July 1, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Commissioners Oversee Varied Schedule Tuesday

Adopts resolution on countywide stormwater management plan

The Fulton County commissioners kept a busy and varied schedule on Tuesday, meeting with several county employees and signing off on several agreements. More...

Missing Bt. Cabins Civil War Soldier Part Of PBS Show

History Detective” episode airs July 12

Six months after filming and research was completed in Fulton County on the American Civil War-era connection between Clara Barton of the Department of Missing Men and a soldier from Burnt Cabins, PBS’s “History Detectives” has ann More...

Man Disappears During Philly Triathlon Swim

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Police and Coast Guard crews have been searching a Philadelphia river for a man who disappeared while taking part in a triathlon. More...

Police: Thief Took $4,900 In Razors From Pa. Store

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – State police are searching for a thief who wheeled a shopping cart full of razors out of a southwestern Pennsylvania Wal-Mart. More...

200 Cut At Central Pa. Harley-Davidson Plant

YORK, Pa. (AP) – About 200 union production workers at Harley-Davidson plant in central Pennsylvania will be losing their jobs in the latest round of layoffs. More...

PennDOT’s Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Independence Day Holiday

Driver licensing, motor vehicle services available online

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Monday that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed on Saturday, July 3, and Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. More...

Strawberry Festival Contest Winners

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism announced last week the winners of several new contests held during its annual Strawberry Festival June 11 and 12. More...

2 From Kansas Firm Get House Arrest For Pa. Brine

ERIE, Pa. More...

Philly Papers Call For Pa. Chief Justice To Resign

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The editorial boards of Philadelphia’s two largest newspapers say state Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Castille isn’t fit for his job. More...

Food Safety Workshop July 12

Nonprofit volunteer organizations such as churches, fire companies, youth sports, and civic groups must be sure they are providing safe food when they sell or serve it to the public. More...

Supreme Court Backs Police Department That Read Employees’ Texts

Officials in Ontario, Calif., did not violate the privacy rights of a police sergeant when they audited transcripts of his department issued pager and discovered sexuallyexplicit messages to and from his girlfriend, the U.S. More...

Correction: Medical Center Auxiliary News

In last week’s issue the Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary was reported as having a Butcher Shoppe cookie dough sale. The cost of the cookie was inadvertently misprinted. It should have read $13 per tub. More...

Pa. Allows Gas Well Shale Breaking To Resume

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Man Injured When Fireworks Explode In Building

HIGHSPIRE, Pa. (AP) – Officials in a central Pennsylvania town say illegal fireworks are responsible for an explosion and fire inside an apartment building. More...

Celebrate Nation’s Birthday Safely

On a day that is filled with festive traditions like parades, barbecues, picnics, baseball, outdoor parties and events honoring the nation, there is one tradition that is most identifiable: fireworks. More...

New Fingerling Trout Arrive In County

Every June the Pennyslvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) delivers fingerling trout to the Fulton County Sportsmen League’s FCSL) cooperative nursery. More...

Franklin County Man Arrested In Robbery Here

Preliminary hearing continued for David Hippensteel

A Franklin County man was sent to the Franklin County Prison in lieu of $30,000 bail following an armed robbery on the sidewalk along Lincoln Way East in Mc- Connellsburg Borough late last Thursday evening. More...

Judges Walsh, Van Horn Hold Court Sessions

Judges Richard J. Walsh and Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over court sessions held at Fulton Theatre on Tuesday, June 15 and June 22. More...

Pa. Couple Surprised To Find Young Fawn On Porch

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania family found an unusual visitor laying on its front porch. A young fawn was curled up on the welcome mat at Ed and Nancy Micher’s South Union Township home on three recent occasions. More...

Pa. Bicyclist On Cross-Country Cancer Ride Killed

RINGTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man riding his bicycle across the country to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research was struck and killed by an SUV in New Mexico. More...

Five Indoor Water Parks May Someday Call Poconos Home

STROUDSBURG, Pa. More...

Teen Mob Briefly Shuts Down Philly Subway Stations

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Officials say a mob of several hundred young people forced the brief shutdown of two Philadelphia subway stations. It started at Love Park in downtown Philadelphia shortly after 7 p.m. Friday. More...

Voters Watching As Legislative Session Winds Down

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania lawmakers hoping to impress voters with the quality of their work product have about five months left in the current two-year session to add to it. But as a practical matter, time is getting very short. More...

Eviction Deadline Extended At Pa. Homeless Camp

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Homeless residents of a tent camp in Harrisburg have more time to clear out. Approximately half the 30 or so people living on a 10- acre tract of land have left as of Friday. More...

Judge To Weigh $139M Sale Of Philly Newspapers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The contentious bankruptcy case of Philadelphia’s two largest daily newspapers is moving toward a close with their expected sale to a group of banks and hedge funds. More...

Re-Creation Appearing

The national touring group Re-Creation will be returning to McConnellsburg July 10 and 11. More...

Completes Training

Army National Guard Pvt. Timothy D. Bowser has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

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

Corbett Statement On Gas Drilling Draws Flak

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...