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Two arrested for heroin use

14 weeks 5 days 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

14 weeks 5 days 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

14 weeks 5 days 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

14 weeks 5 days 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

14 weeks 6 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

15 weeks 17 hours 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

15 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

15 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

15 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

15 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

15 weeks 5 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

15 weeks 5 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

September 3, 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

16 weeks 4 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.

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