May 6, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

New Study Outlines $3.5 Billion Transportation Funding Gap

Builds on 2006 study with updated estimates; calls for innovative solutions

A new report by the state Transportation Advisory Committee underscores the dramatic unmet needs the General Assembly and Gov. Edward G. Rendell must address in a special legislative session that began Monday to deal with transportation funding. More...

Building Code Official Warns Against FEMA Trailers

Discovers FEMA surplus manufactured housing units not acceptable for installation in PA

Local building code official R. Clem Malot warns public and buyer beware when considering purchase of a surplus FEMA manufactured housing unit. More...

Hygiene Kits Assembled For Natural Disaster Victims

Katelyn Shoemaker, 12, of Hustontown recently completed a humanitarian aid project for disaster relief to countries devastated by earthquakes. More...

Birth Announced

Sara Lynn Harris of Mc- Connellsburg is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Gionna Amarie Lynn Harris, born Friday, March 12, 2010, at 4:37 p.m., at Chambersburg Hospital. She weighed 4 pounds, 14.5 ounces and was 18 inches long. More...

Cards Of Thanks

BARNHART I wish to thank all the people at Hershey Hospital and Harrisburg Hospital for all the help given to me while I was there. Ruby Barnhart Needmore McBEATH More...

3 Pa. Teens Charged In Attack At Elementary School

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say three teenagers have been charged with assault after an attack upon fourth- and fifth-grade students on a North Philadelphia school playground at recess. More...

Cowans Gap Activities Planned

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following: More...

Campaign To Mark Start Of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Urges all drivers to share the road

PennDOT announced Friday a new comprehensive motorcycle safety campaign, Live Free Ride Alive, as part of its continuing and aggressive effort to reduce the number of motorcycle crashes and fatalities on Pennsylvania roadways. Gov. Edward G. More...

In Search Of A Tiny Turtle ...

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – “Don’t worry about stepping on them,’’ George C. Gress says. “If you do, you’ll just push them into the mud.’’ More...

Pa. Volunteer Firefighter Charged In 3 Fires

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A southeastern Pennsylvania volunteer firefighter is facing arson charges stemming from three fires and authorities are trying to determine if he was involved in nine other suspicious blazes. More...

Witnesses Spar On Legality Of Executing Pa. Man

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania judge must now decide whether a man can be legally put to death for the murders of 13 people almost three decades ago. More...

U.S. Judge Bars ‘Sexting’ Prosecution Of PA Girls

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction barring northeastern Pennsylvania prosecutors from filing charges against several teenage girls in connection with racy cell-phone photos. More...

DA: Reason For Eastern Pennsylvania Motel Murders Unknown

READING, Pa. More...

Pa. Town Engulfed By Rumors About Beyonce, Jay-Z

NEW RINGGOLD, Pa. (AP) – Hey, didja hear the news? Beyonce and Jay-Z are moving to Schuylkill County, Pa.! More...

Ex-Judge To Plead Guilty In Kickback Scheme

ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) – One of two former Pennsylvania judges accused of taking millions of dollars in kickbacks to send youth offenders to private profit-making detention facilities has agreed to plead guilty to a federal racketeering More...

Tom Conners Mounts Write-In Campaign For 9th District Seat

Tom Conners, former general manager of WTAJ-TV in Altoona, announced his candidacy for Congress from the 9th District, Tuesday, April 27, before a crowd of supporters at the courthouse in Hollidaysburg, Blair County. More...

Woman Charged In Fire That Killed NE Pa. Man

HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania woman has been charged with killing a man by setting fire to the home they shared. More...

Coyote Killed In Pittsburgh Neighborhood

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Game commission officials say a Pittsburgh man didn’t violate any regulations when he shot and killed a coyote inside the city limits. Joe Martinelli Jr. More...

Layton Completes Sewing Training

Martha Pullen, host of the PBS TV series, Martha’s Sewing Room, announces that Helen Layton of Warfordsburg, has recently completed training in Huntsville, Ala., to become a Martha Pullen “Teaching Beginning Sewing” licensed teache More...

Foundation Awards Scholarships To 22 Students

The Allegany College of Maryland Foundation has announced the awarding of scholarships to 22 students for the 2009-10 academic year. More...

92 More At Western PA Bicycle Plant To Lose Jobs

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) – The company that makes Cannondale bicycles says 92 more workers at a south-central Pennsylvania manufacturing center will lose their jobs. More...

Marathon Disrupted By Bomb Scare

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A suspicious device near the finish line of the Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday prompted police to halt the race briefly. The device was disabled and police said it was not believed to have been an actual explosive. More...

Poland, Germany Take Top Titles In Sudoku Contest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The defending champ in the World Sudoku Championships has retained his title and Germany has taken the team title. Jan Mrozowski of Poland was among the 120 players from 32 countries in this year’s competition. More...

William R. Myers St. Thomas, 48

William Roy Myers, 48, St. Thomas, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at his home with his wife by his side. He was born April 28, 1961, in Bethesda, Md., the son of the late Carroll Myers and Sandra Roberts Myers of Burnt Cabins. More...

Patients: Hospital Nixed Surgeries Over Friendship

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Two people who met through a website that links prospective organ donors with patients say a Philadelphia hospital canceled their surgeries because of concerns about their friendship. More...

State Board OK’s Sheetz In-Store Beer Sales

Sales ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – A state board has allowed the Sheetz, Inc., convenience store chain to serve beer and sell it for takeout at one of its largest western Pennsylvania locations. More...

Man Found Guilty Of Baiting Bear With Pastries

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – A Pennsylvania hunter has been found guilty of using pastries to illegally bait the largest bear killed in the state during the 2009 season. More...

3 Rescued, 1 Missing After Boat Overturns In Pa.

DELTA, Pa. (AP) – Rescue crews from Pennsylvania and Maryland have been searching the Susquehanna River for a man missing since a boat overturned in the river near the state line. More...