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Rare Respiratory Virus Spreads to Pennsylvania

Rare Respiratory Virus Spreads to Pennsylvania

| September 16, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Health yesterday announced three confirmed cases of EV-D68 in Pennsylvania residents.

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State Police Identify Accused Cop Killer; Massive Manhunt Underway

State Police Identify Accused Cop Killer; Massive Manhunt Underway

| September 16, 2014

PIKE COUNTY, Pa. – A suspect has been identified in the Friday night ambush of two Pennsylvania State Police Officers at Blooming Grove police barracks, leaving one trooper dead, another critically wounded.

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Pa. Drivers Rank 2nd Among Most Likely To Hit Deer

Pa. Drivers Rank 2nd Among Most Likely To Hit Deer

| September 16, 2014

VENANGO COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – A new study shows the chance of a Pennsylvania driver striking a deer is 1 in 71, ranking motorists in the Keystone State as second most likely to hit a deer.

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Purple Heart Award Ceremony for State Trooper Bradley Wilson Postponed

Purple Heart Award Ceremony for State Trooper Bradley Wilson Postponed

| September 16, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Due to the death of Corporal Bryon K Dickson II, who was fatally wounded during an ambush-style attack at the PSP-Blooming Grove Station on September 12, the Purple Heart Ceremony for Trooper Bradley Wilson scheduled for September 17 at the Punxsutawney Headquarters is postponed.

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Nominations Being Accepted for 2015 Trail of the Year, Members for Trail Advisory Committee

| September 16, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvanians are being asked to nominate their favorite trail for the 2015 Trail of the Year, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti announced yesterday.

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Corbett Signs Execution Warrant for Pa. Man Convicted in Triple Murder

| September 15, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Corbett today signed an execution warrant for Miguel A. Padilla, who was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of Alfred Mignogna, Frederick Rickabaugh and Stephen Heiss, outside an Altoona private social club in August of 2005.

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Police Continue Investigation in Ambush of State Troopers Leaving One Dead, Another Critical

Police Continue Investigation in Ambush of State Troopers Leaving One Dead, Another Critical

| September 15, 2014

PIKE COUNTY, Pa. – Yesterday investigators searched the wooded area near the Blooming Grove police barracks where two State Police Troopers were ambushed on Friday evening. One trooper was fatally shot; the other is in critical condition.

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EPA Fines Amerikohl Mining $140,000; One Venango County Mine Noncompliant

| September 15, 2014

VENANGO COUNTY, Pa. – In a consent agreement announced last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Amerikohl Mining, Inc., has settled Clean Water Act violations at 22 of its Pennsylvania mining operations, including four active and 18 inactive mines in western Pennsylvania. One of the noncompliant mines is in Venango County.

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PennDOT, State Police Participate in National Child Passenger Safety Week

| September 14, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – State Police and PennDOT are encouraging motorists to participate in free child passenger safety seat checkups throughout Pennsylvania as the agencies mark National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 14 through 20.

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PA Troopers Ambushed Outside Barracks, One Shot Dead

| September 13, 2014

PIKE COUNTY, Pa. – Sources say last night during a shift change, two Pennsylvania State Troopers were ambushed outside their barracks. One trooper was shot dead; the other was injured.

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