BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS FEBRUARY 26, 2021

LOCK HAVEN MAN THREATENS MAYOR THERE
A Lock Haven man waived his preliminary hearing after being arrested for making terroristic threats toward the mayor of Lock Haven in January.  According to the Record-Online, 56 year old Michael Paul Stoneberg used a pseudonym on Facebook and sent private messages to the Joel Long for Mayor Facebook page that allegedly called for residents to kill Long and suggested he should be murdered along with all Democrats.  According to the Clinton County DA, police determined that the Facebook page identity lead them to Stoneberg, and he later admitted the crime.  He could face 6 years in prison.

PER CAPITA TAX WAIVED IN LOCAL COUNTY
Every adult in Snyder County will be saved 5 dollars per year after county commissioners there have eliminated the county per capita tax.  According to media outlets, the Commission reviewed the net proceeds of the ‘nuisance’ tax and recently reached a goal to remove it.  Officials remind residents that a per capita tax is still levied by some municipalities and school districts.

QUESTIONS FOR DR. LEVINE
Former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Dr Rachel Levine, is facing questioning about the issues with data reporting that continue in Pennsylvania during her confirmation hearing as the US Assistant Health Secretary in the Biden administration.  Republican Susan Collins questioned the data issues.  Dr.  Levine pointed to the lag in the electronic death reporting system to explain incomplete nursing home data, assuring the panel that deaths were accurately reported. According to some media outlets who interviewed facility spokespeople said the homes were meeting reporting requirements but couldn’t explain why their data was not included in the state’s weekly reports.

THERE IS A RAISE THE REGION DEADLINE TODAY
Today is the last day for non-profit entities to register for Raise the region a unique 30-hour online giving campaign that gives community members an opportunity to support local nonprofits that mean a lot to you.  Groups wanting to participate can go to raise the region dot org to sign up in partnership with First Community partnership, Blaise Alexander Family dealerships and Backyard Broadcasting.  The public will be able to watch a live leaderboard and track donations by organization in real-time beginning Wednesday, March 10th

MAN WHO FLED FROM POLICE PLEADS GUILTY
A man from Lock Haven was given up to 20 years in jail after pleading guilty to attempted homicide, and other firearms charges as well as attempting to flee from police from an incident June 11th in Decatur township. According to the Sun Gazette, lawyers for 26 year old Quintin Michael Titus say he was highly intoxicated when he fled from police in a vehicle then later on foot after he disabled the vehicle near Osceola Mills.  Police found an unauthorized gun in the car. Titus will serve a minimum of 7 years.

BUCKNELL CAMPUS REOPENS
Some campus restrictions have been lifted at Bucknell University as active COVID-19 cases on campus decrease. According to an announcement by President John Bravman yesterday athletic activities can resume, including practices, travel and competition. In person student activities will also resume today.  In-person instruction  can continue at faculty discretion, with double masking recommended. The campus library and academic buildings will remain open during normal hours and the campus gym will remain open with reduced capacity.

LOCAL CORONA UPDATE
Lycoming County 36 new cases of the coronavirus as of yesterday at midnight, Northumberland  County has 10 new, Clinton has 12 new, Union County has 24 Sullivan county reports no new cases.  The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 2,356 additional positive cases of COVID-19, with 81 new fatalities. COVID Cases across Pennsylvania have been below 3,000 for seven straight days.

WATERFOWL BRIEFING SCHEDULED
Hunters and members of waterfowl organizations are invited to virtually attend the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Annual Waterfowl Briefing, which will be streamed live via the agency’s Facebook page, on Wednesday, March 10, at 1 p.m. The briefing will be recorded and a link will be available to view online at www.pgc.pa.gov. Game Commission Waterfowl Biologists and Wildlife Management Program experts will be discussing the proposed waterfowl hunting seasons, proposed regulations, federal frameworks and the 2020 waterfowl hunter survey results. A question-and-answer session will follow the event.

LT. GOV STATEMENT ON MINIMUM WAGE
Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman has released a statement  in response to news that the Senate Parliamentarian said a $15 minimum wage is not part of the Covid relief package.  According to the statement, Fetterman says working people need a dignified wage, and Fetterman said the filibuster should end in the state which is the Senate rule requiring 60 votes for most major legislation.  Republicans in Pennsylvania oppose Biden’s coronavirus relief plan because the cost is too high.

STATE POLICE OFFICER INVESTIGATION CONTINUES
Local media outlets are looking into the records of a State police officer after two Williamsport women filed a federal lawsuit accusing police of aggressively raiding their home in September, then not charging them or giving them a reason on September 29th.  According to North Central PA dot com, court records showing allegations of misconduct against Officer Tyson Havens go back more than a decade and most recently a video h as surfaced of the officer allegedly planting evidence.  From a 2008 drug case Lycoming  County President judge Nancy Butts told the Commonwealth to hand over Havens’ state police disciplinary records to the defense.  The investigation is ongoing.

SPORTS
HS Boys Basketball

Warrior run beat South Williamsport 55-46, Muncy beat Bucktail 82-19,  Montoursville over Hughesville 60-29, Wellsboro beat Troy 55-52, Athens beat Towanda 73-54,
HS Girls Basketball
Williamsport beat Montoursville 47-42, Southern Columbia beat Hughesville 31-23, Northumberland Christian over Warrior Run 63-55, South Williamsport beat Shikellamy 35-32, Wyalusing over Mansfield 44-41

NBA
76ers beat the Mavericks 111 to 97, Nets beat Magic, 129 to 92, Knicks beat the Kings 140 to 121, Grizzlies over the Clippers 122 to 94, Wizards beat the Nuggets 112-110, Bucks beat the Pelicans 129 to 125.
NBA Basketball Saturday night
The 76ers play Cleveland at 7 PM, and the Nets play Dallas  at 8:30 on ABC

NHL
Capitals over the Penguins 5 to 2, Islanders beat the Bruins 7-2, Lightning over the Hurricanes 3 to 1, Panthers beat the Stars 3-2, Blackhawks beat the Blue Jackets 2-nothing, Senators over the Flames 6-1, Devils beat the Sabres 4-3, Red Wings over the Predators 5-2, Jets beat the Canadiens 6-3, Oilers over the Canucks 3-nothing Avalanche and Coyotes & Golden Knights and Sharks were postponed

NHL Tonight
Bruins play the New York Rangers at 7o’clock tonight

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