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Buck Harvest Up 9 Percent in 2016-2017 Seasons

Buck Harvest Up 9 Percent in 2016-2017 Seasons

| March 25, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. —  Pennsylvania’s buck harvest increased 9 percent, and the overall deer harvest was up 6 percent, in the 2016-17 seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported.

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PA Unemployment Rate Declines to 5 Percent in February

| March 25, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – — The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report Friday for the month of February.

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Pa. Game Commissioners To Adopt 2017-18 Hunting & Trapping Seasons

| March 25, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its second quarterly meeting of 2017 on Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28 at the Game Commission’s Harrisburg headquarters.

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Pennsylvania National Guard Officer Accused of Soliciting Sex from Minor

Pennsylvania National Guard Officer Accused of Soliciting Sex from Minor

| March 22, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced criminal charges Tuesday against a Hummelstown man accused of soliciting sex from a minor who told him she was 14 years old.

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DCNR Urges Caution in the Outdoors to Prevent Wildfires

DCNR Urges Caution in the Outdoors to Prevent Wildfires

| March 21, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – With the start of spring and Wildfire Prevention Week, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn warns the combination of bright sun, strong winds, and warming temperatures quickly can increase wildfire dangers across Pennsylvania’s forests and brush lands.

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PennDOT: Online Public Meeting to be Held Today, Public Encouraged to Register

PennDOT: Online Public Meeting to be Held Today, Public Encouraged to Register

| March 21, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding Pennsylvanians that the public comment period on transportation priorities for the Twelve Year Transportation Program update is open, and that they’re encouraged to register for and participate in an online public meeting on Tuesday, March 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Toomey-Led Resolution Taking on Opioid Abuse Passes Senate

Toomey-Led Resolution Taking on Opioid Abuse Passes Senate

| March 18, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the United States Senate unanimously adopted a resolution offered by Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and a bipartisan group of four other senators aimed at raising awareness of the devastating role played by illicit fentanyl as part of the country’s heroin and opioid overdose epidemic.

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Gov. Wolf Joins Steelers Legend Franco Harris to Announce New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Gov. Wolf Joins Steelers Legend Franco Harris to Announce New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

| March 17, 2017

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf and former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris, joined state and local leaders at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Montefiore Thursday to announce new prescribing guideline recommendations for the safe and effective use of opioids in orthopedics and sports medicine.

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Pa. Insurance Commissioner Offers Advice on Dealing with Winter Weather Damage to Homes and Automobiles

Pa. Insurance Commissioner Offers Advice on Dealing with Winter Weather Damage to Homes and Automobiles

| March 16, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller Wednesday offered tips to consumers whose home or automobile may have sustained damage from this week’s winter storm.

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Department of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Stay Healthy and Safe by Preparing for Major Winter Storm

Department of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Stay Healthy and Safe by Preparing for Major Winter Storm

| March 14, 2017

HARRISBURG — Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy urged Pennsylvanians Monday to take important precautions to ensure their health and safety, and that of their loved ones, during a major winter storm that is expected to bring significant snowfall to much of the commonwealth beginning this evening.

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