August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Local & State

Red Cross Flood App Helps You Prepare Should Waters Rise

With pounding heavy rains in some areas of the country recently, the American Red Cross urges you to download its Flood App. More...

Court Session Held

President Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, August 18. More...

Lawmakers See Own Funds Dwindle In PA Budget Fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Crash Kills 2 High School Cheerleaders, Injures Others

ALBRIGHTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say two high school cheerleaders were killed in a two-vehicle collision in eastern Pennsylvania. More...

Garden Club Holds Luau

Members of North End Garden Club enjoyed a luau at Crampton Inn July 28. More...

New PennDOT Site Shows Customers Active, Planned Projects

Site features construction, Act 89 and future improvements

Pennsylvanians looking for information on construction projects, improvements underway because of Act 89, the state’s transportation funding plan, as well as projects scheduled through 2026 have a new resource – www.Projects.PennDOT.gov. More...

Somerset County Man Wants To Get Streetcars Back In Track

WINDBER, Pa. (AP) – A streetcar flecked with rust and fringed in wild daisies lists slightly in a railyard in Windber, Somerset County. More...

Seniors Hold Open Mic

McConnellsburg Senior Center held its sixth Open Mic August 10. There was great attendance and good food was enjoyed by all. Next Open Mic will be September 14, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Hustontown Class Holds Reunion

Hustontown High School Class of 1956 recently held a reunion at Hustontown Firehall. More...

Playwriting Workshop At Library

This fall, the Fulton County Library is offering potential writers and playwrights in our local area a unique opportunity to sharpen their writing skills and develop solid story lines under the guidance of published & produced playwright Renee Ra More...

County Camp Cadets Attend PSP Commissioner’s Camp

Two former 2014 Fulton County Camp Cadets attended the PA State Police commissioner’s honor camp from August 2 to August 7. More...

Lawyer Skips Hearing So Wife In Labor Won’t Kill Him

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh defense attorney got a hearing postponed at the last minute after convincing a judge that his wife’s labor was a matter of life – or his death. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE August 17 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3: 1466- 1568 lbs., $148.50 to $153.50; choice 2-3: 1134-1460 lbs., $144 to $147.50; select 2-3: 1120-1408 lbs., $139 to $142.50. More...

Pregnant TV Meteorologist Fights Foes Of Her Appearance

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia meteorologist pregnant with twins is fighting back against “haters” critical of her appearance. More...

Center One Plans Call Center With 50 Jobs In PA

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) – A Buffalo, New Yorkbased customer service company plans to open a call center in western Pennsylvania once it hires 50 people to work there. More...

New Date For MVFC Block Party

Block party, parade rescheduled for September 26

Plans are moving forward for a special celebration to commemorate 85 years of service provided to the community by the Mc- Connellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. with one slight change – the event date. More...

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

On Saturday, September 26, the Fulton County Conservation District, in conjunction with the PA Department of Environmental Protection and the Bedford, Huntingdon and Fulton County commissioners, will host a household hazardous waste collection event. More...

Receive Degrees

Anna Mary Lesher, daughter of Bruce Carriker, Fort Littleton, received her Master of Science degree in clinical counseling during commencement exercises at Shippensburg University, May 8, 2015. More...

POLICE REPORTS

One Accused Of Harassment More...

4-H/FFA Livestock Show Results

STEERS Lightweight No. 1 First - Holden Smith; second - Ashley Bard. Lightweight No. 2 First - David Seiders II; second - Bronson Smith; third - Kassidy Detwiler; fourth - Wylan Gress; fifth - Nicholas Mellott. More...

Turnpike Warns Of E-ZPass Phishing Scam

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pennsylvania Turnpike officials and consumer advocates are warning people who pay tolls using E-ZPass to watch out for an email phishing scam. The emails claim the recipient owes money on their E- ZPass accounts. More...

Back To School Safety Is Important Across All Transportation Modes

Hollidaysburg – As the 2015/2016 school year begins, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminds parents and students to keep safety in mind across all modes of transportation including: taking the bus, walking, and biking. More...

Historic Century Inn Burns In PA; Rare Flag Saved

SCENERY HILL, Pa. (AP) – George Washington slept there, as did fellow Presidents Andrew Jackson and James Polk. But for Megin Harrington, the Century Inn was home – and one she looked after for 40 years as if it were a family member. More...

Hustontown Class Holds Reunion

Hustontown High School Class of 1955 recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of graduation at Hustontown Firehall. Good food and good fellowship were enjoyed by all. More...

10K Volunteers To Help With Papal Visit To Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – An army of about 10,000 volunteers will be on hand when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia during the Vatican sponsored World Meeting of Families and holds the biggest events of his first trip to the U.S. More...

Uniontown Man Charged In Store Robbery Confessed To 13 More

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police say a man jailed on charges he robbed a convenience store has confessed to 13 similar heists, all to feed his heroin habit. William Hal1, of Uniontown, has been charged in the Aug. More...

OSI Membership Meeting

Occupational Services, Inc. (OSI) will hold its annual membership meeting on Monday, September 21, 2015, at 7 p.m.,at 17 Redwood Street, Chambersburg. The public is invited to attend. More...

Woman Reports Being Raped At Nature Church Fest

ARTEMAS, Pa. (AP) – A woman reported being drugged and raped during a five-day music festival sponsored by a nature-based church, state police said. More...

Bones At Plant Site Likely From Old Graves

MONACA, Pa. (AP) – Bones found at the proposed site of a Shell Chemical refinery in western Pennsylvania are likely from a family graveyard more than 100 years old. More...

Kane’s Legal Woes Stoke Interest In 2016 Election

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Western PA Hospital To No Longer Deliver Babies

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania hospital will no longer be accepting maternity care center patients due to what officials say is a lack of adequate staffing. More...

Teen, Grandpa Die In Fire Caused By Discarded Marijuana Pipe

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – A 15-year-old boy and his disabled Vietnam veteran grandfather have been killed in an apartment fire caused by a marijuana pipe the man had been smoking, authorities said. More...

Pastor Charged In Prostitution Sting Placed On Leave

YORK, Pa. (AP) – A Presbyterian church in central Pennsylvania says its pastor has been placed on administrative leave after he was charged with prostitution-related offenses in Maryland. More...