BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 8, 2021

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

A Lock Haven man will be spending up to upwards of 30 years in prison followed by an additional 10-year term of supervised release for producing child pornography. Michael Grenninger, 38, was sentenced on April 6 following incidents involving children as young as 8 years old.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 

Pennsylvania State Police in Selinsgrove responded to the Selinsgrove Center for a reported assault March 31 at approximately 5:12pm. According to northcentralpa.com Denise Lynn LaRoche, 26, Selinsgrove, called PSP and reported she had assaulted several staff members. LaRoche was charged with multiple felony counts of second-degree aggravated assault. According to court records, LaRoche was given $15,000 and $30,000 monetary bail for the incidents.  LaRoche was held at the Snyder County Prison.

ERAP FOR LYCOMING COUNTY RESIDENTS

Lycoming County renters who  need assistance with rent or utilities are now able to apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), which was established to provide financial assistance to pay rent, rental arrears, utilities, utility arrears, and other related housing expenses incurred due, directly or indirectly, to COVID-19. The Lycoming County Commissioners have authorized STEP, Inc. to administer the ERAP to all Lycoming County residents. Customers may apply online at www.stepcorp.org/LycoRent now.

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP SCHOOL BOARD BUDGET

A tentative 2021-22 budget showing a .43 tax increase was set for discussion at the Loyalsock Township School Board meeting Wednesday evening. In addition, real estate taxes could increase from 14.67 mills to 15.10 mills if the proposed budget is approved. According to the SUN Gazette, with that millage increase, it could result in residents paying $43 more on each $100,000 property assessed value.

LYCOMING COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL

On Wednesday, Lycoming County Fair officials announced country artist RaeLynn is set to perform at the Lycoming County Music Festival at 6:30 p.m., July 16.  “Two-time ACM New Female Vocalist nominee RaeLynn is continuing to redefine country music with her gift for storytelling through songwriting,” Lycoming County Fair organizers reported in a news release. According to the SUN Gazette, tickets will go on sale starting at 9 a.m. April 12.To purchase please check out the facebook page Lycoming County Fair, or head straight to the website Lycomingfair.net.

SUNBURY CITY POLICE AND BODY CAMS

According to Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare, before the end of April, city police will be using body cams. He also reported body cams and cameras in cars were purchased through a grant. According to a media outlet, Chief Hare is quoted as saying, “Not only does it hold the officers accountable, it holds the public accountable.”

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, RESISTING ARREST, DUI

Milton state troopers report 41-year-old Mellissa Yoder of West Milton was arrested for the incident occurred last Friday in Watsontown, where Yoder was seen hitting a vehicle and fleeing the scene, and then refusing to pull over for officers. Yoder was stopped and remained defiant, both physically and verbally combative to PSP, Milton and Watsontown Police.  According to a media outlet, Yoder faces several charges, including DUI, Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest and others. She’s now jailed at Union County Prison in lieu of $3000.00 bail.

UPDATED COVID-19 NUMBERS THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has released updated COVID-19 numbers, locally: Lycoming 37, Tioaga 6, Clinton 10, Union 19 and Northumberland County reported 31 new COVID-19 cases.

Sports:

High School Baseball:

Mifflinburg over Central Mountain 11-7, St. John Newman defeats Muncy 6-3, Hollidaysburg over Williamsport 13-3, Southern Columbia over Hughesville 8-6, Lewisburg defeats Shamokin 17-1, Bucktail over Sugar Valley 15-5

Boys Tennis:

South Williamsport over Shikellamy 4-1, Williamsport shut out Jersey Shore 5-0, Galeton shut out NP Liberty 5-0

High School Softball:

Montgomery shut out South Williamsport 1-0

Major league baseball:

Braves over the Nationals 7-6, Indians over the Royals 4-2, Twins defeat the Tigers 3-2, Red Sox over the Rays 9-2, Rangers defeat the Blue Jays 2-1, Brewers over the Cubs 4-2, Athletics defeat the Dodgers 4-3, Braves shut out the Nationals 2-0, Mariners over the White Sox 8-4, Giants defeated the Padres 3-2, Cardinals shut out the Marlins 7-0, Rockies shut out the Diamondbacks 8-0

Reds beat the Pirates 11-4, Phillies over the Mets 8-2, Orioles beat the Yankees 4-3

National hockey league:

Oilers over the Senators 4-2, Maple Leafs defeat the Canadiens 3-2, Blues over the Golden Knights 3-1, the Wild over the Avalanche 8-3 and the Kings over the Coyotes 4-3

 

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