September 9, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Man Charged In Motorcycle Crash That Killed 5 People

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A taxi driver with a history of traffic violations caused a June crash that killed five motorcyclists in central Pennsylvania, authorities said Friday. More...

Interstate 70 Restrictions Between Exits 149 And 156

Crystal Spring eastbound ramps closed

Prime contractor New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. Inc. will reduce I-70 traffic to a single lane in each direction between the south Breezewood Exit (Exit 149) and the Townhill Exit (Exit 156) beginning on Tuesday, September 7. More...

PSU Summer Commencement

The following area students were named to the 2010 summer commencement list at Penn State: Tyler Elbin, Warfordsburg, Altoona campus, electro mechanical engineering technology. More...

Fire That ‘Destroyed’ Pa. Company Did Anything But

GROVE CITY, Pa. (AP) – Firefighters were battling one of the biggest blazes ever in Grove City when Will Knecht arrived in time to see his family owned, 87-year-old business crumbling and tumbling to the ground. More...

National Child Passenger Safety Week September 19-25

During Child Passenger Safety Week, September 19 to 25, Fulton County Center for Families joins the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to remind families to review their child’s safety in the family vehicle. More...

PA’s Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest

Did you see all those angel food cakes at the Fulton County Fair in August? Our own hometown bakers created those extraordinary cakes for competition in Pennsylvania’s INCREDIBLE Angel Food Cake Contest. More...

Price Hikes Warned With Higher Pa. Liquor Fees

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Restaurant owners are warning that liquor and wine price increases are likely following a decision by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to charge higher handling fees to wholesalers beginning next year. More...

Pa. Man Charged With Seeking Death Of Rape Victim

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – A man convicted of raping a fellow immigrant from Sierra Leone in suburban Philadelphia has now been charged with trying to hire another prison inmate to kill her. More...

Historic Pa. Coaster Reopens, Wins $50K From Pepsi

CONNEAUT LAKE, Pa. (AP) – The sixth-oldest roller coaster in America has reopened for the holiday weekend at Conneaut Lake Park in northwestern Pennsylvania, and has won $50,000 from Pepsi that will be used to restore it and keep it running. More...

Hershey’s Cocoa Classic Baking Fair Contest Winner

Mmmm … chocolate. All of those mouthwatering chocolate cookies and cakes at the Fulton County Fair in August looked and tasted delicious. More...

Trial Ordered For Three In Fatal PA Police Shootout

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania judge has ordered three teenagers to stand trial on criminal homicide and nearly two dozen other charges in a July shootout with Pittsburgh police officers that left a 24-yearold mother dead. More...

Lawmakers Target Pa. Gamblers Leaving Kids In Cars

BENSALEM, Pa. More...

More Lasers Being Aimed At Aircraft In Western Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Officials in western Pennsylvania say the number of cases of people pointing lasers into aircraft cockpits has risen sharply this year, possibly because of greater access to the devices – and those responsible may not b More...

Commercial Pilot Sentenced For Drug-Masking Powder

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A former US Airways Express pilot will spend nine months in prison for selling a powdered drink mix over the Internet that he claimed was “100 percent’’ effective in helping drug-using truck drivers, pilots More...

Why 100,000 Jobs A Month Won’t Lower Unemployment Rate

Stock investors cheered Friday because the latest monthly jobs report wasn’t terrible. More...

From Private Plane To Prison Cell For Pa. Lawmaker

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – As a powerful state representative, Mike Veon for years was perfectly coiffed, wore $1,000 custom-made pin-striped suits, smoked expensive cigars and sipped Makers Mark bourbon with lobbyists. More...

Why Some Schools Are Forgoing Principals

A school without a principal? It’s becoming more common as innovative teacher-led public schools crop up in the United States. More...

County Holds Short Meeting

The Fulton County commissioners condensed their meeting agenda into a morning session Tuesday that included payment of bills and a bid opening ceremony. More...

In PA, Signs That ‘Republican Revolution’ Could Repeat Itself

In another year, Republican state Sen. David Argall would have little chance of toppling nine-term Rep. Tim Holden (D). More...

Elusive Leopard Briefly Closes NJ Zoo

WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) – An elusive leopard causes some tense moments at a northern New Jersey zoo. More...

23rd Annual Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest

Did you see all those apple pies at the Fulton County Fair in August? Our own hometown bakers created those special pies for competition in the annual Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest. More...

Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Breakfast Menu Monday, September 13: granola bar and yogurt. Tuesday, September 14: cinnamon rolls. Wednesday, September 15: pancakes w/sausage on a stick. Thursday, September 16: cheese omelet w/biscuit. More...

Cargill To Rebuild Its Feed Facility In Chambersburg

Action reaffirms Cargill’s commitment to the region following a February fire

Cargill Friday announced that the company will rebuild its feed mill that was destroyed by a fire on Feb. 12, 2010. The mill, known as the Letterkenny Feed Depot, burned to the ground in the early morning hours that day. More...

How Can NASA Help Chile Miners Trapped A Half-mile Underground?

They say every boy dreams at some point of being an astronaut, but it is doubtful the 33 Chile miners trapped about a half-mile underground ever compared their gritty occupation to exploring the heavens. More...

Prison Guard Held For Trial In Gun-Range Shooting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A prison guard is being bound over for trial in the shooting death of a lawyer at a central Pennsylvania gun range. More...

Straits Hold 30th Pig Roast

Chalmer and Marion Strait of Warfordsburg held their 30th annual pig roast on September 5, 2010. They had many family and friends in attendance who enjoyed the great food and entertainment. More...

Mayor’s Brother Charged With Theft, Threats

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The estranged brother of Harrisburg’s mayor is accused of defrauding a man then threatening him if he went to police. More...

Wal-Mart Asks Supreme Court To Block Giant Gender Bias Lawsuit

Retail giant Wal-Mart on Wednesday asked the U.S. More...

Racial Violence Changes U.S. Student And His School

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) – Duong Nghe Ly cannot wait to begin his senior year at South Philadelphia High School. A day of violence there last year changed his life, and he wants to learn if his school has been transformed as well. More...