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 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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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.
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»
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»
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.