BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS FEB 5 & 6, 2022

LOOKING AT POSSIBLY SELLING CITY HALL

Tours before finding a possible buyer for Williamsport City Hall, 245 W Fourth Street, were recently announced by the Williamsport City Council.  In fact, according to SUN Gazette, a formal request for proposals, reaching out to realtors, has been advertised.   According to Jon Sander, City Engineeer, PennBid is the electronic forum for sealed proposals to be entered by those interested real estate brokers. The building has been closed due to water issues from the roof and then the heater coil that released hot water throughout the building. Accessible upgrades are at a standstill, according to city codes administrator, Joseph Geradi.

PA COVD CASES FOR AREA

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Friday reported new cases. Clinton County reported 32 new cases. In Centre County 85 new cases were recorded. Lycoming County added 159. There were 90 in Northumberland County, 40 in Snyder, 29 in Union and 14 in Montour.

ONE IN CUSTODY FROM SUNBURY STABBING

A 20-year old Sunbury man allegedly stabbed Rashah Johnson, also of Sunbury, sending him to the Geisinger Medical Center in critical condition on Friday evening in the 300 block of Race Street in the city.  Seth Ruhl is in police custody, facing felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges. He is awaiting his arraignment today.  According to the Daily Item, there were no details on injuries or status of Johnson from the Geisinger Medical Center.

 

FATAL FIRE

The Lycoming County Coroner’s Office was called to Lewis Twp. on Lower Bodines Rd. at the scene of a trailer fire after 0145 AM.  One person and 3 dogs perished in the fire.  The investigation into the cause and origin of the fire is being conducted by the State Police Fire Marshal Cpl. Nicholas Loffredo and Trooper Nathan Birth, who determined the fire to be accidental in nature.  The deceased was 32 year old Steven Greene, the son of Jacolyn and Mark Smith who resided in the trailer next to the fire scene.  The cause of death was due to smoke inhalation and severe burns. The deceased was pronounced dead at the scene by Chief Deputy Coroner Jerold Ross. Responding agencies included Trout Run, Ralston, Hepburn Twp., Old Lycoming Twp., Woodward Twp., Duboistown, Eldred Twp., and Plunketts Creek Twp..  Additional details will be released as the investigation continues.

MAN IN CUSTODY FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON SHOOTING

Multiple gunshots rang through the neighborhood in the area of 96 Villas Drive in Porter Township Friday afternoon, at approximately 1:26 pm. One person was shot and taken to the hospital and the shooter was apprehended. The victim’s condition is unknown at this time. As of Saturday and a press release from the State Police, Nigil Akeem Lee was in custody with charges filed.

 

CRASH SENDS THREE TO HOSPITAL

A multiple vehicle crash sends one driver to the hospital with serious injuries. Saturday afternoon around 3:30 pm on Route 220, near Lime Bluff Road, it was reported to be a head on collision with multiple vehicles involved.  Reports suggest upwards of three people were transported to UPMC and their conditions are unknown at this time.

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