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Wolf Administration Announces Traffic Deaths Drop to Record Low in 2016, Bucking National Trend

Wolf Administration Announces Traffic Deaths Drop to Record Low in 2016, Bucking National Trend

| April 18, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Yesterday PennDOT announced that traffic deaths in Pennsylvania reached a record low in 2016 with 1,188 fatalities on Pennsylvania roadways last year, a new low since record keeping began in 1928, and seven less than 2015.

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PA Residents Asked to Be Alert as Manhunt Continues for Facebook Live Murder Suspect

PA Residents Asked to Be Alert as Manhunt Continues for Facebook Live Murder Suspect

| April 17, 2017

ERIE, Pa. (EYT) – Pennsylvania State Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a murder suspect who posted a video of the crime on Facebook.

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Gov. Wolf Announces DCNR Rangers, Managers will Carry Naloxone to Combat Opioid Overdoses

Gov. Wolf Announces DCNR Rangers, Managers will Carry Naloxone to Combat Opioid Overdoses

| April 13, 2017

LEWISBERRY — Governor Tom Wolf announced Wednesday that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is equipping state park and state forest rangers, managers and assistant managers with life-saving naloxone to minimize opioid overdose fatalities, especially in rural settings such as state parks and state forests where police and first responders may not be readily available.

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Red Cross Hires Donna Smith to Assist with Volunteer Recruitment

Red Cross Hires Donna Smith to Assist with Volunteer Recruitment

| April 13, 2017

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. (EYT) — Donna Smith, of Sharpsville, recently joined the American Red Cross Western Pennsylvania Region as a new Volunteer Specialist.

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Pa. Ranks in Top 10 in Study on Protection for Consumers Who File Homeowners Insurance Claims

| April 12, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania homeowners have more protection against having their homeowners’ insurance policies cancelled or non-renewed or having their rates raised when they file a claim than homeowners in 40 other states.

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$5 Million Heroin Pipeline from NY to York to Altoona Shut Down

$5 Million Heroin Pipeline from NY to York to Altoona Shut Down

| April 11, 2017

YORK, Pa. – Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced criminal charges Monday against 15 people for their roles in a drug pipeline that distributed and sold 15,000 bricks of heroin in York and Blair counties over a two-year period. The heroin sold for approximately $5 million.

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Pa. Department of Health Unveils Prostate Cancer Task Force Report

Pa. Department of Health Unveils Prostate Cancer Task Force Report

| April 7, 2017

HARRISBURG,Pa. – Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced the availability of the Prostate Cancer Task Force Report, which outlines recommendations for improving the health of Pennsylvania men.

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Pennsylvania Revenue Department Extends Hours to Help Late-Season Tax Filers, Reminds Taxpayers of Benefits of Electronic Filing

| April 6, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – With the end of tax filing season approaching on April 18, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is extending service hours for taxpayers to get help by phone, the department announced today.

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Education Secretary Rivera Discusses Education Priorities, Funding With NWPA Superintendent’s Consortium

Education Secretary Rivera Discusses Education Priorities, Funding With NWPA Superintendent’s Consortium

| April 6, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. –  State Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera this week met with a coalition of Northwestern Pennsylvania superintendents at the state Department of Education, discussing their needs and priorities, Governor Wolf’s vision for improving education in the commonwealth, and his commitment to continued investment in our schools.

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State Police Seized Heroin, Other Prohibited Drugs Valued at More Than $13 Million in the First Quarter of 2017

State Police Seized Heroin, Other Prohibited Drugs Valued at More Than $13 Million in the First Quarter of 2017

| April 5, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State Police today announced that troopers seized $13,755,803 worth of heroin, cocaine, and other illegal drugs in the first three months of 2017.

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