Category Archives: Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 31, 2023

SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT YIELDS NO INJURIES East and west bound I-180 dealt with lane closures after a Muncy School District bus and a Chevy Malibu were involved in an accident yesterday afternoon around 2:40pm.  There were less than a dozen students on the bus, and each one was evaluated at the scene by emergency personnel…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 30, 2023

BARN FIRE IN HEPBURN TOWNSHIP Fifty cattle were rescued from a four alarm barn fire by a regional patrolman who came upon the blaze Friday morning around 2:45 am.  According to the Sun Gazette, the large barn at 2525 Route 973 East in Hepburn Township contained hay and farm machinery and was completely destroyed. The…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANURY 27, 2023

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT THREATNED MILTON SCHOOL The Milton Area school will be in session today with an increased police presence after administrators and police identified the student responsible for social media threats to the school yesterday, forcing a closure.  According to a statement by Superintendent Dr. John Bickhart, through the Safe2Say Something tipline and a…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 26, 2023

FORMER SHOP-VAC EMPLOYEE FILES SUIT IN FEDERAL COURT A former Shop-Vac employee who was affected by the shut-down in September 2020 has now asked for class action lawsuit certification against the Williamsport Company in federal court on behalf of her and 400 employees who were also terminated.  According to Penn Live, Candice Gair filed a…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 25, 2023

PENNDOT SETS TIER ONE RESTRICTIONS AHEAD OF SNOW PennDOT has issued vehicle restrictions as we head into the winter storm today which is forecast to bring several inches of snow with a winter weather advisory until about 7pm tonight. There will be Tier 1 restrictions early this morning for I-80 from I-79 to I-180, parts…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 24, 2023

WINTER WEATHER ON THE WAY Expect extra truck traffic today on the roadways for the calm before the storm and you’ll see a winter weather advisory overnight tonight through Wednesday evening. According to Accuweather, we’ll see 3 to six inches of snow, with sleet and freezing rain possible.  Tomorrow’s morning commute is expected to be…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 23, 2023

WOMAN SENTENCED FOR STARVING TWO YOUNG SISTERS Twenty seven year old Echo Butler, who plead guilty to two counts of criminal conspiracy to commit murder was sentenced  to two consecutive life terms in state prison without the possibility of parole.  According to the Sun Gazette, the courtroom was full of family and friends of the…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 20, 2023

LOCAL MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING STUDENTS ON THE PHONE A local man is in custody after he made threats to a group of students from Loyalsock High School on a conference phone call on January 4th.  According to North Central PA dot com, 18 year old Dejuan Angel Rivera of Williamsport allegedly told the Loyalsock…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 19, 2023

PENNDOT TREATING ROADS FOR ICE PennDOT crews are out on the roads this morning and there is an advisory that motorists should be aware of changing weather conditions and that limiting travel is advised.  Weather predictions call for freezing rain in the morning hours which could cause potential icy conditions. Crews are spreading salt and…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 18, 2023

SPECIAL NEED CAREGIVER FACES FELONIES A caregiver in Shamokin is facing felony endangerment of a child after she was found so intoxicated EMS had to be called to the home.  According to North Central PA dot com, 33 year old Caitlin Ilene Bitler was seen on home surveillance drinking alcohol while caring for a five…more »

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