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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.

PennFuture praises new law to address storm water

August 30, 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

7 weeks 1 day 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

7 weeks 1 day 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.

7 weeks 1 day ago

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

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

7 weeks 1 day 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»

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

7 weeks 3 days ago
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Is it really an emergency?

7 weeks 3 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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7 weeks 2 days 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»

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»

Pedestrian struck, killed in Waterville crash

7 weeks 3 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

Route 220 Resurfacing Project in Sullivan County Starts Next Week

8 weeks 2 days ago

 Montoursville – A nearly $2 million resurfacing project on 4.6 miles of Route 220 in Sullivan County is set to start on Tuesday, July 8. more»

Play It Again

July 2, 2014

Hey PA 4-H!!!!
So apparently at the end of this month we have to take off our jackets and hand over our offices!?!?! No one told me this!!! So I have a question; can we just repeat this year? This year was truly one of the best years of my life and I just want it to keep going!!! And because of this, I decided to make a list of the top 5 reasons why I love state council. more»

Heroin: Combating this Growing Epidemic in Rural Pennsylvania

July 2, 2014

What: The Center for Rural Pennsylvania has announced four public hearings to be held across Pennsylvania to solicit testimony on the increased use of heroin and other opioids. more»

Heroin Crisis Facing Pennsylvania Public Hearing 1

July 2, 2014

CENTER FOR RURAL PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC HEARING
Heroin Crisis Facing Pennsylvania more»

Tioga man killed in crash

8 weeks 2 days ago

A Tioga man was killed in a crash at 8:40 p.m. July 1. 

Richard Smith, 75, of Tioga, was traveling west on Ridge Road when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole, state police Mansfield reported. 

Smith was flown to Robert Packer Hospital where he died from internal injuries. 

Mirabito Says Budget Hurts Rural Pennsylvania

8 weeks 3 days ago
Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Lycoming County

HARRISBURG, June 30 – State Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Lycoming, said he couldn't vote for the 2014-15 state budget because it hurts the quality of life in rural Pennsylvania.

Mirabito said the budget does not restore massive funding cuts to hurting school districts that resulted in increased local property taxes throughout rural Pennsylvania. more»

It's July? I thought it was still June!

July 2, 2014

June was so busy - I didn't even realize it was OVER!
My eleventh grade year finished on the 6th - I even passed Spanish!  Hard to believe I'll be a senior in the fall - and in a year I'll be graduated! more»

Smith Says New State Budget Funds Priorities without Increasing Taxes

July 1, 2014

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) said today that the 2014-15 state budget is a modest spending plan that funds the state’s priorities without increasing taxes or imposing new ones.

It's just goodnight and not goodbye

July 1, 2014

Well Pennsylvania 4-H the 2013-2014 council is down to its last month :(. Let me just say this has been the best year of my life and it is all because of every single PA 4-H member and my council team. During this year I have met tons of new people, tried many new things, and even traveled to new places. more»

PennFuture urges legislature to reject irresponsible budget that will damage public lands

August 30, 2014

Shortsighted management of both the budget and public lands jeopardizes extraordinary assets for future generations; state parks face acute danger of accelerated drilling more»

Informational Resources on the National Flood Insurance Program

July 1, 2014

Included on this page you will find information that individuals can utilize to find out more information about their flood insurance policies, claims and changes to the National Flood Insurance Program.  more»

Tropical System to Hug East Coast Into July Fourth

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8 weeks 4 days ago
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AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- 30 June 2014 --AccuWeather reports a disturbance near Florida is forecast to strengthen and drift northward along the East coast this week, spreading rough surf, gusty winds and drenching downpours. more»

Mirabito says budget hurts rural Pennsylvania

June 30, 2014

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

I Promise I Didn't Sit At Home ALL Month...

June 30, 2014

Hey 4-Hers, HOW DO YOU FEEL!
We feel good, oh we feel so good uh! We feel fine, all of the time uh ahhhhh.... more»

PA Senate Approves Budget Plan for 2014-15

June 30, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Senate today approved a state budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 that invests in education, public safety and provides support for essential social and health services and programs without a tax increase, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23). more»

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