BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 26, 2021

CHILD INDANGERMENT AND DUI STEMMING FROM FIERY CRASH IN UNION COUNTY

At least six passengers in a fiery crash in Union County were children, according to State Police in Milton, where a  New York City man was charged with child endangerment and driving under the influence.  Georgie F. Caraballo, now sits in Union County Jail with bail set at $40,000 monetary, according to northcentralpa.com. At 5:46 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Troopers were called to the New Columbia and Baker roads in White Deer Township for a motor vehicle accident with fire.  F. Carballo was taken into custody and arraigned in front of District Judge Jeffrey A. Rowe with multiple felonies. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 3 at the office of District Judge Jeffrey C. Mensch in Mifflinburg.

BODY OF MAN FOUND IN TRUCK ALONG SPOOK HOLLOW ROAD

Along the Spook Hollow Road in Piatt Township, the body of a man was discovered inside his overturned pickup  truck yesterday morning around 9 a.m. , according to SUN Gazette. Reports from the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police suggest the victim lost control of his truck, as he traveled north in the 300 block of Spook Hollow Rd. The vehicle came to rest at the bottom of a 10-foot-embankment and was discovered by a passerby.  The driver’s body was taken to the Forensics Center at UPMC Williamsport. The investigation continues.

INMATE OBTAINS TWO DAY POST CONVICTION RELIEF ACT HEARING

She claims her defense attorney did not allow her to take the stand to defend herself, therefore, convicted murderer Maria Sanutti-Spencer will appear in Columbia County Court for a two-day Post Conviction Relief Act hearing. Sanutti-Spencer was granted the two-day hearing which will take place Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 in Columbia County in front of Centre County Senior Judge David Grine. Sanutti-Spencer was found guilty of first-degree murder in 2015 and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole and is currently incarcerated at SCI-Muncy, in Muncy.

CAR RUNS STOP SIGN AND CRASHES INTO HOUSE ON WHITE DEER PIKE

There was a lot of damage to a home and minor injuries reported after a car crashed into a home in White Deer Township, Union County. State police say 60-year old James Ellis and 61-year old Faith Ellis, both of Watsontown, were traveling north on Gray Hill Road just before 6:30 p.m. on July 21 when their vehicle failed to stop at the posted stop sign at the intersection with White Deer Pike, traveled 50 feet through a nearby yard, and struck a house causing major damage. Charges were filed by Milton State Police.

COURT DATE RESET FOR AUGUST 23

Today was the date set for the first appearance in Clinton County Court for the teenager charged with homicide in the shooting death of his friend. However counsel for Brian St. John III has waived his formal court arraignment which had been listed for 8:30 a.m.. According to the court docket, St. John is now scheduled for “Call of the List” on Monday, Aug. 23 at 8:30 a.m., described as essentially a status conference on the case to determine if it may be ready to move forward. St. John, 19, remains incarcerated at the Clinton County Correctional Facility after his arrest following the Feb. 26 incident. He was arrested and charged with the killing Jakob Lee Haines, during a gathering at the St. John home atop Brewery Hollow Road in Woodward Township.

WATER DAMAGE IN CITY HALL

Williamsport Mayor Derek Slaughter released a press release Friday evening stating that City Hall has sustained water damage due to a roof leak, and may need to be temporarily relocated.  City Hall’s roof started to leak due to last week’s thunderstorms and as a result, the building sustained significant water damage. Mayor Slaughter stated that City Hall now has “an awful odor inside,” as well as mold.  A company will come to City Hall early this week to conduct an air quality test, mold test, and overall general assessment of the conditions.

LITTLE LEAGUE TO ALLOW 3,000 FANS

After talking with medical consultants and based on guidance by the Little League International Pandemic Response Advisory Commission, Little League International and its president and CEO, Steve Keener, made the announcement Friday afternoon to allow 3,000 fans entry into this year’s Little League World Series. The seating is limited to the hill beyond the Lamade Stadium fence and the area beyond the outfield fence at Volunteer Stadium. Family and friends from the communities the 16 United States teams come from, and a few officials will be the only fans permitted inside the stadium. Little League is giving 250 stadium access passes to each of the 16 teams.

COVID DISAPPOINTMENT FOR AREA LITTLE LEAGUE TEAM

Due to a positive COVID test on the team, Mifflinburg Major Division All Star Little League Softball Team was forced to leave the Eastern Regional Tournament yesterday in Bristol, Conn.  The team wanted another test, but Little League said on its website Sun afternoon that because of at least one positive COVID-19 test within the Pennsylvania State Little League Champions, they were told they could no longer participate in the tournament.

 

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