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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

10 weeks 5 days 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

10 weeks 6 days 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

11 weeks 7 hours 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.

Statement on Legislative Budget & Finance Committee Gaming Study Report

May 7, 2014

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued a statement regarding the gaming study report released by the Legislative Budget & Finance Committee (LBFC): more»

Thompson: Nurses play an essential role in keeping our society healthy and safe

May 7, 2014

Remarks as prepared:

"Mr.Speaker, I rise today to recognize National Nurses Week, which is celebrated annually from May 6th through May 12th.  

Nurses all across the country serve as the first line of defense in the prevention of sickness and injury.   more»

Police report various incidents

11 weeks 17 hours ago

Pennsylvania State Police Montoursville reported the following incidents:

9:30 a.m. April 18, Police reported that a 41-year-old Duboistown man became agitated on two separate occasions and damaged various property and contents at Hope Enterprises as well as struck a caregiver.  more»

PSP Reports on Fatal Crash

11 weeks 1 day ago

Pa State Police Trooper Ryan Golla reported on a fatal car accident that happened early Sunday, May 4, 2014 in the 1300 block of Mahaffey Hollow Road, Woodward Township. Time of the accident is listed as 4:50 AM. more»

Wmspt Mayor Announces Hoops Not Harm Program

11 weeks 1 day ago
Statement from Mayor Campana's office.

Press release from the Mayor of Williamsport received today:

Mayor's last comments about basketball at Memorial Park, new opportunities at Memorial Family Park, and the City's Hoops Not Harm Program more»

Thompson Times Newsletter: Thompson Military Mental Health Bill Picks Up Steam

May 5, 2014


As we move into the spring season, I hope these updates from Washington and across the 5th District find you well. Be sure to keep your calendars close for you will also find information on upcoming deadlines and outreach events. more»

Five people dead in tragic carbon monoxide accident

11 weeks 3 days ago

Saturday in our area began as a quiet, pleasant Spring morning, but quickly turned into a day of tragedy that will likely linger with police and EMS workers for the rest of their lives. more»

National 4-H Conference

May 4, 2014

Hello again Pennsylvania 4-H!  more»

Endings and Beginnings

May 2, 2014

Hey Everybody!
So graduation is almost upon us, for those of us that are graduating this year. And that means that it is time for not only endings but also new beginnings. I just had my first taste of that today. more»

Scarnati: State Applications Now Being Accepted for Clean Diesel Grants

May 2, 2014

Local organizations and municipalities can now apply for grants available through the State Clean Diesel Grant Program, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

The grants are provided to support projects that re-power or retrofit fleet vehicles to curb emissions, purchase and install idle-reduction technology or purchase clean alternative-fuel fleet vehicles. more»

PPL Electric Utilities Warns Customers About Payment Scams

May 2, 2014

Swindlers falsely claiming overdue balances

Statement on Medical Cannabis in Pennsylvania

May 1, 2014

Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued a statement following today’s announcement by Governor Corbett regarding medical cannabis:  more»

PPL Corporation Reports First-Quarter Earnings

May 1, 2014

- Earnings from ongoing operations up 15 percent from 2013, driven by increases in all three regulated business segments.

We are the future of Agriculture

April 30, 2014

Hi All, This month has been very busy for those of us in the agricultural industry. It seems as though the warm weather is upon us so that we can finally get back into the fields and work. April always was a favorite time of the year for me for many reasons. One of those reasons was because everything is alive and full of growth. more»

Let in Rain, Let in Pour!

April 30, 2014

April is such a pretty month. The grass is starting to turn shades of green again, flowers are trying to peak through the ground, and of course it's getting warmer.  Then BANG, it rains.  It just doesn't rain for an hour, or maybe a few hours, no it rains for days.  When the rain comes it always seem to come at the most inconvenient time and place. It has been raining for a good solid two days. more»


April 30, 2014

“4-H is about more than the ribbions and awards… It’s about the people, the experiences, the life-long skills, the memories, the county fair. It’s about being a role model, giving back, and MAKING THE BEST BETTER”

Hello. My name is Nate Repetz, and I want YOU to run for State Council! more»

LG&E and KU Ask KPSC to Put Case for Proposed Natural Gas and Solar Generating Facilities Temporarily On Hold

April 30, 2014

Delay will allow utilities to make the best decision for customers in light of recent municipal actions

DOT Interstate Highway Tolling Plan Bad News for Taxpayers

April 30, 2014

Remarks as prepared:

Mr. Speaker, the U.S Department of Transportation yesterday delivered to Congress a draft highway reauthorization which proposes to remove the prohibition on tolling existing capacity on interstate highways. more»

Challenging Obama Admin on Proposal to Siphon Career and Technical Education Funding for Untested Programs

April 30, 2014

This week, during a House Education & the Workforce Committee hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget for the U.S. Department of Education, I had the opportunity to question U.S. more»

PennFuture: American Lung Association “State of the Air” report speaks to ongoing clean air battle in Pennsylvania - Long list of emissions that must be addressed includes methane

July 23, 2014

(Harrisburg – April 30, 2014) – The American Lung Association (ALA) released today its annual “State of the Air” report and while the U.S. continues to see improvements in air quality thanks to the Clean Air Act, warming temperatures are the likely reason we are still not breathing easy. Forty-seven percent of U.S. more»

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