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The Medical Minute: Understanding Who’s at Risk for Zika Virus

| February 7, 2016

HERSHEY, Pa. – If you hadn’t heard of the Zika virus, chances are that has changed with recent reports of outbreaks of the mosquito-borne illness in Latin America, and possible cases in the United States — maybe even Pennsylvania.

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SCAM ALERT: Pennsylvania AG Warns of New ‘Phishing’ Email Scam

SCAM ALERT: Pennsylvania AG Warns of New ‘Phishing’ Email Scam

| February 5, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office today warned Pennsylvanians of a new “phishing” email scam in which scammers have misrepresented themselves as being affiliated with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

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PennDOT, Safety Partners Urge Football Fans to Celebrate Super Bowl Responsibly

| February 5, 2016

OIL CITY, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania DUI Association, Pennsylvania State Police, Erie County Detectives, Lawrence Park Township Police, North East Borough Police, Girard Borough Police, Albion Borough Police, and Edinboro Borough Police are reminding residents to stay safe this Super Bowl weekend and not drive impaired.

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$112 Million Powerball Jackpot Not a Record, But Still a Life-Changer

| February 2, 2016

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The Powerball jackpot has rolled to a $112 million annuity value, or a $72.3 million cash prize, for the Wednesday, February 3, drawing. Although it’s not a headline-grabbing world-record prize, a jackpot of this size is nothing to sneeze at, either.

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The Medical Minute: Steering Clear of Sledding Risks

| January 31, 2016

HERSHEY, Pa. – When snowflakes begin to fall, kids of all ages – from toddlers to teens – get excited about sledding down hills covered in the white stuff.

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Wolf: Local Responders in Somerset, Bedford Show What It Means to Be Pennsylvanian

Wolf: Local Responders in Somerset, Bedford Show What It Means to Be Pennsylvanian

| January 27, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – As Winter Storm Jonas engulfed our state this past weekend, the work of the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania National Guard left all of us in awe of their hard work, dedication, and selflessness.

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The Medical Minute: Starting Healthy Heart Habits in Childhood

| January 24, 2016

HERSHEY, Pa. – Most people know that high blood pressure and cholesterol are risk factors for heart disease. But what they often don’t think about is starting prevention in childhood.

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Attorney General’s Office Warns of Price Gouging During State of Emergency

| January 23, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office yesterday cautioned both Pennsylvania consumers and businesses to be aware of the potential for price gouging following the State of Emergency declaration made by Gov. Tom Wolf.

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Governor Wolf, State Officials Provide Update on Winter Storm Preparations, Resident Safety

| January 22, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf and state officials are urging Pennsylvanians to pay close attention to weather forecasts and take steps to be ready for the first snowstorm of 2016, and one of the most significant widespread storms to impact the state in several years. Governor Wolf has declared a state of emergency to […]

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Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax Filing Season Opens

| January 20, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – With filing season now open, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue yesterday announced a number of electronic filing, or e-filing, options are available for residents to file personal income tax returns for tax year 2015.

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