BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS DECEMBER 10, 2019

MOTORIST SENTENCED FOR CAUSING SERIOUS ACCIDENT
A driver who seriously injured another motorist in March of 2018 is heading to jail this week.  43 year old Jason Wilson was sentenced to 9 to 23 months in prison after pleading guilty to 3rd degree felony accident involving injury charges on December 6th and will begin serving this Friday. According to North Central PA dot com, Wilson crossed a double yellow line at 7:30 am March 2nd 2018, after exiting a downhill curve on Route 87 just north of Carey Hill Road in Montoursville. Wilson’s vehicle slammed into the driver’s side of Alison B. Landgrebe’s Jeep. Both drivers sustained serious injuries.  Wilson was alSo charged with driving under a suspended license.  He must serve jail time, pay restitution, fines, attend an impact panel and perform 100 hours of community service.

NEW BOARD MEMBER AT JERSEY SHORE SCHOOLS
The Jersey Shore Area School board approved a new board member last night.  According to the Sun Gazette, David Becker was voted in by a 6-2 vote after answering questions from board members about their opinions and qualifications surrounding school curriculum and working with taxpayer dollars.  Becker, from Piatt Township, fills the seat available after Kelly Wasson resigned last month to take a full time position at the school district.  Becker is a former district teacher, currently instructing IT at Penn College.  The next Jersey Shore Area School Board meeting is January 13th.

INMATES RAISE MONEY FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
An inmate organization at SCI Coal Township has donated to the Northumberland-Snyder County Special Olympics.  Inmate members of the Triumph organization, coordinated a fund drive in November and presented a check for 5 thousand dollars to representatives of the group last week.  Another inmate group at SCI Coal Township, The Lifeline Organization, donated $1000 to the Mount Carmel Food Pantry.

OFFICIALS WARN OF DOG LICENSE SCAM
Officials from the Commonwealth of PA have caught certain websites offering fraudulent Pennsylvania dog licenses, according to the PA Department of Agriculture.  WKOK reports that the general rule about purchasing a license for your dog when searching the internet is to only use addresses that end in dot gov.  Dot com websites offering dog licenses have a more likely potential to be a scam. Lycoming County residents can start a search at license your dog pa.pa.gov.   All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. An annual license is $8.50  and if the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50.

HEROIN DEALER SENTENCED TO STATE PRISON
A city man who sold heroin to a confidential informant in Williamsport has been sentenced to 2 years in State Prison.  According to North Central PA dot com, the incident occurred on Tinsman Avenue in Williamsport on January 2, 2019.  Court reports say 27 year old Savoy J. Jennings, also known as “Vortex,” pleaded guilty to one ungraded felony count of possession with intent to deliver heroin on December 3 in Lycoming County Court .

FUNERAL CAN MOVE FORWARD IN TREVORTON ABUSE CASE
A judge has ruled in the case of Arabella Parker’s funeral arrangements.  The 3 year old girl who is the victim in the alleged Trevorton abuse case that sent parker’s mother Samantha Delcamp and the boyfriend Jahrid Brugess to prison on abuse charges.  A Northumberland County judge ruled in favor of Parker’s Aunt and legal guardian, Mandy Kegler and her wishes to have the child cremated and a funeral proceed.  That ruling will supersede the wishes of Parker’s jailed father, Karl Parker, who at SCI Coal Township on a DUI charge.  Arabella Parker died of her injuries November 22nd of this year

REGIONALIZATION APPROVED FOR SOUTHSIDE, DUBOISTOWN
An agreement has been reached and approved between South Williamsport and DuBoistown providing police protection for both communities and the promise of more hours of patrol availability.  The South Williamsport and DuBoistown Borough Councils say the boroughs will share 10 officers and use the DuBoistown police station as a sub-station.  A law enforcement contract makes DuBoistown Chief Norman Hager a borough community resource officer on probationary status for 6 months.  DuBoistown will pay about 118 thousand dollars a year with 3 percent salary increases over 5 years.  South Williamsport’s costs will not change. The agreement is in place for the start of 2020.

PRESIDENT TRUMP COMES TO HERSHEY TONIGHT
President Donald Trump will be at Hershey’s Giant Center tonight in one of multiple campaign stops in battleground states as the impeachment inquiry moves forward. According to the York Daily Record, President Trump will be accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence during a “Keep America Great” rally at 7pm., the first time the president and vice president have appeared together in Hershey since they came for the “Thank You” tour on Dec. 15, 2016.  This will be the president’s 35th visit to Pennsylvania since announcing his candidacy during the 2016 election.

INJURY ACCIDENT IN LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP
An accident involving injuries has occurred in Loyalsock township that shut down a major roadway around 7:45 this morning.  According to scanner reports, the crash blocked the 2100 block of Northway Road.  Emergency medical crews arrived on the scene and treated at least one patient who was reportedly unconscious from the wreck.  Northway Road was blocked south of the accident at 4 mile drive and north of the accident at Northway Road and Northway Road Extension, however the road reopened around 8:30am.

Sports
NFL – Monday Night Football – Eagles came back in the second half to beat the Giants 23 to 17 in OT
NBA
LA clippers beat the Pacers 110 to 99, Celtics beat the Cavaliers 110 to 88, Kings beat the Rockets 119 to 118, Bucks beat Magic 110 to 101, Pistons over the Pelicans 105 to 103, Raptors beat the Bulls 93 to 92, Suns beat the Timberwolves 125 to 109, Thunder over Jazz 104 to 90, and Grizzlies beat the Warriors 110 to 102
NHL
NY Islanders beat Lightning 5 to 1, Blue Jackets beat Capitals 5 to 2, Senators beat Bruins 5 to 2 and Flames over Avalanche 5 to 4
HS Girls Basketball
Hughesville beat Jersey shore 42-16, Lourdes beat Sullivan County 41 to 40, Loyalsock over Mifflinburg 58 to 44, Montgomery beat Troy 44 to 17, Mount Carmel over Lewisburg 61 to 29, South Williamsport beat Saint John Neumann 77 to 8, and Central Mountain beat Milton 43 to 36.
HS Boys Basketball
Montoursville over Warrior Run 46 to 30, Old Forge beat South Williamsport 63 to 51, and Hughesville beat Troy 64 to 40

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