BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 28, 2020

CITY:  CLEAR SIDEWALKS OR FACE FINES
Williamsport City Council officials say with lots of winter yet to come, they are reminding the city about the ordinance requiring businesses and residents to clear snow from sidewalks or arrange to have it done within 24 hours of the end of the storm or face a $200 dollar fine. According to the Sun Gazette Codes officers are in place throughout the region making sure sidewalks and hydrants are accessible in case of emergencies.   Violations can be reported anonymously by sending an email to radams@cityofwilliamsport.org or by calling 570-327-7517.  So far, Williamsport has seen a below average amount of snow for the year.

FUGITIVE CAPTURED IN PHILADELPHIA
A fugitive wanted in Williamsport on aggravated indecent assault of a child and corruption of minors from throughout  2019 was captured in Philadelphia yesterday and will be extradited back to the city to face the charges.  According to the Sun Gazette, 46 year old Christopher Ray Lamont allegedly committed the crimes throughout 2019 in Williamsport, but when confronted, he fled the area.  Lamont was taken into custody without incident by the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, who worked with state and city police and the Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office on the case.

WALTZ RUNS FOR 76TH DISTRICT SEAT
A Lock Haven man has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination of the 76th District State House seat in the April 28 primaries.  According to the Sun Gazette, Joe Waltz, is a Kiwanis member who has lived in Clinton County for almost 50 years retired in 2007 from Keystone Central School District.  He was most recently chairman of the Clinton County Democratic committee and served on the City of Lock Haven Planning Commission.  Waltz will hold a campaign kick-off event at Avenue 209 Coffee Shop in Lock haven this Saturday at 10 am.

PENNDOT LOOKING FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
PennDOT will hold a 45-day public comment period on proposed updates to its Statewide Public Participation Plan through Wednesday, March 11. The plan explains how the public can get involved in its statewide transportation planning and programming processes which is a federal requirement.  The public is encouraged to review the draft plan, and to comments at   PennDOT.gov/PublicParticipation. Paper copies of the document are also available at PennDOT District offices

LOCK HAVEN WOMAN CHARGED WITH PROSTITUTION
A Lock Haven woman has been charged and sentenced in Lycoming County Court for promoting prostitution and will serve 2 years of immediate punishment, undergo counseling and perform community service.  According to North Central Pa dot com, 45 year old Amanda L. Anthony also allegedly committed forgery in Clinton County in June of 2019 but those charges were dismissed.  Anthony pleaded guilty to the prostitution charge from May of 2019.  According to court records a warrant from the state of Georgia said Anthony was a violent flight risk who has been charged with similar drug and prostitution crimes there.

FACEBOOK GAMBLING SITE LANDS TWO IN HOT WATER
Two women who ran a gambling group on Facebook will be charged with misdemeanors after their social media group was found to be for-profit.  Brittany Winings and Tiffany Dupas, both of Cambria County  started a Facebook group called  “BID WIN SAVE,” where members could join and the organizers would spin a wheel to determine a winner for cash and prizes. According to WJAC, the group administrators, Winings and Dupas, received a total of $81,507 in payments last May and July. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board asks you to contact state police if you encounter a suspicious group you think may be hosting gambling for-profit on Facebook.

HINES LOOKING TO FILL 84TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT SEAT
A Linden man is seeking the Republican nomination for the 84th Legislative District State House seat.  According to the Sun Gazette, David Hines, who has 20 years of experience working with local, state and federal bodies made the announcement yesterday.  Hines is the Planning and Zoning Director with the Central Keystone Council of Governments located in Lewisburg and works with municipalities within Lycoming County.  Hines has served the Jersey Shore School Board as a board member and president.

DUI TASK FORCE WILL BE OUT FOR BIG GAME WEEKEND
The Lycoming County DUI Task Force will be conducting  DUI Enforcement activities within Lycoming County, from January 29 thru Super Bowl Sunday February 2, 2020.   According to a press release, the celebrations surrounding local Super Bowl parties can increase DUI accidents, and deaths.  Residents are encouraged to host responsibly by utilizing designated drivers. According to police,  the .08 percent law will be strictly enforced.

Sports
NBA

Cavaliers beat the Pistons 115 to 100, Heat beat Magic 113 to 92, Mavericks over Thunder 107 to 97, Bulls over Spurs 110 to 109, Kings beat Timberwolves 133 to 129, and Rockets over the Jazz 126 to 117
NHL
Capitals beat the Canadiens 4 to 2, Devils over the Senators 4 to 3, Maple Leafs over the Predators 5-2, Stars beat Lightning 3 to 2, Canucks over the Blues 3 to 1, Sharks beat the Ducks 4 to 2,
HS Boys Basketball
Jersey Shore beat Milton 66 to 46, Lewisburg beat Southern Columbia 68 to 46, Williamsport over Hazelton 56 to 43, Sullivan County beat Muncy 69 to 48, Warrior Run over Shikellamy 62 to 42, Montoursville beat Central Mountain 50 to 42, Bucktail over Northern Potter 58 to 53.
HS Girls Basketball
Galeton over  Osweyo valley 38-32, Canton beat Troy 44 to 23, Montgomery over North Penn Liberty 58-35, Loyalsock beat Danville 46-34

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