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Pa. Turnpike's New South Somerset Service Plaza to Open May 7
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) opened the newly constructed South Somerset Service Plaza to travelers at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, May 7. The plaza - along with the Cumberland Valley (formerly Plainfield) and Blue Mountain Plazas in Cumberland County - was closed just after Labor Day 2011 to facilitate complete reconstruction. All three plazas will be open next week in time for the Memorial Day weekend.


Governor Corbett Honors Fallen Police Officers at Memorial
Governor Tom Corbett addressed the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police 19th Annual Memorial


Group of SEPTA Employees Claims $107.5 Million Powerball Jackpot
Lottery Executive Director Todd Rucci today presented a ceremonial check for $107,533,278.27 to a group of employees of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)


Governor Corbett Announces Agreement Between Highmark and UPMC
Will Extend Current Agreement Through Dec. 31, 2014


Governor Corbett Releases Statement on Trainer Facility Announcement
Over 5,000 Jobs Will Be Added to This Industry


PA Turnpike Officials Encourage Motorists to Decelerate and Concentrate in Work Areas
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is making historic investments in roadway improvements this spring and summer, and that means near record levels of construction and maintenance activity across the 545-mile system of toll roads. As a result, Turnpike leaders are hitting the highway during National Work-Zone Awareness Week (April 23-27) with a simple message: Slow down and pay attention in work zones.


Secretary of Commonwealth Announces Simplified Process for Obtaining Voter ID, Reminds Voters Photo ID Not Required for April 24 Primary
Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele today announced a simplified process for many voters, especially senior citizens with expired driver's licenses, to obtain a non-driver license photo ID if they need one to vote under Pennsylvania's new Voter ID law.


International luxury car theft ring smashed in Philadelphia area; 26 suspects linked to $2.3 million in stolen vehicle
Attorney General Linda Kelly and Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan today announced a series of arrests in Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland involving suspects linked to an international car theft ring operating in the greater Philadelphia area.


Governor Corbett Ceremonially Signs Small Games of Chance Bill in Cumberland County
The measure, now Act 2 of 2012, updated several measures within the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, including prize payout limits. It applies only to registered eligible organizations, including a charitable, religious, fraternal or veterans' organizations, clubs, or civic and service associations.


Governor Corbett Tours Allegheny County Employer, Discusses Budget Proposal
Governor Tom Corbett touring Giffin Interior and Fixture Inc. in Bridgeville, where he cited the Allegheny County employer as an example of the kind of innovation and resiliency state government must support in order to bring real job growth to the region


PUC, PA One Call, Columbia Gas, York Water Promote Safe Digging Month
Emphasizing the importance of safe digging during summer projects, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), Pennsylvania One Call System Inc. (PA One Call) Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania and The York Water Co. today reminded utilities, residents and contractors to use safe digging practices.


Governor Corbett Signs Juvenile Justice Reform in Luzerne County
Governor Tom Corbett today took part in a signing of a new juvenile justice reform package designed to protect children within Pennsylvania's criminal court system


PennDOT, Turnpike, State Police Stress Work Zone Safety
Highlighting the dangers faced by road crews, PennDOT and other agencies today reminded motorists to slow down and drive carefully in work zones.


Governor Corbett Launches Initiative to Maximize Funding for Older Adult Services Funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery
Governor Tom Corbett today announced his administration is taking an innovative step that could increase future funding for a wide range of vital programs for older adults supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery.


Governor Corbett Discusses Shell Oil Land Option Agreement
Governor Tom Corbett today discussed Shell Oil Company's announcement of a land-option agreement with Horsehead Corporation to evaluate the Beaver County site for a potential petrochemical complex, including an ethane cracker facility.