July 7, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Police Dog Jynx Tried To Save Stricken Partner

READING, Pa. (AP) – Deputy Sheriff Kyle D. Pagerly’s K-9 partner, Jynx, tried to save the mortally wounded officer and likely did save the lives of other officers searching for Matthew M. More...

How Capitol Hill Sniping Could Set Off A National Debt Ceiling Bomb

Congress’s turn last week to unusually pointed and personal attacks could signal trouble as lawmakers work to close a deal on raising the debt ceiling, now set at $14.3 trillion. More...

Confusion Still Surrounds EARN Program

Commissioners meet with Common Pleas judge

Having learned in late May that a neighboring county’s CareerLink office will no longer be overseeing Fulton County’s welfare-to-work style-program, the Fulton County commissioners received even more devastating news this week regarding t More...

CF Teacher Dismissal Hearing Up In The Air

Snafu regarding advanced hearing notice causes delay

A hearing pertaining to the possible dismissal of a Central Fulton School District teacher was delayed last week after the school board and administration encountered a snafu of sorts in notifying the staff member of the impending meeting. More...

Cards Of Thanks

HOLLINSHEAD We would like to thank our family, friends and neighbors who helped us celebrate our special 50th anniversary day with cards, visits, phone calls or gifts. More...

Pa. House Debates Changes To State Welfare Law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania House Republicans on Thursday prepared to vote on giving the Corbett administration broad new powers in an effort to squeeze about $400 million in savings from the Department of Public Welfare. More...

How To Cut Your Home Cooling Bills This Summer

It’s time for the hot, sticky weather, so make sure your home stays cool while your energy bills stay low this summer. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mixed veggies, wheat bread, applesauce. Tuesday: chili con carne, brown rice, cornbread, apple, juice. More...

Traveling Exhibit Seeks To Show ‘Real Washington’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – George Washington’s face may stare back every time someone takes out a dollar bill, but more people know the mythology surrounding Washington than the man. More...

Four Generations

Pictured are four generations of the Rena Ott family: great-grandmother Rena Ott; mother Megan Clendenin; grandmother Sheila Jackson and baby Leah Munro Clendenin. More...

Police To Charge Whoever Left Pennsylvania Fire Victims

NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. (AP) – Allegheny County police say they plan to charge whoever left two brothers alone in an apartment that caught fire near Pittsburgh, killing the 7-year- old and leaving the 4-year-old in critical condition. More...

America, You’re Not In Kansas Anymore

New threats define new security landscape

President Obama’s decision to withdraw 33,000 U.S troops from Afghanistan by September of next year and 68,000 by the end of 2014 must be viewed against the changing backdrop of U.S. security circumstances. More...

Los Alamos Fire Could Become The Largest In New Mexico History

The Las Conchas fire, burning its way through the mountains and canyons around Los Alamos, N.M., is about to join Arizona’s Wallow fire as a state record-breaker. More...

Duvall Given Jail Time In Drug Delivery

Gets 10 days in Franklin County Prison

A Fort Littleton man was transported to Franklin County Prison last Tuesday to begin what will be a 10-day period of incarceration for felony drug charges. More...

Pa. Sheriff ’s Deputy Killed, Suspect Dead

ALBANY, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a man who fatally shot a sheriff’s deputy trying to serve a warrant at a rural Pennsylvania home had left a suicide note and was dressed in camouflage when he was killed in the shootout. More...

Bill To Stop Harrisburg Bankruptcy Sent To Pa. Governor

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative Awards Scholarships

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative recently awarded 25 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors as well as students already enrolled in postsecondary institutions and returning adult students. More...

Swope Family Holds Reunion

The descendants of the late Andrew and Iola Swope held their 53rd reunion June 26 at the Needmore Boy Scout grounds. Rev. William Swope called the family together, and Rev. Willis Swope had prayer. More...

Court Session Held June 28

Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/ Franklin Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, June 28, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Driving Errors Increase As You Age

There may be some truth behind all those jokes about grandma behind the wheel. More...

Marriage License

Kenneth Richard Bivens Jr., 25, Big Cove Tannery, and Valerie Jo Large, 28, Big Cove Tannery, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Man Finds 3-Foot Alligator In Backyard

ERIE, Pa. (AP) _ A Pennsylvania man took his dog out for a walk _ and found a 3-foot alligator in his backyard. The Erie Times-News reports that the homeowner discovered the alligator Friday afternoon behind his house. More...

Graduates

Jill Nicole Rhodes of Fort Littleton graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in interpretive biology and natural history from Frostburg State University during spring commencement ceremonies May More...

Pa. Official: 11 Sheep Likely Killed By Lightning

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A township official says it was likely lightning that killed 11 sheep found dead on a southeastern Pennsylvania farm. More...