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  • ‘Peyton’s Law’ passes Senate unanimously

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Peyton Walker Foundation today celebrates the Pennsylvania State Senate’s unanimous passage of Senate Bill 836, known as “Peyton’s Law,” and lauds Sen. Mike Regan (R-District 31) for his sponsorship, leadership and staunch advocacy for the measure. The bill now heads to the State House of Representatives. Peyton Walker, a 19-year-old Mechanicsburg, Pa. native, was a sophomore at Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., studying to be a physician assistant, when she suffered a fatal Sudden Cardiac Arrest […]

  • State to rent space to wireless providers, generate revenue for the Commonwealth

    Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania is seeking to rent extra space on commonwealth-owned communications towers, land and assets to third-party wireless providers at fair market value, Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper announced today. “We realize the revenue-generating opportunity the commonwealth has in renting extra space on communications towers and assets to third-party wireless providers,” Topper said. “In addition to creating a revenue stream, we have the opportunity to contribute to more accessible and reliable wireless coverage across the Commonwealth.” […]

  • Bill to protect student sexual assault victims advance to Senate

    HARRISBURG – A proposal that would provide new protections for young victims of sexual assault earned the endorsement of a key panel in the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13). Senate Bill 530, which was approved by the Senate Education Committee today, would mandate the removal of any student who is convicted or adjudicated delinquent of sexual assault against a student who attends the same school. The legislation was created in response to a situation […]

  • Provides Comprehensive Voting Information for Nov. 5 Election

    Harrisburg, PA – In preparation for the upcoming municipal election, Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar suggests Pennsylvanians visit,  where they can confirm their registration status, verify their voting district, locate their polling place and find much more information. “VotesPA is an invaluable resource for voters as they head to the polls on November 5,” Secretary Boockvar said. “We encourage all Pennsylvania voters to be fully informed about their rights and what to expect at the polling place.” At […]

  • Probation, property ban for man who threatened Mennonite Home

    LANCASTER, PA — A New Holland man was sentenced to three years of probation – and a property ban – for threatening to bring a gun to a local retirement community after he was denied volunteer work at the facility. Mark Wingerd, 66, was convicted at trial last month of misdemeanor terroristic threats regarding the March 11 conversation with a volunteer coordinator at Mennonite Home. Wingerd became upset during a series of phone calls regarding a volunteer opportunity at the […]

  • Offers Wine Mystery Boxes

    Harrisburg – Just in time for Halloween, is offering a variety of wine mystery boxes available for purchase until 11:59 PM EDT Thursday, Oct. 31. Customers have the option to choose from six unique wine mystery boxes featuring a surprise assortment of red wine, white wine, or both for order through Red wine, two bottles (Code 81991) – $19.99 White wine, two bottles (Code 81992) – $19.99 Assorted wine, two bottles (Code 81993) – $19.99 Red wine, four […]

  • Former Revs Manager, Orioles catcher Andy Etchebarren dies

      October 7, 2019, York, Pa. — The York Revolution announced today that former Baltimore Oriole catcher and Revolution manager Andy Etchebarren died Saturday at the age of 76. ‘Etch’ made his Major League debut with the Baltimore Orioles on September 26, 1962, and played 16 years in the Majors. He was an institution on Orioles rosters from 1966 until 1975 and was an invaluable contributor to Baltimore’s three consecutive World Series teams (1969-1971) and their 1966 and 1970 World […]

  • Gov. Wolf Arrives in Poland after Visiting PA Troops, Honoring Tree of Life Victims in Lithuania

    Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf crossed over from Lithuania to Poland this morning, beginning the second leg of his journey to visit with Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) troops, and meet with business and government leaders. Next, in Poland, the governor will visit more than 500 PNG troops and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial, where he will again honor the victims of the Tree of Life synagogue attack. Photos for media use from the governor’s trip are posted to his Flickr account. […]

  • Agriculture Department: Check Rhododendrons for Infectious Disease

    Harrisburg, PA – This spring, Pennsylvania was among 28 states where retailers received rhododendrons which may have been exposed to a plant pathogen called Phytophthora ramorum. The pathogen causes infectious disease in popular Pennsylvania plants and shrubs including rhododendron, mountain laurel, lilac, viburnum and pieris. Anyone who has recently purchased a rhododendron should monitor the plant for signs of disease, including leaf spots and shoot dieback. Other rhododendron problems may mimic the disease, but a lab test can confirm. If you suspect your […]

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