May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Local & State

Open Mic Held

McConnellsburg Senior Center had an Open Mic May 9 with a great turn out of musicians and friends. The next Open Mic is Monday, June 13. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: meatballs and spaghetti, tossed salad, Italian dressing, Italian bread, fruit. Tuesday: pork, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, rye bread, cookie. More...

Black Bear Spotted Wandering In Philadelphia Park

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A black bear has been spotted roaming through a popular park within Philadelphia’s city limits. More...

Train Hits Car Stuck On Tracks

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a woman was able to escape from her car before it was struck by a train in western Pennsylvania. More...

Nobody Hurt When Turkey Crashes Through Transit Bus Window

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Nobody was hurt when a transit bus stuffed with Pittsburgh bound commuters was rammed by a wild turkey, which smashed through the windshield. More...

Trucker Crashes Over PA Turnpike Embankment, Dies

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – A tractor-trailer driver has been killed after crashing his rig through guardrails and over a steep embankment on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Troopers from the Somerset barracks say the crash occurred shortly after 2 a.m. More...

Regulators Try Again To Block Hershey-Pinnacle Health Merger

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Federal and state regulators are making another effort to block a merger between PinnacleHealth System and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. More...

Raffle Winners

Winners of the spring raffle at Fulton County Sportsmen’s League are as follows: $300: Ray Istemes, Hagerstown. .270 Rifle: Rick Marshall, McConnellsburg. $100: Larry Strait, Needmore. Tri-State pump 20. More...

Trump, Biden To Be At Penn Graduation As Parent, Grandparent

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden are scheduled to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania, but not on the stage as politicians – they’ll be in the audience as parent and grandparent. More...

General Electric Closing PA Plant With 380 Workers

BLAWNOX, Pa. (AP) – General Electric is closing a Pittsburgh-area plant that makes solar power equipment and says 250 of 380 workers there will lose their jobs. More...

Teen Suicides Cause For Alarm In School District

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The funeral at which the Rev. Tom Sparacino of St. Richard Catholic Church in Richland officiated on April 22 was gut-wrenching, as are many funerals of those who kill themselves. More...

SF To Present Spring Concert

Southern Fulton High School Vocal Music Department will present “Lift Up Your Voice,” its annual spring concert Saturday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Comcast Pays Founder’s Widow $490M To Settle Unpaid Perks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp. has paid its founder’s widow nearly $490 million in perks and to cash out life insurance policies in her name. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Jesse Swope of Harrisonville has been named to the spring 2016 dean’s list at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. More...

PA Seeks Chief For New Medical Marijuana Program

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Health Department is looking for someone to oversee its new medical marijuana program. More...

Killer’s Wife To Prison, Violated Murder-for-hire Probation

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania woman who tried to have three witnesses killed in her husband’s murder trial will spend 10 months in federal prison for violating her probation. More...

Rare White Bison Calf Born At PA Animal Park

JONES MILLS, Pa. (AP) – A rare white American bison calf is the newest addition to a southwestern Pennsylvania animal park. The male calf named Liberty was born April 29 at the Living Treasures Wild Animal Park in Donegal Township. More...

Gang Presence Is A Growing Threat In Luzerne County Prison

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – Street gangs – primarily the Bloods – have permeated the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, and keeping tabs on their plots and rivalries has become a consuming mission, prison officials say. More...

Oldest Amtrak Survivor Faces Life And Limits After Crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Aaron Levine didn’t feel like a miracle. More...

Toomey Must Deal With Trump, Win Over Moderates

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Republican Sen. Pat Toomey already had the political balancing act of winning over middle-of-the-road voters in his quest for a second term in moderate Pennsylvania. More...

Budget Decisions Loom For Pennsylvania Legislature Session

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania lawmakers still fatigued from a record budget standoff with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf may not get much of a break from the partisan battles as the start of the new fiscal year approaches. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE May 9 More...

Raffle Winner

Hustontown Senior Center recently held a lottery fundraiser. Pictured above is Yvonne Rickabaugh who was the first prize winner. Second-prize winner was Sarah Shaw and third prize went to Kristen Sowers. More...

Court Session Held

Judge Jeremiah D. Zook of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, May 10, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

3 Doctors Accused Of Selling $5M In Prescription Drugs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal prosecutors allege three doctors at a now-defunct clinic in Philadelphia that specialized in helping drug addicts actually sold them $5 million worth of prescription drugs. More...

Woman Recorded Sound Of Own Slaying On Phone

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – A woman killed by a shotgun blast in a domestic dispute last week recorded the sound of her own killing on her phone, authorities said. More...

Thousands Watch Falcon Feed Young To Fellow Chick

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A live broadcast of a peregrine falcon nesting at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning shows the bird feeding three hatchlings to her first chick. More...

Game Commission Warns Of ‘Spikes’ On Game Lands Trail

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Game Commission is warning hunters, hikers and others to be careful after officials found a “spike strip’’ on a state game lands trail in south-central Pennsylvania. More...

Twelve More Cases Of CWD In PA

State gears up for additional control measures

The Pennsylvania Game Commission during 2015 found 12 additional white-tailed deer infected with chronic wasting disease (CWD) – all in Disease Management Area 2 (DMA 2), located in south-central Pennsylvania. More...

Library Corner

Staff at the library have designated this as “Get Reacquainted With Your Library” Week. They have begun internal preparations for the renovation of the children’s room by relocating some of the collections. More...

Forbes Road Holds Prom

Forbes Road High School held its prom May 14 at McConnellsburg American Legion. Crowned King and Queen were Wilhemina “Mina” Wilt and Brice Ulsh, far right. More...

Prosecutors To Wrap Up Case In Slaying Of 2 Sisters

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case Monday in the western Pennsylvania trial of a man charged with robbing and killing two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker two years ago. More...

CDC: Specially Ventilated Rooms Harmful To Certain Patients

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Specially ventilated rooms believed to be linked to a deadly mold outbreak at a Pennsylvania hospital should be avoided for patients with weakened immune systems, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park announce the following upcoming programs: More...

Legion Essay Winners

Pictured, left, are the winners of the Americanism essay contest: Brady Clark, fourth-grader at Southern Fulton; Saylor Lampley, fifth-grader at Southern Fulton; Sarahann Metzdorf, seventh grader at More...

Eagles Donate To Sports Programs

The Harrisonville Eagles have made several donations to youths and school sports programs, including varsity sports, Little League and CFAYSO Soccer. More...

Police Van Is Disguised As Google Maps Vehicle

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia police officers attached a large Google Maps logo to a surveillance van in an apparent attempt to disguise it as one of the company’s street-filming cars. More...

PA Schools Might Be Overpaying For Busing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania school districts that don’t seek bids on busing contracts might be spending millions of dollars more than necessary to get kids to and from school. More...