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House GOP leads by example

July 15, 2014

Light has long been shining from some corners of Harrisburg as policies driving sustainable job growth, budgetary responsibility, unparalleled investments in education, and consumer choices have been sown.

House GOP leads by example

July 15, 2014

Light has long been shining from some corners of Harrisburg as policies driving sustainable job growth, budgetary responsibility, unparalleled investments in education, and consumer choices have been sown.

Lycoming County Announces Funding for Community Parks

1 week 3 days ago

Lycoming County Government has established a Mini-Grant Program to fund a limited number of community park projects – up to $20,000 each – using a share of the County's Marcellus Shale Legacy Funds. These natural gas impact Legacy Funds were provided to the County for this purpose by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. more»

Body Found in Loyalsock Creek Identified by Coroner

1 week 3 days ago

A body found floating this morning (Monday, July 14, 2014) in Loyalsock Creek near Sandy Bottom has been identified.

Lycoming Coroner Charles Keissling announced that a 54 year old man, Richard Kowker, from Schnecksville, PA, apparently slipped and fell striking his head and landed in Loyalsock Creek which lead to his drowning. The investigation is ongoing. more»

DEP Awards $1.66 Million to Clean Streams Foundation for Abandoned Mine Drainage

July 14, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1.66 million grant to the Clean Streams Foundation, Inc. (CSF) to maintain acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment facilities ...

Fatal Fire in Wmspt early Sunday morning

1 week 4 days ago

A fatal fire in the 1000 block of Hepburn St. Williamsport, Pa apparently started just after Midnight early Sunday morning, July 13, 2014. 

The fire was soon declared a Second Alarm and many area fire departments were called to respond including Muncy, South Williamsport, Montoursville and Loyalsock units. more»

Man falls asleep while driving, causes crash

1 week 5 days ago

A Michigan man fell asleep behind the wheel while driving July 3 and caused a crash.  more»

Mayor Campana to Brief the Public Works Committee on Grafius Run Flood Mitigation

1 week 6 days ago
Williamsport Mayor Gabriel Campana

On July 22, 2014, Mayor Campana will brief the Public Works Committee at 12:00 P.M. in City Council Chambers.  The Topic will be the Administration’s updated plans for Grafius Run Flood Mitigation. more»

Leader Turzai to Discuss Budget Today

July 11, 2014

WHAT: House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) will discuss the state budget and leadership to move forward on related issues.

Webinar to explore link between comprehensive planning, economic development

July 11, 2014

How can you make your comprehensive plan better support economic development? That will be the topic of a Web-based seminar kicking off a summer-fall land-use series offered by Penn State Extension.

Webinar to focus on shale gas industry's workforce

July 11, 2014

A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team will look at the shale gas industry's workforce and training.

PennFuture praises new law to address storm water

July 25, 2014

Bill will provide storm water authorities a new tool to encourage voluntary efforts to reduce storm water

(Harrisburg — July 10, 2014) — PennFuture today praised the Pennsylvania General Assembly and Governor Tom Corbett for the passage of Senator Ted Erickson's Senate Bill 1255 that provides new options for local governments to address the widespread problem of storm water runoff. more»

Sale of Sycamore Manor Health Center Announced

2 weeks 7 hours ago
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Montoursville, PA. (July 9, 2014) Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) announced today the sale of Sycamore Manor Health Center to TL Management subject to approvals and tentatively scheduled for September 1, 2014. more»

Federal Agency Comes to Lewisburg for Examination of it's Past, Present, and Future

2 weeks 7 hours ago

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has played an important role in Central Pennsylvania and throughout the 13-state region the Commission serves.  As it nears its 50th year, where is it headed, and how can its past shed light on its future?  Regional officials from across Pennsylvania, plus business and community leaders, came to SEDA-COG earlier this week as part of more»

DEP Advises Stockton Residents to Not Use Water from Stockton Water System

July 11, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection is recommending that residents of Stockton #6 and Stockton #8 in Hazle Township, Luzerne County, not use water from the Stockton Water System for consumptive ...

DEP Advises Stockton Residents to Not Use Water from Stockton Water System

July 11, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection is recommending that residents of Stockton #6 and Stockton #8 in Hazle Township, Luzerne County, not use water from the Stockton Water System for consumptive ...

South Wmpt PD Warns of Door to Door Solicitors.

2 weeks 9 hours ago

***** SOLICITORS - NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS *****
Multiple locations in South Williamsport more»

Control strategy for Dengue, malaria increases risk of West Nile virus

July 10, 2014

Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and more likely to transmit the virus to humans, according to a team of researchers.

Cover crops demonstration plot to be featured at Ag Progress Days

July 10, 2014

Cover crops planted in rotation with main crops can help farmers reduce erosion and replenish nutrients into the soil, and cover crops increasingly are being considered for biofuel feedstocks.

Ag Progress Days to feature farm safety, health presentations

July 10, 2014

Visitors to the Farm Safety Demonstration Area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, can learn about tractor overturn hazards and how to reduce the risks of tractor overturns.

Senate Leaders Respond to Governor Corbett’s Veto of Legislative Budget Lines

July 10, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9), Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Majority Whip Pat Browne (R-16) have issued the following statement in response to Governor Corbett’s veto of State Budget lines and program cuts: more»

Facebook an accomplice in trespassing case

2 weeks 20 hours ago

A 28-year-old Hughesville woman used Facebook to track down who she believed stole her wallet following an incident at Sheetz, according to state police.  more»

Committee recommends 2014-15 University budget

July 10, 2014

Penn State’s Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (July 10) recommended for approval a $4.6 billion University operating budget for 2014-15.

The Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships Place on WardsAuto Dealer 500 List With Two Dealerships

2 weeks 2 days ago
Curt Pearson, General Manager (right) and Tom Walters, Sales Consultant (left). Image Provided.

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Is it really an emergency?

2 weeks 2 days ago
Q. Thomas Novinger, M.D.,MBA, is Senior Medical Director for Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Image Provided.

Many of us have been in a situation where an accident or injury around the house - cutting a finger while preparing dinner or falling from a stepladder while cleaning or hanging decorations - leads to the question “should I go to the emergency room?” more»

PPL Electric Utilities Restoration Effort Continues

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2 weeks 1 day ago
Photo of storm damage on the corners of Memorial Ave and Oliver Street in Williamsport, PA.

Teri J. MacBride, PPL Regional Affairs Director  for the Susquehanna Valley recently released this statement to represent PPL's efforts in dealing with the ongoing storm damage: more»

Thompson Lauds Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Job Training Reform Bill; Legislation Set to Become Law

July 9, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed with bipartisan support the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (H.R. more»

Radio tags, telemetry used in river-bass-movement research

July 9, 2014

If you catch a smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna or its tributaries, with a wire trailing from its underside, it is a participant in a study of fish movement related to wider research into the causes of fish diseases in the river system.

Scarnati, Causer Announce Passage of Bill to Honor Potter County Veterans

July 9, 2014

HARRISBURG – The General Assembly has unanimously passed legislation to re-name three Potter County Bridges in honor of local WWII and Vietnam Veterans, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Representative Martin Causer (R-67). more»

Search Continues for Missing Nuclear Gauge Belonging to Private Testing Firm

July 9, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and police in Pittsburgh and Mount Lebanon are continuing their investigation into the disappearance of a portable gauge containing sealed sources of radioactive ...

Statement on the 2014-2015 State Budget

July 8, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued the following statement regarding the 2014-2015 state budget passed by the General Assembly: more»

Student Stories: Rocky Mountain High -- Landscape major loved internship

July 8, 2014

Senior Landscape Contracting major Jamie Milletary packed a single suitcase and flew off to Denver seeking the freedom and independence she had always craved.

Pedestrian struck, killed in Waterville crash

2 weeks 2 days ago

A Texas woman was struck by a vehicle and killed on Little Pine Creek Road in Waterville at 11:05 p.m. July 7. 

According to state police reports, Theresa R. Craft, 45, of Schulenberg, Texas, was sitting in the middle of the road for an unknown reason when she was hit by a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Tamala Cornelius, 47, of Linden.  more»

Independence Day: "we honor a group of early revolutionaries for pledging their lives and fortunes in the name of liberty..."

July 7, 2014

Bellefonte, PA - U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) issued the following statement in celebration of Independence Day: more»

Feeling the effects of skyrocketing temperatures

July 7, 2014

Curb energy consumption by taking advantage of utilities’ tips and programs

Ag Progress Days caters to research 'tour'-ists

July 3, 2014

If you have an interest in research related to agriculture and natural resources, organizers of Penn State's Ag Progress Days have a deal for you. Come to the event, Aug. 12-14, board a bus and you'll be transported into the field, where you can learn about topics such as crop production, woodlot management, wildlife habitat, biofuel feedstocks and water quality.

Lonie becomes Penn State's 'advocate-in-chief' for ag education

July 3, 2014

It would be difficult to find anyone with more enthusiasm for agriculture than Jean Lonie. more»

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