November 27, 2008 RSS feed / Local & State

McCbg.'s Own Mr. & Mrs. Claus Stepping Down This Christmas

Nelson and Rachel DeShong hope to continue bringing cheer to area children next year

With their bellies full of turkey and trimmings as dusk descends on Fulton County Thursday evening, passing motorists and residents seeking an early dose of Christmas spirit will only be greeted by darkness at 1748 Lincoln Way West, Mc- Connellsbur More...

Fulton County Deer Harvest Looks "Promising"

Hunters reminded of changes in Wildlife Management Unit 4B

Sportsmen are in the process of making final preparations for the much-anticipated season opener of the statewide firearms for antlered and antlerless whitetail that will get under way Monday at daybreak. More...

Enrollment Open For Medicare Part D

From now until Dec. 31, Medicare Part D is offering an "open-enrollment" period, meaning that seniors can change their prescription drug coverage to pick a new plan that better meets their needs. Seniors should jump at this oncea year opportunity. More...

Report: Poor Pa. Families Pay Dearly For College

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A college education in Pennsylvania takes a major bite out of the income of the state's poorest families, according to a state Education Department report released Wednesday. More...

Woman Wins $1.8M In Discrimination Suit

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A suburban Pittsburgh woman has been awarded $1.8 million in a federal discrimination suit against her employer, which fired her while she was on maternity leave. More...

Astronauts Take 4th, Final Spacewalk

HOUSTON (AP) - Three spacewalks down. One to go. More...

Lawyer: Reputed Pa. Mobster Cooperates In Probe

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - The reputed boss of a northeastern Pennsylvania crime family has cooperated with authorities in their probe of a Poconos casino owner under indictment for perjury, the man's attorney said Friday. More...

Comforter Knotting At Knobsville Church

The Women's Fellowship of Knobsville Church of the Brethren has been tying and knotting comforters on several recent occasions. More...

Celebrates Second

Madeline Gordon celebrated her second birthday November 22, 2008, with a princess party. Proud parents are Scott and Melissa Gordon of Harrisonville. More...

Funeral Arrangements Set For Slain Pa. FBI Agent

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The funeral and visitation for an FBI agent slain in a drug raid near Pittsburgh will be held in Baltimore, his wife's hometown. More...

Pa. Police: Bus Driver Braked Hard To Topple Pupil

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) - A school bus driver will be charged with endangering a 10-year-old boy for intentionally braking suddenly so the boy would fall down, police said. More...

Turnpike Begins Layoffs As Buyout Period Ends

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Turnpike began laying off employees Thursday after only 20 workers accepted voluntary buyout offers designed to offset falling traffic numbers and declining toll revenues. More...

New Bailout Focus: How To Fight Foreclosures

The government will help homeowners restructure shaky mortgages financed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but partisan debate looms over how to keep up the aid

WASHINGTON - First came Wall Street. Now Washington is turning more of its attention to Main Street, as the federal government moves to try and rescue more mortgage holders in financial trouble. On Nov. More...

Dog Found In W. Pa. Goes Home To N.J. After 5 Years

PITTSBURGH—For the first time in five years, Tootsie will spend Thanksgiving at home in New Jersey. The dachshund got lost five years ago, and is now headed home to Pleasantville, N.J. More...

PSU Faces Budget Challenges

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State University plans to steer clear of higher-than-expected tuition increases to balance the books despite facing difficult budget decisions amid a worsening economy, school president Graham Spanier said Friday. More...

Ex-Pa. Trooper Gets 8 Years For Tipping Off Pimps

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A former Pennsylvania state trooper is going to prison for about eight years after being sentenced for his role in tipping off a prostitution ring that operated at truck stops. Kevin Judas Coleman Sr. More...

Oil And Gas Biz Booming In Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The number of new oil and natural gas wells drilled in Pennsylvania tripled between 2000 and 2007, with the state's 79,000 active wells making it thirdhighest among all states, according to a study released earlier this month. More...

PA Record Copies Limited To $.25 A Page

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Starting next year, Pennsylvania citizens looking for copies of most public records won't be charged more than a quarter a page. That's according to a ruling the state's new open-records chief plans to issue Monday. More...

Mom: Boy Accused Of Killing Father 'Loved His Dad'

NEW YORK (AP) - The 8-yearold Arizona boy accused of fatally shooting his father and another man is a "good little boy" who loved his dad, his mother said Monday. More...

Late Lieutenant Governor Mourned At Capitol

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Catherine Baker Knoll, Pennsylvania's first female lieutenant governor, was a tough-as-steel woman who broke barriers and defied odds, and encouraged others to do the same, Sen. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK November 17 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1208-1550 lbs., $90 to $93.75; one 1586 lbs., $92.50; choice 1- 3, 1276-1508 lbs., $86 to $90.50; few 1582-1586 lbs., $86 to $88; high select and low choice 1-3, 102 More...

Luvison Named Publisher Of (Sayre) Morning Times

SAYRE, Pa. (AP) - Veteran newspaper executive Kelly Luvison has been named publisher of the Morning Times. More...

Poconos Ski Resorts Opening Early In Eastern Pa.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Ski resorts in the Pocono Mountains in eastern Pennsylvania are getting ready for an early opening, thanks to the recent cold weather and snow. Big Boulder opened its Freedom Park, a terrain park, Thursday night. More...

Marriage License

Harry Howard Strait Jr., 86, Big Cove Tannery, and Mildred Mae Mc- Fadden, 79, Big Cove Tannery, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

PA Crash Victim Struck And Killed By Fire Truck

WIND GAP, Pa. (AP) - Police say a man who survived a one-car crash in northeastern Pennsylvania was then struck and killed by a passing fire truck. The accident happened around 11 a.m. Thursday on Route 33 north of Wind Gap. More...

New Mad-Cow Rule Poses Health Dangers Of Its Own

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