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Bear Harvesting map from the Pennsylvania Game Commission website - http://pgcmaps.pa.gov/bear/index.html
Black bear hunting season was open from November 19 to 23, and Clinton County had the highest harvest followed by Lycoming and Tioga counties, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Clinton and Lycoming counties also were in the top 10 for largest bears harvested. Bear totals were as...
With the holiday shopping season underway, Pennsylvanians will be heading to malls and big box stores in search of the perfect gift for family and friends. Unfortunately, criminals will also be out -- like the Grinch -- looking for easy targets. The Pennsylvania State Police offer the following...

Governor Tom Wolf signs Senate Bill 1202 into law, which will help to limit opioid prescription and overuse. Photo provided by office of Sen. Gene Yaw.
Landmark legislation aimed at curbing Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic was signed into law recently, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-Loyalsock Township). Senate Bill 1202, introduced by Senator Yaw and Senator John Wozniak (D-Johnstown), requires prescribers and dispensers to obtain...
The federal Department of Homeland Security has notified Pennsylvania that state residents will face new restrictions gaining admittance to federal facilities in January because Pennsylvania’s driver’s licenses and IDs are not in full compliance with federal REAL ID requirements. Residents will...
The House Finance Committee approved legislation authored by State Rep. Jeff C. Wheeland (R-Loyalsock Township) which would change the current 40 percent wholesale tax on electronic cigarettes and vapor products and replace it with a 5-cent-per-milliliter retail tax on the vapor liquid only, to...
Legislation limiting the amount of opioids that children may be prescribed won bipartisan approval recently during a meeting of the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, according to the bill’s prime sponsor Senator Gene Yaw (R-Loyalsock Township).  The bill, Senate Bill...
Harrisburg – Exhibitors and visitors from all corners of the Mid-Atlantic arrived to Pennsylvania’s capital city to experience the largest indoor agricultural event in the United States, the Pennsylvania Farm Show, for its centennial year. More than 10,000 competitive exhibits and nearly 300...
  Students awarded nearly $100,000 in Scholarship Funds at the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show   Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation presented 28 college students with $3,500 scholarships on Tuesday, January 12, at the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. “This is...
Negotiations continue as governor acknowledges all items to be negotiated, including liquor and pension reform HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today voted 117-83 for an emergency funding bill aimed at getting state funds to agencies, schools and students, House Republican...
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced the awarding of $5 million to the Williamsport Regional Airport for construction of a new airport terminal, said Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) and Jeff C. Wheeland (R-Lycoming) today. “This is a good...

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