BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS, SEPTEMBER 5, 2021

CHILD ABUSE CHARGES FOR WILLIAMSPORT WOMAN

Williamsport police were alerted by an ER Doctor at UPMC Susquehanna Health Emergency Department in Williamsport to concerns when he had a young 4-year-old patient with possible signs of abuse. According to police, they could see obvious severe swelling on the side of his face and small cuts under his eyes, who reported “mom slapped me in the face.” As reported by northcentralpa.com, the child’s mother, who is 23 and lives in Williamsport, was charged with multiple felonies and is held at the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 monetary bail with a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Aaron Biichle September. 9.

HUMAN ERROR BLAMED ON OVERCHARGING OF NEARLY 110,000 PEOPLE

After saying they overcharged nearly 110,000 people for unemployment interest payments over a decade, the state Department of Labor and Industry will pay out more than $19 million in refunds.According to department officials, notices were mailed out Aug. 27 to 109,554 people, informing them of the mistake and instructing them on how they can receive a refund. Refund amounts go as high as $13,500, with the majority of people owed less than $500. As reported by a media source, in all, the department is obligated to repay just under $19.4 million — $5 million more than it originally estimated it owed in refunds.

POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A LOCK HAVEN MAN WITH ACTIVE WARRANT

Police are requesting assistance in finding, Patrick Shady, 25, of Lock Haven, who is wanted by Pine Creek Township Police to answer for felony narcotics charges. Shady, charged with two counts of felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and one count each of felony criminal use of a communications facility and intentional possession of a controlled substance. According to northcentralpa.com, anyone with information regarding Shady’s whereabouts is being asked to call the Pine Creek Township Police.

RESISTING ARREST IN MONTOUR COUNTY

A traffic stop in Montour County revealed a driver with multiple traffic violations, who was wanted by police.  State police say they noticed a the vehicle August 28 around 10pm. During the course of the traffic stop, they discovered, 33-year-old Nelea Musselman of Orangeville, was wanted by police. As reported by a media outlet, Musselman refused to comply with orders and was subsequently removed from the vehicle and taken into custody. Charges of resisting arrest and the traffic violations have been filed.

LAWSUIT LOOKING TO OVERTURN NEW MASK MANDATE

AP is reporting…The Republican leader of the state Senate and a group of parents filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to overturn the Wolf administration’s new mask mandate for Pennsylvania schools.  The suit, filed in Commonwealth Court, asserts that Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam failed to comply with state law when she ordered masks to be worn in all Pennsylvania public and private schools, as well as child care facilities. The masking order isn’t valid because it didn’t go through the state’s regulatory review process, the lawsuit said. According to a media source, it also accused the Wolf administration of trying to circumvent newly approved constitutional amendments limiting a governor’s emergency powers.

UPDATED COVID-19 DASHBOARD

The Pennsylvania Department of Health Saturday confirmed that Clinton County saw seven new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours; Centre County went up 69; and Lycoming County increased by 59, 47 new cases in Northumberland County, 13 in Snyder, 21 in Union and 10 cases in Montour over the past 24 hours, according to a media source.

BUCKNELL SOPHOMORE EARNED SPOT IN FINAL FOR PARALYMPICS

Bucknell track and field first year Rayven Sample of Jamestown, NY, did compete in the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials on Saturday morning and he finished eighth in the 400m final.   According to an online media outlet, Sample, who qualified with the fourth-fastest time in the prelims (50.01), earned a spot in the final in his Paralympic debut as members of the Bucknell community took in the race on the new video board at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium.

US REP FRED KELLER VISITED AVIS PLANT FOR JERSEY SHORE STEEL

Employing about 200 people, Jersey Shore Steel makes use of steel rail to turn out many products for the furniture and bed frame industries. Following a tour of the Avis plant, U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, came away impressed by the operation. “We are taking an idea and making things useful to families,” plant Superintendent Wade Potter said. Rails are shipped to the plant from around the U.S. and then are tested and treated for the production process, Potter said. As reported by SUN Gazette, the plant is also down about 10% of its full complement of workers. According to Potter, “We are looking for employees.”

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