BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MAY 10, 2022

POLICE LOOK FOR DANVILLE MAN WHO LED HIGH SPEED CHASE

Police are looking for a Danville man who police say led them on a high speed chase in Columbia County on April 24th and that they identified him because of his unique mohawk hairstyle.  According to North Central PA dot com, police noted they saw a man with a Mohawk – who matches the description of 41 year old Josiah D. Musselman’s driver’s license records, leave a Hemlock Township gas station on a motorcycle.  He allegedly committed a traffic violation which led to police pursuing Musselman west on Route 254 in Madison Township at speeds over 100 miles per hour until they stopped for safety reasons.  Police say later, the man denied he was involved when they contacted him by phone.  Now there is a warrant out of Musselman’s arrest for a felony charge of fleeing police and other traffic summaries. 

MAN APPREHENDED AFTER SHOOTING ANOTHER AT A BAR

Police apprehended a Mount Carmel man after he fled from the scene of a shooting at a bar on Friday night.  According to media outlets, police said they responded at about 12:30am to a report of shots fired inside a bar along the 100 block of South Poplar Street.  The victim required a life-saving rescue from the gunshot wound, and police said later that they had the identity of the suspect.  Police apprehended 36 year-old Bruce A Thompson on Saturday night and took him to the Northumberland County Prison.

BRIDGE CLOSED IN NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY

PennDOT has closed a Northumberland County bridge for the week.  According to a press release, the Mile Post Road bridge over Gravel Run near Wolverton Road in Upper Augusta Township will have a PennDOT maintenance crew working through Friday, May 13th doing emergency bridge work.  There will be a detour in place using Mile Hill Road in Klines Grove in Rush Township.  All work this week is weather permitting.  You can see the conditions in real time at 511PA dot com.

PENN COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION

Penn College is planning three separate Commencement days coming up for the almost 750 students graduating this semester.  The Schools of Business, Arts & Sciences and Nursing & Health Sciences will graduate Friday, May 13th at 3pm.  Saturday the 14th there will be two ceremonies for the School of  Engineering Technologies at 10am and at 1:30pm.  Degrees will be conferred by President Davie Jane Gilmour, accompanied by state Sen. Gene Yaw, chairman of the college’s Board of Directors.  Get more commencement details at www.pct.edu.

FIRE SPREADS THROUGH THREE HOMES IN KULPMONT

Three homes were damaged in Kulpmont last week because of an electrical short that began in a home on Spruce Street that was being remodeled.  According to the Daily Item, the state fire marshal said an electrical issue sparked a fire at 734 Spruce street that eventually spread to the other half of the double home and to the home next door.  Fire officials say no tenants were living in the three homes at the time  so very few belongings were lost in the fire.  The call went in to 911 a little after 1:30 Friday afternoon and multiple fire community agencies turned out to assist Kulpmont in the knocking down of the two-alarm fire.

PENN DOT WORK THIS WEEK ON I-80 WEST

Watch for slow traffic Wednesday and Thursday afternoon on I-80 west in White Deer Township, as PennDOT plans to alternate single lanes at mile marker 207, west of the Route 15 interchange for epoxy work this week. Work has been going on in this area recently, but PennDOT says this week could cause more significant delays between the peak traffic hours of 2pm til 6pm.  Workers will be on the scene on I-80 west from 7am until 7pm as part of the 3.3 million dollar bridge reconstruction project that will wrap up next month. 

LEHIGH COUNTY AG WANTS TO MONITOR DROPBOXES

With the Primary in Pennsylvania on the way May 17th, and drop-boxes provided as a legal means to vote in the commonwealth since 2019, the Lehigh County Attorney General James Martin is proposing that police detectives monitor the activity at drop boxes in his county to avoid people dropping off multiple ballots.  According to the Sun Gazette, the Acting Secretary of State sent a letter to Martin reminding him that those with disabilities are legally allowed to ask another person to cast a mail-in ballot.  Members of the American Civil liberties union argued that the AG’s plan to monitor the 5 drop-boxes in their county an intimidation tactic to discourage legal voting.  There are drop boxes available in 22 Pennsylvania Counties.  The PA Legislature’s own review has determined that mail-in voting in the past has been secure.

CANNABIS HEARING IN PHILADELPHIA THIS WEEK

The House Democratic Policy Committee is meeting this week in Philadelphia for a hearing about the potential revenue that could be generated in the commonwealth by legalizing recreational cannabis and building up Pennsylvania’s Hemp Industry.  According to the Record Online, Pennsylvania has issued 426 hemp growing permits, but growers report they have a hard time staying within the strict guidelines of the state regulations.  Hemp can be used to make everything from textiles and construction materials to oils and extracts for medicinal use.   

SPORTS

PIAA District 4 Varsity Baseball
Wellsboro 4                 Wyalusing 2
Selinsgrove 6               Shikellamy 1
Montoursville 11         Mifflinburg 1
Shamokin 8                  Sugar Valley Rural Charter 4
Athens 7                       N. Penn Mansfield 0
Muncy 16                     Millville 3
Canton 7                       Williamson 3

PIAA District 4 Varsity Softball
St John Neumann 23   CMVT 8
Montgomery 16          Northwest 0
Lewisburg 11               Danville 1
Wyalusing 10               Wellsboro 9

NBA
Celtics 116 Bucks 108 Series tied 2-2
Warriors 101 Grizzlies 98 Golden State leads 3-1
NBA Tonight
76ers and Heat @7:30 on TNT 2-2
Mavericks and Suns play @10 2-2


NHL
Panthers 3           Capitals 2 /OT 2-2
Penguins 7          Rangers 2 Pittsburgh leads 3-1
Flames 4              Stars 1 2-2
Avalanche 5        Predators 3  Colorado wins series 4-0
NHL tonight
Bruins and Hurricanes @7 – ESPN
Lightning and Maple Leafs @7:30 on ESPN2
Blues and Wild @9:30 on ESPN
Kings and Oilers @10 on ESPN2

MLB
Orioles 6             Royals 1
Yankees 1           Rangers 0
Pirates 5              Dodgers 1
Guardians 12      White Sox 9
Phillies 9             Mariners 0
Reds 10               Brewers 5

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