August 2, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Russian Roulette Death Could Be Tried As Homicide

EVERETT, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania prosecutor says he’s considering more serious charges against a teen accused in a friend’s Russian roulette death at a sleepover last week. More...

Man With Local Ties Coaches U.S. Swim Team

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games began Friday in London with a remarkable opening ceremony that delighted its worldwide audience of more than a billion, the largest Summer Olympic Games viewing audience ever. More...

Modern Woodmen Youths Visit Senor Center

Kids from the local Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club recently experienced and strengthened relationships with their elders. Through the Sharing With Seniors Program the kids played bingo with senior citizens from the center. More...

Cowans Gap To Hold Summer Programs

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following upcoming programs:. National Exercise with Your Child Week: August 5-11. More...

Eastern Pa. Sinkhole Prompts Evacuations

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Several dozen people in eastern Pennsylvania have been forced to find new homes at least temporarily after a sinkhole opened under their street. Officials in Allentown said the hole spotted by a resident at about 1 p.m. More...

3 Shot Dead In Quincy; Girl Taken, Found Safe

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Storms Spawned Tornado In Pa.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Meteorologists have confirmed a tornado touched down in northern Pennsylvania during powerful storms that knocked out power to thousands statewide. More...

Man Will Repay Misbegotten Bank Money

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) – A Philadelphia-area man who allegedly spent more than $67,000 deposited into his bank account in error will apply for admission to a program for first-time offenders. More...

SF Homeroom Assignments

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Penn State President: School Is Covered For Lawsuits

WASHINGTON (AP) – Penn State is adequately covered to handle lawsuits stemming from the sexual abuse scandal that has enveloped the campus, its president said, repeating that the university hopes to settle many of them “as quickly as poss More...

Health Center Week August 5-11

Tri-State Community Health Center will celebrate National Health Center Week August 5-11, 2012, to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers. More...

Jury Commissioners Elect State Officers

The Pennsylvania State Association of Jury Commissioners elected Larry Thompson of Butler County to a full term as president of the organization. Thompson has led the organization since early this year when the previous president resigned. More...

S. Fulton Fills Multiple Vacancies

Seeking bids for use of old elementary

The Southern Fulton School Board opened up its meeting in much the same way it ended last Tuesday night – with an executive session. More...

SFSD Receives Praise, Criticism

The Southern Fulton School District received praise as well as criticism last Tuesday evening as part of the board’s public comment period. More...

Jobless Rate Up .2 Percent

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New PennDOT Contract Saves Millions, Maintains Environmental Stewardship

A recently negotiated contract for vehicle emissions and safety inspection station management services will save the state approximately $1 million annually and could save vehicle owners nearly $5.5 million. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: swiss steak, mashed potatoes, waxed beans, wheat bread, peaches. Tuesday: chicken strips, baked beans, coleslaw, wheat bread, jello, barbecue sauce. More...

Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Married on June 14, 1952, Ernest and Gloria Jean Shives celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 9, 2012, at Hancock United Methodist Church with 125 family and friends. More...

Pa. Hotel Evacuated After Suspected Meth Lab Found

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Several hundred guests were evacuated from a Philadelphia hotel after authorities found volatile chemicals that they said appear to have been part of a portable methamphetamine lab. More...

Woman Killed By Tree As Pa. Storms Cut Power

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities say a woman has been killed by a tree felled by powerful storms that left tens of thousands of customers without power throughout Pennsylvania. More...

Utility Co. Won’t Pay For Electrocuted Cows

BOYERS, Pa. (AP) – A utility company won't pay for three cows electrocuted by a downed power line in western Pennsylvania earlier this month. More...

Man Set Afire In Robbery Dies In PA Burn Center

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man who was robbed and then set on fire in his garage a week ago has died at a Pittsburgh burn center. More...