October 7, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Pennsylvania Hospital Helps Develop New Cancer Care

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A new treatment for the deadly children’s cancer neuroblastoma dramatically improves survival and has become part of the standard course of care even before results were published. More...

Commissioners Discuss Ongoing Construction Issues

Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer, David Hoover II and Craig Cutchall have spent much of the last two weeks discussing ongoing construction issues, how those matters relate to everyday operations and what has yet to be checked off th More...

Capitol Fountain Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Phu Nguyen and his 3-yearold granddaughter, Tiffany Nguyen, take a rest from their walk around the Capitol complex on Sunday to view the Capitol fountain, turned pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awarene More...

Supreme Court Creates Conduct Code for Court Employees

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has adopted a comprehensive Code of Conduct that applies to approximately 15,000 state-level and county-level court employees. More...

Income Opportunities Program For Ag-Entrepreneurs

A shallot may be just a fancy name for an onion, but to many producers, this niche product may be an essential component of their product line at area farmers’ markets. More...

Pa. Man Gets Probation In Buried Roommate Case

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A suburban Pittsburgh man who buried his dead housemate in their back yard will spend 3 1/2 years on probation for cashing her Social Security checks worth nearly $34,000. More...

GE Launches Device To Recycle Fracking Water

TREVOSE, Pa. (AP) – General Electric Co. is launching a mobile device aimed at helping natural gas drillers recycle water used in a controversial gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing. More...

KBR Tries Again To Dismiss Pa. Electrocution Suit

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Attorneys for Houston-based military contractor KBR Inc. again want a federal judge in Pittsburgh to dismiss a lawsuit by the mother of a Pittsburgh area soldier electrocuted in 2008 in Iraq. More...

Official At Center Of Pa. Terror-Alert Flap Quits

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Student Aid Guides Now Available

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) is pleased to inform residents that the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) now has 2011-12 Student Aid Guides available. More...

Feds Radiating Americans? Mobile X-ray Vans Hit U.S. Streets

For many living in a terrorspooked country, it might seem like a great government innovation: Use vans equipped with mobile X-ray units to scan vehicles at major sporting events, or even randomly, for bombs or contraband. More...

Embers Cabinetry Sales Opens In Bt. Cabins

Offers flooring, cabinets, windows at new retail location; open during FFFF

A native of Schuylkill County, Paul “Buddy” Fegley fell in love with Fulton County five years ago during his frequent visits to the Raystown Lake region. More...

Warfordsburg FFA Takes First At All American Dairy Judging

Fifteen members of the Warfordsburg FFA headed to Harrisburg, Pa., on September 21 for the All American Dairy Judging Competition. More...

College Tuition High, But Cost Of Not Going Is Higher

College tuition is high. Student loans can be crushing. Is higher education really worth all that money? More...

Researchers Seek Elusive Answers To Stink-bug Infestations

With apologies to William Shakespeare, something is – or, more accurately, smells – rotten in the state of Pennsylvania, and in other states across the country. More...

Mellott Recertified As District Judge

Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal eduction course work. More...

PennDOT’s Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Columbus Day

Driver licensing, motor vehicle services available online

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 9, and Monday, Oct. 11, in observance of Columbus Day. More...

Pa. Firm To Construct Road To Flight 93 Memorial

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania company has been awarded a contract to build an entrance road to the under-construction memorial for United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked and crashed on Sept. 11. More...

State Police Say Pa. Crime Dropped 5 Pct Last Year

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A new report from the Pennsylvania State Police says reported crimes across the state dropped more than 5 percent last year compared to 2008. More...

Pa.’s Troubled Capital City To Seek State’s Help

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The mayor of Pennsylvania’s troubled capital city will formally apply for state help in sorting out its dire financial situation, a newspaper reported Friday. More...

House Explodes In Western Pennsylvania, Injuring 1

ATWOOD, Pa. (AP) – One person is hurt after a house exploded in western Pennsylvania. Authorities in Armstrong County say the person was inside the home in the Pittsburgh suburb of Atwood when it exploded shortly before 4 p.m. Friday. More...

Texting Caused Total ‘Distracted Driving’ Deaths To Rise

Texting while driving likely caused more than 16,000 road fatalities between 2002 and 2007, a new study finds. More...