BACKYARD BROADCASTING MAY 4, 2021

SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES

A Williamsport man is charged with the 2019 sexual assault of a woman in the city. James J. Thomas is accused by Williamsport Bureau of Police of sexually assaulting a woman in the 1000 block of High Street. He is incarcerated at the Lycoming County Prison, in lieu of $250,000 monetary bail set by Magisterial District Judge Christian D. Frey on April 20.

ASSAULT CHARGES IN MUNCY

According to court records filed by Muncy Police, on April 26th around 4:40 pm, inside the apartment at 8 S Washington, Street Richard Bates reportedly was shouting for someone to call police. At this time, Sheree Speicher was allegedly beating on him with a metal pole. Bates suffered multiple bruises and welts over much of his body, according to a media outlet. Following her arraignment before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on multiple misdemeanors,  Speicher was initially jailed in the Lycoming County Prison, but has since been released on $10,000 bail.

PROSTITUTION CHARGES 

Angela Marie Burns returned to prostitution a week after her release from a state prison and her placement on parole, according to the Sun Gazette. An undercover sting brought charges and Burns to a hearing before District Judge Jon E  Kemp.

GOVERNOR TOM WOLF VISITING PHILADELPHIA

Governor Tom Wolf today visited the Philadelphia Flyers organization at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia to discuss COVID-19 vaccine efforts in Pennsylvania. “Today, Pennsylvania has hit a significant milestone in our vaccination efforts. Now, 50 percent of Pennsylvanians have received their first vaccination,” said Gov. Wolf. The Flyers recently launched a comprehensive COVID-19 vaccine campaign, ‘Take Your Shot’, encouraging Pennsylvanians to get vaccinated.

LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES IS A GO

The Little League® Baseball World Series events will be held, as scheduled, this August in Williamsport, Pennsylvania featuring teams solely from the United States. Based on the recommendation of the 2021 Little League International Pandemic Response Advisory Commission, the Little League International Board of Directors approved a plan that incorporates a series of COVID-19 mitigation measures to host these tournaments in a healthy, responsible environment. Fans can expect changes, those of which can be viewed on the Little League Website. However, The MLB Little League Classic will be played Aug. 22 at Bowman Field as scheduled between the Los Angeles Angels and the Cleveland Indians.

PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD FOR TODAY

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has released new COVID-19 dashboard numbers for our area:

Lycoming 16 new; Bradford 10; Centre 10; Columbia 6; Clinton 7; Montour 0; Northumberland 12; Snyder 5; Sullivan 2 and Union  5 cases reported.

SHOOTING IN SUNBURY

Vehicles and property were damaged during gunfire in the area of Susquehanna Avenue in Sunbury last night, according to an online media outlet.  Neighbors in the 1000 block reported hearing several noises, which could have been gunshots, about 8 p.m. Following a search for suspects and vehicles, Sunbury Police say one person was taken into custody.

CWD MEETING FOR THE PUBLIC

The National Deer Association, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Wildlife Futures Program, is holding a series of meetings about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a disease that always is fatal to the deer and elk it infects. All meetings will be public and held virtually through Zoom. Information presented at each of the six meetings will be tailored to a different Game Commission region. The Northcentral Region meeting is set for May 6, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each meeting features presentations on CWD, followed by a question-and-answer session. At present, CWD has not been detected in all parts of Pennsylvania. CWD prevalence is highest in the area of south central Pennsylvania designated as Disease Management Area 2.The links for the meetings can be accessed through the Pennsylvania Game Commission web site.

PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

Pennsylvania College of Technology electrical construction  students are offering assistance to local  nonprofit organizations. The-students are in a fourth-semester class in the electrical construction associate degree major, according to an online media source. It’s really a win-win. Students can enhance their skills while serving the community and nonprofits receive valuable services for no cost of labor. Past class projects include designing a park’s electrical system, installing 120-volt outlets and replacing analog meters. Williamsport area nonprofits can visit Penn College’s website for additional information and to request services.

Sports

 

High School Softball

South Williamsport over Sayre 16-2; Muncy over Sugar Valley 16-1;

High School Baseball

Shikellamy over Montoursville 9-3; South Williamsport shut out East Juniata 11-0; Central Mountain shut out Williamsport 5-0;

 

Boys Tennis

Muncy over Loyalsock 3-2;

Boys Lacrosse

Lewisburg over Bellefonte 17-5

 

Little League

Blaise Alexander over Allstate 4-2

Blaise Alexander over Hughesville Lions 13-5

 

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