Category Archives: WBZD Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

HELICOPTER CRASH AT THE BLOOMSBURG FAIR A sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Bloomsburg Fair around 7:30pm Saturday night and 3 people were injured.  Witnesses say several parked vehicles were damaged when, according to a press release by the FAA, the Enstrom F28 helicopter crashed south of the helipad in the parking lot of the Bloomsburg…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

JUDGE DETERMINES EVIDENCE INADMISSIBLE Evidence in a trial from charges following a drug tip at a home on Penn Street in Williamsport December 18th of 2018 will be suppressed because the officer did not obtain a warrant at the time he investigated.  Central PA dot com reports that a Lycoming County judge said firearms and…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

DRIVER DETERMINED IMPAIRED IN BARBOURS CRASH State police say a woman who was involved in an accident last June along Route 87 in Barbours, that sent all three people involved to the hospital, was impaired.  The Sun Gazette reports that blood tests showed that Tammy Yourish of Williamsport had alcohol, oxycodone and fentanyl in her…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

EX-BOYFRIEND ADMITS TO MURDER The man police suspected of murdering Brenda Jacobs in 2003 has confessed to the crime according to Montoursville State Police.  Authorities say that Jade Babcock admitted to killing Jacobs during a physical altercation in their home around Christmas of 2003 and then concealed her body inside a coal bin at 322…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

DA SEEKS THE DEATH PENALTY IN FATAL ROBBERY Documents have been filed in Lycoming County Court seeking the death penalty in the I-Keem Fogan case in which he allegedly shot and killed a clerk at a Uni-Mart gas station August 4th of this year.  In order to move forward with the death penalty in the…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

CITY POLICE INVESTIGATE TWO SHOOTING INCIDENTS There were two shooting incidents in Williamsport within a 24 hour period last Friday and police are investigating.  According to the Williamsport Bureau of Police, they responded to reports of shots fired at 12:44 am at the 400 block of Lycoming Street and then at 12:48 pm, at the…more »

POLICE TESTIMONY TO BE USED IN CRIMINAL TRIAL Testimony from a city police officer in a Lycoming County Court this week about a Williamsport robbery in January 2018, will be used in the criminal trial against the suspects.  The Sun Gazette reports that Sgt. Zach Schon testified against 19 year-old Rashawn L. Logan, II and…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

FORMER LOCAL MAN CONFESSES TO COLD CASE MURDER Authorities in Philadelphia have said in a statement that they expect Lycoming County to file charges against former Montoursville resident Jade Babcock for the 2003 murder of Brenda Jacobs in Williamsport.  Working from a tip, Pennsylvania State police discovered skeletal remains in a storage locker in a…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

LOCAL MAN ARRESTED AFTER BODY FOUND WITHOUT LEGS A former Montoursville man has been arrested in Philadelphia after police connected him to human remains discovered in a storage unit there Monday.  Jade Gillette Babcock formerly of Jordan Avenue in Montoursville was a suspect in a missing person’s case after the Sun gazette reports a woman…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

MAN GOES TO PRISON TWICE IN A WEEK A man who was released last Thursday from a Philadelphia prison, came straight to Williamsport, assaulted his ex-girlfriend and is now in Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 50 thousand dollars bail. According to the Sun Gazette, 55 year old Harry J. Burley who is indigent, allegedly…more »

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