December 31, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Farm Show To Showcase Best of PA Agriculture

From sheep shearing and cow milking to mushroom munching and milkshake sipping, the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show will offer something to interest every visitor, said acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. More...

Photo Contest Set For PA Farm Show

Entry deadline is March 31

Farm Show visitors are invited to put their photographic skills to the test by entering their best pictures in the 2010 photo contest, said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding Tuesday. More...

Rendell To Be Active In Campaign For Governor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Ed Rendell is a smaller man than he used to be – 56 pounds smaller, to be exact – but he vows to remain a weighty political force in his final year as governor. More...

Long-Missing Pa. Woman Case Dismissed

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a woman who ran away as a teenager and lived with a school security guard for a decade, agreeing with a lower court judge that the case was filed after More...

Pa. Offers Swine Flu Vaccines To General Public

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State health officials are planning swine flu vaccination clinics at 33 locations across Pennsylvania for anyone who wants to receive it. The state Department of Health said the clinics are Jan. 8-9 from 8 a.m. More...

$1,400 Chihuahua Stolen From Pa. Pet Store

SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (AP) – Police are looking for a man who stole a $1,400 Chihuahua from a pet store in the Philadelphia suburbs. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET December 21 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1280-1398 lbs., $84 to $84.75; y.g. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, January 4: pop tarts, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, January 5: pretzel and cheese, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

County Oversees Routine Business

The Fulton County commissioners wrapped up the year 2009 with a variety of routine business this Tuesday, including a discussion with a local magisterial district judge on pertinent law-related subscriptions beneficial to the position. More...

Miller Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault

Sentencing set for March 23

A Harrisonville man appeared in court for mandatory arraignment this week and opted to enter a guilty plea to several counts related to an ongoing sexual relationship with a teenage girl. More...

County Jobless Rate Improves Slightly

But ranking still at #66 for November

The unemployment rate in Fulton County fell by 1.1 percentage points in November. More...

Tower Bancorp To Buy First Chester For $65M

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Tower Bancorp Inc., the parent of Graystone Tower Bank, said Monday it agreed to acquire First Chester Bancorp, a Pennsylvania bank, for $65 million in stock. More...

PA Preferred Reception Set to Kick Off 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Pennsylvania Farm Show exhibitors and enthusiasts are invited to taste some of the state’s finest foods at the PA Preferred Reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center. More...

Bill Cosby Named Marian Anderson Award Winner

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Bill Cosby will be the next recipient of the Marian Anderson Award. The Philadelphia native is to accept the award and $100,000 prize at an April 6 ceremony at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. More...

Woman Killed By Car While Getting Mail

BANGOR, Pa. (AP) – State police in eastern Pennsylvania say a man has been charged in the death of an elderly woman who was hit by a car as she was trying to check her mailbox. More...

Pa. High Court Backs Ruling On Mercury Pollution

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s highest court is upholding a decision to throw out a state rule that required coal-fired power plants to cut mercury emissions beyond federal standards. More...

Jury List

The following names were drawn by the president judge and Fulton County jury commissioners for the January session of combined court to be held in the said county on the 25th day of January 2010 at 9:00 a.m. More...

Washington’s Crossing – U.S. Man Wins Ride In George Washington’s Boat

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – George Washington will have a tourist along for the ride on Christmas Day. More...

Rendell To Pursue Shale Tax, School Funding Hike

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Ed Rendell will press for another increase in public school funding and a tax on natural gas production when he presents his last state budget in February. More...

Wine Kiosks To Be Added At 100 Pa. Supermarkets

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – More than 100 Pennsylvania grocery stores are expected to be getting vending machines that sell wine. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board says the kiosks could be operating at all the stores by the middle of 2010. More...