October 24, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

County Eyeing 2013 Budget Figures

NEWS EDITOR The Fulton County commissioners and business manager Tim Stanton continued their overview of the 2013 budget on Tuesday, specifically looking at numbers that have not been locked into the proposed document such as certain maintenance expe More...

Md. Man Guilty In Child Sex Case

NEWS EDITOR An Essex, Md., man entered a guilty plea last Tuesday after facing allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old girl. More...

Sorority Donates To Cancer Society

Southern Fulton High School students presented a musical production of “Happy Days” for two evening performances October 19 and 20. More...

Pa. Meningitis Probe Extends To 150 Facilities

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State health officials say an investigation related to a deadly meningitis outbreak now includes more than 150 facilities in Pennsylvania. More...

Judge Meyers Presides Over September 16 Court Session

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, September 16. More...

McConnellsburg FFA’s Festival Activities A Big Hit

Members of Mc- Connellsburg FFA were busy Friday and Saturday during the Fulton Fall Festival entertaining children of all ages with their petting zoo and other activities. More...

Marcellus Reserves Larger Than Expected

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – There's been plenty of debate over the Marcellus Shale natural gas field, but new research adds a twist that could impact political and environmental battles. More...

Costumed Girl Mistaken For Skunk, Shot

FREEDOM, Pennsylvania (AP) – Police say a costumed 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot outside a western Pennsylvania home during a Halloween party by a relative who thought she was a skunk. More...

Post-Gazette, Patriot-News Endorse US Sen. Casey

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The editorial boards of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Patriot-News of Harrisburg are endorsing Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey for a second term. More...

SUV Hauling Trailer Hits Pa. Bridge, Killing 2

FREDERICKSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Police say a sport utility vehicle hauling a trailer crashed into a bridge abutment in central Pennsylvania, killing two people. More...

School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Elementary Lunch Monday, October 29: cheeseburger on a bun or crispy chicken salad, ovenready tater tots, fresh celery sticks, choice of fruit, choice of milk. More...

FFFF Quilt Show Winners

Karen Witmer of BurntCabins won the raffle quilt.Hand Pieced, Hand QuiltedFirst – Suzanne Hockensmith, Wells Tannery.Machine Pieced,Hand QuiltedFirst – Karen Witmer, alsoMildred Leo Award for Best More...

Altoona Abduction Try Was Really Purse-snatching

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – Police say an incident they thought was an abduction attempt outside a central Pennsylvania junior high school was actually a failed purse-snatching. More...

National Geographic To Auction Part Of Its Archive

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – The National Geographic Society is selling parts of its massive archive of world exploration for the first time, offering 240 pieces spanning from the late 1800s to the present at an auction expected to bring in More...

JLG Donates To Fulton County Food Basket

JLG Industries representative Lesley Brechbiel on Monday made nonperishable food and monetary donations to Fulton County Food Basket. More...

Baby Kangaroo Now On Exhibit At Boston Zoo

Associated Press BOSTON (AP) – A joey has started peeking out of its mama's pouch at Franklin Park Zoo, and officials say the baby red kangaroo is ready for visitors. More...

Health Careers Fair Set For October 30

Public, students invited to attend

Plans are being finalized for next Tuesday’s Health Careers Fair, a project arranged by Employment and Training Services of Fulton County and Fulton County Medical Center (FCMC) in hopes of educating youths and the general public on health-rela More...

Fall Festival Highlights

A large crowd watches as riding lawn mowers make their way up the Lincoln Way East parade route Saturday morning. More...

Maryland Woman Pleads In Attempted Murder Case

Sarah Sipes to be sentenced for aggravated assault

NEWS EDITOR A Hancock, Md., woman accused of shooting her boyfriend in the groin during a heated argument will be sentenced in December after having entered a no-contest-plea last week to aggravated assault. More...

Eichelberger To Hold Town Hall Meeting

Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. ( RBlair) will host a town hall meeting in Fulton County. These meetings are part of the senator’s effort to make state government accessible for all people in his district. More...

Financial Focus

“Scary” Investment Moves To Avoid

A presidential election is almost upon us. But if you have young children or grandchildren, you know what’s really important this week is Butterfingers, not ballots, and Pop Rocks, not the popular vote. More...

Documents Reveal Details Of Scout Abuse Cases

PITTSBURGH (AP) – New documents from a lawsuit over Boy Scout leaders who were suspected of sexually abusing children include at least 76 accused people from Pennsylvania. More...

Pa. Game Commission New Rules To Stop Deer Disease

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Game Commission has established new rules for hunters in parts of Adams and York counties as part of its response to the state's first case of a fatal deer disease. More...

Motorists Reminded To Watch For Fall Driving Hazards

With fall’s arrival, PennDOT is reminding motorists to use caution and be alert for seasonal travel hazards like sun glare, frosty mornings and wet leaves. More...

Tornado Confirmed On Pa. Pavilion Collapse

PARADISE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities have confirmed that it was a tornado that blew through central Pennsylvania and caused a pavilion to collapse at a park, injuring 15 people and causing millions of dollars damage. More...

Lawmakers Send Corbett Bill On Juvenile Sexting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A bill to create criminal penalties for minors who transmit nude or sexually explicit images of themselves or other youths passed both chambers of the Legislature on Wednesday and was sent to the governor. More...

Historical Society Honors Friction Brake Inventor

Dedicates new tombstone

Fulton County Historical Society members gathered Sunday at the St. More...

Judge: No Mining Rights Below Flight 93 Memorial

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal judge has sided with the U.S. government in ruling that a company does not have the right to mine coal beneath the Flight 93 National Memorial. More...

Liability Finding Denied In Pa. Festival Raid Suit

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal judge has denied an attorney's bid for a liability finding in a civil suit over the arrest of nearly two dozen people on drug charges at an outdoor music festival in western Pennsylvania three years ago. More...

Student Sues Over Sex Tape Suspension

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Pennsylvania high school student claims he was unfairly punished after a fellow student secretly recorded him having sex with his girlfriend in a Casablanca hotel during a school trip. More...

Wis. Woman: Rings Taken After Mom Died In Hospital

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) – A Manitowoc woman whose mother died at a hospital this month says six jeweled rings disappeared from her mom's fingers in the hours after her death. More...

Deeds

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: Abner L. More...

NY Wildlife Agency Adopts 5-year Plan For Bobcats

ALBANY, N.Y. More...