February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Hunter Deplores Accidental Shooting Of Norton Woman

When Sportsmen’s Alliance President David Schutz heard about the accidental shooting of a Norton woman by a hunter last December, he wrote police and Gov. Deval Patrick calling for action to revoke the man’s license. More...

PSU Dance Marathon Raises $10.68M

STATE COLLEGE, PA (AP) – The annual Penn State dance marathon has raised a record $10.68 million to benefit pediatric cancer patients, an event held for the first time without late coach Joe Paterno, officials said Sunday. More...

Forestry And Wildlife Conference

Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies (WOSA) will hold its 15th annual Forestry and Wildlife Conference on March 10 at the Breezewood Firehall from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The conference is open to the public for a nominal fee. More...

911 Call For Man In Bear Trap No Such Thing

PULASKI, Pa. (AP) – Police in one western Pennsylvania township say a frantic 911 call reporting a man caught in a bear trap didn’t quite live up to its billing. More...

Pa. Hot Dog Shop Owner Robbed Banks

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A well-liked hot dog shop owner told police he robbed a pair of banks because his business is deep in debt. More...

Airman Graduates

Air Force Airman Dustin R. Sheffield graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Scouts Hold Annual Food Drive

Pictured above are members of Scout Pack 47 who held their annual food drive to benefit the local food bank. More...

Attain Dean’s List At Shippensburg

The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 term at Shippensburg University: Anna Carriker, Fort Littleton. Brenna DeShong, Harrisonvill. Valerie Green, McConnellsburg. Matthew Kendall, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Legislative Campaigns Plying Uncharted Waters

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The redistricting bombshell that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court dropped last month in throwing out legislative district maps developed from the 2010 census could shape state politics for a generation. More...

Sen. Casey Asks FBI For Help On W. Pa. Cold Case

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) – A U.S. senator is hoping the FBI might help close the case of a western Pennsylvania girl who's been missing since 1958 and has since been legally declared dead by a court. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. More...

W.Va. Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Pursuit In SW Pa.

MOUNT MORRIS, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a deputy sheriff from West Virginia was killed in an early morning crash during a vehicle pursuit. More...

Caregiver Cleared In Down Syndrome Patient Death

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A caregiver has been found not guilty in the death of a Down syndrome patient during a struggle at a central Pennsylvania care home. More...

Tower Bell Again Chiming Hour

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The other famous bell on Independence Square is once again chiming the hours in the historic section of Philadelphia. More...

LaRouche PAC Member Talks With Commissioners

After handing out information and speaking with local residents outside the McConnellsburg Post Office Tuesday morning, a representative of the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee sat down with the county commissioners to discuss his group&rsq More...

Duo’s Song On Purple PA Squirrel An Online Hit

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – This Thor isn’t anything like the Viking superhero of the same name. He’s not fearsome. He’s not powerful. He’s just purple – and a rodent. More...

Attends Jazz Festival

Logan Kennedy, a ninth grader at Forbes Road Junior/ Senior High School, represented his school and all of Fulton County this past weekend at the PMEA District 4 Jazz Festival. More...

Woman Jailed In Pa. Has Trail Of Fake Pregnancies

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Barry and Rebecca Vest are simple folks from rural, Rigby, Idaho – “middle America,” Barry calls it – who can’t conceive children and want more than anything to adopt a second child. More...

Police: Dog Fatally Bit Baby While Mom In Bathroom

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) – Police say the newborn fatally bitten by a dog inside a western Pennsylvania home had been left alone while his mother was in the bathroom. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: S&S meatballs, rice, carrots, wheat bread, applesauce. Tuesday: sloppy joes, baked beans, coleslaw, bun, pudding. More...

Shippensburg University Graduates

The following area students were named to the commencement list for Fall 2011 at Shippensburg University: Anna M. Carriker, Fort Littleton. Brittany N. Douglas, Needmore. Michelle E. Eichelberger, McConnellsburg. Samuel S. More...

Breast Cancer Coalition Launches Research Campaign

Donations help fund cutting edge breast, cervical cancer research

The PA Breast Cancer Coaliton ( PBCC) has launched its annual Refunds for Research campaign to fund Pennsylvania cancer researchers. More...

Historic Philly-area Camp Meeting Site Hit By Fire

CHESTER HEIGHTS, Pa. (AP) – Fire has once again struck a historic suburban Philadelphia religious camp meeting site, damaging nine buildings, including a church. More...

Attends District Band

Ty Brantner, a senior percussionist at Forbes Road High School, recently attended district band held in Mount Union on January 14. Guest conductor during the performance was Dr. Quincy Hilliard. More...

Pool League Makes Donation

Fulton County Pool League held a benefit tournament Saturday, February 4, for John Foor of Harrisonville. John has a rare form of sarcoma cancer. More...

PA Lawmakers Rally Support For Refineries

WASHINGTON (AP) – Pennsylvania lawmakers rallied support on Capitol Hill on Wednesday for three imperiled Philadelphia-area oil refineries. More...