BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 19, 2020

WILLIAMSPORT WOMAN DIES FROM GUNSHOT
The second shooting in ten days in the city has turned into the second homicide in Williamsport in the same two week period.  The woman who was shot inside her home last Thursday night died while in surgery shortly after arriving at UPMC WIlliamsport.  According to the Sun Gazette, the Lycoming County Coroner reported that 31 year old Jimia Alston passed just before 8pm while doctors were attempting to save her life after the shooting that occurred after 6:30 on Louisa Street.  Alston  had five children who were inside the home at the time of the shooting, but none were injured.  Police have not released any details about the crime and don’t believe the homicide that occurred on Campbell street last week is related to this incident.

ACCIDENT INVOLVING TRUCK CARRYING BEES CLOSED INTERSTATE
An Accident along I-81 Friday night in Luzerne County involving a truck carrying nearly a million honeybees crashed and shut down the interstate for at least 5 hours.  According to WNEP, the driver of the truck carrying the bees lost control of the truck around mile marker 149 on 81 around 5:30pm which spilled the bees which were rounded up by beekeepers who were called to the scene by Emergency crews from Valley Regional Fire and Rescue.  They attempted to save as many as they could and  continue to transport them to their destination.  One firefighter was stung on the lip, but no other injuries were reported

LYCOMING COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE
Lycoming County has 8 new positive cases of COVID-19 at their last check from Saturday for a total of 866 cases since the pandemic began.  As of October 9th the state reported that the weekly test positivity rate in Lycoming County was 4.1% and the weekly rate of new cases was 65.1 new cases per 100,000 people. The State Department of Health indicated Saturday that there were 1,857 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 180,943.

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE
Today is the last day for Pennsylvanians to register to vote in the general election at close of business today.   At votespa.com you can check your registration, apply for online voter registration or update voter information, such as change of name, address, or party affiliation.  If you are a registered voter and want to vote by mail, the deadline to apply is  October 27th at 5pm.

MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE
A man who allegedly claimed to be a corrections officer at the Lycoming County Prison, is facing felony charges after leading police on a high speed chase. Last week, Muncy police officer Raymond Kontz III was in Brady Township around 11 pm and witnessed Devin Baily speeding on a motorcycle going 75 in a 45n and eventually reached top speeds of 95 mph while attempting to elude police. Police cut Bailey off and detained him when they found him without the proper license.  He was jailed under 50,000 dollars unsecured bail.

MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY THEFT
Man with several active cases against him in Lycoming County has been arrested for felony burglary and theft by unlawful taking.  Police say Samuel Joseph Agor broke into Acme BBQ and stole food on Sept. 26 and also into The Tiny Bakery Shop, 443 Market St., on Sept. 28 where he was found unconscious with drugs and paraphernalia as well as with food and items from the Acme BBQ.  Agor, who was questioned in connection to a break-in in Old Lycoming on Sept. 23, is being held at the Lycoming County Prison on $100,000 monetary bail.

WOLF VETOED RESTAURANT BILL
Governor Wolf vetoed Bill 2513 last week which was legislation that could have allowed restaurant owners to open back up at 100% capacity. According to the  Wolf administration, the decision to veto was made on the grounds of keeping the public safe and promoting mitigation efforts. He also sited that the bill contained “constitutional infirmities” stating in his veto message that it attempts to take away his executive authority during the existing COVID-19 disaster emergency.

EMERGENCY FIRE DRILL AT AIRPORT
A drill by the Federal Aviation Administration was conducted over the weekend at Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville.  According to the Sun Gazette, five fire companies from the area participated with paramedics and EMTs from Williamsport UPMC in the simulation that is required by federal authorities every 3 years.  Airport fire officials directed a pair of mock collisions in which 15 victims were injured.  Fake smoke was used during the drill inside the planes provided by Penn College of Technology.

 

SPORTS
MLB

The Dodgers came back and beat the Braves 4-3 yesterday in the National League championship series  – LA Advances to Game one of the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays coming up this Tuesday.

NFL
Steelers beat the Browns 38-7, Giants over Washington 20-19, the Ravens beat the Eagles 30-28, Bears over the Panthers 23-16, the Buccaneers beat the Packers 38-10, 49ers over the Rams 24-16, Dolphins blanked the Jets 24-nothing, Lions over the Jaguars 34-16, and the Broncos beat the Patriots 18-12, Falcons over the Vikings 40-23, Colts beat the Bengals 31-27, and Titans over the Texans 42-36 in OT
Monday night football Chiefs and the bills, at 5 PM and the Cardinals play the Cowboys at 8:15

NASCAR
Joey Logano got his first win since COVID in Kansas yesterday holding off Kevin Harvick in the last laps, followed by Alex Bowman, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch finished fifth.  Logano now advances to the Championship 4 in Phoenix, November 8th

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