April 12, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Man Working On Pa. Property Killed By Falling Tree

EIGHTY-FOUR, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania coroner says a man working on his property was killed by a falling tree. Washington County Coroner Tim Warco says the accident happened on a wooded area of Somerset Township. More...

Police Probe Cause Of Trailer Fires

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) – State police are trying to figure out what started a fire that destroyed two neighboring mobile homes and a car parked nearby in western Pennsylvania. More...

Commonwealth Court To Hear Suit Against HB 1644

In January, the PA State Association of Jury Commissioners filed suit in Commonwealth Court opposing the empowerment of county commissioners to abolish the elected office of jury commissioner with a simple majority vote. More...

PennDOT Will Hold Outreach Session In Fulton County

Overview of this construction season and future projects

The 2012 Transportation Outreach meeting for Fulton County will be held Thursday, April 12, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Fulton County maintenance building, 22907 Great Cove Road, in McConnellsburg. More...

Sharer Set To Run In Beaver Stadium Run

Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fulton County management team member Tiea Sharer along with others will be sporting her sneakers for a good cause. More...

Judge Walsh Presides Over Court Session

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, April 3. More...

Outstanding Warrants

The Fulton County Sheriffís Office has issued a current list of outstanding warrants as of Tuesday, April 4. Arrest warrants have been issued for a variety of reasons, including failure to appear in court on criminal charges and nonsupport. More...

Jury Convicts Woman In Pa. Boiling Water Attack

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania woman has been convicted of participating in a boiling water attack on two sisters. More...

Secret Service Joins Somerset Counterfeiting Probe

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – The U.S. Secret Service has joined the investigation of two Dover, Del. women arrested last month on charges they tried to use counterfeit cash to buy electronics at a southwestern Pennsylvania Wal-Mart. More...

Motorcycle Deaths Up Since Pa. Relaxed Helmet Law

READING, Pa. (AP) – John Leinbach knows he might have died if he had not been wearing a helmet when he crashed his motorcycle years ago. The Oley man and his motorcycle slammed into a car after its drunk driver pulled in front of him. More...

Expert: Dog That Fatally Bit Newborn Not Dangerous

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) – A defense expert says the dog that fatally bit a newborn baby inside a Pittsburgh area home was playing, not attacking the child. More...

College ID Cards Fail Pennsylvania Voter ID Test

MUHLENBERG, Pa. (AP) – When Gov. Tom Corbett signed a law this month requiring voters to present photo ID at the polls in order to cast their ballots, it looked like college students got a break. 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: Robert F. Balthis to Marshall G. Millett and Karen A. More...

Record Turnout Expected For Penn St.Trustees Vote

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

Hundreds Mourn Slain NE Pa. Honors Student, 14

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – Hundreds have gathered in northeastern Pennsylvania to remember a 14-year-old honors student shot to death as he walked home from a youth sports center. More...

Two Firefighters Killed In Philly Warehouse Fire

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A massive fire at an abandoned warehouse claimed the lives of two Philadelphia firefighters after a wall collapsed inside an adjacent building where the two men were trying to halt the fire's progress, officials said Monday. More...

Trio Of Brush Fires Reported In Central Pa.

LOYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Fire officials say windy, dry conditions contributed to a trio of central Pennsylvania brush fires over the weekend. Two fires were reported in Perry County with a third reported in York County on Sunday. More...

Link Helps Senior Citizens, Disabled

A coordinated network of partnered agencies and organizations serving the aging and disabled was recently introduced to the community. More...

Historical Society Celebrations And Parade DVDs Available

Not content to let past centennial celebrations “fade into the sunset,” the Fulton County Historical Society has had selected past parades and celebrations transferred from video tapes to DVD's. More...

MES Character Counts Students Named

McConnellsburg Elementary School is continuing its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts, so each month a different character trait will be promoted. In March the character trait of responsibility was the focus. More...

Pa. Army Depot To Cut Up To 130 Contract Workers

TOBYHANNA, Pa. (AP) – An Army depot in eastern Pennsylvania has announced plans to cut as many as 130 contract workers over the next few months. More...

Boy Shot By Gun From Under Mom’s Pillow

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has shot himself in the chest in Philadelphia with a gun he found under his mother’s pillow. The shooting happened at around 7 p.m. More...

SF Holds Pennies For Patients Fundraiser

For three weeks in March, Southern Fulton High School students participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s School 7 Youth Program, Pennies for Patients. More...

PSU-Altoona Sorority Faces Attack Sanctions

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – The Penn State-Altoona campus has suspended a sorority after two members allegedly attacked a third woman in a dispute over a bottle of vodka at a party. More...

Driver Shot And Killed On Philly Expressway

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – State police are asking for help from the public in finding out who shot and killed a driver on a Philadelphia freeway on Easter. More...

School Lunch Menus

High School Lunch Monday, April 16: meatball sub w/cheese, chicken quesadilla flatbread, corn, mixed fruit, choice of milk. Tuesday, April 17: grilled cheese sandwich, tuna salad on wheat, tomato soup, strawberry gelatin w/topping, choice of milk. More...

Schools Sign “Spread The Word To End The R-Word” Pledge

Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fulton County was very pleased to see how the area schools rallied March 7, 2012, to Spread the Word to End the R-Word. All three school districts participated. More...