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Get the news live, as it happens, by listening to a person's police scanner hooked up to a computer (location: Williamsport, PA)

Summertime is Finally Here!

June 30, 2014

Well obviously summer is greatly upon us now.  Which I may add is my favorite time of year.  Why wouldn't it be? Summertime for me means early mornings and late nights, campfires, livestock shows, and just being outdoors. more»

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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9 weeks 7 hours 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»

Police investigating early morning shooting

9 weeks 2 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»

It's Summer Time!!!!

June 26, 2014

Hello Pennsylvania 4-H, more»

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»

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

10 weeks 5 hours 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»

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

10 weeks 3 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

10 weeks 4 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

10 weeks 4 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

September 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!:)

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»

Bear in road causes crash

10 weeks 5 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

10 weeks 6 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

10 weeks 6 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»

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