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Pennsylvania Commonwealth Flag Notifications Now Available Through AlertPA

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Flag Notifications Now Available Through AlertPA

| May 28, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on Frida announced that the public will now be able to receive flag notifications through the AlertPA, or Code Red, system.

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New Community College OK’d by State

| May 27, 2017

WARREN, Pa. – The Board of Directors for the Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania (RRC) announced Friday that the college has been approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education in accordance with section 1906-G (b) of the Public School Code of 1949.

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Officials Stress Grilling Safety as Summer Cookout Season Begins

Officials Stress Grilling Safety as Summer Cookout Season Begins

| May 27, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Richard Flinn stressed grilling safety Friday as the Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of the summer season in Pennsylvania. Of annual grill-related fires in the United States, 57 percent occur from May through August.

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Wolf Administration Thanks EMS Providers During EMS Week

Wolf Administration Thanks EMS Providers During EMS Week

| May 27, 2017

YORK, Pa. – Yesterday, Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy (pictured above) observed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week by thanking the commonwealth’s EMS providers for their role in keeping Pennsylvanians healthy and safe.

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PA Treasurer Torsella Warns of Possible Unclaimed Property Scams

PA Treasurer Torsella Warns of Possible Unclaimed Property Scams

| May 19, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella yesterday warned of a surge in unclaimed property scams targeting victims through fake letters and emails in which scammers portray themselves as National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) or state Treasury representatives.

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AG: Man Cons Woman Out of Money By Pretending to be U.S. Marshal with Cancer

AG: Man Cons Woman Out of Money By Pretending to be U.S. Marshal with Cancer

| May 18, 2017

ERIE, Pa. – A resident of Erie, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on charges of wire fraud and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced Wednesday.

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Northwest Pennsylvania Teen Wins State Driving Competition

Northwest Pennsylvania Teen Wins State Driving Competition

| May 13, 2017

CAMP HILL, Pa. (EYT) – Kierstin Peabody, a Mercer County teen, was announced the winner of the annual state Youth Driving Championship in Camp Hill on May 9.

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Wolf Joins PennDOT in Reminding Motorcyclists to Ride Safely

Wolf Joins PennDOT in Reminding Motorcyclists to Ride Safely

| May 2, 2017

HARRISBURG – With both temperatures and the number of motorcycles appearing on Pennsylvania roadways rising, the Wolf Administration reminds everyone to share the road safely during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May.

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Pa. Medical Marijuana Program Rollout Inches Closer to Reality

Pa. Medical Marijuana Program Rollout Inches Closer to Reality

| April 27, 2017

Harrisburg, PA – Wednesday, at her regular briefing of the status of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy provided an update on the application intake process for growers/processors and dispensaries and discussed steps moving forward for practitioner and patient regulations.

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Venango County to Receive Nearly $70k for Oil Creek Freight Project

Venango County to Receive Nearly $70k for Oil Creek Freight Project

| April 25, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf announced new project approvals through the State Transportation Commission totaling more than $40 million in funding that will support an estimated 375 jobs in rail freight projects statewide.

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