November 26, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Hospital Won’t Hire Smokers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Prospective employees at a central Pennsylvania hospital chain will now be tested for nicotine when they apply for jobs. Beginning Jan. 1, Susquehanna Health System won’t be hiring smokers. More...

FCMC Aerial View

This recent aerial photo of the Fulton County Medical Center shows work in progress on the new patient services addition visible in the bottom center of the picture. More...

FR Names Senior High Student Of The Month

Aaron Seville, a senior at Forbes Road High School, has been named Senior High Student of the Month for November by the high school faculty. More...

Farm Bureau Focused On Economic And Environmental Challenges

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) President Carl T. Shaffer said farmers are facing numerous economic challenges as they strive to remain viable in a constantly changing and competitive industry. More...

Senior Center Menu

The senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: ham salad, potato salad, pickled beets, wheat bread, pears. Tuesday: sloppy jo, tator tots, coleslaw, banana pudding. More...

Graduates From Training

Air Force Airman Joshuah X. Torres has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Radiation Detected At Three Mile Island

MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) – A small amount of radiation has been detected in a reactor building at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in central Pennsylvania. Officials say there is no public health risk. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET November 16 More...

Five Couples Compete For Snowball King And Queen

McConnellsburg High School/Middle School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) will hold the annual Snowball on Saturday, December 19. The middle school time will be from 2:00 p.m. More...

Eastern Pa. Man On Death Row Wins New Trial

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – An eastern Pennsylvania man sentenced to death in the April 2003 shooting deaths of a local disc jockey and a friend in a botched robbery attempt has won a new trial. More...

Grand Jury Said To Be Eyeing Pa. Casino Licensing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Documents from Pennsylvania’s casino licensing process are being looked at by a state grand jury. More...

MES Tells The Story Of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs!

SPECIAL TO THE NWS “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a gem of a fairytale…” delighted audiences over the weekend of November 13, 14 and 15.” The wonderful cast of 47 students from the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades shared More...

PennDOT Launches Operation Safe Holiday in Time For Thanksgiving Travel

With millions of motorists planning to travel for Thanksgiving, PennDOT last week kicked off its Operation Safe Holiday campaign. More...

Judge Sentences Juror For Swine Flu Hoax

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia man who falsely told a court employee that he had to leave jury duty because he had swine flu has been ordered to spend three days in court observing jury trials. More...

Auction Of Philly Newspaper Company Put On Hold

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A bankruptcy auction of the company that publishes The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News has been postponed while creditors appeal a key ruling. More...

Out Of Prison Space, PA Looks To Other States

Early next year, for the first time in its history, Pennsylvania plans to contract with another state or states to board as many as 2,000 convicted criminals. More...

U.S. University Students Upset About Fitness Class

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A university’s requirement that overweight undergraduates take a fitness course to receive their degrees has raised the hackles of students and the eyebrows of health and legal experts. More...

Pa. Surveillance Camera Measure Fails On Tie Vote

NEWTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A proposal to install surveillance cameras in a suburban Philadelphia borough has been rejected on a tie vote. More...

Vaccines On Horizon For AIDS, Alzheimer’s, Herpes

MARIETTA, Pa. (AP) – Malaria. Tuberculosis. Alzheimer’s disease. AIDS. Pandemic flu. Genital herpes. Urinary tract infections. Grass allergies. Traveler’s diarrhea. More...

Pa. Swim Club Accused Of Bias Files For Bankruptcy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia swim club accused of discrimination last summer after revoking the memberships of mostly black and Hispanic children has filed for bankruptcy. More...

PennDOT Teams Up with DCNR And Game Commission To Promote Seat-belt Use

Effort part of a statewide campaign for the Thanksgiving holiday

As Thanksgiving draws closer, our thoughts turn to that big turkey dinner, grandma’s house and for many Pennsylvania residents, the first day of deer season. More...

Officer Halts Parade To Propose

PITTSBURGH (AP) – If an annual holiday parade in Pittsburgh was running a little late, it was all in the name of love. More...

Three Bears Taken In County

Less than perfect weather may have hampered the start of bear season in Fulton County Monday, but hopes remain high from hunters in the field that the skies will clear for a successful hunt the remaining two days of the season. More...

Cooperative Extension Association To Hold Annual Meeting

The Fulton County Cooperative Extension Association will hold its annual meeting on December 8, 2009, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Fulton Theatre in Mc- Connellsburg. More...

“Grandparents Handbook” Is Perfect Guide

PA Women Wrote The Book

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Parenthood doesn’t come with a manual, but “The Grandparents Handbook’’ may be the perfect guide for those who wish to make the most out of precious moments with their grandchildren. More...

Center For Families Gets $7,000 Technology Award

Fulton County Center for Families is the grateful recipient of a technology award of $7,000 through LearntobeHealthy.org. More...

Postal Service Asks Customers To Keep Sidewalks And Steps Clear

Don’t let the “bad weather blues” immobilize you this winter – at least not in areas where your postal letter carrier delivers mail. More...

PennDOT’s Statewide Speakers Bureau Sheds Light On Operations, Services

Pennsylvanians can learn about PennDOT’s many functions and services directly from local experts through the department’s new speakers bureau. More...

Library News

New large-type books at Fulton County Library include “The Big Steal: A Sterling Glass Mystery” by Emily Jenkins, and “Rainwater” by Sandra Brown. More...

Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, November 30: no school. Tuesday, December 1: no school. Wednesday, December 2: pizza, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Thanksgiving Holiday

Driver licensing, motor vehicle services available online

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced last week that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Three Charged In Pa. With Redirecting Comcast Traffic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal prosecutors have charged three men with diverting traffic from the Web site of Philadelphia based telecommunications provider Comcast Corp. More...

Ceremony Marks Anniversary Of Gettysburg Address

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – The 146th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is being celebrated in the national cemetery where the speech was made. Actor Richard Dreyfuss and Gov. More...

Herd Of Deer Smash Through Office

PLUM, Pa. (AP) – The staff at a Pittsburgh-area insurance agency hope to get back to business as usual a day after a herd of deer stampeded through its office. More...

Pa. Woman Struck By Bullet Through Wall Dies

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia woman struck by a bullet while lying in bed has died. More...

FR Names Junior High Student Of The Month

Brock Broadwater, a seventhgrade student at Forbes Road High School, has been named Junior High Student of the Month for November by the high school faculty. More...

Police: Pa. Woman Put Woman’s Nude Photo Online

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A New York woman who tends bar in northwestern Pennsylvania has been charged with using the cell phone of a male customer – whom she used to date – to post a nude photo of another woman on Facebook. More...

Man, 58, Killed When Tractor Topples

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – An autopsy is set to pinpoint the cause of death of a western Pennsylvania man killed when a tractor toppled onto him over an embankment. More...

Rendell Vows To Lead Charge For Reforms

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Ed Rendell says Pennsylvania doesn’t get enough credit for its accomplishments because special interests exert too much control over state government. More...

Teens Make Videos Of Themselves Burglarizing Homes

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia police chief says two teenage boys made video recordings of themselves burglarizing homes. More...

Study Charts Use Of ‘Swap’ Deals By Pa. Schools

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pa. Judges Given Partial Immunity In Civil Suit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Two former county judges accused of taking millions of dollars in kickbacks to send juveniles to private detention facilities are partially immune from civil lawsuits, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled Friday. More...

Pa. Infant Hurt When Ceiling Collapses Over Crib

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Fire officials say an infant was hurt when part of a ceiling collapsed over a crib at home in Erie. A family member called 911 around 3:45 p.m. Saturday to say that a child was trapped in its crib. More...

U.S. Dealer Selling Letter Lincoln Wrote To Boy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A letter President Abraham Lincoln wrote to a boy whose friends didn’t believe he had met the commander in chief is being sold in Philadelphia. More...

Pa. Military Policeman Dies In Accident In Kuwait

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – A U.S. Navy Reservist from northeastern Pennsylvania has died in a vehicle accident in Kuwait. More...

PennDOT Introduces Branch Of Service Veteran License Plates

Honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces have a new way to proudly display their service as Penn- DOT announced the availability of a new series of military license plates honoring veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine More...