October 14, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

McKee Guilty Of First-Degree Child Abuse

Acquitted of second-degree murder in death of 5-week-old daughter

A three-day bench trial for a Warfordsburg area man charged in the death of his 5-week-old daughter ended with mixed results on Friday. More...

Council Acts On Light Agenda

Grants county parking request, adopts HMP

McConnellsburg Borough Council members held a brief regular meeting last Wednesday and dealt with a parking request from the county and with several other routine matters. More...

Eichelberger To Hold Town Hall Meeting

Opportunity for constituents to discuss state issues

On Thursday, October 21, 2010, Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. will hold a town hall meeting at Fulton County Medical Center Specialty Services Building, second floor of the Pearl Room, 214 Peach Orchard Road, McConnellsburg, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Pa. Man Apologizes For Beating Death Over $25 Debt

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man has apologized for beating his lifelong friend to death over a $25 debt payment, saying the two often fought but always made up the next day. More...

District 5 Golf Tournament Held At Great Cove

Somerset won the District 5 golf tournament held October 5 at Great Cove Golf Course in McConnellsburg. The winners finished with a score of 354. More...

School Lunch Menus

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Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chicken alfredo, rotini pasta, brussel sprouts, multi-grain bread, juice, pudding. Tuesday: salmon cakes, baked potato, tossed salad, wheat bread, orange. More...

PennDOT Unveils Internet Mapping Feature

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has added a new mapping feature to its Web site to better explain the updated Transportation Improvement Program. More...

Amish Logger Killed In Western PA Woods

HOOKSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A coroner says an Amish logger has been killed after he was pinned between an already cut log and another he was working on in a remote section of western Pennsylvania. More...

Pa. Airport Officials Concerned About Cat Colony

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Officials at a northeastern Pennsylvania airport say a colony of feral cats is creating safety concerns. Lehigh Valley International Airport officials said they aren’t sure how to get rid of the cats. More...

Pass Level 1 CHA Riding Program Test

Pictured above is Hunter Layton, Maya Tello and Tory Layton. They recently completed and passed the Level 1 CHA riding program test held at Hidden Valley Farm. More...

2 Accused Of Assaulting Pa. Hunter Arrested In Mo.

FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) – State police say two teenagers accused of attacking and robbing a hunter on state game lands in eastern Pennsylvania have been arrested in Missouri. More...

Son, Widow Of Teddy Pendergrass Battle Over Estate

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The son and second wife of Teddy Pendergrass are locked in a battle over the late R&B singer’s estate. Teddy Pendergrass II and Joan Pendergrass have produced conflicting wills since the singer died in January. More...

Pa. Police Accused Of Cover-Up In Beating Case

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – The trial of two white teenagers charged with a federal hate crime in the beating death of a Mexican immigrant focused Friday on an alleged cover-up orchestrated by police officers with close ties to the defendants. More...

Cook Stabs Co-Worker As Customers Eat

READING, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say one cook stabbed another in the kitchen of an eastern Pennsylvania restaurant while customers ate in the dining room, and they were allowed to finish their meals while police collected evidence. More...

88th Annual Township Convention Held

PSATS director addresses township officials

The executive director of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors was one of several keynote speakers to take the podium Monday at the county’s well-attended 88th annual township convention. More...

Forbes Road Directors Hold Brief Meeting

Field trips, transportation matters OK’d

The Forbes Road School Board approved multiple field trips as requested and conducted other routine business at its regular meeting last Monday evening. More...

Clear Ridge U.M. Church Celebrates 150 Years

Open house Saturday; all welcome to attend

Throughout the 1800s it was estimated that half the residents of Fulton County belonged to the Methodist Church. More...

Volunteers Needed To Clean Up Buchanan State Forest

Buchanan State Forest District Forester James Smith is calling for volunteers to help control invasive plants during a workday at 9 a.m. Friday, October 22, along State Route 928 in Ayr Township, Fulton County. More...

Grandma Honey’s Pantry Expanding Operations

Bakery now open in Harrisonville; open four-day FFFF weekend 8-6

Inside the shop door of Grandma Honey’s Pantry hangs a decorative sign bearing a quote from Walt Disney. The phrase “If you can dream it, you can do it” is more than just a saying for Joyce Long. More...

2011 PA Farm Show Premium List Available For Exhibitors

Entries, payment can be made online

Schedules, registration information, rules and animal health requirements for the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show are now available in the 2011 Premium List, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said last Thursday. More...

Modern Woodmen Youth Year-End Report

Activities for the Needmore Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club for 2010 follows. Youth service clubs are a safe and positive environment where young members gain opportunities to volunteer and develop patriotic pride. More...

PennDOT Wants To Know Your Thoughts About ‘511PA’

PennDOT is seeking customer feedback about the 511PA information system and encourages motorists to visit www.511pa.com to take a five-minute online survey. More...

Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary News

The FCMC Auxiliary will celebrate the Fulton Fall Folk Festival (FFFF) by holding a Food and Craft Sale on Friday, October 15, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the activities room at the Medical Center. More...

Specter To Raise Cash For Primary Foe Who Beat Him

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Arlen Specter, whose 30- year career in the U.S. Senate is coming to an end, will raise money for the man who ousted him in a bitter spring primary that marked Specter’s only campaign as a Democrat. More...

FEMA Assistance Climbs To $25 Million

Government and nonprofits receive reimbursement for february snow damages

PHILADELPHIA – The catastrophic winter storms that inundated Pennsylvania in February left the commonwealth blanketed with record and near-record snow amounts. More...

Police Issue Warning About Child Seats

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania State Police say that three out of four child safety seats troopers inspected recently were installed incorrectly. More...

Farm Truck Driver Regulatory Relief Approved

Farmers urge governor to sign legislation

Legislation sought by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) to relieve local agricultural vehicle drivers from stringent federal commercial trucking standards have been approved as part of a transportation bill passed by the General Assembly and sent to Go More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET October 4 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1340- 1556 lbs., $94.75 to $96; choice 2-3, 1284-1558 lbs., $91 to $94/50; select 1-3, 1082-1524 lbs., $86 to $91.25. More...

Rendell Lashes Senate GOP Over Talks On Shale Tax

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Ed Rendell on Friday accused state Senate Republican leaders of trying to run out the clock on their commitment to pass a bill imposing a new tax on Pennsylvania’s booming natural gas industry. More...