March 15, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Daffodil Days Begins March 19

Available at Fulton County Medical Center gift shop

Give daffodils. Give hope. More...

Gov. Corbett Preps For Overseas Trade Mission

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett will head to Europe next weekend in a bid to boost the international profile of Pennsylvania business. Corbett and Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. More...

Celebrates Fourth

Emma Grace Sours celebrated her fourth birthday on March 15, 2012. She is the daughter of Alisa and Melvin “Joey” Sours Jr., Mercersburg, and the little sister of Kristopher. More...

Judge Meyers Presides Over Court Session

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 6. More...

Boy Killed By Falling Tree In Penna.

OAKS, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a 5-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a falling tree in suburban Philadelphia. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET March 5 More...

Nail Salon Opens In Borough

New Grenada area resident Lisa Ruby recently opened the doors of “Dream Nails” Nail Salon at 501 Lincoln Way East, Suite 100, McConnellsburg. More...

Contractor Gets Year In Prison For Bribe

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – A contractor was sentenced to one year in federal prison and ordered to pay a $250,000 fine for bribing a northeastern Pennsylvania school board member. Michael Pasonick was sentenced Friday in Scranton. More...

Police Seek Motive In Pittsburgh Clinic Shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Investigators are still trying to determine what prompted a shooting rampage inside a Pittsburgh psychiatric clinic that left one dead and six wounded before the gunman died in a gunfight with police. 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: Jeremy D. Peters and Marie L. More...

FR Student To Revamp Fire Truck For Sr. Project

Skyler DeShong, a junior firefighter at Hustontown and a senior at Forbes Road High School, has chosen to raise money to refurbish a 1949 Ford firetruck owned by the fire department for his senior pr More...

Commissioners Hear Conservation District Highlights

Approve 2012 CDBG allocations

Seleen Shives, director of the Fulton County Conservation District, sat down with the Fulton County commissioners Tuesday afternoon for her monthly overview of her organization’s activities and achievements. More...

Former Resident Acquitted Of Child Sex Offenses

Curtis Bryner to return to Albion SCI on unrelated offenses

A former Needmore man was found not guilty last week of criminal allegations he assaulted and exposed himself to a young boy several times over a 10-year time frame. More...

Body Of Missing Kayaker Found

HOLTWOOD, Pa. (AP) – Officials say a body found in the Susquehanna River is that of a central Pennsylvania man who disappeared while kayaking with a friend in late January. More...

Brush Fire Burns 30 Acres At Pa.’s Horseshoe Curve

Pa. (AP) – Emergency crews say a brush fire claimed about 30 acres near the Horseshoe Curve National Historic Center near Altoona. The Altoona Mirror reports Sunday’s fire was reported about 2 p.m. More...

Cards Of Thanks

WINSLOW We would like to say thank you to all who have touchd our lives during our time of loss. Thank you to our friends and family for your many acts of kindness. It was all greatly appreciated. More...

Woman Who Faked Cancer To Avoid Jail Sentenced

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia woman who faked having cancer to avoid reporting to prison has been ordered to spend nearly five years behind bars for obstruction and fraud committed during her medical scam. More...

Tortoise Found After 4 Days On The Lam

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – A wayward tortoise is safe at his central Pennsylvania home after giving his owners a shell of a scare. Police say the nearly 40- pound tortoise was found several blocks from his Derry Township home on Thursday. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, March 19: chicken fajitas or steak fajitas, steamed mixed veggies, flavored applesauce, choice of milk. Tuesday, March 20: cheeseburger on a bun, hot dog bar, baked beans, flavored applesauce, choice of milk. More...

Pa. Clinic Rampage Victims In Fair, Good Condition

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Officials in western Pennsylvania say the four people still hospitalized after a shooting rampage at a psychiatric in clinic in Pittsburgh remain in fair or good condition. More...

Wind Gusts Force Down Small Airplane

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) – Allegheny County Airport has reopened after wind gusts pushed a small plane off the runway. More...

Komodo Dragon Dies In Surgery At Pittsburgh Aoo

PITTSBURGH (AP) – An 18-year-old Komodo dragon has died during surgery at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium to correct a partial bowel obstruction. More...