BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 17, 2021

CORRUPTION OF MINORS

State police in Selinsgrove are investigating an incident in which a woman allegedly exposed her breasts in front of minors at an Independence Day party in Snyder County.  There were several juveniles at the party who possibly witnessed her display.  State police received the report of the alleged corruption of minors on July 6. Police continue to investigate.  No charges have been filed at this point.

FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

A motorcyclist has died as a result of an accident Friday morning on Route 184 in Trout Run. Richard Hafer of Trout Run, died at the scene due to multiple blunt force trauma.  Hafer was in cardiac arrest when Wellsboro and Susquehanna Regional EMS personnel arrived. Hafer was designated as an organ and tissue donor and therefore was released to the Gift of Life Donor Program to coordinate donation.

SELINSGROVE STATE POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

A victim in Snyder County had a surprise when a bullet went through the exterior of her residence into a bedroom.  Selinsgrove PSP say a full metal jacket bullet struck the north side of a residence in Center Township sometime between 8 a.m. July 10 and 11:45 a.m. July 11.  The bullet appeared to be discharged from a rifle, and traveled through the exterior wall and landed on the floor of the victim’s bedroom.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Selinsgrove PSP.

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

The Loyalsock School District is looking to apply for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, however, several parents don’t want that to happen. At the last board meeting, a dozen parents came to voice their opinions about it.  They argued that the district should forgo the money in order to exempt itself from any guidelines from the government, particularly the state’s Department of Health. District business manager, Dan Egly, says the district has already received $223,000in funds from the government.

COGAN STATION’S FRESH EXPRESS FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Community members visiting the Christian Church at Cogan Station’s Fresh Express food distribution on Monday, July 12th were able to take their perishable items home in insulated thermal bags thanks to a recent donation from UPMC. The church partners with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank each month for Fresh Express distributions to ensure those in need have access to healthy, fresh foods.  Over 100 community members and families benefit from the program each month.  Christian Church at Cogan Station’s next Fresh Express will take place Monday, August 9.

COVID-19 UPDATED DASHBOARD RESULTS

The Pennsylvania Department of Health recorded 415 new cases of COVID-19.  There were 5 new cases in Snyder County, 3 in Northumberland County, 1 in Snyder, and 1 in Union.

LYCOMING COLLEGE PROFESSOR MARY MORRISON

Lycoming College professor Mary Morrison is making it a vocal point  to teach kids about viruses, pandemics, and how they affect our society this coming year.  Students will learn about historic viruses ranging from the bubonic plague; smallpox; influence; and polio; to HIV; Ebola; SARS; and COVID-19.  The course will encourage students to view the topic of pandemics from multiple angles and perspectives, staying true to liberal arts tradition. Morrison hopes to be able to teach the course in the fall of 2022.

SUNBURY CITY COUNCIL LOOKING FOR MISSING FUNDS 

Sunbury’s City Council is demanding repayment of $12,000 from a Harrisburg grant writer after council members say they didn’t receive 104 grant applications that  were paid for. The issue was brought up at the July 12 council meeting then Mayor Karlovich met in an executive session earlier this week to discuss the situation.  A letter acquired Friday says that Daniel Zalewski Jr., a grant writer from the Harrisburg area, has 30 days to pay back $12,000 for 120 grants that have not been received. Zalewski was paid $100 per grant to be filed and received.

WOMAN STABS BOYFRIEND

A 24-year-old city woman faces assault charges for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend in his Market Street apartment on Tuesday afternoon.  Kallie Sherman is accused of stabbing Dalton Raymond during a verbal altercation. The arguing led to Sherman grabbing a steak knife and stabbing Raymond in the lower abdomen. Raymond was rushed by ambulance to UPMC Williamsport, where he underwent emergency surgery.  Sherman was taken into custody and jailed in the Lycoming County Prison on probation violation.  She was arraigned before District Judge Aaron Biichle on charges of aggravated assault, possession of an instrument of crime and false reports to law enforcement.  She was recommitted in lieu of $175,000 bail.

DRIVER WITH SUSPENDED LICENSE THREATENS OFFICER

Nicholas Wright of Chiswick Road was pulled over after an officer recognized and knew his license was suspended.  Upon talking to Wright, the officer knew he was drinking and asked him to step out of the vehicle. After Wright got out of the vehicle, he had threatened to punch the officer and break his jaw.  Wright was put into the back of the cruiser and taken to the police station. He was arraigned before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault, resisting arrest, DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia.

TWA FLIGHT 800

Today is the day that parents and friends of the students and teachers from Montoursville will never forget.  Today is the 25th year that TWA Flight 800 crashed 12 minutes after takeoff.  The crash, which is rated as the third deadliest aviation accident, killed 212 passengers and 18 crew members, including 16 Montoursville students and fiver chaperones headed to France.

HOMICIDE AND OTHER CHARGES ON WILLIAMSPORT WOMAN

A Williamsport woman has been held for court for allegedly stabbing her ex-fiancé and killing their 5-month-old infant daughter, following a preliminary hearing Friday.  Corrie Cowlay-Saunders, 23, of 344 Adams Street, was held for court on charges of homicide, endangering the welfare of children, attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, possessing an instrument of crime, burglary, criminal tress pass and unauthorized use of a vehicle. Cowlay-Saunders remains in the Lycoming County Prison for $50,000 bail until her formal arraignment before Lycoming County Judge Marc Lovecchio, Aug 2.

NEW GYM IN LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP, SPECIAL MEETING TO DISCUSS

A special meeting of the Loyalsock school board has been scheduled to discuss adding a new competition-size gym to Loyalsock Township School District’s proposed construction project.  A vote on the issue was tabled recently so board members would have more time to consider the latest option.  The change from the original plan would add an additional $1.6 million to the overall project and bring the total for the gym expansion to $4.6 million.  The newest proposal would include an increased number of bathrooms to accommodate the larger crowd capacity as well as a hallway with two entrances to the facility.  The entrance to the new gym would be adjacent to a parking lot.

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