BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 27, 2020

ONE KILLED IN WARRENSVILLE WRECK
A Saturday morning crash killed one person and injured six others during icy conditions along Pleasant Valley Road near Warrensville. The Sun Gazette reports that state troopers said 62 year old Holly Moyer, of Cogan Station, lost control of the vehicle around 8:30am and hit a tree.  According to the Lycoming County Deputy Coroner, Moyer’s passenger, 55 year old Anona Frey of Cogan Station, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Another passenger, 27 year old Austin Post, was trapped in the vehicle for about 20 minutes until firefighters extricated him and then was transported to Geisinger Medical Center.  Four others in the crash were taken to Williamsport Regional Medical Center for evaluation. Pleasant Valley Road was closed after the crash for about 3 hours.

FIRE DESTROYS LINDEN HOME
A fire destroyed a Linden home late Friday night, but the family escaped the blaze thanks to working smoke detectors.  According to the Sun Gazette, Devin Page, who is a school bus driver for Susquehanna Transit and his family, made it out of the home on West Emery Church Road.  The structure was engulfed in flames when Woodward Township and Jersey Shore firefighters arrived on the scene at about 11:30pm. Firefighters remained on the scene until 3am. Saturday. The state police fire marshal will inspect the property today to determine a cause.

RAILWAY CROSSING CONSTRUCTION THIS WEEK
Motorists are being asked to use caution along King Street or Route 147 today as SEDA COG Joint Rail Authority plans to replace the railroad crossing signals just north of Packer Island Bridge in Northumberland Borough.  According to PennDOT, there shouldn’t be any lanes blocked – just crews working in around the scene.  Work is expected to continue in the area of Route 147 during daylight hours through Wednesday February 5th.

KOBE BRYANT’S PA HIGH SCHOOL ALMA MATER ISSUES STATEMENT
A Pennsylvania School is mourning the loss of their most illustrious alumni.  According to a statement released by Lower Merion High School District, Kobe Bryant attended there from 1992 to 1996 where he took the Philly basketball scene by storm prior to joining the NBA.  Bryant raised the profile of the high school and District throughout the world.   In 2010, Bryant donated more than $400,000 to the school district, at the timem the largest donation in school district history.

CHILD ABUSE SUSPECTS IN COURT TODAY
The suspects in the Trevorton Child abuse case, Jahrid Burgess and Samantha Delcamp will have a status conference this morning in front of Northumberland County Judge Charles Saylor.  According to the Daily Item Burgess and Delcamp are charged in the death of Delcamp’s 3-year-old daughter, Arabella Parker. Burgess is accused of causing the injuries that led to the death on Nov. 22 and Delcamp is charged as his accomplice because authorities said she knew about the abuse and never reported it.

PHILLYMAN SENTENCED IN WILLIAMSPORT MURDER
A Philadelphia man was sentenced in Lycoming County Court last week for a 2017 murder in Williamsport.  According to North Central PA dot com, 25 year old Jameir R. Hines was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in state prison for the murder of 33 year old Shawn Graham at his home on West Third Street.  Police say Hines and an alleged co-conspirator, Paul Heath, murdered Graham while robbing him.  Heath died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound after fleeing from the murder scene. Hines was arrested a few weeks after the murder in Philadelphia.

MAN JAILED FOR TERRORISTIC THREATS
An unnamed 36 year old man from Selinsgrove has been charged with terroristic threats, simple assault, endangering the welfare of a child and harassment for allegedly threatening a woman and children with a knife then punching an emergency responder who arrived on the scene.   The man got into an altercation with a first responder from Hummels Wharf fire department punching him after climbing inside the fire company vehicle in Monroe Township on January 13th.  Police arrived on the scene later and found Brown locked in a room in the home with injuries to his wrists.  He was taken to Geisinger Medical Center for treatment and when he was released from the hospital, remanded to Snyder County Prison.

GAME COMMISSION APPROVALS
The PA Game Commission recently gave preliminary approval to several changes today, including the three consecutive Sunday’s for hunters in November, starting with November 15th, making the entire deer rifle season antlered and antlerless, as well as bringing back a three-day Thanksgiving turkey season, Wednesday through Friday. The public may offer comments at the board’s next quarterly meeting April 6th and 7th in Harrisburg.


Sports

In the NFL Pro bowl
AFC over the NFC 38 to 33
Saturday’s HS Boys Basketball
Loyalsock edged Williamsport 63-62, Saint John Neumann beat Muncy 74-54
Sunday – Women’s Basketball
Penn College beat Wilson 70-55 snapping a five-game losing streak
College Wrestling
Lycoming beat Kings College 46 to 6

NBA Struggling with the death of Kobe Bryant
Nuggets beat the Rockets 117 to 110, Raptors beat the Spurs 110 to 106, the Hawks beat the Wizards 152 to 133, Grizzlies beat the Suns 114 to 109, the Pelicans beat the Celtics 123 to 108, the Knicks beat the Nets 110 to 97, Clippers beat Magic 112 to 97, Trailblazers over the Pacers 139 to 129

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