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State Police Seize Over $8.5 Million in Heroin and $1 Million in Crystal Meth for the First Quarter of 2014

| April 12, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan yesterday announced troopers seized over $16 million in heroin, crystal meth and other prohibited drugs in the first quarter of 2014.

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DCNR Warns Anglers, Others of High Woodland Fire Danger

| April 12, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s statewide trout season begins today, prompting the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to urge anglers and other woodland visitors to take steps to prevent wildfires.

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8 Remain in Hospital After Wednesday’s Franklin Regional HS Stabbing

| April 11, 2014

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — Sources say of the 21 people injured in Wednesday’s Franklin Regional High School attack, eight remain hospitalized, and one is still in critical condition.

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Commonwealth Wins Back $120 Million from Tobacco Manufacturers

| April 11, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane and First Deputy Attorney General Adrian R. King Jr. yesterday announced that a collaborative team from the Office of Attorney General, the Governor’s office and House and Senate leadership teams has resulted in a court victory that prevented an excess of $120 million from being reduced from [...]

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Deer from Western PA Farm Tests Positive for CWD

| April 9, 2014

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. – A Jefferson County deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today, marking the seventh case in a captive or wild deer since 2012.

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Pennsylvania Records Lowest Number of Traffic Deaths Ever

| April 9, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The number of highway deaths on Pennsylvania roads tumbled to a record low last year when 1,208 were recorded, the lowest number since recordkeeping began in 1928, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch announced yesterday.

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2014-15 Hunting/Trapping Seasons Receive Final Approval

| April 9, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Yesterday the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners set hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2014-15 license year, which begins July 1.

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PA Game Commissioners Issue Statement Regarding Settlement with Carl Roe

| April 9, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners on Tuesday issued a statement regarding a settlement agreement that had been proposed, but that the board no longer is pursuing.

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PA Department of Revenue Extends Hours to Help Late-Season Tax Filers

| April 8, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania tax filers in need of late-season tax help will benefit from extended service hours offered by the Department of Revenue’s Taxpayer Service and Information Center, the department announced yesterday.

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Corbett Takes Step Forward in Fight to End Child Abuse

| April 8, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Yesterday Governor Tom Corbett signed into law three critical bills that make significant improvements to Pennsylvania’s child protection laws – Senate Bill 24, House Bill 89, and House Bill 316.

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