December 29, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Pa.’s Rhyming Justice Pens Insurance Fraud Opinion

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A state Supreme Court justice known for opinions written in rhyme has done it again, producing six pages of verse last Thursday in the case of whether the maker of a forged check also had committed insurance fraud. More...

House Districts Widely Criticized

Calls for change follow new Pa. U.S. House districts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Legislature appears unlikely to heed any calls to change a process that produced a new map of U.S. More...

W. Pa. Red Cross Groups To Merge

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Two American Red Cross groups are merging so they can provide larger scale responses and services in western Pennsylvania. More...

Jury List

The president judge and jury commissioners drew from the jury wheel the following names for the January 23, 2012, jury selection. Prospctive jurors need to report to the courthouse at 8:30 a.m. More...

Obama Signs Bill For Sept. 11 Medal Shown In Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – President Barack Obama has signed a bill that honors victims of the Sept. 11 attacks with congressional medals. More...

Welding Students Visits Wyotech

Welding students from the Fulton County Area Vocational-Technical School recently took an educational trip to Wyotech in Blairsville, Pa. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: closed. Tuesday: sausage patty, egg and cheese omelet, hash browns, mixed fruit, juice. Wednesday: meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, wheat bread, fruit. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured above are the December students of the month. More...

Musical Cast Performs At Several Locations

Twelve cast members of the MES/MMS musical, “Bah Humbug,” performed on Saturday, December 3, 2011, at the Fulton Theatre for Christmas In McConnellsburg and on Friday, December 9, 2011, at the Fulton County Library, Lincoln Way Pizza and More...

Pa. Wins $41 Million In Federal Education Money

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Pennsylvania won more than $41 million in education funding in the competitive federal grant program known as “Race to the Top,” a portion of which state officials want to use for new evaluation systems for teach More...

$172,000 Violin Recovered

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A rare violin worth $172,000 that was mistakenly left onboard a Boston-to-Philadelphia bus by a groggy music student from Taiwan has been found and returned to its grateful owner. More...

Police: Pa. Woman Took $398,000 From Animal Hospital

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania woman is accused of stealing nearly $400,000 from the veterinary hospital where she worked as an administrator. More...

Tough Times Leave Church Collection Plates Lagging

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Church leaders want their members to have not only faith and hope this holiday season, but also a little charity. More...

Insurer Claims $1M Policy Won’t Cover Turnpike Goo

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The insurer of a trucking company whose tanker leaked sticky black goo onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike in November says in court filings that its $1 million policy likely won’t be enough to cover roughly 1,000 claims for More...

New Year’s Eve For Kids

New Year’s Eve is widely known as a night of indulgence full of entertainment that is not particularly appropriate for young children. There's actually a lot of fun ways to get kids into the New Year's Eve celebration in age-appropriate ways. More...

Court Session Held Dec. 20

Judge Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, December 20, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Troubled Pa. Capital Pushes Bankruptcy Case Appeal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A lawyer for Harrisburg City Council is pressing a federal bankruptcy judge to allow its case to advance. More...

Linda Garber Recognized By JOC

Linda Garber was recognized at the Fulton County AVTS JOC meeting on December 15, 2011, for 24 years of continuous service as a JOC member. More...

Chase Had Ended Before Fatal Crash

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a police pursuit had ended shortly before an accident that claimed the life of the driver. 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 vlaue: Ronnie E. Hoffman to Ronnie E. More...

Corbett Signs New Abortion Clinic Rules Into Law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A bill that could mean expensive facility and staff expansions for clinics that perform abortions in Pennsylvania is now state law after a bitter fight in the Legislature. Gov. More...