BACKYARD BROADCASTING APRIL 21, 2021

ARREST AND CONVICTION IN GAMBLE TOWNSHIP

After he spit on and threatened a Pennsylvania State Trooper in Gamble Township last April, when he was running nude on Lake Road, a Williamsport man  was sentenced in Lycoming County Court. Dillon Calvin, 28, sentenced on April 7 by Lycoming County Common Pleas Judge Marc Lovecchio to 90 days to 18 months in county jail to include 78 days of credit for inpatient time served at White Deer Run. Calvin must  also provide a DNA sample and serve 45 days of electronic monitoring, perform 50 hours of community service and undergo a mental health assessment.

HIT AND RUN CHARGES

A Milton man rolled his vehicle on Front and John Streets in Sunbury and then fled the scene. Karl Parker, 46,  faces misdemeanor charges and was taken into custody on Sunday after striking another vehicle, shoving it 20 feet in a yard, as his vehicle rolled onto it’s side. Police searched the area and found him near the high school. According to the Daily Item, Parker is now incarcerated at SCI-Coal Township, waiting for a bail revocation hearing and set to appear in front of Sunbury District Judge Mike Toomey on the misdemeanor charges.

MILTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT TAX INCREASE

If the final budget in the Milton Area School District is approved next month, taxpayers may end up paying approximately 2 percent more in real estate taxes in the 2021-2022 school year. According to a new source, it was a 7-2 vote, to approve the proposed final general fund budget of $37,038,654 and a 1.54 millage increase for Northumberland County taxpayers and .1 millage increase for taxpayers in Union County, at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. The proposed final general fund budget is scheduled for enactment at the next public meeting on May18  at 6pm..

WARRANT ARREST IN SELINSGROVE

In downtown Selinsgrove last Friday Pennsylvania State Troopers and U.S. Marshals apprehended a Schuylkill County man with an active warrant. According to a media outlet, 36-year-old Aaron Gray of Ashland was taken into custody Friday and arraigned at Magistrate John Reed’s office Monday morning on felony drug and gun charges. Court papers say Gray was wanted for failure to appear for a gun offense.

EVACUATION IN FLEMINGTON

About 90 minutes after an evacuation order was issued for Flemington residents in the vicinity of Frederick and Huston Streets, adjacent to Clinton County’s Emergency Services Building, an all-clear was issued.  According to therecordonline.com, the initial report was a contractor ruptured a natural gas line at the intersection of Frederick and Huston Streets. Nearby residents were told to evacuate to the Goodwill Hose Company fire hall on High Street in Flemington. In addition, the evacuation caused the closing of the Lock Haven District Justice office in the Emergency Services Building; that office will reopen this morning at 8 a..m.

SEXUAL ASSAULT CONVICTION

A Lock Haven man, charged with a July 2020 sexual assault of a 14-year-old female, was sentenced on Monday. Justin Michael Litz, 32, of S. Highland Street, Lock Haven, will spend 23 and 1/2 years in a state correctional institution. Litz is eligible for parole on state supervision after he serves the initial 75 months of his sentence. Clinton County Judge Michael Salisbury imposed the sentence and as a result of his convictions, Litz is also classified as a Tier III Megan’s Law Offender, and required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

STIMULUS HELP FOR WILLIAMSPORT

The American Rescue Plan is part of the $1.9 trillion stimulus signed by President Joe Biden for COVID-19 recovery. According to Williamsport Mayor Derek Slaughter, the city can expect to receive upwards of $25.8 million in stimulus funds that could arrive as early as May. Councilwoman Bonnie Katz noted the help could not arrived at a more beneficial time for the city. According to the SUN Gazette, the city suffered through taxes, layoffs and closures with the second quarter of 2020 showing the greatest impact. Council’s finance committee can get a glimpse of the first-quarter financials during its meeting on Tuesday at 1pm.

LAWSUIT BY LYCOMING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 

It was a claim of a failure to properly carry out duties, put forth by the Lycoming County Commissioners, as their filed a lawsuit against  Controller Krista Rodgers in Lycoming County Court yesterday.  According to an online media source, in a long standing feud, Commissioners Tuesday voiced their reasoning for the transfer of four personnel from the office of the County Controller to the budget and finance department. Citing financial errors, resulting in losses in the thousands of dollars, Commissioner Scott Metzger noted in the end, it is the commissioners are responsible for Lycoming County finances and it needed fixed.

ACCIDENT CAUSED FUEL SPILL 

Traffic met a two hour standstill yesterday, when during the late afternoon rush hour, upwards of 150 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the eastbound lanes of Interstate 180 in Loyalsock Township.  The fuel, according to SUN Gazette, flowed from a rig after it was involved in a crash with a car near the Faxon Interchange on-ramp. The truck’s diesel tank was ruptured, but it continued driving almost a quarter mile, as fuel spilled onto 180. The scene was cleaned up by a hazardous materials team and the driver of the car was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

LAB RESULTS CAUSING HOLD UP

Lab results are holding a case from moving forward in Northumberland County Court. According to the Daily Item, Assistant District Attorney Robyn Zenzinger advised Judge Hugh Jones the results could take several months to return. Denarii Springs, 22, Northumberland, is accused of firing a gun at a home near North Seventh Street in Sunbury, June 16. He continues to remain a county inmate in lieu of $500,000 bail facing attempted homicide.

SHOTS FIRED IN WILLIAMSPORT

Officers and agents from the Williamsport Bureau of Police responded to Flanigan Park for a report of shots fired. While on the scene, Officers were able to locate evidence of a shooting and canvassed the area for witnesses. A short time later, Williamsport PD received a call from UPMC Police, advising that a young adult male arrived in the UPMC emergency room with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his leg. The victim was treated and later released. This incident does NOT appear to be random. Any information can be directed to the follow up investigation, in this case, which  is currently being conducted by the Williamsport Bureau of Police Criminal Investigation Unit.

 

Sports:

High School Softball

Central Mountain shut out Midd-West 10-0

Williamsport topped St. Mary’s  8-7

Montoursville over Warrior Run  8-1

Athens over North Penn Liberty  5-3

Loyalsock topped Lewisburg       19-14

Shikellamy defeated Jersey Shore 14-3

 

High School Baseball

Loyalsock shut out Mount Carmel 10-0

St John Neuman defeated Millville 11-1

Muncy shut out CMVT                   5-0

Sayre defeated Cowanesque Valley  16-1

Hughesville over Bloomsburg        3-2

South Williamsport over Danville  2-1

Montgomery topped Benton        16-6

St. Mary’s over Williamsport       4-3

 

 

 

Boys Track and Field

Williamsport over Shamokin       95-55

Wellsboro over Sayre          91-56

 

Girls Track and Field

Williamsport over Shamokin 121-29

Wellsboro over Sayre 133-13

 

 

 

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