The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will meet with management of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant tonight. The public meeting is to begin at 6pm at the Susquehanna Energy Information Center at 634 Salem Blvd. In Berwick. The NRC staff will answer your questions. The NRC issues reports on performance at each plant twice a year, during the mid-cycle, or mid-point of the year and at the conclusion of the year.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners has set the 2014-2015 antlerless deer license allocations at levels intended to allow the deer population to increase almost everywhere in the state, even in the chronic wasting disease management areas in the south central region. Referring to hunter comments and legislative pressure in favor of growing the deer herd, commissioners cut the allocations below last year's levels.
Governor Corbett in Central Pa.
Governor Tom Corbett will be in Lewisburg today to officially kickoff JOBS1st On the Road in Central Pennsylvania and announce funding for neighborhood improvements to attract visitors and job creators to Lewisburg. Corbett will be joined by Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway and members of her team.
Child Abuse Bills
Governor Tom Corbett has signed three bills expanding programs designed to help prevent child abuse in Pennsylvania. The central bill will provide new funding for the states current child advocacy centers and allow the expansion of the program that fosters the use of multidisciplinary investigative teams. Governor Tom Corbett called the bills another step in the fight to end child abuse. The bill doubles the fee for copies of birth certificates from $10 to $20 to generate nearly $4 million a year.
20 year old Matthew of Benton was taken to Geisinger Hospital with what police describe as moderate injuries after a car crash on Tuesday on Route 487 in Fishing Creek Township. Police say Young was driving at a high rate of speed south on 487 when he failed to notice another car in front of him turning into a driveway. He put on the brakes but lost control and hit a utility pole.
Tax Freedom Day
You might file your tax return by April 15th but you won't satisfy your total tax bill until the 21st. That's the day when you'll finally pay off your tax burden. Lyman Stone with the Center for State Tax Policy says we'll pay 4.5 trillion dollars in taxes compared to 4.3 million dollars on food, clothing and housing.
If you need some late-season tax help the state has extended service hours offered by the Department of Revenue's Taxpayer Service and Information Center. Through April 15th the center will be open from 7:30 am to 7 pm during the week and from 8am to 4pm this Saturday. The number is 717-787-8201.
Legislator of the Year
Congressman Lou Barletta has been named Legislator of the Year by the National Volunteer Fire Council. Last year Barletta introduced a bill that made sure volunteer emergency responders were not counted as full-time employees under the mandate of Obamacare.
Safe Digging Month
Utility lines are hit more than six-thousand times a year statewide as a result of digging, so the PUC wants to spread the word... dial 8-1-1 before you dig, at least three business days in advance. Robin Tilley of the PUC says when a line is hit, it endangers workers, damages lines, and it can result in environmental pollution and loss of utility service to customers. The PA One Call service is free... for more information go online to PA1Call.org. April has been designated Safe Digging Month in Pennsylvania.
In WHLM Sports:
Former Bloomsburg High School standout quarterback Blake Rankin is transferring from Rutgers. He didn't play at all last season and decided it was time to find a team where he could get some playing time. No word on where he may end up.
In Girls Softball
Bloomsburg 16 Millville 0
In the Phillies home opener on Tuesday, the Brewers took care of the Phils 10-4. Game two of that series is tonight. We'll have the pre-game show at 6:30 on the WHLM Stations.
In other games:
Mets 4 Braves 0
Pirates 7 Cubs 6
Orioles 14 Yankees 5
In the women's NCAA finals:
Uconn 79 Notre Dame 58
In the NHL:
Flyers 5 Florida 2
The Flyers clinch a playoff spot.