Category Archives: Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 30, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf Proposed Marijuana Legalization Governor Tom Wolf has asked the state legislature to legalize Recreational Marijuana. This suggestion from wolf comes amid the pandemic with the goal to help with the struggling state economy with tax revenue to be used to help fund grants and loans for struggling small business owners. This is…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 29, 2020

Eric Trump to Visit Cogan House The Lycoming County Republican Committee will welcome son of the president, Eric Trump to Cogan Station for a fundraiser next month for the local party.  According to the Sun Gazette, the younger Trump, who is the executive vice president of the Trump Organization, will greet some residents and local…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 27, 2020

Williamsport residents struggling with the water bill may face shut-offs next month after the moratorium that has been in place since March will come to an end in September.  According to the Sun Gazette, the Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority has lost about a million dollars of revenue and will start notifying customers of…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 26, 2020

GOVERNOR WOLF ASKS FOR LEGISLATION TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA Governor Tom Wolf outlined plans yesterday for the spending of coronavirus relief funds in the state and also asked for a bill to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults in the commonwealth which he says could be one way to plug a hole in revenue…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 24, 2020

Friday the PIAA’s board of directors voted that they were going to move ahead with high school sports. According to Pennlive, even though Governor Wolf’s recommendation was to hold off until 2021, the board concluded with a vote allowing the start of athletics. In a press release the board stated that all individuals involved in…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 23, 2020

Jersey Shore Teacher Facing Civil Suit A former jersey shore area middle school teacher is facing a civil lawsuit for allegedly sexually assaulting one of her students. The alleged victim is now 19 years old, and he along with his parents and legal guardians filed the civil lawsuit against Alexandra Kluzany along with 2 others…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 22, 2020

Bellefonte Board Members Discuss Mask Mandate The Bellefonte borough council discussed plans for mitigation efforts at Monday’s board meeting, following in state college’s footsteps. While they admire state college’s plans, according to the sun gazette some of the board members don’t want a carbon copy and plan to tweak a few things to tailor it…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 21, 2020

AIRLINE ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF FLIGHTS IN OCTOBER THRU NOVEMBER Following a recent announcement about direct flights to Charlotte North Carolina from Williamsport Regional Airport, American Airlines has adjusted its’ schedule for the fall and will suspend flights starting in October from 15 markets including Williamsport.  According to a press release from the Airline, the federal…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 20, 2020

DRUG RAID IN WILLIAMSPORT WEDNESDAY More than 20 people were arrested and charged yesterday after a pre-planned raid throughout the city of Williamsport by state police and the sheriff’s department to serve arrest warrants filed by the United State Attorney’s Office and the Lycoming County Narcotics Enforcement Unit, according to the county DA Ryan Gardner. …more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 19, 2020

WILLIAMSPORT SCHOOL ADJUST REOPENING PLAN Williamsport School district has made a few changes to their reopening plan after considering parents’ concerns following last month’s school board meeting .  According to the Sun Gazette, Williamsport Area School District Superintendent Dr. Timothy Bowers said students will receive 5 days of new instruction as an in-person student or…more »

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