June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Local & State

Philadelphia Becomes 1st Major American City With Soda Tax

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda tax on Thursday despite a multimillion dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it. More...

Man Wanted For Killing 3 Captured In Pennsylvania

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – After an eight-hour manhunt spanning three states, Pennsylvania State Police on Tuesday captured a man accused of fatally shooting three people in West Virginia. More...

Breezewood Bank Robbed

The BB&T Bank in Breezewood was robbed last Tuesday afternoon, June 14, by a lone robber who got away with an undisclosed amount of money. More...

Fire Guts Cabin In Valley-Hi

Breezewood Fire Co. responded to a cabin fire at 338 Valley-Hi, Fulton County, last Thursday evening. The single-story cabin was gutted by the fire. Breezewood deputy chief said the fire was almost certainly caused by a lightning strike. More...

Chamber Awards Scholarships To Four Seniors

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS For the second year, the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism was pleased to award scholarships to a deserving senior from each of the four school districts. More...

Local Girl Scouts Attend Annual Summer Camp

Big Cove Girl Scouts held their annual summer camp at Camp Furnace Hills in Lebanon County June 10-13. Thirty-seven girls from Fulton County attended. More...

2 Turnpike Workers Accused Of Taking Money For Work Not Done

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Prosecutors say two former Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission workers stole hundreds of dollars, falsified work hours and used state vehicles for personal use. More...

Prosecutors: Man Uses Baby As Shield After 125 mph Car Chase

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Prosecutors in Pennsylvania say a Delaware man led them on car chase at speeds of up to 125 mph with a 7- week-old baby in the backseat, whom he later used as a human shield. More...

DA Seeks Death Penalty For Couple In Toddler’s Starvation

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A prosecutor will pursue the death penalty against a western Pennsylvania couple in the starvation death of their 23-month-old daughter, who authorities said weighed just 10 pounds when she died in February. More...

Shippensburg Graduates

The following students were awarded undergraduate degrees at commencement exercises at Shippensburg University: Jenna Hollenshead, Needmore. Lauryn King, Harrisonville. Cassandra Mellott, Hustontown. Alyssa O’Neal, Crystal Spring. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: honey mustard chicken, parslied potatoes, carrots, wheat bread, pineapple, cookie. Tuesday: cubed steak, gravy, baked potato, sour cream, peas, wheat bread, fresh fruit. More...

Mayor Cuts Off Newspaper, Won’t Talk To Reporters

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The mayor of Pennsylvania’s capital city has ordered his spokeswoman to no longer speak with a prominent local newspaper, and its reporters will no longer be invited to city briefings. More...

Penn State Extension Offers Dining With Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes is a nationally accredited program for adults with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Classes are offered weekly for four weeks, with a three month follow-up. More...

Yearly Rattlesnake Roundup Event Yields Dozens Of Serpents

NOXEN, Pa. (AP) – Dozens of serpents have been collected as a part of an annual Rattlesnake Roundup in northeastern Pennsylvania. Thirty-nine of the 59 registered hunters brought in a rattlesnake to Noxen during the weekend. More...

Summer Reading Program Kicks Off

More than 150 people attended the summer reading program kickoff at F&M Trust Fulton Theater with entertainer, Silly Joe. More...

FFA Members Place Second At State Contest

McConnellsburg FFA members Matthew Gable, Matthew Beightol and Lillian Doyle found out last week how hard work and dedication pay off when they placed second in the state in the FFA Knowledge Career Development Event (CDE). More...

Couple Charged In Slaying Return To Maryland

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) – A man and woman charged with killing her 81-year-old greataunt are back in Maryland and being held without bail. More...

Shuster Challenger May Run as Democrat

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The challenger narrowly beaten in the Republican primary by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania may take another shot at the eight-term incumbent as a Democrat. More...

FCMC Launches New Patient Portal

FCMC is pleased to unveil the new and improved patient portal. This interactive Web portal, available last week, will empower patients and their families to take an active approach in their healthcare. More...

Topper Announces Office Hours Here

Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/ Franklin/Fulton) recently announced office hours to be held at his McConnellsburg district office, located at 314 Lincoln Highway East, Suite A, in Fulton County. More...

FCMC Foundation Awards Scholarships To Area Students

Seventeen area students who are pursuing healthcare careers were awarded $22,250 from the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation. More...

Officers Shot At Man Driving SUV At Officer

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Police in central Pennsylvania fired shots at a man they say hit one officer with his vehicle. Officers said they were trying to take a wanted man into custody near a restaurant in York at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. More...

Neighbor: “Something Isn’t Right” About Girls At Man’s House

FEASTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A neighbor said she had long felt that “something isn’t right” at a Bucks County home where a man is accused of sexually assaulting a teenager whose parents police say gave her to him when she was 14. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

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

Attain Dean’s List

The following students attained the dean’s list at Shippensburg University for the spring 2016 semester: Courtney Caro, Crystal Spring. Samantha Clippinger, Fort Littleton. Lara Cromer, Fort Littleton. Trai Fix, Waterfall. More...

Historical Society To Hold Meeting

Fulton County Historical Society’s summer membership meeting will be held July 8, at 7 p.m., at Mc- Connellsburg United Presbyterian Church, 116 South Second Street, McConnellsburg. More...

Legislation To Expand Healthcare Access Approved In House

HARRISBURG – Reps. More...

Wins Art Award

Cassidy and Ethan Gracey pose with Ethan’s drawing of his dog, Bentley. More...

Hoffman Scholarships Awarded

Four Fulton and Bedford County high school graduates who were recipients of the 2016 Dr. Roy D. Hoffman Scholarships were recognized by Bedford Rotary Club Monday, June 13, at a ceremony in their honor. More...

Review Confirms Tornadoes In PA, West Virginia

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) _The National Weather Service has confirmed that two small tornadoes were spawned by storms in southwestern Pennsylvania near the West Virginia border last week. More...

VA Probing PA Center Over Brain Injury Follow-ups

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) _ The Department of Veterans Affairs is investigating allegations that a central Pennsylvania hospital didn’t property follow-up on patients suffering from brain injuries. More...