BACKYARD BROADCASTING JULY 6, 2021

NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE YEAR FOR JERSEY SHORE MAN

It was a three-day-long competition in Fort Bragg, North Carolina last week, where Logan Engel of Jersey Shore won Noncommissioned Officer of the year for the United States Army. Engel, the second time this year,  broke records during the Army Combat Physical Fitness test. In addition to the honor of winning NCO of the year, Engel also won an Army Commendation Medal and Army school of choice for future education.

HERYN PROGRAM

Prior to attending the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association’s HERYN (Helping Engage our River’s Youth with Nature) program day on June 22, is a great resource to connect young people with aquatic resources and spark a lifelong appreciation for our river and the tributaries that feed into it. The program drew 73 participants — most of which were in the 10-13 year-old age category — from 10 different counties. According to SUN Gazette, participants caught more than 725 fish over the six-day span, releasing all but a few used for a cooking demonstration for each day’s participants.

Join me on Sunday morning as Executive Director,  John Zack tan ski visits with me on In Touch.

LAGGING VACCINATION RATES
A certain internet rumor might be one of the causes for Lycoming County’s lagging vaccination rates. According to an online media outlet, concerns from wariness about the haste in development to numerous internet hoaxes, including the claim that there are microchips in the vaccines, many people are not keen on getting the jab. One of the more prevailing rumors deals with women’s health.“Some people mistakenly believe that the vaccine will render them infertile,” According to Ms. Hemmendinger of Let’s End COVID! People should speak to their doctors about any COVID-19 vaccine concerns.

STABBING IN THE CITY

A man was in the UPMC Williamsport emergency room getting treated for stab wounds he suffered near Eighth and Memorial avenues about 8:30 p.m. last night, according to SUN Gazette. Police report, the perpetrator may have been a woman. The assailant was being sought.Following the assault,  the victim went south on Eighth Avenue, west through an alley next to a church and then north on Grier Street, where he was picked up by a passerby who drove him to the hospital, as police reported. The extent of the victim’s injuries were not known.

FALSE IMPRISONMENT CHARGES FOR WILLIAMSPORT WOMAN

Williamsport Bureau of Police officers were forced to push a door open to an upstairs apartment after they said a woman barricaded herself inside with a juvenile. On June 26, officers responded to a call and spoke with a witness who said Brittany Dale Goehrig, 34, of Williamsport had a knife with her.. Several attempts were made to get Goehrig to release the juvenile.  She was charged with second-degree felony false imprisonment of minor/parent and two counts of first-degree misdemeanor endangering welfare of children. She posted $25,000 unsecured bail and was released from custody. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 6 with Judge Christian Fry.

STOLEN VEHICLE FROM TREATMENT CENTER

A patient at a treatment center in Union County was charged after he allegedly stole a vehicle from the parking lot and fled on Interstate 80.Ryan C. Goodwin, 31, of Wilmington, Delaware, was arraigned Wednesday at the office of District Judge Jeffrey C. Mensch on felony charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. Goodwin’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 27 at Mensch’s office.

FATAL PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT

Around 10:40 Sunday night, police were called to the scene around the 900 block of High Street near Fourth Avenue where two male adult pedestrians were reported to have been struck by a vehicle, traveling westbound, on High Street.Two men, one 24 years old, the other 35, were reported to have severe injuries and were transported to UPMC Susquehanna at Williamsport for medical treatment. The 24-year-old later succumbed to his injuries, according to a news release. According to northcentralpa.com, members of the Pennsylvania State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit did respond to assist Williamsport Police with the investigation.

SUNBURY WOMAN SENTENCING FRIDAY ON FALSE STATEMENTS CHARGES

A Sunbury woman will be sentenced on Friday after being found guilty in April of providing false and misleading statements to police about the incident that led to the death of 3-year-old Arabella Parker in 2019. It was less than an hour for a Northumberland County jury on April 15 to convict Christy Willis, 51, of lying to authorities about her knowledge in the alleged beating death. Arabella, who state troopers say was severely beaten in October 2019 by Jahrid Burgess, 20, of Port Trevorton. Burgess was charged with homicide after Arabella died Nov. 22, 2019. The girl spent 44 days at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville, before her death. Willis, who is currently incarcerated at the Northumberland County Jail, is scheduled to appear in front of Northumberland County Judge Hugh Jones at 9:15 a.m. Friday for sentencing.

 

 

 

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