BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING INFANT
A man has been charged with assault after police say he abused his 5 week old daughter.  According to the Sun Gazette, 44 year old Grant Wright of Williamsport  allegedly caused a spiral fracture to the infant’s leg between January and February of this year.  Tests at the hospital also found cocaine in the baby’s system which led to more charges for Wright once a police search warrant turned up drug evidence at the residence.  After the baby was treated at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, she was released to the care of other relatives.  Wright is in jail in lieu of 25 thousand dollars bail.

HEAD ON COLLISION INVOLVING A SCHOOL BUS
There was a head on collision between a school bus and a van near Oaklyn Elementary school Thursday morning around 8am in Subury.  WKOK reports that the bus Number 11 was hit head on by the van at the intersection of Route 61 and Oak Street when the van veered over the double yellow line.  No one on the bus was injured, but there are reports of three injuries to passengers inside the van who were transported to Geisinger medical center.  Route 61 was closed for some time yesterday morning while emergency crews cleared the wreck.

CITY HALL PROJECT BIDS TO BE REVIEWED

The bids have been opened for the Williamsport City Hall project and City Council told the Sun Gazette that they will consider all the options surrounding staying or leaving the aging building.  6 contractors bid on the improvements which were broken down into three sections: General construction concerning elevator upgrades; elevator construction and electrical. There will be a review of the bids by council September 26th.

FOOD BANK PARTNERS WITH SCHOOLS FOR FUNDRAISER
A community wide “Casual Friday” program to help children at Williamsport area School District  beat food insecurities will be taking place October  18th.  The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank are joining forces in the area’s first Dress Down for Williamsport Schools Day to provide  free meals to food-insecure students.  Individuals and businesses can buy a special T-shirt to wear on Oct. 18, which can be ordered til Oct. 3, online at Dress Down 4 WASD dot com. There are hopes to raise $60,000 or sell about 2,400 shirts.

LOCK HAVEN MAN ARRESTED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
A Lock Haven man was arrested this week for possession of child pornography by the Office of Attorney General Child Predator Section who had a search warrant for the residence.  The Sun Gazette reports that the complaint against David Lee Nestlerode of Water Street was for illegal internet activity.  In addition to the computer devices, police also seized marijuana plants, parphranalia and growing equipment at the home. Nestlerode was taken to the Clinton County Courthouse  and arraigned in front of District Judge John Maggs.

MONEY MISSING FROM BEAVER SPRINGS STORE
Police are nvestigating reports of money missing from a mini mart in Snyder County.  According to state police over 16 thousand dollars was stolen betweenJanuary and November of 2018 at the Harvey’s Store on Route 235 in Beaver Springs.  The investigation continues – if you have any information please call Stae police

LYCOMING COUNT COMMISSIONERS APPROVES VOTERThe Lycoming County Commissioners met Thursday and approved a contract in preparation for election season as well as approvals of recent appointments in the county.  In order to help the county comply with new voting regulations, Northern Machine Works was approved under an over 18 thousand dollar contract.  In addition, the Sun Gazette reports that John G. Himes and Christopher H Kenyon were appointed as assistant solicitors for Lycoming County.  The next Commissioners meeting is at 10 next Tuesday in Executive plaza on Pine Street in Williamsport.

RAIL CORRIDOR TO BE STUDIED FOR FLOOD WATER MANAGEMENT
Two grants have been awarded to the SEDA-Council of Governments Joint Rail Authority to study how to mitigate stormwater runoff and flooding along the Bloomsburg-Lime Ridge corridor from the Town of Bloomsburg through Scott Township and ending in South Centre Township. According to a press release the study, possible through 50 thousand dollars in state grants will help identify stormwater management improvements for 1,700 houses and 239 businesses and rail infrastructure in the Kinney’s Run area.
Sports
Major League Baseball

Mets beat the Diamondbacks 11-1, Yankees beat the Tigers the doubleheader, 10-4 in Game 1 and 6-4 in Game 2, Brewers beat the Marlins 3-2, Royals over the White Sox 6-3, Cardinals beat the Rockies 10-3, Cubs over the Padres 4-1, Pirates beat the Giants 4-2, Red Sox over the Blue Jays 7-4, Phillies beat the Braves 9-5, Dodgers over the Orioles 4-2, Nationals beat the Twins 12-6, Rangers over the Rays 6-4, A’s beat the Astros 3-2, Reds beat the Mariners 11-5
NFL Football
Buccaneers over the Panthers 20-14
HS Girls Tennis
Hughesville over Loyalsock 3-2, Montgomery over Bucktail 5-love, Wmsport beat Mifflinburg 4-one
HS Boys Soccer
Warrior Run over Montoursville 10-zip, S. Wmsport beat Bloomsburg 4-1, Muncy over
N. Schuylkill one-nil in OT, Wmsport beat Danville 3-zip, Hughesville over S. Columbia 2-1
HS Girls Soccer
Mifflinburg over Jersey Shore 3-zip, North East Bradford tied north Penn Mansfield 1-1 in double overtime, Meadowbrook Christian beat Montgomery 5-1, Southern over Loyalsock 5-1, Athens beat Wellsboro 7-zip, Mount Carmel- over Hughesville 2-1 in overtime.

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