BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS, AUGUST 25, 2021

TERRORISTIC THREATS IN MUNCY CREEK TOWNSHIP

A boy was threatened with a pellet gun, by a Muncy Creek Township man allegedly for walking on his property.  Roger L. Shedden, 38, confronted the juvenile on Aug 9. The boy retreated, as Shedden left and returned with a rifle in his hand. According to northcentralpa.com, Shedden now faces misdemeanor charges with bail set at $15,000 unsecured and a preliminary hearing  set for Sept. 17 at the office of District Judge Jon E. Kemp in Muncy.

SHOTS FIRED

Bloomsburg Police charged a Danville man after they said he fired a shot into the ground during an argument. Emanuel David Rodriguez, became irate when a shot glass was dropped on the floor. The verbal argument became physical. Rodriguez was said to have left and retrieved a 9 mm. According to northcentralpa.com, two more firearms were discovered on Rodriguez’s property. According to police, he was charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor charges. No bail was listed for Rodriguez, who allegedly called the police the next day to see if he was going to be charged.

STATE POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON A MALE

Milton state troopers are looking for a male suspect who they say exposed himself to a female along the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail in Union County. Troopers say the incident was reported between 1 and 2 p.m. Tuesday along the trail in the area of Skunk Hollow Road in Buffalo Township. Troopers say similar incidents have been reported over the past several days along different locations on the trail. The suspect is described as a white male, 5-foot-8, 20-23 years old, with blue jeans, cowboy boots, plaid shirt, shorter brown curly hair, and a hat. Anyone with information is asked to call Milton State Police.

ARMED ROBBERY SENTENCE FOR A LIVERPOOL MAN

A state prison sentence is what a Liverpool man receives, after robbing the CVS Pharmacy inside the Target store at Monroe Marketplace in Snyder County in December 2020.  According to a media outlet, Snyder County District Attorney announced yesterday 36-year-old Eric Shingara was sentenced six-20 years in state prison; this after having entered a guilty plea in June to a first-degree felony charge of attempted robbery.

RECRUITMENT/RETENTION PACKAGE FOR 911 CALL CENTER

Lycoming County Controller, Kristin Rogers,  has accused the county commissioners for behaving beyond the “process established within the law” regarding the recruitment/retention package for the 911 Call Center employees. According to SUN Gazette, at last night’s meeting, Rogers made a motion to amend the package to cover all public safety county employees, including but not limited to 911 employees and adult and juvenile probation. In the end, the plan was approved by a 4-0 vote, with Rogers joining the commissioners.

CITY OF WILLIAMSPORT’S NEW FLUID WEBSITE

The new Williamsport City website was up and running yesterday. The designer is Spyke Krepshaw, assistant professor of computer information at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. The site provides links to sitting members on various city departments, including but not limited to: codes, fire and police. According to SUN Gazette, Mayor Derek Slaughter remarked, “The website is fluid and will continue to be updated and improved upon.” The site is www.cityofwilliamsport.org.

UPDATED COVID-19 DASHBOARD

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Tuesday there were 2,795 additional positive cases of COVID-19 continuing an upward trend in cases across the state. According to therecordonline.com, Centre County increased by 15 Lycoming County reported an increase of 21, Columbia 9, Northumberland 20, Montour 5, Snyder 8 and Union 9.

JERSEY SHORE AREA SCHOOL BOARD

 An open seat on the Jersey Shore Area School Board, opened by the resignation of David Becker, quickly became a point of contention, as resident Jessie Edwards challenged the application process. According to guidelines by the board, Edwards failed to meet the deadline for applying. The board did vote on a motion to allow her name to be placed on the list, but the motion was defeated. According to SUN Gazette, Michael Allen, who was approved by the board to replace Becker following an interview process, was the only applicant for the Region 3 seat.  The next board meeting will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the district board room, 175 A&P Drive.

REQUEST TO REPLACE POSITIONS TRANSFERRED .. DENIED

During the Lycoming County Commissioners meeting yesterday, Krista Rogers, Lycoming County Controller, told the commissioners, “l’m introducing a motion at salary board to recreate the positions in the controller’s office that were illegally transferred to the budget office in April.” According to a report from the SUN Gazette, she continued by saying, “This will restore Lycoming County government operations under PA county Code.”  It was a vote by the salary board on whether to return the positions to the controller’s office, Rogers was the lone yes vote with all three commissioners voting no.

PENN COLLEGE SERVES LITTLE LEAGUE APPETITES

At Penn College, the business and hospitality program does its best  to connect its students to live learning events. The students were set to feed Little League players who had worked up an appetite. Penn College catered 16 teams over a 10-day stretch. The food is prepared ahead of time at Penn College’s campus, then brought over to the Little League World  Series location for the teams and players.  In a story published by SUN Gazette, because of last year’s COVID-19 restriction, the opportunity to cater the Little League World Series is the first hands-on learning for many students. With players, teams, and coaches noticing the hard work issued by the students, who prepared and served the meals are finally in the limelight.

 

 

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