Category Archives: WBZD Local News

Backyard Broadcasting Local News

MARINO TO RESIGN 12th district Congressman Tom Marino of Cogan  Station has decided to resign.  In a statement released yesterday, Marino announced the resignation, saying he was going to work in the private sector, saying that he can use both his legal and business experience to create jobs around the country.  The congressman was just…more »

Backyard Broadcasting Local News

TWO FIRES RULED AS ARSON Fire investigators have ruled that two city fires within a week of each other late last year were intentionally set.  The first was on November 25th, a fire which destroyed a home occupied by Freddie Jones at 906 Seneca Avenue in Newberry  The second was on December 2nd at an…more »

Backyard Broadcasting Local News

THREE SUSPECTS IN BEAVERTOWN BURGLARIES Middleburg police say they have three suspects they plan on filing charges against for more than 40 burglaries in Beavertown in Snyder County the day after Christmas.  The three are 22, 18 and 16 year old males from Union County and are accused of breaking into vehicles and garages taking…more »

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TRAFFIC STOPS TURN UP DRUGS Two men busted on the same day in the city of Williamsport last week for drugs following vehicle stops there. Both took place on January 8th. In the first, 27 year old Tyra Golden of Williamsport, a convicted drug dealer and gang member was found with concealed heroin and cocaine…more »


WORK SLATED TO BEGIN SOON A report in this morning’s Williamsport Sun Gazette says that work is expected to begin a two year project for the East Third Street Gateway Revitalization project in the city of Williamsport in March. The work will take place on sections of East Third, East Fourth, Basin and Franklin Streets…more »

Backyard Broadcasting Local News

MAN ARRESTED FOR REPEATED RAPE An Eldred Township man was taken into custody yesterday, charged with the multiple rape and sexual assault of a mentally disabled woman over a ten year period.  59 year old Bruce Stewart is accused of the repeated acts he committed with the woman from 2009 up until last July when…more »

Backyard Broadcasting Local News

An accused killer was taken into custody yesterday and returned here last night to face the charges.  US. Marshals were able to take 30 year old Monica Burns into custody in Philadelphia yesterday morning without incident.  She is accused of stabbing to death 28 year old Ryan Jones on New Year’s morning at an apartment…more »

Local News 1/9/19

ROBBERY INVESTIGATION CONTINUES The investigation continues into the robbery of a convenience market in the city of Williamsport which occurred on Monday night.  Police now say that a heavy set black male, wearing a green jacket and brown hat was standing in line at the Mini Mart at 1027 High Street around 9:30 on Monday,…more »

Local News 1/8/19

SLIPPERY CONDITIONS Some slippery conditions still this morning, mostly on back roads and in the higher elevations.  You are reminded to take it easy as you head out this morning and leave early for your destination. Most main roads are in good shape, thanks in part to Penn DOT pre-treating roadways yesterday.  We do have…more »

Local News 1/7/19

COLUMBIA COUNTY FIRE DESTROYS HOME Firefighters from several companies were called out last night to a two alarm fire at a Columbia County home. The fire broke out around 7pm at the home along Belles Road in Benton Township and when firefighters arrived, the house was fully involved in flames.  No one was home at…more »