(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»
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»
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»
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.
“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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
HARRISBURG – Museums and historical societies in Pennsylvania have been awarded a total of $2 million for 130 grants, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Speaker of the House Sam Smith (R-66). more»
(RIDGWAY) - Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) joined Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley in Elk County today to meet with local officials and emergency management personnel to assess local flood damage. more»
With the unofficial kickoff of summer, Lycoming County District Attorney Eric R. Linhardt has again this year allocated drug forfeiture money to fund Williamsport Police Officers to work community policing details in our City's parks. The summer park detail, initiated in 2009 by District Attorney Linhardt in cooperation with the Williamsport Bureau of Police, is in its 5th year. more»
A Trout Run man was driving in Lewis Township when his car left the roadway and struck a hunting lodge.
According to State Police, Michael Marshallick, 34, of Trout Run, was traveling east on Slacks Run Road at 9:25 p.m. May 20, negotiating a left curve, when the vehicle traveled off of the south side of the roadway and struck a hunting lodge with its right front corner. more»
On Friday May 23, 2014 I had my senior prom! I was really excited to go to my last prom but also sad too because prom is one of things I will actually miss when I go off to college. Our theme for more»
(Harrisburg – May 23, 2014) – Governor Tom Corbett's decision to lift a three-year-old moratorium to expand leasing of public lands for gas development underscores the short-sighted nature of his stewardship of our natural resources. more»