BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 17, 2022

LIGHTNING STRIKES CASCADE CABIN

Lightning yesterday morning started a cabin fire near Rose Valley Lake in Cascade Township.  According to the Sun Gazette, about 6:30 Thursday the structure was set on fire when storms moved through the remote area.  Trout run fire officials said the cabin had burned down to the ground before crews got to the scene on Vargis Lane north or Murray Run Road.  There were no injuries reported. 

POLICE SEEK SANDWICH THIEF

A man who Sheetz employees are calling the “Big Mozz Bandit”, who comes to the Loyalsock store between 11am and noon, takes a drink from the cooler, orders the Big Mozz chicken sandwich and leaves without paying, is being sought by Montoursville State Police.  According to a spokesperson for the store say the man who is African American, wears Yankees or Mets clothing, and has a moustache and goatee, has repeatedly stolen other  items from the store – several times in May and most recently on June 10th.  If you know anything about the suspect please call PSP at 570-368-5700.

GROUP WANTS TO PAUSE POLICE REGIONALIZATION

A grassroots group of citizens in Old Lycoming Township is asking authorities to pause their police regionalization process with the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police until they can restructure and get more of the public involved as they proceed.  According to the Sun Gazette, the group of former government and community emergency management personnel, who call themselves Concerned Citizens of Old Lycoming Township, presented the supervisors with analysis of a Department of Community and Economic Development study on police regionalization they have referenced, but are asking them to proceed using  recommended guidelines put forth by DCED. The group also wants a more transparent process moving forward.  Lyco Township supervisors say they are waiting on information about pension and salary collective bargaining units before they can decide on regionalizing the police department.

D4’S RED RAIDERS ARE CLASS A SOFTBALL STATE CHAMPIONS

The Montgomery Area High School softball team got their parade through the borough after winning the PIAA Class A State Championship in State College yesterday against Dubois Central Catholic earning a spot in history being the first in the school’s program to successfully reach the championship.  According to the Sun Gazette, in the last three games, Montgomery who was 22 and 4 for the season, beat the best teams in the state by a 27-2 margin, Congratulations to the Montgomery Red Raiders!

MAN WHO THREW VICTIMS’ SEVERED LEGS OFF BRIDGE PLEADS GUILTY

The Montoursville man arrested in 2019 for the murder of his girlfriend in 2003 has entered a plea agreement of guilty, avoiding a jury trial and a longer prison sentence.  According to the Sun Gazette, 52 year old Jade Babcock of Montoursville plead guilty to killing 37 year old Brenda Jacobs following an argument, then storing her body for years and severing her legs before discarding them in the Susquehanna River off the Maynard Street bridge in Williamsport.  Babcock has already spent the last three years in prison, he’ll now serve 15-30 for his crime.

MOTHER WHO STARVED CHILDREN CHARGED WITH FRAUD

The woman who is facing homicide charges for the starving deaths of two of her children, has now been charged with theft and fraud for receiving public benefits for children who were deceased but she claimed were alive.  According to North Central Pa dot com, police say 33 year old Marie Sue Snyder took almost 70 thousand dollars in benefits between 2016 and 2021 from the PA department of Human services while she lied about the eligibility of her family. Snyder said in sworn testimony in March that she and another intentionally starved daughters 6 year old Nicole and 4 year old jasmine causing their deaths in2016 and 2017. Snyder has a hearing on the fraud charges June 27th and will be in court June 17th for motions on the homicide case.

ARMORY SIREN WENT OFF BY ACCIDENT

If you heard the siren coming out of the Penn Street Armory Wednesday around 12:30, it was set off in error.  According to a statement from the Williamsport Bureau of Fire, the system malfunctioned causing the warning to be triggered accidentally, but no city or county official initiated the siren and there was no emergency.  In the event of an emergency, the siren alerts residents to tune into local TV and radio for direction.  If a test is to be performed, the community will be given ample notice before the emergency warning siren goes off.

PENNDOT SURVEY ON ELECTRIC CHARGING STATIONS AVAILABLE

PennDOT is seeking feedback from the public as they determine how to distribute over 171 million dollars in federal funding on the way for an electric vehicle charging infrastructure over the next 5 years.  According to a statement, PennDOT will have the survey on their website available until June 30th, which will help them build a deployment plan due to the US department of Transportation this August.  The project is to comply with the Alternative Fuel Corridor requirements mandating a charging station no farther apart than 50 miles from each other and no further than a mile from a highway intersection or interstate exit. Take the survey here; Electric Vehicles and Alternative Fuels (pa.gov)

SPORTS

The Montgomery Red Raiders are the PIAA Varsity Softball Class A State Champions, they defeated DuBois Central Catholic 5-1 yesterday at Nittany Lion Softball Park, Penn State University.

Class 3A Championship Avonworth Antelopes  7  Lewisburg Green Dragons 2

PIAA Varsity Baseball State Class 5A Championship           
Today
Selinsgrove vs Bethel Park -Medlar Field, Lubrano Park, Penn State University @ 4:30

NBA Finals Game 6
Warriors 103                Celtics 90
Golden State Warriors wins the series 4-2 earning their 4th Title in 8 years.


MLB
Orioles 10           Blue Jays 2
Guardians 4        Rockies 2
Phillies 10           Nationals 1
Yankees 2           Rays 1
Mets 5                 Brewers 4

NHL Tomorrow night
Stanley Cup Finals Game 2

Tampa Bay plays in Colorado 8 PM on ABC and ESPN+  Colorado’s up 1

No NASCAR this weekend … Racing comes back June 26 in Nashville for the Ally 400. Listen on WILQ ‘s HD3 or our sister station the Twin Valleys Talk Radio Network.

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