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Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Killed in the Line of Duty

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Killed in the Line of Duty

| July 15, 2017

GREENSBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner, Colonel Tyree C. Blocker regrets to announce the death of Trooper Michael P. Stewart from injuries he received in a two-vehicle crash at approximately 2:30 a.m. in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County.

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Treasurer Torsella Warns Pennsylvanians of Telephone Scam

Treasurer Torsella Warns Pennsylvanians of Telephone Scam

| July 14, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella warned Pennsylvanians Friday of a telephone scam in which scammers portray themselves as state Treasury employees threatening victims with arrest if they do not immediately pay unpaid taxes.

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Reorganization Recommendations for PASSHE Presented to Board of Governors; No Closings Recommended

Reorganization Recommendations for PASSHE Presented to Board of Governors; No Closings Recommended

| July 13, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – The consultant hired to assist with the strategic review of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has completed its data collection and analysis, and today presented a series of recommendations for the future of the State System.

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Butler, Mercer Among Opioid Crisis Counties to Receive Drug Deactivation Pouches

Butler, Mercer Among Opioid Crisis Counties to Receive Drug Deactivation Pouches

| July 12, 2017

SHELOCTA, Pa. – Unveiling a major initiative to reduce the diversion of prescription drugs in Pennsylvania communities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, Attorney General Josh Shapiro yesterday announced the Office of Attorney General will supply 300,000 drug deactivation and disposal pouches in 12 counties.

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Nationwide Study: 60 Percent of Employers Plan to Hire Full-Time, Permanent Employees in the Second Half of 2017

Nationwide Study: 60 Percent of Employers Plan to Hire Full-Time, Permanent Employees in the Second Half of 2017

| July 10, 2017

CHICAGO, Illinois – Are you one of the 27 percent of workers who plan to change jobs in the back half of the year? The odds of landing one – and getting paid more – are in your favor, according to CareerBuilder’s 2017 Midyear Job Forecast.

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PA Fish & Boat Commission to Meet July 10-11 at Harrisburg Headquarters

PA Fish & Boat Commission to Meet July 10-11 at Harrisburg Headquarters

| July 9, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will hold its quarterly business meeting July 10 to July 11 at its Harrisburg headquarters.

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Three Electronic Devices Could Be Approved for Hunting

Three Electronic Devices Could Be Approved for Hunting

| July 8, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners recently gave preliminary approval to a measure that would make three additional electronic devices lawful to use while hunting.

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Thousands of PA Turnpike Motorists Could Be Stranded If They Fail to Pay Overdue Tolls, Invoices

Thousands of PA Turnpike Motorists Could Be Stranded If They Fail to Pay Overdue Tolls, Invoices

| July 6, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) is warning 10,611 PA Turnpike motorists with overdue toll violations and invoices that they could risk having their motor-vehicle registrations suspended if they don’t make good on their debt.

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Office of Attorney General Inspecting Fireworks Sales and Display

Office of Attorney General Inspecting Fireworks Sales and Display

| July 3, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Attorney General Josh Shapiro yesterday detailed the work of the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, which is inspecting fireworks dealers throughout Pennsylvania to ensure fireworks sales are in compliance with Pennsylvania law.

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Pennsylvanians Warned of Overdose Cluster in Tioga, Lycoming and Clinton counties

Pennsylvanians Warned of Overdose Cluster in Tioga, Lycoming and Clinton counties

| July 1, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A cluster of more than 50 overdoses in a 48-hour period in Tioga, Lycoming, and Clinton Counties prompted a warning from Wolf Administration officials on Friday about the potentially lethal risks of heroin that could be laced with fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.

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