BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 1, 2021

CHARGES FILED IN SHOTS FIRED INCIDENT

Multiple rounds were fired into the side of a home with two people inside, according to  the Lycoming County Narcotics Enforcement Unit . Police report,  Kiam L. Alford, had a firearm in his hand when he walked onto the front porch of a home in the 1100 block of Isabella St. around 2:06 a.m. on May 22. ALFORD attempted to gain entry through the front door and when he couldn’t get inside; he walked around to the side and began firing multiple rounds into the house. According to northcentralpa.com., the incident was recorded on a home security camera.  Alford is charged with multiple felonies.

FATAL ACCIDENT

Two people were killed in a crash in Loyalsock Township just before 2 a.m. yesterday. Investigators are attempting to identify the man and woman who were killed at the bridge over Miller Run, according to Lycoming County Chief Deputy Coroner Jerold Ross. Investigators said that the vehicle struck the bridge wall, went through railings and burst into flames before dropping down a 10 foot embankment, according to SUN Gazette.  A hazardous materials team responded from Winfield in Union County to prevent contaminated soil from reaching the nearby Miller Run. Anyone who saw the crash or who might have been in the vehicle is asked to contact state police or the coroner.

DISTRICT 4 SOFTBALL GAMES RESCHEDULED

District 4 has postponed all of its softball playoff games scheduled for yesterday in Williamsport due to poor field conditions. They will now be played Tuesday at Elm Park in Williamsport and the Frantz & Moser Complex in Turbotville. The moves impact four Valley teams: Line Mountain, East Juniata, Lewisburg and Shamokin. All tickets purchased for the games will be honored on Tuesday. The following games have been rescheduled:

Class A: Elm Park, Field 3; Canton vs. Northeast Bradford, 2 p.m.; Millville vs. Montgomery, 2 p.m.

Class 2A: Elm Park, Field 2: Muncy vs. Line Mountain, 2 p.m.; East Juniata vs. Wyalusing, 3:30 p.m.

Class 3A: Frantz & Moser Complex, Main Field: Bloomsburg vs. Loyalsock, 3 p.m.; Lewisburg vs. Central Columbia, 5 p.m.

Class 4A: Elm Park, Field 1: Athens vs. Shamokin, 1 p.m.

Class 6A: Elm Park, Field, 1: Williamsport vs. Hazleton, 4:30 p.m.

GOVERNOR  TOM WOLF REMINDING PENNSYLVANIANS OF THE MASK MANDATE

Gov. Wolf and his administration are reminding all Pennsylvanians that businesses, events, and venues are allowed to return to 100% capacity.  He also wants Pa. residents to remember that it does not mean the end to the mask mandate. The current order requiring masks for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people will stay in place until June 28, or when 70% of Pa. is fully vaccinated, whichever happens first.

JERSEY SHORE’S STAFF SGT LOGAN ENGEL SCORES 600 IN ARMY COMBAT FITNESS TEST

A Jersey Shore man is the 8th person in United States Army history to obtain a perfect score of 600 in the Army Combat Fitness Test at Fort Carson, Colorado, according to SUN Gazette.  Staff Sgt Logan Engel’s score sends him to the ultimate competition June 20th at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he is competing for the title of Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

VERIZON’S CELLULAR TOWER APPROVED IN LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP

In an attempt to remedy dropped calls and poor cell reception, users of Verizon Wireless will have much to talk about. Loyalsock Township Supervisors approved a 128 foot tall tower for cellular service to be constructed outside of Loyalsock Township School District, 1801 Northway Road. Supervisors have granted a conditional use permit for construction and installation of the communication facility, according to a media outlet.

LOCAL JUNIOR GOLFER GOING TO DISNEY

A 9-year-old junior golfer from South Williamsport recently competed in the Under Armor Junior Tour. Logan McGinn’s  season was successful and he won two tournaments, runner up and 3 top five finishes to secure the top spot in the Baltimore region and his is qualified for the Under Armor National Championship at Disney World.  He is currently ranked ninth in the country in the 9-11 age group and expects to play several top tournaments in Alabama, Florida and North Carolina this summer.

JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH IN SUNBURY

Across the United States, the month of June is known as “Pride Month,” a time to celebrate and affirm the LGBTQ+ community. This year, the City of Sunbury will officially recognize June as Pride Month by virtue of a city-wide proclamation.  The proclamation was issued by Kurt Karlovich, Mayor of the City of Sunbury, on May 24 is a demonstration of support and recognition of the LGBTQ+ community. The purpose of a proclamation is “to honor, celebrate or create awareness of an organization, event or significant issue that contributes to the betterment of our community,” according to the City’s definition.  According to northcentralpa.com, the City of Sunbury’s official proclamation marks a significant and symbolic moment for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the local area.

COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS 

On the same day Pennsylvania lifted most of its coronavirus mitigation rules the state Department of Health (DOH) reported 315 new infections of COVID-19 and the seven-day rolling average dropped below 1,000 cases for the first time since Oct. 6. Of the 315 new cases, five were in Susquehanna Valley counties — three in Northumberland County and one each in Montour and Union,4 in  Lycoming Co, 0 in Clinton Co, 2 in Columbia and 1 in Montour County.

COLUMBIA  AND MONTOUR COUNTIES OFFER INCENTIVE FOR VACCINATIONS 

A Columbia County Judge issued a court order recently with a COVID-19 vaccine incentive for non-violent criminals in Columbia and Montour counties. According  a media outlet, Judge Thomas James Jr. issued an order; if non-violent criminals on probation or parole to receive the vaccine, their supervision time could be reduced by up to three months. By getting vaccinated, the length of someone’s sentence could also be shortened, or even community service hours could be lifted. A Columbia County Court Administrator reports, thus reducing supervision time which could also save people money, as some pay more than $100 in court supervision fees.

 

 

 

 

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