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 State police that he had a gun and that he would shoot all who were outside the West Walnut street home.  Police eventually entered the home without incident and the man was arrested with charges pending.  Police continue an investigation.

DEMONSTRATIONS OVER LGBTQ, BLM AND CONFEDERATE FLAG THIS WEEKEND
Demonstrations continued throughout the weekend in the Susquehanna valley with several groups of dozens of ‘mostly’ peaceful demonstrators coming together on corners of streets of Mifflinburg.  According to North Central PA dot com, an anti- LGBTQ sign in a storefront began a demonstration Sunday in which local community members supported both sides.  Black Lives Matter groups as well as residents with Confederate flags were involved in the day.  There are reports that Mifflinburg police had one incident where they broke up a fight between protesters.  The union County Sheriff was also on the scene.

WILLIAMPSORT LIBRARY GETS DIGITAL NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE
Thanks to a grant in funding from the First Community Foundation Partnership the James V Brown Library in Williamsport has made a complete digital version of local newspaper archives available online According to the Sun Gazette, administrators from the library say the $169 thousand grant and local gifts plus support from the Lycoming County Genealogical Society provides the microfilm of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette and its predecessors, the Grit, and other local publications, which cover from 1807 to the present.  An internal database, allows access to content including copyrighted content, but can be accessed over the library’s IP address.  https://jvbrowninternal.advantage-preservation.com

DANVILLE HALLOWEEN EVENT CANCELLED
The Danville Halloween Parade Committee has recently announced the cancellation of the event due to Covid-19. They stated o their Facebook page that everyone in the committee is saddened by the choice they had to make, but said due to the ever changing circumstances it was the best choice. They also stated that they look forward to seeing everyone in 2021.

MAN ARRESTED AFTER BEING STOPPED IN STOLEN TRUCK
Selinsgrove state police say they pulled a Beavertown man over while he was driving a vehicle which was reported stolen from the Middleburg area earlier in the day.  According to North Central PA dot com, the investigating officer located the trick, a 2003 Ford F250 Supercab along State Route 104 on June 26th , and stopped 55 year old Douglas Klugh, who was allegedly under the influence with methamphetamine in his possession. Police say there is an ongoing investigation.

UPDATE ON MAN WHO SHOT FORMER WIFE, FRIEND, IN PARKING LOT
The man who is accused of shooting and killing his former wife and her friend earlier this month at a restaurant parking lot near Selinsgrove has requested a change of attorney  which will delay his preliminary hearing scheduled for today.  According to media outlets Christopher Fernanders of Paxinos, is accused of killing 46-year-old Heather Campbell of Trevorton and 52-year-old Matthew Bowersox of Mifflinburg July 10 and was shot by a bystander who retaliated after Fernanders was fleeing the scene. Fernsanders has recently been upgraded to critical condition from serious condition upon his arrival after the incident.

MONEY TAKEN FROM BANK ACCOUNT, UNDER INVESTIGATION
There is an investigation underway in Snyder County in which police say an unnamed person took money from the joint bank account of a man and woman from Monroe Township.  State police say a total of $17 thousand was taken from the account between July 14 and July 21st.  If anyone happens to have information about the case, please contact someone in the Snyder county case.

PIG ROAST TO HELP MUNCY MAN INJURED BY COW
There will be a pig roast will be taking place this Saturday, August 1st in honor of a man named Harley “Chubby” Fry who was injured by a cow and is currently being treated for a spinal cord injury.  He was treated by doctors at Geisinger medical center in Danville and is currently doing therapy at a rehab center. The Pig roast will be raising money for chubby to equip him with the necessary tools his rehabilitation requires of him at home. The event will be held in Muncy. For additional information on how to purchase tickets visit Facebook under Harley “Chubby” Fry Pig Roast Benefit.

 

SPORTS
MLB
Marlins beat the Phillies 11 to 6, Yankees over Nationals 3-2, Tigers beat the Reds 3-2, Indians over the Kansas City Royals 9-2, Tampa Bay Rays beat the Blue Jays 6-5, Orioles over the Red Sox 7-4, Twins beat the White Sox 14-2, Mariners over the Astros 7-6, Pirates beat the Cardinals 5-1, Cubs beat the Brewers 9-1, Rockies over the Rangers 5-2, A’s win over the Angels 6-4, Diamondbacks beat the Padres 4-3, Braves beat the Mets 14 -1, Giants over the Dodgers 3-1

Four Miami Marlins players have tested positive for the coronavirus leading the team to delay its postgame trip home amid concerns about a possible outbreak. Sources say it’s possible that the infections occurred Wednesday on the team’s trip to and from Atlanta, where the Marlins played the Braves in an exhibition game. The Marlin’s manager Don Mattingly said the Marlins will leave Philadelphia today hours before their home opener against Baltimore in Miami. He says  multiple players may remain in Philadelphia.

NFL
NFL players who contract the coronavirus through “high-risk” activity away from team facilities can face team discipline and might be at risk of not being paid, according to the league’s new protocol. The final section of a memo sent by the NFLPA to agents is devoted to the fact that players will be held responsible for the way they circulate in public while the coronavirus remains present, facing discipline, including fines, for conduct detrimental to the team if they are found to have contracted COVID-19 through reckless activity away from the facility.

GOLF
Michael Thompson had a subdued victory celebration at the 3M Open, with a FaceTime call home to his wife and children in Georgia, after he birdied two of the last three holes Sunday for a 4-under 67 and a two-stroke victory, finishing his second PGA Tour win seven years after his first. Adam Long took second with a 64.

Baseball tonight – Angels play the A’s, Diamondbacks play the Padres, Blue Jays play the Nationals, Cubs play the Reds in Cincinnati, Braves play the Tampa Bay Rays, Yankees and Phillies, Brewers with the Pirates, White Socks play Indians, Royals and Tigers, Mariners and the Astros, Orioles play the Marlins in Blatitmore, Mets play the Red Sox

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