BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MAY 25, 2022

NO ARREST IN WILLIAMSPORT SHOOTING

Williamsport Police have not yet made an arrest after a shooting on Elmira Street late Monday, killed one man and injured another across the street from where the crime took place. According to the Sun Gazette, police say 39 year old Malik Davis was fatally shot outside the home north of High Street, and that bullet ricocheted and went through a second floor window, injuring a resident there who was in the upper bedroom.  That man had only minor injuries and was not hospitalized.  Davis was pronounced dead at UPMC Williamsport just after midnight by the Lycoming County Coroner.  If you have info about the shooting, call Williamsport Police.

ROUTE 287 SHUTS DOWN FROM FATAL WRECK

A fatal accident shut down Route 287 in Mifflin Township last night just after 8pm.  According to the Sun Gazette, an eastbound water tank truck driver hit an embankment after failing to negotiate a curve near Dam Run Road, and Tiadaghton Valley Regional police were called in since it was first reported the wreck was in Cummings Township.  First responders pronounced the driver of the truck deceased at the scene.  Route 287 was shut down for several hours last night. 

CITY SAVED ON MEMORIAL POOL MAINTENANCE

The city of Williamsport has saved taxpayers about 20 thousand dollars by having their public works department make some of the upgrades to the Williamsport Memorial pool.  According to media outlets the pool has had some repairs to fix cracks and leaks, and will now see upgraded electric and LED lighting.  According to Mayor Derek Slaughter, the goal is to have the pool open by this weekend.  You can get a pool pass for the season by calling the Williamsport Recreation Department at (570) 326-6399.

GEISINGER EXTENDS VISITING HOURS

Visitation has been expanded across the entire Geisinger health System.  According a press release, starting this week, visiting hours are now 9am to 8pm.  There is no time limit for visitations, but Geisinger says that they only want two visitors at a patient’s bedside at a time.  Geisinger continues to enforce a mask policy for patients and visitors at their facilities, regardless of vaccination status.

SUSPECT FROM CITY SHOOTING LAST APRIL IN CUSTODY

The man who sheltered Ajani Uhuru, the Sunbury convenience store shooter, before US Marshals apprehended him in Philadelphia Monday afternoon, was brought back to Lycoming County to face firearms charges of his own.  According to the Sun Gazette, Daimeer Abdul Clark was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred in an alley along West Fourth Street in Williamsport April 3rd in which a stray shot struck a bystander who was later treated for his minor injuries.  District Judge William Solomon denied bail for Clark yesterday who faces numerous firearms, assault, and reckless endangerment charges here, as well as firearms charges in Philadelphia.

ARSON CHARGES FOR SHAMOKIN MAN

A man from Shamokin is facing arson charges after he allegedly set two separate fires earlier this month.  According to WNEP, Shamokin police say Joseph Boscolovich, Jr is the person who started a fire that destroyed a vacant house on South 7th street in Shamokin on May 9th, and then allegedly he set fire to a former bar at the corner of North 5th and West Walnut streets on May 10th.  When questioned by police, Boscolovich admitted to setting the fires and said he was tired of the abandoned buildings in the city.  He faces charges including arson, burglary, and risking a catastrophe.

PA FLAGS AT HALF STAFF UNTIL MARCH 28

Governor Wolf has ordered all Commonwealth of Pennsylvania flags on commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds to fly at half-staff until sunset next Saturday.  In accordance with a presidential order, the governor made the immediate invitation for all Pennsylvanians yesterday out of respect for the families who are suffering from the tragic school shooting that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

RIVERKEEPER CLASSES ON THE HIAWATHA

There will be a variety of floating classroom opportunities on the Hiawatha Paddleboat in Williamsport with tickets available for summer sessions starting June 28th.  According to the Sun Gazette, the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association will hold classes through September addressing subjects like, aquatic mammals, aquatic flooding, photography, fish anatomy and microplastics, bats, invasive species and more.  Sessions start at 10am and registration is open to the public while supplies last. Get details at middlesusquehannariverkeeper.org.

SPORTS

PIAA District 4 Varsity Baseball Playoffs
Class AA

Muncy 5                       Sayre 2
South Williamsport 3 Wyalusing 1
Muncie and South Williamsport advance to play at Bowman Field Saturday @11am
Class AAA
Central Columbia 9     Mount Carmel 1
Hughesville 7               Wellsboro 4
Hughesville and Central Columbia play Friday at Bowman Field @ 4:30 PM
D4 Playoff Baseball Games Today
Class AAAA – Montoursville plays Lewisburg at Central Columbia HS @6:30pm,
Danville and Midwest play @4pm at Central Columbia HS


PIAA District 4 Varsity Softball Playoffs

Class A
Cowanesque Valley 6 Canton 0
Montgomery 15                              Millville 0
Bucktail 4                              Sullivan County 0
Montgomery and Bucktail meet at Elm Park in Williamsport Thursday @3pm  
Class AA
South Williamsport 4           Northwest 0
Muncy 3                                 Wyalusing 0
South Williamsport plays Muncy @Elm Park in Williamsport Friday @4:30
Class AAA
North Penn Liberty 3            Bloomsburg 2
Liberty and Central Columbia meet at Elm Park Thursday @5pm
Loyalsock 6                           Montoursville 5
Class AAAA
Jersey Shore and Shamokin play @Elm Park in Williamsport Friday @4:30pm

NBA

Mavericks 119             Warriors 109 Golden State leads 3-1
NBA tonight
Celtics and Heat are in Miami at 8:30 PM on ESPN


NHL Stanley Cup playoffs
Rangers 4            Hurricanes 1  Series is tied up 2-2
Oilers 5               Flames 3 Edmonton leads 3-1
NHL tonight
Blues and Avalanche are in Denver @8 PM on TNT Colorado leads 3-1


MLB

Rockies 2            Pirates 1 in 10 innings
Yankees 7           Orioles 6
Dodgers 9           Nationals 4
Braves 6              Phillies 5
Red Sox 16         White Sox 3
Astro 7                Guardians 3
Giants 13            Mets 12

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