BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MAY 24, 2021

SENTENCING FOR BATH SALTS POSSESSION

A Jersey Shore man was sentenced for possessing bath salts with the intent to deliver them.  Alex Bower pleaded guilty  May 19 to one felony and two misdemeanors and  sentenced on May 19 by Lycoming County President Judge Nancy L. Butts for 20 to 49 days county jail with 49 days credit for time served. He’ll serve an aggregate three years of probation with three months of electronic monitoring.

PAVING PROJECT IN MONTOURSVILLE

Starting today, a paving project will begin on Broad Street  in Montoursville Borough, Lycoming County, which may cause some delays for drivers.  Paving is expected to be completed by mid-July 2021 and the entire project is expected to be completed by November 2021 and cost is $282,618.

2020 GRADUATION FOR LYCOMING COLLEGE

On Saturday, a group, consisting of 130-140 members of the Graduating class of 2020,  returned to the Fultz Quad of Lycoming college for an overdue commencement they never had due to the pandemic. Dr. Kent Trachte, president of the college, “You the class of 2020 have had to navigate uncharted territory. Your first year as a college graduate has been unique in modern history.” According to northcentralpa.com, the 2020 graduates celebrated the milestone one year out from finishing their college career.

JAMES V BROWN LIBRARY’S 18TH ANNUAL AUTHOR GALA

Nationally and internationally known author David Baldacci has been announced as the featured speaker at the James V. Brown Library’s 18th annual Author Gala scheduled for Oct. 6. According to the author’s website, Baldacci published his first novel, “Absolute Power,” in 1996. All together he has published 40 novels for adults and seven for younger readers. The gala is the library’s main fundraiser each year. Details about the event will be made available on the library’s website as they are finalized.

TOWER HOUSE INCIDENT ENDS IN PARTICIPANTS BANNED FROM BUCKNELL GRADUATION

A number of students, involved in the May 13th harassment of the LGBTQ+ community were banned from yesterday’s commencement at Bucknell University. University President John Bravman made the announcement yesterday in an email to students, parents and employees updating them on the investigation of the incident outside Tower House.  The Community Conduct Board will hear the cases of students identified as participants and determine appropriate sanctions in accordance with procedures in the Student Handbook.

FELONY CHARGES FOR MAN HIDING UNDER BED IN SCOTT TOWNSHIP

While searching for a wanted man, Scott Township Police found James Garrett Messner, of Altoona as he was hiding under a bed in an apartment in Scott Township.  Messner was charged with a third-degree felony of flight to avoid apprehension, trail, or punishment. He was also given two additional misdemeanor charges. No bail was listed for Messner.

DANVILLE CENTER STREET BLAZE

Volunteer fire crews from three counties remain at the scene of a Center Street fire in Danville this morning. The blaze was reported just after 3am in a three story building that are the location of four apartments and the Karen Gronsky’s Dance Studio. According to a media source, everyone made it out safely. There is no word as cause. Crews from Montour, Columbia and Northumberland County are on the scene.

 

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