September 10, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

PennDOT To Launch 511PA System

Pennsylvania travelers can take their "Travel Info to Go" as PennDOT officially launches its 511 system - 511PA. More...

Specter Foes Sestak, Toomey Hold Town Hall Meeting

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Two candidates from opposite ends of the political spectrum - but united in their desire to oust Sen. More...

Whary Almost Doubles Up, Thomas Continues To Roll

Path Valley Speedway

Beautiful sunshine greeted the racers as they entered the pits at Path Valley Speedway on Friday evening for the first time in several weeks. More...

Camp Cadet Organizers Host Golf Tournament

Anthony Hollenshead, Tony Shives, Meredith Shives and Brett Cornelius (not pictured) were the winning members of the Fulton County Camp Cadet golf tournament held Friday, September 4, at Great Cove Golf Course. More...

Rendell Proclaims PA Week For Animals September 12-20

Animal World USA is pleased to announce that Gov. Ed Rendell has officially proclaimed the second Pennsylvania Week for the Animals to be celebrated September 12-20, 2009. More...

Police Find World Series Ring In Janitor's Closet

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Something about the janitor's story didn't ring true when he led police to a diamond-laden World Series keepsake that had gone missing. More...

Boy Fatally Shot While Playing With Gun

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. (AP) - A 6-year-old boy has been fatally shot after neighbors said he and a friend were playing with a gun in central Pennsylvania. New Holland police say it happened shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday on a farm in Earl Township. More...

Police, Firefighters Reject Pension Overhaul Bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Advocates for police and firefighters on Wednesday urged Pennsylvania lawmakers to reject a proposed overhaul of the state's municipal pension laws. More...

Pa. Man Who Found Bones May Live Atop Cemetery

YORK, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man who found human bones buried in his yard may be living atop a former cemetery. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORTS

GREENCASTLE MARKET August 31 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, couple 1208-1258 lbs., $85 to $85.50; one 168 lbs., $82.50; choice 2-3, 1126-1438 lbs., $80 to $84; full/y.g. More...

Clemency Ruling Delayed For Lifers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Two Pennsylvania inmates who have won plaudits for their efforts to reduce prison violence and counsel troubled youths will have to wait a little longer to hear whether their life sentences will be commuted. More...

County Signs Ag reement With FIDA

To provide FIDA with limited office support for 180 days

The Fulton County commissioners entered into an memorandum of agreement with the Fulton Industrial Development Association that will provide the understaffed organization with much-needed office support over the next six months. More...

2009 Walk Across Md. Set For Sept. 19

Donald Corbett named first grand marshal

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The 2009 Walk Across Maryland will be held on Saturday, September 19, at 9 a.m., in Hancock, Md. More...

U.S. No Longer Most Competitive Economy

Switzerland takes first place in poll, followed by U.S. and then Singapore

GENEVA (AP) - The United States has lost its place as the world's most competitive economy, according to a survey released last Wednesday, falling behind Switzerland mainly because of the financial crisis and accumulated fiscal deficits. More...

ACS Precision LLC Adds Speed And Flexibility With Recent Laser Purchase

ACS Precision LLC (Mercersburg) is an 11,900-squarefoot flexible job shop that focuses on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic metropolitan areas. This woman-owned company recently added a certified pre-owned Mitsubishi Laser to its equipment list. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center menu for the week is as follows: Monday: turkey burger in barbecue sauce, oven-browned potatoes, tossed salad, lemon pudding, wheat bun. More...

Pa. School: Untucked Shirts Unacceptable; Go Home

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dozens of students at a suburban Pittsburgh high school were sent home after ignoring a new dress code that requires them to tuck in their shirts. More...

Pa. Man Fires Cannon, Hits Neighbor's House

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania history buff who recreates firearms from old wars accidentally fired a 2-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor's home. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, September 14: pancakes and bacon, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, September 15: cinnamon bun, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

To Aid Wounded Wildlife, Pa. Official Says Go Slow

LEWISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Early one morning, Stacy Torok and her pets discovered an unexpected visitor in their yard - a tiny fawn. Although the animal had wounds, Torok said she hoped its mother would find and care for it. More...

Coroner: SC Boy Drowns In Pa. Pond 'Accident'

ALBION, Pa. (AP) - A coroner says a South Carolina toddler's drowning death in a northwestern Pennsylvania pond was an accident, though state police say they are still investigating the incident. More...

In Knife Throwing, Pa. Doctor Finds Hobby That Sticks

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Woman Dies In Central Pa. Fire; Cause Unknown

COGAN STATION, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a woman found dead in her central Pennsylvania home after a fire died of smoke inhalation. Lycoming County Coroner Charles Kiessling Jr. More...

Autopsy Inconclusive On Boy Found In Septic Tank

HOOKSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - An autopsy was performed Sunday on the body of a 4-year-old boy found stuffed in a septic tank, but a coroner said more tests are needed to determine how he died. Police are calling it a homicide investigation. More...