Category Archives: Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 6, 2021

A FACE LIFT FOR A PIECE OF HISTORY IN BRANDON PARK The Brandon Park band shell, the half-moon-shaped amphitheater and stage for outdoor music concerts, holiday performances and the annual Arbor Day celebrations of the past, is being eyed for rehabilitation. City Council’s finance committee passed a resolution to hire Gannett Fleming as the design…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 2, 2021

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK IN SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT Lycoming County residents can join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to day at South Williamsport Park with opening ceremonies starting at 10 am. The CDC, state and local guidelines will be followed to ensure walk events are safe for attendees.  Options will…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 5, 2021

LYCOMING COUNTY RANKED HIGH LEVEL OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION Lycoming County is ranked among U.S. Counties currently experiencing high levels of COVID-19 community transmission. According to SUN Gazette, the current vaccination rate in Lycoming County currently is at 63.2% of residents over the age of 18 with at least one dose of the vaccine. According to…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 4, 2021

TROUT RUN MAN CONVICTED OF SEX CRIMES WITH A CHILD A jury recently convicted a Trout Run man of sexually abusing a child in an investigation that began last July. According to a criminal complaint written by former county detective William Weber, the seven-year-old child’s grandparents discovered a rash on her thigh when giving her…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 1, 2021

CONTACT  YOUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE At the most recent school board meeting for the East Lycoming School District, officials provided much needed answers with suggestions on the masking issue to parents while offering an update on state legislation that may address the matter. Donna Gavitt, the board’s legislative representative, prompted parents to contact state Sen. Gene…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

LAST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT FROM WILLIAMSPORT REGIONAL AIRPORT … FOR NOW As the last commercial flight is slated to leave the Williamsport Regional Airport this afternoon, Richard Howell, executive director says he remains “cautiously optimisitic” for a new carrier by spring. Howell went on to remind residents the airport is not closing with the ending of…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH IN SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT It was a crash in South Williamsport and upwards of nine people were injured, but all declined treatment except two who were taken to UPMC Williamsport following this four-vehicle chain-reaction crash at East Southern Avenue and Hastings Street in South Williamsport about 12:30 p.m. yesterday, according to borough police. The…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

SENTENCED TO TWO LIFE SENTENCES       The verdict is in and Ikeem Fogan of Williamsport will be spending the rest of his life in state prison for a conviction of criminal homicide in the August 2019 slaying of Rhonda McPeak in the Newberry Uni-Mart. According to SUN Gazette, Fogan was also found guilty of 10 other…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 27, 2021

SHOTS FIRED IN WILLIAMSPORT On Sunday, September 26th at approximately 2:36 pm, officers from the Williamsport Bureau of Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Park Avenue for multiple shots fired and several vehicles fleeing the area. Upon arrival to the scene, officers located several vehicles and residences struck by gunfire as well as…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

EXPLOSION SENDS DANVILLE WOMAN TO HOSPITAL The Sunbury Daily Item reported a Danville woman went to the hospital after suffering injuries from an explosion at a welding shop yesterday afternoon in Mahoning Township.  According to Mahoning Township Police Chief Fred Dyroff, the explosion happened when Kathy Snyder was welding a diesel tank around 2pm. KRAYNAK…more »

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