December 1, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Murder-suicide Victims Father, Daughter

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a man shot his teenage daughter, then turned the gun on himself in a murdersuicide in suburban Harrisburg. More...

Federal Judge Tosses Harrisburg Bankruptcy Filing

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Commissioners Tend To Regular Business Matters

A bid-opening ceremony was held last Tuesday by the Fulton County commissioners regarding the proposed sale of used vehicles by the tri-county Area Agency on Aging. More...

FCMC Program Graduates First RN

Fulton County Medical Center is happy to announce their first graduate from the LPN to RN program, Lisa Saucier. Saucier began her journey June 26, 2008. More...

F&M Trust Supports Food Basket Thanksgiving Efforts

To assist with the increase in need over the holiday season, F&M Trust employees in Fulton County collected canned goods and cash donations for the Fulton County Food Basket. More...

Bags First Buck

Ten-year-old Ryan Fittry of Hustontown harvested his first buck on the opening day of the 2011 rifle season Monday while hunting in Licking Creek Township. More...

Court Session Held November 22

Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, November 22, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Woman Rescued From Fire

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – Emergency officials are crediting a 14-year-old western Pennsylvania boy and a rickety wooden ladder with saving a 74-year-old neighbor from her burning home. More...

License Plate Bill Set For State Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania lawmaker’s bill that would create a specialty license plate adding the words “In God We Trust” has been approved by the house and will head to the senate for final approval. More...

Raffle Winners

Fulton County Sportsmen’s League announces the winners of the fall raffle: Browning BLR rifle cal. 308: Leroy Stitt Jr., Newville. $ 400: Terry Sweigart, Chambersburg. Mossberg 500 12 ga. .28” VR: Patrick Fleagle, Waynesboro. More...

Flooding Destroys $30K Of Items At Pa. Food Bank

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A flash flood that covered low lying streets and filled basements has also destroyed about $30,000 worth of goods at a southwestern Pennsylvania food bank. More...

Police Pa. Woman Used Dead Friend’s Credit Card

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

Cards Of Thanks

CARBAUGH A heartfelt thank-you to Kindred Spirits for the auction held for the late Vincent Carbaugh family. It was a huge success. A special thanks to my children Laci, Jacob and Amy for all your hard work in collecting the donations. More...

Christmas Tree Supply Normal In Pa. Despite Rains

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania tree growers are forecasting a normal supply of Christmas trees this season despite the year's heavy rains. Prices are also expected to hold steady from last year. More...

Hunter Shot In Leg Near Pittsburgh

ELIZABETH, Pa. (AP) – Officials with the Pennsylvania Game Commission say a 14-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the leg while hunting with his father near Pittsburgh on the first day of deer rifle season. More...

NTSB: Pilot Hit Pa. Garage To Soften Crash Landing

HARRISON VALLEY, Pa. (AP) – Federal investigators say a pilot intentionally crashed into a detached garage in Potter County to soften the impact after losing both engines. More...

Deeds Recorded

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: Paul R. Smith and Shannon Carey Smith to Gary E. More...

SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

SOUTHERN FULTON Breakfast Monday, December 5: blueberry muffin or cerael with roll, fruit juice, milk. Tuesday, December 6: funnel cake or cereal with rolll, fruit juice, milk. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORTS

GREENCASTLE November 21 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1368- 1568 lbs., $124 to $126.50; choice 2-3, 1200-1490 lbs., $118.50 to $123; full/y.g. 4-5, 1202-1374 lbs., $112 to $116; select 1-3, 1190-1592 lbs., $111 to $118. More...

Pa. Lawmakers To Get 3 Percent Raise Next Week

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State lawmakers in Pennsylvania willgeta3percent pay raise starting next week, pushing the annual salary for rank- and- file legislators above $80,000 for the first time. More...

Homeowner Kills Two Intruders, Hurts Two More

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a homeowner who was robbed three weeks earlier has shot and killed two people who were breaking into his home again. More...

Arts School Joins Elderly Brain Study

MIDLAND, Pa. More...

3 Killed On Way To W. Pa. Hunting Trip

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities say three men are dead after their truck crashed while on their way to a family hunting trip in western Pennsylvania. More...

Zoo Staff Readies For Annual “Hibernation”

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Staff at the Erie Zoo are preparing the facility for its annual three-month hibernation. The Erie Times-News says the zoo closes for the season on Wednesday and will reopen Feb. 26. More...

Caregiver Wanted For Swindling Man Arrested

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A caregiver who authorities say scammed a Pennsylvania man out of his life savings then fled the country is in custody after she was arrested at a New York City airport. More...

FSA Loans Available To Fulton County’s Family Farms

Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes many loans each year to farmers who need a helping hand. More...

Md. Man Killed In I-70 Crash

A Boonsboro, Md., man was killed when he was ejected from his vehicle during a rollover along Interstate 70 on November 20, Pennsylvania State Police reported. Twenty-one-year-old Bryan S. More...

Sticky Goo Disables About 150 Cars

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A flood of gooey black muck dropped from a tanker truck disabled about 150 cars and damaged an unknown number of other vehicles along a nearly 40-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, officials said. More...

SF Interact Club Collects Items For Operation Christmas Child

The Interact Club at Southern Fulton High School collected small toys, school supplies and personal care items at school for one week and received enough items to pack 22 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. More...

Raffle Winners

The winners of the quilts at the Warfordsburg Senior Center were: Bowtie quilt: Alonna Bradshaw. Knotted “Around the World” quilt: Robin Norris. More...

3 Arrested After Black Friday Robbery At Pa. Mall

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Three people are in custody following an armed robbery at a Philadelphia outlet mall. Police said robbery happened at Franklin Mills Mall early Friday morning. More...

Sheep, Shot With Arrow, Wandering Pa. Woods

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania woman is hoping for some help as she tries to corral a sheep seen lost in the woods that has apparently been hit with an arrow. More...

Downs First Buck

Bryan Streletz of Harrisonville killed his first buck on the opening day of antlered deer season Monday in the woods near Harrisonville. More...

Sandusky Charges Bring Focus On Pa. Sex Crime Laws

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Plainly stated, the most serious of the 40 criminal charges against Jerry Sandusky are that he sexually attacked young boys, subjecting them to anal and oral sex. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: stuffed pepper, mashed potatoes, corn, wheat bread, apple. Tuesday: breaded fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, wheat bread, peache. More...

PennDOT Announces 21 Winners Of Aviation Art Contest

Winning entries on display in Capitol Dec. 12 – 16

Twenty- one students from across the state have been selected as division winners in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s aviation art contest. The contest theme was “Aviation’s Value to My Community.” More...

SF To Hold Christmas Concert

Southern Fulton High School Vocal Music Department will present “We Need a Little Christmas,” at its annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 4, 2011, at 3 p.m. in the high school auditorium. More...

Special Olympics Makes County Donation

Special Olympics Fulton County Management Team is happy to announce that Special Olympics Pennsylvania awarded $3,000 to the Fulton County chapter for the athletes of Fulton County. More...

Bags Elk In Colorado

Dustin Casher, 11, McConnellsburg, shot a 5x4 elk November 11, 2011, at 8 a.m. He was hunting in Durango, Colo. More...

Women Develop Drug Prevention Program

Some local area business women and mothers are joining forces to help develop and institute a drug and alcohol prevention program for all three area schools targeting ages 8-12 years. More...

FR Students Of The Month

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