BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 22, 2019

SHOOTING IN WILLIAMSPORT SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL
Police are looking for two suspects after a man was taken to the hospital after a shooting in Williamsport last night.  According to the Sun Gazette, police are investigating a shooting that occurred about 9pm near the 2100 block of Hillside Avenue in Williamsport.  Witnesses say when gunfire erupted, police and paramedics were called to the scene.  After the Police searched the area for ballistic evidence near parked vehicles.  One victim was taken to UPMC Susquehanna with no additional information about their identity or condition at this time.

HOMELESS MAN ARRESTED IN ROBBERY
A known homeless man was arrested for attempted robbery after he lunged at a convenience store clerk and later stole items from the DuBoistown store.  Calvin Eure attempted to grab at cigarettes a clerk at the Turkey Hill on Euclid Avenue wouldn’t hand over without being paid.  State police say the man then took sunglasses and left the store, engaging in combative behavior with a witness of the robbery who held Eure until police arrived.  According to the Sun Gazette, Eure was charged with felony shoplifting – his third shoplifting arrest. He was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.

NON PROFIT DIRECTOR ARRESTED FOR MISUSING FUNDS
A former executive director of the Clinton County United Way has been charged with theft by deception and other charges after police say she took 22 thousand dollars and used it for herself between April 2018 and July of 2019. According to the Lock Haven Express, Maria Garlick allegedly used United Way debit cards for personal purchases and payed up on her health stipend.  She will be in front of a judge for a preliminary hearing in Clinton County Court today.

COMMISSIONER FORUM FOCUSES ON ISSUES
Candidates for the Lycoming County Commissioners met at the Trade and Transit II center last night for a forum that addressed important topics in the county, showcasing the candidates opinions on each matter.  Scott Metzger, Tony Mussare, Rick Marabito, Jack McKernan, a write-in candidate and Elliot Weiss answered questions on police regionalization, storm water management, environmental concerns, electing qualified women to the council and other topics  having to do with fund appropriation for county projects.  The next forum will be October 29 and will feature City Council candidates as well as the candidates running for Mayor of Williamsport in a similar question/answer panel style format.

CONVICTED MURDERER MAY GET RETRIAL
A local judge will decide this week if a convicted murderer will get a retrial.  Joseph S. Coleman III, is awaiting sentencing for his guilt in the double homicide of Shane Wright and Kristine Kibler who were killed in their Lycoming county home in 2016.  According to the Sun Gazette, the defense for Coleman says new information from charges that came to light from another suspect who was involved in a related murder case, Ronald Shoop of Jersey Shore, was not produced in Coleman’s previous trial and could affect the jury’s outcome – a key requirement for retrial. Judge Nancy Butts will deliver the order on the case this week.

NEW SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER IN MUNCY
The Muncy School Board met last night and elected a new member to the nine-member group.  David A. Frederick will fill a vacancy left by the resigning Connie Coyner.  According to the Sun Gazette, Frederick, who works at Lycoming Housing Authority, will fill the spot in December.  The board heard answers from two candidates in a series of questions about their vision for the community.  Carla Auten, a former board member was also a candidate but did not receive the nomination. The next Muncy School Board meeting meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 18.

FUNDING FOR WILLIAMSPORT K-9 UNIT IN PLACE
The K-9 unit of the Williamsport Bureau of Police can move forward with a recent financial donation that will kick start the whole program.  According to the Sun Gazette, a donation of 43 thousand dollars by Ciocca Toyota of Williamsport is the catalyst needed to fund the program with donations and not taxpayer funds.  Police Chief Damon Hagan said the cost estimated for the first year of having a dog on the force is between $13,000 – $15,000, including the dog and all training, outfitting the car, equipment, food, and vet bills. The vetting process of choosing a handler for the first K-9 is happening now.

There may be some minor delays on I-80 west near Milton today as crews will be on the scene working on a clean-up project. PennDOT reports that a soil remediation project will take place today on I-80 west in Turbot Township, Northumberland County near mile marker 212.   PennDOT says the right lane will be closed there from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

STRUCTURE FIRE IN FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP
There is a structure fire reported this morning according to scanner reports along the 5200 block Lycoming Mall Road.  Fire Crews are responding to the fire at Hanson Aggregates. The fire is reportedly in a tower structure.  We’re following the reports of emergency crews at this time.

Sports
NFL Monday Night Football
Patriots over the Jets 33- nothing
NHL
Blue Jackets over the Maple leaves 4-3, Flyers beat the Golden Knights 6-2, Blues over Avalanche 3-1, and Stars beat the Senators 2-1.
HS Girls District 4 Doubles Tennis Championships

Lydia Barbour and Rei Saar  at Montoursville defeated Lily Summerson and Lauren Peck of Montoursville in three sets at the Central Pennsylvania Tennis center yesterday
Today Sports
Major League Baseball
World Series starts tonight – Game 1 between Washington and Houston in Texas at 8 PM
NHL
Toronto goes to Boston, San Jose and Buffalo, Pittsburgh plays Florida, Arizona in New York, Vancouver plays Detroit, Anaheim is in Asheville, Edmonton goes to Minnesota, Los Angeles in Winnipeg, Vegas in Chicago, and Washington plays Calgary.
NBA action starts tonight with New Orleans at Toronto and the Lakers play the LA clippers at 10:30
HS District 4 Class AA Girls Soccer Playoffs
Hughesville versus Warrior Run at Selinsgrove at 5 PM today, Montoursville vs Milton at Balls Mills 8 PM

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