July 22, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

County Oversees Varied Business

Issues surrounding the county’s ongoing renovation project and finances topped Tuesday’s agenda of the Fulton County commissioners. More...

Personnel Issues Top Forbes Agenda

Resignations, appointments and interviews

The Forbes Road School Board held a brief meeting last Monday evening and mostly dealt with personnel issues. The board accepted the resignation of Helen M. Lutz as a Title 1 aide effective immediately. More...

Derby Premiums Increased At Fair

Truck demo canceled

The Fulton County Fair Board of Directors has announced it is cancelling the truck demo derby scheduled for Monday, August 16, 2010. More...

Life Terms Imposed On Juveniles In Pa. Appealed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Attorneys in Philadelphia, citing a recent Supreme Court ruling, have filed petitions on behalf of five people who were juveniles when they were sentenced to life in prison in Pennsylvania. More...

FR Girls Claim First Ever Southern Huntingdon Softball Championship

The Forbes Road Fury girls modified softball team, in only their second year of existence, reached the summit of the Southern Huntingdon Girls Modified Softball League, claiming the championship Friday night with a 12-9 victory over number one seed More...

Pa. State Police Ordered To Disclose Moonlighting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania State Police must release most of its records about work that its employees perform while they are off-duty, the state Office of Open Records has ruled. More...

Commission OKs New Area Code For Northeastern Pa.

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Northeastern Pennsylvania will be getting a new area code in the coming year. The state Public Utility Commission approved a plan Thursday for an overlay in the zone served by the 570 area code. More...

Pa. Township Repeals Ban On Guns In Municipal Hall

OLEY, Pa. (AP) – An eastern Pennsylvania township has repealed an ordinance banning anyone but law enforcement officers from carrying guns into the municipal building. The Oley Township supervisors voted to repeal the law Thursday night. More...

Four Generations

Four generations were together on July 4, 2010, at the Fort Loudon Community Center. Evelyn Kipe, great-grandmother, is holding great-grandson Micah Fagley. More...

Pennsylvania State Police Ordered To Disclose Moonlighting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania State Police must release most of its records about work that its employees perform while they are off-duty, the state Office of Open Records has ruled. More...

New Enterprise Rural Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting Held

The 72nd annual meeting of the New Enterprise Rural Electric Cooperative was held at Northern Bedford High School on June 15, 2010. More...

Wallet Returned To Pa. Woman 46 Years Later

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Kathy Kelley tucked her pocketbook under the desk in her office on the second floor of the Coho Building in downtown Lancaster. More...

PA Man To Use Insanity Defense In Wife’s Murder

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – The attorney for an eastern Pennsylvania man charged with killing his wife two years ago says he intends to use an insanity defense. More...

Veterans Pedal Through County

A group of military veterans made their way through Fulton County via bicycle over the weekend as part of the “From Sea To Shining Sea” inaugural ride organized by World T.E.A.M. Sports. More...

State Agency Cites ‘Disruptive Behavior’ By Healthcare Workers In Hospitals

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania state agency has released a report examining what it calls “disruptive behavior’’ by healthcare workers can pose a danger to patients. More...

Prescription Drug Abuse National Crisis

Prescription drug abuse is not just on the rise – it has become a national crisis, according to a recently released White House study detailing a 400 percent increase in substance abuse treatment admissions for prescription pain relievers betw More...

Pa. Turnpike Approves Toll Increases For 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Motorists on the Pennsylvania Turnpike soon will have a financial incentive to use E-ZPass, following approval of a new toll schedule that sets higher rates for people who pay with cash. More...

PennDOT Invites Students To Celebrate National Aviation Day

Second-to-sixth grade students can learn about aviation, follow a guided plane inspection, tour the Capital City Airport and much more by participating in National Aviation Day on Aug. 19, PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. said. More...

Man Rescued At Sawmill In Central PA

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Emergency crews have rescued a man who became trapped at a portable sawmill in central Pennsylvania. More...

Human Skull Stolen From Crypt At Pa. Cemetery

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – Police in northeastern Pennsylvania want to know who broke into a mausoleum, smashed open a crypt and stole a human skull from a decades-old casket. More...

Control Of Pa. House Up For Grabs

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Police: Pa. Teacher Faked Inoperable Brain Tumor

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) – Police in central Pennsylvania say a middle school teacher lied for years about having an inoperable brain tumor. More...

Four Generations

Four generations were together on July 4, 2010, at Fort Loudon Community Center. Richard Kipe, greatgrandfather, is holding great-grandson Micah Fagley. More...

Town Agrees To Lease With Marcellus Driller

IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) – Officials in North Fayette have secured a lease with a Texasbased energy drilling company over Marcellus Shale drilling in the township. More...

Lawyer Charged After Fight At Courthouse

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – An attorney has been charged with assault after authorities say he repeatedly punched his opposing counsel during an argument in a northeastern Pennsylvania courthouse. More...