BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS NOVEMBER 20, 2019

CONVICTED RAPIST GETS 160 YEARS IN PRISON
A Williamsport man convicted in 2018 of eight first degree felony counts of forcible rape, has been sentenced to 160 years in prison.  According to the Sun Gazette, 56 year old Gordon Lee Young was arrested by Lock Haven police in Clinton County for the accused sexual abuse of an 8-year-old girl that began in 1996.  The adult victim came forward last year to testify of Young’s abuse.   Clinton County Judge Michael F. Salisbury, said Young who is currently serving a federal child pornography charge, is not parole eligible until he is 96 years of age.

LAWMAKERS PASS LIMITED SUNDAY HUNTING BILL
In a compromise about the amount of Sundays that would be available to hunt in Pennsylvania, Legislators passed a limited bill allowing for three days.  A bill allowing hunting on all Sundays was presented and failed last February, so according to the Sun Gazette, lawmakers say the new limited Sunday hunting law is a pilot project to see how many licenses will be sold, and how landowners and residents adjust to the additional hunting days.  The bill was forwarded Monday to Gov. Tom Wolf for signing.

CITY COUNCIL WILL GET CAMPANA’S FINAL BUDGET PROPOSAL
In his final budget presentation, Mayor Gabriel J. Campana submitted a proposed 2020 budget report asking for almost 828 thousand dollars more with a 3.45 percent proposed department budget increase.  According to the Sun Gazette, the costs can be attributed to the largest departments in terms of salaries, benefits and pensions – Police, fire, and streets and parks.  There will be two budget work sessions after the Thanksgiving break and Campana told City Council he would work to reduce wherever possible.  The anticipated budget, which could be close to $27 million will be presented to City Council Thursday night.

PENNDOT WORKING IN PITMAN TODAY
PennDOT will be working near Pitman today.  Work crews in Northumberland County will close Schwaben Creek Road  just east of Greenbrier Road in Upper Mahanoy Township.  Traffic will be detoured using Greenbrier Road, Hooflander Road, Klingerstown Road, Ridge Road and Salem Road. Work is expected to take only a day.

HUNTER WON’T LEAVE DEER STAND, THREATENS OWNER
A hunter who was trespassing on a deer stand that wasn’t his, threatened the owner with a crossbow when asked to leave the area October 25th of this year.  According to North Central PA dot com, 40 year old Michael Allen Frantz of Hughesville pointed a crossbow at the victim’s face and threatened to kill the man who was attempting to climb the ladder and remove him from the private property following several verbal requests to come down.  After the altercation, the victim cut the ladder strap.  Pennsylvania State Police say Frantz was held for court for terroristic threats and possessing an instrument of a crime with intent.

POLICE ARREST NY HIT & RUN SUSPECT IN PA
A suspect in a fatal hit and run accident that occurred in upstate New York last weekend has been located in Point Township.  According to WKOK, police investigated the discovery of the body of 46 year old Andria Berger along the side of Route 30 in New York last Sunday and troopers located 44-year-old Derrick Carlisle, of Northville, New York in Northumberland County around 9:30 pm Sunday night. Police say Carlisle’s truck has damage consistent with the accident in the south Adirondacks that killed Berger. Police there have charged him with receiving stolen property and possessing a firearm without a license.

MILTON SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES ATHLETIC FUNDING
At last night’s meeting, the Milton area School Board approved 12 million dollars in athletics facilities projects for the Milton Area School District.  In two separate motions the board approved a renovation project for the athletic field and a physical wellness addition which includes three new athletic fields for football, soccer, and field hockey plus new lights, bleachers, and a new wrestling room.  According to the Daily Item, some public comment reflects that the money would be better spent on structural improvements, especially at White Deer Elementary.

ONLINE COURSES FOR FIREFIGHTERS
The Pennsylvania Senate gave final approval to a measure Monday to make firefighter training more accessible and affordable through online courses. According to Senator Gene Yaw of Loyalsock Township, the bill ensures that  courses would be listed online and developed under the leadership of the state Fire Commissioner who  would have the authority to prioritize specific training topics.  Senate Bill 146 now goes to the governor for his signature.Sports

NBA
Warriors over the Grizzlies 114 to 95, Pelicans beat the Trailblazers 115 to 104, Kings beat the Suns 120 to 116, and Lakers beat Thunder 112 to 107.
NHL
Wild beat the Sabres 4-1, Panther’s over the Flyers 5-2, Bruins beat the Devils 5-1, Islanders over the Penguins 5-4, Blue jackets to beat the Canadiens 5-2, Senators beat the Red Wings 4-3, Blues over Lightning 3-1, Jets beat Predators 2-1, Hurricanes over the Blackhawks 4-2, Stars beat the Canucks 6-1, Avalanche over the Flames 3-2, Golden Knights beat Maple Leafs 4-2, and Oilers over the Sharks 5-2
Women’s College Basketball
Lockhaven beat PSU Altoona 82-49
Men’s College Basketball
Penn State beat Bucknell 98-70 NYACK beat Mansfield 91-87

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