Category Archives: WILQ Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 12, 2020

School Districts in Lycoming County have been given new recommendations for reopening for fall instruction from Governor Tom Wolf in coordination with the Department of Education and Department of Health that is based on 2 public health metric; including the number of cases per capita in a region and also the percentage of positive coronavirus…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 11, 2020

A Sunbury man has been remanded to the Northumberland County Jail for a series of charges, including attempted murder.  According to the Daily Item, State police in Stonington say there was an argument over a family member between Benton Ross and Brian Cunningham last Sunday  morning.  Allegedly,  Ross shot Cunningham in the right foot with…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 9, 2020

Selinsgrove Assault Last week a Selinsgrove Man was charged with assault. Police allege Preston Delsite attacked his girlfriend with a buck knife after an argument, threatening to slit her throat that night. The next night Delsite got into another altercation with his girlfriend after an argument, this time ending with him striking the victim on…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 8, 2020

Williamsport Area School District Drafts New Resolution The Williamsport Area School district has implemented a resolution that allows them to be more flexible with local government, allowing them to switch between phases in their reopening plan. According to the sun gazette Superintendent Dr Timothy Bowers Said that this resolution fives them the authority to move…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 7, 2020

PIAA TO RELEASE STATEMENT TODAY ABOUT WOLF’S SPORTS RECOMMENDATION The PIAA had an emergency board meeting after Governor Tom Wolf’s strong recommendation to pause school athletics until January 2021 during his daily press conference yesterday.  According to the Sun Gazette, the executive session was closed to the public and media, but the board of directors…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 6, 2020

FUGITIVE ARRESTED IN LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP A man from Northumberland who was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by police July 9th in Loyalsock Township was arrested after police found he had an active arrest warrant in Tennessee.  According to media outlets, 40 year-old John Taylor was charged as a fugitive from justice after state police…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 5, 2020

Williamsport Area School Board’s met Tuesday and announced plans for a return to school September 1st using a hybrid alternate phase of education.  According to the Sun Gazette, District Superintendent, Dr. Timothy S. Bowers said students will attend classes on site and remotely on a staggered schedule based on the alphabet – with all students…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 4, 2020

A young boy died Saturday night after a tragic accident involving a forklift in the 1000 block of Elimsport Road.  According to the Sun Gazette, the Lycoming County coroner said a 12 year old  Samuel Beiler of Lancaster County, another passenger and an operator of the forklift accidentally went off the berm and down an…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 30, 2020

MONTGOMERY OFFICER FILES SUIT A former Montgomery police officer filed suit Wednesday in U.S. Middle District Court against the Lycoming County borough and the seven council members over his June 29 termination.  According to Penn Live,  Eric Winters says in the suit, his suspension May 4 and subsequent firing were retaliation for investigations the mayor…more »

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 »

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