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Zay Weekend – Day One – Videos tell the Story

READER WARNING: The following story contains explicit content and the videos contain foul language as well as content that may offend some readers and viewers. Staff Reports News@TalkWilliamsport.com Local basketball standout and current member of the Brooklyn Nets, Alize Johnson hosted a community event last weekend at the basketball courts he dedicated a few years ago … [Read More...]

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Zay Weekend – Day One – Videos tell the Story

READER WARNING: The following story contains explicit content and the videos contain foul language as well as content that may offend some readers and … [Read More...]

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Congressman Keller raises concerns over growing energy costs, future of American energy during joint committee hearing

(Click to watch)  Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) participated in a joint hearing with the House Natural Resources Committee and the … [Read More...]

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Zay Weekend – Day One – Videos tell the Story

READER WARNING: The following story contains explicit content and the videos contain foul language as well as content that may offend some readers and viewers. Staff Reports News@TalkWilliamsport.com Local basketball standout and current member of the … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller raises concerns over growing energy costs, future of American energy during joint committee hearing

(Click to watch)  Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) participated in a joint hearing with the House Natural Resources Committee and the Congressional Western Caucus to discuss the impact that the Biden administration’s anti-American … [Read More...]

Lycoming County Commissioners double down against Controller after catastrophic court case loss

Photo: Lycoming County Commissioners (L-R) Scott Metzger, Tony Mussare and Rick Mirabito On Wednesday evening the Lycoming County Commissioners issued a press release after visiting Senior Judge John Leete dismissed the case they brought against duly elected … [Read More...]

Systemic failure of Lycoming County DA’s Office to govern conduct of county detectives taints OAG investigation

Photo: Ryan Gardner, Lycoming County District Attorney, inherited a mess when he took office in January 2020. The following is the result of a nearly 38-months long investigation into the Williamsport Area High School Baseball Team trip to Myrtle … [Read More...]

AG Shapiro Accepts Accreditation For OAG & Statewide Agent Training Academy

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today accepted the accreditation of the Office of Attorney General (OAG) and its Commonwealth Investigator Training Program by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association. The OAG’s accreditation was lost under a … [Read More...]

Who’s your daddy? How was former WAHS baseball coach Ryan Miller able to coach with a pair of DUI’s?

The following is the result of a nearly 36-months long investigation into the Williamsport Area High School Baseball Team trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the spring of 2018. This story is graphic and contains details related to multiple … [Read More...]

City Councilman Adam Yoder Formally Endorses Lou Barletta for Governor

WILLIAMSPORT – Williamsport City Councilman Adam Yoder is announcing his formal endorsement of Lou Barletta for the Republican Nomination for Governor of Pennsylvania in the May 2022 primary. Said Yoder – “For decades rural communities across the … [Read More...]

AG Shapiro Charges Assistant Marching Band Director With Distributing Child Pornography

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that an assistant marching band director at Central Dauphin High School has been charged with distributing and possessing child pornography after investigators found at least 50 files containing images … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller supports inflationary reports for all spending and tax bills

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today released the following statement after co-sponsoring a resolution that would require estimates of the inflationary impacts that all future spending and tax bills would have on low and middle-income … [Read More...]

Marc Schefsky, former WASD school board member given ARD sentence in voter fraud case

Photo: Marc Schefsky (middle back row) with the rest of the WASD school board members On Monday, retiring Lycoming County Common Pleas Court Judge Marc Lovecchio imposed an ARD Program sentence on Marc Schefsky, former WASD school board member who was charged … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller releases video of conversation with border patrol agent

Congressman Keller releases video of conversation with border patrol agent: “[Cartels] run people and then they'll run dope behind it somewhere else." Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) released the third installment of a candid … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller: President Biden is putting politics over homegrown energy

Cutting energy development in ANWR will make America weaker  Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today released the following statement on President Joe Biden suspending oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): “The … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller sends third request for a hearing on the border crisis

Joins Oversight and Reform Committee Republicans in calling on Chairwoman Maloney to act Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) and House Oversight and Reform Committee Republicans sent a third letter to Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller introduces bill to reimpose sanctions on Russian pipeline

Says Biden’s decision on Nord Stream 2 diminishes national security, energy independence  Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) introduced the Protecting Our Wellbeing by Expanding Russian Sanctions Act or the POWERS Act, legislation that … [Read More...]

Attorney General’s Community Drug Abuse Prevention (CDAP) grant program launches online

In an effort to make the Office of Attorney General’s Community Drug Abuse Prevention (CDAP) grant program more accessible - the office has launched an online application form.  The CDAP program was created to foster parent and community groups in leading … [Read More...]

NBC Sports Philadelphia adds Samantha Wilson, former TalkWilliamsport.com intern

Photos: Samantha Wilson at Crosscutters game (left) Charlie Manuel, Samantha Wilson and Larry Bowa (right) By: Todd Bartley News@TalkWilliamsport.com Thursday morning, Samantha Wilson, former TalkWilliamsport.com intern announced on social media she … [Read More...]

Statement by AG Josh Shapiro On Judge’s Order For Graham Spanier To Begin Serving Prison Sentence

HARRISBURG — Graham Spanier, a former Penn State President who was previously found guilty of misdemeanor child endangerment over his handling of a 2001 complaint regarding Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of a boy in the football team’s locker room, was ordered … [Read More...]

Criminal “false swearing” charge filed against Marc Schefsky, former WASD School Board member

Pictured: Standing from left is Patrick Dixon, Barbara Reeves, Marc Schefsky, Star Poole and Adam Welteroth. Seated from left is President Lori Baer, V.P., Dr. Jane Penman, Dr. Nancy Story Somers and Jennifer Lake. Todd Bartley, … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller slams Biden for dismantling American energy while greenlighting Russian pipeline project

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today made the following statement in response to President Joe Biden waiving sanctions related to the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline: “One of Joe Biden’s first moves as president was to undermine American … [Read More...]

Congressman Fred Keller stands with Israel, takes legislative action to back ally

  Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) recently supported various legislative initiatives to reaffirm his commitment to investing in Israel’s sovereignty and its people, including signing onto a letter to President Biden urging the administration … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller echoes voices of residents after Gov. Wolf extends Disaster Declaration

TalkWilliamsport.com reached out to Congressman Fred Keller for a comment in the wake of Governor Wolf extending the Covid-19 Disaster Declaration for another 90 days this afternoon. The extension came just 48 hours after a majority of Pennsylvanians voted … [Read More...]

Yaw Calls Latest COVID Emergency Declaration the First Step to Returning Checks, Balances

(HARRISBURG) – State Senator Gene Yaw issued the following statement after Governor Wolf renewed the state’s COVID-19 emergency declaration for 21 days: “As we wait for the final election results to be certified, today marks the first step to returning … [Read More...]

The stakes in legal case between the Commissioners and Lycoming County Controller just went up

Photo: Lycoming County Commissioners Rick Mirabito, Scott Metzger, Tony Mussare, Administrative Manager Lycoming County Commissioners, Eileen Ebner and Lycoming County Controller, Krista Rogers. By: Todd Bartley News@TalkWilliamsport.com On April 26, … [Read More...]

Was the injunction filed by the Lycoming County Commissioners against the Lycoming County Controller even necessary?

Photo: Lycoming County Commissioners Rick Mirabito, Scott Metzger, Tony Mussare, Administrative Manager Lycoming County Commissioners, Eileen Ebner and Lycoming County Controller, Krista Rogers. By: Todd Bartley News@TalkWilliamsport.com If the duly … [Read More...]

Senator Yaw Encourages Participation in “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day”

20th “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” to be held on Saturday, April 24th  HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that the 20th Semi-Annual “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,” sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration … [Read More...]

Congressman Fred Keller, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise outline energy priorities during Think About Energy webinar

Whip Scalise and Congressman Keller discuss energy priorities during the Think About Energy webinar. Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today joined House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) for a webinar hosted by Cabot Oil & Gas to … [Read More...]

Area Legislators Secure Funding for Lycoming County Projects

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-83) and Rep. Joe Hamm (R-84) today announced several significant investments for Lycoming County through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). “I was pleased to advocate for all of these … [Read More...]

AG Shapiro Statement on Senate Judiciary’s Vote To Pass Civil Window Statute

Please see Attorney General Shapiro’s statement regarding the passage of the civil window statute by the Pennsylvania Senate’s Judiciary Committee. "We cannot overlook the significance of today's passage of the civil window statute by the Pennsylvania … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller introduces bill to prioritize COVID-19 vaccines to American citizens and legal residents of the U.S.

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today introduced the Saving Hypodermic injections and Offering vaccines to Taxpayers Swiftly (SHOTS) Act with original co-sponsors Congressman Mike Kelly (PA-16) and Congresswoman Nancy Mace (SC-01). Starting … [Read More...]

Right to Know Law appeals filed after WASD records denials

By: Todd Bartley News@TalkWilliamsport.com TalkWilliamsport.com filed Right to Know Law appeals with the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records after the Williamsport Area School District again denied and redacted records related to the 2018 "criminal … [Read More...]

Commissioners issue press release in response to TalkWilliamsport.com reporting

Photo: Lycoming County Commissioners Rick Mirabito, Scott Metzger, Tony Mussare, Administrative Manager Lycoming County Commissioners, Eileen Ebner and Lycoming County Controller, Krista Rogers. By: Todd Bartley News@TalkWilliamsport.com On Thursday, … [Read More...]

Helm federal lawsuit alleges Jason Bolt was promoted to Captain having minimum standards changed

Photo: From June 29, 2020 Agent Jason Bolt (left), Mayor Derek Slaughter (middle), Chief of Police Damon Hagan (right), former Mayor Campana (not pictured) Todd Bartley, TalkWilliamsport.com News@TalkWilliamsport.com Information listed in the Federal … [Read More...]

Charitable Tuesdays Return in 2021 Local non-profits invited to apply

Again, this season, the Williamsport Crosscutters will present Charitable Tuesdays. The program, presented by Pennsylvania Skill by Miele Manufacturing, gives local non-profit organizations a no-cost opportunity to have a presence at Historic Bowman Field, for … [Read More...]

BREAKING NEWS: Steve Helm of the WBP files federal lawsuit against Mayor Slaughter and others

Todd Bartley, TalkWilliamsport.com News@TalkWilliamsport.com On Thursday afternoon, Steve Helm of the Williamsport Bureau of Police filed a federal lawsuit against Mayor Derek Slaughter, former Mayor Gabriel Campana and the City of Williamsport. The … [Read More...]

Congressman Keller introduces resolution to commend U.S. Customs and Border Protection after visit with agents at the southern border

Congressman Keller speaks with a CBP agent on Monday during a visit to the Santa Teresa Port of Entry in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today introduced legislation to commend the agents of U.S. Customs and … [Read More...]

OP-ED: If racism has no home here; why did Barbara Reeves sit alone at the WASD school board meeting?

Photo of WASD school board meeting at WAHS Auditorium, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Todd Bartley, TalkWilliamsport.com News@TalkWilliamsport.com The following is an opinion editorial addressing the lack of action taken by WASD school board member, Jennifer … [Read More...]

Schefsky WASD School Board Resignation Letter obtained

Pictured: Standing from left is Patrick Dixon, Barbara Reeves, Marc Schefsky, Star Poole and Adam Welteroth. Seated from left is President Lori Baer, V.P., Dr. Jane Penman, Dr. Nancy Story Somers and Jennifer Lake. Todd Bartley, … [Read More...]

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