July 15, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Environmental Council Releases Major Report On Marcellus Shale Drilling

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) Tuesday released a report calling for swift action on new regulations and greater oversight of drilling and extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation, a major gas field that lies deep b More...

Roger Strait Retiring From County Service

Dan Miller serving as interim chief probation officer

Looking back at his years of service with Fulton County, Roger Strait jests its been a quick 35 years. More...

Onorato Lukewarm On Extension Of Jobless Benefits

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Onorato is defending the use of unemployment compensation to help Pennsylvania’s jobless, but he’s lukewarm about any extension of federal unemployment benefits. More...

Daughter Wanted In Mom’s Shooting Arrested

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A woman has been arrested on charges that she shot her mother during a dispute in a southwestern Pennsylvania trailer park. More...

Penn St. Trustees Approve Tuition Hike

DUBOIS, Pa. (AP) – Penn State students face another tuition hike. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

Upcoming public programs at Cowans Gap State Park are as follows: More...

PA Awarded Nearly $9,000,000 In Federal Transit Grants

Two transit projects that will improve transit service, livability and technology received a total of nearly $9 million in Federal Transit Administration funding, Gov. Edward G. Rendell said Monday. More...

Stars Out As Movies Filming In Pittsburgh

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) – The streets of Ambridge are getting ready to experience a little star power. More...

Motorcyclist Dies After Falling Into Traffic

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania authorities say a 38-year-old motorcyclist was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle, fell into the path of oncoming traffic and was run over. More...

Hearing For Pa. Death Row Inmate Seeking Execution

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. More...

Heat Socks Livestock, Challenges Farmers

READING, Pa. (AP) – Farmer Oscar Manbeck tells it like this: Animals are no different from people. More...

Pit Bull That Bit Singer Can Go Home

MILFORD, Pennsylvania (AP) – A judge in northeastern Pennsylvania has ruled that a pit bull accused of biting pop singer Vanessa Carlton can return home if its owner installs a fence. More...

Transportation Needs: Maybe Forgotten But Not Gone

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Among the many big-ticket issues competing for the Legislature’s attention in a financially challenging election year, Pennsylvania’s transportation funding crunch seems destined for the back of the bus. More...

Pa. Lawmakers Tapped Grants While Deficit Grew

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Explosion Erupts Through Grate, Burns Woman

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Officials in Pittsburgh say flames from an underground explosion shot up through a metal sidewalk grate, burning a woman who was standing there. City police Sgt. More...

Report Shows Economy Needs Freight Infrastructure Investments

National report forecasts more congestion, impending capacity crisis

Freight volume will double in 40 years, resulting in 50 percent more trucks on highways and straining air, rail and port capacity, according to a new report highlighted today by Gov. Edward G. Rendell. More...

Senate Supports Eichelberger’s Call To Reduce Burden Of State Mandates

Last week, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed a resolution, sponsored by John Eichelberger (R-Blair), to establish a task force to study the impact of state mandates on taxpayers in Pennsylvania’s boroughs, townships, cities and counti More...

Clearing The Record

In the July 1 edition of The Fulton County News, a submitted news item, “Poole Named FFA State Officer,” was apparently incorrect in stating that only two members of the Southern Fulton chapter of the FFA have ever been named a state FFA More...

Adopt Resolution On Filing Of Late Taxes

No new news in Clean and Green changes

In light of a recent incident, the Fulton County commissioners took action on Tuesday to avert any future episodes involving the late submission of taxes by township tax collectors. More...

Boro Council Deals With Routine Agenda

Brief meeting held last Wednesday evening

McConnellsburg Borough Council members held a brief meeting last Wednesday evening and in addition to a routine business agenda, council members reviewed correspondence from the Pennsylvania State University announcing that McConnellsburg has been c More...

Barnett Pleads In Drug Cases

To be sentenced on August 31

A McConnellsburg borough man will be sentenced late next month after entering a guilty plea to several drug-related charges. More...

Court Session Held July 6

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, July 6, in Fulton Theatre. More...

PennDOT Invites Motorists To Take Online Highway Safety Survey

Starting Monday, Pennsylvania motorists can share their opinions on traffic safety enforcement and driving behaviors as part of an online survey available through July 30 at www.DriveSafePA.org. More...

CVVFA Convention Aug. 4-7

200 firefighters to visit Hancock

The Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association 109th Convention is planned for August 4-7, 2010, in Hancock. More...

Hustontown Class Holds Reunion

Classmates of Hustontown High School Class of 1956 recently held their 54th anniversary reunion at Hustontown Firehall. Attendees enjoyed good food and fellowship, and a good time was had by all. More...

Central Pa. Woman Beat Man With Frying Pan

PHILIPSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Police in central Pennsylvania say a woman is facing charges after she hit a man in the head with a large frying pan. More...

Specter To Hold Hearing On Philadelphia Fugitives

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Pennsylvania Sen. More...

Heat May Have Contributed To Pa. Woman’s Death

PITTSBURGH (AP) – An autopsy will determine if this week’s heat wave contributed to the death of a 45-year-old western Pennsylvania woman. More...

Flooding Hits Historic Eastern Pa. Buildings

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) Officials in eastern Pennsylvania are trying to determine the extent of flooding damage to four structures in the historic area of Bethlehem. More...

Historical Society Museum Open Fridays

Pictured above are Edie Coleman, curator of The Fulton County Historical Society’s museum, giving instruction to Mary Ruth Gallo, who is working for the Historical Society through the job traini More...

Philly Nightlife District Shut Down Due To Crowds

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police in Philadelphia shut down 11 blocks of a popular nightlife district after thousands of young people threatened to overwhelm the area. More...

Local Hiking Trail Sees Improvement

More than 20 volunteers turned out recently for a fiveday work session sponsored by the Keystone Trail Association and the Standing Stone Trail Club, in cooperation with the PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry More...