Category Archives: WBZD Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 20, 2024

MUNCY MAN FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES A Muncy man is facing charges for possessing child pornography.  According to the Sun Gazette, police accuse 33 year old Joseph Edward Boris III of keeping pornographic images and distributing them last December through March and was recently arraigned in District Court.  Boris was also charged with illegal use…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 19, 2024

MAN ARRESTED AFTER ATTACKING SOUTHSIDE WOMAN 43 year old Monroe County man is in custody after he allegedly attacked a woman in South Williamsport June 13th, allegedly telling police as they apprehended him, that he should have killed the woman.  According to the Sun Gazette  Justin Fendelander of Cresco strangled and bit his victim at…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 18, 2024

HEAT ADVISORY THIS WEEK The heat arrives today for an extended period of possibly record high temperatures and humidity with an official advisory in place through Thursday from the National Weather Service.  Residents are advised to check on neighbors and family members who may be elderly or experience health complications to make sure they are…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 17, 2024

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN UPDATED FOR WILLIAMSPORT An updated version of the City of Williamsport’s  Emergency Operations Plan  has been approved by city council.  According to the Sun Gazette, current emergency management coordinator, city Fire Chief Sam Aungst said Councilman Jon Mackey, the deputy emergency management coordinator worked to update the plan that hadn’t been updated…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 13, 2024

LEWISTOWN SHOOTER KILLED WHEN POLICE RETURN FIRE A Lewistown man was killed after he first shot at officers in Mifflin County on Monday evening, and they returned fire.  According to Pennsylvania State Police, they responded when 29 year old Ridge Rhodes shot at local police on West Fourth Street in Lewistown at about 8:30pm.  Local…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 12, 2024

HUGHESVILLE MAN JAILED FOR ASSAULT OF MINORS A nineteen year old man from Hughesville was jailed after he was accused of furnishing four teens with alcohol and sexually assaulting one of the victims over several occasions last month.  According to the Sun Gazette, police say Austin Tyler McKeon was seen on surveillance video at a…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 11

SHOTS FIRED IN SUNBURY Shots were fired in Sunbury Monday afternoon and police there are investigating.  According to the Daily Item, police say the reports of the gunshots happened around 1:40 p.m. Monday on North 8th and Packer streets, and officers investigated, finding that there had been a prior shooting along Memorial Drive, which was added…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 4, 2024

MONTGOMERY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING FUNDS A woman from Montgomery who served as the business director of a non-profit food pantry is facing felony theft charges after allegedly stealing over 40 thousand dollars from the organization.  According to the Sun Gazette, the treasurer of Footprints of Montgomery food Pantry reported irregularities in the bank account…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 3, 2024

VICTIM NAMED IN SATURDAY’S ROUTE 220 CRASH The Lycoming County Coroner announced the name of the victim who was killed in the Saturday afternoon accident at Route 220 and Reach road.  Police say 30 year old Wayne Allen Gower of Montoursville was towing a hitch trailer and lost control of the vehicle while passing another…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MAY 30, 2025

NEW CEO FOR LITTLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL The Little League International Board of Directors has named a new President and Chief Executive Officer following the 40 year tenure of Stephen D. Keener who previously announced his retirement from the position effective December 31st of this year.  According to a news release, Patrick Wilson was appointed yesterday…more »

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