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PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Labor Day Holiday

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Labor Day Holiday

| August 29, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, September 2, through Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day.

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Wolf Administration Reminds Parents That It’s Time for Back-to-School Vaccinations

Wolf Administration Reminds Parents That It’s Time for Back-to-School Vaccinations

| August 23, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine is reminding parents to have their children vaccinated before the new school year.

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Anglers Warned to Not Eat Fish from Shenango River

| August 22, 2017

​HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection (DEP), and Health (DOH) along with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission announced a “DO NOT EAT” advisory for all fish species caught in the Shenango River in Mercer and Lawrence Counties due to extremely high levels of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB).

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Powerball Rolls to $650 Million; Big Winners Sold Across PA

Powerball Rolls to $650 Million; Big Winners Sold Across PA

| August 22, 2017

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The Powerball jackpot has rolled to a $650 million annuity value for Wednesday, August 23, the game’s second-largest jackpot on record.

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Governor Wolf Announces PSSA Testing Reduction to Benefit Students, Teachers, and Parents

Governor Wolf Announces PSSA Testing Reduction to Benefit Students, Teachers, and Parents

| August 15, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Building on the historic investments in schools that have improved education in the commonwealth, Governor Tom Wolf joined Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera, advocates, and educators yesterday to announce a significant reduction in standardized testing.

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American Red Cross Announces New Cat and Dog First Aid Online Course

American Red Cross Announces New Cat and Dog First Aid Online Course

| August 9, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For more than 100 years, the American Red Cross has been training people to perform first aid skills so they could save the lives of others. Now, the organization announces the release of its new Cat and Dog First Aid online course so that owners will know what to do in an […]

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Launches Practitioner Registry for Medical Marijuana Program

Pennsylvania Department of Health Launches Practitioner Registry for Medical Marijuana Program

| July 27, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine yesterday announced that physicians can now take the first steps to participate in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program by completing the Practitioner Registry.

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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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