June 24, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Pa. House Approves Pension-Overhaul Bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve significant changes to the state’s two large public-sector pension plans. More...

Unity Music Festival Held At Farm Of Peace

A group of kids (pictured above) take part in one of several activities offered to children at the Unity Music Festival held over the weekend at the Farm of Peace near Warfordsburg. More...

Dr. Brady Joining Mont Alto Family Practice

Joanna Brady, M.D., is joining Mont Alto Family Practice, an affiliate of Summit Health, located in the Mont Alto Health Center at 6155 Anthony Highway, Mont Alto. More...

FCMC Foundation Board Meets

The board of directors of Fulton County Medical Center Foundation met for its quarterly meeting Monday, June 14, 2010. After welcoming the new executive director, Dr. More...

Teen Drowns In Western Pa. River

NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a teenager drowned while swimming with friends in a river. More...

Three Mile Island Now Home To 3 Rare Birds Of Prey

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – State wildlife officials say Three Mile Island, known for a 1979 nuclear accident, is now the only known site in Pennsylvania where bald eagles, peregrine falcons and osprey are nesting near each other. More...

Medical Center Ribbon-Cutting

Ralph and Doretta Mellott (above), of Hustontown, longtime users of specialty services at FCMC, cut the ribbon to open the new hospital addition. Helen Overly (right) was recognized for her fundraising efforts on behalf of the new facility. More...

U.S. Court Tosses Protester’s Arrest At Liberty Bell

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A U.S. appeals court says an anti-abortion protester had a First Amendment right to demonstrate near tourists at the Liberty Bell. More...

Pa. Police Probing Human Remains Find Empty Graves

WYALUSING, Pa. (AP) Police investigating the discovery of human remains in a northeastern Pennsylvania home say they have dug up the graves of the homeowner’s husband and sister and found their coffins empty. More...

Key Approval Given To Pa. Drilling Wastewater Rule

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A key piece of the state’s approach to controlling water pollution from Pennsylvania’s fast-expanding natural gas drilling activity cleared a major hurdle Thursday. More...

Pa. Lawyer Gets Decade In Prison For $5M Tax Fraud

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – An anti-tax advocate who claimed to have discovered secret loopholes in the U.S. tax code will spend a decade in prison for cheating the government out of $5 million, a judge ruled Wednesday. More...

Pa. Ex-Lawmaker Gets 6 To 14 Years For Corruption

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

DEEDS

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

One Seriously Hurt In Philadelphia School Bus Crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – One child has suffered serious injuries after a car apparently rear-ended a school bus in northeast Philadelphia. Authorities say several other children suffered less serious injuries. More...

Commissioners Meet With Senator’s Office

Project bids rejected

Fulton County commissioners David R. Hoover II and Craig C. Cutchall sat down Tuesday with the newest southcentral region office representative for Sen. More...

Mummies Found In Pa. Home

WYALUSING, Pa. (AP) – Mummified human remains have been found inside a home in upstate Pennsylvania. More...

Pennsylvania Hunting Licenses Now On Sale

Pennsylvania hunting licenses are now on sale at the treasurer’s office at the Fulton County Courthouse. The first day to apply for doe licenses will be July 12. More...

Pa. Attorney To Be Sentenced For Smuggling Drugs

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) – A judge is expected to hand down an 18- to 36-month prison term to a Pennsylvania attorney who smuggled cocaine and heroin into Delaware County’s prison for a 23-year-old female inmate. More...

Consequences Threatened Over Gas Industry Safety

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s top environmental regulator is warning of “serious consequences’’ for the state’s rapidly growing natural gas industry if companies are caught sacrificing safety for profits. More...

Pa. Police Investigating Attacks On Bicyclists

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police are investigating several attacks on bicyclists but they are unsure if the incidents are related. The most recent attack happened Monday night in the city’s East End neighborhood. More...

‘Industrial Accident’ At Pa. Gas Well Injures 2

GAINES, Pa. (AP) – An accident at a natural gas well in northern Pennsylvania injured two workers who were flown to a hospital for treatment, state officials said. More...

Scholarship Winner

Andrea N. Metz has been selected as the winner of special scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corp. The scholarship is sponsored by International Specialty Products Inc. More...

Consequences Threatened Over Gas Industry Safety

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s top environmental regulator is warning of “serious consequences’’ for the state’s rapidly growing natural gas industry if companies are caught sacrificing safety for profits. More...

LIVESTOCK

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK June 7 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1254- 1542 lbs., $96.50 to $99.75; 1572-1674 lbs., $95 to $98.25; choice 2-3, 1206-1554 lbs., $93 to $96.25; 1560-1586 lbs., $90.50 to $94.25; select 1-3, 1122-1410 lb More...

Ceremony To Honor 12 Black Civil War-Era Soldiers

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. More...

Pa. Rep. Bill Shuster To Get Dem. Foe In November

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – A retired television executive will be on the November general election ballot to challenge central Pennsylvania Rep. Bill Shuster after waging a successful write-in campaign. More...

Corbett Enjoys 3-1 Cash Advantage In Pa. Gov Race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Republican gubernatorial nominee Tom Corbett emerged from last month’s primary with three times as much money in the bank as his Democratic foe, Dan Onorato, according to reports filed Thursday. More...

Rendell Warns Of Layoffs Without US Budget Aid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Ed Rendell says layoffs of teachers and state and local government employees will result if Pennsylvania doesn’t get $850 million in budget help from the federal government. More...

Few White Supremacists March At Pa.’s Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. More...

Millersville Takes Over Pa. Academy Of Music Site

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Millersville University is moving some of its operations to the former home of the Pennsylvania Academy of Music in downtown Lancaster. More...

PennDOT Reminds Motorists To Plan Ahead For Summer Driving Season

summer travels With temperatures expected to soar back into the 90s this summer, PennDOT is reminding motorists of the importance of preparing your vehicle for the rigors of summer driving. More...