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River Ridge Break-In’s Investigated

The State Police are investigating a burglary case in which they say someone broke into several properties on the River Ridge complex in Cranberry Township. The incidents occurred sometime Sunday night or early Monday morning. Troopers say a house, a barn and a trailer were all entered and ransacked.  At least two weapons and as…

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State House Passes Business Tax Overhaul

The state House of Representatives on Monday voted in favor of wide-ranging business tax reforms. The bill was designed to close the infamous “Delaware Loophole,” while gradually reducing the state’s nearly ten percent corporate net income tax rate.  It also includes a number of other measures in Governor Tom Corbett’s business tax plan. Supporters say…

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Scam Unveiled Regarding Tax And Rent Rebate Program

Local lawmakers are warning residents about what they are terming a scam regarding a group that offers to file senior citizens’ Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program applications for a 39-dollar fee. The state does not charge a fee.  As a matter of fact, many Area Agency on Aging officials will help seniors file their…

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Pennsylvania’s Fallen Police Officers Are Honored

Pennsylvania’s fallen police officers were honored Monday at a noontime memorial service at the state Capitol grounds. Five Pennsylvania law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2012, and they were remembered at a memorial service arranged by the state lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police.  The fallen officers included four city…

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Second Passenger From Butler County Train-Bus Crash Dies

A second passenger on a bus that was involved in a collision with a train in southern Butler County on April 26 has died. Officials say 88 year-old John Burkett, from Zelienople, died Saturday from injuries sustained in the crash at a railroad crossing in Evans City. Burkett was one of eleven people, including 10…

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Lawmakers Look To End Triple-Dipping By State Pensioners

Many state lawmakers are looking to pass legislation that would bar state pensioners from “triple-dipping.” The House and Senate have both unanimously approved separate bills to close a loophole that allows the practice. Retired state workers are currently allowed to return to their jobs for up to 95 days per year.  Bill sponsors say many…

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Kunitz’s Second Goal Gives Penguins An Overtime Win

Chris Kunitz scored 8:44 into overtime on Sunday afternoon, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 5-4 road victory over the New York Islanders and a 2-games-to-one advantage in their best-of-seven opening-round Stanley Cup Playoff series. Game four will be played Tuesday night at 7:00 PM at Nassau Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.  Radio pregame airtime…

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Washington Takes Weekend Pair In Pittsburgh

.158 hitter Tyler Moore and Danny Espinosa both homered on Sunday as the Washington Nationals completed a two-game-to-one win in a weekend series in Pittsburgh, beating the Pirates 6-2 at PNC Park. Espinosa drove in three runs for Washington (17-15), helping give the win to starter Gio Gonzales (3-2).  The Nationals outhit the Pirates 11-6.…

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Ragan Wins 7-Hour Marathon At Talladega

David Ragan passed the leaders during a two-lap, green-white overtime finish on Sunday to win his second NASCAR Sprint Cup event, the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. In a 7-hour marathon delayed by a multicar crash before the midway point and a 3-hour and 36-minute rain stoppage, the green-white finish was needed by…

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Rookie Derek Ernst Wins First PGA Event

The fourth alternate to the weekend’s event, PGA Tour rookie Derek Ernst wrapped up his Sunday with a four-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole, and walked away with his first tour win, at the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. Ernst won $1.206 million. Ernst and David Lynn both…

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