BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 26, 2019

WOMAN LEADS POLICE ON HIGH SPEED CHASE
A Montgomery woman fled in her vehicle from Muncy police in excess of 100 miles per hour Saturday night and was arrested for DUI.  Samantha Paradis was allegedly driving drunk on the rims of her tires along the 100 block of Water Street in Muncy and almost struck a state police officer who was dealing with another call on the road. Several other officers pursued Paradis who led the chase at high speeds and then wrecked on Route 405..  The Sun Gazette reports that Paradis was arraigned for fleeing from police, DUI, reckless endangerment and other charges.  She is in Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 50 thousand dollars bail.

CIRCUIT COURT REVERSES RULING ON SESSION PRAYERS
A federal appeals court reversed Friday a lower court ruling stating that atheists can deliver an invocation at the start of legislative sessions saying it does not violate the US Constitution.  According to the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals website, the court upheld the House’s policy of limiting prayers at the start of sessions to guest Chaplains because it fits within the historical tradition of  legislative prayer which is protected from an equal protection challenge.

DEMONSTRATION OF COUNTY VOTING MACHINES PLANNED
There will be demonstrations of the new voting machines held in Clinton County  leading up to election day in Lock Haven.  Clinton County Commissioners announced they will be showing the new machines to constituents at the Voter Registration office during regular hours at the Piper Building on Piper Way in Lock Haven or at various events – the first one being during the Labor Day Regatta Saturday August 31st at the Heisey Museum.  New voting machines are a state requirement from the office of Governor Tom Wolf.

GOOD WEATHER FOR LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
It was a perfect weather end to the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium Sunday.  There were celebrations and recognition for winners past and present before the start of the Championship game, with the 1989 Little League World Series Champions from Trumbull Connecticut on the field for their 30th anniversary of the achievement.  The team from Venezuela was awarded the Jack Losch Sportsmanship Award, and Montoursville native and newly inducted National Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Mussina threw in the ceremonial first pitch.  Ultimately, Louisiana  took the title for the World Series championship against Curacao.  8-nothing.

TWO ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OF UNDERAGE GIRLS
Two 21 year old men from Williamsport have been arrested for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with underage girls and recording it on their phones.  According to Pennsylvania State Police in Montoursville,  Lynn E. Kyle, of Linden, and Jalil D. Harris, of Williamsport, both 21, were involved in several sexual incidents with underage girls in May and August 2019 . Police said that Kyle and Harris were arraigned in front of District Magistrate Jon E. Kemp for charges of statutory sexual assault and related offenses.

MORE TROUBLE FOR NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY INMATE
A man who is incarcerated at the Northumberland County Prison for impersonating a federal officer is in trouble again inside the jail facility.   Michael Robinson, who has addresses in Shamokin and Bloomsburg, has been involved in several incidents in the Coal Township facility in which he attacked other inmates and threatened staff members at the prison.  The District Attorney says Robinson will have a preliminary hearing within the next few weeks.

DOWNTOWN ROADS TO CLOSE AGAIN FOR CONSTRUCTION
Expect the city road closures to return this week.  East Third Street is going to close again this week between Academy Street and Basin Street in Williamsport.  East Third Street was opened temporarily to accommodate traffic during the Little League World Series. The street is expected to be closed until December. And the western section of the West Fourth Street Reconstruction Project in the Newberry section of Williamsport, Lycoming County.  Work is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2020.

RENOVATION SLATED FOR LITTLE LEAGUE COMPLEX
The Little League complex in South Williamsport is slated to undergo a 15 million dollar renovation according to Little league President Stephen Keener who announced the plans this weekend after unamimous approval from the board of directors.  Plans include demolition and construction of a merchandise building, a new dormitory, laundry facilities and an infirmary.  The upgrades will be funded by reserves built up by the Little League Baseball and no fundraising will be needed.  The facility should be complete by the 2021 World Series.

Sports
Major League Baseball

Orioles thumped the Rays 8-3, Braves over the Mets 2-1, Royals edged the Indians 9-8, Marlins over the Phillies 3-2, Pirates beat the Reds 9-8, Astros over the Angels 11-2, Diamondbacks beat the Brewers 5-2, White Sox blanked the Rangers 2-nothing, Twins over the Tigers 7-4, Cardinals slammed the Rockies 11-4, Nationals beat the Cubs 7-5, Giants over the A’s 5-4, Padres beat the Red Sox 3-1, Mariners over the Blue Jays 3-1, Yankees bumped the Dodgers 5-1

NY Penn League
Williamsport Crosscutters beat the Batavia Muckdogs in the 1st of three on the road yesterday 10-3

Little League World Series
River Ridge Louisiana wins their first Series title defeating Curacao 8-nothing.
Sunday’s Consolation game –  Japan over Hawaii 5-nothing

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