April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Local Woman Gets State Time For Drug Charges

A McConnellsburg woman was led away by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday to begin what will be a multi-year prison sentence on drug-related charges. More...

Fundraiser To Be Held For Burn Victim

Sandwich sale for Don Duncan

Touted by media in the state of Indiana as a “Good Samaritan, Samaritan,” Mc- Connellsburg resident Don Duncan remains hospitalized several weeks after a horrific accident along Interstate 80. More...

FR Lions Club News

Approximately 175 children participated in Forbes Road Lions’ annual Easter egg hunt April 7. Thanks to all kids and parents for their cooperation and 31 Lion members who helped in making this event a success. More...

Tuna Linked To Poisoning

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government says a yellowfin tuna product used to make dishes like sushi and sashimi sold at restaurants and grocery stores has been linked with an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened more than 100 people in 20 states More...

Call Of The Criminal Trial List Held

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over call of the criminal trial list held on Tuesday, April 10, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Valley Rural Electric Co-op Meeting Draws About 900 Consumers

About 900 consumers attended the 2012 Valley Rural Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting, held 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Huntingdon Area High School. More...

2 Fallen Philly Firefighters Honored In Services

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Mayor Michael Nutter says Philadelphia is “a city in pain” because of the loss of two firefighters killed while battling a massive warehouse blaze earlier in the week. More...

FCMC’S Diabetes Education Issues Tips On Medicare Part B Coverage

The Fulton County Medical Center Diabetes Education Department is releasing a series of helpful tips regarding diabetes and important information you need to know. More...

Heated Primary Battles In PA Congressional Races

PITTSBURGH (AP) – In November Republicans and Democrats will battle for control of Congress, but the biggest fights in Pennsylvania's April 24 primary are among members of the same political party. More...

Easter Bunny Big Hit At Better Days Thrift Store

The Easter Bunny visited Better Days Animal League’s Thrift Store on April 7 to the delight of scores of area children. More...

Judge: U.S Boy Killed Dad’s Pregnant Fiancee At 11

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A boy who was 11 when he was accused of killing his father's pregnant fiancee and her unborn son was found guilty Friday of their 2009 shotgun slayings. More...

Murray Pleads Guilty To Child Endangerment

To be sentenced June 12

A Fulton County woman arrested after her 2-year-old daughter was hospitalized with serious injuries pleaded guilty to child endangerment last week. More...

GOP Gathers For Spring Dinner

Bonnie Mellott Keefer honored by fellow party members

County Republicans kicked off their annual spring banquet Friday night at the Hustontown Firehall by honoring one of their own. More...

FR Addresses Personnel Matters

Hears various updates from administration

The Forbes Road School District Board of Directors’ agenda for its April meeting included personnel actions as well as other routine business. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center menu is as follows: Monday: spaghetti, meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, jello. Tuesday: roast pork, mashed potatoes, carrots, rye bread, cookies. More...

SF Students To Hold Arts Festival

On Saturday April 28, 2012, Southern Fulton School District will hold its annual student art exhibit and Arts Festival. More...

Prof. Gets 7 Years In Mom/ Girl Sex Sting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A former Rider University professor has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison stemming from an online sex sting. More...

Safe Kids Week April 22-28

Children have high rates of emergency room visits related to sports injuries every year, and Fulton County Center for families wants to reduce this statistic through educating not only the kids but also the parents. More...

Gambling Produces $783M For Tax Relief

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett's top budget adviser says nearly $783 million in gambling proceeds are available for tax relief this year. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, April 23: chicken fajitas or steak fajitas, steamed mixed veggie, flavored applesauce, choice of milk. Tuesday, April 24: cheeseburger on a bun, hot dog bar, baked beans, flavored applesauce, choice of milk. More...

Highlights Of PA’s New Voter-ID Law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Highlights of Pennsylvania's new voter-identification law, which will be fully in effect for the Nov. More...

Mild Winter Leaves Pa. With Huge Salt Stockpiles

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Communities that struggled with road salt shortages during recent harsh winters that sent demand and prices soaring are now dealing with the opposite problem – huge stockpiles of the material following an unusually mild More...

Work Begins On Trails In Pa.’s Allegheny Forest

WARREN, Pa. ( AP) – Construction has begun on 38 miles of horse trails in the Allegheny National Forest in northwestern Pennsylvania. The Titusville Herald reports the work will last through December. More...

Drug Death Leads To Charge For Pa. Senator’s Son

QUARRYVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania state senator says his 20-year-old son is in counseling, a day after he was charged with a felony drug offense for allegedly giving another man Vicodin two days before he died of an overdose. More...