May 20, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Murder Trial Begins In 1966 Police Shooting

PHILA. (AP) – The murder trial for 74-year-old William Barnes got under way with opening statements Monday morning. Barnes is charged in the death of Philadelphia police Officer Walter Barclay. More...

Biden To Speak At Daughter’s Commencement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Vice President Joe Biden is coming to Philadelphia to see his daughter get her master’s degree, and will address her class at the University of Pennsylvania. More...

Camp Cadet Program Set For June 6-11

Judge Angela Krom to give commencement address

Fulton County Camp Cadet Association’s 16th annual Camp Cadet class members will report to Camp Sinoquipe, located near Fort Littleton, on Sunday, June 6. More...

Completes Training

Army National Guard Pvt. Hannah E. Covalt has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. More...

Pa. Newspapers’ Layoff Notice Called ‘Procedural’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Employees of Philadelphia’s two major newspapers have been sent a letter warning of possible layoffs, but the lenders who won the newspapers at a bankruptcy auction last month say the notice is “procedural&rsquo More...

Budget Crunch Forcing Hard Decisions On Pa. Courts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The state budget crisis may soon force the court system to make some dramatic changes in how it conducts business. More...

PennDOT Reminds Drivers To Share Road With Motorcycles

With Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in full gear across Pennsylvania, Penn- DOT reminded all drivers to share the road and watch for motorcycles. More...

Chamber Holds Job Fair

Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism (FCCC&T) held a job fair on April 15 at F&M Trust’s Fulton Theatre in McConnellsburg. More...

Philadelphia Man Ambling And Blogging Across America

PHILADELPHIA Pa. (AP) – Ten miles from the Ohio border, Mike Gallagher, a 27-year-old from Philadelphia who is “just taking a stroll’’ to San Francisco, reflected on his monthlong trek across Pennsylvania. More...

Massive New Resort Planned For Pocono Mountains

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Developers are planning a massive new resort in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. More...

Effort To Combat Childhood Obesity In Pa. Advances

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A proposal that backers say would be among the most comprehensive in the nation to motivate public schools to combat childhood obesity has a preliminary stamp of approval. More...

Pa. To Save Money By Keeping Judge Jobs Vacant

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Ed Rendell has agreed to a cost-saving request from the state’s chief justice to stop appointing interim judges. More...

Jurors To Mull Deadly Pa. Home Invasion Case

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Jurors in eastern Pennsylvania are expected to begin deliberations Monday in the death penalty trial of a man accused in a deadly home invasion 41/2 years ago. More...

PA Kids Build Underwater Robots

(AP) – On a recent Friday afternoon, a small group of proud parents and interested seniors gathered at Homewood at Martinsburg’s swimming pool as elementary students demonstrated months of hard work in science, robotics and engineering. More...

Anderson Recipient Of Rare Breed Sheep From Youth Conservation Program

Keith Anderson of Three Springs traveled to Howard County, Md., on Saturday, May 2, to attend the Howard County Sheep and Wool Festival and to receive two ewe sheep. More...

Parachuters, Soldiers, Army Vehicles At Heritage Days

Former Army Rangers dropping from the sky and specialized combat vehicles are just some of the many unique pieces of U.S. Army history that will be featured at this year’s Army Heritage Days, May 15 and 16, 2010, at the U.S. More...

Milk Pricing Imbalance Prompts Herd Sales

MILANVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Brian Smith needed convincing to enter the barn where he milked dairy cattle for 17 years. More...

Ex-Coach Accused Of Trying To Fix Youth Basketball

ENOLA, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police are accusing a former churchleague basketball coach in the Harrisburg suburb of Enola of trying to bribe referees to rig games in his favor. More...

Western Pa. Man Gets 12-45 Years In Baby Beating

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man will spend 12 to 45 years in prison for beating his wife and newborn son, who is now permanently mentally disabled and on a feeding tube. More...

Baby Mystery – U.S. Woman Gets Life For Cutting Baby From Womb

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A woman who lured a pregnant teen to her apartment, drugged her, cut the child from the womb to try to pass it off as her own and killed the teen was sentenced Monday to life in prison plus 20 years. More...

Supremacists Seek Permit For Rally At Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Gettysburg National Military Park spokeswoman says a permit is likely to be granted for a white supremacist group to hold rally at the battlefield next month. More...

Pa. Pastor Appealing $5K Fine For Son’s Grave

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Baptist pastor is appealing a $5,071 fine for not getting a zoning variance before having his son buried in the back yard of his church in southwestern Pennsylvania. More...

20K Pieces Of Mail Recovered From Carrier’s Home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The United State Postal Service has recovered approximately 20,000 pieces of mail from the garage of a Philadelphia postal carrier. More...

Relay For Life Teams Ready To Walk

Cancer fundraiser May 21, 22 at fairgrounds

The American Cancer Society ACS) brings its fight against cancer to the fairgrounds in Mc- Connellsburg this Friday and Saturday at Fulton County’s 16th annual Relay For Life. More...

Pa. Man Sentenced In Fatal Lawmaker Crash Case

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A man acquitted of vehicular homicide in the death of a Pennsylvania lawmaker is free after being sentenced to time already served on other charges. More...

‘School Choice’ Advocates Hand Williams $1.6M

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Says 91-Year-Old Father Legally Incapacitated

Collar-Bomb Suspect Wants Dad’s Finances Guarded

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania woman accused of masterminding a bank robbery plot involving a bomb strapped to the neck of a pizza delivery driver wants her father declared incapacitated. More...

Commissioners

County Addresses Variety Of Business Issues

The Fulton County commissioners attended to a variety of business during the course of the last week, including addressing several Community Development Block Grant issues and endorsing an application for funding through PennVEST. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Ryan Patterson, Amelia Russell, Hilary Patterson, Chalmer Mellott, Claire Cordell, Camryn Horne, Kenny Cornelius, Noah Fogal and Eric Arabello. More...

Judge Bans Webcam Spying On U.S. Students

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A judge has permanently banned a suburban Philadelphia school district from secretly monitoring students with webcams on their school-issued laptops. More...

Philly Man Charged In Beating Death Of Mother, 82

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police in Philadelphia say the son of an elderly woman found beaten to death has been charged with her murder. More...

Tasered Fan, Family Apologize To Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A lawyer representing a teenager Tasered by police after running onto the field at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park says the teen and his family apologize to the Phillies and the community. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, waxed beans, wheat bread, peaches. Tuesday: chicken strips, potato salad, coleslaw, multigrain bread, jello. More...

U.S. Expands Scrutiny Of Kids’ Jewelry

LOS ANGELES (AP) – U.S. More...

Rendell Vetoes Bill To Restrict Pa. Liquor Stores

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Ed Rendell is vetoing a bill he says would hamper the state liquor store system’s attempts to modernize its operations. More...

Ex-Prof Gets House Arrest For Four Pittsburgh DUIs

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A former Carnegie Mellon University professor who pleaded guilty to four drunken driving charges – including three in eight days – will spend 18 months on house arrest. More...

Penn National, MI Developments In Joint Venture

WYOMISSING, Pa. (AP) – Casino operator Penn National Gaming Inc. and MI Developments Inc. have formed a joint venture that will own and run the Maryland Jockey Club, the companies said Friday. More...

4-Hers Recycle Cans To Benefit Mental Health

The Fulton County Community Cavaliers 4-H group from Hustontown made their first drop of aluminum cans at Dibert's Metal Saturday morning. More...

Man Dies Trying To Help Teen At Western PA Park

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man fell to his death while trying to rescue a teenager who had fallen off the rim of a waterfall in a state park. More...

Papers Make Endorsements In Governor’s Race

Three Pennsylvania newspapers have endorsed Attorney General Tom Corbett for the Republican nomination in the governor’s race, while two endorsed Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato for the Democratic nomination while the third gave its nod More...

Gas Drilling On Hold Until Regulations Are Set

WEST TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – The Delaware River Basin Commission says it is drafting regulations for gas drilling in shale formations and will not approve any projects until the new rules are established. More...

Pa. Woman Surrenders In Husband’s Hunting Death

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania woman who says she accidentally shot her husband on a Canadian hunting trip has turned herself in to face charges. More...

Foreclosure Rate Shows No Sign Of Easing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The high number of Pennsylvania homes entering the foreclosure process isn’t easing. New figures out Thursday from foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. More...

Police: Pa. Man Hits Amputee Mom Defending Child

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges that he hit his wheelchair-bound amputee mother as she tried to protect her 4-year-old grandson from an attack. More...

Study On Cell Phone Link To Cancer Inconclusive

GENEVA (AP) – If there’s one lifestyle tool that's ubiquitous, from American cities to remote villages of the developing world, it's the mobile phone. Can they also be deadly? More...

More Americans On The Move: Why That’s A Good Thing

Americans are moving again, following a recessioninduced plunge in mobility. But the mobility rate is still at historic lows as housing costs and few job opportunities keep many Americans hunkered down. More...

P&G Says Pampers Sales Strong

By Dan Sewell AP BUSINESS WRITER

CINCINNATI (AP) – A Procter & Gamble Co. official reports strong sales for new versions of Pampers, despite complaints that triggered a government safety investigation. More...

Pa. Swim Club Accused Of Race Bias Sold At Auction

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A private suburban Philadelphia swim club accused of racial discrimination has been sold at a bankruptcy auction. The Huntingdon Valleybased Valley Club was sold for $1.46 million Thursday. More...