BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS OCTOBER 24, 2019

MAN ARRESTED FOR DISCHARGING FIREARMS
Firearms were discharged surrounding a domestic disturbance in a Hughesville trailer park Tuesday around 8pm.  According to North Central PA dot com, police arrested Tanner Barry Sanders of Hughesville, who allegedly discharged .22-caliber bolt-action rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun during an argument with a female victim in a residence on Boak Avenue in Wolf Township.  Sanders then tried to conceal the firearms from police and fled the scene. Montoursville police took Sanders into custody about an  hour later.  He was committed to the Lycoming County Prison, unable to post the $20,000 straight bail – his preliminary hearing is November 1st.

CORONER DETERMINE CAUSE OF INMATE’S DEATH
The death of an inmate that the Northumblerland County Coroner was investigating at the SCI- Coal Township facility has been declared a suicide.  James Kelley told WKOK that 51 year-old Basilio Davilia hanged himself inhis cell and died a short time later.  The man had been incarcerated since march, serving a 2 and half to 5 year sentence for illegally possessing firearms.

PA CONGRESSMEN TRAVELS WITH PRESIDENT
President Donald Trump was in Pittsburgh yesterday addressing a crowd of about 9 thousand people who were at a natural gas industry event at the convention center downtown.  Congressman Fred Keller of Kreamer traveled with the President on Air Force One.  The president gave the keynote address Wednesday afternoon and talked of generating manufacturing jobs and praising industry workers from Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, now swing states for the 2020 election.

LIMITED SUNDAY HUNTING VOTE COULD PASS
A vote to allow hunting on 3 specific Sundays in Pennsylvania is moving forward, now that a committee vote passed and the bill is heading before the general assembly.  State leaders said in a press release that if passed , the law will not take effect until the 2020 hunting season, with two of the Sundays for hunting will be in conjunction with deer and rifle while the last one will be in conjunction with deer and bear seasons.

I-80 TRUCK ROLLOVER CLEANED UP
The tractor trailer rollover is all cleaned up today after a lane on I-80 was shut down for several hours in Buffalo Township yesterday morning.  WKOK reports that one person was hospitalized after a tractor trailer rolled over on I-80 east around mile marker 198 at about 520 am.  Police and emergency crews opened up the left lane of the Union County highway in Mile Run before noontime.

JUDGE DENIES FACILITY CHANGE FOR INMATE
An accused meth lab operator has asked a Lycoming County judge to be moved to a State correctional facility from the county jail in order to be in the Medication Assisted Treatment program. North Central PA dot com reports Michael R. Puch (pooch), of Jersey Shore asked for the change so he can go through rehab with a new commitment to sobriety, but Judge Mark Loveccio, citing Puch’s non-compliant prison behavior record, eight disciplinary infractions since January 24, 2019, denied the request, saying he was not a good candidate for the program.

SUPERVISORS WORKING ON VEHICLE ORDINANCE
At the Loyalsock township supervisor meeting last night, residents are still working to present their concerns about enforcing an ordinance that prohibits campers, tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles on properties in the township for more than 48 hours.  The supervisors heard from residents trying to get input on a compromise that works for the community.  The Sun gazette reports that the ordinance requires commercial vehicles to be set-back 5 feet behind the front building line of the house.  Some residents proposed a seasonal change to the ordinance.  The next Loyalsock Township Supervisors meeting will be held on Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the township building on East Third Street.

DRUG TAKE BACK DAY IN MONTOUR COUNTY
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday and the public is invited to bring their unwanted or expired medications to designated disposal areas.  Montour County officials will participate Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Montour County Courthouse in Danville.  This free and anonymous service includes
controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter medications.  North Central PA dot com reports that in Montour County alone, over 75 pounds of prescription pills were collected in two take-back events in 2018.
Sports
Major-League Baseball

Washington beat Houston 12-3 in Game 2 of the World Series  – Nationals leading 2 games to none.
NBA
Hornets over the Bulls  126-125, Pistons beat the Pacers 119-110, Magic over the Cavaliers 94-85, 76’s beat the Celtics 107 to 93, Heat over the Grizzlies 120 to 101, Timberwolves edged the Nets 127-126, Mavericks over the Wizards 108-100, Spurs beat the Knicks 120-111, Jazz over Thunder  100-95, Nuggets beat the Trailblazers 108-100, and Suns over the Kings 124-95
NHL
Senators beat the Red Wings 5-2 and Lightning over the Penguins 3-2.
Women’s soccer
West Chester beat Lockhaven 2-1, Albright over Lycoming 2-nothing.
HS Boys Soccer
District 4 class AA playoffs – Hughesville beat Southern Columbia 4-1. The Spartans go onto the quarterfinals against Lewisburg Saturday at Central Columbia
Milton beat Williamson 7-nothing – They move on to play Midd-West Saturday at a yet to be determined location and time.  Warrior Run over Troy 9-nothing

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