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11/9/2011

Nation's first online training for Veterans Courts mentors launched by Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
 
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania today joined state and national veterans' groups in seeking volunteers to assist former servicemen and servicewomen who come into contact with the criminal justice system.
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11/9/2011

Governor Corbett Signs Ban on Texting While Driving in Pennsylvania
 
Governor Tom Corbett today signed legislation that bans texting while driving on Pennsylvania roads. The new law, which makes texting while driving a primary offense carrying a $50 fine, takes effect 120 calendar days from today.
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11/9/2011

State Bonus Available to Pennsylvania Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans
 
An estimated 20,000 Pennsylvania military veterans have not yet applied for a state-run bonus program recognizing their service in the Persian Gulf in 1990- 91, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs said today.
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11/9/2011

Governor Corbett comments on the current Penn State University situation
 
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11/7/2011

Attorney General Kelly and PA State Police Commissioner Noonan issue statements regarding Jerry Sandusky sex crimes investigation
 
Attorney General Linda Kelly and Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan today issued the following statements concerning the ongoing Jerry Sandusky sex crimes investigation:
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11/3/2011

Attorney General Kelly announces dismantling of wide-reaching Central PA prescription forgery ring in "Operation Self-Service Scripts"
 
HARRISBURG - Agents from the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, along with local police from across Central Pennsylvania, are in the process of arresting nine suspects linked to a wide-reaching prescription forgery ring allegedly responsible for fabricating hundreds of bogus prescriptions for powerful pain medications.
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11/2/2011

Huge Powerball Jackpot Could be Largest Prize in PA Lottery History
 
The $146.2 million cash jackpot is the largest lump-sum cash payout Powerball has offered since August 2007. The jackpot's estimated annuity value is $245 million.
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10/31/2011

Halloween At The Governor's Residence
 
Harrisburg - Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett welcomed trick-or-treaters to the Governor's Residence. Harrisburg area children were greeted by the governor and first lady, who wore vampire costumes. The children and their families were invited into the Residence to see Halloween decorations. More than 50 jack-o'-lanterns were placed throughout the Residence. All the pumpkins were donated, and the chocolate bars given to trick-or-treaters were donated by Hershey.
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10/28/2011

Governor Corbett Congratulates New Troopers at State Police Graduation
 
Governor Tom Corbett today congratulated the 91 men and women joining the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police following their graduation from the State Police Academy in Hershey.
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10/27/2011

Attorney General Kelly joins national safety campaign focusing on distracted young drivers: "Stop the texts - Stop the wrecks"
 
Attorney General Linda Kelly today joined with her colleagues from all 50 states, along with Consumer Protection agencies, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council to launch a new national public service campaign urging young drivers to stop texting while driving.
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10/27/2011

Governor Corbett Signs Bill Making PA PreferredTM Permanent Branding Program of Ag Products; Helps Consumers Identify Local Products
 
Governor Tom Corbett today ceremonially signed House Bill 1424, making PA PreferredTM the official branding program of agricultural commodities produced in Pennsylvania.
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10/25/2011

Governor Corbett Signs Bill to Strengthen Teen Driver Safety and Training
 
Governor Tom Corbett today signed House Bill 9, also known as "Lacey's Law," which will help junior drivers receive more comprehensive training, limit the number of passengers that junior drivers may carry, and make failing to wear a seatbelt a primary offense for junior drivers and passengers.
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10/24/2011

First Lady Susan Corbett welcomed dozens of Harrisburg children to the Governor's Residence today to celebrate the Halloween season with a pumpkin decorating contest.
 
First Lady Susan Corbett welcomed dozens of Harrisburg children to the Governor's Residence today to celebrate the Halloween season with a pumpkin decorating contest. The children, grades K-5 attend the after-school program at the Neighborhood Center of the United Methodist Church. The Center is located just a few blocks from the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg. It has been serving the Harrisburg community since 1910.
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10/21/2011

Governor Corbett Promotes Importance of Rivers to Economic Growth
 
Governor Tom Corbett today emphasized the importance of Pennsylvania's rivers to the nation's economy and transportation system during an address to the 2011 Fall Waterways Symposium in Pittsburgh.
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10/19/2011

Giant Pumpkin Arrives at the Governor's Residence
 
A 270-pound pumpkin donated by the Bargo Family, of Port Royal, Juniata County, arriving at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg. First Lady Susan Corbett greeted the family as they delivered the pumpkin on Tuesday afternoon.
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