BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

MARIJUANA ARREST ON BU CAMPUS

A Bloomsburg University Police Officer said he waited unnoticed and watched a man in the backseat of his vehicle weigh what appeared to be marijuana. Hamid Kaba of Collingdale, was inside his vehicle with a dome light on when officers observed him inside a parking garage on campus. The Officer positioned himself near the passengers side of the vehicle and continued to observe Kaba as he allegedly weighed and bagged marijuana. Officers said a search of the vehicle turned up 143.5 grams of marijuana that was divided into two bags.. Kaba was charged with one count of felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and two counts of misdemeanor use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Kaba is being held on $75,000 monetary bail. (NCP

STATE POLICE LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON DOG ATTACK

Pennsylvania State Police at Montoursville are looking for information regarding a dog attack on Tuesday night in Lycoming County. According to state police, a tan/brown in color possible shepherd mix dog weighing approximately 50 pounds attacked a female victim on Fairfield Church Road. The attack, which is allegedly said to be unprovoked, occurred at 9 p.m. Sept. 7. The dog had a red heart on its collar. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Montoursville. (NCP

FREE COVID-19 CLINIC

One of the Valleys state parks will be the site of a free COVID19 vaccine clinic next SaturdayGovernor Tom Wolf announced the Shikellamy State Park will be one of five state parks hosting a vaccine clinic. The Shikellamy State Park clinic will take place next Saturday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Governor Wolf says clinics will provide either the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. (KOK

ASSAULT IN BLOOMSBURG

Bloomsburg police officers said they witnessed a man kick a woman in the face after being disturbance called to the scene of a domestic at a local bar. Douglas May of Bloomsburg was arrested and taken into custody. May, who has an active DUI case against him, was charged with seconddegree misdemeanor simple assault and a summary offense of harassment. May posted $10,000 monetary bail on Sept. 5. (NCP

DOMESTIC IN DORNSIFE

A witness told Troopers from PSP Stonington that a clogged toilet allegedly angered a man to the point of choking her on Sept. 6 in Upper Mahanoy Township. Michael Branswich of Dornsife was charged with seconddegree felony strangulation, seconddegree misdemeanor simple assault, and a summary charge of harassment. Branswich allegedly choked the accuser several times and grabbed her arm with enough force to cause bruising. Branswich posted $20,000 monetary bail on Sept. 9. Branswich is scheduled to appear before Judge Toomey on Sept. 14 for a preliminary hearing. (NCP

WILLIAMSPORT CITY COUNCIL’S MEETING

Thursday nights Williamsport City Council meeting was heated at times as Williamsport continues to struggle with financial issues stemming from the former administrations 2019 and 2020 budgets. The city has yet to sign off on a project for a new scoreboard at Bowman Field because they are unwilling to use American Rescue Plan funds to foot the bill. Williamsport received a $600,000 grant with part of that money being budgeted for a new scoreboard. Thanks to this grant, the scoreboard project is set to begin on Sept. 13th, but Council stressed the importance of locating funding outside of the Rescue Plan funds. (NCP

COVID-19 DASHBOARD

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 5,005 new cases of COVID19. There were 58 new cases in Lycoming County, 51 in Northumberland County, 30 in Union County, 12 in Snyder, and 8 in Montour. (DOH/KOK

MESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR ABOUT FLAGS

Governor Wolf released a video on Friday to all Pennsylvanians to put their flags at halfstaff in remembrance of the September 11th attacks. In order to remember those who lost their lives, all United States and Commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex and Commonwealth facilities throughout the state will also be lowered to halfstaff. The United States Flag and the Commonwealth Flag shall remain at halfstaff until sunset. (WKOK

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