BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 19, 2022

A MUNCY MAN INCARCERATED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT

A Muncy man is in custody after he allegedly assaulted a female acquaintance last Friday night in Muncy Creek Township. According to the Sun Gazette, 49 year old Rodney Poust of Pepper Street, was handed a host of charges including attempted homicide, rape, strangulation, false imprisonment and others after court records state the victim escaped the home and sought medical care after Poust fell asleep.  Bail was denied for Poust after he was arraigned in Lycoming County District Court.

NON-US CITIZEN FOUND WITH ILLEGAL FIREARMS IN CAR ON I-80

A man from Connecticut has been incarcerated after state troopers found an unlicensed handgun in his back seat during a traffic stop on I-80 in Lamar Township.  According to North Central PA dot com, Raul Enrique Jimenez who is not a US citizen, told police he bought the gun from a man in Indiana who had legally purchased it, but he didn’t have his name.  Police searched the car and discovered two magazines and the firearm in separate bags, which Jimenez says was a way to keep him from getting in trouble.  The man was cited for traffic violations, and he is also being held in Clinton County Prison on third degree fire-arms charges. 

DROUGHT CONDITIONS LIFTED FOR PARTS OF PA

The drought watch has been lifted for some Pennsylvania counties after 36 were placed in the drought zone last August 31st.   According to the Reading Eagle, Tioga, Bradford, and Sullivan counties are among 16 eastern PA counties that have recovered from drought conditions and no longer have to voluntarily conserve water.  Lycoming County along with Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming , Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Union and the other remaining counties on the original list still have water levels below average and the public is being asked to continue to reduce the use of water a day by 3-6 gallons.

CHAMPION PA HOMEBREWER BELT AND PRIZE AWARDED

The championship of the Pennsylvania Homebrew Invitational took place last weekend at Rusty Rail Brewing, with the honor of “Best Homebrewer In Pennsylvania” given to a man from Doylestown for the first annual event.  According to North Central PA dot com, Adam Carter of Perfect Chemistry brewing competed with a Mixed Fermentation Sour style beer and won the championship belt and a $2,000 grand prize.  Five regional competitions were held in PA previously in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Erie, the Poconos, and Central Pennsylvania with the top three competing in the final in Mifflinburg.

LOCK HAVEN MAN ASSAULTS MOTHER AND CHILD WITH URINE

A Lock Haven man is in the Clinton County Prison after he allegedly threw urine on a mother and infant in a stroller on the 100 block of East Main Street on October 6th.  According to North Central PA dot com, the woman who had the baby checked by doctor, described the suspect to police who later took 39 year old Robin Craig Allen into custody.  He was charged with first and second degree simple assault as well as disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment.  Allen was held on seventy five hundred dollars monetary bail, with a preliminary hearing December 6th.

ALTOONA MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BY US MARSHALS

US Marshals arrested a man in Altoona yesterday after he was accused of causing an overdose death in Altoona last April. According to the Altoona Police, 49 year old Timothy Toombs was accused of giving heroin to a victim who then died from the Fentanyl overdose and was found in a Cambria County rehab facility hiding in a ceiling area in a community room.   Tombs was arraigned and charged with drug delivery resulting in death, delivery of a controlled substance.  He was placed in Blair County Prison on $300,000 cash bail.

RAZOR BLADES PLANTED IN CAMPAIGN SIGNS

Southeastern Pennsylvania police are seeking answers about who is booby trapping campaign signs representing Democrat candidates in Southeastern PA.  According to the Washington Examiner, police reported signs for some Democratic candidates including John Fetterman and Josh Shapiro, are allegedly being placed in resident yards without permission with razor blades placed around the edges, so that when people go to remove them their hands are cut.  The Upper Makefield Police made a statement on social media that such a stunt is a criminal act.  No arrests have been made, but an investigation continues.

FLAMING FOLIAGE FESTIVAL QUEEN NAMED

A senior from Bucktail High School is the Flaming Foliage Festival Queen for the 73rd Annual event in Renovo Saturday that was held in just one day again this year due to COVID concerns. According to the Sun Gazette, Bella English was crowned as the Queen at the coronation event Saturday.  Some first place entries in the weekend parade include Central Mountain Cheerleaders in the Competitive Unit, Bucktail class of 1976 won the large float competition, Renovo 4-H won for small floats, Citizen’s Hose of South Renovo won in the Firetruck category and Central Mountain as the first place band.

SPORTS

PIAA District 4  Girls Soccer

Mifflinburg 8                        Line Mountain 0
Shikellamy 9                         Loyalsock 1
Crestwood 4                          Williamsport 1
Hughesville 4                        Muncy 0
Selinsgrove 1                        Milton 0Boys Soccer
Bloomsburg 3                       Muncy 2
Lewisburg 3                          Central Columbia 0
Benton 5                                Sullivan County 0
Northeast Bradford 3           Montgomery 1
Shikellamy 8                         Williams Valley 2
Wellsboro 5                          Hughesville 0
Jersey shore 2                       Williamsport 1
Warrior Run 2                       Milton 0
Central Mountain 1             Mifflinburg 0
Danville 6                              Millville

NBA
Celtics 126                   76ers 117
Warriors 123                Lakers 109
The 76ers host Milwaukee Bucks Thursday at 7:30 on TNT
MLB
Yankees 5           Guardians 1
 – Yankees win the American League Division series 3-2, and will play the Astros tonight at 7:37 PM on TBS for the American League Championship Series Game 1
National League championship Game 1
Phillies 2             Padres 0
– Phillies & Padres -National League Championship Series Game 2 today at 4:35 PM on Fox.
NHL
Blue Jackets 4                         Canucks 3
Devils 4                                   Ducks 2
Senator 7                                 Bruins 5
Flyers 3                                   Lightning 2
Islanders 5                   Sharks 2
Flames 3                                  Golden Knights 2
Sabers 4                                   Oilers 2
Kings 4                                    Predators 3
NASCAR NEWS
NASCAR suspended Bubba Wallace for one race on Tuesday after he spun reigning champion Kyle Larson at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday and then confronted him afterward.  Wallace, who is the first Cup Series driver to be suspended for an on-track incident since 2015, will miss Sunday’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in South Florida.

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