February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Local & State

Ellis Pleads Not Guilty To Indecent Assault

To reappear in court for call of the list

A McConnellsburg man waived his right to mandatory arraignment proceedings last week during his appearance before Judge Angela R. Krom of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas. More...

Two Endorsed For PA’s Highest Court

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – Two judges from politically connected families picked up endorsements Saturday from the Democratic State Committee for two of the unprecedented three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. More...

PennDOT Focuses On Highway Safety

Highlights Law Awareness Week

Harrisburg – Acting Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards said today the agency is drawing attention to often overlooked rules of the road during Highway Safety Law Awareness Week that started Sunday. More...

School Cop Accidentally Shoots Gun; No One Hurt

LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) – Prosecutors in northeastern Pennsylvania have launched an investigation after a school police officer accidentally shot his gun inside his school office. More...

Applications Now Available For Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jesse Topper ( R- Bedford/ Fulton/Franklin) announced that forms for the state’s property tax/rent rebate program for 2014 are now available. More...

Crying Fowl: Crates Of Chickens Fly Out Of Tractor-trailer

NESCOPECK, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police are crying fowl after crates of live chickens hurtled off a tractor-trailer on a Pennsylvania highway and the birds flew the coop. The feather-ruffling incident happened at around 6:30 a.m. More...

Updated Performance Report Features Opportunities For Improvement

Harrisburg – PennDOT announced that Pennsylvanians can view ratings of the state’s efforts in transportation safety, mobility, system preservation and accountability in the updated Transportation Performance Report. More...

One-room Schools Once Dominated Butler County Rural Areas

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) – Last week’s subzero temperatures reminded Vera Niggel of how she had to walk to the one-room school in northern Butler County she attended almost seven decades ago. More...

Historical Society Holds Winter Meeting

Fulton County Historical Society Winter Meeting was held January 24, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church. President Linda Garber opened the business portion of the meeting. More...

FBI Pursuing Leads In Decade-old Disappearance

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Investigators said they have promising leads in the case of a couple who vanished from a Philadelphia bar a decade ago, but officials marked the mystery’s 10th anniversary Thursday by again pleading with the public for More...

Soldier Meets Student Who Boosted His Morale 9 Years Ago

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – The rapid-fire barrage of questions from a curious third-grader put a smile on the face of Army officer Justin Putnam. More...

Forbes Road FBLA Students Attend Regional Conference

Members of the Forbes Road Future Business Leaders of America attended the annual regional leadership conference December 16, 2014, at Wilson College. More...

Governor Legally Granted Reprieve From Execution

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Attorneys for a death-row inmate say Gov. Tom Wolf acted within his legal authority when he granted their client a temporary reprieve from execution. More...

State Police Seek Suspect Who Cut Tails, Manes From Horses

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) –State police have been searching for a suspect who cut the manes and tails from three horses at a western Pennsylvania horse complex. More...

Historic Delaware Rug To Share Its Stories

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – An upcoming exhibition at Hagley Museum & Library is like no other in the history of the Greenville-area historic site. More...

PA Flush With Cash For Transportation Projects

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Wolf ’s Aggressive First Month Spurs List Of GOP Grievances

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania state lawmakers are accustomed to all sorts popping unannounced into their Capitol offices, but it was a particularly unusual visitor that surprised Rep. Stephen Bloom. More...

Hahn Charged In Drug Delivery

Preliminary hearing set for March 23

A McConnellsburg man is awaiting a preliminary hearing next month on allegations he sold marijuana in the presence of an undercover Pennsylvania State Police officer. More...

Regional Band Participants

Veronica Stone of McConnellsburg and Logan Kennedy from Forbes Road participated in the PMEA Region 3 band festival held at Altoona Area High School on Friday, February 13. Guest conductor was Dr. More...

PA Court Sets Rules For Release Of Home Addresses

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Worker Dies When Rock Falls In PA Mine

HEILWOOD, Pa. (AP) – A county coroner says a worker was killed at a mine in west-central Pennsylvania after a large rock fell from the mine roof and crushed him. More...

Hypothermia Kills 2 In PA

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The arctic cold has killed at least two Pennsylvania residents. A coroner says 86-year-old Raymond Sokalsky died Thursday morning in Allentown as a result of hypothermia. More...

Court Session Held February 17

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 Tuesday, February 17. More...

Sandusky’s Ex-lawyer Charged With Stealing $535,000

CARLISLE, Pa. More...

Penn State Fraternity Suspended Over Hazing Allegations

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State’s chapter of Pi Kappa Phi has been sanctioned for hazing violations. More...

Fight Looms Over Proposal To Amend PA Constitution

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – An effort to change the Pennsylvania Constitution to let lawmakers, not courts, decide which organizations qualify as charities and can escape paying certain taxes is moving toward a statewide vote. More...

Harrisburg Starts Fund To Fight Lawsuits Over Gun Ordinances

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s capital city has started a legal defense fund to help fight lawsuits filed by gun rights groups looking to dismantle local firearms ordinances. More...

Inmate Killed Cellmate So He’d Have His Own Cell

CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) – A prosecutor says an inmate killed his cellmate at a Pennsylvania prison because he wanted his own private cell. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Monday, March 2: bagel w/spreads or assorted cereals w/toast, assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit, choice of milk. More...

Hustontown Senior Center Activities

Activites at Hustontown Senior Center for March are as follows: March 3: Franklin Ables old-fashioned hymn sing and Bible study at 11 a.m. March 4: blood pressure screening from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. More...