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    York man sentenced on health care fraud charges

    HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Nagy Mohamed Abdelhamed, age 68, of York, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on June 27, 2019, by U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones, III, to two years’ probation on Health Care Fraud charges stemming from his fraudulent receipt of Medicaid and SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamp benefits. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Abdelhamed applied for Medicaid and […]

  • Cumberland County man sentenced to 15 months for fraud

    HARRISBURG—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Suhail Farooq, age 26, of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on June 27, 2019, by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner to 15 months’ imprisonment to be followed by two years of supervised release for wire fraud. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Farooq previously admitted to perpetrating a computer-based fraud scheme that targeted victims across the United States. As part of the […]

  • Lawmakers send statewide radio network audit measure to Governor’s Desk

    HARRISBURG – The Senate and the House of Representatives approved legislation this week that would require the Pennsylvania Inspector General to review the Pennsylvania Statewide Radio Network (PA-STARNet). The legislation is similar to a bill introduced by Senators Bob Mensch (R-24) and Scott Martin (R-13) earlier this year. The statewide network was first authorized in 1996, but the system has experienced serious reliability issues and cost taxpayers a total of more than $750 million. The system was turned over to […]

  • Ohio bank robbery suspect arrested in Carlisle

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Andre Jovan Earvin – a 31-year old man of Youngstown, Ohio. On June 3, 2019, the Youngstown (Ohio) Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Earvin with the May 30th robbery of a bank in that city.  Investigators learned that Earvin fled to Carlisle, Pennsylvania and requested that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force apprehend him. Yesterday at about 4 p.m., members of the fugitive […]

  • Statewide Suicide Prevention Task Force Created to Strengthen Supports for People in Crisis

    Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced a first-of-its-kind, statewide Suicide Prevention Task Force to develop the state’s suicide prevention plan, a long-term strategy to reduce suicide in Pennsylvania, and let Pennsylvanians in crisis know their lives are valuable and help is available. The announcement was made by various state agencies that will be represented on the task force, Rep. Mike Schlossberg, Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, and Prevent Suicide PA. “We have an obligation to provide resources and promote safe, […]

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    Governor announces 40 municipalities to receive Red Light Enforcement funds

    Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will distribute $15.4 million in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding to 38 municipalities statewide to fund 50 safety projects. Pennsylvania’s ARLE program aims to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue. “This program helps communities across the state make investments in traffic flow and safety,” Governor Wolf said. “These improvements complement […]

  • Victims of Mechanicsburg car dealer can seek restitution

    90 Day Window for Consumer Victims to be Eligible for Restitution HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro is announcing a $50,892.29 settlement that allows restitution for consumer victims of a Mechanicsburg motor vehicle dealership, New Kingstown Auto, LLC, the owner of the dealership, Harry D. Laughman, and an employee, Dana L. (Blosser) San. The settlement, in the form of a petition requiring court approval, comes as a result of a lawsuit filed by the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of […]

  • Cleaning robots could prevent spread of “superbug fungus”

    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa– As a so-called “superbug fungus” spreads spores and concerns across the country, a powerful tool in Chambersburg Hospital’s cleaning arsenal could prevent its spread should a patient with the fungus arrive for treatment. Last week, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent a warning to healthcare centers about Candida Auris. The warning has created several news reports about the “superbug fungus” which now has several hundred reported cases in the United States, mostly in New York, New […]

  • Resurrection teacher wins Golden Apple Award

    HARRISBURG — Resurrection Catholic School kindergarten teacher Kristy Legenstein won a Golden Apple from the Harrisburg Diocese, an award that recognizes professional excellence, leadership, and devotion to teaching in Catholic schools. Legenstein earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Immaculata University in 1991. She enjoyed a successful career in vaccine production, but remembered her time as a cheerleading and softball coach in high school and felt a longing to work with children. “I wanted to be the change in a […]

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