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PA Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.1% in November, Lowest Rate in More Than Six Years

| December 20, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for November 2014.

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Agriculture Secretary Invites Young Detectives to Investigate Farm Show

| December 18, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Young visitors to the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show can become “Farm Show Detectives” at 29 learning stations by investigating the role of bees in food production, measuring their height in horse hands and learning how sap becomes maple syrup.

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Titusville Area School Student Named a 2015 Drug-Free Calendar Contest Winner

| December 18, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – A Titusville Area School District student was named as one of the 2015 Drug-Free Calendar Contest Winners.

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Trophy Buck Enters Records Book

Trophy Buck Enters Records Book

| December 17, 2014

ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Game Commission yesterday took official measurements on an exceptionally large rack from a whitetail buck taken in Allegheny County two months ago, during the statewide archery season.

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PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Christmas

| December 17, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation yesterday announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25, for Christmas.

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2015 Dog Licenses Now Available at County Treasurers’ Offices

| December 16, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvanians can now purchase 2015 dog licenses from their county treasurers. State law requires all dogs three months and older to be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year.

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Twelve Plead Guilty to Welfare Fraud

Twelve Plead Guilty to Welfare Fraud

| December 15, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Twelve Pennsylvania residents recently pleaded guilty to welfare fraud and were sentenced for their crimes, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced recently.

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Auditor General to Audit Frenchcreek Twp. Nonuniformed Pension Plan

| December 13, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today released audits of municipal employee pension plans in Allegheny, Beaver, Blair, Greene, Lehigh, Montgomery, Venango and York counties.

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Clarion County Man Sentenced in Federal Court on Interstate Teen Sex Charges

Clarion County Man Sentenced in Federal Court on Interstate Teen Sex Charges

| December 11, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (EYT) — A Clarion County man who pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of Interstate Transportation of a Minor for Purpose of Engaging in Unlawful Sexual Activity was sentenced on Wednesday.

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Enhance Penn’s Woods Initiative Results in Addition of 971 Acres of State Forest

| December 11, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti today announced that the department is adding 971 acres to Pennsylvania’s state forest system by adding seven separate tracts to Bald Eagle, Gallitzin, Lackawanna, Rothrock, Tiadaghton and Tuscarora state forests.

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