BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JANUARY 11, 2023

FORKSVILLE WOMAN FACES HIT AND RUN CHARGES

A Forksville woman is facing hit and run charges and more after police say she fled the scene of an accident in Eldred Township October 28th.  According to the Sun Gazette, 44 year old Bonnniegene Boyles was driving an SUV on Warrensville Rd and was allegedly seen on video footage involved in a two-car accident around 2:40pm and fleeing.  After a Police investigation into the video that was posted online, court records say they named Boyles as the suspect.  In addition to the hit and run, she was charged with careless driving and other summary offenses, and is free today on five thousand dollars bail.

SELINSGROVE OFFICER SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY

It’s a month suspension without pay for the veteran police officer in Selinsgrove who sent potentially threatening messages to his supervisor and other Selinsgrove borough officials.  According to North Central PA dot com, Officer Scott Grove faces the discipline after texts and messages were sent to newly hired Police Chief Shanee Mitchell and others, that some perceived as threatening.  Mitchell, who was hired this past August did not indicate whether she felt the messages were racially motivated.  Borough officials said the solicitor will implement return to work procedures for Grove.

BIDS BEING SOUGHT FOR BRANDON PARK BALLFIELDS

Sealed bids are being accepted by the City of Williamsport until January 31st for the reconstruction of two ballfields in Brandon Park.  According to the Sun Gazette, the work is for a Little League Baseball and softball field.  The field is expected to undergo upgrading, including adding Kentucky Bluegrass sod, new scoreboards fencing and dugouts and more, as well as removing trees and grading the field.  Other current rehabilitation projects of recreation areas in the city include a new bandshell in the park and new tennis courts.

ANNOUNCEMENT AT FARM SHOW BY GOVERNOR ELECT SHAPIRO

Appropriately during the 107th Pennsylvania Farm Show this week, Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro announced nominations for agriculture related cabinet positions in his Administration, calling each of the nominees dedicated and experienced public servants. According to WHTM, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was renamed for another term, and Cindy Dunn was tapped to continue as secretary of conservation and natural resources, and Rich Negrin, who most recently served as head of external affairs at Commonwealth Edison, would be Pennsylvania’s first secretary of environmental protection.  Shapiro will be sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 48th Governor on Jan. 17, 2023, at the State Capitol in Harrisburg.

THREATENING CALLS TO 911 LAND MAN IN JAIL

A man from McClure was arrested for calling 911 repeatedly and threatening State Police on January 4th. According to North Central PA dot com, 49 year old William Allen called police to his home after a domestic incident and allegedly started making threats, calling back over ten more times and escalating to threatening the barracks with pipe bombs.  State police at Selinsgrove took Allen into custody at his home and charged him with felony aggravated assault, terroristic threats, harassment and more.  His bail is set at 50 thousand dollars with a preliminary hearing January 20th.

OFFICIAL COMPLAINTS TO BE FILED AGAINST CABLE COMPANY

After receiving hundreds of complaints from local customers over unreliable cable service in the Northern tier, a formal complaint has been filed against Frontier Communications by Representatives in Tioga, Bradford and Wyoming Counties.  According to North Central PA dot com, officials from the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate, or OCA, say they will gather additional testimony and finalized dates and times for those sessions soon.  If you have a complaint, you can email the OCA at consumer@paoca.org or call their consumer hotline at 1-800-684-6560.

SUNBURY BOROUGH SAYS NO ATVS ON LEVEE

After city employees in Sunbury have had to repair damage several times to the levee there, Sunbury police say those who use off-road vehicles causing this damage will be prosecuted if they are caught.  According to the Daily Item, the levee that extends from behind Zimmerman Motors, off of the Walnut Street Extension, and to Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, has sustained ATV damage that could lead to conditions that could cause a failure of the system. Police say there have been two serious motorcycle accidents on the levee in the past 5 years.The Sunbury Flood Reduction Project is inspected thoroughly annually by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

SHAPIROS AG PORTRAIT TO BE PAINTED BY NATIVE LINDEN MAN

A native Linden man who studied art in New York City and is now faculty at Susquehanna University, has been commissioned to paint the portrait of outgoing Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.  According to the Standard Journal, Jeffery Martin has been painting portraits full time since 1987.  Gov Shapiro’s picture will hang in the lobby of the AG’s office in Strawberry Square, along with the other previous Attorneys General portraits Martin has painted, including the one of Ernie Preate.

SPORTS

PIAA District 4
Girls Basketball
Shamokin 54                 Milton 29
Northwest Area 57                  Montgomery 8
Central Columbia 45     Montoursville 20
Shikellamy 41                Selinsgrove 22
Lewisburg 48                 Central Mountain 38
N. Penn-Liberty 40        N. Penn-Mansfield 15
South Wmspt  67          CMVT 3
Millville 42                    Bucktail 33
Loyalsock 47                 Hughesville 42
Jersey Shore 49             Danville 35
St. John Neumann 51    Benton 49
Muncy 36                      Sullivan County
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NBA
76ers 147            Pistons 116
Heat 112             Thunder 111
Raptors 132        Hornets 120
Jazz 116              Cavaliers 114
Suns125              Warriors 113
Magic 109           Trailblazers 106
Clippers 113       Mavericks 101



NHL

Penguins 5          Canucks 4 
Kraken 4             Sabers 3
Devils 5               Hurricanes 3
Red Wings 7       Jets 5
Rangers 4            Wild 3
Lightning 6         Blue Jackets 3
Stars 2                 Islanders 1
Blues 4                Flames 3
Sharks 4              Coyotes 2
Panthers 5           Avalanche 4


NCAA Men’s Basketball
Kansas 79           Oklahoma 75
Tennessee 77      Vanderbilt 68
Kansas State 65 Oklahoma State 57 
Virginia 65         North Carolina 58 
Iowa State 84      Texas Tech 50
Michigan St. 69  Wisconsin 65

Collegiate Wrestling
The 34th annual Budd Whitehill National Duals wrestling Tournament  hosted by Lycoming College starts this Friday.


Six rounds of the duals will take place January 13, with four matches taking place in each round in Lamade Gymnasium.

On Saturday, Jan. 14, the tournament will conclude with four rounds of wrestling. The championship round is set for 1:30 p.m. with the tournament awards following at 3 p.m. 

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