BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 16, 2022

FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO WILLIAMSPORT BUSINESS FIRE

Williamsport firefighters responded to a fire on Maynard Street yesterday afternoon, after witnesses called 911.  According to the Sun Gazette, fire officials say a make shift covering of a vent was ignited by the heat from a roof fan on the exterior of the Bayard Printing Group about 4:15pm.  The building itself was spared from the fire, but the roof sustained some damage.  Employees evacuated the building and there were no injuries reported.

WOMAN CHARGED WITH DUI, DISORDERLY CONDUCT

A Nisbet woman was arrested for drunk driving last Saturday and after her arrest, became non-compliant with officers taking her to get blood drawn at the hospital.  According to the Sun Gazette, 42 year old Holly Askey was pulled over by state troopers on Route 220 in Porter Township after 9:30pm, and screamed, spit and kicked at the police.  Askey later refused to give a blood sample at the hospital and was placed back in police custody.  She was arraigned on DUI, disorderly conduct and summary traffic violations, and posted 15 thousand dollars bail.

STUDENT BRINGS KNIFE TO SCHOOL

An elementary school student from Milton brought a pocket knife to their school on Monday and the district has updated parents with information on their website.  According to the Daily Item, the juvenile was removed from the classroom after other students told the teachers of the knife that was on the White Deer Elementary campus.  School officials say that a School Resource Officer is investigating the incident.  White Deer Elementary went right back to a normal schedule after the incident.  The schools’ website is  www.elsd.org

NO LITTER BOXES PLANNED AT EAST LYCOMING

The East Lycoming School board addressed social media rumors this week at the board meeting that the school would accommodate students who choose identify as dogs, cats or other animals, by  providing litter boxes or veterinary care.  According to the Sun Gazette, there was a large presence of parents at the meeting this week, but there was not any high emotion discussion of the Facebook rumors, which are false.  Basically, administrators are being asked by parents to ask all teachers to enforce a dress code after some students report they are seeing peers wearing animal ears, and tails in class.

MAN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARIZING APARTMENT

Police say a Cogan Station man who spent hours in an apartment of a friend he had previously visited, but didn’t have permission to return to, was arrested for burglary September 11th, after he was discovered inside when the resident returned home.  According to North Central PA dot com, Bernard Alfred Kahn allegedly took items from the residence when he tried to flee out a window, and police say he made tea while there.  Kahn was charged with first-degree burglary and criminal trespassing and was incarcerated in lieu of 10 thousand dollars bail.

BLOOMSBURG SHOOTING SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

Police have arrested the 21 year old man from Sunbury who allegedly shot another man in the leg at a Bloomsburg bar last weekend.  According to police reports, Kenneth Meeker of Sunbury was apprehended by Bloomsburg police Wednesday.  He faces aggravated and simple assault charges, as well as reckless endangerment.  Meeker was taken to the Columbia County Prison in lieu of 100 thousand dollars bail.

LANE BLOCKED ON ROUTE 15 NORTH NEAR TROUT RUN

PennDOT is reporting that a contractor will be working today along Route 15 north and a lane will be restricted near exit 148 for Trout Run and Canton.  According to a press release, there will be soil remediation and restoration of the roadway after a previous crash.  Motorists heading through Lewis Township should watch for the left lane of Rt. 15 north to be closed between the hours of 8am and 4pm today.

FLU SHOT DRIVE THRU THIS SATURDAY

Geisinger invites you to get your flu vaccine this Saturday at their Super Saturday event!  Participants do not need an appointment for the drive-thru vaccine shots. The first of three Saturdays will have drive-thru shots, 9am to 3pm for anyone age 3 and older at  Geisinger Medical Center Muncy  at 255 Route 220, Geisinger Medical Clinic Lock Haven  at 68 Spring St and at 19 other locations across the Geisinger Health System. Geisinger Pediatrics Lewisburg, 55 Medical Park Drive, will offer walk-in flu shots for patients older than six months old. Two other Super Saturday events will be held on Oct. 8 and Nov. 5.  Get information at Geisinger.org

SPORTS

PIAA District 4
Football

Troy 44      Wyalusing 12

PIAA District 4 Football Friday Line-up – Week 4
MONTGOMERY
MUNCY (THE OLD SHOE GAME)
(BYB GAME OF THE WEEK)

DANVILLE – LOYALSOCK

MONTOURSVILLE – CENTRAL COLUMBIA

COWANESQUE VALLEY – SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT

WARRIOR RUN – HUGHESVILLE

JERSEY SHORE – SHIKELLAMY

LEWISBURG – SOUTHERN COLUMBIA

CENTRAL MOUNTAIN – MIFFLINBURG

MILTON – MOUNT CARMEL

SHAMOKIN – SELINSGROVE

BLOOMSBURG – MIDD-WEST

Girls Soccer
Montoursville 2              Southern Columbia 1 (2OT)
Wellsboro 1                    Towanda 0
South Williamsport 9    Millville 0
Troy 3                            Athens 0
Muncy 17                      CMVT 0
Benton 8                        Sullivan County 0
Midd-West 4                  Hughesville 3

Boys Soccer
Williamsport 2               Central Mountain 1
Selinsgrove 8                 Milton 2
Lewisburg 2                   Jersey Shore 1
Danville 11                    Shamokin 1
East Juniata 7                St. Joseph’s Catholic 2
Central Columbia 2       Mifflinburg 0
Southern Columbia 2     Montoursville 1
Warrior Run 3               Loyalsock 1
Altoona 3                       Shikellamy 2
NFL

Chiefs 27            Chargers 24

NFL this Sunday

Steelers Home Opener with the Patriots is at 1pm – CBS
Jets and Cleveland 1pm – CBS
Giants and the Panthers 1pm – Fox
Bengals and the Cowboys 4:25 – CBS
Monday night football
Eagles host the Vikings for their opener at 8:30pm – ABC/ESPN+

NASCAR
Saturday night race at Bristol 6:30pm on the Twin Valley’s Talk Radio Network or WILQ’s HD3

MLB

White Sox 8       Guardians 2
Rays 11              Blue Jays 0
Marlins 5            Phillies 3
Mets 7                 Pirates 1
Reds 3                 Cardinals 2

NCAA football

Penn State goes to Auburn 3:30pm – CBS
Pitt is @ Western Michigan 7:30 PM
California is @ Notre Dame 2:30pm – NBC
Towson is in Morgantown West Virginia at 1 PM on ESPN+

NBA
Michael Jordan’s iconic ‘The Last Dance’ jersey from the 1998 NBA Finals was sold in a Sotheby’s auction for $10.1 million, it was announced yesterday. It’s a new all-time record for any piece of sports memorabilia.

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