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Additional Details on Tuesday morning's Newberry Homicide

5 weeks 1 day ago

More information has been received regarding the death of a 16 year old black male in Newberry, Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at about half past Midnight. more»

Yaw Announces $500,000 PEDA Grant for Robert Packer Hospital

October 22, 2014

HARRISBURG – Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre Borough, Bradford County, will be the recipient of a $500,000 Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) Advanced Energy grant, according to state Senator Gene Yaw (R-23). more»

Scarnati: State Legislature Approves Legislation to Help with the Search for Eric Frein

October 22, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – The Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives have unanimously approved legislation which will help provide the Pennsylvania State Police with additional help searching for Eric Frein, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

Pitt study: Air pollution linked to autism in southwestern Pennsylvania

November 27, 2014

New research shows correlation between exposures to toxic air pollutants and autism spectrum disorders

(Pittsburgh — October 22, 2014) — Preliminary results from a groundbreaking study from the University of Pittsburgh show a significant correlation between exposure to toxic air pollutants during pregnancy and a child’s early years of life and the development of autism spectrum diso more»

MoJo Active Expands Team & Expertise

5 weeks 2 days ago
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WATSONTOWN, PA – MoJo Active, Inc. has welcomed three new employees to its team, further expanding the company’s range of integrated marketing solutions. more»

Media Advisory: Rep. Marino to Host Small Business Innovation Event

October 21, 2014

 

FOR IMMIEDIATE RELEASE

October 21, 2014

Rep. Marino to Host Small Business Innovation Event more»

Wmspt PD statement on a Criminal Homicide

5 weeks 2 days ago

Press Release: Captain Michael Orwig

On Tuesday October 21, 2014 at about 00:26 hours City Officers were sent to the 2300 block of Dove Court in the Newberry Section of Williamsport for an unresponsive male in the alley.  more»

Commonwealth Financing Authority Approves Funding for Lycoming County Projects

October 21, 2014

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that two Lycoming County grant requests totaling $295,847 have been approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). more»

Scarnati Announces State Grants Approved for Local Energy, Trail and Water & Sewer Projects

October 21, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved a total of $2,086,132 for six energy, trail and water and sewer projects in the 25th Senatorial District, announced Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

65 Pennsylvania Sporting Groups Back EPA Carbon Pollution Limits

November 27, 2014

"As stewards for future generations, it is our obligation to conserve land and water resources."

October 21, 2014 — Groups representing millions of hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts are speaking out in support of climate action, releasing a letter in support of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. more»

Scarnati Supports Legislation to Protect Children from Predators in Schools

October 21, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – The State Senate has unanimously approved legislation that would prevent teachers, coaches and staff who have been investigated, dismissed or disciplined for abuse or sexual misconduct from moving to another school without disclosure, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

House Continues Focus on Education

October 20, 2014

HARRISBURG – In a series of education-focused bills passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this session, including this week, the chamber continued its commitment to excellence in education that has been a hallmark for House Republicans since gaining the majority nearly four years ago.

DEP Fines Regency Marcellus Gas Gathering LLC More Than $300,000 for Pipeline Construction Violations in Three Counties

October 20, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has fined Regency Marcellus Gas Gathering LLC of San Antonio, Texas, $306,570 for multiple violations of the Clean Streams Law, Dam ...

DEP to Host Public Meeting, Hearing on Falls Township Waste Facility

October 20, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting and hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 10, regarding the proposed Elcon Recycling Services liquid hazardous waste treatment facility ...

Bipartisan Congressional Career & Technical Education Caucus to Hold Field Hearing in Harrisburg, PA

October 17, 2014

 

Washington, D.C. – Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Career & Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson will hold a field hearing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on October 24, 2014. more»

Scarnati: Senate Passes Legislation to Protect Second Amendment Rights

October 17, 2014

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(HARRISBURG) – The Senate approved legislation on Thursday to protect Pennsylvanians’ Second Amendment rights by preventing local jurisdictions from imposing firearms ordinances that are more restrictive than state laws, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Legislative #FAIL: PA House and Senate side with special interests as both chambers fail to protect their constituents and the environment

November 27, 2014

(Harrisburg — October 15, 2014) — This week, the Pennsylvania legislature passed two bills that will
harm the water and air of Pennsylvanians. more»

$2.25 Million State Grant Awarded for Project at Little Toby Creek

October 16, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) has issued the following statement regarding a state grant awarded to support flood protection at Little Toby Creek, in Brockway, Jefferson County. more»

Scarnati Supports Legislation to Create Prescription Drug Monitoring Database

October 16, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – The Senate today gave final approval to legislation that would help to save lives and prevent prescription drug abuse by creating a confidential prescription drug monitoring database in Pennsylvania, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Governor Corbett Announces $2.25 Million to Improve Flood Protection in Jefferson County

October 15, 2014

Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded more than $2.25 million to HRI, Inc. of State College to rehabilitate a 50-year-old levee structure ...

Intoxicated man ejected from vehicle during crash

6 weeks 10 hours ago

A Dushore man was seriously injured after being partially ejected from his vehicle following an early morning accident Oct. 11.  more»

Wmspt Mayor comments on high County Jail numbers

6 weeks 1 day ago

This week, Mayor Campana was notified that overcrowding at the Lycoming County Prison peaked last month with an average daily population of 387. This figure is the highest monthly average on record.  According to Campana, “The Williamsport Bureau of Police continues to work hard in keeping our citizens safe. more»

Senate Approves Bill Requiring State-Specific Carbon Reduction Plan

October 15, 2014

Statement by Senator Gene Yaw, Chairman of the Sen more»

Rep. Marino Seeks Frieden Resignation & Complete Travel Ban from Ebola-affected Countries

October 15, 2014

 

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October 15, 2014

Rep. Marino Seeks Frieden Resignation & Complete Travel Ban from Ebola-affected Countries more»

Thompson Receives National Association of Manufacturers ‘Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence’

October 15, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has awarded U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence for votes supporting American manufacturing during the 113th Congress. more»

Sen. Yaw Announces CCPP Funding for Senate District

October 15, 2014

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced several Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP) grants awarded throughout his Senatorial District. more»

Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Awards $50,000 in Mini-Grants

6 weeks 1 day ago
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Susquehanna Greenway Signage and Interpretation  is the theme of a new mini-grant program offered by the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP). more»

DEP Announces New Chesapeake Bay Program Coordinator

October 14, 2014

 The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently hired Kristen Wolf as its new Chesapeake Bay Program Coordinator to oversee the state’s progress and efforts toward improving the ...

DEP to Hold Meeting and Public Hearing on Proposed Easton Compressor Station

October 14, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today it will hold an informal meeting, followed by a public hearing, on Monday, Nov. 10, to discuss an air quality plan approval submitted by ...

Yaw Announces $3.8 Million for Housing Improvement Projects in 23rd Senate District

October 14, 2014

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today lauded the recent announcement by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) that $3.8 million in Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) funding will be directed back to his Senate District to improve housing availability and affordability. more»

Senator Yaw Responds to Towanda Daily Review Editorial

October 14, 2014

Dear Editor:

A recent editorial, “From sunlight into darkness” dated September 26th, regarding proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law completely missed the mark. more»

DEP Fines Lawrence County Company for Storage Tank Violations

October 13, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has fined Reed Oil Company $62,470 for 21 violations of the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act.
On Aug. 19, 2013 an above ground ...

Three injured following crash

6 weeks 5 days ago

A crash left three men injured in the early hours of Oct. 3.  more»

Marino Joins Letter to Urge Obama for Tougher Actions Against Ebola

October 10, 2014

 

For Immediate Release

October 9, 2014

Rep. Marino Joins Letter to Urge Obama for Tougher Actions Against Ebola more»

Scarnati Amends Legislation to Increase Penalties for Impersonating a Physician

October 10, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – Legislation that now includes an increase to penalties for impersonating a physician in Pennsylvania, was unanimously passed by the Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Lycoming County Commissioner statement on fake invoice

7 weeks 2 hours ago
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WILLIAMSPORT – Today, Lycoming County Commissioner Tony Mussare responded at a press conference held at Pine Street Executive Plaza about a campaign mailer titled “Lycoming County Invoice” that was mailed to Lycoming County residents claiming to be sent from Lycoming County Commissioners. This mailer was not a real bill or a real invoice, and was not sent by the County. more»

Marino, Dent Push Pennsylvania to Clear Path for Ridesharing

October 9, 2014

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October 9, 2014

Marino, Dent Push Pennsylvania to Clear Path for Ridesharing more»

Senators Scarnati and Pileggi Comment on the Passing of Senator Mike Waugh

October 8, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Senator Mike Waugh: more»

Clean Water Proposal to Benefit PA Waters, Wildlife

November 27, 2014

This statement was released by the National Wildlife Federation on behalf of the NWF, PennFuture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Fly Fishers Paradise, and the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited.

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