BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 5, 2019

WOMAN CHARGED AFTER DOMESTIC INCIDENT

A Watsontown woman has been charged with assault and reckless endangerment after she was arrested during a domestic violence incident Monday.  37 year old Jaime Gledhill allegedly struck a victim on the head with an object causing injury. WKOK reports the victim was treated at Evangelical Community Hospital.  Gledhill was originally taken to Columbia County Prison on two other bench warrants.

TWO BODIES PULLED FROM RIVER, CHILD ABANDONED

A Pennsylvania couple was found dead in a Philadelphia river and the man’s 5 year old child was found abandoned in nearby car.  Police pulled a woman’s body from the Delaware River around 6:30am yesterday morning, then discovered the car with the child inside.  The child, who said she was with her father, was transported to a children’s hospital near Philadelphia.  Fox news reported police originally couldn’t find the father but a man’s body, later determined to be the father of the child, was pulled from the river about 5 hours later.  Police say the investigation continues today.

LEWISBURG RAIL TRAIL UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

The former Buffalo Valley Rail Trail is under new management and is operating as the Union County Trail Authority in Lewisburg.  John Showers, a Union County Commissioner, says the authority’s first priority is catching up on maintenance of the nine mile path between Lewisburg and Mifflinburg.  They will cut back brush and clear dead trees as well as start trail improvements.

DOE TAG APPLICATIONS DUE

Hunters should be aware that their doe tag application should be sent to the PA Game Commission by Monday, July 8th in the special pink envelope.  Pennsylvania residents can only submit one application per hunter per round, but up to three applicants can use one envelope.  Antlerless deer license availability in the wildlife management units of Lycoming County is in excess of 50 thousand.

MARIJUANA SEIZED IN SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT

The Lycoming County Narcotics Enforcement Unit says they seized a large amount of marijuana and suspected drug money from a South Williamsport couple’s home on Wednesday this week.  Forty year old Corey Blee and 37 year old Heather Longo allegedly sold drugs to undercover officers a few times in the past months according to the Sun Gazette.  Both were jailed in lieu of 250 thousand dollars bail and are facing various drug charges, including possession with intent to deliver.

HEAD-ON COLLISION ON ROUTE 220

There’s been another accident along Route 220 across from Henry’s BBQ.  A head-on collision involving a silver Toyota and a black Ford Focus happened around 8pm Thursday night.  Police say the Ford traveling northbound on 220, turned in front of the Toyota van that was heading southbound and was sent over the median and into a ditch.  The driver of the Ford was treated at UPMC Susquehanna with injuries.  The Williamsport Sun Gazette says they are in stable condition, but no word on the condition of the driver of the van.

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT CONTINUES IN JULY

A bridge replacement project continues in Snyder County.  PennDOT says the bridge project, on Middle Road between Gameland Road and Ritter Ridge road in Adams township, will begin with tree removal and overhead utility relocations.  A contractor will set the new reinforced concrete slab bridge in late July.  A detour is in place using Troxelville Road and Decker Road.

FOURTH OF JULY FUN THREATENED BY RAIN, BUT SPARED

Downtown Williamsport avoided serious rain and storms last night when one system threatened the Fourth of July festivities around 7pm – but we were passed over.  No official count on how many people attended the 24th Annual Set the night to music event, but there were no reported incidents according to police among the thousands of people in the crowds and the actual fireworks over the Susquehanna River went off without a hitch.

Sports

Major League baseball

Nationals beat the Marlins 5-2, Indians over the Royals 8-4, Tigers thumped the White Sox 11-5,  Reds blanked the Brewers 1-nothing, Cubs over the Pirates 11-3,  A’s bumped the Twins 7-2, Cardinals over the Mariners 5-4, Yankees over the Rays 8-4, Braves routed the Phillies 12-6, Red Sox got one over the Blue Jays 8-7,  Rangers beat the Angels 9-3,  Dodgers over the Padres 5-1.

NY Penn League

WV Black Bears beat the Crosscutters 6-2

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