIAMSPORT BUREAU OF POLICE

Each quarter, an award is given to a Police Officer in the Williamsport Bureau of Police who goes above and beyond to protect and serve their community. Here, in the fourth quarter of the calendar year, 2020, the award has been awarded to Agent Brittany Alexander, who has been assigned to the Bureau’s Criminal Investigation Unit. Northcentralpa.com reported Agent Alexander’s performance and dedication to duty shows the highest standards and traditions of the Williamsport Bureau of Police.

ROAD WORK

New traffic signals at the Route 147 and Ridge Rd intersection are to be activated later this season. As for now, motorists should watch for a temporary traffic pattern aiming at reducing Southbound traffic on US 15 to a single lane beginning the week of March 29. Northcentralpa.com reported the lane closure is for the construction of overhead sign structures and will remain in place for two months. Motorists are urged to drive with caution through work zones.

LEVEL UP PROGRAM

Lackawanna College has been recognized for its Level Up program which allows high school students the opportunity to earn an associate degree.  Students enrolled can take advantage of majors, such as, business administration , criminal justice, human services, and professional studies, both classroom and online. To enroll, students should talk with their school guidance counselor or contact the center.

ARMED ROBBERY

Williamsport Bureau of Police are looking for a male suspect involved in an armed robbery Monday evening at Jersey Mike’s Subs at 201 Basin Street. The suspect, who was described as a white male wearing a black mask and armed with a handgun, robbed the store then fled west  prior to police arriving, according to a press release.  The Williamsport Bureau of Police Investigation Unit is conducting a follow up investigation. Anyone with information should contact Agent Jeremy Brown at jbrown@cityof williamsport.org or call (570) 327-7547.

RESISTING ARREST

Robert Reserve, 30, now faces misdemeanor resisting arrest and disorderly conduct charges. According to Pennsylvania State Police at Montoursville, they were dispatched to the residence on Pennsylvania Avenue on March 12.  Northcentralpa.com reports once police and EMS arrived, Reserve became combative. He was transported to UPMC. Charges were filed at the office of District Judge Gary A. Whiteman. Bail was set at $7,500 monetary.

CRIMES AGAINST A CHILD

Patrick Whitehead, 30, of Dalmatian was arraigned last Friday in Magistrate Michael Toomey’s office, after being arrested by Stonington State Police for the alleged rape of a 12-year-old child. Police report the charges are based on an investigation which began Feb 18. An online media outlet reported Whitehead is jailed on $250,000 bail.

PENNSYLVANIA CAPITAL BUILDING OPENS

December 10th, due to a surge in COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Capital building closed its doors to the public.  However, according to an online media outlet, the Department of General Services announced yesterday the Capital will reopen to the general public on Monday, March 22, with enhanced securing protocols, including mask wearing and social distancing.

WILLIAMSPORT BUSINESS CLOSES

Delta Galil, a major manufacturer of apparel at 1501 W. Third St, gave notification to Williamsport Mayor Derek Slaughter that it was shutting down its local business operation . Slaughter confirmed yesterday that he received the company Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification. A Delta Galil spokesman referred questions to its human resources department on the closing and number of job losses.  According to the Sun Gazette, the closure comes during a time when Slaughter is working on an economic recovery plan.

NHL:

Bruins over the Penguins 2-1, Devils beat the Sabres 3-2, Capitals over the Islanders 3-1, Red Wings over the Hurricanes 4-2, the Wilds shutout the Coyotes 3-0, the Lightning over the Stars 4-3 and the Avalanche beat the Ducks 8-4.

WRESTLING:

Bellefonte and Central Mountain wrestling teams hooked up in a huge battle last night, according to the Record-online.com the Red Raiders going home with a hard-earned 31-28 win in a District 6 AAA team dual semifinal. With the win, Bellefonte moves to the district final at State College Thursday night.

GIRLS BASKETBALL 

Loyalsock dominated the fourth quarter last night at home and defeated Riverside, 60-47 in the state tournament’s first round. Four players scored in double figures, helping Loyalsock reached the state quarterfinals for the first time since the 1980s. According to Sun Gazette, the Lancers (19-3), three days removed from capturing the District 4 title, will play West Catholic Friday at a District 12 site in a rematch of last year’s exciting second round contest.

 

 

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