September 22, 2016 RSS feed / Local & State

Medical Center Golf Tournament Raises $31K For New EKG Machines

Under the backdrop of sunny skies and ideal course conditions, 96 golfers participated in the 23rd annual Fulton County Medical Center Foundation golf tournament at Great Cove Golf Course Saturday, September 10. More...

Dialysis Survey In Mailboxes

As a follow up to the town hall meetings July 14, 2016, Fulton County Medical Center (FCMC) is conducting an independent survey of dialysis patients in their service area. More...

Graduates Earn Awards

Area 2016 high school graduates who are recipients of Allegany College of Maryland Presidential Scholarships for study in the current 2016-17 academic year at the ACM Foundation are as follows: Collin Bard of Warfordsburg, is a physical therapist as More...

Court Weighs When Public Can View State Police Videos

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police dash camera videos that are routinely released in other states could become more available for public view in Pennsylvania under a case argued Wednesday before the state Supreme Court. More...

Judge Weighs Charges Against Woman Who Swore

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania woman who swore at a school board after she says they didn’t address her concerns about bullying is trying to get her summary disorderly conduct conviction overturned. More...

Judge Rejects School’s Bid For Police Force

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania judge has denied a school district’s request to create its own armed police force for all of its schools. More...

Pepsi To Close Distribution Center In PA

READING, Pa. (AP) – Pepsi has announced plans to close a distribution center in a Pennsylvania city, a move that will impact 95 employees. More...

PA High Court Hears School Funding Challenge

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Education activists have asked Pennsylvania’s highest court to review the state’s school funding formula after arguing that state lawmakers have failed children in low-income districts. More...

PA Jobless Rate Rises, Gap Between U.S. Rate Widens

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate rose again last month, and it now lags the national unemployment rate by the widest gap in more than three decades. More...

Raised From The Dead: PA Selling ‘Zombie’ Licenses

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania has begun its quest to raise (cash from) the dead, holding a statewide auction of 40 “zombie’’ liquor licenses. More...

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Pastor’s Wife Shoots Armed Man Who Tried To Rob Her Family

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a Philadelphia pastor’s wife pulled out a gun and shot an armed man who was trying to rob her and her family. More...

Hawks Begin Annual Migration From Poconos To South America

KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) – September is the month of cool, crisp mornings that surrenders its midday grip to the sultriness of summer. More...

Proponents Say Cursive Teaches More Than Writing

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Violet Peluso made sure she was at the front of the group, where she could see the teacher and her rabbit puppet. More...

Researchers Build Up Bamboo As Material Of Future

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Don’t worry, pandas. They’re not coming for your food. More...

Police: Trio Steals $7k In Cigarettes From Delivery Truck

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police have released surveillance video of three men who they say stole roughly $7,000 in cigarettes from a delivery truck that had been parked outside a convenience store in Philadelphia. More...

Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks To Second Lowest Level Ever

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Arctic sea ice this summer shrank to its second lowest level since scientists started to monitor it by satellite, with scientists saying it is another ominous signal of global warming. More...

Pensions, Gambling Among Issues As Lawmakers Return

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Attention All CDL Drivers

State Reps. Carl Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin) issued a public service announcement regarding the registration and renewal process for Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL). More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, wheat bread, brownie. Tuesday: grilled chicken over a salad, cottage cheese, ranch dressing, dinner roll, pineapple. More...

Teacher Left Gun In Bathroom, Elementary Kids Found It

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A teacher at a Christian school accidently left her loaded pistol in a bathroom, where elementary school children found it, state police said Tuesday. More...

K-9 Finds 14 Pounds Of Marijuana

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) – One person has been arrested after authorities found more than 14 pounds of marijuana in a package waiting to be mailed. More...

Geisinger Health System Adding 1,500 Doctors

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Geisinger Health Systerm, a sprawling hospital system that covers much of rural Pennsylvania, is planning to hire 1,500 more medical professionals and other workers. More...

Wolf Seeks Joint Legislative Session On State Opioid Crisis

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Tornado Reports After Storm In PA

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – The National Weather Service is trying to determine whether a tornado touched down in northeastern Pennsylvania during a storm, causing some damage but no reported injuries. More...

Faster-than-expected Corrosion Led To Pipeline Blast

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Faster-than-expected corrosion caused a Pennsylvania natural gas pipeline blast that scorched 40 rural acres in April and badly burned a man whose home was destroyed, the Texas energy company that owns the pipeline said. More...

Rotary Supporting Micah’s Backpack

Hancock Rotary Club takes seriously both its commitment to serve the community and its responsibility to inspire future generations. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, wheat bread, brownie. Tuesday: grilled chicken over a salad, cottage cheese, ranch dressing, dinner roll, pineapple. More...

‘Trombone Shorty,’ 4 Others Receive $250,000 Heinz Awards

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Musician “ Trombone Shorty,’’ known for his work to preserve the musical heritage of New Orleans, is one of five people being honored Wednesday with $250,000 prizes from the Heinz Family Foundation. More...

3 Mentally Disabled Brothers Found Dead After Fire

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – Three mentally disabled brothers were found dead in a house fire that appears to have been fueled by a flammable liquid in several spots. More...

Uber Riders In Pittsburgh Get A Taste Of Driverless Future

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Taylor Pollier got an offer from Uber he couldn’t refuse – to be part of an experiment with a car of the future. More...

Residents Near Ex-Navy Bases Sue Makers Of Firefighting Foam

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Residents near two former suburban Navy bases are suing producers of firefighting foam once used there, claiming they contaminated the drinking water. More...

Man Pleads To Stealing From QVC Shopping Network

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Pennsylvania man who spent several years as the lighting manager for online and TV shopping network QVC Inc. has pleaded guilty to stealing about $1.8 million from the company. More...