BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 29, 2021

LEVEE CONSTRUCTION GETTING CLOSER TO A REALITY

After 10 years in the planning stages, two levee-related projects are under way. According to Jon Sander, Williamsport City engineer, a total of seven of what seems to be the worst cross pipes, which were placed upwards of 60 years ago,  found in the Newberry section of Williamsport are in the process of getting a facelift by Wood Engineering and construction could begin as early as next year.  According to SUN Gazette, the levee must be certified or those protected by it must pay flood insurance. The total price tag, which includes cost of the design and construction is around $750,000.

COVID-19 UPDATED NUMBERS FOR OUR AREA

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Thursday reported new COVID-19 cases statewide, in Clinton County 37 new cases were reported, Centre County saw an increase of 46, while Lycoming County  91, Tioga has 23,  79 new cases in Northumberland County, 28 in Union, 10 in Snyder and nine in Montour.

INSTAGRAM MESSAGES TO JUVENILE GETS DANVILLE MAN ARRESTED

State police arrested a Danville man accused of sending sexually explicit messages and images to a 14-year-old girl. Jacob Ezra Reedy, allegedly sent messages and images to the girl through Instagram. The police were alerted by the child’s mother on Dec. 4. The child and mother reside in Union County. State police at Milton, charged Reedy with multiple felonies and he was arraigned yesterday  by Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey Rowe and returned to Northumberland County Jail, Coal Township, where he’s held on $150,000 cash bail in a related case.

GOVERNOR WOLF VISITING THE REGION

Gov. Tom Wolf is coming back to the Valley today. His office announced the Governor is stopping by a Sunbury-Based Coffee Company, and will announce State Investment for Major Expansion and New Jobs. According to an online media outlet, the project is designed to create upwards of 50 jobs that will benefit the Northumberland County economy.

POLICE STRESS SAFETY THIS WEEKEND

With Halloween taking place this weekend; police throughout the Susquehanna Valley, police are increasing enforcement of those who drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Police remind motorists that driving under the influence of a legal or illegal substance  can lead to driving impairment and lead to injury or death. According to a media outlet, you are urged to pass your keys to a sober driver and arrive alive. “If you feel different, you drive different.”

POLICE REQUESTING ASSISTANCE

On October 26, a woman entered 105 Maynard Street and stole a Samsung Galaxy tablet belonging to the business. The WBP is asking for assistance in identifying this individual. If you have any information regarding the identity of this individual please contact Cpl Dustin Reeder The Williamsport Bureau of Police. The images are available on Facebook at WILQ  WBZD   WZXR

POLICE REQUESTING ASSISTANCE

At the intersection of W Third St @ Market St – On October 22nd , at approximately 12:49 am, a group of male individuals was seen walking east toward the Little League Statue located at the corner of Third St and Market St. As they approached, one of the males dressed in a blue cap, long-sleeved blue shirt, and blue shorts forcefully kicked at and pulled the bat from the statue before placing it onto the ground. Later, at 2:00 am a male and female walking south toward the bridge observed the broken bat on the ground. The female retrieved the bat and, after taking photos with it, left the area heading south with the broken bat from the statue.   The Williamsport Bureau of Police is requesting assistance in identifying both the male individual who damaged the statue and the female who left the area with the broken bat from the statue. If you have any information concerning the identity of these individuals please contact PO Andrew Stevens at the Williamsport Bureau of Police. The images are available on Facebook at WILQ  WBZD  WZXR

WINTER DRIVING IN PA IS BECOMING EASIER

Winter driving is coming. Here in north central pa, we cannot avoid it. But there are ways to help deal with it. The public can access travel information on nearly 40,000 state-maintained roadway miles year-round at www.511PA.com, and during the winter they can find plow-truck locations and details of when state-maintained roadways were last plowed. The information is made possible by PennDOT’s Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) technology, which uses units in each of the over 2,500 department-owned and rented plow trucks to send a cellular signal showing where a truck is located. To help the public prepare for the season and share information about winter services, PennDOT offers operational information and traveler resources at www.penndot.gov/winter.  Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a free smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

POLICE ARE ASKING HELP TO IDENTIFY A SUSPICIOUS MAN

Psp Milton responded and investigated a reported suspicious person/vehicle that occurred in the area of Tower Dr/Bloom Rd, Cooper Twp Montour County on Oct 26 at approximately 4 pm. It was reported a juvenile was approached a short time after exiting a school bus by an unidentified white male who was operating silver small compact sedan and was repeatedly asked about needing a ride home.  The unidentified male can be described as being approx. mid to late 50s in age, heavy set, bald head, ginger/gray speckle mustache, facial/neck discoloration/scaring and wore thick framed square glasses. The juvenile involved was not harmed during this incident.  Anyone with information on similar incidents or have any information to supply with helping identify the suspicious person involved in this encounter is urged to contact PSP Milton.

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS UPCOMING BUDGET

Although they were told the proposed 2022 budget looked good, Loyalsock Township supervisors have not disclosed details as of yet. According to Loyalsock Township Manager Bill Burdett, a public work session is on hand to review the fund balance with the finance committee. With no proposed tax increase, real estate taxes are estimated to remain the same at 0.5 mills.

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP PUBLIC HEARING FOR PARKING

In Loyalsock Township, the supervisors plan on a public hearing regarding no parking for portion of Miller Avenue between Sheridan Street and the Community Park Nov. 9 at 7:15 pm. According to SUN Gazette, the bicycle path has been used during Little League games for parking.

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP PUBLIC HEARING SNOW PARKING

In Loyalsock Township, it is a public hearing for a proposed ordinance detailing no parking during snow events Nov. 23,  7 pm. As reported by the SUN Gazette, the ordinance for this first year, is much like an experiment for more congested zones. According to Township Solicitor Mike Wiley, the penalty structure is currently under review.

LEVEE CONSTRUCTION GETTING CLOSER TO A REALITY

After 10 years in the planning stages, two levee-related projects are under way. According to Jon Sander, Williamsport City engineer, a total of seven of what seems to be the worst cross pipes, which were placed upwards of 60 years ago,  found in the Newberry section of Williamsport are in the process of getting a facelift by Wood Engineering and construction could begin as early as next year.  According to SUN Gazette, the levee must be certified or those protected by it must pay flood insurance. The total price tag, which includes cost of the design and construction is around $750,000.

COVID-19 UPDATED NUMBERS FOR OUR AREA

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Thursday reported new COVID-19 cases statewide, in Clinton County 37 new cases were reported, Centre County saw an increase of 46, while Lycoming County  91, Tioga has 23,  79 new cases in Northumberland County, 28 in Union, 10 in Snyder and nine in Montour.

INSTAGRAM MESSAGES TO JUVENILE GETS DANVILLE MAN ARRESTED

State police arrested a Danville man accused of sending sexually explicit messages and images to a 14-year-old girl. Jacob Ezra Reedy, allegedly sent messages and images to the girl through Instagram. The police were alerted by the child’s mother on Dec. 4. The child and mother reside in Union County. State police at Milton, charged Reedy with multiple felonies and he was arraigned yesterday  by Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey Rowe and returned to Northumberland County Jail, Coal Township, where he’s held on $150,000 cash bail in a related case.

GOVERNOR WOLF VISITING THE REGION

Gov. Tom Wolf is coming back to the Valley today. His office announced the Governor is stopping by a Sunbury-Based Coffee Company, and will announce State Investment for Major Expansion and New Jobs. According to an online media outlet, the project is designed to create upwards of 50 jobs that will benefit the Northumberland County economy.

POLICE STRESS SAFETY THIS WEEKEND

With Halloween taking place this weekend; police throughout the Susquehanna Valley, police are increasing enforcement of those who drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Police remind motorists that driving under the influence of a legal or illegal substance  can lead to driving impairment and lead to injury or death. According to a media outlet, you are urged to pass your keys to a sober driver and arrive alive. “If you feel different, you drive different.”

POLICE REQUESTING ASSISTANCE

On October 26, a woman entered 105 Maynard Street and stole a Samsung Galaxy tablet belonging to the business. The WBP is asking for assistance in identifying this individual. If you have any information regarding the identity of this individual please contact Cpl Dustin Reeder The Williamsport Bureau of Police. The images are available on Facebook at WILQ  WBZD   WZXR

POLICE REQUESTING ASSISTANCE

At the intersection of W Third St @ Market St – On October 22nd , at approximately 12:49 am, a group of male individuals was seen walking east toward the Little League Statue located at the corner of Third St and Market St. As they approached, one of the males dressed in a blue cap, long-sleeved blue shirt, and blue shorts forcefully kicked at and pulled the bat from the statue before placing it onto the ground. Later, at 2:00 am a male and female walking south toward the bridge observed the broken bat on the ground. The female retrieved the bat and, after taking photos with it, left the area heading south with the broken bat from the statue.   The Williamsport Bureau of Police is requesting assistance in identifying both the male individual who damaged the statue and the female who left the area with the broken bat from the statue. If you have any information concerning the identity of these individuals please contact PO Andrew Stevens at the Williamsport Bureau of Police. The images are available on Facebook at WILQ  WBZD  WZXR

WINTER DRIVING IN PA IS BECOMING EASIER

Winter driving is coming. Here in north central pa, we cannot avoid it. But there are ways to help deal with it. The public can access travel information on nearly 40,000 state-maintained roadway miles year-round at www.511PA.com, and during the winter they can find plow-truck locations and details of when state-maintained roadways were last plowed. The information is made possible by PennDOT’s Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) technology, which uses units in each of the over 2,500 department-owned and rented plow trucks to send a cellular signal showing where a truck is located. To help the public prepare for the season and share information about winter services, PennDOT offers operational information and traveler resources at www.penndot.gov/winter.  Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a free smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

POLICE ARE ASKING HELP TO IDENTIFY A SUSPICIOUS MAN

Psp Milton responded and investigated a reported suspicious person/vehicle that occurred in the area of Tower Dr/Bloom Rd, Cooper Twp Montour County on Oct 26 at approximately 4 pm. It was reported a juvenile was approached a short time after exiting a school bus by an unidentified white male who was operating silver small compact sedan and was repeatedly asked about needing a ride home.  The unidentified male can be described as being approx. mid to late 50s in age, heavy set, bald head, ginger/gray speckle mustache, facial/neck discoloration/scaring and wore thick framed square glasses. The juvenile involved was not harmed during this incident.  Anyone with information on similar incidents or have any information to supply with helping identify the suspicious person involved in this encounter is urged to contact PSP Milton.

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS UPCOMING BUDGET

Although they were told the proposed 2022 budget looked good, Loyalsock Township supervisors have not disclosed details as of yet. According to Loyalsock Township Manager Bill Burdett, a public work session is on hand to review the fund balance with the finance committee. With no proposed tax increase, real estate taxes are estimated to remain the same at 0.5 mills.

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP PUBLIC HEARING FOR PARKING

In Loyalsock Township, the supervisors plan on a public hearing regarding no parking for portion of Miller Avenue between Sheridan Street and the Community Park Nov. 9 at 7:15 pm. According to SUN Gazette, the bicycle path has been used during Little League games for parking.

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP PUBLIC HEARING SNOW PARKING

In Loyalsock Township, it is a public hearing for a proposed ordinance detailing no parking during snow events Nov. 23,  7 pm. As reported by the SUN Gazette, the ordinance for this first year, is much like an experiment for more congested zones. According to Township Solicitor Mike Wiley, the penalty structure is currently under review.

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