BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS NOVEMBER 19, 2021

LYCOMING COUNTY CORONER REPORTS HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP      

Human remains were discovered in a wooded area near the 2600 block of Lycoming Creek Road and Hays Lane in Loyalsock Township around 9:24 a.m. yesterday. The Lycoming County Coroner’s Office was called by PA State Police to find the remains of a male believed to be in his late 20’s to early 30’s.  The deceased will be transferred to Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Dennis Dirkmaat in Erie for examination to assist with positive identification and determining the cause of death.  Further details will be released as available.

 

TOP TWO EXECUTIVES LEAVE HIGH PAYING JOBS UNDER THREAT OF FEDERAL INVESTIGATION

The top two executives at Pennsylvania’s largest public pension system will leave their jobs under resolutions approved by the system’s board Thursday, amid two federal investigations into the agency and calls by board members for their resignations over lackluster investment returns. Their departures come after a protracted fight to get the $62 billion Public School Employees’ Retirement System — which manages one of the nation’s biggest public pension funds — to divest its pricier investments in things like private equity firms.

BAYADA NURSE RESIDENCY APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM TO GET BOOST FROM GOVERNOR

Continuing his commitment to expand home health care and address the nursing shortage, Governor Tom Wolf today announced a significant expansion of BAYADA’s Nurse Residency apprenticeship program to help adults and children who need home health care in Pennsylvania. With a high demand for home care setting nurses everywhere, BAYADA will use the grant to expand its talent pool to recent Licensed Practical Nurse and Registered Nurse graduates, who would otherwise not yet meet BAYADA’s hiring requirements for prior work experience. The project will replicate and expand BAYADA’s Nurse Residency apprenticeship program (NRP), in partnership with corresponding local workforce development boards, into several counties across the commonwealth.

UPDATED COVID-19 CASES LOCALLY

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Thursday reported new COVID-19 cases. Clinton County reported 27 new cases. In Centre County there were 54 new cases. Lycoming County added 81 new cases. There were 80 new cases in Northumberland County, 21 in Snyder, a dozen in Union, nine in Montour and Tioga had 37 new COVID-19 cases listed yesterday.

FOUND GUILTY

It was third-degree murder sentence to Jahrid Burgess for his role in the beating death of 3-year-old Arabella Parker. The jury convened for less than two hours yesterday in order to find the final verdict.  According to Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Matulewicz, “Beating, waiting and lying,” were the three points he drilled home, in hopes the jury, which included five women and seven men understood the gravity of his closing arguments. In the end, as reported by the Daily Item, Burgess was ordered to remain behind bars, awaiting sentencing, on $750,000 bail.

FATAL CRASH ON GOLDEN STRIP

A vehicle accident took the life of a Loyalsock man, yesterday afternoon. According to SUN Gazette, the crash occurred on East Third Street in Loyalsock Township around 4 p.m. Both drivers were taken to UPMC Williamsport, where one of the drivers died. State Police in Montoursville report the investigation continues.

BILL PENNED BY STATE SENATOR GENE YAW

Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 420, now Act 88 of 2021, which Senator Gene Yaw, Vice Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee constructed, focuses on a District Attorney holding a valid license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from the time of election throughout the term of office.  Senate Bill 420 requires a district attorney to hold an active law license while in office. The new law takes effect immediately.

CRASH SENDS YOUTH TO HOSPITAL, ENDS IN ARREST

A 13-year-old male, sustained injury and was subsequently rushed to the hospital, after he was struck by a vehicle as he waited for the school bus. The crash, on Sept. 16th was in the 400 block of Liberty Street.  Watsontown Police have arrested 28 year old Tyler Carter of Watsontown, who was charged with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence.  The charges have been filed at the Office of Magisterial District Judge Michael I. Diehl in Milton.

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