January 1, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Landowners Fight To Save Land From Gas Companies

Firms intend to use land for gas storage field

CLEARVILLE (AP) - Some southcentral Pennsylvania landowners fighting an eminent domain lawsuit to take their lowground mineral rights for an underground natural gas storage field say they feel they never had a chance to have a say on what happens More...

Homicides Nearing Record Set In 2003

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Allegheny County is approaching its record homicide rate. Police say 25-year-old Tyre Hill, of Duquesne, became the county's 120th homicide victim after he was shot about 3 a.m. Saturday outside the McKeesport Elks Club. More...

Marriage License

Bill Foster Shoop, 47, Spring Run, and Kriste Diane Parker, 35, Spring Run, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Cove Mountain 4-H Club Meeting

On December 18, 2008, Cove Mountain 4-H Club gathered at 6:30 p.m. at Cito United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall for a meeting. Old business: Members were reminded that registration forms are due December 31. More...

Area School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, January 5: chicken nuggets, french fries, bread slice, corn or carrots, applesauce, pears. Tuesday, January 6: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches or pineapple. More...

Program Helps Ky. Police Track Stolen Property

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - A computer program is helping western Kentucky police track down stolen property that's been sold to pawn shops. More...

Council Members Challenge Philly Library Closures

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Three Philadelphia council members have filed an emergency motion in Common Pleas Court seeking to prevent Mayor Michael Nutter from closing 11 city libraries without the council's permission. More...

Philly Out To Recoup Money Owned By Gun Applicants

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police officials are trying to recoup money the city failed to charge gun-license applicants since a change in the state law three years ago. More...

Man Angry Over Movie Noise Shoots Man

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man enraged by a noisy family sitting near him in a movie theater on Christmas night threw popcorn at the son and later shot the father in the arm, police charged. More...

Housing: More Help May Be Needed

As home prices continue their dramatic fall, policymakers debate how much to intervene

A steady decline in U.S. home prices shows no sign of ending - a pattern that promises to intensify the search for additional policies to heal the housing market. More...

Survalist Businesses Surge In Uncertain Times

Increasing numbers of mainstream Americans are preparing for disasters, many of these companies say

Four years ago, after years spent working in construction administration, Viola Moss wanted to leave Florida. She was looking for a home that offered her and her family a chance to grow their own food and live free of dependence on society. More...

Sawdust Shortage Affecting Pennsylvania Businesses

MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Animal exhibitors would be wise to pack their own bedding material for the Crawford County Fair in 2009. More...

PCN Gears Up For Farm Show Coverage

PCN will start 2009 with its annual coverage of the Pennsylvania State Farm Show starting Saturday, January 10, at 10:15 a.m. with live coverage of the opening ceremonies. More...

Free Veterans Outreach Available

Jim Krobath of the Governor's Veterans Outreach and Assistance Center will visit F&M Trust in the Penn's Village Shopping Center in McConnellsburg on Tuesday, January 13. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chicken alfredo, noodles, mixed veggies, rye bread, banana. Tuesday: sweet and sour pork, rice, waxed beans, wheat bread, pineapple. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK December 22 Slaughter steers: choice 1-3, few 1370-1534 lbs., $84 to $85.25; full/yield grade 4-5, couple 1268 lbs., $81 to $82.75; high select and low choice 1-3, few 1158-1442 lbs., $79.50 to $81.50; select 1-2, one 1452 More...

Resource Workshop Available At PA Dairy Summit

The agenda for the 2009 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit is designed to work with the daily schedule of a dairy producer, but a special bonus workshop will be available for those who plan to arrive before the summit program opens at 9:00 a.m. More...

Woman Acquitted In Home Sales Fraud Probe Sues AG

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A former home sales title agent cleared of all charges in two fraud prosecutions has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the state attorney general, prosecutors and investigators involved in the case. More...

Will The Right-To- Know Law Foster Identity Theft?

Q: Will Pennsylvania's new Right-to-Know Law make it easier for someone to steal my identity? A: It should not. Social Security and driver's license numbers are excluded from being released, as are home cellular and personal telephone numbers. More...