June 3, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

FCMC Jail Bail Event Raises More Than $5K

The FCMC Foundation is proud to announce that the community came together once again to bail their esteemed members out of jail. More...

Categorical Exclusion From The State Environmental Review Process

Pigeon Cove dairy farm manure management project

Funding has been requested from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVest) by the Fulton County Conservation District for nonpoint source pollution control improvements at the Pigeon Cove Dairy (Palmer) Farm in Bethel Township. More...

Man Who Hit Pa. Slots Jackpot Had Banned Self

ERIE, Pa. More...

Autistic Kids Abused In Pa. Classroom To Get $5M

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The families of seven autistic students who were abused by their teacher in a northeastern Pennsylvania classroom have agreed to a $5 million settlement of their federal lawsuit. More...

Youth Group Donates Flags

Local Modern Woodmen youth group, led by Cheryl Cutshall, recently donated two American flags to Central Fulton School District.The flags were accepted by Todd Beatty. More...

Rendell: Sestak Affair Hard-Knuckle Politics'

WASHINGTON (AP) – Gov. Ed Rendell is defending the White House's actions in enlisting former president Bill Clinton to try to ease U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak out of Pennsylvania's Senate primary with a job offer. More...

Pa. Pilots To Fly Historic Planes To Film Premiere

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) – Five pilots from western Pennsylvania and Ohio will fly historic biplanes into Washington later this week for the premiere of a 3D IMAX film about the history of aviation. More...

Philly Hoping For No Repeat Of Car-Bike Wars

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Just as a battle over city bicyclists heated up in the fall, a record-breaking snowy winter forced most riders off their wheels and put the issue on ice. Get ready: Here comes the thaw. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET May 24 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1184- 1546 lbs., $97 to $99; one 1618 lbs., $96; choice 2-3, 1226-1572 lbs., $93 to $97.50; full/y.g. More...

Center Youth Group Makes Zoom Zoom Donation

The Center United Methodist Church youth group, God’s Mighty Warriors, recently donated to the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation’s Zoom Zoom Campaign. More...

Prisoners Wait Due To Lack Of Monitoring Bracelets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities in Philadelphia say dozens of prisoners who could be freed under electronic monitoring remain in jail because of a shortage of ankle bracelets. More...

Northwestern Pa. Residents Recall Deadly Tornadoes

ALBION, Pa. (AP) – Residents of northwestern Pennsylvania are remembering a series of powerful tornadoes that cut through the region 25 years ago, killing dozens. More...

3 Children Killed In Fast-Moving Central Pennsylvania Fire

READING, Pa. (AP) – A fast-moving fire sparked by a home's unattended stove killed three children, whose mother was rescued from the roof, officials and neighbors said Thursday. More...

Game Commission Setting Bear Traps Near Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – An outbreak of bear sightings in Pittsburgh and nearby neighborhoods has game officials setting traps. More...

Former Marine Pleads Guilty In Road-Rage Shooting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A former Marine with a history of mental illness has been sentenced to 13 to 26 years in prison for the roadrage shooting in Philadelphia of a motorist whose 8-yearold daughter was in the back seat. More...

Rendell Abandons State Sales-Tax Overhaul

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Ed Rendell acknowledged Thursday that his plan to reduce Pennsylvania's sales tax and boost revenue by extending it to more goods and services is doomed – at least in this election year. More...

County Stormwater Planning Ordinance Questioned

Approval of countywide plan set for June 28

A builder from southern Fulton County took the opportunity on Tuesday morning to publicly air his concerns regarding the proposed ordinance drafted in conjunction with the ongoing countywide stormwater planning project. More...

Unemployment Down

Although unemployment rates in Fulton County for April continue to drop, the decrease was still not enough to move the county out of the next-to-last highest unemployment rate in the state. More...

Family Reflects On Strong Military Ties

Woodrow and Doris Keefer family boasts long military history

McConnellsburg resident Woodrow Keefer and his wife, Doris, have much to be proud of. Most notably, however, with Memorial Day upon us would be the family’s ties to the United States military. More...

Comerer Completes CRPC Program

The College for Financial Planning, located in Denver, is pleased to announce that Harold A. More...

Judge Meyers Presides Over Court Session

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/Franklin Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 4. More...

PennDOT Honors Star Of Excellence Recipients

PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E., announced last week that 27 employees received a Star of Excellence Award, including two from District 9. More...

Car-Motorcycle Collision Kills 2 In Eastern Pa.

NAZERETH, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a head-on collision between a car and a motorcycle has killed two people. State police say 60-yearold Bruce Uhler Sr. More...

Coroner: Woman Visiting Pa. Cemetery Killed By Car

SINKING SPRING, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say an elderly woman visiting her husband's grave in a cemetery died after being struck by her own car. More...

Lifeguards Absent From Most Park Beaches

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Lifeguards are returning to work this summer at Pine Grove Furnace State Park's Fuller Lake – but that’s one of only two lake beaches in Pennsylvania's state parks that will get them. More...

Police Chase Car Going Wrong Way On Turnpike

ROCHESTER, Pa. (AP) – State police say a man driving a car with New Jersey plates traveled the wrong way on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for nearly 10 miles before troopers stopped his car by ramming it into a jersey barrier. More...

Johnstown Doctor Headed To Trial On Eighth DUI

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

5 State Records Fall In PIAA Track And Field Meet

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Five state records fell during the PIAA Track and Field Championships on Saturday, but the most exciting race came in the day's first event. More...

Small Plane Goes Down In Pa. River; 2 Rescued

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say a small amphibious plane went down in the Delaware River, but the two men aboard were rescued. More...

DEEDS RECORDED

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: James B. Collins Jr. and Diana Lynn Haller to Gary W. More...

Pa. Man Electrocuted Hooking Up Power To House

FORKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania man who was trying to hook up power to his summer home has died after being electrocuted. More...

Man To Trial On Charges He Shot Wife's Cat

DILLINER, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man will stand trial on a charge of cruelty to animals for allegedly shooting his wife's cat inside their mobile home. More...

PennDOT Unit Criticized In Report To Be Disbanded

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Ed Rendell is disbanding a special unit of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation that a grand jury said exists only to expedite paperwork for legislators seeking to win favor with voters. More...

Students Converge At Capitol To Celebrate Learning In The 21st Century

More than 200 high school students from 25 schools converged on the state Capitol recently to celebrate the success of 21st Century Teaching and Learning begun through the “Classrooms for the Future” program, begun in 2006 to boost the u More...