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Second Hearing Held On State Pension Reform Debate

In a second public hearing, state lawmakers heard more late this week on a proposed change to Pennsylvania’s public pension system. The debate was between what is fair and what is affordable, although each side seems to think both are possible through a defined benefit or defined contribution plan. Union representatives and professional associates called…

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Experts Say Bird Flu Has Not Been Detected In Pennsylvania, But Precautions Are Being Taken

According to officials at the three labs doing extensive testing for any signs of the avian flu in Pennsylvania, no cases have been found in poultry in the state this year. Still, agriculture experts are advising farmers to limit the exposure of their flocks to wild birds, and the state’s Agriculture Department has banned live…

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Pirates Leave Their Mark In San Francisco; Bucs Sweep 3-Game Series With Giants

Jordy Mercer homered for the second straight day, and Jose Tabata, taking advantage of a rare start in left field, shrugged off a collision with the outfield wall and recorded two hits and an RBI as the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Giants with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday afternoon in San…

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Blackhawks Score Twice In The Final Period In 2-1 Win In Stanley Cup Final Opener

Teuvo Teravainen and Antoine Vermette scored less than two minutes apart late in the third period on Wednesday night to propel the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening game of the NHL’s Stanley Cup championship series in Tampa. Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford recorded 22 saves in the…

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Florida Repeats As NCAA Softball Champion

The University of Florida Gators scored four times in the first two innings on Wednesday and held on for a 4-1 victory over Michigan, becoming only the third school to win back-to-back NCAA softball championships. Taylor Schwarz drove in two of the runs for the Gators (60-7), and Lauren Haeger threw a complete-game five-hitter with…

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SEC Warns Investors About Financial Professionals With False Credentials; Agency Cites Oil City Man As Example

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday issued a warning to investors “to thoroughly check the claimed credentials of people soliciting their investments to ensure they are not falsifying, exaggerating or hiding facts about their backgrounds.” And, the agency cited an Oil City man as an example of those who have touted themselves as financial…

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Triple Crown Hopeful American Pharoah Is Favorite For Saturday’s Belmont

American Pharoah, the winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and a candidate to become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner, is the early favorite at 3-to-5 to win Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York. American Pharoah has drawn the number-5 post position in a field of eight horses.…

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$188 Million Powerball Lottery Jackpot Is Hit; Ticket Sold In Arizona

One day after a winning ticket sold in Illinois with a potential value of $260 million was declared the sole winner in the MegaMillions Lottery, someone in Arizona has purchased a winning jackpot ticket in the Powerball Lottery. The lone grand prize-winning ticket from Wednesday night’s drawing has an annuity value of at least $188…

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Overtime Hours Concern State Troopers And Corrections Department Employees

A legislative hearing this week on a bill to overhaul the current public pension system in Pennsylvania has touched on one issue that could drive costs upward. “Spiking” a pension with a lot of overtime hours at the end of a career can drive up the costs of the pension plan.  State troopers and corrections officers,…

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Two Drivers Hurt In Route 58 Crash

Police in Mercer County say two women were seriously injured on Tuesday afternoon in a head-on collision on Route 58 in Mercer County. The State Police at the Mercer station in Jackson Center say an S-U-V driven by 61 year-old Roxanne Dobson, from Boyers, crossed the center line on a curve and slammed into a…

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