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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

10 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»

Sen. Gene Yaw to Hold Annual Student Government Seminar

May 21, 2014

HARRISBURG – On Thursday, May 22nd, state Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) will host his annual Student Government Seminar. more»

Lock Haven teen reported missing

10 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

11 weeks 1 day 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»

Primary Election is Tuesday - Voting Info

10 weeks 4 days ago
Election Day.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 is Primary Electrion day in Pennsylvania.

Up for grabs is the right to run for state governor this Fall. Some of our area is also voting for State Representative canditates for the 83rd  District, 84th District and the US 10th District. 

Resources: more»

Lycoming County Baseline Groundwater Quality Monitoring Program Rollout

11 weeks 1 day ago

The Lycoming County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the rollout of the County's Baseline Groundwater Quality Monitoring Program at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Commissioners Board Room, first floor of the Executive Plaza, 330 Pine St., Williamsport, PA 17701. more»

Scarnati Urges Local Organizations to Apply for Growing Greener Grants

May 15, 2014

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now accepting applications for Growing Greener grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

Police report various incidents

11 weeks 1 day ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents: more»

Couple allegedly uses Heroin at WalMart then again at the Wmspt Hospital

11 weeks 1 day ago

According to Williamsport police reports Taryn L. Reeser and her boyfriend Kenneth W. Wilkinson were caught using heroin twice yesterday (Wednesday), once at the Montoursville Walmart and then later at the Williamsport Medical Center. more»

Billtown Cab Driver shot early this morning

11 weeks 1 day ago

Williamsport Police responded to a report of a shooting this morning around 5:45 AM in the area of Elmira St. and Glenwood Ave., Williamsport. more»

PA Congressmen Urge U.S. Fish & Wildlife to Reevaluate Proposal to List Northern Long-Eared Bat as Endangered

May 14, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, joined by eight members of the Pennsylvania delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) urging the agencies to reevaluate their proposal to list the Northern Long-Eared Bat as an endangered species. more»

Coalition of 29 Additional National Organizations Announces Support for Thompson MEPS Act

May 13, 2014

Titusville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson, PA-5, announced that 29 additional national organizations have formally endorsed the Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members (MEPS) Act (H.R. more»

Giving the Delaware River Watershed the Attention it Deserves

August 1, 2014

TRENTON, NJ — The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed today applauds Senator Tom Carper for reintroducing the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, a piece of federal legislation that would give a much-needed boost to preservation and restoration efforts in the Basin and help ensure that its vital resources remain available for future generations. more»

Thompson-Langevin Bill Promoting Career Counseling Programs Passes House with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support

May 9, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), Co-Chairmen of the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, applauded today’s passage of an amendment to the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. more»

Police report various incidents

12 weeks 13 hours ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

Mar. 7 to April 28, Police reported that an unknown actor made fradulent charges to a credit card belonging to John Cohick, 66, of Salladasburg. Cohick also had two guns stolen from his residence. The incident is currently under investigation.  more»

Jefferson County Receives State Grant to Expand and Improve Recycling Services

May 9, 2014

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) announced today that the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority has received an $89,100 grant that will significantly expand and simplify recycling services in the county and help to further educate school students and the general public on the methods and benefits of recycling.

SFC Scott Smith Honored by PA House

May 8, 2014

HARRISBURG – Sgt. 1st Class Scott R. Smith, son of Robert and Shirl Smith of Punxsutawney, was posthumously honored by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today for his dedication and courage in serving our nation at home and abroad. more»

Lycoming County Receives Award for Landfill Energy project

12 weeks 1 day ago
Pictured, from left, are Lycoming County Commissioner Jeff Wheeland; state Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township; and county Commissioners Tony Mussare and Ernie Larson.

A partnership between Lycoming County, the Federal Bureau of Prisons and PPL Renewable Energy has resulted in an environmental award for the county’s landfill gas-to-energy project. The Lycoming County landfill gas-to-energy plant earned the Pennsylvania Governor’s award for Environmental Excellence from the Department of Environmental Protection. “Th more»

Statement on Resolutions Holding Former IRS Official In Contempt; Calling for Special Counsel to Investigate IRS Allegations

May 7, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, today voted to support H. Res. 574, a resolution holding former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois G. Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and H. Res. 565, a resolution calling on Attorney General Eric H. more»

Police report various incidents

12 weeks 2 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

4:30 p.m. April 15, Police reported that Travis Caverly, 23, took a stereo belonging to the victim and sold it for $30. Caverly is an admitted drug user and admitted to taking and pawning the stereo. Charges have been filed.  more»

Mirabito to hold May 1 town hall meeting

May 7, 2014

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

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