Category Archives: WILQ Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING WEEKEND NEWS JUNE 27, 2020

FATAL ACCIDENT IN ANTES FORT Police have released more details about a crash that happened Thursday on Route 44 in Antes Fort.  According to the Sun Gazette, medical officials from Geisinger Medical Center in Danville said 78 year old William Moore of Limestone Township died Friday afternoon – a day after the accident but there…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 26, 2020

In a press briefing this week doctors at UPMC said a focus on the severity of the symptoms of COVID-19 is more important that counting cases in the state since they have found a majority people who are testing positive for the virus become much less sick.  According to Dr. Donald Yealy, senior medical director…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 25, 2020

Lycoming County Commissioners announced this week that the decision to wear masks inside county buildings will now be up to the individual and not required as a policy going forward.  The commissioners cited the lower case numbers in Lycoming County, 175 as of yesterday, is positively significant, but according to the Sun Gazette, if the…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 24, 2020

FIREWORKS CELEBRATION IS CHANGED FOR A SECOND TIME Backyard Broadcasting will change the location of the Annual 4th of July Fireworks for a second time after concerns about the nearby wildlife were still important to the City of Williamsport’s Mayor Derek Slaughter .  The Hughesville Borough and the fairgrounds association voted yesterday to allow the use of Lycoming County…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 24, 2020

Williamsport’s Fourth of July fireworks, relocated away from the traditional Market Street bridge location this year due to permit issues, have been relocated again in an eleventh hour decision to the Lycoming County Fairgrounds in Hughesville, keeping wildlife concerns a main priority.  Decisions between the City of Williamsport and Backyard Broadcasting to forgo the second…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 23, 2020

GUIDELINES APPROVED BY JERSEY SHORE SCHOOL BOARD The Jersey Shore Area School board met Monday night and approved a list of guidelines for middle and high school sports that will be posted on the district’s website for public viewing, as well as a copy will be sent to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.   According to…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 22, 2020

LEBANON COUNTY WILL STAY YELLOW Governor Wolf announced Friday that all but one of the remaining counties who have been in the yellow phase of his color-coded reopening plan will go green next Friday.  Lehigh, Northampton, Erie, Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Berks and Lancaster will all transition along with Philadelphia and its suburb counties, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester,…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 19, 2020

U.S. Representative Fred Keller continued his listening tour at the Tioga County Courthouse. According to the Sun-Gazette, Standardized testing and community policing are needed to change police culture and end unnecessary violence, said law enforcement specialists at a roundtable discussion, which included state Rep. Clint Owlett, as well as Mansfield University administrators, community leaders and…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE 18, 2020

According to Governor Tom Wolf, yesterday marked 100 days since the first case of COVID-19 struck the commonwealth.  He says Pennsylvania is one of a few states to see a downward trend in the virus and efforts here have been cited as an example for reopening safely according to the CDC.  This week, more than…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JUNE, 17, 2020

FOUR INJURIES AND ONE FATALITY IN ROUTE 487 ACCIDENT An accident that happened Monday on SR 487 south of Zaner Bridge Road in Fishing Creek Township killed the driver of one vehicle, seriously injured his passengers and also injured the drivers of another vehicle who were hit head on along the Columbia County highway.  State…more »

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