November 13, 2008 RSS feed / Local & State

Shawn Meyers To Announce Judicial Candidacy

Attorney Shawn D. More...

Man Charged In Pa. Fast-Food Restaurant Shooting

EVERETT, Pa. (AP) - Police in southcentral Pennsylvania say they have charged a man in the shooting death of a woman in a fast-food restaurant parking lot. More...

Pa. Court Says Utilities Cannot Break Rate Caps

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Two Pennsylvania utilities cannot raise electric rates they charge to customers, a move that would break deregulation-era electric-rate caps they agreed to a decade ago, a state judge ruled Friday. More...

Budget Cuts Mean Philly Officers Won't Patrol Interstate-95

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - State troopers will soon be patrolling Interstate 95 in Philadelphia. City officials say the three Philadelphia police vehicles assigned to patrol the interstate are getting new assignments. More...

Historic Bridge Burned In Pa.

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Police say an arsonist set fire to a historic covered bridge near Erie. The Gudgeonville bridge is in Girard Township, Erie County. Investigators say someone set fire to it on Friday night and the bridge was heavily damaged. More...

Arbor Day Foundation Holiday Gifts Make A Difference

Give family members, loved ones and special friends gifts that give back to the Earth this holiday season with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, November 17: two soft tacos, chicken fajita, potato rounds, mixed fruit or kiwi. Tuesday, November 18: pepperoni pizza, cauliflower and dip, peaches or pineapple. More...

Scout For Winter Annual Weeds Now

Winter annual weeds have become much more prevalent over the last five years in Pennsylvania. More...

Hills Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Herman and Verla Hill of Needmore were honored at a 50th wedding anniversary party at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, Warfordsburg, September 6, 2008. The celebration was hosted by their two sons and daughters-in-law. More...

PASR School Retirees Meet And Plan

Ten members from Fulton County School Retirees attended the Region IV meeting in Carlisle on November 3. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET November 3 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1212-532 lbs., $89.25 to $93.25; choice 1-3, 1122-1490 lbs., $85.50 to $89; high select and low choice 1-3, 1112-1364 lbs., $81 to $85.75. More...

A Favorite Cookie At Every Altitude

Molasses can turn a regular chocolate chip cookie into something more special

Once upon a time in Denver, a young woman with shiny dark hair hanging straight to her waist came into our home. She was a high school senior who had come to work as an intern for my husband, a selfemployed landscape architect. Her name was Kia. More...

Specter Portrait To Be Unveiled At Philly Museum

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Sen. Arlen Specter's official portrait is being unveiled Friday at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Specter is Pennsylvania's longest serving senator. More...

Towing Workers Plundered Knives At Fatal Pa. Crash

MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. (AP) - State police say the owner and three employees of a towing firm plundered $16,000 worth of custommade knives from a tractor-trailer involved in a fatal Pennsylvania Turnpike crash. More...

Maine Company Recalls Frozen Chicken Products

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Barber Foods Co. is recalling 41,415 pounds of frozen chicken products after consumers complained of finding pieces of rubber in the products. The U.S. More...

Workers Put Down Roots

A rough housing market gives rise to relocation resistance

As a resident of Philadelphia for 20 years, Scott Clinton has established deep roots. More...

Feds Again Reducing Counts Against Top Pathologist

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh are seeking to drop more than half the counts against celebrity pathologist Cyril Wecht before his retrial, saying it will make the case easier on the jury they hope will convict him. More...

Pa. Man Guilty In Girlfriend's Arson Death

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man who doused his girlfriend with gasoline and set her on fire two years ago is guilty of first-degree murder. A sentence of life without parole is mandatory for 40-year-old John Wayne Graves Jr. More...

Home, Business Owners Harness Solar Power In Pa.

FOX CHAPEL, Pa. (AP) - Phillip N.H. Smith worked on an experimental solar-powered house when he was a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1951. Now, the retired Copperweld Corp. More...

Pa. Man Accused Of Killing 86-Year-Old Faces Death

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - An Erie man accused of killing an 86-year-old woman during a burglary and robbery of her home may face the death penalty if convicted. More...

Electric Markets Are Broken, Pa. Officials Told

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Mummers Lose $350,000 In Phila. Budget Cuts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - City budget cuts are going to impact Philadelphia's Mummers. More...

Rendell Vows To Remain Pa. Governor Through 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. More...

County Conducts Routine Business

Commissioners

The Fulton County commissioners signed a contract agreement last Tuesday with an area construction company and gave their final authorization for the company to begin its efforts as part of the ongoing renovations at the Fulton County Library. More...

PSU Expert Offers Tips For Economizing

If balancing your household budget is getting harder, you should consider ways to economize, reduce your costs and cut wasteful consumption, says a financial literacy expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. More...

County To Host Co-op Livestock Protection Program

Fulton County will co-host a Cooperative Livestock Protection Program on Tuesday, November 20, at the Ag Heritage Center in Franklin County. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. and cover programs to protect your livestock, including dairy farms. More...

Pa. Education Board Tries To Attack College Costs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Ashley Lovejoy has learned that her dream of becoming a special-education teacher comes with a hefty price tag. More...

Melissa Horton Selected As Outstanding Teacher

Central Fulton School District Child Care and Guidance instructor Melissa Horton was selected as one of the recipients of the 2008-2009 Outstanding Teacher Award sponsored by the Shippensburg University School Study Council. More...

Red Cross Blood Services Says Supply Of Blood Types Low

Inventories of Type O negative, universal blood type, below a day's supply

When planning blood collections for their current fiscal year that began on July 1, officials of the Greater Alleghenies Region of American Red Cross Blood Services state they anticipated a 5 percent growth in blood usage for patient care at the 97 More...

Budget Cuts Mean Philly Officers Won't Patrol I-95

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - State troopers will soon be patrolling Interstate 95 in Philadelphia. City officials say the three Philadelphia police vehicles assigned to patrol the interstate are getting new assignments. More...

Hancock Variety Show Takes Place This Weekend

The Hancock Arts Council has announced that it will present a fall variety show on Friday, November 14, at 7 p.m. in the Hancock Town Hall auditorium. More...

First National Bank Of Greencastle Announces New Officer

The First National Bank of Greencastle announces the hiring of Richard L. Siegel as chief credit officer. More...

Health Careers Awareness Week

November 10-14, 2008, is Health Careers Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. More...

Wearable Art Gallery Show At Berkeley Springs Ice House

In a burst of seasonal interest, the gallery exhibit opening at the Ice House on Friday, November 14, features art that is "Warm and Wearable." The opening at the Ice House Gallery at 7:30 p.m. More...

Mercersburg Area Community Chorus To Present Holiday Concerts

The Mercersburg Area Community Chorus will celebrate its 33rd year with holiday concerts December 6 and 7 at Mercersburg Academy Chapel. Performance times are 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. More...

Pets Enjoy Strutting Their Stuff

Murphy's Total Pet Connection celebrated the holiday with its rendition of a Halloween pet parade on Saturday, October 25. That's right, Halloween is just not for kids anymore. Now the dogs are getting involved in dressing up in creative costumes. More...

Birth Announced

Gretchen Swope and Tucker Hill would like to announce the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Brylee Elaine Hill. She was born October 14, 2008, at 2:15 in Waynesboro Hospital and delivered by Rosie Klinepeter. More...

Studies: Vitamin Pills Don't Prevent Heart Disease

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Vitamins C and E do nothing to prevent heart disease in men, one of the largest and longest studies of these supplements has found. More...

Indiana Boy Latest Safe-Haven Case

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - An 8- year-old Indiana boy was left last Thursday at an Omaha hospital, bringing to 28 the number of children left under Nebraska's unique safe-haven law. More...

Mums Add A Splash Of Color To Dreary Fall Gardens

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Potted chrysanthemums, mums for short, are everywhere this time of year - perfect little domes that pop into place like autumn cupcakes. More...

5 Students Hurt When Bus Overturns In Central Pa.

YORK, Pa. (AP) - Five elementary students are recovering from minor injuries after their school bus crashed and flipped over in central Pennsylvania. More...

PA Man Charged With Raping 11-Year-Old

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man is charged with raping and assaulting an 11- year-old girl more than 150 times over 19 months. More...

Pa. Newspaper Accuses Rival Of Stealing Obituaries

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A city newspaper, The Times-Tribune, has sued a rival paper and accused it of plagiarizing dozens of obituaries. The Times Leader, of Wilkes- Barre, lifted 50 obituaries the week of Oct. More...

Wins Hunting Blind

Mary Jane Leck of Needmore won the hunting blind which was raffled off at the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. The blind was built by the building trades students, and delivered to the Leck residence on October 31. More...

Fannie Mae Posts $29B Loss, May Tap Government Funding

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fannie Mae on Monday posted a $29 billion loss in the third quarter as it took a massive tax-related charge, and said it may have to tap the government's $100 billion lifeline as early as next year. More...

Phila. Area Teen Goes On Trial In Death Of Baby

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) - Trial is expected to begin for a 20-year-old suburban Philadelphia woman charged in the death of her newborn son. His body was found in a duffel bag in her car trunk. More...

Man Gets Prison In Timber Thefts; Lifetime Ban

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A judge says a central Pennsylvania man must leave the timber business for life, and sentenced him to four to nine years in prison for stealing timber or the proceeds from it from his customers. More...