BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 26, 2022

THREE TEENS CHARGED WITH ARMED ROBBERY IN WILLIAMSPORT

A couple were robbed at gunpoint and fired upon late Monday afternoon at the 11-hundred block of Market Street in Williamsport and three teenagers have been taken into custody after a short search around the scene of the crime.  According to the Sun Gazette, 19 year old Nyreese Turner, 16 year old Aajujuan Johnson and a 13 year old juvenile, all of Williamsport, who police say each have a criminal history fled from the scene.  The three demanded money and possessions from the victims who ran away when shots were fired in their direction.  Police say they may be seeking a fourth suspect involved with the two teens who have been arraigned on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges and jailed with no bail.  Police say the juvenile suspect will be petitioned into court on similar charges.

SECOND FIRE IN 8 DAYS IS SUSPICIOUS

The state Fire marshal is investigating in Hepburn Township after a fire yesterday morning was at the same property as the barn that was destroyed in a fire last week.  According to the Sun Gazette, volunteer firefighters were called back to 1708 Rose Valley Road at 4am where the home at the property was engulfed in flames.  There were no injuries, police say the residents were not home at the time.  It was declared under control after 5:15 and the fire marshal has opened a case, since the cause was undetermined in the barn fire that had occurred October 17th at the same address.

VICTIM IN I-80 CRASH IDENTIFIED

The man killed in the tractor trailer accident Sunday I-80 east in Union County has been identified.  According to the Daily item, police say 70 year old Thomas K. Loner, of Coburn Centre County was hauling milk around 12:15pm when his vehicle drifted off the south shoulder, striking a guardrail, and overturning in a ditch about four miles west of  the Route 15 exit to White Deer.  He was pronounced dead at the scene. Another car, driven by 58 year old Cheryl-Anne Harte of New Wales in the eastbound lane, was struck by Loner before the truck went off the road.  Harte was not injured.

LYCOMING COLLEGE NAMES STADIUM FOR HEAD COACH

Lycoming College has named their stadium for their longtime head football coach, Frank Girardi at a ceremony Tuesday at the college.  According to North Central PA dot com, the unveiling included Lycoming dignitaries, coaches, former and current players, and numerous family members of the coach.  The former head coach was with th team from 1972 until 2007 and has been recognized for many accolades as well as winning 257 games, two national championship games, and for being a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. The Lycoming Warrior football team will play its home games on David Person Field at Girardi Stadium beginning in 2023.

BED MAKER JOINS LITTLE LEAGUE IN SUIT

Local furniture manufacturer, John Savoy and Son Inc. of Montoursville and Little League International have joined together to request the dismissal of the suit filed by the parents of the Utah Little League player who was seriously injured when he fell from his bunk at the Little League World Series in August.  The defendants say the suit requires more specific allegations of negligence in order to prepare a defense.  They also have joined to request the venue of the case be moved to Lycoming County, it is currently in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and seeks damages in excess of 50 thousand dollars.

WOMAN REQUIRED TO GIVE UP MEDICAL CARD AFTER MISDEMEANOR

A woman from Lycoming County who allowed a child playing at her house with her daughter, to eat a marijuana laced Rice Krispy Treat she made in the home,was charged with disorderly conduct and was required to surrender her Pennsylvania Marijuana Medical Card.  According to North Central PA dot com, 42 year old Heather Ann Smith pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge in District Court and will serve 6 months’ probation. Charges of endangering the welfare of a child were dismissed, but Smith had to provide her fingerprints at the conclusion of the hearing.  This is the first time a Lycoming County resident has had to give up a medical card after an arrest.

LAWYER FOR FORMER DA WANTS DUI DISMISSED

Lawyers for former PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane are seeking to have her DUI case dismissed after they say the prosecution could not present sufficient evidence supporting the case.  According to the Standard Journal, the Times Tribune of Scranton says Kane’s attorney wants the court to disallow Kane’s field sobriety results and video of her drinking at a bar prior to an accident last March 12th in Scranton.  That DUI arrest led to Kane’s probation violation of her 2016 conviction from leaking secret investigative files as Attorney General to embarrass a rival prosecutor and lying about it.  Kane was sentenced to two months to a year, but was directly paroled to a residential alcohol treatment center.

FARMERS CAN PROVIDE THEIR LAND FOR PROFIT

Farmers interested in retaining the ownership of their farm while realizing an income from the property, can apply to participate in the Agricultural Land Preservation Program in Lycoming County. According to the Sun Gazette, through a combined state/county purchase, farmers can submit an application for the use of their entire parcel of land if they have 50 acres or more, made up of at least 50 percent crop or grazing land or pasture.  Deadline to Apply is October 31st with a $50 processing fee for each application.  For information call 570-433-3003.

SPORTS

PIAA District 4
Class AA
Girls Tennis State Championship 1st Round
Hughesville defeated Wyomissing 4-1
Lancaster Country Day beat Jersey Shore 4-1

Class AA Boys Soccer
Central Columbia 3     Williamson 0
Loyalsock 2                  Montoursville 1
PIAA Girls Soccer today @Loyalsock HS
Troy vs. Hughesville  – 6pm
Montoursville vs. Milton  – 8pm

NBA
Wizards 120                 Pistons 99
Pelicans 113                 Mavericks 111
Thunder 108                Clippers 94
Suns 134                      Warriors 105
NHL
Bruins 3                        Stars 1
Coyotes 6                     Blue Jackets 3
Devils 6                        Red Wings 2
Wild 3                           Canadiens 1
Blackhawks 4               Panthers 2
Avalanche 3                 Rangers 2
Flames 4                       Penguins 1
Kraken 5                       Sabers 1
Kings 4                         Lightning 2

NFL Thursday night football tomorrow Baltimore is in Tampa Bay at 8:15 on prime video
MLB
Phillies vs Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston – Friday 8:03pm 118th World Series

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