BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 7, 2022

SUSPECT IN MUSEUM CRASH WANTS CHARGES DROPPED

The woman from Williamsport who drove a van into the Little League Museum July 3rd with a beef about her family member’s recognition in the creation of little league organization, is seeking to have charges of intent to kill and risking a catastrophe dropped in District court.  According to the Sun Gazette, not enough evidence was established in a September preliminary hearing against 57 year old Theresa Salazar, in regards to those charges.  Salazar did almost 50 thousand dollars-worth of damage to the museum when she crashed into the front – no one was injured in the incident.

ANIMAL CRUELTY COUNTS FOR TEMPORARY WORKERS

Eleven men have been named in an animal cruelty case in which they were observed abusing turkeys in July of 2021 at a farm on Tower Road in Limestone Township.  According to the Standard Journal, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals obtained a video of the suspect behavior and turned it in to State Police.  The group of workers were with a temporary agency and face total of 139 charges, including six felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and 76 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. Charges have also been filed in 5 other counties of Pennsylvania.  The preliminary  hearing in Union County is October 25th.

SPLASH PAD PREPARED FOR 2023

The Splash Pad at Shaw Place Park is being winterized now, but there are plans in place for next season.  According to the Sub Gazette, the Sherman Street Park will be prepared and ready for operation for the summer as the 550 thousand dollar bill for the facility has been satisfied with funds from the American Rescue Plan.  The Splash Pad is a feature introduced after Mayor Derek Slaughter saw the water feature in other cities.  The water sprays for five minutes each time the button is pushed.  More recreation is slated to come to Shaw Place Park including word of a BMX trail.

STUDENTS TO DO SURVEY ON ATTITUDES ON LOCAL POLICE

Criminal Justice majors at Lycoming College will be conducting a research project for the next few weeks in a collaborative effort between the Williamsport Bureau of Police and the Lycoming College Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, as a way to assess attitudes toward the local police.  According to the Sun Gazette, the trained students wearing identification badges will survey four Williamsport neighborhoods and Newberry now through November 11th. This same survey had been done in Old Lycoming Township, Tiadaghton Valley and Jersey Shore in previous years. Lycoming College Criminal Justice Department faculty will supervise the students, and participants in the survey will be eligible to win gift cards to be drawn at a later date.

FATHER AND DAUGHTER IMPRISONED FOR SELLING DRUGS

A father and daughter have each been charged with intent to deliver drugs after the daughter told police he helped her father sell drugs to earn extra money.  According to the Sun Gazette, 57 year old Dwayne Wiggins was charged by Lycoming County’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and illegal use of a cell phone.  Wiggin’s daughter, 28 year old Shameeka Dixon faces one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.  Wiggins and Dixon were both arraigned and incarcerated at Lycoming County Prison in lieu of bail.

WATER MAIN BREAK IN SUNBURY

Traffic should be back to normal today in Sunbury after a water main break shut down roads yesterday morning. A water main break caused traffic to be rerouted from Fourth Street.  According to media outlets, the break occurred at Packer and Regan Street and blocked the roadway for a few hours.  Sunbury Municipal authority did not make a statement on the reason for the water main break – but Fourth Street re-opened by noon.

NEW SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER IN LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP

There was a new member sworn in at this week’s school board meeting in Loyalsock Township.  According to  North Central PA dot com, Lynn Frey takes the seat previously held by Valerie Komarnicki who left the board last month.  The board held a special meeting earlier in the week for the interviews of the candidates for the position.  In addition, a new eSports coach was hired by the school. Benjamin Lorson, the district’s athletic director said an eSports team could be competing for Loyalsock by the end of the year.

DWELL ORPHAN CARE OPENS HOPE CHEST IN BLOOMSBURG

Williamsport based Dwell Orphan care, a non-profit organization that supports children in foster care, has opened a second Hope Chest Foster Closet in Bloomsburg.  The new location of the Hope Chest Foster Closet offers new and like new clothing, hygiene essesntials, new shoes and toys for kids entering the foster system, is at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg.  Administrators for Dwell say having a facilities like this in multiple locations gives resources to more families who can be foster families for longer.  Get information from their Market Street office in Williamsport, or at DwellOrphanCare.org.

SPORTS

PIAA District 4
HS Football

Backyard Broadcasting Game of the Week Thursday

Muncy 21             South Williamsport 14

HS Football Tonight 7pm

WYOMING VALLEY WEST VS WILLIAMSPORT

DANVILLE VS MONTOURSVILLE

SHAMOKIN VS JERSEY SHORE

MONTGOMERY VS CANTON

MOUNT CARMEL VS HUGHESVILLE

MILTON VS BLOOMSBURG

LOYALSOCK VS LEWISBURG

WARRIOR RUN VS MIDD-WEST

CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VS SELINSGROVE

MIFFLINBURG VS SHIKELLAMY

SOUTHERN COLUMBIA VS CENTRAL COLUMBIA

NFL Thursday Night
Colts 12              Broncos 9

NFL Sunday
Giants play the Green Bay Packers 9:30 AM on Sunday from London on NFL Network
Other Sunday games 1pm… Pittsburgh and Buffalo, Dolphins come to play the Jets, Cowboys are in Los Angeles to play the Rams.  Cincinnati is in Baltimore for Sunday Night Football at 8:20 on NBC.

MLB
Wildcard games start today
American League – Tampa Bay is in Cleveland for their Game 1at 12:07pm  on ESPN
Seattle and Toronto is at 4:07pm on ESPN,
Phillies are in St. Louis for the National League Wildcard Game 1 at 2:07pm on ABC, and San Diego play the Mets at 8:07pm on ESPN

NASCAR fined Kevin Harvick for modifications found on his Ford at Talladega. Crew chief Rodney Childers is suspended for the next four races.
NASCAR Sunday
Week 6 of the playoffs
The Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Pre-race coverage starts at 1pm on the Twin Valleys Talk Radio Network

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