June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Local & State

Prosecutor Given Too Much Power

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

REAL ID Extension Granted In PA

Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has notified PennDOT that Pennsylvania has been granted a REAL ID enforcement extension through October 10, 2017, which means that Pennsylvania residents will not face access issues whe More...

House Passes Bill To Assist Military Trained Medics

With unanimous support, the Pennsylvania House last week approved legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/ Franklin/Fulton) to assist veterans who received medical training in the military find jobs in the private sector. More...

Seniors Celebrate Father’s Day

More than 50 seniors celebrated Father’s Day at Warfordsburg Senior Center June 16 with a special home-cooked meal. The entertainment was provided by the Silver Creek Band. More...

PA Gas Drilling Fee Revenue Falls For Third Year

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

All Judges In PA County Recuse Selves In 1980 Case

UNIONTOWN, Pa. More...

Alarm Clock Dropped Inside Wall Goes Off Daily For 13 Years

ROSS, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania homeowner is reminded once a day that he wasn't as clever as he hoped.  Jerry Lynn tells KDKATV that an alarm clock he lost inside the wall of his home rings at 7:50 p.m. More...

Philly Police Say Thieves Targeting Jeep Wrangler Batteries

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia police say thieves have been targeting Jeep Wranglers and stealing the batteries from the vehicles.  WTXF-TV reports several vehicles were targeted over the weekend, many in the city’s Fairmont neighb More...

Woman Sentenced For Lying About Husband’s Stabbing Death

COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania woman who lied to police to protect the man who fatally stabbed her husband has been sentenced to prison. More...

Court Session Held

The following cases were heard in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas, held Tuesday, June 13, Judge Shawn D. Meyers presiding. More...

Topper Reminds Residents Of CDL Changes

Rep. Jesse Topper (RBedford/ Franklin/Fulton) is reminding area residents of changes to the state’s commercial driver’s license (CDL) requirements, especially with regard to birth certificates as proof of citizenship. More...

Plan Abandoned To Build Casino Near Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania businessman says he is abandoning his latest attempt to build a harness racing track and casino near Gettysburg, the site of the 1863 battle that turned the tide of the American Civil War. More...

Dairy Stops Taking Milk From 11 Farms Due To Surplus

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A major Pennsylvania dairy has stopped taking milk from 11 farms because of a surplus of milk.  Galliker’s Dairy tells WJAC-TV that the Johnstown area business has had a surplus for years.  More...

Students Earn Certificates

Employment and Training Inc. More...

Dollar General To Host Management Hiring Events

Dollar General plans to host hiring events throughout Pennsylvania in the next week, specifically aimed at recruiting potential store management candidates.  More...

East Broad Top Will Offer Roundhouse, Machine Shop Tours

Pennsylvania’s narrowgauge East Broad Top Railroad, closed since the end of 2011, will offer public tours of its Rockhill Furnace roundhouse and its machine-shop complex on four Saturdays this summer. More...

Raffle Winners

Hustontown Senior Center recently raffled off several items. Winners are as follows:  Quilt: Carolyn Taylor. Afghan: Danny Martz. Doily: Ferne Mellott. Dishcloths: Chelsea Hockenberry.   More...

Receives Degree

Dr. Hilary L. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Alenda Fischer of Crystal Spring has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Juniata College.  She is the daughter of Mike and Kathy Fischer of Crystal Spring. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  June 12  More...

MHS FFA Member Wins State Award

McConnellsburg FFA member Taylor Bishop was recognized last week as Pennsylvania FFA’s State Agriculture Mechanics Design and Fabrication Proficiency Award winner. More...

Constables Serve Up Law And Order, But Have Little Oversight

HANOVER, Pa. (AP) – A car was on fire at a gas station, and a little bit away, in the middle of the road was a car with its horn blaring. Constable Dan Hollenbaugh grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the fire. More...

Philadelphia Lowers Beverage Tax Revenue Projections

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The city is lowering its projections for revenue from Philadelphia’s new tax on sweetened drinks, saying it will bring in less than had been anticipated.  The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the tax in effect s More...

High-speed Chase Yields 2 Suspects, 31 Goats, Sheep

HERNDON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say two Pennsylvania men are facing charges after speeding away from police in a truck containing 31 goats and sheep.  More...

Jobless Rate Rises In PA For Second Straight Month

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Alexandra Treml, daughter of Russ and Chris Treml of Harrisonville, was named to James Madison University’s dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester.  More...

Guard Charged With Institutional Sexual Assault

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. More...

State Police Recount Challenges In ‘14 Hunt For Sniper Frein

HAWLEY, Pa. (AP) – The state police supervisor who ran the successful 2014 manhunt for a sniper later convicted of killing one Pennsylvania trooper and wounding another is outlining some of the search’s challenges.  More...

Family Rebuilding After Skunk Spray Ruins Home

LATROBE, Pa. More...

PA Agrees To New Steps For Mentally Ill In Jails

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania agreed in court Thursday to a second set of steps to try to ensure mentally ill defendants don't suffer long stays in jail before getting transferred to a treatment unit. More...

Students Tour JLG Industries

Employment and Training Inc., Fulton County office, a satellite office of Huntingdon CareerLink, arranged a tour April 18, with JLG Industries Inc. More...

Philadelphia Museum’s Fossil Surgeon Reveals Ancient Past

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The three crates full of rocks traveled more than 10,000 miles by air and sea, from a barren Antarctic moonscape to a hallway outside Fred Mullison’s cluttered workroom in Philadelphia. More...

Library News

Visit this week at Fulton County Medical Center for its Ninja event June 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be tons of free activities for kids including an obstacle course, free food, crafts and a bounce house.  More...

Senior Center Activities

July activities at Hustontown Senior Center are as follows:  July 3: Pastor Dellinger at 11 a.m.  July 5: blood pressure screening and stretch and strengthening at 10:45 a.m.  July 6: cardiac stretch and tone at 10:30 a.m.  July 7 More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: chicken parmesan, mozzarella cheese, rotini pasta, tossed salad w/tomato, Italian bread, peaches, milk.  Tuesday: ham and turkey sandwich, cheese, lettuce, tomato, More...

Henderson Nursing Scholarships Awarded By FCMC Foundation

Fulton County Medical Center Foundation awarded its first nursing scholarships in honor of Betty Lea Henderson through the Wilbur C. and Betty Lea Henderson Foundation. More...

Man Who Stalked Amish Children Gets 11 Years For Child Porn

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania man already convicted in state court for stalking Amish children near their school has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison for collecting hundreds of child pornography videos and images online More...

Appeals Court Upholds Philadelphia’s Tax On Sweetened Drinks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – An appeals court is upholding Philadelphia’s 1.5-centper ounce tax on sweetened beverages, saying it doesn’t duplicate the state sales tax. More...

Overcoming Opioids: Easing An Epidemic 1 Doctor At A Time

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Even doctors can be addicted to opioids, in a way: It’s hard to stop prescribing them. More...

Campaign Planned To Renovate Johnstown Inclined Plane

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – City officials in central Pennsylvania are planning a fundraising campaign to renovate a 100-year-old lift that’s a major tourist attraction.  More...