BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 3, 2020

ELECTION RESULTS FROM 81 PRECINCTS IN LYCOMING
The unofficial results are in after the General Primary in Pennsylvania yesterday, According to lyco.org there was a 39.9 percent turnout, with all absentee ballots counted yesterday which included 81 precincts.  According to  the Sun Gazette,  voter services received about 7,000 mail-in ballots out of the 10,500 registered for the process. Incumbent Donald J Trump was elected as the Republican nominee.  Democrat Joe Biden was elected as well in the Primary.  Republicans Fred Keller of the 12th District ran unopposed, but will face Democrat Lee Griffin in November.   Republican Senator Gene Yaw of the 23rd is the nominee as well as Jackie Baker chosen for the Democrats.   Get a link to the full unofficial election results now from lyco.org  here.

ELECTION MORE
The unofficial results are in after the General Primary in Pennsylvania yesterday, According to lyco.org there was a 39.9 percent turnout, with all absentee ballots counted with all those caset yesterday which included 81 precincts.  According to  the Sun Gazette,  voter services received about 7,000 mail-in ballots out of the 10,500 registered for the process.  In the House of Representative republicans Jeff Wheeland and Jeff Hamm were elected as their party nominees, as Representative Garth Everett did not run for an 8th term. For the Democrats, Airneezer J. Page for Representative of the 83rd, and Amanda R. Waldman PA chosen to run as Representative for the 84th.  Get a link to the full unofficial election results now from lyco.org.
HEAD ON COLLISION KILLS TWO
Two unidentified victims died yesterday afternoon after a head-on collision on Route 405 north of the Meadowbrook Trailer Park in Muncy.  According to state police, a 55 year old Benton man driving a Kia Optima northbound, crossed the center line into the southbound lane about 3:45 pm and collided with a 67 year old woman from the Hughesville area.  According to the Sun Gazette, the Lycoming County Deputy Coroner pronounced the man dead at the scene, the woman was taken to Muncy Valley Hospital where she died in the ER.  State police closed a portion of the road yesterday while clearing the vehicles and investigating the cause of the crash.

PA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATE
The Pennsylvania Department of Health had a website glitch yesterday but as of noon yesterday there were  612 new covid-19 cases in Pennsylvania for a statewide total of 72,894.  100 new deaths were reported and that brings the death toll in the commonwealth to over 5,600.  In Lycoming County there are 164 cases and 17 deaths, Northumberland county adds four cases to 198 with 3 deaths.  Union county had a reduction in cases to 60, Montour has 53 cases and Snyder has 45 cases and 1 death.  Columbia County has one new case at 349 and 31 deaths.

PENNDOT RESUMES DRIVER’S TESTS
Starting today PennDOT has resumed the driver’s skill’s tests at reopened Driver’s License Centers.  There are new guidelines for taking of the non-commercial skills tests that will keep safety as a priority including the PennDOT staff member remaining outside the vehicle.  Deputy Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services Kurt Myers said that making sure you don’t have to repeat the test is important,  Personal protective equipment including masks will be worn and in yellow phase counties, a health screening will take place before the test.  If your tests were cancelled due to the shut down, those candidates will be given priority.

ATV CRASH INJURES TWO MINORS
An ATV crash happened Monday on private property on Clyde Road near Worthington Extension close to Unityville that injured two girls who are under 18.  According to the Sun Gazette, one girl was flown to a trauma center by a helicopter that had landed nearby, and the other was taken to a hospital by ambulance.  Lairdsvbille and Unityville volunteer responders were called to the scene after 5pm.  No word on their medical condition at this time.

WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT FILED
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the executors of the estate of a man whose motorized wheelchair was struck and dragged in downtown Williamsport last October. According to Penn Live, the suit filed in Lycoming County blames the city of Williamsport and Tyrone Dunn, the driver of the car that struck the wheelchair, for the October death of John C. Yarosz II.  The city is accused of negligence for not maintaining a walk-don’t walk signal at West Fourth and William streets in proper working order. Police reports say Yarosz, was killed Oct. 19, when his wheelchair was struck as Dunn was turning right from William Street on the green light.

MORE EVENT CANCELLATIONS
There are a few recent cancellations of note.  The 2020 Watsontown 4th of July celebration has been cancelled after a difficult decision of the committee there, according totheir Facebook page, and Penn State’s Ag Progress Days have also been cancelled, originally scheduled from August 11th til August 13th . and expected happen again in 2021.   A virtual event may be held in its’ place at apd.psu.edu

SPORTS
NBA

As the NBA models a 22-team format for the season’s proposed resumption beginning July 31 in Orlando, Florida, the last possible date for a Finals Game 7 is Oct. 12th.  Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to have a proposal to take to a vote of the NBA’s board of governors on Thursday.  The expectation is that the NBA draft and the opening of free agency would follow in sequential order in October, sources said.

College football
Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga said Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a protest in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ogbongbemiga, a second-team All-Big 12 selection last year, made the announcement on Twitter.

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