August 20, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Pennywise-Pound Foolish For PA To Slash Services?

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The waiting lists for Pennsylvania's human service programs all have a beginning, but, it seems, none has an end. With Gov. More...

West Nile Virus Found In County

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The Fulton County Conservation District, through a contract with the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), performs West Nile virus surveillance in Fulton County. More...

Retires From Coast Guard After 37 Years

Vice admiral has ties to Fulton County

A vice admiral in U.S. Coast Guard who has family ties to Fulton County retired on Aug. 10 after 37 years of service to his country. Vice Adm. Clifford I. More...

Vick Signing Draws Mixed Reaction In Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Michael Vick's return to the NFL with the Eagles is getting a mixed reaction in Philadelphia. More...

U.S. Mint Must Seek Court OK To Keep Rare 1933 Coins

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The U.S. government improperly seized a set of extremely rare and valuable "double eagle'' gold coins from a Philadelphia jeweler's descendants and must win a forfeiture case to keep them, a judge ruled this week. More...

Pa. Woman Walking Dog Finds 1773 Tombstone

BOVARD, Pa. (AP) _ State police are seeking more information about a gravestone dating from 1773 that a woman found while walking her dog in western Pennsylvania. Police say the woman found the headstone Tuesday about 9:30 p.m. More...

Pa. Man Gets Over 5 Years For Workers' Comp Fraud

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A man convicted of stealing nearly $650,000 from a northeastern Pennsylvania county's workers' compensation fund has been sentenced to serve five years and 10 months in federal prison. More...

Compact Derby Results

Heat 1 Finalist Quinton Fox, Bo Fox. Fan's choice - Matt Seville. Heat 2 Finalist Ralph Dishong, Megan Hampton. Fan's choice - George McMullen. Heat 3 Finalist Ariel Hall, Tracey Abbott. Fan's choice - Annissa Fox. More...

New Year Under Way For Mentored Youth Hunting Program

Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. More...

Chef Cooks Up Fun At Summer Reading Program

Chef Dori Clary of Three Blessings Professional Culinary Services showed children in the Fulton County Library's Summer Reading Program how to be creative with food during the final week of "Be Creative @ Your Library!" She and her assistant, daughte More...

PA Judges Oppose ACLU Bid To Free 18 Inmates

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Oil 150 Parade Could Draw 20,000 To Tiny Pa. Town

TITUSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Organizers of a festival celebrating the birth of the nation's oil industry expect the tiny city of Titusville to be overrun by spectators for a parade on Aug. 29. More...

Pa. Budget Impasse Holds Up Pa. Tuition Grants

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Hundreds of millions of dollars in tuition grants for Pennsylvania college students is stuck in limbo because of a six-week-old state government budget impasse. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following activities at Cowans Gap State Park: August 19 - 9:00 a.m.: Green Team Series: Digital Photogr More...

New Program Encourages Producers To Be Conservation Stewards

A new program is available to Pennsylvania agricultural and forestry producers offering financial incentives to adopt additional conservation activities on their land. More...

PennDOT Reminds Cyclists To Take Safety Courses

Riders have opportunity to learn, hone skills

PennDOT last week reminded motorcycle riders of all experience levels there is still time to take advantage of two free motorcycle safety courses offered through Pennsylvania's Motorcycle Safety Program. More...

Pa. Museum Closing Until State Budget Is Resolved

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Fort Pitt Museum in Pittsburgh and several other historic sites are closing indefinitely amid the ongoing state budget impasse. More...

County Conducts Routine Business

Commissioners

STAFF REPORT Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer and David Hoover, at their weekly meeting Tuesday, addressed a number of routine business matters. More...

Lt. Governor Candidate Makes Stop In McConnellsburg

Nick DiFrancesco, Republican Dauphin County commissioner, made a stop in McConnellsburg to campaign for lieutenant governor on Friday. More...

Library Receives LSTA Grant For Teens

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Fulton County Library recently received a grant under the Library Services and Technology Act, funded by the institute for Museum and Library Services. More...

Stacy Hill Benefit Set For Sept. 3

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS On June 22, 2009, Stacy Hill sustained a head injury while dismounting a tractor tire, and was flown to Hershey Medical Center where he underwent reconstructive surgery. More...

Pa. Education Board OKs New High-School Tests

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The state Board of Education on Thursday approved proposed new tests to measure Pennsylvania students' competence to graduate from high school. More...

Pa. Judge: Throw Out Juvenile Convictions

READING, Pa. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chicken patty sandwich, coleslaw, macaroni salad, apple, bun. Tuesday: braised beef, spinach, noodles, orange juice, pears, wheat bread. More...

Cancer Society To Hold Volunteer Training Class

The American Cancer Society will hold a Look Good ... Feel Better volunteer training class for licensed beauty professionals on Monday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hanover Hospital Wellness & Education Center, 400 York Street, Hanover. More...

Prosecutor Drops Charge Against Pa. Chiropractor

NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania prosecutor has dropped molestation charges against a chiropractor who had alleged that the accusations were retaliation for a lawsuit he filed. More...

PA Lawyer Paid $20 A Month To Represent Abused

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In July, 1,500 frantic state workers rallied in Harrisburg to protest the state's budget impasse, which resulted in them receiving only partial paychecks. Neil Krum understands workers' terror, because he's living it. More...

School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Breakfast Menu Tuesday, August 25: breakfast pizza or cereal with roll, fruit choice, milk. Wednesday, August 26: cheese omelet with biscuit or cereal with roll, fruit choice, milk. More...

Pro Wrestler Angle Charged With HGH Possession

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) - Pro wrestler and Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle has been arrested on charges of possessing a human growth hormone and violating an order of protection in suburban Pittsburgh. Angle was arrested about 7:50 a.m. More...

Donates To Locks Of Love

granddaughter of Nelson and Alice Walker of Waterfall, recently donated 13 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. Larissa is entering sixth grade at Forbes Road. More...

FR Homeroom Assignments

RED BIRDS Mrs. More...

PUC Says 814 Area Code Running Out Of Numbers

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is studying plans to deal with the state's 814 area code which is rapidly running out of phone numbers. The PUC projects the area code will run out of numbers sometime in the year 2012. More...

SF Class Of '55 Holds Reunion

Southern Fulton Class of 1955 held its 54th class reunion at Whips Cove Church social hall on June 18, 2009. More...

Initial Jobless Claims, Fewest In 9 Months

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The number of people filing for their first week of unemployment benefits in Pennsylvania dropped to its lowest level in nine months. More...

Pa. Couple Forced Boys, 6 And 9, To Fight

TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) - Police say a western Pennsylvania woman and her boyfriend forced the woman's sons - a 6-year-old and a 9-year-old - to fight each other as the couple watched. More...