BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS JAN 22 & 23, 2022

MONKEYS ON THE LOOSE AFTER CRASH NEAR DANVILLE

The crash involving a truck carrying 100 monkeys happened around 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. According to State Police, a truck carrying about 100 monkeys collided with a dump truck along Route 54 just off Interstate 80 near Danville. According to WNEP, the state police and the PA State Game Commission are actively searching for the primates, even using a helicopter and thermal cameras  to assist in the search. Route 54 has reopened after the crash near Danville. State police and game wardens did find at least one monkey Friday night..Three guns shots were heard and it’s unclear what type of weapon was used and we’re not sure where the monkey is or its condition.  The investigators left the scene at about 9 p.m. a short time after the shots were fired. There is no word on where the other three monkeys may have gone or their condition.

 

FIRE TEMPORARILY CLOSES RESTAURANT

Dunkin Donuts suffered extensive damage from the fire yesterday around 10:10 am . According to Sun Gazette, Dunkin’ at 1380 E. Penn St. will be closed for an extended period of time.  Muncy Area Fire Chief Scott Delany noted the fire was ruled accidental.  after it sustained extensive damage Friday morning in a fire that has been ruled accidental, according to Muncy Area Fire Chief Scott Delany. Damages could be upwards of $50,000. Dunkin neighbors Subway will be also shut down for an unknown period of time. Multiple fire crews responded with no injuries reported.

A WELL DESERVED CREDIT FOR A LIFE SAVED

A monetary reward was presented to Becky Levano, a 22-year delivery carrier with the Sun Gazette for helping a woman escape a burning home the night of Dec. 28. Levano bravely guided Sheila Myers from her burning home while on her paper delivery route. According to SUN Gazette, in addition to being given $500 in gift cards, Levano also received anonymous donations from readers who were inspired by her actions.

UP TO 22 YEARS IN STATE PRISON

An Elizabethville woman was convicted by a Northumberland County jury in September of attempted homicide by arson. Yesterday, Northumberland County Judge Charles Saylor handed down her sentence of 11 to 22 years in state prison. 26-year-old Misty Dunbar waited as a jury, who deliberated for 90 minutes in September, found her guilty of all 13 charges related to starting a fire at an occupied home in Mount Carmel in 2019. Dunbar was accused by Mount Carmel Police of intentionally setting the blaze out of anger toward Kelly Witmer. According to the Daily Item,  Dunbar and Michelle Rhoads, were both arrested for the crime the day after a fire destroyed the residence and badly damaged an adjoining property on Aug. 13, 2019.

MONKEY UPDATES

Three monkeys remain on the loose following an accident that involved a tractor-trailer and dump truck and closed Route 54 at I-80 in Danville for several hours yesterday.Troopers said the trailer contained 100 live monkeys and three escaped following the collision around 4 p.m. PennDOT reports, Route 54 was reopened at 6:45 p.m. following crash cleanup.  According to a media outlet, state police say they involved the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Milton state police had no further updates early Saturday morning, but anyone with information is asked to call the barracks at 570-524-2662.

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