October 29, 2009 RSS feed / Features

2010 Governor’s Election A Referendum On Rendell?

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Even his adversaries acknowledge that he’s aggressive. So it is unsurprising that Gov. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center menu for the week is as follows: Monday: sweet and sour meatballs, rice, mixed veggies, wheat bread, orange, sugar cookie. More...

Production Of Swine Flu Vaccine Is Way Behind

SWIFTWATER, Pennsylvania (AP) – The U.S. federal government originally promised 120 million doses of swine flu vaccine by now. Only 13 million have come through. More...

D.L. Martin Co. Recognizes Employees

The D.L. Martin Co. recognizes Ray Baugher and John Lafferty as Employees of the Month for September. Ray is a Machine Operator who lives in Fannettsburg, and he has been with the company for nine years. More...

Feds Say Pa. Fraud Suspect Charmed Bank Tellers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal investigators say a Philadelphia man charmed female bank tellers into slipping him customer account information that was used to steal about $1 million from 2005 to 2008. More...

Young Pittsburgh Mayor Faces Independent Opponents

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The son of an ex-convict and the son of a Super Bowl Hall of Famer are challenging Pittsburgh’s mayor in next month’s general election. More...

Scouts Tour County

Fulton County Historical Society recently hosted a tour of local history for Cub Scout Pack 43, Brownie Troop 1597 and Brownie Troop 407. More...

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber Diagnosed With cancer

LONDON (AP) – Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, his spokeswoman said Sunday. The 61-year-old Lloyd Webber's condition is in its early stages, a statement from his publicists said. More...

DEEDS RECORDED

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: Jon R. Braunsma and Nancy L. More...

PA Adults Ponder Going Back To School As Teachers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – They shot eager arms into the air when they had questions and came with pens and pencils ready. More...

Electronic Cigarettes: In Need Of FDA Regulation?

A federal judge is expected to rule soon on whether the FDA has the authority to regulate electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, which contain nicotine but not tobacco

NEW YORK – They look like cigarettes, but they have names most people have never heard of: Gamucci, Cloud 9, and Njoy. That’s because they are electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. More...

Flu Concerns Prompt Precautions At Pa. Hospitals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Some Pennsylvania hospitals are increasing staff and taking precautions because of swine flu concerns. More...

Snyder, Utz To Merge

HANOVER, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania snack food company says it plans to buy its nearby competitor, pending regulatory approval. Snyder’s of Hanover announced that it intends to acquire Utz Quality Foods. More...

Former Pa. Charter School CEO Gets 3 Years In Jail

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A former Philadelphia police detective will spend three years in prison for stealing nearly $1 million from a charter school he headed. More...

State Dept.: Exchange Programs Need Closer Watch

SCRANTON, Pennsylvania (AP) – The nation’s foreign exchange student programs need better federal oversight, the State Department’s internal watchdog concludes in a new report following a scandal in which students were placed in sho More...

Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Killed 3 Western Pa. Kids

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) – The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office says smoke and carbon monoxide poisoning killed three children trapped in an early-morning fire in a Pittsburgh area town house. More...

Police: Patient Robs Pa. Doc, Fires Gun In Office

BELLEVUE, Pa. (AP) – Police are searching for a patient who allegedly pistol-whipped a doctor and his wife before firing shots while robbing the doctor’s office near Pittsburgh. More...

Supreme Court Declines To Set Rule On Drunk-Driving Stops

The Supreme Court lets stand a Virginia court ruling that police must actually see erratic driving – and not just rely on anonymous tips – to stop a suspected drunk driver

The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a ruling in Virginia that police officers must personally observe erratic driving before stopping a suspected drunken driver. More...

$4 A Gallon Gas? Peak-oil Experts Say Yes

Gas prices will soar as oil production peaks, then falls

That’s the forecast of adherents of the “peak oil” thesis, the idea that oil production has flattened and will decline because of economic, geological, and technical restraints. More...

Troopers Attend Field Sobriety Testing Course

Several PA state troopers from the McConnellsburg station recently attended a three-day standardized field sobriety testing class that was presented by the State Police Troop G patrol section. More...