Category Archives: Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 29, 2020

BLOOMSBURG FAIR CANCELLED The Bloomsburg Fair Association made the difficult decision yesterday to cancel this year’s Bloomsburg Fair after reviewing all the factors surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to a press release, they considered local community and government concerns in the process and ultimately do not want to jeopardize the the health of thousands of…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 28, 2020

Families in the Jersey Shore Area School District can expect a chance to see the school’s health and safety plan on the district website now after the school board there approved the proposed plan 9-0 last night during their virtual meeting. According to the Sun Gazette, district superintendent, Dr. Brian Ulmer said the type of…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 27, 2020

MAN THREATENS SELF-HARM AND OTHERS Police responded to an incident Sunday afternoon in which a man was threatening self harm and also threatening to shoot anyone who came in to the home.  According to The Daily Item, the unidentified man told officers from Coal, Rapho, and Zerbe Townships, Shamokin, Mount Carmel as well as Stonington…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 26, 2020

PIG ROAST FUNDRAISING EVENT On August 1st a pig roast will be taking place in honor of a man named Harley “chubby.” Chubby’s spinal cord was recently injured by a cow where before being treated by doctors at Geisinger medical center in Danville was causing paralysis. After a stint in the hospital he was moved…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 24, 2020

MAN DRIVES VEHICLE INTO LYCOMING CREEK A dive team was called in to help rescue a 58 year old Mill Hall man who drove his Black Ford Ranger into Lycoming Creek yesterday afternoon.  According to the Sun Gazette, officials from the Old Lycoming Township police department said the unidentified man was seen driving erratically northbound…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 23, 2020

FLORIDA WOMAN ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF ELDERLY MAN A Florida woman has been arrested after police say she murdered an elderly man from Danville.  According to WNEP, Kathleen Reed of Pembroke Pines, Florida was arraigned yesterday for the crime.  Court record say Reed fought with family in Florida, leaving home and heading north.  When she…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 22, 2020

A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal motorcycle crash that happened last Saturday night along the Arch Street Bridge in Williamsport.  According to the Lycoming County Coroner, 38 year old James Neufer was pronounced dead on the scene and 38 year old Amanda Bergstrom died from injuries she sustained when the two…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS, JULY 21, 2020

The victims of Sunday’s two-story house fire in Woodward Township have been identified by the Lycoming County Coroner.  According to the Sun Gazette, 67 year old Carolyn Barner and 8 year old Riley Welch perished in the fire that state police say possibly started in the rear of the home at 225 Woodward Street, in…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 20, 2020

FATAL WOODWARD TOWNSHIP FIRE Two people died in a fire early Sunday morning on Woodward Street in Woodward Township.  According to the Sun Gazette, the Woodward Township fire chief said they responded to the call and confirmed entrapment of the victims in the structure. The two-alarm fire got response from almost every local fire department…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 19, 2020

National Socialist Movement Rally at Brandon Park 45 concrete barriers were surrounding 2 Jewish synagogues yesterday in a preemptive move by local government in case the National socialist Movement ended up having a rally, even though the leader of the movement didn’t officially state an assembly was happening. This didn’t keep 15 members from rallying…more »

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