December 8, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Trucker Fined Over Sticky Pa. Turnpike Spill

BIG BEAVER, Pa. (AP) – A truck driver has been fined $1,000 over the leaky valve that spilled a sticky mess over nearly 40 miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. More...

A Civil War Soldier’s Letter Home

Souders shares relative’s 1864 letter

What started out as a high school genealogy project has turned into a passion for Mc- Connellsburg resident Joanne Souders. More...

Graduates From Training

Ashley Sigel, daughter of Matt and Heather Sigel of Needmore, graduated from U.S. Navy Recruit Training at Great lakes, Ill., August 19, 2011. More...

Police Probing NW Pa. Beating Over Backside Insult

CLARENDON, Pa. (AP) – State police are trying to figure out who beat a man outside a northwestern Pennsylvania bar for making an unkind remark about the size of a woman's backside. More...

PA First In Nation To Adopt New Driver License Security Feature

New hologram makes spotting ‘fakes’ easier

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Monday deployed a new security hologram that makes it easier to spot fake drivers’ licenses and identification cards. More...

Hunters Take Bucks

George Richards and Elisa Ramsey each took down a trophy buck the morning of opening day while hunting with Bob Richards, grandfather of George Richards. More...

Bags 8-Point Buck

Liam Flaherty of Needmore bagged an eight-point buck on Monday, November 28, during the opening day of the antlered/antlerless rifle season. More...

Bags 8-Point

Jordan Deneen, 15, Needmore, shot an 8-point last Thursday evening during the first week of deer season. The deer had a 21-inch wide spread. More...

Downs 12-Point

Ben Miller downed this 12-point buck on the first day of the hunting season, Monday, November 28. More...

Drops 9-Point

Joshua Coons, 9, son of Dave and Nichole Coons, Three Springs, shot this 21-inch 9-point buck at 8 a.m. the first day of the season. He was hunting with his pap, Steve Miller, near Fort Littleton. More...

Date Set On Appeal To Open Pa. Boy's Murder Trial

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Superior Court will hear arguments in Pittsburgh Jan. More...

Celebrates Fifth

Madeline A. Gordon celebrated her fifth birthday November 24, 2011, with family at Walt DisneyWorld. More...

Ramsey Gets Welding Award

Elisa Ramsey, welding program instructor at Fulton County Area Vocational-Technical School, was honored to be the recipient of the American Welding Society (AWS) District Director Certificate Award at the November AWS District 7 meeting. More...

BDAL Fulton Thrift Store Christmas Open House

Better Days Animal League (BDAL) Thrift Store manager Dave Mumma, left, and BDAL’s executive officer and humane officer, Dennis Bumbaugh, right, announce last weekend’s Christmas open hou More...

Pa. Receives $349 Million In Disaster Aid So Far

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency say nearly $349 million in disaster aid has been approved so far for Pennsylvania residents affected by two recent storms. More...

Pa. Law Backs Up Penn State’s Fight For Secrecy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Penn State won’t release information that could shed light on the child sex abuse case involving a former assistant football coach because the state open records law gives the school special status. More...

Pa. Man Gets Life In Neighbor’s Fatal Beating

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania man will spend life in prison in the fatal beating of an elderly neighbor in February 2009. More...

County Conducts Two Meetings

Given the Thanksgiving holiday followed by the opening of deer season, the Fulton County commissioners opted to convene last Thursday in addition to their normal Tuesday meeting on December 6. More...

Some Pa. Farmers Oppose Proposed Child-labor Regs

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – Some Pennsylvania farmers are frustrated by proposed federal regulations that would ban children under 16 from some duties, including operating power-driven machines, working in silos and handling pesticides. More...

Hershey School Rejects HIV-positive Pa. Boy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A private boarding school connected with the Hershey chocolate company says it was trying to protect other students when it denied admission to a Philadelphiaarea teenager because he is HIV-positive. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chili con carne, cottage cheese, pineapple, cornbread, brownie. Tuesday: ham, cheese, lettuce and tomato sandwich, potato chips, rye bread, applesauce, cookies. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at the Fulton County Library includes “The Scottish Prisoner” by Diana Gabaldon, “Micro” by Michael Crichton, “Aleph” by Paul Coelho, “Prague Cemetery” by Umberto Eco, “IQ84” by More...

Downs First Buck

Tommy Cullen, 10, of Montoursville, Pa., shot his first-ever buck on the third day of season. More...

Takes First Buck

Weston Brunner II, McConnellsburg, harvested his first buck on the opening day of the 2011 rifle season in Belfast Township. He shot the 3-point buck with a .308 Winchester. More...

First Buck

Dalton Hann, 10, was thrilled to kill his very first buck, a 7-point, with his first deer rifle. He was hunting alongside his proud father, Tracey. More...

Downs First Buck

Dayten Gress, 9, McConnellsburg, harvested his first buck on opening day of the 2011 rifle season while hunting in Waterfall. Dayten downed his 4-point while hunting alongside his father. More...

Takes 7-Point

Hunter Stallman, McConnellsburg, shot a 7-point on his family farm the second day of hunting season. Picturd with him are his two little sisters, Jessica and Alyson Stallman. More...

Bags 8-Point

Steven Kerlin, Greencastle, killed an eight-point with his 30-06 on Monday, November 28, in Dublin Township while hunting with his brother, Chad, and friends. More...

Pitt Study Shows W. Pa. Plagued By Wildcat Sewers

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A University of Pittsburgh study shows southwestern Pennsylvania is plagued by about 27,000 wildcat sewers – makeshift pipes that homeowners, farmers and others have used to drain raw sewage into ditches and water ways. More...

Remains Found In Abandoned W. Pa Funeral Home

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities have found 19 containers of cremated human remains in an abandoned funeral home in Pittsburgh, along with many animal remains. More...

Pa. Tax Collections Lag Projections In November

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania's tax collections were sluggish through November, the fifth month of the fiscal year. More...

Amputation In Bus Crash ‘Excruciating’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – An eastern Pennsylvania woman said having to decide whether doctors should amputate her teenage daughter's leg after she was run over by a school bus was “excruciating” and the “worst day ever of my life.&r More...

HPV Vaccination Becoming More Common For Boys

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Parents don't seem surprised when Dr. Jeffrey Kim suggests their sons get a human papillomavirus vaccine. In fact, they often ask for the vaccine before Kim mentions it. More...