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

13 weeks 5 days 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

13 weeks 1 day 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

13 weeks 5 days 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

13 weeks 5 days ago

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

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

13 weeks 6 days 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

13 weeks 6 days 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 20, 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

14 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

14 weeks 5 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

14 weeks 6 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.

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

15 weeks 1 hour 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

15 weeks 15 hours 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

15 weeks 15 hours 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»

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