July 8, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Town Meeting A Bust

Next commissioners’ town meeting set for August 5

For the first time during their 2010 series of town meetings, the Fulton County commissioners recorded a zero under attendance totals Thursday evening. More...

FCMC Occupational Therapy Christens New Area

Fulton County Medical Center Occupational Therapy Department got a little help cutting the ceremonial ribbon to its new kitchen from long-term resident Helen Buterbaugh. More...

Pa. Woman Sentenced In Fatal Turnpike Crash

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to at least a decade in prison for intentionally causing a crash that killed her boyfriend and injured her two children. More...

State Police Release Activity Report

Pennsylvania State Police at the McConnellsburg barracks have released a crime and patrol activity report for the month of June, during which a total of 69 criminal offenses were reported. Of those offenses, 65 were founded and 46 arrests were made. More...

Woman Accused Of Harassment

Forty-year-old Lori Melissa Masters has been charged by state police with harassment through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson. More...

Cellphone Missing

A 41-year-old McConnellsburg man told state police investigators he entered the Save-A-Lot in Mc- Connellsburg on Monday, June 28, at 8:30 a.m. and returned to his unlocked vehicle 1-1/2 hours later to find his cellphone missing. More...

Two Charged In Fight

Two Warfordsburg area residents have been charged by state police following a physical fight at 206 Kirk Drive in Bethel Township. Charged in connection with the Sunday, June 27, incident at 11 p.m. More...

Boys Bicycle Stolen

A green BMX 20-inch boys’ bicycle used for freestyle riding was stolen from a Horseshoe Drive property in Bethel Township between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29. More...

Yard Ornaments Stolen

A 71-year-old Mc- Connellsburg area woman told state police a total of eight pink flamingo lawn ornaments were taken from her yard located at 10139 Waterfall Road between June 1 and July 2. The flamingos have been valued at $80. 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. More...

Pa. Asking Feds To Allow Ads On Highway Signs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Electronic signs along state highways that warn drivers of accidents, traffic jams and construction could be pitching them products if state officials get their way. More...

Remains Of 7 Servicemen From WWII Are Identified

TYRONE, Pennsylvania (AP) – U.S. military authorities have identified the remains of a seven servicemen missing in action since their cargo plane went down in Burma during World War II. More...

Summer Travel Rolls On Despite U.S. Economic Woes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Concerns about the economy are weighing on some summer travelers who, instead of flying to far-flung beaches, are opting for time-tested destinations like the Jersey Shore, the Liberty Bell and even a food fair in Chicago. More...

Pa. Kayaker Finds 46 Stolen Military Grave Markers

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – An Allentown kayaker has some detective work in store after finding a cache of military grave markers in the Lehigh River. More...

Train Hits, Kills Person On North Philly Track

PHILADELPHIA (AP) –_ Authorities say a person was struck and killed by a train in North Philadelphia. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says the victim was struck at 7:20 p.m. More...

Donor Pledges $5M To Save SS United States

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia philanthropist has pledged more than $5 million to save a historic ocean liner currently rusting away on the city's waterfront. H.F. More...

Man On Cross Country Hike Located In Las Vegas

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Flagstaff police say a man reported missing on hiking trip from Florida to San Diego to raise money for cancer research was located in Las Vegas, Nev. More...

Clan Gathers In Pa. To Mark 300 Years In America

WOMELSDORF, Pa. (AP) – Fourteen-year-old Harris Fears says he has trouble coming to grips with the idea that he has three centuries of family history in America. More...

U.S. Judge Says Pennsylvania Blasphemy Law Unconstitutional

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A federal judge has ruled that a Pennsylvania law banning blasphemy from the names of corporations is unconstitutional. U.S. More...

Pa. Wildflower Preserve Has Uncertain Future

WASHINGTON CROSSING, Pa. (AP) – From its inception, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve has stirred the hearts and minds of those who found special meaning in its unique inspiration and lush natural beauty. More...

Secretary Of Health Offers Tips To Stay Safe And Cool

With dangerously hot weather gripping much of Pennsylvania, secretary of health offers tips to stay safe and prevent heat-related illness

HARRISBURG – With extremely hot temperatures expected to linger over Pennsylvania for much of this week, Health Secretary Everette James today urged Pennsylvanians to take steps to recognize and prevent heat-related illness. More...

Senate Approves Anti-Poaching Legislation

The Senate approved legislation last week that would improve hunter safety and impose stiffer penalties for poaching, according to Sen. Richard Alloway II (R-33). More...

Memorial Made For PennDOT Workers Killed On Job

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The orange vests and hard hats are a somber reminder that workers with the state’s Department of Transportation face deadly risks while on the job. More...

Woman Bit, Scratched By Bear

NEWPORT, Pa. (AP) – Officials say a central Pennsylvania woman was bit and scratched by a bear while walking her dog in a wooded area. More...

New Jersey Man Cited For DUI

A Malaga, N.J., man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and additional traffic offenses following a twovehicle collision at the entrance to Phantom Fireworks along Buck Valley Road. More...

Jewelry Stolen

Five pieces of jewelry valued at $1,000 and an additional $300 in cash were taken from 184 Bradshaw Road, Warfordsburg, between June 2 and July 2. The victim of the theft is a 65-year-old Warfordsburg woman. More...

Area Man Flown To Johnstown Hospital Following Crash

A McConnellsburg man was flown to Johnstown for treatment of injuries sustained during a one-vehicle crash along Heritage Drive on Monday, July 4. More...

Candy Taken During Break-In

An estimated $150 in candy was taken from a storage shed utilized as a concession stand at McConnellsburg Lions Club Park between 10 p.m. on June 29 and 6 p.m. on June 30. More...

Mailbox Damaged

A black metal mailbox valued at $50 was damaged at 5408 Pleasant Grove Road in Bethel Township between 11 p.m. on June 25 and 8 a.m. on June 26. More...

Hanover Man Tries To Run From Police

A Hanover, Pa., man faces charges of fleeing and eluding police and the use or possession of drug paraphernalia following a brief chase that ended along Ridge View Lane in Todd Township. More...

PA Farm Bureau Reaches Membership Milestone

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) has reached a membership milestone, surpassing the 50,000 member mark for the first time in the 60-year history of the state’s largest farm organization. More...

Fresh Local Sweet Corn is Early This Year

The summer favorite – fresh, local, “Simply Delicious, Simply Nutritious” Pennsylvania sweet corn – is here early this year. Many growers are reporting their earliest harvest days on record. More...

Fire Engulfs 4 Western Pa. Homes; Residents Escape

NEVILLE ISLAND, Pa. AP) – Fire officials in western Pennsylvania say a multi alarm blaze engulfed four homes on Neville Island just outside Pittsburgh. More...

New Pa. Addiction Treatment Agency Nears Approval

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Legislature is poised to approve a new cabinetlevel agency to deal with drug and alcohol addiction. The Senate approved a bill 43-to-7 on Friday to create the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. More...

Odawa, Park Service Mark Western Pa. Battle Date

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Firework Explodes Into Crowd In U.S. Injuring 11

PALMYRA, Pennsylvania (AP) – Authorities say a firework exploded into a crowd gathered for a town U.S. Independence Day celebration in central Pennsylvania, injuring 11 people. More...

Pa. Lawmakers Vote Last Of State Budget Bills

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A five-hour flurry of votes by Pennsylvania lawmakers on Saturday passed the remaining bills needed to make up a new $28 billion state government budget, three days into the new fiscal year. More...

Rotary Program Introduces Youths To Concepts Of Leadership

Fifty-four young people ages 15-7 learned about decision-making, diversity and leadership styles during a four-daylong Rotary-sponsored event for youth. More...

Cancer Delays Woman's Collar Bomb Robbery Case

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – The trial of Erie woman accused of plotting a bank robbery that ended with a man being killed by a bomb locked onto his neck has been delayed because the defendant has cancer. More...

Most Philly Fire Hydrants Off Limits As Sprinklers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphians will no doubt be trying to beat the heat as temperatures flirt with the 100-degree mark this week. But city officials say they shouldn’t look to their nearby fire hydrants for relief. More...