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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

11 weeks 5 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:
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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

12 weeks 4 hours 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

August 22, 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

12 weeks 1 day ago

May 28, 2014 more»

Center for Rural Pennsylvania announces hearings on Heroin use

12 weeks 1 day 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»

Senator Scarnati and Speaker Smith Announce $2 Million Awarded for Museum Grants

May 29, 2014

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»

Senator Scarnati and Lt. Governor Cawley Assess Massive Flooding in Elk County

May 27, 2014

(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»

Williamsport Police Summer Park Detail funded by DA Office

12 weeks 3 days ago
Wmspt Police car in Memorial Park recently.

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»

Car crashes into hunting lodge

12 weeks 3 days ago

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»

Highlights from the Wmspt Police blotter

12 weeks 3 days ago

Incidents reported over part the Memorial Weekend include: more»

Mayor Campana announces Christian Care Community on Drug Prevention

12 weeks 3 days ago
Wmspt Mayor Camapana

From Mayor Campana's office: more»

Time Flies!!

May 25, 2014

Hello Pennsylvania 4-H, more»

Prom!:)

May 25, 2014

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»

Environmental organizations respond to Gov. Corbett's lifting of executive order prohibiting leasing of public lands for natural gas drilling

August 22, 2014

(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»

Route 15 Fatal accident details

13 weeks 4 hours ago

Pennsylvania State Police have released details about Thursday's fatal vehicle accident on Route 15 on Penny Hill, near Montgomery, Pa. more»

Two arrested for heroin use

13 weeks 17 hours ago

Nathan Edward Fry, 22, and Brooks Alexander Borgess, 24, entered an apatment on Clayton Avenue in Loyalsock Township without permission and proceeded to ingest heroin, according to state police. 

They were found by the tenant who contacted 911 when he found Borgess unresponsive. Numerous items of drug paraphernalia belonging to Borgess and Fry were located in the apartment.  more»

Two arrested in connection with meth lab

13 weeks 17 hours ago

Two men were arrested after being connected to a meth lab. 

Pennsylvania State Police Office Mitchel McMunn arrested Josh Moser, 32, of Hughesville, and Bruce Woodcock, 34, of Williamsport, on May 1.  more»

News Release: House Passes Thompson-Ryan Military Mental Health Screening Legislation

May 22, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Tim Ryan (D-OH), joined by a diverse group of supporting organizations, held a press conference to discuss the Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members (MEPS) Act (H.R. more»

House Passes Thompson Bill to Improve Military Mental Health Screening

May 22, 2014

House passes new mental health screening for recruits
By Travis J. Tritten
Stars and Stripes
Published: May 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — New mental health screening that supporters say could help stem the high rate of military suicides or even stop shooting rampages passed the House on Thursday as part of the massive 2015 defense budget. more»

Wmspt Police announce arraignment of Suspect in Cabbie shooting

13 weeks 1 day ago

The Williamsport Bureau of Police have identified and are charging the individual responsible for the shooting of Eugene Phillips a cab driver with the Billtown cab driver during the early morning hours of Thursday May 15th.  more»

DEP Awards $944,819 Mine Reclamation Contract in Clearfield County

13 weeks 1 day ago

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $944,819 contract for the Salem Church abandoned mine reclamation project in Boggs and Bradford townships, Clearfield County. more»

MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Conference on Bipartisan Military Mental Health Screening Bill

May 21, 2014

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 9:15AM, U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) will hold a press conference to discuss the Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members (MEPS) Act (H.R. more»

Thompson-Cosponsored VA Management and Accountability Act Passes House of Representatives

May 21, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, today voted to support H.R. 4031, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Management Accountability Act.  Thompson, a cosponsor of H.R. 4031, issued the following statement after the legislation passed the House by a vote of 390 to 33. more»

PPL Electric Utilities Posts Quarterly Price to Compare

May 21, 2014

Company encourages all customers to shop for electric supply

Montgomery man accused of rape

13 weeks 2 days ago

A 22-year-old Montgomery man was arrested by state police for rape and sexual assault on April 20. 

According to police, Caleb Harper assaulted an 18-year-old woman on Gap Road in Washington Township. Harper is also being charged with indecent aggravated assault and furnishing alcohol to minors.  more»

Lock Haven teen reported missing

13 weeks 3 days ago

James Michael Lund, 14, has been reported missing by State Police.  more»

Senator Scarnati: Oswayo Fish Hatchery Will Remain Open

May 19, 2014

In its June 2014 issue, Pennsylvania Game & Fish magazine mistakenly printed a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) January 2013 press release which announced that the PFBC voted to close two state fish hatcheries, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

WVIA-TV joins statewide broadcast to address heroin crisis in Pennsylvania

14 weeks 18 hours ago
State Wide Broadcast regarding the Heroin crisis in Pennsylvania.

Heroin use in Pennsylvania has reached epidemic proportions. Once thought to be found only in cities, these dangerous drugs are now readily available in rural and suburban neighborhoods, and young people are at particular risk. WVIA presents "Heroin: A Commonwealth Crisis" a live interactive program from Penn State Public Media on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8 p.m. on WVIA-TV. more»

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