BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS JAN 3, 2022

REORGANIZING WILLIAMSPORT CITY COUNCIL

A re-organizational meeting is scheduled for tonight at 7 pm for the Williamsport City Council. At the meeting, the agenda includes a vote to elect a president and vice president for the council and an official introduction of Republican Councilman-elect Eric Beiter, who is in the seat previously occupied by Democrat Councilman David Banks. According to SUN Gazette, the meeting also will detail a schedule for committees and will be held remotely to be viewed on the You Tube Williamsport City website.

LOCAL COVID CASES FROM SUNDAY

The Pennsylvania Department of Health released new COVID cases for yesterday.  Clinton County reported 38 new cases on Sunday. In Centre County 163 new infections were recorded. Lycoming County added 138. There were 70 new infections in Northumberland County, 37 in Union County, 19 in Montour and 10 in Snyder on Sunday.

KEYSTONE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MASKING CHANGES

Masking in the Keystone Central School District will be voluntary, but highly recommended. According to Keystone Central School District Superintendent Dr. Jacquelyn Martin, the district has adopted a series of “layered mitigation strategies”  that will take effect tomorrow. In a letter released to the school district staff, students and their families, According to therecordoline.com, Dr. Martin explains that although masking is voluntary, but highly recommended, the masks are still required on school buses, as it is a federal regulation.  She also explains that  if COVID-19 cases reach a level of 5% within a school, families should know that we may be required to close our schools or move to full remote learning at a moment’s notice.  Families who have concerns about in person learning have the option to enroll in the KCSD Virtual Academy for the second semester. 

 

PURSUIT LEADS TO SEARCH

On Sunday evening at 8:29PM, January 02, 2022, South Williamsport Borough Police were involved in a vehicle pursuit that ended when the vehicle drove off the roadway in the 1900 Block of West 973 Highway in Lycoming Township. CRISTOBAL FELIX CINTRON of NC, the driver, fled the scene.  Due to a dangerous temperatures and his lack of protective clothing a search followed with multiple ems, police and fire units and an additional drone unit from Tioga County were utilized in the search for CINTRON, who was located and taken into custody by South Williamsport Borough Police Department. Criminal charges are pending.

 

ADDITIONAL FELONIES FOR MAN IN JAIL OVER FELONY CHILD ENDANGERMENT

A baseball bat was allegedly used by a Lewisburg man to strike his child. Spencer Hackenberg now faces charges stemming from an incident that occurred on the morning of November 18th. Buffalo Valley Regional Police filed the felony charges on Dec. 15 at the office of District Judge Jeffrey A. Rowe, where he was arraigned, and bail was set at $25,000 monetary. According to northcentralpa.com, Hackenburg had previous charges of felony aggravated assault and felony child endangerment which sent him to the Union County Jail in lieu of $100,000 monetary bail.

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