BACKYARD BROADCASTING JUNE 25, 2021

SHOT PUT OLYMPIC TRIALS

Rachel Fatherly’s quest to get to the Olympics came up just short yesterday afternoon in Eugene, Oregon, at the 2021 Olympic Trials. According to SUN Gazette, the Williamsport graduate, a former state champion and later a Penn State standout, was unable to get into the top 12 in the qualifying round to move onto Thursday night’s finals. Fatherly finished 14th in the qualifying round thanks to her final throw.

LAW SUIT FOR THE INSURANCE COMPANIES 

It is now two insurance companies who are being taken to court for their failure to provide adequate coverage during law suits. Plaintiffs Mayor Derek Slaughter, former mayor Gabriel Campana and the city are taking legal action in the Lycoming County Court against The Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company and Brit Insurance Services USA. SUN Gazette reported, his civil suit stems  from a complaint Steven Helm, a city police lieutenant, filed with federal courts which alleged Slaughter, Campana and the city violated his First Amendment rights when they failed to promote him.

MONTGOMERY MAN CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

A Montgomery man was found guilty of several counts of child pornography in Lycoming County Court. According to reports fom a news outlet,  Wayne Benson, 44, according to prosecutors, on June 23, 2020, had used his phone to collect photos of  female minor using the restroom.  As a result, he has been found guilty on all counts of photographing, filming and depicting on a computer a sex act, child pornography, amongst others. Benson has not yet been scheduled for sentencing.

MULTIPLE FELONIES FOR LOCK HAVEN MAN

Police Officers from the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department said an early morning crash led to multiple felonies for a Lock Haven man.The caller explained to officers she discovered Jamison Sinkus, 21,  inside a home located on Ramsey Drive in Cumming Township. Sinkus was seen coming out of a bedroom at the residence, which the caller knew had a gun inside. He fled from the scene and crashed his vehicle. Sinkus was on parole and not to be in possession of a firearm. According to a media source, officers quickly recovered the firearm and charged him with five felonies and taken to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $100,000 monetary bail. A preliminary hearing is on June 30 with Judge Jerry Lepley.

TOWN HALL MEETING

U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, will hold a telephone town hall meeting Monday, July 28 at 7:30 pm. According to a news outlet, the town hall will provide an opportunity for constituents to talk with the congressman about issues and learn about legislative updates and priorities.

PARALYMPIAN TO REPRESENT USA

Area college paralympian runner heads to Tokyo. According to a news outlet, Bucknell Bison track star Rayven Sample will represent Team USA in the upcoming Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Sample qualified for the international competition when he placed second in the 400M race during the US Paralympic Trials, nearly beating his personal best time in the event.

BARIATRIC CENTER IS MOVING

Beginning July 1, 2021, the Bariatric Center of Evangelical is moving to the  Surgical Specialists of Evangelical, 25 Lystra Rogers Drive, Lewisburg. A news outlet reported, they are streamlining service to offer a positive and supportive patient experience. According to northcentralpa.com, the Hospital has been offering bariatric services since 2003. Bariatric services help individuals who struggle unsuccessfully to lose weight through diet and exercise thereby achieving  life changing results through bariatric surgery.

THREATS WITH A REPLICA OF A GUN

It was a replica gun that looked much like the real deal. Gerald Theodore Johnson, 52, brandished the replica when he chased and threatened other through the apartment building at 747  W Fourth St  on June 14 at 540 p.m. Officers were told and they obtained a search warrant and found the replica under a mattress. A media outlet reported, Johnson was arraigned before District Judge Jerry Lepley on charges of terroristic threats, recklessly endangering and simple assault, Johnson remains jailed in lieu of $20,000 bail.

SELLING AMPHETAMINE TO A CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT

Devin Tyler Sunderland, 31, of 306 Arch St., has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance for allegedly selling two amphetamine pills to a confidential informant in an apartment at 312 High St. on Feb. 9, according to court records filed at the office of District Judge Christian Frey by the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU). According to a media outlet, he is free on $15,000 bail as reported by a media source.

THIRD-FLOOR SPACE LEASE

The third-floor space in a city managed building was paid for five years, in a lease by a theater group in the city. The checks, upwards of $90,000 were turned over to River Valley Transit, the transit arm of the city, as reported by the Sun-Gazette. The lease payments or receipts were paid and recorded by the city with the Community Theatre League listed as client. Even though, a signed lease amendment for CTL never went before City Council for review, Mayor Derek Slaughter said. The non-binding lease resulted, earlier this year, in the city legal counsel advising CTL to vacate the building’s third floor.

FIREWORKS

In addition to the annual Set the Night to Music Williamsport Light up the Night, slated for 9:40 p.m. Sunday, July 4, sponsored by Backyard Broadcasting. It is a downtown celebration during the day which includes food, live music and more. According to the SUN Gazette, other fireworks shows include those being held in Montgomery, Jersey Shore, Watsontown, and Millville.Montgomery, Saturday July 3, fireworks at dusk from community park. Rain date is July 5. Watsontown, 9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 3. Millville, midnight, Saturday, July 10. Jersey Shore, 9:45 p.m. Saturday, July 10.

 

 

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