Category Archives: WBZD Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 1, 2022

FIRE DESTROYS MONTGOMERY HOME A devastating multi-alarm fire in Montgomery destroyed a home yesterday about 2pm and killed the family’s dogs, but no humans were injured.  According to the Sun Gazette, Eli Hessler and his daughter who is 14, escaped the fire after unsuccessfully attempting to rescue the animals at the home on First and…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 30, 2022

WILLIAMSPORT NEEDS NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR Members of City Council have received notice that Joseph Pawlak, Williamsport’s Interim Finance Director will no longer be working for the city, and that the critical position needs to be filled quickly.  According to the Sun Gazette, there is no information given about whether Pawlak was let go or took…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 29, 2022

SHEETZ LOWERS PRICES FOR SOME GAS A local convenience store lowered the price for Unleaded 88 and E85 gasoline Monday to 3.99, a gallon trying to ease the pain at the pump for the upcoming holiday weekend.  According to North Central PA dot com Sheetz says their Unleaded 88 can be used in vehicles made…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 28, 2022

LYCO RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN JANUARY 6TH PLEAD GUILTY A South Williamsport man and a Williamsport woman entered guilty pleas in a Washington DC court yesterday for their role in the January 6th insurrection of the US Capitol.  According to the Sun Gazette, 47 year old Mark Aungst and 51 year old Tammy Bronsburg will face…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 27, 2022

PA LEGISLATION HAS RESPONSE TO ABORTION RULING Following the decision of the US Supreme court to overturn Roe vs Wade last week, it’s noted that Pennsylvania does not have an automatic legal restriction of abortion services, but legislation has been introduced that faces all those legal hurdles on both sides of the issue.  According to…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 24, 2022

POLICE: DRIVE-BY SHOOTING COULD BE RETALIATION FOR MURDER Police suspect three men they have in custody and one for whom they have a warrant, attempted to retaliate against the murder of the man killed May 19th in the Penn Jersey Mart in Sunbury, by participating in a drive by shooting June 15th.  According to North…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 23, 2022

WASD ADMINISTRATORS RESPOND TO PRINCIPAL’S ARREST Williamsport School District issued an official statement yesterday, responding to the arrest of school principal Roger Freed on sexual assault charges.  According to the statement, the district is suspending Freed with pay as the investigation into the charges continues.  They are also offering counseling for any student who wishes…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 22, 2022

WASD PRINCIPAL CHARGED WITH FELONY SEXUAL ASSAULT A Williamsport Area School District principal was arrested yesterday on felony charges after it was discovered that he allegedly sustained a long term relationship with a male student from 2014 until April of 2022.  According to the Sun Gazette, 34 year old Roger Weaver Freed of Cogan Station…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 21, 2022

POLICE, MARSHALS APPREHEND FUGITIVE A man wanted by the Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office for various offenses including possession with intent to deliver and DUI, has been apprehended.  According to the Sun Gazette, 23 year old Fareed Kale was located by police and the US Marshals service April 25th at a Williamsport residence on Vine Avenue,…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 20, 2022

ROUTE 15 CRASH KILLS ONE, INJURES ONE One man was killed and another suffered minor injuries Saturday morning about 9:45 when a their  box truck went over an embankment and overturned on Route 15 South , just north of the Trout run interchange.  According to the Sun-Gazette the 26 year old driver, Travis Fedoriw of…more »

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