BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 28, 2022

LYCO RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN JANUARY 6TH PLEAD GUILTY

A South Williamsport man and a Williamsport woman entered guilty pleas in a Washington DC court yesterday for their role in the January 6th insurrection of the US Capitol.  According to the Sun Gazette, 47 year old Mark Aungst and 51 year old Tammy Bronsburg will face sentencing on misdemeanors of demonstrating in a restricted building on September 27th, which could bring 6 months of jailtime or probation plus a fine and restitution.  Court records show the two traveled by bus to Washington for former President Trump’s stop the steal rally and marched to the Capitol with others.

EX GIRLFRIEND CHARGED WITH HARASSMENT

Harassment charges have been filed against a 23 year old woman from Catawissa who may have made over 43 calls to her ex in a 22 hour period during a time when police were investigating a theft at his home.  According to police, Trey Harkins reported a break in to his  home alleging that ON June 19th his ex, Kaitlin McKenna, had come to the Pine Street house where they used to live together; assaulting him and stealing money. Police say the harassing phone calls began after Harkins reported the theft.  McKenna was charged with harassment, but no charges have been filed as of yet in the break-in.

ROAD WORK IN MUNCY THIS WEEK

Penn DOT has updated information about road work that continues this week in Muncy.  According to a press release, the intersection of Water and Washington streets will be closed so that Susquehanna Valley Construction Corporation can install new drainage, inlets, and ADA ramps.  There will be long term detours in Muncy on Route 405 north and southbound  as well as posted detours for truck traffic heading between I-180 and Montgomery which will take exit 5 for Turbotville, using 54 and 405 into Montgomery.  All work is weather permitting.

FUTURE MASTER GOLFER LIVES IN SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT

Logan McGinn, a ten year-old golfer from South Williamsport, won the 73rd Annual Future Masters Tournament that wrapped up in Dothan, Alabama last Saturday.  According to the Sun Gazette, Logan shot a 67 on the 10-under course, one stroke under the course record.  Logan has become an accomplished golfer with previous wins in the Colonial Williamsburg Classic and Copperhead Classic, runner-up in the Holiday Classic, as well as taking third at the Jekyll Island Cup. Logan is in Palm Beach Gardens Florida for the Under Armor Summer Nationals at PGA National this week, before he comes back home to compete in Little League all-stars in Williamsport this summer.

FORMER PSU STUDENT ADMITS TO VANDALISM

A former Penn State student faces four felony charges after she admitted to vandalizing the Nittany Lion Shrine on May 7th of this year.  According to North Central PA dot com, the Daily Collegian reported 23 year old Julia Cipparulo of New Jersey said she broke the ear off the lion and splashed paint on the shrine in response to the school’s cover up of abuses, hazing and student deaths.  Cipparulo will have her preliminary hearing on charges of institutional vandalism, criminal mischief, theft, and receiving stolen property this week.

CONTRACTOR FACES CRIMINAL CHARGES

A local contractor is facing criminal charges after he signed a contract and took money to remodel a bathroom in a Muncy Creek home in 2021 and only did the demolition work.  According to the Sun Gazette, Albert Zeitler of No Boundaries Construction was charged with theft by deception failure to perform services and making false statements.  He waived his preliminary hearing and is free today on five thousand dollars bail.

IMPACT FEE PAYOUTS DISTRIBUTED

Payments from Natural gas impact fees have been distributed across our area according to a notice by 83rd District Representative Jeff Wheeland of Loyalsock Township.  The Sun Gazette reports that out of 123.2 million dollars provided to communities directly affected by drilling through Act 13 of 2012, the city of Williamsport has received over 528 thousand dollars of it.  Other Lycoming County communities receiving payments include Armstrong, Clinton, Loyalsock, Old Lycoming, Susquehanna and Woodward townships as well as DuBoistown, Montgomery, and South Williamsport Boroughs.

NEW PUMP TRACK INSTALLED IN WATSONTOWN PARK

The Watsontown borough has used a 32 thousand dollar award from DCED Greenways Trails and recreation fund to install a new pump track for recreational skateboarding and biking in Watsontown Memorial Park.  The installation of a 53 x 20 foot pump track from American Ramp Company was approved by council and cost a total of 37 thousand dollars.  The gravel pad had already been prepared for the area where the track is installed, but the portable nature of the project can allow for a new layout or additions when funds allow.  The borough said that TK Tackle has a food truck and vendor event planned for the park July 9th.

SPORTS

MLB

Yankees 9           A’s 5
Nationals 3         Pirates 2
Blue Jays 7         Red Sox 2
Twins 11             Guardians 1
Orioles 9             Mariners 2
Rockies 4            Dodgers 0
Angels 4              White Sox 3
Rangers 10          Royals 4
Cardinals 9         Marlins 0

MLB News
After Sunday’s brawl between the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels, punishment was handed down by Major League Baseball. Yesterday they suspended 12 players, managers and coaches for a total of 47 games after an extensive fight that began after Angels pitcher Andrew Wantz hit Mariners outfielder Jesse Winker with a pitch.

MLB Draft League
Crosscutters come home tonight for a three game series this week against the West Virginia Black Bears – first pitch at 6:35pm

NCAA Athletics
Penn State Harrisburg Athletics has been awarded the 2021-22 the United East Conference Presidents’ Cup. They earned four United East championships, including men’s basketball, baseball, and men’s and women’s soccer. Men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s golf, and men’s and women’s tennis earned runner-up finishes at their respective championship events, while women’s volleyball, women’s basketball and softball also earned postseason tournament nods. Cups are awarded for athletic success, academic excellence, community service and sportsmanship.

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