BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 24, 2022

VICTIM JUMPS FROM THIRD FLOOR OF BUILDING ON FIRE

The Red Cross is assisting tenants who were victims in a fire where one victim jumped from a 3rd floor window to escape the blaze that happened at 2205 W. Fourth Street at 1:40am early Sunday morning. According to North Central PA dot com, the two alarm fire brought firefighters and crews from Old Lycoming Township, Montoursville, and South Williamsport was declared under control at 2:04 a.m. The woman who jumped was treated and released from UPMC Williamsport.  Police determined the origin of the fire to be from a third floor porch and deemed accidental.  There was about 50 thousand dollars-worth of damage assessed at the scene.

PAROLEE JAILED FOR HAVING DRUGS BUT NO PRESCRIPTION

A Luzerne County parolee who was found in August to have meds on her person but no prescription, has been incarcerated in the PA Correctional Institution at Muncy.  According to the Sun Gazette, police allege that 29 year old Emily Kia Clark violated parole by possessing the drug gabapentin, while staying at the Transitional Living Center on West Third St. in Williamsport.  She was charged with misdemeanor of contraband and is jailed on 15 thousand dollars bail.

COURT TO CONSIDER MAIL-IN BALLOT COUNTING

Late Friday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said it will consider whether election officials should count votes cast by voters who fail to put a handwritten date on their mail-in or absentee ballots.  According to the Capital Star, the court asked Republican Party officials to file briefs by noon today and gave acting Secretary of State Lehigh Chapman until noon on Tuesday to respond.  The order comes a little more than two weeks before the Nov. 8 election where voters will choose Pennsylvania’s next governor, U.S. Senator, and hundreds of state lawmakers.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES HEADING TO THE WORLD SERIES

After 45,000-plus fans witnessed the Philadelphia Phillies win last night  at Citizens Bank Park, the celebration spread through the streets of Center City. Witnesses say crowds congregated at Broad and Locust Streets, barely yielding to traffic, and against the city’s best efforts, most utility poles had climbers. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, outside City Hall, fans partied in every Philly sports team jersey imaginable and city crews blocked off the intersection at Frankford and Cottman Avenues, in the Northeast. Police say they did have to calm a rambunctious crowd later in the night with at least one person was taken into custody.

WILLIAMSPORT WOMAN ARRESTED FOR KICKING OFFICER

Police took a Williamsport woman into custody under a bench warrant and also charged her with kicking a deputy while she was being taken from a vehicle in which she was a passenger.  According to the Sun Gazette, 28 year old Nyema Jordan of Third Avenue, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and resisting arrest for kicking an officer.  Jordan was arraigned and taken into custody but was released on 75 hundred dollars bail.

PENN COLLEGE CHILD CARE COSTS TO BE COVERED BY GRANT

Penn College’s Dunham Children’s Learning Center has been granted over ninety six thousand dollars from the U.S. Department of Education to help reduce fees for eligible students whose children are enrolled at the early childhood education facility in 2022-23.  The grant helps the Penn College students with childcare discounts when their income makes them eligible for federal Pell Grants. Possibly saving them 25% to 75% of the Children’s Learning Center fees, based on a student’s income. Get details about the learning center at www.pct.edu/childcare

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN PA

Monday the 24th of October is the last day to register to vote online or in-person at local election offices in Pennsylvania.  According to the Pennsylvania Secretary of State’s office, mail voter registration applications must also be received by Monday. To be eligible to register to vote, you must be a US citizen for at least one month before the election, a resident of PA and of the election district in which you want to register and vote for at least 30 days before the election, and at least 18 years old on or before Election Day. Check your registration status at vote.pa.gov.

PENN COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION PASSED THE TORCH

The eighth president of Penn college of technology was made official during an inauguration ceremony yesterday at the community arts Center.  According to the Sun Gazette, Dr. Michael J. Reed received the Presidential Medallion by former President Dr. Jane Gilmour symbolizing the passing of the office.

SPORTS

Major League Baseball

Phillies 4 Padres 3

     -Bryce Harper who had already hit five home runs this postseason hit an eighth-inning drive against San Diego on Sunday in Game 5
      – Phillies finishing third in the National League east of 87 and 75 14 games behind the Braves
       – Phillies are in the World Series for the first time since 2009
       – Harper is the NL Championship Series MVP.

Astros 6 Yankees 5
Houston Wins Game 4 of the ALCS now in the World Series for the 4th time since 2017.

It’s the Phillies and the Astros World Series Game 1 Friday, October 28 on Fox

NASCAR
Kyle Larson got the checkered flag at Homestead Miami yesterday leading 199 of the 267 laps, he can’t win the title but Hendrick Motorsports could still win the owners championship. Ross Chastain was second, A.J. Allmendinger third, Austin Dillon fourth, Brad Keslowski fifth.
Seven drivers compete next week for the round of four in Martinsville for the three remaining spots. Joey Logano clinched his birth in Las Vegas.

NCAA Football Saturday
Penn State 45  Minnesota 17 Whiteout.
NFL
Dolphins 16                 Steelers 10
Chiefs 44                      49ers 23
Jets 16                           Broncos 9
Ravens 23                     Browns 20
Giants 23                      Jaguars 17
Panthers 21                  Buccaneers 3
Commanders 23           Packers 21
Cowboys 24                 Lions 6
Bengals 35                    Falcons 17


NBA

Trailblazers 106           Lakers 104
Hornets 126                 Hawks 109
Cavaliers 117               Wizards 107
Jazz 122                        Pelicans 121
Timberwolves 116      Thunder 106
Warriors 130               Kings 125
Suns 112                      Clippers 95
NHL
Blackhawks 5               Kraken 4  
Red Wings 5                Ducks 1
Panthers 3                     Islanders 2
Blue Jackets 5              Rangers 1
Sharks 3                        Flyers 0

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