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Suspected Shooter taken into Custody

7 weeks 3 days ago
Wmspt PD report - authorities in High Point North Carolina have taken Rashwan Jeffrey Williams into custody today.

The Williamsport Bureau of Police would like to announce that authorities in High Point North Carolina have taken Rashwan Jeffrey Williams into custody moments ago. Williams is the individual charged in connection with the June 1st shooting death of Aaron Cody Lowry of North Carolina outside the Lamp House Hookah Lounge in the 400 block of West Third St. more»

2013 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee Revenue Being Distributed

June 6, 2014

The 25th Senatorial District will receive a total of $24,471,926.46 from 2013 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee revenues, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Wmspt PD news blotter June 5, 2014

7 weeks 3 days ago

The following incidents (and more) were reported in Williamsport:

  • Hit & Run - 400 Block Washington Blvd.
  • Hit & Run - Market St & Greenwod Ave.
  • Theft: 700 Block W. 4th st.
  • Hit & Run - 2200 Block of reach Road
  • Underage / DUI - 900 Block of Railway St (Youngs Woods Park)
  • Shoplifting - 1200 Block W. 4th St.

Car spins out of control, strikes tree and other incidents

7 weeks 4 days ago

Todd Mack, 22, of Williamsport, was traveling west in his vehicle at 2:40 a.m. June 2 on Route 54 in Clinton Township when he lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a left curve in the roadway, state police reported. 

Mack's vehicle traveled off the north shoulder of the road and impacted a tree head on. The vehicle spun clockwise before coming to final rest.  more»

Wmspt PD Incident highlight report 6/4/2014

7 weeks 4 days ago

Selected Incidents listed in the Williamsport Police Blotter report for June 4, 2014.  more»

PA Senate Passes Legislation to Further Protect Children

June 4, 2014

(HARRISBURG) -  The State Senate today approved legislation to further protect Pennsylvania children from sexual abuse and impose a mandatory minimum sentence for murder of a child, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati explained that House Bill 112 was passed by the full Senate by a vote of 45 to 1. more»

Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Electric and Natural Gas Safety?

June 4, 2014

LG&E and KU encourage customers to review electric and natural gas safety tips during National Safety Month

New group launches march and rally in Memorial Park

7 weeks 5 days ago
Memorial Park - former BB court

In response to Mayor Campana's removal of the basketball courts in Memorial Park, the group Williamsport Proud will demonstrate "Unity in the Community". more»

Wmspt Police blotter highlights - June 4, 2014

7 weeks 5 days ago

Wmspt Police incident highlights - June 4, 2013 more»

Recycling phone-call survey coming in June

7 weeks 5 days ago

Recycling phone-call survey coming in June  In June, an interviewer from the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin and Marshall College will call randomly selected Lycoming County residents to ask them to participate in an important, short survey as part of the county’s ongoing planning efforts about recycling and waste disposal.  more»

Wmpt area Heroin Summit scheduled for June 13, 2014 by Mayor

7 weeks 5 days ago
Photo courtesy of WikiMedia / Wikipedia

Mayor Campana has announced that there will be a Heroin Summit on June 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Sechler Community Room in City Hall. “Over sixty citizens representing many community organizations have been invited to discuss the effects of heroin on our community.  State and federal officials have been invited to listen to our concerns.” more»

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lycoming County on June 6

June 4, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will apply treatments during the daytime hours of Friday, June 6, in Woodward Township, Lycoming County, to control adult mosquito populations. The rain ...

Smith Announces Marcellus Shale Impact Fees Returned to Jefferson, Indiana and Armstrong Counties

June 3, 2014

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) today announced that more than $2 million in Marcellus Shale impact fees would be returned to Jefferson, Indiana and Armstrong counties and to municipalities within each of these counties.

LG&E & KU Energy Recognized By CIO Magazine As One Of The CIO 100 Award Winners

June 3, 2014

Honorees to receive award during CIO 100 symposium & awards ceremony

Police investigate jewelry theft

7 weeks 6 days ago

An unknown actor removed several jewelry items from a Linden woman's residence.  more»

Senate Bills 1256, 1262 and 1355

June 3, 2014

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee Meeting
to Consider Bills

June 3, 2014 – 9:30 a.m.

Room 8EB
Agenda more»

Living in Fast-Forward

June 2, 2014

“The body’s a temple, that’s what were taught, but I’ve treated this one like an old honky tonk…. Cause I been living in fast-forward, hillbilly rock star out of control. I’ve been living in fast-forward, now I need to rewind real slow” –Kenny Chesney more»

Wait...what?

June 2, 2014

So, where did this year go? I'm honestly not sure. At the beginning of the year, I was apprehensive about this new family that I was suddenly a member of. And now I honestly cannot imagine my life without these 11 Ah-MAZING people!!!! more»

EPA carbon pollution standard a win for public health and the economy, says PennFuture

July 29, 2014

President Obama has "accepted the moral imperative to act on climate"

(Harrisburg — June 2, 2014) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed a rule to cut carbon pollution from existing U.S. power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. more»

Destination: GRADUATION!

June 1, 2014

TO THE CLASS OF 2014!CONGRATULATIONS! We made it! more»

Wmspt PD announce arrest warrant for early morning shooting suspect

8 weeks 1 day ago
Rashwan Jeffrey Williams of Philadelphia - Suspect in recent Williamsport, Pa data shooting. Photo provided by Wmspt Police

The Williamsport Bureau of Police have obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect in this mornings fatal shooting in the 400 block of West Fourth street. The suspect is Rashwan Jeffrey Williams of Philadelphia. The warrant is for an open count of homicide. Williams is considered armed and dangerous. more»

coming get to an end :(

June 1, 2014

This has been a very eye opening month! With high school coming to an end soon and my council term coming to an end it's all overwhelming. I haven't realized how much council has impacted me until we were at our meeting and started going over state days scripts and filming our farewell videos. more»

30 year old male fatally shot in Wmspt this morning

8 weeks 1 day ago

From the Wmspt Bureau of Police: June 1, 2014 - 

The Williamsport Bureau of Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at approximately 0236 am in the 400 block of West Third St in front of the Lamp house Hookah Lounge. more»

State Achievement Days

May 31, 2014

Greetings once again Pennsylvania 4-H!  more»

You Live and You Learn!

May 31, 2014

Everyday it seems like something new can be learned.  My pap is, well you get how old, and still learns something new each day he says.  As this school year comes to a close I've been writing in a lot of yearbooks and reflecting back on the year.  As I think back there is some much I have learned and I'm not just talking about the math, biology, and chemistry I was forced to learn. more»

Man ejected from motorcycle, killed in 220 crash

8 weeks 2 days ago

A Huntingdon man was killed in a crash Friday afternoon on Route 220 in Lamar Township. 

Bert McBrayer, 69, of Huntingdon was traveling north on Route 220 in the area of Auction Road on a Suzuki Intruder 1400 motorcycle, Pennsylvania State Police Department Lamar reported.  more»

Good bye May 2014! Hello SUMMER!!

May 30, 2014

May sped by and I'm still wondering where it went but when I stop to think about what I did this month I start to see why it seems like such a blur.   more»

Statement on Flooding Disaster Assistance

May 30, 2014

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued the following statement regarding disaster assistance for Elk County flood victims:
more»

Thompson Announces Winners of the 5th District’s 2014 High School Art Competition

May 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson, PA-5, announced that Kenneth Schultz III, a junior at DuBois Area High School, Clearfield County, PA, is the winner of the 5th District’s 2014 High School Art Competition. As the First Place recipient, Kenneth’s artwork, a charcoal piece titled “Objects in the Mirror,” will hang in the U.S. more»

PSP Releases details on Thursday night's Route 44 S & Route 654 crash

8 weeks 3 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police, Montoursville, have released details on Thursday night's head on crash. more»

Public health and environmental advocates to hold telepresser on Pennsylvania health benefits of proposed EPA carbon pollution rule

July 29, 2014

Local public health advocates, environmental groups and religious leaders will host a telephone press conference on June 3 at 11 a.m.to discuss a newly announced Presidential proposal to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants, a significant contributor to climate change. more»

Wmspt Police Blotter highlights

8 weeks 4 days ago

May 28, 2014 more»

Center for Rural Pennsylvania announces hearings on Heroin use

8 weeks 4 days ago
State Senator Gene Yaw

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania's Board of Directors, has announced three public hearings to be held across Pennsylvania to solicit testimony on the increased use of heroin and other opioids. more»

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania announces hearings to discuss options to curb surge in heroin use

May 29, 2014

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania’s Board of Directors,  has announced three public hearings to be held across Pennsylvania to solicit testimony on the increased use of heroin and other opioids.  Information from the hearings will be used to develop legislative policies that may help to curb the use of these dangerous narcotics impacting r more»

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