January 27, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Local Work To Be Shown At Hancock Arts Fair

The Hancock Arts Council announced Monday that it will hold the community’s first local art fair on Saturday, March 26, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Hancock Community Center. More...

Pa. Man Pleads Not Guilty In Game Warden Slaying

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Prosecutors said they plan to seek the death penalty in the case of a central Pennsylvania man accused of killing a game warden during a poaching investigation. More...

Deaths Of Pa. Family Of 3 Probed As Murder-Suicide

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania are investigating the shooting deaths of three people as a possible murder-suicide. More...

Game Commission Offers “Seedlings For Schools’’ Program

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. More...

Cutchall Receives Degree

Ashton Marie Cutchall of 11145 Waterfall Road, Mc- Connellsburg, received a M.S. degree in speech language pathology during commencement ceremonies Dec. 18 at Clarion University. Ceremonies were held at Waldo S. Tippin Gymnasium. More...

PennDOT Urges Drivers To Use Extra Caution Around Snowplows

For your safety, the safety of other motorists and the safety of state and municipal snowplow crews, drivers must use common sense and take extra precautions when driving near operating snowplows, according to acting PennDOT Secretary Scott Christie, More...

Pa. Jobs Picture Improves For Fifth Straight Month

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is down slightly to 8.5 percent in December, the state’s fifth straight month of gains. More...

Pa. School District Sued Over Truancy Fines

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

We Care Sends Care Packages To Soldiers Overseas

A group that fills and sends care packages to Fulton County soldiers stationed overseas has sent seven packages to Fulton County’s enlisted men and women since it first organized in late November 2010. More...

Smarten Up College Students Before Adding More Graduates

A critical ingredient in President Obama’s effort to create jobs is his plan for colleges to graduate an additional 5 million students by 2020. But a troubling new study should give pause to this otherwise noble national project. More...

School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Breakfast Monday: January 31: fruit danish. Tuesday, February 1: granola bar and yogurt. Wednesday, February 2: soft pretzel w/cheese. Thursday, February 3: English muffins (elementary: pancake w/sausage on a stick). More...

FR November Students Of The Month

Pictured above are November Students of the Month at Forbes Road Elementary. More...

Brothers Convicted In Pa. Home Invasion Death

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Two eastern Pennsylvania brothers have been convicted of murder in a botched home invasion robbery last spring, and one of them could face the death penalty. More...

Cigarette-rolling Machines Boom Despite Tax Issue

PITTSBURGH (AP) - At Tightwad Tobacco in North Union, all three roll-your-own cigarette machines were whirring. More...

Insanity Defense May Be Sought In Pa. Murder Of 4

EASTON, Pa. More...

Central Fulton Conducts Brief Meeting

Central Fulton School Board attended to a variety of business last Tuesday in a brief amount of time, with the majority of issues related to personnel. More...

Dasher Announces Candidacy

Local farmer Irvin Dasher has announced his candidacy for the office of Fulton County commissioner. He will run on the Democratic ticket. Dasher was born and raised on a beef cattle farm in Howard County, Md. More...

Women Serving In Combat: U.S. Panel To Recommend Ban Be Lifted

The Pentagon should allow women to serve in combat: That’s the conclusion of a U.S. government commission made up of current and retired officers and senior noncommissioned officers. More...

Top Tips For Heart Health Month

It’s time to tend to matters of the heart, as February brings with it Valentine’s Day and Heart Health Month. It’s the perfect time for hearthealthy lifestyle choices that can help us enjoy longer lives with our loved ones. More...

Shippensburg University Winter Graduates

Area students who were awarded degrees during winter commencement ceremonies December 17 at Shippensburg University are as follows: Lindsay Berkstresser, Three Springs Kristin Mellott, Big Cove Tannery. Mallory Welsh, McConnellsburg. More...

Caretaker Charged In Down Syndrome Patient Death

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Charges have been filed in the death of a central Pennsylvania Down syndrome patient who died while struggling with a caretaker. More...

Attain Dean’s List

The following local students were named to Lycoming College dean’s list for the fall semester: Stephanie Robinson, Mc- Connellsburg, and Marcy McLaughlin, Mercersburg. More...

FR Students Attend Band Fest

Select members of the Forbes Road High School Band attended the 2011 Franklin-Fulton County Band Festival held January 22 at Greencastle-Antrim High School. More...

Report: Pa. Woman Hit In Eyelid By Hunter’s Pellet

STEVENS, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating the shooting of a woman who was struck in the eyelid by a pellet when goose hunters fired in her direction. More...

Police: Eastern Pa. Man Dies After Sleeping In Car

LANSFORD, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a man died after spending the night in his car outside in frigid temperatures. More...

CMU Whiz Goes ‘Inside-Out’ To Help Songwriters

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The next time a stumped songwriter has a hot riff and no lyrics, a Carnegie Mellon University researcher and moonlighting musician hopes that the confused composer will turn to the Internet for inspiration. More...

Attains Dean’s List

HACC Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management Cynthia Doherty has announced that 1,750 fulltime students attending HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, were named to the dean’s list for the fall seme More...

FR December Students Of The Month

Pictured above are Forbes Road Elementary’s December Students of the Month. More...

Scouts Camp At Sinoquipe Reservation

Boy Scout Troop 45 from Needmore camped at Sinoquipe Scout Reservation in Fort Littleton Friday, January 7, through Sunday, January 9. More...

Man Killed In Pa. Log Cabin Fire

MATAMORAS, Pa. (AP) – A fire at a northeastern Pennsylvania log cabin has left a man dead. Investigators say the burning the Westfall Township home was spotted by a PennDOT snowplow driver early Tuesday morning. More...