December 3, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

FCMC Foundation Board Meets

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The board of directors of Fulton County Medical Center Foundation met for its quarterly board meeting on Monday, November 16. More...

Dying Man Robbed In Hospital

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – One man is under arrest in the theft of a watch from a dying man in a Philadelphia hospital waiting room and police are seeking two accomplices. More...

Forbes Road Donates To Semper Fi Fund

Mike and Nancy Szwydek (left) accept a check for $1,600 from Angie Booth as a donation from Forbes Road students to the Semper Fi Memorial Fund. More...

Triplets Hurt In Fall Down Stairs

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police say a mother of triplets was away playing bingo when the toddlers fell down the steps in their home, badly injuring one of the three little girls. More...

Historical Society News

A new Regina music box CD from the Fulton County Historical Society is available in time for Christmas giving. Local history adds to its interest. More...

Steer Shot With Arrow On Pa. Farm

SAEGERTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A northwestern Pennsylvania farmer has closed his land to hunters for the first time in more than 40 years after finding one of his steers had been shot through with an arrow. More...

Owner Also Charged In Western Pa. Puppy Death

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. More...

USDA Rural Development Invests Over $700 Million

Across rural Pennsylvania in FY 2009

“Pennsylvania had a record 2009 fiscal year, exceeding our national allocations in almost every program area and investing more than $700 million to rural Pennsylvania”, said Tom Williams, USDA Rural Development state director. More...

Reward Offered For Tips In Horse Shooting

YORK, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man is offering a reward for information about who shot and killed his horse. John Krick says his 6-year-old Palomino gelding, Firecracker, was shot in the eye last weekend in Krick’s pasture. More...

SF Honor Roll

First Marking Period Distinguished Honors Grade four: Allyson Layton, Zachary Scott, Tyler Unger. Grade five: Emily Bradshaw, Tanner Elbin, Dylan Gordon, Olivia Mottern, Jacob Murray, Hollie Williams. Grade six: Christina Bright, Nick Mason. More...

Vo-Tech Members Recognized For Service

Three members of the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School (FCAVTS) were recognized for a combined total of more than 33 years of service. More...

Report: Postal Service Paid $75M In Settlement

PITTSBURGH (AP) – According to a newspaper report the United States Postal Service has paid out $75 million to settle an overtime pay dispute with about 1,500 Pittsburgh-area employees. More...

Pa. Residents Rally To Restore Nativity Scene

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Some central Pennsylvania residents are urging officials in a small town to restore the public display of a Nativity scene. More...

Iraq War Vet Sentenced For Plot To Kill His Wife

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A decorated veteran of the war in Iraq will spend six to 12 years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife. More...

PennDOT Changes Age Requirement for Photo ID Cards

Beginning Tuesday PennDOT will make photo identification (ID) cards available to Pennsylvania residents ages 10 and older. The previous minimum age requirement to obtain a photo ID card was 16. More...

5 Wild Dogs Weaned From Mutt At Pittsburgh Zoo

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Five African painted dogs born last month at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium have been weaned from the domestic mutt who was picked to be their surrogate mother. Four other puppies in the same litter have died. More...

County Jobless Rate Remains Unchanged

Ranking still at #66 for October

Employment in Fulton County remained essentially unchanged in October as the jobless rate continued to hover near 15 percent. More...

Basket Bingo Raises $8,886 For Liberty Crouse

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The Sisters of Preceptor Gamma Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority sponsored a basket bingo on October 10, 2009, for Liberty Crouse and her family. More...

Solar Panel Company Plans Pa. Facility

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Gov. Ed Rendell says a Greek company that makes solar panels will open a new manufacturing facility along the Philadelphia waterfront. More...

Officer Gunned Down In Wash. State Was Pa. Native

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – One of the four police officers gunned down Sunday morning inside a Washington state coffee shop was a native of eastern Pennsylvania. Lakewood Sgt. More...

Ex-Lawmaker Faces Trial In Corruption Case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A former Pennsylvania legislator is slated to be the first defendant to go on trial in an ongoing investigation of alleged corruption. Jury selection starts Wednesday in the case of former Rep. More...

Paylor Elected Vice Chairman Of Construction Of Manufacturers’ Group

Craig Paylor, president of JLG/Oshkosh Corp. More...

Dancing Cockatoo's Fame Helps Bird Sanctuary

SCHERERVILLE, Ind. (AP) – The Internet popularity of a dancing cockatoo named Snowball is helping to support his owners’ bird sanctuary. More...

Investors Seek Slots In Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Could Gettysburg be the next location in Pennsylvania to get approved for slots? Gettysburg businessman Dave LeVan and a group of unidentified investors are seeking a Category III slots license. More...

Cold Turkey Trot Held

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS As part of the Great American Smoke Out, the FCMC Wellness Committee held a Cold Turkey Trot. Seventy participants were asked to complete a onemile trot (nine laps inside the hospital or three laps outside). More...

Completes Training

Pvt. Eric Edmonds, son of Harry and Debbie Edmonds, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Pvt. More...

Pa. Man Killed In Hunting Fight Had Permit Revoked

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A man who was shot and killed during an argument with bear hunters about trespassing on his land previously had his concealed weapon permit revoked, then returned. More...

Pa. Firefighter’s Home, Cars Destroyed By Flames

MOUNTAINTOP, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania firefighter lost his own home to a blaze while he and his family were out of the state. More...

Man Jailed In Thanksgiving Sword Stabbing

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) – A black western Pennsylvania man has been charged with attempted homicide after police say he used an 18-inch sword to stab a drunk white man who yelled racial slurs at his own dog and the suspect. More...

Graduates

Carrie Mellott of Warfordsburg recently graduated from Kaplan University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration/ accounting, carrying a cumulative GPA of 3.5. More...

Car Kills Black Bear, Occupants Unhurt

ATLANTIC, Pa. (AP) – State police say three people have escaped injury after the car they were in struck and killed a black bear on Interstate 79 in northwestern Pennsylvania. More...