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Gov. Wolf Urges Seniors to Protect Themselves Against Financial Fraud

Gov. Wolf Urges Seniors to Protect Themselves Against Financial Fraud

| April 22, 2017

HERSHEY, Pa. – On Friday Governor Tom Wolf joined Department of Banking and Securities Secretary Robin L. Wiessmann and Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne to discuss measures the Wolf Administration has taken to help protect senior citizens from financial scams and fraud.

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Pa. State Constable Accused of Soliciting Sex, Bribery

Pa. State Constable Accused of Soliciting Sex, Bribery

| April 20, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Wednesday the arrest of a suspended Pennsylvania state constable accused of abusing his official authority by soliciting at least seven women for sex.

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Pennsylvania’s CARE Act Takes Effect April 20

Pennsylvania’s CARE Act Takes Effect April 20

| April 20, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Beginning Thursday, April 20, more than 1.6 million family caregivers across Pennsylvania will now receive critical assistance to help older loved ones remain at home with the implementation of the state’s Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act.

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New Details Emerge in Death of Facebook Killer

New Details Emerge in Death of Facebook Killer

| April 19, 2017

ERIE, Pa. (EYT) – According to Erie-based State Police, an alert citizen spotted Facebook killer Steven Stephens late Tuesday morning.

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Wolf Administration Announces Traffic Deaths Drop to Record Low in 2016, Bucking National Trend

Wolf Administration Announces Traffic Deaths Drop to Record Low in 2016, Bucking National Trend

| April 18, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Yesterday PennDOT announced that traffic deaths in Pennsylvania reached a record low in 2016 with 1,188 fatalities on Pennsylvania roadways last year, a new low since record keeping began in 1928, and seven less than 2015.

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PA Residents Asked to Be Alert as Manhunt Continues for Facebook Live Murder Suspect

PA Residents Asked to Be Alert as Manhunt Continues for Facebook Live Murder Suspect

| April 17, 2017

ERIE, Pa. (EYT) – Pennsylvania State Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a murder suspect who posted a video of the crime on Facebook.

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Gov. Wolf Announces DCNR Rangers, Managers will Carry Naloxone to Combat Opioid Overdoses

Gov. Wolf Announces DCNR Rangers, Managers will Carry Naloxone to Combat Opioid Overdoses

| April 13, 2017

LEWISBERRY — Governor Tom Wolf announced Wednesday that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is equipping state park and state forest rangers, managers and assistant managers with life-saving naloxone to minimize opioid overdose fatalities, especially in rural settings such as state parks and state forests where police and first responders may not be readily available.

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Red Cross Hires Donna Smith to Assist with Volunteer Recruitment

Red Cross Hires Donna Smith to Assist with Volunteer Recruitment

| April 13, 2017

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. (EYT) — Donna Smith, of Sharpsville, recently joined the American Red Cross Western Pennsylvania Region as a new Volunteer Specialist.

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Pa. Ranks in Top 10 in Study on Protection for Consumers Who File Homeowners Insurance Claims

| April 12, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania homeowners have more protection against having their homeowners’ insurance policies cancelled or non-renewed or having their rates raised when they file a claim than homeowners in 40 other states.

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$5 Million Heroin Pipeline from NY to York to Altoona Shut Down

$5 Million Heroin Pipeline from NY to York to Altoona Shut Down

| April 11, 2017

YORK, Pa. – Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced criminal charges Monday against 15 people for their roles in a drug pipeline that distributed and sold 15,000 bricks of heroin in York and Blair counties over a two-year period. The heroin sold for approximately $5 million.

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