BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 13, 2021

S.A.F.E.

Mark Killian, chief of the Williamsport Bureau of Fire and the City Fire Department are giving away smoke detectors, free of charge as a donation of the Montoursville Lowe’s .. who donated more than 1,000 detectors,  to city residents. The program is called the  S.A.F.E. (Smoke Alarms for Everyone) and it began on Saturday , the objective, to install smoke alarms in every home in the city by simply knocking door-to-door. According to the SUN Gazette, residents can set up appointments to have the department come install detectors in their homes by calling. the Williamsport Bureau of Fire.

ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD

A 27-year-old mother, while allegedly under the influence of methamphetamines and fentanyl as she remained the only caretaker of her young infant daughter, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child. According to the SUN Gazette, Cayleigh Jean called police to her home at 1512 Light St. on the afternoon of Jan. 10 to report that “an electric device was sewn in her daughter’s cheek,” according to the police affidavit. Recently arraigned before District Judge Christian Frey, Jean was released on $10,000 bail. She waived her preliminary hearing.

VACCINATION RATES IN CLINTON COUNTY

Clinton County is ranked as one of the lowest counties in total vaccinated thus far with only 14.92% of the county residents vaccinated. In comparison, Cameron and Clearfield counties are at the top of the vaccination list with approximately 20% of the populations vaccinated.  When questioned, according to the SUN Gazette, Clinton County Commissioner Miles Kessinger commented Clinton County doesn’t have a go-to vaccine destination for the mass public, beyond UPMC’s efforts.

ATTEMPTED BANK ROBBERY

A 32 year old Montoursville man handed a teller a note and demanded $500,000. Although he left the M&T Bank, Montoursville driver through without money on August 15th , he was later apprehended. Following a preliminary hearing before District Judge Gary Whiteman, Timothy Maddox was held for court on most Montoursville police charges. He remains jailed at the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of bail.

LOCAL FIRES

Monday morning marked the third time in a span of eight days, that a fire has left people homeless. A mother and her two children safely escaped the fire in their home at 1605 Scott St., around 2:50 am yesterday, according to fire officials. According to Sun Gazette, there were no injuries and the American Red Cross was assisting the family. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Also under investigation are Friday’s late-afternoon blaze at a two-unit apartment building at 645 Campbell St. with five people homeless and two porch fires that occurred a little more than two hours apart on Thursday night, the first fire 2500 W. Fourth St.  and the second at 2116 Newberry St.

PENNSYLVANIA GAME COMMISSION MODIFICATIONS FOR 2021-2022 LICENSE YEAR

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2021-22 license year. Modifications adopted include a statewide, 14-day concurrent antlered and antlerless firearms season, expanded Sunday hunting opportunity,  and the moving up the start of the extended bear season to begin on the firearms deer opener and include Sunday, Nov. 28. The board voted to allocate 925,000 antlerless deer licenses statewide, which is down from the 932,000 licenses allocated for 2020-21. For more details and to see WMU map for your specific region, you can visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website.

TAP WATER BOIL ADVISORY

The tap water boil advisory remains for a portions of the city through at least Wednesday, Williamsport Municipal Water Authority officials have reported. According to the Sun Gazette, approximately 112 households are affected from West Fourth Street between Rose Street and Fifth Avenue; Grier Street between West Third Street and West Fourth Street and Fifth Avenue between West Fourth Street and Memorial Avenue. Do not drink the water without boiling it first

UPDATED COVID-19 NUMBERS 
The Pennsylvania Department of Health released updated COVID-19 results for our area Locally, Lycoming 10; Clinton 7; Tioga 4; Sullivan 0, Union 16, Snyder 4 and Northumberland 8.

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SENTENCING

A 36 year old Centre County man was sentenced in Federal Court to 240 months or 20 years imprisonment for receiving and possessing child pornography. In November 2020, Michael Dashem, 36, of Port Matilda, pleaded guilty to receiving and possessing child pornography, according to acting U.S. Attorney Bruce D. Bandler. Dashem will be serving consecutive to a state prison sentence he is currently serving, according to a press release on therecordonline.com.

THE SOLAR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ACT

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) introduced legislation prohibiting tax dollars or tax credits from being used to purchase solar panels and related equipment that were manufactured or assembled outside of the U.S. According to northcentralpa.com, the Solar Environmental Justice Act will require that any solar panels or components purchased by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania must be manufactured and assembled in the United States.

CHILD ENDANGERMENT

State Police at Milton discovered 29-year-old Zeb Butler of Bradford County unresponsive, with a three-year-old child seat belted in a car seat,  in the parking lot Route 54 in Lewis Township. Police retrieved the child and Butler submitted to a field sobriety test, showing he was impaired. According to a media outlet,  police filed charges in district court in this case of child endangerment in Northumberland County.

SPORTS:

BOYS TENNIS:

MONTOURSVILLE SHUT OUT SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT 5-0, CENTRAL COLUMBIA OVER HUGHESVILLE 4-1, HOLIDAYSBURG OVER CENTRAL MOUNTAIN 4-1, WILLIAMSPORT SHUT OUT DANVILLE 5-0

 

 

 

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