BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 11, 2022

HARRASSMENT CHARGES FILED IN WILLIAMSPORT

Charges against a Williamsport woman have been held for court following an investigation.  According to the police affidavit, the incident occurred in December 2021 when Terry Moore attacked a woman and two others outside a café at the 400 block of Washington Boulevard.  Asia Ungard sustained injuries allegedly inflicted by Moore who was said to have punched kicked and bitten her, and was transported to the hospital.  Twenty-four year old Moore faces Simple assault and harassment charges.

A GOOSE STRIKE CAUSED A FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH

An unnamed motorcyclist was killed in Bucks County Friday morning after a goose flew out of the woods and hit him in the head along River Road in Bristol Township. Witnesses say the man, who was not wearing a helmet and riding a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle around 10am, was hit by the goose, sideswiped a sedan in the oncoming lane and then hit a Toyota SUV.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  According to the Bucks County Courier Times, police have not released the name of the victim, but ask that anyone with information about it call police.  

TENTATIVE BUDGET PRESENTED FOR LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP

In a budget presentation at the Loyalsock Township School board meeting at the end of last week, the business manager said the budget is a work in progress, tentatively showing a .50 mill real estate tax increase.  According to the Sun Gazette, a final 26.3 million dollar budget for the school is expected to be passed in June and currently is showing a deficit even with the increase factored in.  Hirings and ways to address discipline issues make up some of the need for the tax hike, which could bring almost 400 thousand dollars and make the total millage rate 15.6.  For a resident, this means about 50 dollars more in property taxes per 100 thousand dollars of assessed home value.

EMPLOYMENT INCENTIVES AT NORRY PRISON

New incentives are to be implemented at the Northumberland County prison to bolster their staff, including bonuses for getting friends to apply for positions there, and 500 dollars for working 6 months without any last minute call-offs.  The new recruitment program was approved this week and will go into effect starting TODAY.  According to media outlets there is also a Deputy Warden position open at the Coal Township Northumberland County lockup.  The county has been struggling with a shortage of correctional officers. 

MAN ADMITS TO STABBING SHAMOKIN WOMAN

A Shamokin man turned himself in at the end of last week for fatally stabbing a Shamokin woman with a sword April 1st.  According the Daily item, 21 year old Corey Quincy told police that in his Vine Street home he became angry with Rhonda Pearce, while demanding drugs, and stabbed her with a sword following a struggle.  Police say the gruesome scene was left for three days before they were called.  Quincy has been charged with felony homicide and abuse of a corpse last night in Shamokin District Court. 

LOCK HAVEN FATHER IN TROUBLE FOR TAKING KIDS

A Lock Haven man who took his two young sons out to dinner last Tuesday and didn’t return them to their mother who has custody, was apprehended in Franklin, Virginia and charged with Interference with the Custody of Children as well as other charges Thursday.  According to the Record Online, Sean Michael Hendershot Jr.’s two and six year old boys were found safe and returned with their family in Pennsylvania Thursday.  Hendershot waived extradition and is being transported back to Clinton County for his arraignment this week.

DUBOISTOWN APPROVES RENTAL INSPECTION ORDINANCE

A rental inspection ordinance was approved at the DuBoistown Borough Council Meeting last week in addition to approval for a contract for manhole restoration.  According to the Sun Gazette, the rental inspection ordinance for non-owner occupied homes will be required every four years and allows the borough to communicate with both the home owner and tenant.  The manhole cover project will take place along Euclid and Edgewood Avenues.  The Duboistown community yard sale date was also announced for Saturday May 7th from 8am til 1pm.  Email abaker @duboistown dot org to register.

AUTISM RESOURCE CENTER TO BE BUILT AT MU

Mansfield University will be using a grant from AllOne Foundation to develop an Autism Resource Center to enhance regional training opportunities for families, students and educators.  According to a press release from Mansfield University the 126 thousand dollar grant will provide specific training modules for first responders which will be implemented in partnership with the MU Public Safety Training Institute.  Local students and parents will also be able to benefit from a lending library on the Mansfield Campus that will help families living with Autism and school districts connect easier.  

SPORTS

NBA
Nets 134                    Pacers 126
Hornets 124             Wizards 108
Cavaliers 133            Bucks 115
Hawks 130                Rockets 114
Celtics 139                Grizzlies 110
Knicks 105                Raptors 94
Magic 125                 Heat 111
76ers 118                   Pistons 106
Bulls 124                   Timberwolves 120
Mavericks 130          Spurs 120
Lakers 146                Nuggets 141 in OT
Clippers 138              Thunder 88
Warriors 128             Pelicans 107 
Kings 116                  Suns 109
Jazz 111                     Trailblazers 80
NHL
Capitals 4                  Bruins 2
Penguins 3                 Predators 2
Lightning 5                Sabers 0
Wild 6                        Kings 3
Hurricanes 5             Ducks 2
Stars 6                       Blackhawks 4
Jets 4                          Senators 3
MLB
 A’s 4                          Phillies 1
Rays 8                       Orioles 0       
White Sox 10            Tigers 1
Reds 6                       Braves 3
Nationals 4                Mets 2
Rangers 12                Blue Jays 6
Guardians 17            Royals 3
Twins 10                    Mariners 4
Pirates 9                     Cardinals 4
Brewers 5                  Cubs 4           
Rockies 9                   Dodgers 4     
Giants 3                     Marlins 2
Astros 4                     Angels 1
Padres 10                   Diamondbacks 5
Red Sox 4                  Yankees 3

SPORTS 4/11/22

GOLF
American Scottie Scheffler finished the Masters with a double bogey Sunday, ending at ten under, but it was enough to secure his first major and green jacket at the 2022 Masters Tournament. McIlroy followed at 7 under and Ireland’s Shane Lowry was third at 5 under. Scheffler brought home a 2.7 million dollar purse.

Tiger Woods may have played his worst games at Augusta National in his professional career, but media outlets say he’ll be remembered for playing with determination and grit, admitting to reporters that he was in pain at the conclusion of the tournament.  He posted 4 consecutive rounds at 6 over 78, 13 over par in 47th place.  Woods did commit to playing in The Open at St. Andrews in July and may play in next month’s PGA Championship.

NASCAR

At Martinsville Saturday evening, William Byron took the lead on pit road after Stage 2 stops and held it leading for 212 laps and became the first repeat winner this season in NASCAR’s Cup Series.

NFL
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins died early Saturday morning after he was struck by a dump truck while he was walking on a South Florida highway. Haskins was training in South Florida with other Steelers quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers. Haskins was 24 years old.
Gary Brown, who spent seven seasons as the Dallas Cowboys’ running backs coach, died Sunday after being treated for cancer. He was 52. Brown was with the Cowboys from 2013 to 2019.

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