Category Archives: WBZD Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 10, 2021

WILLIAMSPORT BALLPARK, INC. City Council approved a lot consolidation and land development plan by Williamsport Ballpark, Inc. for a seven-field athletic complex on Rose Street.  The lot consolidation combines two parcels to create 28.4 acres at the site which was the former city trash dump on Rose Street. The 5-0 vote allows the landholding of…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 24, 2021

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SENDS NORTHUMBERLAND MAN TO JAIL Law enforcement officials discovered numerous sexual images of children July 21, on an electronic device, when a search warrant was executed at a Northumberland Borough man’s residence.  Wayne Lewis Jr. of Orange St., now faces 200 third-degree felony charges each of child pornography, and disseminating photos/film of child…more »

100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION PLANNING FOR LYCOMING COUNTY UNITED WAY The local United Way is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary, next April. The official date of the anniversary is April 14 and the LCUW is planning some events around the Centennial. The local historians are hard at work as they prepare for the centennial by…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 28, 2021

CHARGES FILED BY LYCOMING COUNTY SPCA OFFICER A Lycoming County couple was charged with animal cruelty for failing to seek timely care for their pet . Felony and misdemeanors were filed against Michael Meyer, and Vanessa Meyer, of Picture Rocks. On June 30, their American bulldog named Diva required her right foot amputated, according to…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 27, 2021

LITTLE LEAGUE MAJORS For at least one more day, Hepburn Lycoming’s Little League major division state title hopes remain alive after a 7-5 win Monday over Valley West in an elimination game of the Pennsylvania state tournament. Hepburn Lycoming survived despite three consecutive sixth-inning home runs from Valley West, which cut a five-run lead to…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 26, 2021

CHILD INDANGERMENT AND DUI STEMMING FROM FIERY CRASH IN UNION COUNTY At least six passengers in a fiery crash in Union County were children, according to State Police in Milton, where a  New York City man was charged with child endangerment and driving under the influence.  Georgie F. Caraballo, now sits in Union County Jail with…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 23, 2021

INTERNET OUTAGE It was yesterday when valley residents were unable to access many websites. According to Reuters, websites were briefly down in an outage sparked by a glitch in Akamai Technologies Inc’s (AKAM.O) systems, the second major disruption linked to the cloud company in about a month.” The disruption lasted up to an hour and was caused by…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 21, 2021

HEALTH & SAFETY PLAN It was a tweaked plan, but it was unanimously approved by the Montoursville Area School District School Board. The 2021-22 Health and Safety Plan has kept masks options, vaccinations not required, for staff or students, and  no testing or screening for COVID-19 will be permitted on any district property, according to…more »

BACKYARD BOADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 19, 2021

FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT  A man was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcycle crash in Trout Run by the Lycoming County coroner Friday morning. Richard N. Hafer, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred when his motorcycle struck a vehicle turning off of Hunting Club Road onto Route 184,…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 16, 2021

PRODUCT  RECALL Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (JJCI) is voluntarily recalling all lots of five NEUTROGENA® and AVEENO® aerosol sunscreen product lines to the consumer level. Internal testing identified low levels of benzene in some samples of the products. Consumers should stop using the affected products and follow the instructions set forth . Product images…more »

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