March 17, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Baltimore Man Jailed For Arson

Ejected during explosion from burning vehicle

A Baltimore, Md., man was remanded to Franklin County Prison last Tuesday instead of getting a state sentence after the court took time to review his detailed criminal history outlined in a presentence investigation report, which included the most re More...

Fulton Behavioral Health Group Says Thanks

A group of 7- to 10-year-old boys who meet weekly in the specialty services portion of Fulton County Medical Center as Fulton Behavioral Health’s Stop, Relax and Think Group recently took time More...

Work Begins To Replace House Where Fire Killed 7

LOYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Work is under way on a new farmhouse to replace the one where seven children perished in a fierce fire. More...

Fire In Western PA Kills Woman, Child

LAKE CITY, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a woman and child have died in an early morning house fire. Emergency officials in Erie County say the blaze in Fairview Township was reported at 3:19 a.m. More...

MES Character Counts Students Announced

McConnellsburg Elementary is continuing its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts, so each month a different character trait is promoted. In February More...

Pa. Man Arrested After Police Kill Aggressive Dog

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police say they arrested a man inside abandoned home hours after officers shot and killed a dog he’d complained was dangerous. More...

Pa. County Settles 86-Year-Old’s Suit For $30,000

SMETHPORT, Pa. More...

Pa. Man, 74, Dies In Flood Despite Rescue Effort

PINE GROVE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say emergency workers tried unsuccessfully to save the life of an elderly man trapped inside his vehicle on a flooded roadway. More...

Elderly Woman, Daughter Killed In Eastern Pennsylvania

ALBURTIS, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say two women found dead in their home were killed. More...

Warfordsburg FFA Winter Happenings

Warfordsburg FFA has once again been busy during this winter season. Starting off in January, three chapter members received great honors during the FFA Mid Winter Convention held during the annual Farm Show. More...

Hospital Readmissions Take Toll In Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pennsylvania hospitals charged more than $1.25 billion in 2009 to treat patients who were readmitted for complications or infections that might have been avoided, a Tribune-Review investigation has found. More...

3 Pa. Officers Justified In Firing At Car

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Chester County’s district attorney says three police officers were justified when they shot and injured two men inside a car that accelerated at them during an early morning traffic stop. More...

Restorative Practices Grow In Eastern Pa. Schools

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – When a student talks back in class, a teacher might send him or her to the assistant principal, who then doles out detention. More...

Farmers, EPA Clash Over Chesapeake Bay Regulations

Lloyd McPherson bought his farm in the Shenandoah Valley, along the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, more than 20 years ago. Back then, the Chesapeake was far from sight and mind. More...

Great Cove Pool Discussed At Central Fulton

Calendar unchanged for next year; school to start early in 2012-13

In hopes of raising $5,000 to help keep the community swimming pool operational, Paul Johnston of Great Cove Golf and Recreation Club appeared before the Central Fulton School Board last week to make a plea for financial support from the district as More...

Central Fulton Tackles Tough Policy Changes

Drug testing, nut allergies addressed

Issues delving into nuts and allergies as well as drug testing student athletes and drivers were tackled through several policies newly adopted or revised by the Central Fulton School Board last Tuesday. More...

County Posts Small Employment Gain

Fulton County’s jobless rate fell by 1.4 percentage points in January, but the gain in jobs was still not enough to move the county out of the 66th (out of 67 counties) position or the next-tohighest unemployment rate in the state – a pos More...

Court Session Held March 8

Two sentenced; two enter pleas

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, March 8, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Penna. Man Charged For Giving Gun To Suicidal Man

ORWIGSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania man is facing charges for allegedly providing a friend with a gun he used to kill himself. More...

Court Tosses Lengthy Pa. Child Porn Sentence

EASTON, Pa. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: turkey, stuffing, gravy, mixed veggies, gingerbread, juice. Tuesday: chili mac, tossed salad, applesauce, rye bread, cookies. More...

Area School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Monday, March 21: banana or blueberry muffin, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, March 22: french toast, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Elderly Wolf Captured Nearly 2 Weeks After Escape

MOUNT BETHEL, Pa. (AP) – An elderly wolf that escaped from captivity is back at a Pennsylvania wildlife rehabilitation center after nearly two weeks on the lam. More...

Youth Present Flag

Modern Woodmen Youth Group 7948-1, led by Cheryl Cutshall, presented an American flag to McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co., to be flown outdoors in honor of all the fallen firemen. More...

P&G Says Japan Employees Safe, Plants Operating

CINCINNATI (AP) – Consumer products maker Procter & Gamble Co. said Monday that all of its 4,000-plus employees in Japan are accounted for, its plants are operating, and it has begun earthquake relief efforts. More...

Pa. Gov’s Deep Higher-ed Cuts Draw Protests

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Furnace Triggered Blast That Killed Pa. Gas Worker

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia fire investigators say they’ve determined that a furnace triggered a blast that killed a gas company worker in January. The Philadelphia Daily News reports that fire department officials say the Jan. More...

Scouts Tour “News” Office

Needmore Cub Scout Pack 45 toured The Fulton County News office Monday to learn about how the news is brought to you. More...

Gov. OKs Grants He Pledged To End

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

Pa. Court Tosses Lengthy Pa. Child Porn Sentence

EASTON, Pa. More...