BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS DEC. 1, 2021

HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP

The remains of a white male washed up onto the riverbank yesterday afternoon on the Susquehanna River near Hiller Road in Fairfield Township, Lycoming County. The remains were found by hunters in a hunting party. Pennsylvania State Police in Montoursville and the Lycoming County Coroner are investigating.

OZ RUNNING FOR PA SENATE

Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity physician, said he would run for Senate in Pennsylvania, jumping into a crowded G.O.P. primary. In his announcement, Dr. Oz described his frustration with the “arrogant, closed-minded people in charge” who shut schools and businesses during the pandemic.

TIADAGHTON STATE FOREST ATV PILOT CONNECTOR PLAN

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Majority Chairman, and Sen. Carolyn Comitta (D-19), Minority Chairwoman, will hold a briefing of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 at 10AM to discuss the Tiadaghton State Forest ATV Pilot Connector plan by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). The briefing will be held at the Tiadaghton District Office, 10 Lower Pine Bottom Road, Waterville, PA 17776, and will include a presentation from DCNR, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), and a number of local and regional organizations including the Central Mountains ATV Association, Inc., Pine Creek Preservation Association, Slate Run Sportsmen’s and others. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, seating is reserved for the presenters.  Members of the public can watch the briefing LIVE at https://environmental.pasenategop.com/.

 

MASK ORDER REMAINS IN PLACE

An order requiring masks inside Pennsylvania’s K-12 schools and child care facilities will remain in place while the state Supreme Court considers the governor’s appeal of a lawsuit that overturned the mandate, the high court ruled Tuesday. The justices in a 5-1 decision put on hold a lower-court order that said the mask mandate would not remain in place as litigation over it continued. If the justices hadn’t acted, the mask mandate would have ended on Saturday. The Commonwealth Court majority said acting Health Secretary Alison Beam lacked authority to require masks, that she did not comply with state laws about reviewing and approving regulations and that the mandate was adopted without an existing disaster emergency declared by the governor.

 

NO INCREASE IN TAXES

No increase in property or other taxes in Williamsport, as the Mayor has a proposed $28.3 million budget for 2022. This evening at 7 pm a second budget work session will be held, according to SUN Gazette, focusing  on public safety departments which make up  80% of the overall cost of the general fund budget through police and fire department including their operation and salaries and pensions.

COVID-19 CASES UPDATED YESTERDAY

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Tuesday reported new COVID-19 cases. Clinton County reported 26 new cases. In Centre County 64 new cases were recorded. Lycoming County added 110 new cases. Tioga county had 16 new covid cases reported yesterday.

SUNBURY POLICE LOOKING FOR SUSPECTS IN MULTIPLE BREAK INS

Upwards of a dozen vehicle break-ins happened in the city of Sunbury Monday night.  According to Police Chief Brad Hare the break ins were from various sections of the city and while some vehicles were unlocked, some actually had windows smashed. According to the Daily Item, if you have any information on these break ins, please contact the Northumberland County 911 center.

FLEEING CAR CRASHED SENDING OCCUPANTS TO HOSPITAL

An adult man crashed with a female juvenile in his vehicle as they attempted to flee police on Monday night.  Gavin Schomburg, 18-year-old male and a juvenile female were taken to the hospital with serious injuries after crashing their car while leading State Police in pursuit. The pursuit began in the area of Canfields Lane, Loyalsock Township and ended on Kehrer Hill Rd. Once the vehicle crashed it caught fire with both occupants still in the vehicle. Multiple other members from PSP Montoursville arrived on scene and both occupants were pulled from the burning vehicle. Both occupants were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver was found to be in possession of a large amount of drugs. SCHOMBURG is charged with multiple felonies including fleeing and eluding and aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI.

SPENDING PLAN FOR THE $1.2 TRILLION INFRASTRUCTION INVESTMENT AND JOBS ACT

Governor Tom Wolf shared an overview of enhancements Pennsylvania anticipates receiving through the passage of President Joe Biden’s bold, historic $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Based on historical formula funding, the White House anticipates Pennsylvania receiving the following infrastructure improvements with federal funding to include but not limited to: Repair and rebuild roads and bridges with a focus on climate change mitigation, resilience, equity, and safety for all users, including cyclists and pedestrians. Help connect every Pennsylvanian to reliable high-speed internet. Prepare more of our infrastructure for the impacts of climate change, cyber-attacks, and extreme weather events and deliver clean drinking water to Pennsylvanians.

Interventional Cardiology Reaccreditation for Evangelical Community Hospital

Corazon, Inc., a national leader in services for the cardiovascular specialty based in Pittsburgh, has granted reaccreditation to the Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) program at Evangelical Community Hospital. As a result of a successful examination of policies, procedures, staff education, and skills exhibited, the Hospital has been reaccredited for one year. By doing a yearly inspection of the service, the Hospital is able to stay on track with what is already working well and implement any new quality measures that emerge.

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