Pennsylvania expanding tax to more out-of-state corporations

Pennsylvania will start collecting corporate income taxes from companies that don’t have offices, employees or property in the state, making it one of the last states to target such companies. Pennsylvania announced the change starting in the 2020 tax year through a tax bulletin published Sept. 30. It cites a groundbreaking U.S. Supreme Court decision last year as the legal basis to expand how it applies the tax.
The change will undoubtedly result in more cash for Pennsylvania, which is facing huge demographic challenges in the coming years, as the projected retirement-age population balloons and the working-age population shrinks.

Breast Cancer Walk a Success at Peoples Natural Gas Field

On Sunday, Peoples Natural Gas Field was transformed into a sea of pink as Making Strides of Central PA held its annual breast cancer walk. For the past 20 years, breast cancer survivors have walked with family members, friends, community members and local organizations to raise money for cancer research. The planning for Sunday’s event began in February. From there, teams began to form and fundraise, and community members donated online. The walk attracted about 40 teams and a total of nearly 1,000 participants.

Police Looking for Jewelry Store Thief

According to a release, Logan Township police are looking into a retail theft at Zales store in the Logan Valley Mall. The individual took roughly $7,500 worth of items. He is described as being in his late teens or early 20s, thin, with brown hair. He was seen in a grey Hollister hoodie with black pants. He was seen getting into a dark-colored Ford Explorer. The vehicle had damage to the right front fender. Anyone with information is asked to call the Logan Township Police Department at 814-949-3364.

PA Mack Truck on Strike

Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Sunday at plants in three states, including Pennsylvania in the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members, many wearing red T-shirts and carrying signs, began picketing in the morning. “One of the biggest issues for us is the job security,” according to Walter Smith, president of the local representing Pennsylvania workers.

Where You Can and Cannot Post Signs

With the election less than one month away, all are reminded The City of Altoona’s zoning ordinance prohibits the posting of signs on public property. Residents, non-residents and visitors are asked to abide by the ordinance which prohibits signs, either of a political nature or non-political nature, on City owned property and City rights of way including median strips on roadways, passive parks, playground parks and ball parks, telephone poles, trees along the rights of way, sidewalk areas along the rights of way, bicycle paths, bus stops areas and any other public open space that is not considered to be private property. Those planning to post signs in the City limits of the City of Altoona are to do so on private property only. The City will remove signs that are placed on City property. For more information please contact the City of Altoona Department of Community Development at 949-2470.

Prison Guard Had Fingertip Bitten Off

Officials say an inmate at a Pennsylvania state prison injured two guards in an attack, including one guard whose fingertip was bitten off. Prison officials at Camp Hill State Correctional Institute confirmed an “inmate-on-staff assault” occurred Saturday, resulting in two officers being treated at a hospital. PennLive.com reports prison officials would not release any information about the guards’ injuries, but a state police spokeswoman said one guard lost the tip of a finger. Prison spokeswoman Deb Alvord says the inmate was transferred to a “restricted unit” in a different state prison.

Penn State Faces Tough Road Test Saturday

Penn State has the No. 5 scoring offense in the country so far, averaging 47 points per game, but we’ll find out Saturday if the offense truly is worthy of high praise.
The Nittany Lions will face a tough Iowa defense that that ranks third in the country in points allowed, just 8.8 per contest (PSU is second at 7.4). The Hawkeyes gave up only 10 points last week at Michigan, and they usually find a way to make things tough on PSU at Iowa.

More Traffic Delays Starting Monday

BEGINNING MONDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, DIXON ELECTRIC WILL
INSTALL FOUNDATIONS FOR NEW TRAFFIC SIGNALS AT THE
INTERSECTION OF 12TH AVENUE AND 13TH STREET. 12TH AVENUE
WILL BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE DURING THE DAY FOR ABOUT ONE
MONTH. THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL PROJECT THAT IS CURRENTLY TAKING PLACE ON 13TH AVENUE AND 16TH STREET WILL CONTINUE NEXT WEEK WITH SIDEWALK AND DRAINAGE WORK. THIS PORTION OF THE PROJECT IS
EXPECTED TO LAST FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO MORE WEEKS.
MOTORISTS WILL EXPERIENCE TRAFFIC DELAYS AT TIMES .

Blair & Other Counties Receive Grant Money for Broadband Infrastructure

According to a release, the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission has been awarded $50,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission to complete an eight-county assessment of broadband infrastructure. Bedford, Blair, Cambria, and Westmoreland are included in the counties that have partnered on the project and are providing $50,000 in matching funds for the study. Brandon Carson, director of planning and community development at SAP&DC, has been working on the effort with representatives from the region for nearly a year.

New Anti-Bullying Legislation in PA

Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, introduced legislation Wednesday that would hold parents accountable for a child’s repeated bullying and require schools to more effectively track, investigate and report bullying and cyberbullying incidents.
Burns had announced his plan for the legislation in August, during a press conference at Penn Cambria School District in Cresson. On Wednesday, Burns formally introduced his pair of bills on National Stop Bullying Day, highlighting the need for students, parents and school officials to work together to eliminate bullying.