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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

12 weeks 6 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

12 weeks 6 days ago

Wmspt Police incident highlights - June 4, 2013 more»

Recycling phone-call survey coming in June

12 weeks 6 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

12 weeks 6 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»

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

13 weeks 12 hours ago

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

September 2, 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

13 weeks 2 days 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

13 weeks 2 days 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

13 weeks 3 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

13 weeks 4 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

September 2, 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

13 weeks 5 days ago

May 28, 2014 more»

Center for Rural Pennsylvania announces hearings on Heroin use

13 weeks 5 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»

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

14 weeks 10 hours 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

14 weeks 13 hours 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

14 weeks 13 hours ago

Incidents reported over part the Memorial Weekend include: more»

Mayor Campana announces Christian Care Community on Drug Prevention

14 weeks 1 day 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

September 2, 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»

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