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Crash kills Loganton woman

4 weeks 6 days ago

A fatal crash occurred at 6:55 p.m. on March 18, police reported. 

Sharon R. Miller, 55, of Loganton, was traveling west on Summer Mountain Road in Logan Township, when her vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.  more»

Tickets On Sale for Philly Farm & Food Fest!

March 19, 2014

Fest is a unique opportunity for local farmers and producers to connect with thousands (this year upwards of 5,000 are expected) of visitors offering samples and products for sale while enjoying a full schedule of informative presentations and workshops. more»

PPL Montana Morony Dam Improvements to Protect River Habitat, Public Safety

March 19, 2014

Enhancements include new signage and river cable to restrict access below dam

Police report various incidents

5 weeks 8 hours ago

Pennsylvania State Police Montoursville reported the following incidents:

Feb. 12 to Feb. 17, Police reported that three checks from Santander Bank valued at $85 were used at Morrey's Tavern on E. Third Street in Loyalsock Township. Charges are pending development of suspects. more»

Statement on Letter Sent to the PA Game Commission

March 18, 2014

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Representative Martin Causer (R-67) have issued the following statement regarding the attached letter sent to the PA Game Commission: more»

Thompson Announces 2014 Congressional High School Art Competition

March 18, 2014

BELLEFONTE – U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson, PA-5, today announced the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, which aims to showcase the artistic talents of high school students from Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District.  The competition is open to students, grades 9-12, who are residents of the 5th District. more»

DEP Secures Additional Public Input Opportunity on Application for Gas Well Spacing Units

March 18, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that its proposal to provide additional public input opportunity on an Application for Gas Well Spacing Units, or spacing order, received ...

Donetta M. D’Innocenzo Confirmed as Pennsylvania Senate Chief Clerk

March 17, 2014

Donetta M. D’Innocenzo was unanimously confirmed today as the Chief Clerk for the Pennsylvania State Senate.  D’Innocenzo is the first woman to be sworn-in as Chief Clerk of the Pennsylvania State Senate, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

Military Skills Transfer to Job Opportunities at LG&E and KU

March 17, 2014

Utilities hiring active and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces

Statement on Clear Creek Bridge Re-Opening

March 14, 2014

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) issued the following statement regarding the re-opening of the Clear Creek Bridge in Jefferson County: more»

Police report various incidents

5 weeks 4 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Montoursvill reported the following incidents: more»

Scarnati Urges Volunteer Fire Companies to Apply For Grants

March 14, 2014

Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) is encouraging local volunteer fire companies to apply for state grants to help with training and equipment purchases to fight brush and forest fires. more»

DEP Fines Vogel Holding Inc. Subsidiaries More Than $1.2 Million

March 14, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it has levied more than $1.2 million in fines against Seneca Landfill Inc. and Vogel Disposal Services Inc., both subsidiaries of ...

DEP Advocates for Additional Public Input Opportunity on Application for Gas Well Spacing Units

March 14, 2014

 
Harrisburg – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has submitted a proposal for an additional hearing to provide more opportunity for public input on an Application for Gas ...

Trout Stocking Schedules Available, Says Smith

March 13, 2014

HARRISBURG – With trout season opening Saturday, April 12, House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson, Indiana, Armstrong) announced today that his district offices in Punxsutawney and Brookville are supplied with free copies of 2014 trout stocking schedules.

Police report incidents

5 weeks 5 days ago

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

PA House Votes to Condemn Academic Bigotry

March 13, 2014

HARRISBURG – Universities are special places for open debate and a free exchange of differing ideas, but the American Studies Association (ASA) believes differently, House Majority Leader, Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) said today, as he announced the united opposition of the full House of Representatives to the ASA’s boycott against the State of Israel and Israeli academic institutions.

Bill Ending Exemption Allowing Stalking, Harassment and Threats of Violence Heads to Senate

March 13, 2014

HARRISBURG – Highlighting a special state criminal code exception for business management and labor unions in the Commonwealth, the House voted to prohibit stalking, harassment and threats of violence for everyone, House Majority Leader Rep. Mike Turzai said today.

Millionaire Strolling Strings perform at state Capitol

March 13, 2014

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

Office of Attorney General Responds to Yaw Letter

March 13, 2014

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that the Office of Attorney General has responded to his letter requesting an official inquiry into the post-production cost deduction practices of Chesapeake Energy.

In a response letter received, the Attorney Generals Office stated: more»

Yaw Encourages Fire Companies to Apply for Funding

March 12, 2014

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) is encouraging local fire companies within his Senatorial District (Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union) to apply for the Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant Program administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. more»

The Mystique of River Ice

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5 weeks 6 days ago

This Winter the West Branch of the Susquehanna River froze completely over in many places. Having grown up beside the river, the ice fascinates me. more»

Make Electrical Safety a Work of Art

March 12, 2014

PPL Electric Utilities announces poster contest for students K-8

Sen. Yaw Landowner Protection Bills Approved by Senate Committee

March 12, 2014

HARRISBURG – Legislation aimed at expanding the rights of landowners who are currently leased with natural gas companies was approved today by the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, according to Committee Chairman Gene Yaw (R-23).

The legislation, known as the Oil and Gas Lease Protection Package, consisted of three bills: more»

Police report various incidents

6 weeks 10 hours ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

2:10 a.m. Feb. 26, Police reported that Scott Boyles, 26, of Montoursville, committed motor vehicle violations. After a traffic stop, Boyles was arrested for DUI.  more»

SB 1155, 1236, 1237, 1238, 1254

March 11, 2014

Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 11, at 9:30 am in Room 8EB

Agenda

The purpose of the meeting will be to consider the following bills: more»

Police report various incidents

6 weeks 18 hours ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

Dec. 27 to Feb. 26, Police reported taht an unknown actor entered a farm house at the intersection of Sulky and Funston Roads belonging to Harold Gardner, of Milliville, and took various copper plumbing and several decorative wooden picture frames. The actor then fled the scene.  more»

Police report fatal crash

6 weeks 1 day ago

At 7 a.m. Mar. 10, a vehicle driven by Gerard Kineard, 46, of Germantown, was traveling north on State Route 220 when it traveled off the west side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a tree on the west berm and then traveled back onto the roadway and onto the east berm where it came to rest, facing north.  more»

Wmspt Bureau of Police offers Citizens Police Academy classes

6 weeks 1 day ago

Have you ever wondered why policeman never smile?  Mainstream media would leave the public to believe that it is because policeman are a bunch of overpaid Neanderthals who do nothing but complain that they are not paid enough for the thrilling work that they do. more»

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