July 14, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

I Scream,You Scream We All Scream For Ice Cream

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month (this year July 17) as National Ice Cream Day. More...

Berks County

3,000-plus Attend Service For Slain Pa. Deputy

READING, Pa. (AP) – More than 3,000 people, including many uniformed law enforcement officers, gathered in eastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday to mourn the death of a deputy sheriff shot and killed last week as he tried to serve a warrant. More...

Hess Acts To Repeal Semimonthly Sales Tax Reporting

A measure inserted into a key budget bill at the request of Rep. More...

Pa. Man Killed Trying To Enter Home

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Police in western Pennsylvania are investigating the death of a man reportedly shot and killed while trying to forcibly enter a home. Washington County Coroner S. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: tomato soup, ham and turkey sandwich, wheat bread, orange, cookie. Tuesday: chicken leg, parslied potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes, wheat bread, pudding. More...

Court Session Held Last Tuesday

Judge Douglas W. Herman, president judge of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas, presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, July 5. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Scott Timothy Cromer, 22, Fort Littleton, and Emily Jo Mumma, 22, Hustontown. More...

Philly Man Charged In Principal’s Beating Death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A west Philadelphia man has been arrested in the beating death of a former school principal. More...

Noise Prompts Restaurant To Ban Kids Under Age Six

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A restaurant in western Pennsylvania says it’s no longer allowing children under age 6. McDain’s Restaurant and Golf Center in Monroeville says the new policy will take effect July 16. More...

Great Time Management Tips

We’re all pressed for time. From working professionals to busy stay-at-home parents, we could all use a few more hours in our day. More...

Motorists’ Survey Will Help Prioritize Safety Efforts

Starting July 11, Pennsylvania motorists can help PennDOT prioritize its highway safety efforts by sharing their opinions on traffic safety enforcement and driving behaviors through an online survey available through July 30 at www.Drive- SafePA.org. More...

July 15 Planted Crop Acreage Report Deadline Draws Near

USDA Farm Service Agency Fulton County Executive Director John K. More...

Expand Your Grilling Horizons

Grillmasters are always looking to push the envelope and expand their grilling horizons. More...

New Pa. Laws Cover Motorcycles, HIV Testing And More

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett is signing dozens of new Pennsylvania laws that the Legislature passed in the first half of its 2011 session. The Republican governor signed 46 bills on wide-ranging subjects on Thursday. More...

Youth Club Presents Flag

Kaylan and Kyla Hill, members of the Modern Woodsmen of America-Needmore Youth Club #07948-5, presented a new United States Flag to Cindy Rinker, manager of the Fulton County Senior Citizen Center lo More...

Sweet Corn Season Has Begun

“Simply Delicious, Simply Nutritious” Pennsylvania sweet corn – the summertime favorite – is here on schedule this year. More...

UPMC Wants Talks On Divorce With Highmark

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center says it wants to talk to Highmark Inc. More...

Families Survive Lightning Strike

IRWIN, Pa. ( AP) – Marisue Morgan woke up about 2 a.m. Sunday to the sound of rain hitting the white canvas tent she and her family were sleeping under during a Civil War re-enactment in Gettysburg. More...

At Gettysburg, Trading Cards Offer History, Reward

GETTYSBURG, Pa. More...

U.S. Judge Has Robe Stolen While In Men’s Room

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A sticky-fingered person might be wandering the streets of Philadelphia in a flowing judicial robe. More...

South’s ‘Extreme Drought’ Could Be Felt At Supermarkets Soon

The extreme drought conditions throughout the South and as far west as California that stoked record-setting wildfires are increasingly taking their toll on cattle ranchers, a development that could lead to sticker shock at grocery stores in the fall More...

Eichelberger To Hold Town Hall Here

Opportunity for constituents to discuss their views and concerns regarding state issues

Sen. John H. Eichelberger, Jr. will host the fifth of nine town hall meetings scheduled throughout the 30th Senatorial District this year Thursday, July 28, from 6:30 p.m. More...

Donations Received For Benefit Auction

An original Tucker oil painting and a Fulton County quilt made about 70 years ago are just two items already donated for a benefit auction to be held by the Fulton County Historical Society on Saturday, August 13, at the Hustontown Firehall. More...

Boro Council To Advertise Paving Jobs

Votes to purchase commemorative medallions

McConnellsburg Borough Council members voted to advertise for bids for summer paving jobs and discussed a commemorative medallion for McConnellsburg’s 225th anniversary at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

Graduates

Brittany Grace Fields graduated from Hatboro- Horsham High School on June 13, 2011. She will be attending Kutztown University in the fall, majoring in business. More...

$5,000 Reward Offered For Information On Retail Gun Store Burglary

Nineteen handguns stolen from gun store

PHILADELPHIA– Mark Potter, special agent in charge of the Philadelphia Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the More...

Planning For Retirement In A Tough Economy

You don’t necessarily need to scrap your retirement dreams because of a bad economy. While many older Americans have seen their nest eggs decimated by a troubled economy, some smart planning and open dialogue can keep your retirement on track. More...

Pa. Study To Measure Possible Health Impacts

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – The state will measure baseline public health conditions in northeastern Pennsylvania to help track any future health impact from Marcellus Shale drilling. More...

NY Teen Dies Trying To Hold Breath In Pa. Pool

DELAWARE WATER GAP, Pa. (AP) – Police in eastern Pennsylvania say a teenager died in a backyard swimming pool after he swam to the deep end intending to hold his breath. More...

Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary News

Summer is vacation time but the FCMC Auxiliary isn’t taking a vacation from fundraising activities; we’re repeating two favorites – a carwash/ bake sale and Butcher Shoppe cookie dough. More...

FFA Members Attend Conference

Several McConnellsburg FFA members attended FFA’s summer convention June 14-16 to compete in various contests and to take part in conference sessions where the new FFA Pennsylvania state officers were elected. More...

Pa. Gov. Vetoes Property Reassessment Moratorium

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett issued his first veto Friday after deciding a bill to impose a temporary moratorium on a court-ordered property reassessment in Washington County violated the state constitution. More...

Invasive Tree Beetle Found In 2 More Pa. Counties

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – An invasive beetle that destroys ash trees and hurts Pennsylvania’s $25 billion hardwoods industry has been found in two more counties. More...

Unemployment Rate Rises To 9.2 Percent. Just A ‘Soft Patch’?

America created just 18,000 jobs in June, raising new concerns about an expected revival of economic activity during the year’s second half. More...

Family Of NJ Girl Who Died On Ferris Wheel Sues

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The parents of an 11-yearold girl who fell to her death from near the top of a New Jersey shore Ferris wheel have filed a lawsuit against the ride’s operator, claiming it was negligent to keep the ride open on a windy More...

Deaf Teen Run Over By Milk Truck In Central Pa.

PEACH BOTTOM, Pa. (AP) – Police say a 14-yearold girl who was deaf and mute was killed when she was run over by a milk truck in central Pennsylvania. More...

Pa. Lawyer Gets 10-25 Years In Hunting Death

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A lawyer who killed a fellow deer hunter with a high-powered rifle was sentenced Friday to 10 to 25 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and other charges. More...

Nesting Bald Eagles Halt Pa. Highway Project

Nesting bald eagles have put a temporary halt to work on a central Pennsylvania highway project. The Pennsylvania Game Commission says the birds are nesting about 450 feet from the Route 30 project in York County. More...

DA Probes Alleged Misuse Of Tasers By Pa. Officers

READING, Pa. (AP) – Detectives in eastern Pennsylvania are investigating allegations that two police sergeants misused departmentissued Tasers, stunning fellow officers and others. More...

Purple Bags Along Central Pa. Highways Track Bugs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Biblical Egypt had to weather insect plagues of lice, flies and locusts. More...