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Cabin broken into and vandalized and other incidents

5 weeks 6 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

6 weeks 20 hours 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

6 weeks 21 hours 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

August 1, 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 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

6 weeks 2 days 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

6 weeks 2 days 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

6 weeks 2 days 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

6 weeks 4 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

6 weeks 4 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

6 weeks 6 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.

Susquehanna Valley WRAP Customers Can Score Crosscutters Tickets

June 13, 2014

PPL Electric Utilities program offers free energy efficiency upgrades to qualifying customers

Wmspt PD Incident highlight report 6/12/2014

6 weeks 6 days ago

Selected Incidents from the Williamsport Police report from June 12, 2014. more»

PHFA Awards Funding for Two Bradford County Projects

June 13, 2014

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded the approval of $918,226 in state tax credits and $622,406 in PennHOMES funding by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) for two Bradford County development projects. more»

Lieutenant Governor Portrait of Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati Unveiled

June 13, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – This week the Lieutenant Governor Portrait of Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati was unveiled at the State Capitol in Harrisburg.  Senator Scarnati served as Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from November 2008 through January 18, 2011. more»

Mosquito Spraying Set for Crawford County on June 17

June 13, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will apply treatments the evening of Tuesday, June 17, in Cambridge Springs, Crawford County to control adult mosquito populations.
The treatments will ...

New Oil and Gas Permit Fees to go Into Effect June 14

June 13, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) adopted a final rulemaking increasing unconventional well permit fees. The new fees will take ...

Wmspt PD news blotter highlights - June 11, 2014

December 31, 1969

Selected incidents from the report: more»

DEP Hosts Open House for Activities in Streams and Wetlands

June 12, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, for property owners, homeowners, municipalities and small developers ...

Governor Corbett Announces $12.5 Million Available for Energy Development Authority Grants and Loans

June 12, 2014

Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA), an independent public financing authority created in ...

Wmspt PD news blotter highlights - June 10, 2014

7 weeks 1 day ago

Selected incidents from the report: more»

DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Chemical Contamination Cleanup

June 11, 2014

An on-going investigation by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) indicates that a residential area adjacent to the former National Torch Tip plant in O’Hara Township and Aspinwall Borough ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lycoming County on June 12

June 11, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments during the evening hours of Thursday, June 12, in Woodward Township, Lycoming County, to control adult mosquito populations. The rain date ...

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