July 9, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Firemen Plan Youth "Dream Weekend"

Organizers of the Mc- Connellsburg Volunteer Fire Co.'s first "Dream Weekend" are confident the event scheduled for late July will serve multiple purposes but will first and foremost give area youths a small taste of the daily life of a firefighter More...

Attains Dean's List

Stephanie Walker, McConnellsburg, attained the dean's list for the 2009 spring semester at Kutztown University. More...

Bald Eagles Nesting In 49 PA Counties

Just 20 years after the last eaglets were brought into Pennsylvania from Canada, bald eagles have recorded remarkable nesting successes here, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission officials. More...

Pa. Boy, 2, Dies After Being Left In Hot Car

PENNDEL, Pa. (AP) - A toddler who was accidentally left in a hot minivan outside his suburban Philadelphia day care center has died of hyperthermia. More...

Product Pitchman Mays Remembered As Natural Seller

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) - Television pitchman Billy Mays, whose high-energy hawking turned products like OxiClean from infomercial curiosities into mainstream successes, was remembered as a pop culture icon at his funeral Friday near Pittsburgh. More...

Man Working 50 Jobs In 50 States Finds Job In Pa.

KINZERS, Pa. (AP) - Spurned by his 40th consecutive job interviewer, Daniel Seddiqui last year may have heard the ghost of Jack Kerouac calling. More...

Pa. Funeral Director's Homicide Trial To Open

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of a central Pennsylvania funeral director accused of beating, choking and drowning his wife a year ago. More...

Plan For Revolutionary War Museum Moves To Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A group that for years has been trying to build a Revolutionary War museum within the boundaries of Valley Forge National Historical Park is moving the multimillion-dollar project to downtown Philadelphia. More...

Dean Of Villanova Law School Abruptly Resigns

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - The dean of Villanova University's law school has abruptly resigned. A statement from the university says Mark Sargent submitted his resignation on Monday, citing personal and medical reasons. More...

Autopsy Planned In Western Pa. Fire Death

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Officials in western Pennsylvania say an autopsy is planned on the body of a woman who died in a fire in her Erie home. Erie County Deputy Coroner Korac Timon has identified the victim as 50-year-old Tina Basile. More...

Warfordsburg Seniors Attend Bowling Banquet

Members of the first Wii Bowling League at Warfordsburg Senior Center recently attended their first Wii bowling banquet at Kelly's Restaurant in Everett. More...

2 Puppies Stolen From Fayette County Shelter

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - State police in Uniontown say someone stole two female puppies from a Fayette County shelter. The mixed-breed pit bulls were taken sometime over the weekend at the Steve Courson Humane Society of Fayette County. More...

Former Bulletin Publisher Robert Taylor Dies At 96

BRYN MAWR, Pa. (AP) - A former publisher of Philadelphia's Bulletin newspaper who championed a free press has died. Robert E. Lee Taylor Jr. was 96. He died of undisclosed causes Thursday at his home in suburban Bryn Mawr. More...

Fees For Relying On Pa. State Police Clear Panel

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania municipalities without full-time police forces would have to pay for the state troopers who patrol their streets under a bill that a state House committee narrowly passed Wednesday. More...

The Old Is New Again At Saturday Evening Post

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Saturday Evening Post, a centuries old publication that helped make illustrator Norman Rockwell an American icon and showcased some of the greatest U.S. More...

School Budgets In Place But Funding In Doubt

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's school districts are starting July with new budgets in place and local property tax rates set. More...

Farm Bureau Sets New Membership Record

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) has achieved a new membership record with total membership topping the 46,000 plateau for the first time in the 59-year history of the state's largest farm organization. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: sweet and sour meatballs, broccoli and cauliflower, rice, orange, cookie, wheat bread. Tuesday: cheeseburger, barbecue beans, chocolate pudding, banana, bun. More...

Man Crosses Pittsburgh River On 200-Foot-High Wire

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Highwire walker Nik Wallenda has crossed the Allegheny River on a cable suspended 200 feet in the air. Wallenda took the 1,000-foot walk on a cable about the diameter of a nickel with no net below. More...

Biden Announces Rural Broadband Funding In Pa.

WATTSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden outlined a $4.7 billion loan and grant program Wednesday to develop the infrastructure needed to deliver broadband, or high-speed, Internet access to areas that are underserved or without access. More...

Tonoloway Meeting House Open To Visitors

Historic Tonoloway Baptist Meeting House will be open to the public Friday evening, July 10, for a free Fulton County Historical Society program at 6:30 p.m. with slides by John Mentzer. More...

Philadelphia Parking Meter Hike Canceled

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Another proposed hike in parking meter rates in downtown Philadelphia has been canceled because the first increase worked better than expected. More...

Re-Creation To Appear

Re-Creation, the full performance singing and dancing group from Port Trevorton, Pa., will appear at the bandshell at Mc- Connell Park in McConnellsburg on Saturday, July 11, at 7:00 p.m. Free food will be served from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. More...

Pa. Paper Asks Judge To Throw Out $3.5M Verdict

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - They'd meet often for breakfast - the judge, the mob boss and the businessman - to socialize and discuss pending cases before the court. More...

Pa. Doc At Center Of VA Cancer Probe Admits Errors

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A doctor accused of botching dozens of prostate cancer surgeries at a Veterans Administration hospital admitted Monday that he sometimes missed his target when implanting radioactive seeds, leaving patients with incorrect dosag More...

Man And Woman Critical After Motorcycle Crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A motorcycle crashed into the rear of a car in Philadelphia, and a man and woman are hospitalized. Police say the motorcycle was spotted in Delaware County in the Philadelphia suburbs, involved in a possible road race. More...

Fresh Local Sweet Corn Arriving On Schedule

Growers across the state are reporting that this year's sweet corn crop is arriving about on schedule. More...

Pa. Law School Dean Linked To Prostitution Bust

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say the dean of Villanova University's law school was involved in a prostitution investigation before resigning last week. More...