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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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LeBron James Becomes Fourth 5-Time NBA MVP Award-Winner

Miami Heat star LeBron James on Sunday joined four other NBA greats who have won at least four NBA Most Valuable Player awards. James earned all but one first-place vote in winning the 2012-2013 honor.  Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (with six), Michael Jordan and Bill Russell (with five apiece) and Wilt Chamberlain (with four) have won…

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