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Brooks’ Bill To End State’s Inheritance Tax Goes To Full House

Legislation intended to end other consequences of Pennsylvania’s inheritance tax has moved to the full state House. The measure introduced by State Representative Michele Brooks, serving parts of Crawford, Mercer and Lawrence Counties, would phase out the twelve percent inheritance tax rate paid by sibling heirs of a deceased individual upon the transfer of property to…

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Penguins Win Third Straight, Need One More Victory To Move To Conference Finals

Evgeni Malkin, Brandon Sutter, Jussi Jokinen and  Chris Kunitz all scored goals for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night, and the Pens took a three-games-to-one lead in their best-of-seven NHL Eastern Conference semifinal series with a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York. With one more win, the…

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Cole, Melancon, 13 Hits Lift Pirates To 4-3 Victory Over Giants

Gerrit Cole and Mark Melancon combined on a seven-hitter on Wednesday afternoon, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (14-20) cracked 13 hits in a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants in the rubber game of a three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Cole (3-2) worked eight innings, allowing three runs on seven hits with seven…

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Political Science Professor Says State Impeachment Proceedings Are Exceptionally Rare

A political science professor tells Radio PA News that impeachment proceedings in the state government are extraordinarily rare. Franklin and Marshall College Professor Dr. G. Terry Madonna made his comments following Tuesday’s dramatic start to a state House committee hearing called to consider the impeachment of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. At the meeting of the…

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New Child Abuse Reporting Law Sent To Governor Corbett

A bill that would require school employees to report suspected child abuse has been passed by the state House, and is now on its way to the desk of Governor Tom Corbett. The House vote on Tuesday was unanimous.  Corbett is expected to sign the measure into law. The bill requires school employees to immediately…

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Former Clarion U. Football Star Pleads Guilty In Erie Drug Case

A former Clarion University football star has entered guilty pleas in Erie County Court in a drug delivery case that culminated when he was stopped in Erie while allegedly transporting some 400 pounds of marijuana. 37 year-old Roosevelt Benjamin, from Erie, pleaded guilty in a court-approved plea bargain to charges of conspiracy, the delivery of marijuana…

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Former Oil City Man Sentenced To 10-To-20 Years In Cranberry Township Convenience Store Robbery

A former Oil City man who was convicted in March in the robbery of a convenience store in Cranberry Township in late 2011 has been sentenced to 10-to-20 years in state prison. 33 year-old Steven Shawgo, from Erie, was found guilty in Venango County Court of the armed robbery of a convenience store on Riverside…

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Man Wanted In Weekend Shooting In Meadville Arrested After Standoff With Police

A man wanted in an early morning shooting over the weekend was arrested late Tuesday afternoon after a lengthy standoff with police. Police officials say 21 year-old Brian Sedlak was arrested after having barricaded himself for hours Tuesday in a house on Plank Road in East Mead Township between Meadville and Guys Mills.  No shots were…

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Mercer County Man Faces Charges After Four-Hour Police Standoff

Charges are pending against a Mercer County man after a nearly four-hour police standoff in Hempfield Township near Greenville. Police say 27 year-old Charles Wellen, from Hempfield Township, was arrested without incident after he barricaded himself in his home on Wasser Bridge Road. Mercer County’s Critical Incident Response Team was called after a report that…

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Instant Replay Rule Gives Pirates A 2-1 Walkoff Victory Over San Francisco

An overturned “out” call at home plate, brought about by a challenge under baseball’s new instant replay rules, gave the Pittsburgh Pirates (13-20) a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The reversal came after Pirates left fielder Starling Marte belted a two-out triple and then raced…

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