Category Archives: Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 17, 2022

LIGHTNING STRIKES CASCADE CABIN Lightning yesterday morning started a cabin fire near Rose Valley Lake in Cascade Township.  According to the Sun Gazette, about 6:30 Thursday the structure was set on fire when storms moved through the remote area.  Trout run fire officials said the cabin had burned down to the ground before crews got…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 16, 2022

INCARCERATED WASD STUDENT CLEARED OF WRONGDOING The Williamsport High School Student who was accused of sending terroristic threats through a school messaging platform and incarcerated for four weeks as a result of those charges has been cleared by authorities.  According to the Sun Gazette, police say a 16 year old student gained access to the…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 15, 2022

FATAL I-80 ACCIDENT IN DUBOIS MONDAY A man from Hughesville was killed and two passengers plus the driver were injured in a crash on I-80 westbound near Dubois Monday.  According to the Sun Gazette, the Jefferson County Coroner pronounced 36 year old Cody Rishel dead at the scene when the car he was in hit…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 14, 2022

FATAL ACCIDENT SHUTS DOWN I-80 WEST It was a multiple vehicle rear-end accident that shut down I-80 westbound last night before 7pm in Greene Township about a mile from the Loganton exit 185.  According to State Police, in the area of the construction zone warning near mile marker 186.6, a driver from Brooklyn New York…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 13, 2022

WILLIAMSPORT MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE A 20 year old man from Williamsport has been denied bail after he eluded police but was taken into custody Thursday following a high speed chase that ended in a crash just off of West Fourth St.. According to the Sun Gazette, police tried to stop Douglas Robinson…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 9, 2022

POLICE CHASE LANDS A CITY WOMAN IN JAIL FOR 6TH DUI A Williamsport woman is facing her 6th DUI charge after she led police in a dangerous pursuit through the city about 4pm Tuesday afternoon.  According to the Sun Gazette, police say 42 year old April Mohn drove her Volkswagen Jetta through several red lights…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 8, 2022

LOCAL GROUP ASKS COMMISSIONERS FOR RECOUNT OF 2020 Citing the accuracy of the recount in the 2022 primary elections for the GOP U.S. Senate race, Lycoming County Director of Elections, Forrest Lehman, defended the integrity of the election process in Lycoming County this week.  According to the Sun Gazette,  a group of concerned citizens asked…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 7, 2022

WOMAN WHO STOLE IDLING CAR WITH TODDLER INSIDE ON THE RUN Police are still looking for the 27 year old woman who triggered a statewide Amber Alert Sunday when she stole a car with a toddler in the back seat from a convenience store in York County.  According to Penn Live, surveillance footage shows Maria…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 6, 2022

ELDERLY MAN RESCUED FROM SMOKE FILLED HOME An elderly man was rescued Saturday from a house fire after an ember sparked the blaze during his use of a torch to burn weeds from his property. A volunteer fireman and two other individuals helped the man living on Pennsylvania Avenue in  Loyalsock Township about 4:30pm. According…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 3, 2022

DRUGS SEIZED FROM SPRUCE STREET HOME A Williamsport man has been arrested for felony possession with intent to deliver after police seized a large amount of prescription drugs, fentanyl and opioids at a home on Spruce Street on Tuesday.  According to court records, 60 year old Charles Edward Johnson tried to tell officers the drugs…more »

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