November 5, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Respiratory Therapy Services Collects Coats For Children In Need

In celebration of National Respiratory Care Week, Fulton County Medical Center Respiratory Services held its second annual coat drive. The department collected more than 40 coats, several hats, gloves and scarves. More...

ACLU Criticizes Proposed Pa. Nuisance Ordinance

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – A civil liberties group says a central Pennsylvania college town’s plan to hold party hosts responsible for any illegal activities of guests would be unconstitutional. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chicken leg, brown rice, cauliflower, wheat bread, applesauce. Tuesday: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, broccoli, rye bread, pears. Wednesday: center closed. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK October 26 More...

Federal Prison In Pa. Locked Down After Assault

LEWSISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A federal prison in central Pennsylvania is locked down after officials say two inmates assaulted a staff member. More...

Uniontown Hospital Now Smoke-Free; $100 Fine Set

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A southwestern Pennsylvania hospital is the latest to go smokefree. The ban on smoking in Uniontown Hospital, or on property it controls, went into affect Monday. More...

Hustontown Class Of 1951 Holds Reunion

Hustontown High School Class of 1951 held its class reunion October 14, 2009, at the New Fort Restaurant in Fort Littleton. More...

Court Rejects Pa. Buffer Law On Abortion Clinics

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal appeals court has struck down a Pittsburgh ordinance that created two types of buffer zones around abortion clinics. More...

Mylan Sues Pittsburgh Paper For Defamation

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Generic drug giant Mylan Inc. is suing the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for defamation over a story based on internal documents that prompted a Food and Drug Administration review. More...

Senior Citizens Enjoy Bowling

Today was going to be an exciting day for the Warfordsburg Senior Center. The seniors were hosting the Juniata Valley seniors for a Wii bowling rematch. More...

PA Man Acquitted Of Teen’s Road-Rage Murder

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia man has been acquitted of murdering a teenager in a road-rage case 31/2 years ago. More...

Pa. Man Held In 1-79 Chase That Injured Trooper

SANDY LAKE, Pa. (AP) – A 24-year-old northwestern Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he ran a state trooper off Interstate 79, causing the trooper’s police cruiser to roll over several times. More...

Telemarketer Admits Role In Big Internet Scam

former telemarketing company official admitted Friday that he scammed small businesses out of millions of dollars by duping them into paying for Internet services without their consent. More...

Pa. Turnpike Says AG Has Subpoenaed Its Documents

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission said Friday it was cooperating with a demand for documents by state prosecutors, but the subject of the investigation was not clear. More...

FCMC Honors Dr. James Witt

Nearly 60 gathered October 26 to remember beloved friend and teacher Dr. James Witt. Originally from Bedford County, Witt made many friends over the years as a family physician in Fulton County. More...

Pennsylvania Man Spends Year Visiting Barns, Shooting Stars

KUTZTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Stars. Not hex signs, but stars. More...

Transit Talks Continue, But Strike Threat Over

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Negotiators for Philadelphia’s transit agency and its largest union are scheduled to meet again Sunday evening to try to reach agreement on a new contract, but officials say there is no prospect of a strike. More...

Pa. Woman, Son Killed By Train

DERRY, Pa. (AP) – Funeral services were held Tuesday in western Pennsylvania for a woman and her 2-year-old son struck and killed by a train while trying to cross the tracks. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the week. Anthony Michael Eichensehr, 25, Charles Town, W.Va., and Anna Lee Goodman, 34, Charles Town, W.Va. John P. More...

Prevent Tomato Late Blight Next Growing Season

Across the Northeast, home gardeners expecting the usual bumper crop of tomatoes this season were dismayed to find their plants affected by late blight, the same fungus that caused Ireland’s potato famine in the 19th century. More...

MES To Present “Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs”

Forty-seven cast members from the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grades are going to present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” The show will be performed in McConnellsburg High School Auditorium Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14, at 7: More...

Family Wins $2.1M Verdict Over Handling Of Remains

COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) – A south-central Pennsylvania cemetery is appealing a $2.1 million civil verdict over allegations that it mishandled a man’s remains. More...

Large Employers At Pa. Forum Wary Of Public Option

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Insurance companies are uniformly opposed to the government insurance public option, but they are not the only ones lining up against what has become a lightning rod in the debate around the health care overhaul in Washingt More...

Mom, 2 Kids Rescued From Burning W. Pa. Duplex

TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) – A fire marshal is investigating a duplex fire near Pittsburgh that has sent a mother and her two children to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. More...

Coroner Says Hunter’s Death An Accident

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) – A deputy coroner says a hunter died in southwestern Pennsylvania when he slipped on a log and shot himself in the chest. More...

Albino Bear Moved To Glacier National Park

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has captured an albino black bear near the town of Olney in northwestern Montana and moved it to Glacier National Park. More...

W.Va. Woman To Star On Cereal Box

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A Fairmont resident is being featured on Special K cereal boxes sold at Kroger stores throughout the region in honor of her fellow breast cancer survivors. More...

Delta Flight Returns To Phoenix After Bird Strike

PHOENIX (AP) – Authorities say a Delta Air Lines flight headed to Utah has safely returned to Phoenix after one or more birds hit the aircraft. More...

Long To-Do List For New U.S. Parks Chief

Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. – Jonathan Jarvis assumed the helm of America’s national parks this month, but not before he made two important pilgrimages. More...