March 4, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Budget Mess Aside, What About The Other Problems?

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School Shooting Suspect Faces 15 Counts

GOLDEN, Colo.—A man accused of shooting two Colorado students in the parking lot of a middle school was charged Tuesday with 15 counts, including attempted murder, assault and child abuse. More...

Cove Mountain 4-H Club Holds Meeting

Cove Mountain 4-H Club held its monthly meeting February 18. New business items discussed included the youth 4-H sausage sale beginning in March. The cost is $2.60 per pound. All orders must be ordered in multiples of five pounds. More...

1 Killed, 7 Injured In Dance Team Van Crash In U.S.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A van carrying a Temple University traditional Indian dance team to a competition in North Carolina crashed in southern Virginia early Saturday, killing one student and injuring seven others, police said. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, March 8: banana or blueberry muffin, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, March 9: waffle, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Local Kids Raise Funds To Help The Community

Kids from the local Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club recently worked together with Kathy Kendall to raise funds to help their community. More...

FAA: Somerset Wind Farm Not Plane Hazard After All

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration says 15 of 30 wind turbines at a planned wind farm in southwestern Pennsylvania would not pose an aviation hazard as initially feared. More...

Police: Thief Stole Collection Plate From Usher

DREXEL HILL, Pa. (AP) – Police are searching for a man they say swiped a collection plate from a teenage usher at a suburban Philadelphia Roman Catholic church. More...

Smith Honored For FedEx Safe Driving

FedEx Ground, the smallpackage ground delivery service of FedEx Corp., has recognized Stephen R. Smith, a resident of Mercersburg, for achieving nine years of safe driving without a prevetable accident. More...

Police, PSU Target St. Patty’s Day Lookalike

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Bars served green beer. Stores sold green shirts and party hats. Revelers took to the streets at dawn. More...

Med Center Auxiliary Collects Van Donations

In memory of her husband, Jesse, Elaine Armstrong, membership chair of the Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary, requested memorial contributions be earmarked for the Zoom Zoom Campaign in lieu of flowers. More...

Pa. State Police Secrecy Order Draws Criticism

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local Breeder Recognized

Sinclair Cattle Co, Warfordsburg, has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having eight registered Angus bulls and for having 11 registered Angus cows in- cluded in the Association’s 2010 Pathfinder® Report. More...

Produce Workers In Philly Hit Picket Line

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Workers are on strike at the Philadelphia produce distribution center that serves restaurants and markets in the region. Workers hit the picket line just after midnight Monday at the Philadelphia Regional Produce Market. More...

Agencies Still Suffering From Budget Impasse

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – More than half of central Pennsylvania’s human-service agencies are still feeling the financial impact of last year’s state budget impasse. More...

Vietnam Veteran Pens Memoir

“Returning For My Brother” to be released March 15

After completing a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam, Robert Driscoll returned to the United States in 1968 a changed man. More...

FR Class Receives Szwydek Memorial Trip Donation

The Forbes Road Class of 2011 was the fortunate recipient of a $2,000 check last week to fund its upcoming trip to Arlington National Cemetary in honor of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Steven Szwydek. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Juniata College has named 342 students to the dean’s list for the 2009 fall semester. Among those honored is Jordan Bohrer, Needmore, the daughter of William Bohrer and Vicki Ott. Bohrer is a sophomore studying biology and religion. More...

Wild Pa. Winter Has Broken Records, Budgets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Punxsutawney Phil was right. The groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter on Feb. 2. Since then, it’s been quite a season, with many Pennsylvania communities witnessing their snowiest February ever. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: beef stew, coleslaw, biscuit, banana. Tuesday: honey mustard chicken, parslied potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, mandarin orange. More...

Benefit Dance Tops $3,500 For Justin Hudson

On Saturday, February 20, at McConnellsburg Alumni Community Building, approximately 260 came to show their support of Mc- Connellsburg Middle School seventh-grader, Justin Hudson, who is battling cancer. More...

McCbg. SADD To Present Magic Show

McConnellsburg Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) will host another evening of magic on March 12 at 7:00 p.m. More...

U.S. Man Rammed, Killed By Pet Bull

WERNERSVILLE, Pennsylvania (AP) – An eastern Pennsylvania man was attacked and killed by a “temperamental’’ pet bull a day before his 53rd birthday, the coroner’s office said Monday. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Jessica Hull of Needmore has been named to the Central Pennsylvania College dean’s list for the 2009 fall term. Hull is currently majoring in business administration. More...

Sleeping Beauty Performance With Missoula Children’s Theatre

The Chambersburg Council for the Arts announces the return of Missoula Children’s Theatre. Sleeping Beauty will be performed on March 6, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at The Capitol Theatre Stage, 159 South Main Street, Chambersburg. More...

Kelly Named F&M Trust Assistant Office Manager

Officials at F&M Trust announce that Tammy L. Kelly has joined the bank as an assistant financial services officer and assistant community office manager at the McConnellsburg Office, 100 Lincoln Way East. More...

Snowpocalypse To Snowicane: Hype Reigns In Winter

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Arrest Made In Pa. Robbery Where Child Left Behind

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police in Philadelphia have made at least one arrest in the robbery of a jewelry story in which the thieves left behind a 4-year-old boy. More...

Pa. Train Double-Fatality Determined Suicides

NORWOOD, Pa. (AP) – Officials in Pennsylvania say two teenage girls who were struck and killed by a high-speed Amtrak train committed suicide. An Acela train traveling from Boston to Washington, D.C., hit the 10th-graders about 10:30 a.m. More...