BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 30, 2019

ALMOND STREET SHOOTING BEING INVESTIGATED
The Williamsport Bureau of Police have released a statement about the shooting that took place on the 1100 block of Almond Street Sunday night at about 9:30pm.  It is confirmed that a juvenile sustained gunshot wounds and was treated after the incident at the UPMC Susquehanna ER in Williamsport.  Police have not released the name of the victim and no arrests have been made.  If you have any information about the shooting please call city police.

CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBED AT GUNPOINT
An armed suspect and an accomplice is on the loose after stealing $350 dollars from a Loyalsock convenience store.  Police say a disguised armed person entered the store and threatened the clerk at the Nittany-Minit Mart at 1450 E. Third St. while another suspect waited outside.  After taking the 350 dollars, both suspects left from the store in a northwest direction.  State Police in Montoursville are investigating.

MOTORIST HITS MOTORCYCLIST ON ROUTE 104
A motorcycle crash occurred Sunday afternoon in Penns Creek.  State troopers told WKOK that 70 year old William Stankiewicz of Lock Haven was traveling along Route 104 in Snyder County around 3:30 pm and was struck by another driver turning left in front of him.  Police say Nora Doresky of Middleburg was driving the car and was treated for a minor injury.  Stankiewicz was wearing a helmet but was seriously injured in the crash.  He was transported to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville with head injuries where officials say he is in critical condition.  No word on whether Doresky will be charged in the crash.

CORONOR SEEKS NEXT OF KIN
Authorities are searching for the family of a man who died in his Milton area home on Sunday.  The Northumberland county coroner, James KelleY is looking for the next of kin of 65 year old James WWalker Jr of Milton – the son of the late James Walker and Helen Walker who were from  Lewistown area.  Walker’s sister Denise Fultz was thought to have lived in  Milton or Muncy.  If you know the whereabouts of Walker’s family, please contact the coroner’s office.

POLICE INVESTIGATE ANOTHER HIT AND RUN
Police are searching for a man who fled the scene of an accident along I-180 in Montoursville Saturday night at 945pm.  Police say a white male with a moustache was driving a brown Ford pickup truck eastbound on I-180 near Cemetery Rd., originally driving in front 60 year old Gerald Ree, in a Volkswagen Jetta traveling in the same direction.  The truck allegedly slowed down to follow Ree who decided to veer to the right berm of the roadway. The truck then tried to pass and hit the driver’s side mirror of Ree’s Jetta.  After coming to a controlled rest on the shoulder, Ree discussed calling the police and the driver of the Ford fled the scene.  If you have information contact State Police in Montoursville.

NATIONAL GUARD SEALS UP SHAMOKIN HOMES
Members of the National Guard were in Shamokin yesterday boarding up abandoned properties in an effort to stop blight issues and drug use.  WNEP reported that an official from the Shamokin City Council said there are 27 vacant homes tagged for the Guard to seal up using lumber donated by the Northumberland County Housing Authority.  Many of the properties are accidents waiting to happen according to residents.  The National Guard members are expected to continue boarding up vacant properties in Shamokin Tuesday and Wednesday.

CO’S CALL FOR A REVIEW OF PAROLEE ACTIVITY
The PA State Correctional Officers Association in Harrisburg is calling on the Pennsylvania General Assembly to hold hearings and investigate a growing number of murders being committed by former state prison inmates released on parole.  Some media reports say that last year, parolees committed 93 murders and according to the state Department of Corrections, the prison population has dropped by 2,000 inmates in the past year.  PSCOA president Larry Blackwell said that  the parole process must be slowed until a thorough and independent review can be completed.

PUBLIC INVITED TO REVIEW TRANSPORTATION PLAN
Residents of Lycoming, Clinton, union and Columbia Counties are  invited to give input on the 2019 Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan from now until to Aug. 28. The plan can be viewed on the Lycoming County website: www.lyco.org.  A public meeting to hear comments will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Central PA Chamber of Commerce in Milton.

Sports
Major League Baseball
Nationals beat the Braves 6-3, Marlins over the Diamondbacks 11-6, Reds bumped the Pirates 11-6, Blue Jays over the Royals 7-3, Rockies thumped the Dodgers 9-1, Tigers over the Angels 7-2, Padres beat the Orioles 8-1

9-11 Softball State Championship
Loyalsock fell to Yough 8-7 – Loyalsock is 3rd in the state, earning district and sectional titles this year

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