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Convicted Pa. Cop Killer to Give Commencement Speech at Goddard College

PLAINFIELD, Vermont – Sources say a convicted Pennsylvania police murderer will be a commencement speaker at Goddard College in Vermont. FULL ARTICLE
by · October 1, 2014 · Local News, PA News
Left to right: WCOs Dan Murray, Dave Stewart, and Mark Gritzer, and Northcentral Region Law Enforcement Supervisor Rick Macklem pose with the antlers seized in the poaching investigation that has led to charges against three Centre County men. The 10- by 9-point rack at right initially was measured at 432 7/8 inches, based on standards set forth by the Boone & Crockett big-game scoring program. Only two bulls legally harvested in Pennsylvania have scored higher. The rack from the 5-by-7 bull is at left, and the sawed-off antlers from the 4-by-5 can be seen in front of it.

Charges Filed in Poaching of Record-Class Bull Elk

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. – One of the largest bull elk ever recorded in Pennsylvania was shot illegally along with two other bulls this month, and three Centre County men have been charged with teaming in a poaching effort, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced. FULL ARTICLE
by · October 1, 2014 · Local News, PA News

Public-Private Partnership Board Approves CNG Project for Public Transit, Private Fleet Fueling

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) Board yesterday approved a project seeking a private partner to develop clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations at public transit agencies around the state that would also provide public access to the facilities. FULL ARTICLE
by · October 1, 2014 · Local News, PA News

Department of Aging Accepting ‘Champions of Older Workers’ Award Nominations

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is seeking nominations for the annual Champions of Older Workers Award, which recognizes employers in the commonwealth who employ and value older workers. FULL ARTICLE
by · September 28, 2014 · Local News, PA News

Live-Fire Tank Exercise Planned at Fort Indiantown Gap

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Fort Indiantown Gap is scheduled to host a live-fire tank exercise using 120 mm rounds between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 29. FULL ARTICLE
by · September 27, 2014 · Local News, PA News
Report: Heroin Cheaper than Beer in Rural PA

Report: Heroin Cheaper than Beer in Rural PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – The Center for Rural Pennsylvania has released a report summarizing the findings of four statewide hearings held to examine the growing numbers of heroin and opioid-related deaths and arrests across Pennsylvania. FULL ARTICLE
by · September 25, 2014 · Local News, PA News, Uncategorized

DEP Commends Underground Mining Industry for Safety; Over Five Years Since Last Fatality

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) yesterday announced that it has been over five years since the last fatality occurred at a Pennsylvania underground mining operation. FULL ARTICLE
by · September 24, 2014 · Local News, PA News

Marcellus Drilling Boom May Have Led to Too Many Hotel Rooms

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Drilling in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region led to a rapid increase in both the number of hotels and hotel industry jobs, but Penn State researchers report that the faltering occupancy rate may signal that there are now too many hotel rooms. FULL ARTICLE
by · September 22, 2014 · Local News, PA News

PA Unemployment Rate at 5.8% in August

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry yesterday released its employment situation report for August 2014. FULL ARTICLE
by · September 20, 2014 · Local News, PA News

State to Review Law Prohibiting Excessive Overtime for Health Care Workers

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said he is launching a special performance audit of the Department of Labor and Industry’s implementation and enforcement of the Prohibition of Excessive Overtime in Health Care Act, commonly known as Act 102. FULL ARTICLE
by · September 19, 2014 · Local News, PA News