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4/10/2017

Attorney General Josh Shapiro: $5 Million Heroin Pipeline from NY to York to Altoona Shut Down
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges 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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4/7/2017

Wolf Administration Hosts Forum on Women in Public Service, Transportation
 
First Lady Frances Wolf, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards and Philadelphia International Airport CEO Rochelle 'Chellie' Cameron today spoke to more than 100 high-school and college students as well as regional professionals on the importance of women in public service and transportation.
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4/6/2017

Department of Health Unveils First Prostate Cancer Task Force Report on the State of Prostate Health in Pennsylvania
 
Today, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced the availability of the Prostate Cancer Task Force Report, which outlines recommendations for improving the health of Pennsylvania men.
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4/5/2017

Pittsburgh woman charged with bilking seniors out of $295,000 in Jamaican Lottery Scam
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest of a Pittsburgh woman on charges that she played a key role in bilking senior victims throughout the country out of $295,000 in a Jamaican Lottery Scam. The victims thought they were paying taxes on their winnings in the lottery; instead, their money was being routed to scam artists in Jamaica.
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4/4/2017

Secretary of Health Celebrates Public Health Week by Highlighting the Importance of Telehealth in Improving Health of Rural Pennsylvanians
 
Today, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy and Penn State Hershey Stroke Center Co-Director Dr. Ray Reichwein recognized National Public Health Week by demonstrating a simulated telehealth appointment in the Capitol.
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4/4/2017

Governor Wolf Praises Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing
 
Governor Tom Wolf today joined Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and others to announce the continued use of Majestic's Easton plant to manufacturer apparel for the MLB by Fanatics and Under Armour. This morning, VF Corporation announced that it was selling Majestic to Fanatics.
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4/3/2017

PA Office of Victim Advocate Commemorates National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 2-8
 
Commonwealth Victim Advocate Jennifer R. Storm was joined by several crime survivors, representatives from the District Attorney's Association, and the Crime Victim Alliance of PA who rallied at the state Capitol today to kick off National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), April 2-8, 2017.
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4/3/2017

PA Treasurer Joe Torsella, US Senator Casey Announce Opening of ABLE Accounts to Help Individuals with Eligible Disabilities Save for Future Expenses
 
PA Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced the opening of the Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Savings Program that provides tax-exempt accounts for individuals with qualified disabilities and their families, during an event at the state Capitol with more than 200 disability advocates, their families, state lawmakers and US Senator Bob Casey, sponsor of the federal legislation.
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4/3/2017

Wolf Administration, PennDOT, Pa. Turnpike Commission, Association of Pennsylvania Constructors Promote Work Zone Safety, Host Statewide Workers' Memorial
 
The Wolf Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the Association of Pennsylvania Constructors today gathered to kick off Work Zone Safety Awareness Week - which runs through April 7 and honor lives lost - by hosting PennDOT's statewide Workers' Memorial in Harrisburg.
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3/30/2017

Wolf Administration Announces Workers' Comp Insurance Rate Cut, Further Lowering Cost of Doing Business in Pennsylvania
 
Boyertown, PA -Wolf Administration cabinet secretaries for the Insurance Department and Labor & Industry today announced Pennsylvania businesses will see another cut in workers' compensation insurance rates while maintaining benefit levels for injured workers.
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3/29/2017

Governor Tom Wolf, First Lady Frances Wolf Join Commission for Women to Honor Female Veterans During Women's History Month
 
Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today joined the Pennsylvania Commission for Women to host the second annual event to honor Pennsylvania's female veterans in celebration of Women's History Month. During the event, held at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg, 28 women from across the commonwealth representing every branch of the armed services were recognized for their brave service and selfless contributions to Pennsylvania and to the nation.
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3/24/2017

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Discusses Verdict in Graham Spanier Trial
 
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Josh Shapiro held a press availability today immediately following the jury's verdict in the Graham Spanier trial.
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3/23/2017

Wolf Administration Thanks Crews for Winter Efforts, Unique Assistance During Recent Storm
 
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today met with maintenance employees and underscored Governor Tom Wolf's appreciation for their work through last week's storm, during which Pittsburgh-area crews assisted on northeast-region roadways and participated in a unique mission.
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3/21/2017

Agriculture Secretary Celebrates National Ag Day; Stresses Importance of Innovation, Conservation
 
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today celebrated National Ag Day by touring Brubaker Farms, which incorporates innovative and sustainable practices generating energy and improving water and soil quality.
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3/20/2017

Wolf Administration Provides Information on Flood Insurance, Potential Grant Funding to Residents in Areas of Centre County Hit by Flooding in Late 2016
 
Milesburg, PA - Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director of the Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation Steve Bekanich, and State NFIP Coordinator Dan Fitzpatrick of the Department of Community and Economic Development, today presented information on flood insurance and potential grant availability to homeowners in Centre County hard hit by flooding in October 2016.
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