BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 3, 2022

EXPLOSIVES TAKEN FROM LOYALSOCK TWP HOME

Police have identified the man who was arrested after a bench warrant on another matter uncovered he had homemade explosive devices inside a Loyalsock Township home.  According to the Sun Gazette,   37 year old Steven Guthrie, formerly of Cogan Station, was being taken into custody by a fugitive taskforce team last week when the officers saw the devices that were functioning weapons of mass destruction they said.  The State police Hazardous device  and explosives unit removed the explosives from the home on Cemetery Street Wednesday.  No charges have been filed yet in the case, as the investigation is ongoing.

ANOTHER WASD TEACHER CHARGED

A third Williamsport Area High School Teacher has been charged with inappropriate contact with a student.  According to the Sun Gazette, 52 year old Michelle Pulizzi had a relationship with a student for four months in 2018.  State police said the victim, who was also a confidential informant, received sexually explicit images and messages, allegedly from Pulizzi.  She was charged with third-degree sexual contact with a student and has been released on 75 thousand dollars bail.  Pulizzi will appear for her preliminary hearing October 13th.

CONSULTANT HELPS WILLIAMSPORT FUND LEVEE SYSTEM REPAIR

A Washington based consulting firm is assisting the city of Williamsport secure a possible 8 million dollars in funding for various projects taking place on the levee system.  According to North Central PA dot com, Keller Partners & Company gave a quarterly presentation at the City Council meeting this week and say they expect to see a bill passed through the House Appropriations Committee in Washington by the end of the year that could make these funds available. In addition, the Army Corps of Engineers told council they will begin the levee risk assessment to start the process of bringing the levee system into compliance within the next couple of weeks.

GEISINGER TURNS PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Geisinger Hospitals will be lit pink in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Geisinger is working to raise awareness about the importance of early breast cancer detection. The pink lights also honor the millions of patients and families affected by the disease.  Breast health experts at the hospital say most lives are saved with annual mammograms beginning at age 40, but those with a family history of breast cancer should screen earlier. For patients who are underinsured, a free government-based program can assist in covering the cost of the vital health screening.

POLICE ID BODY FOUND IN MONTGOMERY

A body was found off of Route 54 near Montgomery Friday morning and the Lycoming County Coroner has made an identification.  According to the Sun Gazette, 34 year old Brett Diehl was found deceased in the yard at 37 School House Road. State Police were called to the scene about 7:45 am Friday where they shut down the roadway from Route 54 almost to Schnee Avenue for police to process the area. No other details have been released about the circumstances surrounding the case at this time.

PRISON GUARD ATTACKED IN CLINTON COUNTY

A guard was attacked by a prisoner early last month at the Clinton County  Correctional Facility while he was being fitted with a suicide smock.  According to North Central PA dot com, 23 year old Nathaniel Lee Baney became combative at the Pine Mountain Road facility and punched and strangled a guard, breaking his glasses before other officers could free him.  Baney was charged with aggravated assault and other charges.  He is incarcerated in lieu of 100 thousand dollars bail with a preliminary hearing scheduled for tomorrow morning.

OVERNIGHT GUARDRAIL WORK THIS WEEK

There will be a PennDOT Guard rail project in Northumberland County this week that may cause overnight delays in Point Township.  Watch for crews to be on Route 11 between Northumberland and Montour County between 7pm and 5am this Monday through Friday.  Crews will have alternating lane restrictions in place in the active work zone.

FLAGS LOWERED FOR PA CHIEF JUSTICE

Flags were ordered to half-staff Saturday by Governor Tom Wolf, to honor  74 year old Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Max Baer who died at his home in Pittsburgh on Friday.  According to a statement by the state court system, Baer was a Duquesne University Law School graduate, and elected to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in 1989.  He was first elected to the state’s highest court in 2003, and became chief justice last year after Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor retired.  Taking his place will be Justice Debra Todd, who is the longest continuously serving member and the first woman to serve as chief justice of the state Supreme Court.

SPORTS

NFL
Chiefs 41             Buccaneers 31
Giants 20             Bears 12
Eagles 29              Jaguars 21
Jets 24                  Steelers 20
Bills 23                 Ravens 20
Packers 27           Patriots 24
Vikings 28           Saints 25
Cowboys 25         Commanders 10

NFL News
A spectator at Sunday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets died following a fall on an escalator at Acrisure Stadium. According to Pittsburgh Public Safety a male spectator fell around 4:45 p.m., shortly after the end of New York’s 24-20 victory over the Steelers. Paramedics transferred the victim, whose identity has no t been released, to the hospital in critical condition where he died shortly after.


MLB
Braves 5               Mets 3
Rockies 4              Dodgers 1
Pirate 7                 Cardinals 5
Guardians 7                   Royals 5
Blue Jays 6                     Red Sox 3
Phillies 8              Nationals 1
Orioles 3              Yankees 1

NBA preseason matchups
Golden State Warriors 104               Washington Wizards 95
Boston Celtics 134                            Charlotte Hornets 93 in the NBA Japan games
Preseason NBA Tonight
76ers are in Brooklyn to play the Nets at 7:30 on NBA TV
NASCAR
Chase Elliot earned the automatic berth into the third round of the Cup Series playoffs yesterday at Talladega Alabama, followed by Ryan Blaney , Michael McDowell,  Ross Chastain, and then Denny Hamlin, fifth. 
The elimination playoff race this coming Sunday is at The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The field will be trimmed from 12 to eight.

NHL NEWS
The Seattle Kraken officially have named a mascot and it was certainly not the one hockey fans were expecting.  On Saturday, during the team’s preseason game against the Vancouver Canucks, the Kraken announced their newest mascot “Buoy”, a sea troll inspired by a Seattle landmark, the Fremont Troll.

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