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High School Students Invited to Apply for a Free Trip to Washington, D.C.

High School Students Invited to Apply for a Free Trip to Washington, D.C.

| January 11, 2017

PARKER, Pa. (EYT) — Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) believes tomorrow’s leaders are today’s youth and is again sponsoring a group of high school juniors to attend Youth Tour 2017 from June 11-16. Youth Tour is an all-expenses paid, once-in-a-lifetime chance for youth to bond with fellow students, meet elected officials and experience the nation’s capital. More than 1,500 students […]

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Pennsylvania Lottery Offers Tips to Avoid Newly Reported Scam

| January 11, 2017

MIDDLETOWN, Pa.  — In the wake of a newly reported email scam, the Pennsylvania Lottery is again cautioning consumers to be wary of emails, phone calls and social media messages from scammers posing as a “claim officer” or “claim agent”.

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Ahead of Future Winter Storms, Governor Wolf, PennDOT Stress Safety, Preparedness

Ahead of Future Winter Storms, Governor Wolf, PennDOT Stress Safety, Preparedness

| January 11, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – As the winter season continues, Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) are urging motorists to prepare their vehicles and take time to familiarize themselves with winter safety laws as part of Winter Driving Awareness Week, running through January 14.

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State Police Seized Heroin, Other Prohibited Drugs Valued at $17 Million in 4th Quarter 2016

State Police Seized Heroin, Other Prohibited Drugs Valued at $17 Million in 4th Quarter 2016

| January 10, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced yesterday that troopers confiscated $17,017,765 million in prohibited drugs in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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The Medical Minute: Taking Control of Back Pain

The Medical Minute: Taking Control of Back Pain

| January 8, 2017

HERSHEY, Pa. – About 80 percent of the population will experience at least one significant episode of back pain in their lifetime. When it happens, most people first want to know how to feel better, then how to prevent a recurrence.

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PA Department of Corrections Secretary Announces Closure of Two State Prisons

PA Department of Corrections Secretary Announces Closure of Two State Prisons

| January 7, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – Yesterday, Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel announced that the DOC will close two state prisons in 2017.

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Wolf Administration Approves $15 Million to Support 263 Early-Stage, Technology-Oriented Businesses and Entrepreneurs

| January 7, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin yesterday announced the approval of $15 million in tax credits to support 263 early-stage companies through the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Program.

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State Police: Four Killed During New Year’s Holiday Driving Period

State Police: Four Killed During New Year’s Holiday Driving Period

| January 4, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania State Police Troopers arrested 328 people for driving under the influence during the three-day New Year’s holiday from December 30, 2016 through January 1, 2017.

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PennDOT Applies to Make PA National ‘Proving Ground’ for Automated Vehicle Technologies

PennDOT Applies to Make PA National ‘Proving Ground’ for Automated Vehicle Technologies

| January 4, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently applied to a U.S. Department of Transportation solicitation to be designated as an Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Pilot to facilitate the safe and innovative development of these technologies.

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Recommends Adding Healthy Choices to Your New Year’s Resolution List

Pennsylvania Department of Health Recommends Adding Healthy Choices to Your New Year’s Resolution List

| January 1, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy is encouraging Pennsylvanians to add easy health choices to their list of New Year’s resolutions.

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