December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Marchers In PA Join In National Protest

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Marchers in Pennsylvania joined protests across the nation aimed at calling attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. More...

Boro Man Faces Child Pornography Charges

William Beard enters plea in case

A McConnellsburg borough man answered to allegations of child pornography last week on the heels of an investigation by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Child Predator Unit. More...

Do You Hear What I Hear?

The McConnellsburg Middle and High School bands directed by Greg Strine welcomed in the Christmas season last Thursday night with their annual winter concert. More...

Water Leak Found At PA Nuclear Plant

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) – Operators of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in central Pennsylvania say they have disconnected Unit One from the regional power grid after finding a small water leak inside the containment structure. More...

Ex-student Gets 2 Years For Making Bombs

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A former college student has been sentenced to two years in prison for building bombs without a federal license in his off-campus central Pennsylvania apartment. More...

Pa. Police Officer Hit By Car At Accident Scene

CHELTENHAM, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia police officer is hospitalized after a passing vehicle spun on ice and struck him as he placed road flares at an accident scene. More...

Festival Of Lights Winners

Individuals passing through the second annual Fulton County Festival of Lights voted on best light display with the winners being recorded as follows: Churches First – Pleasant Union Church. School Groups More...

Receive ACM Award

Two-dozen tri-state area high school graduates are recipients of Allegany College of Maryland Presidential scholarships for study in the current 2014-15 academic year, the ACM Foundation announced. The following area students received awards: More...

Giant Hornets Nest

McConnellsburg resident Clarence “Bushy” Kerlin spotted this sizeable hornets nest in Taylor Township late last month while travelling through the area. More...

Auctioneer School Graduate

Troy Mark Miller, Hustontown, successfully completed a 20 college-credit course through Harrisburg Area Community College. More...

Man, Cleared Of Shooting To Death Neighbor

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man is free after jurors deemed his fatal shooting of a neighbor to be a case of self-defense. More...

Running For Local Office Workshop To Be Offered In Fulton County

For all those people who have ever thought about serving on their school board, borough council or township board – here’s your chance to learn how to do it. More...

Pension Seizure Law Affected Nearly 200

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Jana Malot Featured In Ag Publication

DROVERS CATTLE NEWTWORK For Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) member Jana Malot and her husband, Clem, the farming tradition dates back three long and eventful centuries. More...

Altoona Ignition Wire Plant Cutting 160 Jobs

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania plant plans to cut 160 of 210 jobs next year as it moves its automotive ignition wire manufacturing operation to another plant in Mexico. More...

Forbes Road Bands Kick Off Holidays

Forbes Road beginner and elementary bands joined the junior/senior high bands on stage last Tuesday evening as part of the program’s annual Christmas concert led by director Ryan Wade. More...

Court Session Held December 9

Judge Angela R. Krom 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, December 9. More...

Pa. Firefighters Save Woman Hanging From Window

MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) – A 19-year-old woman is safe after being rescued by central Pennsylvania firefighters as she hung from a second-story window of her home near Manheim. More...

Rare Bill Of Rights Copy Goes On Display In Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The National Constitution Center is putting a rare, original copy of the Bill of Rights on display. The piece is one of a dozen surviving copies President George Washington sent to the states in 1789. Gov. More...

Hustontown Sewage Authority Hires Law Firm To Collect Fees

Hustontown Joint Sewage Authority has hired Portnoff Law Associates Ltd. to collect its delinquent sewer fees. More...

Motorcycle Club Makes Food Basket Donation

Masonic Motorcycle Club International( MMCI) Chapter 51 representatives Mike Rotz and Roy Spidle recently presented a donation of $250 to Susan Cubbage, executive director of the Fulton County Food Basket, McConnellsburg. More...

VFW Makes Special Delivery To USO

VFW Post Cmdr. More...

Drugs Trafficked Alongside Wal-Mart-Bound Food

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Prosecutors say Pittsburgh drug traffickers smuggled bricks of cocaine alongside food bound for Wal-Mart. More...

Democrats Carol At FCMC

Fulton County Democrats reported to Fulton County Medical Center on December 9 for their annual carolling in the hallways and dayrooms. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORTS

GREENCASTLE December 8 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3: 1454- 1652 lbs., $166 to $169.50; choice 2-3: 1370-1510 lbs., $162 to $165; select 2-3: 1224- 1424 lbs., $157.50 to $160. More...