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PPL Electric Utilities Proposes to Update Electric Meters

June 30, 2014

New meters would improve service to electric customers

Statement on SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Ruling

June 30, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Banking & Insurance Committee Chairman Don White (R-41) have issued the following joint statement regarding the Supreme Court of the United States Hobby Lobby ruling:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby is a monumental victory for Religious Freedom in our country. more»

It's June Already??

June 30, 2014

Hello Pennsylvania 4-H!

Where has all the time gone?! It's hard to believe that I am officially a high school graduate about to begin the next phase in my life. I feels like yesterday I just started Kindergarten. In the coming days, I am going to be attending my New Student Orientation at Penn State and cannot stress how nervous I am! more»

Williamsport July 4th Activities

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4 weeks 2 days ago
Raising the Flag for Williamsport's July 4th celebration in a previous year. Photo Provided by Terry Moore.

WILLIAMSPORT — The City of Williamsport, along with Backyard Broadcasting, will host the annual "Set the Night to Music Fireworks Celebration" on Friday, July 4, beginning at 3 p.m. in downtown Williamsport. more»

DEP Awards Two Mine Reclamation Contracts in Centre, Clearfield Counties Totaling Nearly $900,000

June 30, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $789,995 contract for the Beauty Camp Far West abandoned mine reclamation project in Burnside and Snow Shoe townships, ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Crawford County on July 1, 2014

June 30, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Tuesday, July 1st, in  Cambridge Springs, Crawford County to control adult mosquito populations.
The treatments ...

DEP Announces Energy Development Authority Funding Workshops in Western PA

June 30, 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 to ...

Police investigating early morning shooting

4 weeks 4 days ago

Williamsport Bureau of Police is currently investigating a shooting that took place at about 2:23 a.m. June 28 in the 600 block of Second Street, leaving one injured. 

Investigators have been following all available leads and are conducting numerous interviews as information becomes available.  more»

An Ode to 4-H Camp!

June 28, 2014

“I’m a super 4-Her! Betcha don’t know what I can do. Got 4 leaves and a motto too, got green pride runnin through and through”-the Best Camp Song Ever

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Senate Environmental Committee Holds Hearing on EPA’s Clean Energy Policy

June 27, 2014

HARRISBURG – The state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Sen. more»

DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Cleanup Plan for Former Tunnelton Liquids Site

June 27, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection is moving to halt the potential uncontrolled release of untreated water and sludge from the former Tunnelton Liquids Company (TLC) site in Tunnelton, Indiana ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for McKean County on June 30

June 27, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, June 30, in Port Allegany, McKean County, to control adult mosquito populations.
The treatments will be administered ...

It's Summer Time!!!!

June 26, 2014

Hello Pennsylvania 4-H, more»

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 ...

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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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 31, 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»

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