December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Local & State

Masons Donate To Sinoquipe Project

Members of Mount Zion Lodge 774 recently donated a check for $2,500 to Boy Scout Camp Sinoquipe toward the renovation of the Wells Valley Lodge. More...

Green Party Asks Federal Court To Order PA Recount

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Calling Pennsylvania’s election system “a national disgrace,’’ Green Party-backed lawyers asked a federal judge on Monday to order a recount of the state’s Nov. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured are Forbes Road November Elementary Students of the Month. The character trait they were chosen for was self-control. More...

Library News

Correction to the movie information in last week’s column: Friday evening, December 16, the library will be show “The Secret Life of Pets,” an animated, cheerfully undemanding family-friendly film at 6:10 p.m., in the library’ More...

Court Session Held

Court session was held in Fulton County Court of Common Pleas on Tuesday, November 22 with the honorable Judge Angela Krom presiding.  More...

Police Seek Pair Who Stole Dump Truck, Dragged Away An ATM

MOSCOW, Pa. More...

State Police, Prosecutor: Human Skeleton Found By Hunters

NEWVILLE, Pa. (AP) – State police and the district attorney are investigating a human skeleton found by hunters in central Pennsylvania.  More...

Oldest Maker Of Outdoor Wear In U.S. Will Be Based In London

WOOLRICH, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s Woolrich Inc., the oldest manufacturer of outdoor wear in the United States, has merged with its European partner and will be headquartered in London. More...

Judge Adds $5M To McQueary’s $7M Verdict Against Penn State

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Light Snow Falls Over Parts Of PA

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Light snow is ending after a fast-moving weather system brought some light snow to the southern Poconos and parts of the Lehigh Valley.  There’s been little accumulation Monday because temperatures have remained a More...

Foam Fills Streets After Substation Incident

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A possible explosion at a power substation in downtown Philadelphia sent waves of white foam billowing into the streets that spread across a two-block area.  More...

Video Captures Attorney In Anti-Trump Vandalism

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says a city attorney made a “dumb mistake’’ but remains employed for now after he was identified in surveillance footage that captured an anti-Donald Trump vandalism incident.& More...

Area Christmas Programs

All are invited to the Latter day Saints Branch Christmas talent show at Mc- Connellsburg Branch Building, Penns Village Shopping Center, Friday, December 9, at 7 p.m. Prizes awarded for talent, Christmas outfit and group sing-a-long. More...

Museum To Auction Wax Figures Of Presidents

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Gettysburg wax museum that features the likeness of every U.S. More...

Post-election, Pitt Course Stresses Need For Civil Discourse

PITTSBURGH (AP) – In an age of Internet trolls, Twitter shaming, fake news and TV talking heads who shout each other down, discourse in America seems anything but civil. More...

Campus Critters Are Nuts For Penn State’s ‘Squirrel Girl’

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State students know her as the Squirrel Whisperer, or even Squirrel Girl.  More...

Police Send Gas Station Robbery Suspect Facebook Message

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. More...

Feds To Detail International Cybercrime Bust In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The FBI and federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh plan to detail the takedown of an international cybercrime with ties and victims in western Pennsylvania.  More...

Key Figure In Pittsburgh-based SAT Scam Faces Sentence

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A former University of Pittsburgh student who pleaded guilty to being the go-between for Chinese students who paid to have impostors take college entrance exams for them faces sentencing before a federal judge.  Han Tong More...

Creator Of McDonald’s Flagship Sandwich, The Big Mac, Dies

PITTSBURGH (AP) – You probably don’t know his name, but you’ve almost certainly devoured his creation: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.  More...

Unemployment Rate Changes Little

Preliminary unemployment data for October released last week showed that Fulton County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October increased to 6.8 percent from September’s rate of 6.7 percent. More...

FCMC Golf Tournament Proceeds Buys Equipment

Kim Cordell, CRT, back, and Lyndsey Richards, RRT of the cardiopulmonary department, show off two of the four EKG machines purchased with the proceeds from the 23rd annual FCMC Foundation Golf Tourna More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: meatloaf weith gravy, mashed potatoes, Italian beans, wheat bread, banana pudding, milk.  Tuesday: vegetable lasagna, tossed salad w/tomato, dressing, garlic breads More...

Senior Center Activities

Activities at Hustontown senior center for December are as follows:  December 8: American health presentation at 10 a.m.  December 9: bingo at 9:30 a.m. More...

DA Hopes New Leads Will Solve Teen’s 1993 Death

NORRISTOWN, Pa. More...

Teen Boy Held On Charges He Shot Sleeping Mom, Brother

NEW STANTON, Pa. (AP) – A 14-year-old boy is accused of shooting his mother and 8-year-old brother once each in the forehead as they slept and calling 911 to insinuate his father did it, Pennsylvania state police said Thursday.  More...

Hunters Sharing The Harvest Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Dept. increases funding to cover processing costs of additional donated deer

Harrisburg, PA – After 25 years, a statewide program that works to distribute donated venison to food banks and food assistance centers marked a 2016 milestone as Hunters Sharing the Harvest (HSH) celebrated the donation of its one- millionth p More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  NOVEMBER 28  More...

CHEMSWEEP To Provide 15 Counties With Safe Pesticide Disposal In 2017

Harrisburg, PA – Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 15 counties can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely and easily in 2017 through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s CHEMSWEEP program.  More...

PA Santa Claus Takes Hobby, And Season, Seriously

LEBANON, Pa. More...

McCbg. To Hold Christmas Concert

The McConnellsburg Middle School and High School Bands will perform their annual Christmas Band Concert on Wednesday, December 14, in the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. More...

McCbg. To Hold Christmas Concert

McConnellsburg Middle School and High School choirs will perform their annual Christmas chorus concert Thursday, December 8, in the high school auditorium at 7 p.m.  There is no admission charge, but donations are gladly accepted.  More...

PennDOT Issues Reminder To Keep Snow Off Of Roadways

With the winter season in full swing, PennDOT is reminding residents of guidelines for shoveling or plowing snow around state-owned roadways to help ensure safe travel through the season. More...

$45K Reward For Arrest Of Driver Who Killed 8-Year-Old Girl

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A $45,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a driver who hit and killed an 8-yearold girl and fled the scene.  Jayanna Powell was walking home from school with her siblings on Nov. More...

Elk Purposely Killed At PA Preserve

SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – State police are trying to determine who intentionally killed an elk on an eastern Pennsylvania nature and wild game preserve.  Troopers from Bethlehem say the animal was found slain about 8:30 a.m. More...

Deadly Police Chase Prompts Debate Over Tire-slashing Device

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A police chase that killed three people has Pennsylvania officials debating the use of tire- slashing devices to prevent suspects from fleeing during traffic stops. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zap - pala Jr. More...