BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 21, 2019

SECOND FATALITY FROM ACCIDENT THAT SHUT DOWN I-80
There has been a second fatality as a result of that 8 car accident on I-80 that happened this week in Northumberland County.  WNEP reports that 76 year-old Katherine Malon from Fallentimber, Pennsylvania died from her injuries sustained in Tuesday’s accident, yesterday at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. The wreck shut down I-80 near Milton for over 9 hours and also killed a man from Berwick who was driving one of the vehicles involved in the pile-up.

COUNCIL REJECTS RE-APPOINTMENT OF AUTHORITY MEMBER

The Williamsport City Council forced some changes in the Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority after a vote last night rejected the re-appointment of a city resident.  The Williamsport Sun Gazette reports Cindy Perry had a prickly interview with the ad hoc committee which may have sealed her fate. Councilman Randall Allison said he felt the authority needed a new direction.  Mayor Campana described the vote against Perry as discriminatory since she was the first woman to serve on the authority in decades. Kent Trachte, president of Lycoming College was approved as an appointment to a 5-year term.

FLIGHTS TO FLORIDA FROM STATE COLLEGE ON THE WAY

A Las Vegas Airline has announced new service between Pennsylvania and Florida adding more travel options from our state.  Allegiant Air will add four non-stop flights per week this October between State College and Orlando/Sanford and Tampa/St. Pete. The University Park Airport Director told Central PA dot com that if the flights are 100 percent occupied that 656 passengers can use this new convenient service to cut down on the long drive to the Sunshine state.

NO MAJOR FLOODING EXPECTED

With the above average rainfall, Williamsport is seeing the fourth wettest year-to-date on record with June coming in at 4.67 inches of rain so far with 10 days left to go in the month.  A meteorologist with the National Weather service told the Williamsport Sun Gazette that we shouldn’t worry about seeing any major flooding – the Susquehanna River is in a caution stage but is not expected to rise to flood stage levels.
REMAINS IDENTIFIED AS A WOMAN’S LEGS

State Police continue an investigation into identifying the human remains found along the north shore of the Susquehanna River last month. The Lycoming County Coroner, Charles Kiessling told the Sun Gazette that the bones were determined to be two legs of a female, cut near the knee joint.  He was unable to determine an age or race of the bones and said there are no reports of missing persons in the area that fit this case.  Investigators are awaiting results from forensic scientists in Erie PA.

HIKER LOST IN LITTLE PINE CREEK RESCUED

A couple visiting the area from Carlisle survived an ordeal this week after becoming separated while hiking near Little Pine Creek. The Sun Gazette reports 33 year-old Sara Hughes fell behind while walking with her fiancé Ben Fazio on a trail, became trapped in mud, fell down a steep bank and was bitten by a snake while trying to find her way.  Citizen’s Hose Company of Jersey Shore and Waterville Fire and Rescue searched for the missing woman, finding her after dark, and transporting her to UPMC Susquehanna Regional Medical Center.  Hughes was treated for dehydration and the snakebite, but is expected to be ok.

MONTGOMERY ACCIDENT SCENE CLEARED

A local road is back to normal today after a truck overturned on the Montgomery River bridge yesterday morning around 8:30 and the clean-up closed the roadway to motorists.  The intersection at Route 54 and Route 405 in Deleware Township in Northumberland County reopened this morning. The Montgomery fire chief told WNEP that a tractor-trailer carrying hot lime overturned while going around a curve and went down an embankment. The driver was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

BEER BREWERS CAN APPLY FOR GRANTS

Grants are being made available to Pennsylvania Beer brewers to increase the quality, profitability, production and sale of malt and brewed beverages here.  Secretary of Agriculture, Russell Redding, said the PA beer industry is one of the strongest in the nation.  This interested in applying for the more than 700 thousand dollars worth of grants for local brewers should submit an email proposal by August 2nd, 2019.

Sports

Major League Baseball

Texas over Cleveland 4-2, Toronto over LA Angels 7-5 in 10 innings, Kansas City over Minnesota 4-1, Yankees over the Astros 10-6, A’s over the Ray’s 5-4, Seattle sailed over Baltimore 5-2, Colorado over Arizona 6-4 in10 innings, Washington over Philly7-4, Miami over St. Louis 7-6, Cubs beat the Mets 7-4, Reds over the Brewers 7-1, LA Dodgers beat the Giants 9-8

North Penn Baseball League

Williamsport Crosscutter’s doubleheader in State College last night:

Spikes over the Cutters in both games, 7-4 and 7-6

Major Softball

South Williamsport beat Montoursville 16-nothing

Soccer – Women’s World Cup
The US National Team Faced Sweden last night in France and won 2-0.

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