January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Court Session Held December 27

Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, December 27, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Donation Promotes Awareness Of Teen Suicide

Sierra Spiker, right, presents Stephanie Rakoczy of Fulton Behavior Health with a $50 donation that she collected during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. More...

Boosters Fear End Near For Pa. Cyclorama Building

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Fans of the Cyclorama building on the Gettysburg battlefield in south-central Pennsylvania are awaiting a study on the building's fate but say they fear the end is already a foregone conclusion. More...

Oklahoma Firm Seeks Pipeline Across Southern Pa.

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – An Oklahoma firm has filed preliminary paperwork with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a 260- mile pipeline to carry Marcellus shale natural gas from West Virginia across much of southern Pennsylvania. More...

Judge Grants Bail To Jailed W. Pa. Councilman

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania official who spent Christmas in jail after being convicted of driving with a suspended license for the seventh and eighth times can go home for New Year's. More...

Mummers Strut In Century-old Parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Feathers, sequins and costumed performers once again filled Philadelphia’s Broad Street on New Year’s Day, as brigades strut their stuff Sunday to the music of string bands in the 112th Mummers Parade. More...

Friends Of Legal Services Group Sets Book Sale Dates

Franklin County Friends of Legal Services group has scheduled its 28th Annual Book Sale for Mother’s Day weekend, May 11-13, 2012, on the Wilson College campus in Chambersburg. More...

Professional Artists Invited To Apply

stARTSomething will accept applications for new teaching artists for 2011-12. Professional artists will be eligible to work with classroom teachers as artists in residence to use their art form to help teach core curriculum. More...

Deer Hit By Another Car Kills Woman

REYNOLDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Police in western Pennsylvania say an elderly woman was killed when part of a deer struck by another vehicle went through her windshield and hit her. More...

Torso Found In Trash Bags

MOUNT POCONO, Pa. (AP) – A coroner has ruled that the death of a man whose torso was found wrapped in garbage bags along a northeastern Pennsylvania road was a homicide. More...

Stove Pipe Source Of Fatal Christmas Fire

RICHMOND FURNACE, Pa. (AP) – Investigators say they believe a cracked vent pipe above a wood stove was the source of a fire that killed a man in a south- central Pennsylvania home early Christmas morning. More...

Warm Winter Creates Danger On The Ice

Ice emergency incidents prompt National Drowning Prevention Alliance to warn: Stay off frozen bodies of water

Winter has barely started, yet already more than 10 incidents involving falls through ice, several of them fatal, have been reported in the news media. More...

Driller Files Court Appeal Of Pa. Town’s Ordinance

MORGAN, Pa. (AP) – Range Resources Appalachia LLC has gone to court to challenge a southwestern Pennsylvania township ordinance that restricts natural gas drilling. More...

2 Homes May Be Lost To Sinkhole In Eastern Pa.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

Black Kids In Mennonite Families Bridge Two Worlds

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Janelle and Jasmine Newswanger lead simple, contented lives in one of Pennsylvania’s Mennonite communities. More...

Seniors Enjoy December Mic Night

Christmas cheer was at Warfordsburg Senior Center at the December 10 Mic Night. Everything was free, compliments of the senior center. More...

King Coal Makes Comeback

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – When Peter Kupec was a boy, his mother cooked on a coal stove in the kitchen that heated the whole house. More...

DEEDS RECORDED

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deed indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: Scott C. Smartt and Karen N. Smartt to Scott C. More...