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Mosquito Spraying Set for Lycoming County on June 27

June 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments during the evening hours of Friday, June 27, in the City of Williamsport, Lycoming County, to control adult mosquito populations. The rain ...

New breeds, historical demo highlight Ag Progress Days horse events

June 25, 2014

A variety of new and returning events will delight horse lovers of all ages who make the trip to Penn State's Ag Progress Days this year, according to organizers in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The event's Equine Experience, Aug. 12-14, will offer a full schedule of training and breed clinics, demonstrations, informational displays and lectures.

New breeds, historical demonstration highlight Ag Progress Days horse events

June 25, 2014

A variety of new and returning events will delight horse lovers of all ages who make the trip to Penn State's Ag Progress Days this year, according to organizers in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The event's Equine Experience, Aug. 12-14, will offer a full schedule of training and breed clinics, demonstrations, informational displays and lectures.

Senate Bills 1310, 1378, 1443

June 25, 2014

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
10:00 am in Room 8EB

Agenda

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Senate Environmental Committee Approves Three Bills

June 25, 2014

HARRISBURG – The state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), today approved three bills. more»

DEP Announces Energy Development Authority Funding Workshops in North Central PA

June 24, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites non-profit corporations, schools, colleges and universities, and local governments, public corporations, for-profit businesses and authorities ...

Pennsylvania Congressmen: Latest EPA Overreach Will Devastate Pennsylvania Farmers

June 23, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation are working to protect Pennsylvania farmers by fighting back against another regulatory overreach by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   more»

Car crashes, thefts and other incidents

4 weeks 2 days ago

A three-vehicle crash occurred at 1:55 p.m. June 21 while vehicles driven by Cody Augustine, 24, of Linden, Cheryl Mill, 51, of Montoursville and a 17-year-old Montoursville male, were traveling on Route 87 in Upper Fairfield Township.  more»

DEP Offers Online Refresher Training Program for X-Ray Equipment Operators

June 23, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has partnered with a professor of health physics from Bloomsburg University to develop refresher training materials for operators of X-ray ...

Thompson Servicemember Telemedicine Expansion Gains New Support with Passage of Defense Bill

June 20, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4870, the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015, by a vote of 340 to 73.  The measure includes Thompson provisions that will prioritize investments for the expansion of telemedicine across the military and provide full funding for recovering and identifying U.S. more»

Cabin broken into and vandalized and other incidents

4 weeks 5 days ago

Unknown actors broke into and vandalized a cabin in Cummings Township between May 1 and June 6, according to state police. 

Approximately $100 worth of clothing was missing and $1000 worth of damage was done to the cabin, reports said. 

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Montoursville at 570-368-5700.  more»

Thompson Subcommittee Hearing Examines Threat Posed to Agriculture by EPA Water Rule

June 19, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to review the interpretive rule regarding the applicability of Clean Water Act (CWA) agricultural exemptions. more»

EPA’s Clean Power Plan

June 19, 2014

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee

EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Friday, June 27, 2014
9 a.m.
North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

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Motorcycle crash near Montgomery claims 2 lives

4 weeks 6 days ago

Wednesday evening, at 9:40 PM, Clinton Township EMS got a call for a "motorcyclist down" on Route 405 just northeast of Montgomery Borough, near the jersey Shore State bank office. When the first crews arrived their tone turned somber as they requested the County Coroner be called for 2 victims of the crash. Pa State Police was also called to the scene, to do an investigation. more»

Man injured in motorcycle crash

4 weeks 6 days ago

A Hughesville man was injured in a motorcycle crash at  2:15 p.m. June 17, state police said. 

Nathan Kepner, 32, was traveling on Maple Lane in Wolf Township when he lost control of his motorcycle, causing it to overturn and land on its side in the center of the eastbound lane. Police cited animal in the roadway as the cause of the accident.  more»

PennFuture collects 18 pallets of electronics for recycling in Wilkes-Barre

July 23, 2014

(Wilkes-Barre) — PennFuture staff in downtown Wilkes-Barre recently organized their third multi-building electronic waste pickup in conjunction with Luzerne County’s Recycling Office and coordinator Beth DeNardi. The collection resulted in 18 pallets of used electronic items that will be recycled instead of going to landfills. more»

Bills for Reduced-Fee Hunting & Fishing Licenses for Disabled Vets Sent to the Governor

June 18, 2014

HARRISBURG – The State Senate has unanimously approved legislation to offer more disabled Pennsylvania veterans reduced-fee hunting and fishing licenses, according to Senators Joe Scarnati (R-25), Lisa Baker (R-20) and Scott Hutchinson (R-21). more»

June!:)

June 18, 2014

Hey everybody this your State Council Report again! June was an important month for me because I had graduation, Kentucky trip with the State Council Team, and I start my college summer classes! more»

DEP Fines Carrizo (Marcellus) LLC $192,044 for 2013 Well Control Incident and a Spill in Wyoming County

June 18, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it has fined Carrizo (Marcellus) LLC of Houston, Texas, $192,044 for a well control incident and a production water spill at gas well ...

PENNVEST, DEP Announce Results of Forward Nutrient Credit Trading Auction

June 18, 2014

The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with financial information services company Markit, have held the second “forward” ...

Bear in road causes crash

5 weeks 15 hours ago

A crash occured at 11:05 p.m. June 14 when a bear entered Route 220 in Woodward Township in front of a vehicle driven by Ahmad Ahad, 37, of Lock Haven, according to state police. 

The vehicle struck the bear and pulled onto the north berm of the roadway. The deceased bear fell on the side of the roadway.

No one was injured during the crash as a result of the crash.  more»

Senate Confirms Van Blarcom to Milk Marketing Board Post

June 17, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously confirmed the nomination of James A. Van Blarcom to serve as a member of the state’s Milk Marketing Board (MMB), according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).

Van Blarcom, a self-employed Bradford County dairy farmer, owns and operates a 500 head dairy herd with his family in Columbia Cross Roads. more»

Name of victim released - Route 44 fatal accident

5 weeks 20 hours ago

Around 5 A.M. this morning, EMS units responded to a vehicle accident on Route 44 in Nippenose Twp.,  more»

Hockey Team Restitution is being made to the city

5 weeks 20 hours ago
Statement from Mayor Campana's office.

The former Williamsport Outlaws and the Syracuse Hockey Club owed the city $47,000.00 for unpaid rent and utility bills. more»

PPL Electric Utilities Customers Will Have The Power They Need This Summer

June 17, 2014

New equipment, maintenance and tree trimming help prepare for heat and stormy months ahead

Governor Corbett Signs Historic Chesapeake Bay Agreement

June 17, 2014

Governor Tom Corbett today joined executives from Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to sign the latest iteration of ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for McKean County on June 17, 18

June 17, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will apply treatments the evenings of Tuesday, June 17 in Eldred Borough and Eldred Township and Wednesday, June 18 in Eldred and Kane boroughs, and Eldred ...

DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast Today for Southeastern Pennsylvania

June 17, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Tuesday, June 17, for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery ...

Early morning shooting in Montoursville

5 weeks 2 days ago

According to Pa State Trooper Havens, a shooting occured Sunday morning around 2 A.M. at 424 Weldon St., Montoursville. The PSP report states that a birthday party was being held at that location. The victim, Cody Gorsline, a white 24 year old male from Williamsport, was examining a handgun with the person who was having a birthday, when the weapon went off. more»

Tioga County Crash Fatality Identified

5 weeks 2 days ago

According to Pennsylvania State Police reports, a vehicle accident in Middlebury Twp, Tioga County resulted in the driver's death yesterday, June 14, 2014 around 4:51 P.M. more»

Mansfield woman attempts to contract killers to murder estranged husband

5 weeks 5 days ago

A Mansfield woman is facing charges of solicitation of criminal homicide and a firearms violation after attempting to hire to undercover state troopers to kill her estranged husband.  more»

Deadline to Apply for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Extended, Says Turzai

June 13, 2014

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) would like to let residents know that the deadline to apply for the state’s 2013 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from June 30 to Dec. 31.

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