Category Archives: WBZD Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 3, 2019

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY TEEN DIES IN ATV CRASH A Northumberland County girl died in an accident in Line Mountain involving an ATV and a car Monday night around 6:30pm.  16 year-old Olivia Laudenslager of Pitman died when the ATV on which she was a passenger, turned left onto Schwaben Creek Road from Route 147 and was…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 2, 2019

MAN FACES FELONY THEFT CHARGES Charges have been filed against a man who admitted he stole money from a Loyalsock Township homeowner’s association.  The Williamsport Sun Gazette reports that 28 year old Ryan Workman, who offered to help out to a family member who was the treasurer for the Homewood Oaks Townhouse Association, wrote checks…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 1, 2019

July 1, 2019 LOYALSOCK AREA ACCIDENT SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL An accident in Loyalsock Township Saturday sent one young man to the hospital with minor injuries.  Four boys under the age of 18 were traveling along the 800 block of Freedom Road when the Ford Focus they were in hit an embankment and flipped on…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 28, 2019

I-80 ROLLOVER WRECK STILL CLEARING TODAY There’s still debris and cargo on the shoulder from the crash that happened around 10 pm last night on I-80 west at the Lime Ridge/Berwick exit.  Police say a tire probably blew on the tractor trailer that was traveling between the Berwick and Bloomsburg exits in Mifflin Township.  Losing…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 27, 2019

PA SENATE DEBATE BECOMES SHOUTING MATCH Debate over a welfare bill in the Pennsylvania Senate yesterday turned chaotic with name calling and shouting in what one Republican lawmaker said was the worst day in the Senate in 20 plus years.   Emotions were high over whether to eliminate a general assistance program.  PennLive reports the debate…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 26, 2019

SCHOOL BOARD VOTES FOR CLOSURE OF SCHOOL A local elementary school will close at the end of this month, transitioning approximately 130 students and 6 faculty members.  The Milton Area School District school board voted 7-2 last night that Montandon Elementary students will attend Baugher Elementary this fall. Officials for the school district tell WKOK…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 25, 2019

WOMAN CHASES ANOTHER WOMAN WITH KNIVES A 31 year old woman accused of chasing another woman on Center Street in Williamsport has been arrested.  The victim said she was chased to the interior of her car by 31 year-old Amanda Gaines who was wielding two kitchen knives.  Gaines then stabbed at the car , broke…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 24, 2019

FIRE DISPLACES OVER A DOZEN OCCUPANTS A two alarm fire at 5am Saturday in Williamsport that displaced over a dozen people started in the kitchen of a duplex after food was left unattended on the stove.  The Williamsport Sun Gazette reports that Stephanie Davis and seven other occupants safely escaped the house fire on Scott…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 21, 2019

SECOND FATALITY FROM ACCIDENT THAT SHUT DOWN I-80 There has been a second fatality as a result of that 8 car accident on I-80 that happened this week in Northumberland County.  WNEP reports that 76 year-old Katherine Malon from Fallentimber, Pennsylvania died from her injuries sustained in Tuesday’s accident, yesterday at Geisinger Medical Center in…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 20, 2019

TRUCK GOES OVER EMBANKMENT Fire police were called in to shut down a roadway this morning after an accident in Montgomery.  A tractor-trailer went over an embankment along Route 405.  Scanner reports say that someone may be trapped in the vehicle.  Traffic is being diverted this morning away from the interchange of Route 405 and…more »

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