BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 29, 2022

SHOOTING NEAR PENN COLLEGE SENDS ONE TO JAIL

A shooting involving a Penn College police officer occurred around noon at the 1000 block of Vine Avenue yesterday. The disturbance drew Penn College officers since the location is close to campus.  According to the Sun Gazette, 39 year old Tyree Cleveland who is from Berks County allegedly broke into the apartment, threatening the woman who lived there.  When police arrived, Cleveland was outdoors, disobeyed police and drew his weapon, firing several times, missing the officer but hitting the outside of a Penn College dorm and a police cruiser.  Cleveland fled on foot and  was apprehended at West 4th and Park Streets.  He was arraigned on felony attempted homicide, aggravated assault, a convicted felon not to possess a firearm and other charges.  He was remanded to Lycoming County Prison on no bail. 

THREE NORTHUMBERLAND RESIDENTS INDICTED IN FEDERAL COURT

Three people from Northumberland County, have been indicted in federal court for charges related to the distribution of controlled substances resulting in death.  According to a press release from the FBI, 36 year old Darryl Elliot of Sunbury, and 34 year old Heather Carper of Northumberland, 34 year old Steven Pierro of Selinsgrove conspired to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine resulting in the overdose of 38 year old Moses J Fahenstock of Lancaster, PA in a Lewisburg hotel earlier this year.  Penn Live reports that if the group is  found guilty, they face a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 20 years. Carper is free on bail and also faces drug and identity theft charges in Northumberland County.

DCNR LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

There are two volunteer positions through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources available on the Trails Advisory Committee for 2023. DCNR is looking for individuals who are creative trail enthusiasts, one to represent h orseback riders and one to represent the members of the committee at large.   The 20-member, DCNR-appointed committee helps develop a statewide land and water trail network to facilitate recreation, transportation, and healthy lifestyles.  The newly appointed volunteers will serve a 3 year term and can submit letters of interest by October 31 to RA-explorepatrails@pa.gov.

FREE DIABETIC EYE EXAMS THIS MONTH AND NEXT

There will be free diabetic eye exams October  7th and 21st and November 11th, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the John M. Wenner Building, Williamsport.  UPMC in North Central Pa  says people with diabetes are at risk of developing eye abnormalities that affect their vision, called diabetic retinopathy  and are encouraged to make a free appointment.  Secure an exam by calling 570-326-7850 and mention free diabetic eye exams when scheduling.  A yearly dilated eye exam can help prevent this vision loss in at risk patients.

WOMAN SHOT IN HER FOURTH STREET APARTMENT

A woman in Williamsport was killed by a gunman Wednesday evening in her apartment at the 800 block of West Fourth Street.  According to the Sun Gazette, city police are investigating the scene and developing leads, but there is no known motive for the shooting and the suspect is in police custody.  The Lycoming County Coroner’s office was on the scene yesterday after 6:30pm and assisted with the investigation.  Police say this incident is not related to the other attempted shooting at a Penn College officer that occurred on Vine Avenue in Williamsport earlier on Wednesday.

MAN CHARGED AFTER LYING ON GUN APPLICATION

A Beaver Springs man with a prior domestic violence conviction is facing new felony charges of providing a false statement after lying on an application to buy a gun in Union County.  According to North Central PA dot com, 48 year old Brian Swartzlander attempted to purchase a gun at Wildwood Precision Guns & Ammo in Limestone Township in November of 2020 and also completed forms to transfer a gun to his name stating that he had never been convicted in court of a misdemeanor of domestic violence, however state police at Milton say the application was instantly denied since Swartzlander had served time for  a domestic violence simple assault charge in 2004. He will have a preliminary hearing October 4th.

MAN ARRESTED FOR MAKING BOMBS IN LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP

A man who allegedly was building homemade bombs in his Loyalsock Township home was taken into custody yesterday after the nearby neighborhood homes were evacuated and the explosives were removed from the home on Cemetery Street.  According to the Sun Gazette, suspicious devices were seen inside the home just north of Rural avenue and police were alerted.  They had a bench warrant for the occupant of the home and arrived after 10:30am.  Specially trained officers from the Hazardous Devices and Explosives Unit removed the suspicious items including a powder substance and fuses.  The identity of the suspect, who police say did not reside at the home, has not been released, but he is in custody and police are investigating.

ALCOHOL TO BE SERVED AT BEAVER STADIUM

The Penn State Board of Trustees last week, approved the sale of alcohol in Beaver Stadium and it will be available during the home game with Northwestern this Saturday October 1st.  Patrons will be able to buy beer after obtaining a wrist band, following a scan of their ID by staff. There will be a two 16 oz beer cashless-purchase maximum, with no alcohol being sold after the third quarter, and there will be no alcohol permitted out of the stadium.  Previously, alcohol was only sold in club and suite areas of the stadium and ice arena.

SPORTS

PIAA District 4
Girls Soccer
Montoursville 6             Central Mountain 0
Muncy 7                        Montgomery 0
Sullivan County 4                   Millville 3

Boys Soccer
Warrior Run 8               Montoursville 1
Selinsgrove 6                 Shikellamy 4
Jersey Shore 7               Shamokin 0
Wellsboro 4                             Northeast Bradford 2
Central Columbia 3       Hughesville 0
tie – Loyalsock 2            Midd-West 2 (2OT)
Lewisburg 3                             Milton 0
tie – Mifflinburg 0          Southern Columbia 0 (2OT)


MLB
Pirates 4               Reds 3
Guardians 2                   Rays 1
Nationals 3                    Braves 2
Yankees 8            Blue Jays 3
Red Sox 3            Orioles 1
Mets 5                  Marlins 4
Cubs 4                  Phillies 2
MLB News

 New York Yankees star Aaron Judge hit his 61st home run of the season Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, tying Roger Maris’ American League record.

It took Maris until Oct. 1, the final game of the 1961 season, to hit his 61st, which broke Babe Ruth’s single-season mark of 60 home runs set in 1927

NFL Tonight
Miami is in Cincinnati at 8:15 on Prime Video
NFL Sunday
Washington is in Dallas, Jacksonville is coming to Philadelphia, Jets play the Steelers in Pittsburgh, and the Bills play the Ravens in Baltimore.
NFL News
Because the Vikings will be in London to play the New Orleans Saints, the NFL has selected U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as the contingency site for Sunday’s game between the Buccaneers and Chiefs. As of now, the game remains scheduled for Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The Buccaneers, however, have evacuated the area.



Sports Changes due to Hurricane Ian

NCAA Football

South Carolina State plays South Carolina with a rescheduled  early game @7pm Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC

  • South Florida’s football game with East Carolina has been moved from Tampa to Boca Raton and will be played at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (ESPN+). That game will be played at Florida Atlantic’s stadium. It had originally been scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
  • University of Cental Florida’s home game against SMU, originally scheduled for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU), has now been rescheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. at FBC Mortgage Stadium in Orlando.
  • Officials at Florida State are optimistic that Saturday’s home football game against Wake Forest in Tallahassee will proceed as scheduled. The Seminoles and the Demon Deacons are set for a 3:30 p.m. kick on ABC.
  • The NHL‘s Tampa Bay Lightning have postponed preseason games against Carolina on Wednesday and Nashville on Thursday. Those games had been scheduled to be played at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  • The NBA’Orlando Magic called off practice on what would have been their second day of training camp Wednesday, and said their plans for Thursday were uncertain.
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