Category Archives: WBZD Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

Shots Fired at Park Ave Last night Williamsport police responded to a dispatch of a shooting victim at park ave and Wildwood blvd around 7:30, a report that was later confirmed as inaccurate. According to the sun gazette when officers arrived a neighbor, whose name is not given, heard 2 men arguing before a women…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

VOTE DOES NOT OVERRIDE THE GOVERNOR’S VETO The necessary override was not achieved yesterday in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, so Governor Tom Wolf’s veto of a bill that would have allowed school districts in the state to have sole control on how many fans can attend events, stands.  When the bill was originally presented,…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

A federal judge declined to stay the ruling that Gov. Tom Wolf’s size limits on gatherings at are unconstitutional yesterday. According to media outlets, U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV said the administration had failed to show that “imminent and irreparable harm will occur” if limits at events are over 25 inside and 250 people…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

WOLF WILL VETO STATE LEGISLATION In an attempt to veto recent legislation in state House and Senate that would give Pennsylvania school districts the sole authority to make decisions about sporting events, Governor Wolf is seeking a stay of the federal judge’s order.  After wolf’s pandemic guidelines were recently deemed unconstitutional, he said that they…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

ERIC TRUMP VISITS LYCOMING COUNTY SATURDAY People lined Loyalsock Avenue and Broad Street when President Donald J. Trump’s son, Eric Trump, was driven by secret service from the Williamsport Regional airport into the borough of Montoursville Saturday.  According to the Sun Gazette, about 250 guests gathered at the home of former U.S. Rep. Tom Marino…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

Daughter In Law Charged With Theft Desiree McKeag was arraigned last week on felony theft charges for stealing 11000 dollars’ worth of jewelry and 2 credit cards from her mother in law, Sherry Buttorff, back in May. When the mother in law reported it, state troopers went to McKeag’s house with a search warrant to…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

PENN COLLEGE CONSIDERING A MERGE WITH CAC Pennsylvania College of Technology has announced it is taking steps to merge officially with the Community Arts Center in Williamsport even after most costs related to the operation and infrastructure are already subsidized by the college along with community support  through the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. …more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

SHOP VAC CLOSES, OVER 400 JOBS GONE In a sudden move, Shop-Vac Corp of Williamsport shut down yesterday afternoon, notifying about 400 employees that they were jobless, effective immediately.  According to PennLive, there was no official statement made by the wet/dry vacuum manufacturer, but reports from the letter given to employees stated the closing was…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

JUDGE SAYS WOLF’S PANDEMIC CLOSURES WERE UNCONSTITUTIONAL A federal judge has ruled that pandemic restrictions placed on Pennsylvanians who were forced to stay home, close non-life sustaining businesses and limit the size of gatherings are unconstitutional and the Wolf administration said it will appeal.  Trump appointee US District Judge Williams Stickman IV said in a…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

LOCK HAVEN HOSPITAL REMAINS CLOSED DURING FIRE CLEANUP A Clinton County hospital will remain closed while work is being done cleaning up after a fire there last week.  A fire with toxic smoke in a newly sealed boiler room at UPMC Lock Haven caused the evacuation of patients and staff  last Thursday night, but the…more »

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