December 17, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Pa. Woman To Stand Trial For Emergency Room Threat

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges she threatened to kill emergency room workers who she felt weren’t treating her son quickly enough. More...

Pa. House Preps For Another Casino- Expansion Vote

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The state House of Representatives is again getting ready to take up proposals to expand legalized casino gambling in Pennsylvania. The chamber was scheduled to start debate Monday. More...

Pa. Teen Charged With Killing Great- Grandfather

HARVEYS LAKE, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania teenager is charged in the shooting death of his elderly great-grandfather. State police say 16-year-old Cody Lee shot and killed 80- year-old Herbert Lee Sr. More...

Graduates

Adam Weicht, son of Sonny and Ellen Weicht, graduated November 18 from York Technical Institute with a diploma in heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration technology. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, corn, wheat bread, jello w/peaches. Tuesday: barbecue chicken, baked potato, peas and onions, multi-grain bread, orange. More...

Rendell Announces $24.5 Million Rail Investment in 31 Counties

Thirty-nine freight rail companies and users can make upgrades and expand capacity with a $24.5 million state investment from PennDOT’s Rail Freight Capital Budget/ Transportation Assistance and Rail Freight Assistance Programs, Gov. More...

Shuster Votes To End TARP Program

Last week Congressman Bill Shuster voted for a Republican motion to block any more funds from being spent through the Troubled Asset Relief Program. More...

Public Comment Invited On State Passenger, Freight Rail Plan

The public is invited to comment on the Pennsylvania Intercity Passenger and Freight Rail Plan, which provides guidance for investing in future rail needs and potential ways to enhance passenger and freight rail development in the state, supporting More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, December 21: waffles and sausage, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, December 22: cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Penn State Extension To Offer Sheep And Goat Nutrition School

Penn State Extension is offering a sheep and goat nutrition school to assist producers to better manage profitability through nutrition in their flock or herd. The school will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. More...

Pa. Company Will Cover Rejected Insurance Claims

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A health insurer accused of improperly rejecting claims for emergency room treatment has now agreed to pay those bills for more than 600 people. More...

Southern Fulton To Host PMEA District 4 Chorus

Southern Fulton High School will host the 2010 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 4 Chorus Festival. The event begins with auditions on Wednesday evening, January 27, and culminates with a concert on Saturday morning, January 30. More...

Pa. Woman To Stand Trial For Emergency Room Threat

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges she threatened to kill emergency room workers who she felt weren’t treating her son quickly enough. More...

Police: WWII Vet Fought Back During Home Invasion

FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia woman who allegedly exchanged gunfire with a World War II veteran during a home invasion robbery is in custody. More...

Police: Conn. Men Ran Pa. Counterfeiting Scheme

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) – Four Connecticut men are charged with running a counterfeiting operation out of a suburban Philadelphia motel room. More...

Carlson And Brant To Continue Chairing AVTS Committee

Fulton Co. AVTS

Reorganization meeting held last Thursday Dr. Brent Carlson and Terry Brant were given the nod of approval last Thursday to continue forward as chair and vice chair of the Fulton County Area Vocational-Technical School during the year 2010. More...

3 Dead In Johnstown House Fire

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The Cambria County Coroner’s Office has confirmed three people have died in a Johnstown house fire overnight. More...

PGC Officers Assist In Colorado Case

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Families Of Flight 93 Praise Memorial Funding

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) _ The Families of Flight 93 have praised Congress for approving $4 million to pay for roads and other infrastructure at the Flight 93 Memorial planned for southwestern Pennsylvania. More...

Postal Service Announces Modified Collections For Christmas

Postal officials has announced modified mail collection for December 24 and 31. More...

Friends Of Legal Services Sets Book Sale Dates

The Franklin County Friends of Legal Services group has scheduled its 26th Annual Book Sale for Mother’s Day weekend, May 7-9, 2010, on the Wilson College campus in Chambersburg. Book donation sites will be announced in mid-February. More...

Shuster Secures $4 Million For The Flight 93 Memorial

Congressman Bill Shuster is pleased to announce that he has successfully secured $4 million in additional funding for the completion of the permanent Flight 93 Memorial. More...

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Apply By Jan. 1 For 2010 Dog Licenses

Dog owners across Pennsylvania are reminded to apply for mandatory 2010 dog licenses before the Jan. 1 deadline, Deputy Secretary for Dog Law Enforcement Jessie Smith said Monday. More...

Seniors Enjoy Bowling Banquet

Warfordsburg Senior Center celebrated their Wii bowling banquet at the famous local restaurant "Road Kill Cafe." Pictured above in the first row: Cindy Rinker, Wendy Varnes, Doris Bain and Donald Hill More...

Barn Blaze Kills Dozens Of Cows In Central Pa.

RIVERSIDE, Pa. (AP) – A barn fire that may have been sparked by a heat lamp killed dozens of cows at a dairy farm in central Pennsylvania. More...

Farmer Killed In Machinery Accident

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania farmer is dead after being pulled into a piece of machinery. More...

McConnellsburg SADD Donate Books And Socks

A total of 451 books and socks were donated to the underprivileged children’s fund at Central Fulton School District. More...

Museum Displays Creepy Artifact Of Mourning

DONORA, Pa. (AP) – The historical society in Donora has no record of Mrs. Koehler’s first name, but it keeps her dead relatives’ hair preciously preserved under a glass dome. Mrs. More...

Police: Artist’s Son Swipes $20M In Paintings

ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) – A man used a backhoe to break into a museum owned by his father – the pioneering fantasy artist Frank Frazetta – in an attempt to steal 90 paintings valued at $20 million, police said. More...

Pa. State Trooper Cleared Of Assaulting Motorist

MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) – A state trooper in northeastern Pennsylvania has been cleared on charges of assaulting a motorist during a traffic stop. More...

Man Convicted In Cows-In-Home Animal Cruelty Case

MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man is facing 90 days in prison for cruelty to animals for the abuse and neglect of a dozen cows that were free to roam into a home on his property. More...