BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS NOVEMBER 17, 2021

MULTI-DAY TRIAL STARTED YESTERDAY FOR MUNCY MAN

A Muncy man, who has been charged with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old started his multi-day trial yesterday. Collin Reid, allegedly forced the girl to sleep in his bed and took nude photos of her. According to Lycoming County Prosecutor Martin Wade, DNA evidence, taken the day of the incident, will be glue to the case. While, on the other side of the courtroom it was defense attorney, Eric Birth, stressed the ideal of guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt.  According to SUN Gazette, the trial, held at the Lycoming County Courthouse, presided over by County Judge Eric Linhardt, is forecast to finish tomorrow.

SHOTS FIRED IN WILLIAMSPORT

Gunshots rang through the neighborhood of Prospect Avenue and Linn Street, with one hitting a moving vehicle, last night around 6 p.m. According to police, there were no reported injuries and witnesses claim up to seven gunshots were heard. Although the vehicle struck was impounded, there are no clear reasons why it was struck by bullets. If you have any information on this incident, please contact the Williamsport Bureau of Police. This shooting remains under investigation.

 

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK IN WILLIAMSPORT

A pedestrian was struck and critically injured on Washington Boulevard last night. The pedestrian was taken to UPMC in critical condition after being struck by a Chevy Malibu in the 200 block. The driver was questioned by Williamsport Bureau of Police. This incident remains under investigation.

LATEST COVID-19 CASES ADDED YESTERDAY

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Tuesday reported COVID-19 cases. Clinton County reported 23 new cases. In Centre County 24 new cases were recorded. Lycoming County added 126 new cases, 71 in Northumberland County, 28 in Snyder, 11 in Union and seven in Montour. Tioga County had 37 new cases listed yesterday.

 

APPEAL APPROVED FOR GOV TOM WOLF AND MASK MANDATE

A Pennsylvania judge yesterday said an order that requires masks inside K-12 schools and child care facilities to contain the coronavirus must expire Dec. 4, although that is unlikely to be the final legal development in the case. The ruling by Commonwealth Court Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon comes a week after her court threw out the statewide mask mandate. When Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration appealed to the state Supreme Court, the automatic suspension of that decision has been granted. Cannon’s ruling, in theory, gives time for the state Supreme Court to take up the case, or for Wolf’s administration to write and enact a mask mandate through an emergency regulation.

INSPIRE INITIATIVE IN PA

Governor Tom Wolf and the Appalachian Regional Commission today announced that more than $1.5 million through the INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) initiative has been awarded to four Pennsylvania projects that help people with substance use disorder (SUD) to successfully get a job or re-enter the workforce.Workforce Solutions for North Central Pennsylvania received a $500,000 award for the PROSPER – From Recovery to Career program. Partners in the collaboration will provide SUD-awareness training to local businesses, certify more recovery specialists and provide customized career planning services to dozens of job seekers.

PROGRAM PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS TRANSITIONING TO CIVILIAN CAREERS

As part of Geisinger’s continued commitment to military service members and veterans, the Geisinger Military Fellowship Program is a 12-week workplace learning experience for service members as they explore civilian career options after the military. Geisinger employs more than 700 military veterans and service members across northeastern and central Pennsylvania in various roles including physicians, nurses, Life Flight pilots, information technology and human resources, among others.

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