BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MARCH 30, 2021

PROSTITUTION CHARGES

A Williamsport man encouraged his fiancee to engage in prostitution in a parking lot in Loyalsock Township, according to State Police in Montoursville. On March 22, Thomas John Drevenak, 48, was charged with one felony count of promoting prostitution and multiple misdemeanors According to northcentralpa.com, Drevenak arranged for his fiancee to engage in sexual acts for money in the Econo Lodge parking lot, 2019 East 3rd St.  Drevenak was confined to the Lycoming County Prison on March 22, unable to post $35,000 monetary bail set by Magisterial District Judge Gary A. Whiteman.

NEW PA LAW PROPOSED

A bill is moving through the Pennsylvania legislature that would criminalize spitting on a police officer. Under the measure introduced by Rep. Lou Schmitt (R., Blair), a person who knowingly has a communicable disease and spits or throws feces, urine, or other bodily fluids on law enforcement could face up to seven years in prison. Currently, spitting on any person can be charged as a summary offense or misdemeanor in Pennsylvania, and Schmitt said his bill offers added protection for police.

COVID-19 FOR MARCH 30, 2021

New The PA Dept. of Health COVID-19 Dashboard reports for March 29: Locally,  Lycoming: 13, Tioga: 3, Sullivan: 1, Montour: 6, Northumberland: 14, Snyder:1, Union: 4, Centre: 26, Clinton:3

Pennsylvanians can visit with family and friends in nursing homes again. According to a media outlet, Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam, during a news conference yesterday,  announced revised nursing home visitation guidance. Beam says it allows for ‘responsible indoor visitation at all times for all residents, regardless of vaccination status of the resident or visitor, unless certain scenarios arise that would limit visitations.  The county positivity rate,  residents with confirmed COVID infection and residents in quarantine are examples of restrictions.

EXPLOSIVE DEVICE FOUND

A facebook post from the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department warned residents to avoid the 300 block of Washington Avenue in Jersey Shore Borough. According to SUN Gazette , yesterday around  3:20 p.m. officers from the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police were dispatched to a possible explosive device. Officers identified the device as an older grenade and contacted a bomb technician. The device was NOT a live explosive and will be disposed of properly.

OLYMPIC HOPEFUL

Former Lock Haven University wrestling standout Chance Marsteller  has qualified for the United States Wrestling Team Olympic Trials, to be held April 2-3, 2021. According to therecord-online.com, it was this past weekend at the US wrestling’s last chance qualifier in Fort Worth, Texas, Marsteller dominated the 74-kg field and finished a perfect 5-0.  Marsteller, a two-time All-American for LHU, at the trials will become eligible to represent the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, August 1-7, 2021.

THEFT 

An Athens man is charged with breaking into two warehouses at 102 Elmira Street in Athens and leaving with approximately $4700 is property. According to northcentralpa.com, Adam J. Pettit, 41, is charged with multiple felonies, was released on $50,000 monetary bail will face Judge Evan Williams III Monday morning for a formal arraignment in Bradford County.

NEW BUSINESS FACILITY

Eureka Resources, LLC,  is an environmental services company which operates  water treatment facilities in the Marcellus Shale region. Recently, the company has announced the beginning of construction for phase II of its co-products warehousing and distribution facility in Standing Stone Township, Bradford County, Pa. According to the company, “This high-tech job creation project will allow Eureka Resources to continue to return fresh water to the hydrological cycle, from the hydraulic fracturing process.” Northcentralpa.com reported the Bradford County facility groundbreaking is being planned for late April or early May.

WEATHER ADVISORY

After near-summerlike warmth in much of the Northeast just days ago, it may seem like a cruel April Fools’ Day prank as a wintry blast is set to push into the region. According to northcentralpa.com, the well below-normal temperatures, biting winds and even the potential for some accumulating snow will mark the start of the new month.

NCAAM SCORES

HOUSTON OVER OREGON STATE  67-61

BAYLOR TOPPED ARKANSAS 81-72

 

TODAY’S GAMES

USC VS GONZAGA  AT 715PM

UCLA VS MICHIGAN  AT 957 PM

 

NHL

FLYERS OVER THE SABRES 4-3, PENGUINS OVER THE ISLANDERS 2-1, OILERS BEAT THE MAPLE LEAFS 3-2, AVALANCHE BEAT THE DUCKS 5-2, JETS OVER THE FLAMES 5-1, GOLDEN KNIGHTS BEAT THE KINGS 4-1, THE SHARKS OVER THE WILD 4-3

 

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