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APSCUF Faculty, Coaches Vote in Favor of Contract Ratification

APSCUF Faculty, Coaches Vote in Favor of Contract Ratification

| December 9, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Faculty and coaches are one step closer to new contracts after union members at state-owned universities voted this week to ratify their respective tentative agreements.

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AG Beemer Announces $19.5 Million Settlement With Maker of Antipsychotic Drug

AG Beemer Announces $19.5 Million Settlement With Maker of Antipsychotic Drug

| December 9, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer yesterday announced the filing of a $19.5 million settlement with a major biopharmaceutical company related to the company’s alleged improper marketing of Abilify, an antipsychotic drug.

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PennDOT, Safety Partners Remind Motorists to Drive Sober This Christmas, New Year’s Holiday Season

PennDOT, Safety Partners Remind Motorists to Drive Sober This Christmas, New Year’s Holiday Season

| December 8, 2016

VENANGO CO., Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Northwest Regional Highway Safety Network, the Pennsylvania DUI Association, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, and the Sharon Police Department are urging motorists to make safe decisions while traveling this holiday season.

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Auditor General Finds Flaws in Collection, Disbursement of Gas Impact Fees

Auditor General Finds Flaws in Collection, Disbursement of Gas Impact Fees

| December 7, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says a recent audit of the Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) oversight of a fund to help alleviate the negative local effects of natural gas drilling demonstrates the need to correct the authorizing law’s vague spending guidelines, poor reporting requirements, and lack of state oversight.

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Autonomous Vehicles Task Force Releases Recommendations for Safety, Testing

| December 7, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The state’s Autonomous Vehicles Testing Policy Task Force has delivered recommended guidance to PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards for developing policies to oversee testing of highly automated vehicles (HAVs) and has scheduled an on-line public forum for Dec. 12 to review the report.

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The Medical Minute: Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays

| December 4, 2016

HERSHEY, Pa. – Pretty much all toys can look inviting to children. But it’s important for adults who are buying toys this holiday season to look beyond the flashing lights and cool noises and make sure they are safe.

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Pennsylvania Improves Ranking in National Study of State Workers’ Compensation Insurance Costs

Pennsylvania Improves Ranking in National Study of State Workers’ Compensation Insurance Costs

| December 1, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf announced yesterday that a national study shows Pennsylvania has improved its standing among states under his administration in workers’ compensation insurance costs. The study ranks Pennsylvania 26th highest among all states, down from 17th highest in the last such study, done in 2014.

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Attorney General: 10 Alleged Child Predators Arrested As Part of Operation E-Traffic

| December 1, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer yesterday announced the arrests of 10 individuals from western Pennsylvania accused of using the Internet in attempts to sexually exploit children.

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The Medical Minute: New Sensor System Predicts Heart Failure Events Before They Occur

| November 27, 2016

HERSHEY, Pa. – A suite of sensors can predict heart failure events by detecting when a patient’s condition is worsening, according to John Boehmer, professor of medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, who presented the findings at the recent American Heart Association annual meeting in New Orleans.

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Grinch-like Criminals Will Be Out in Full Force This Holiday Season, Warns State Police

Grinch-like Criminals Will Be Out in Full Force This Holiday Season, Warns State Police

| November 23, 2016

VENANGO COUNTY, Pa. – With the holiday shopping season underway, Pennsylvanians will be heading to malls and big box stores in search of the perfect gift for family and friends. Unfortunately, criminals will also be out – like the Grinch – looking for easy targets.

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