BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 10, 2019

MAN KILLED BY TRAIN  IN NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY

A man was struck by a train in in Northumberland County and State Police are investigating.  Trooper Brian Smyers said an unidentified male was struck by a train and killed around 2pm Sunday near the intersection of Route 147 and Brush Valley Road in Upper Augusta Township.  According to authorities the man was walking north in the middle of the tracks when he was struck.  If you have information about the incident, please call State Police.

CLINTON COUNTY COMMISIONERS PLAN SUMMER SCHEDULE

The Clinton County Commissioners will reduce their weekly meeting schedule for the summer.  There will be no meeting this Thursday for the commissioners, but the next voting session is scheduled for June 13th at 6:30pm at the Piper Building in Lock Haven.  Moving forward there will still be Monday morning work sessions at 9am and regular bi-weekly voting sessions until September 12th when they will be back to regular weekly meetings.

DUI AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AHEAD OF  JULY 4TH HOLIDAY

There may be a new DUI awareness campaign coming your way ahead of the 4th of July.  According to the Sun-Gazette, Michael Diehl of the state Department of Transportation’s District 3, is seeking approval to put crashed vehicles in high traffic areas to enlighten the community on the dangers of impaired driving.  A possible location for a crashed car from an actual DUI offense is on highway 220 from Linden passing the Woodward Fire Hall.  Diehl says this kind of awareness is one way to stop repeat DUI offenses.

LYCOMING COUNTY REPRESENTS AT LAUREL FESTIVAL

Several young women from Lycoming County will participate this week in Tioga County’s 78th Annual Laurel Festival and the Crowning of the Laurel Queen. Participants from Central Mountain, Milton, Montoursville, Montgomery, Muncy, Millville, St. John Neumann, Hughesville, Williamsport and South Williamsport will be introduced Friday at 4:30 during the Laurel Queen’s preview at the festival and the crowing of the 2019 Pennsylvania State Laurel Queen crowned Friday night at 6:30 at the Coolidge Theater of the Deane Center in Wellsboro. Details at wellsboropa.com

MAN CRASHED INTO LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP BUSINESS

Three volunteer fire companies responded to help free a man trapped in his car after an accident Sunday afternoon.  Firefighters from Loyalsock, Old Lycoming and Hepburn township worked to free an elderly man from his pickup truck that crashed into the east side of Cummins Sales and Service in Loyalsock Township.  The Williamsport Sun Gazette reports the unidentified man was trapped for about 20 minutes.

GOVERNOR WOLF’S BUDGET EXPECTED TO PASS

Top Republican lawmakers are working on a new spending plan ahead of their break for the summer.  A 34 billion dollar budget package is expected to pass to start the state’s new fiscal year July 1st.  The Sun Gazette reports that there are strong tax collections backing the assembly of the annual budget.  Democrat Governor Tom Wolf wants to increase aid for infrastructure and redevelopment but the Republicans have noted that they’ll block it. Other issues on Wolf’s agenda are increases to the state’s minimum wage, passage of a health care bill and transportation funding including public transit and highway construction funding.

SPECIAL OLYMPIC REMEMBERANCE WALK

There will be a remembrance walk held this month to honor those deceased persons who have participated in Lycoming County Special Olympics.   The free event will be held June 23rd at the track at Donald E. Schick Elementary school.  Participants who want to recognize those athletes, coaches and volunteers can walk or run as many laps as they wish.  A Special Olympic Torch will be carried at the track starting at 1pm that day.  There will also be a memorial service held that day at the track.

SOAP BOX DERBY WINNERS HEAD TO OHIO

Winners of Saturday’s 10th Williamsport Soap Box Derby will be heading to Ohio this summer for the National Competition.  Sarah Stugart of Williamsport and Lucas McCahan of Muncy will represent Lycoming County in July for the National race.

BRIDGE WORK, PAVING CAUSES OVERNIGHT DETOUR

PennDOT  will have Detours in place overnight as they complete the Northern Section of the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project in Northumberland, Union and Snyder Counties this week.  There will be beam installation and pier construction on the River bridge, closing Route 147 each night this week between Lahr’s Road and Ridge Road. A detour will be in place from approximately 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Saturday morning.  Expect construction vehicles entering Route 147 at the Chillisquaque Creek bridge as well as excavating, grading and embankment work at the project’s northern end at the Route 147 tie-in in Northumberland County

SPORTS

High School Baseball today:

PIAA Class AA Semi-finals

South Williamsport vs Devon Prep @ Pine Grove 4:30pm

Major League Baseball news

There are widespread reports of former Boston Red Sox All-Star, David Ortiz. being shot at an Entertainment Center in the Dominican Republic Sunday.  ABC News reports that the 2-time World Series MVP was shot in the back, is out of surgery and in stable condition.

In Sunday’s Major League Games it was Tampa Bay over Boston 6-1, Arizona busted Toronto 8-2, Minnesota slammed Detroit 12 -2, Yankees squeaked by Cleveland 7-6 in 10 innings, Houston blanked Baltimore 4- zero, Chicago White Sox beat Kansas City five-2, Oakland edged Texas 9-8, Seattle took the LA Angels 9-3, Cincinnati over the Phillies 4-3, Atlanta slid past Miami 7-6 in 12 innings, New York Mets over Colorado 6-1, Milwaukee beat Pittsburgh 5-2, the LA Dodgers edged San Francisco 1-0, Washington over San Diego 5-2, Chicago cubs over St. Louis 5 to 1.

NASCAR

Sunday’s race in Michigan was postponed because of rain.  The Firekeepers Casino 400 is scheduled for today at 5pm.  Joey Logano won pole position for the Cup Series race.

Stanley Cup

Boston Held on Yesterday in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals scoring 5-1 over St Louis and tying up the series 3 games to 3.  Game 7 is Wednesday in Boston.

NBA Finals

Golden State Heads to Toronto tonight at 9pm for Game 5

Tennis

Spain’s Rafael Nadal won the French Open in Men’s Singles over Austria’s Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.

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