Category Archives: Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 17, 2019

INTOXICATED MAN WITH A GUN BREAKS INTO HOME A Williamsport man was threatened in his own home by a drunken man who entered illegally and brandished a handgun this week.  Karl Matz called 911 after confronting an intoxicated man who had entered his W. Fourth Street residence last Monday.  When police arrived, they took Todd…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 16, 2019

PARAMEDIC ATTACKED BY PATIENT A female paramedic was attacked in the back of an ambulance by a patient she was trying to treat last Friday afternoon in Williamsport.  Police and paramedics arrived at an area of West Third Street to investigate reports of an intoxicated person on the ground there. Once the EMS put Orlando…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 15, 2019

TRIAL DELAYED FOR ALLEGED CHILD ABUSER A Trevorton man is in custody in Northumberland County Jail after he was charged with aggravated assault when police say he beat a toddler who was found to have suffered a brain injury and multiple broken bones this month.  19 year old Jahrid Burgess allegedly assaulted 3 year old…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 14, 2019

TROUT RUN ROADS CLOSED AFTER VIOLENT CRASH A vehicle crash in which one driver was seriously injured, occurred Friday afternoon near Trout Run.  According to State Police, a mixer truck, driven by 40 year old Donald Pfleegor of Muncy, was travling south on State Route 14, as 21 year old Hunter Sanabria of Burlington, PA…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 11, 2019

DRIVER’S NAME RELEASED IN ROUTE 15 ROLLOVER Police have released information about the accident that closed Route 15 South in Cogan House Township this week. 51 year old Kevin Nicholson of New York lost control and overturned his tractor trailer just south of Route 184 about 7:30 am Tuesday morning.  PennDOT reported that the clean…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 10, 2019

MAN TESTIFIED AGAINST ALLEGED SERIAL BURGLAR The accomplice to an alleged serial burglar in Williamsport testified in court yesterday saying he helped rob more than 6 homes in October of 2016.  According to court records, Wilbur Kramer, Jr said he and Ronald Shoop, Jr. of Jersey Shore, who is Kramer’s cousin, randomly stole from homes…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 9, 2019

PEDESTRIAN SERIOUSLY HURT IN ACCIDENT There are more details about the pedestrian who was struck yesterday morning in Loyalsock Township around 7:30 in the morning.  Old Lycoming Township police chief Joseph Hope told the Sun Gazette that Kylie Major was crossing in front of her home at the 2300 block of Lycoming Creek Road from…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 8, 2019

BACTERIAL INFECTION CAUSES DEATH OF THREE INFANTS National News outlets are reporting details this morning about the deaths of three premature babies at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville allegedly due to a waterborne bacteria.  PennLive reports that eight newborns in the neonatal unit were struck with an infection, four have recovered and one is still…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 7, 2019

TIOGA COUNTY MAN DIES IN ONE CAR WRECK In a one car accident a Tioga County man was pronounced dead at the scene on State Route 328 in Jackson Township.  Thirty one year old Dennis Gee of Tioga, was traveling west on Route 328 around 5am Sunday near Button Hill Road when his vehicle went…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 4, 2019

RETRIAL SOUGHT IN MURDER CASE A Philadelphia man serving a life sentence after being convicted of the first degree murder committed in Williamsport in June of 2014, is seeking a retrial.  In 2016, a jury found Rashawn Williams guilty of killing Aaron Lowry at an establishment on West Third Street, but the Sun Gazette reports…more »

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