BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MAY 26, 2021

SATURDAY SHOOTING ON ISABELLA STREET

A man, a woman and a baby were inside a home in the 1100 block of Isabella Street when unknown gunmen fired multiple shots into their house early Saturday morning, according to SUN Gazette. No one was injured in the shooting that was believed to have occurred between 1 am and 2 am near Eighth Avenue and Isabella Street, neighbors told the Sun-Gazette. It was reported that two of the bullets went through the walls and into rooms on the first and second floor of the adjoining property. The investigation continues.

TUESDAY NIGHT SHOOTING ON WEST FOURTH STREET

Last night police and emergency vehicles have responded to a shooting on the 700 block of West Fourth St. in Williamsport, outside the Shamrock. According to northcentralpa.com, the windows of multiple vehicles and the Shamrock were damaged by gunfire and one victim was transported to the hospital. The investigation continues.

NEXT WILLIAMSPORT BUREAU OF POLICE CHIEF INTRODUCED BY MAYOR SLAUGHTER

Mayor Derek Slaughter announced yesterday that he elevated two police captains to serve as chief and assistant chief. Capt. Justin Snyder was chosen to become the new chief of police and Capt. Jason Bolt the new assistant chief of police following Chief Damon Hagan’s retirement, according to the Sun Gazette. Snyder brings nearly 16 years of experience and Bolt more than 17 years. The swearing-in ceremony will be held Friday, May 28th at 9:30 a.m. at City Council chambers. Chief Hagan announced his retirement Monday, stating his final day is Friday after a 22-year career with the city.

TAX INCREASE FOR THE SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT AREA SCHOOL BOARD

Although the proposed final 2021-22 budget by the South Williamsport Area School Board has an increase of .7 mills in taxes for district property owners, it also comes with a caution that rates are not final and can change before the final vote is at end of June. Also approved, an agreement with Nutrition, Inc. to oversee the district’s food service program for the upcoming school year. With waivers from the USDA, the cafeteria will operate under the Seamless Summer Option for the entire school year which means that all students qualify for free breakfast and lunch. The next board meeting will be at 7 p.m., June 7.

JERSEY SHORE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT VOTES NOT TO RAISE TAXES     

Jersey Shore Area School District faces rising costs for budget items which elevated the budget deficit to $880,000 over the next fiscal year. District Superintendent Brian Ulmer noted that if the governor’s current plan to put a cap on cyber charter school costs were enacted the district could immediately realize approximately $300,000 in savings. According to a media outlet, the board decided by a 6-3 vote to not raise the tax rates, but to rebalance the tax rates for the two counties in the district.

FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN MONTOUR COUNTY

A motorcycle crash on Old School Road, Montour County yesterday morning claimed the life of a 44-year-old Danville man. Montour County Coroner Scott Lynn says Paul Costa died of multiple blunt force injuries.

COURT DATE FOR TEENAGER CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE

A court date has been announced for the teenager charged with homicide in the shooting death of Jakob Lee Haines in Woodward Township. Brian St. John III, 19, is scheduled for his preliminary court appearance on Thursday, June 24 at the Clinton County Courthouse before Magisterial District Judge Frank Mills.St. John remains incarcerated at the Clinton County Correctional Facility, according to therecordonline.com.

CHARGES FOR ALLEGED MEMBER OF DRUG-RUNNING RING

One of several men implicated in a drug-running ring  was sentenced on May 18 in the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas. Kalief Bradshaw, pleaded guilty to one felony count of delivery of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Lycoming County Judge Ryan M. Tira to 27 months to 60 months in state prison. Bradshaw, one of several drug runners for Akmed Green , Philadelphia, was  arrested by the Lycoming County Detectives on Dec. 28, 2018.

Sports

District 4 Class AAA Baseball

Central Columbia over Hughesville 8-4

District 4 Class AAA Softball

Lewisburg over Montoursville 9-3

District 4 Class A Softball

Millville over Bucktail 15-3 in the first round of District 4 Class A playoffs

 

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