December 6, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Shuster To Lead Transportation Committee

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – U.S. Rep. More...

Salvation Army Rings In Red Kettle Campaign

Fulton County’s Red Kettle Campaign for the Salvation Army got under way Monday afternoon outside the Save-A-Lot with some help from volunteer bell ringers Jane Lininger, left, and Delores Chri More...

Mother Of Boy Mauled at Zoo Won’t Be Charged

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – The mother of a 2-year-old boy who was mauled to death after falling into an exhibit of wild African dogs won’t be prosecuted, but authorities are still investigating the zoo for possible criminal neglig More...

Man Guilty In Rape-Murder- Arson Attack On Pa. Clan

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia man faces life in prison for the rape, murder and arson attack on members of his ex- girlfriend’s family. More...

Disbarred W.Pa. Lawyer Charged In Felony Thefts

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A disbarred Pennsylvania attorney faces felony theft charges after allegations that he kept restitution money from his clients instead of handing it over to the court. Forty-four-year-old Nicholas Timperio Jr. More...

Hunter Finds Skeletal Human Remains

MERCER, Pa. (AP) – An investigation is under way after a hunter finds human remains in northwestern Pennsylvania. State police said the hunter made the discovery around 8 a.m. More...

Pa. Hunter Charged With Firing Into Home

SEWICKLEY, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man said he is lucky to be alive after a blast from a hunter's shotgun tore through his home and nearly hit him. More...

PennDOT Offers All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Tips

PennDOT reminds riders that operating all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on roadways not designated for their use is illegal in Pennsylvania, and advised ATV riders to use caution while riding. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Monday, December 10: assorted cereal or assorted yogurt cups, toast with spreads, fruit or juice, milk. Tuesday, December 11: assorted cereal or pancakes with syrup, toast with spreads, fruit or juice, milk. More...

Wilson College Postpones Vote On Admitting Men

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Trustees at Wilson College in Chambersburg have postponed a decision on whether to convert the school to a fully coeducational institution. More...

Bankruptcy Could Return To The Table In Harrisburg

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania state law barring its debt-ridden capital city from seeking federal bankruptcy protection is expiring and that prospect could emerge again in talks with creditors. More...

Ways To Make Your Home Festive This Season

Though one of the best parts of winter is getting out of the cool, crisp air and into the cozy, comfort of your home, trendsetting crafters are bringing the beauty of nature inside their houses when decorating for the holidays this year. More...

Girl Scouts Donate Fall Festival Winnings To Help Needy Children

Brownie Troop #80405 participated in the Fulton Fall Folk Festival parade and won first place with its float themed “Women’s Roles Through the Century.” Each girl used the winnings to fill and wrap a shoebox for Samaritan’s Pu More...

Great Ideas For Holiday Sweets And Treats

Everything tastes better when it’s fresh and made with love – and the holidays are the perfect time to try your hand at making homemade candy. Creating your own candy treats is easier than most people realize. More...

PASR Presents Mock Check To Commissioners

Representatives of the Fulton County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) presented a mock check to the Fulton County commissioners. The state organization represents about 30,000 retired Pennsylvania school employees. 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: Donald S. Strait and Charlotte A. More...

Health Career Awareness Week Brings Event To Fulton County

A Health Career Fair was held on November 8, 2012, in honor of Health Career Awareness Week. More...

Tree Of Love Ceremony Dec. 9

Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary is getting ready to hang angels on the Tree of Love for this year’s ceremony, Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 3 p.m. in the main lobby. More...

Boynton Honored For Federal Service

Gen. Ray Johns, commander Air Mobility Command, recently recognized Sharon Boynton for 40 years of federal service. Along with an official certificate, Gen. More...

Pa. Pension Cuts Would Apply To All

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

McGarvey Honored By Rotary Club

Cooper McGarvey was named Chambersburg Rotary Club Student of the Month for October. McGarvey attends Chambersburg High School and is a senior. She ranks 28th in her class with a grade point averag eof 4.297. More...

Man Twice Tries To Break Into Judge’s Office

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania are looking for a man caught twice on surveillance video trying to break into a judge’s office. More...

Losing Pa. DA Candidate Sues Over Web Site Slams

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – A Democrat attorney who lost last year’s election for district attorney is suing the southwestern Pennsylvania county’s former drug task force leader for creating a Web site that criticized the attorney. More...

Man Allegedly Poached Deer In CWD Area

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a central Pennsylvania man illegally killed three deer in an area with special hunting restrictions related to a deadly neurological disease. More...

Deer Get Onto Racetrack, Announcer Plays Along

WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania (AP) – Spectators who came to watch horses at a western Pennsylvania racetrack got a surprise this week when three deer got onto the course first and beat the horses to racing. More...

Preliminary Four-Day Bear Harvest Results

Four days of the statewide four-day bear season have produced a preliminary harvest of 2,639 bears, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission check station reports filed last week. More...

Fendlay Receives Edward Jones’ Eagle Award

Edward Jones financial advisor Erica Fendlay, of Fulton County, Pa., recently received the firm’s Eagle Award for her “clear vision of both client and business goals” over the past year. More...

Financial Focus

Should You Prepare For “Fiscal Cliff"?

As an investor, you can sometimes feel you’re at the mercy of forces beyond your control. More...

FCMC Cardiologist Visits Senior Centers

Fulton County Medical Center cardiologist Jeffery Mandak visited all three area senior centers as part of an awareness campaign on the risk factors for heart disease and on the use of automated external defibrillators or AED’s. More...

Great Holiday Gift Ideas For The Men In Your Life

Holiday shopping is not always easy, especially when you place a premium on giving your loved one the perfect present. But this year, don’t let shopping for the men in your life stress you out. More...

Whooping Cough On the Rise: How To Protect Your Family

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highlycontagious and vaccine-preventable disease that has made a startling comeback across the country. It is currently responsible for causing the worst epidemic the U.S. More...

Sitting Too Long Is Bad For Your Health

Whether you have a desk job or otherwise sedentary lifestyle, prolonged periods of sitting may be unavoidable for you. Chances are you are sitting as you read this article. More...

Corbett Talks Bipartisanship; Dems Wait For Proof

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Republican Gov. More...

Ex-Pa. Lawmaker Mellow Gets 16 Months In Prison

ASSOCIATED PRESS SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Robert Mellow, a former leader of Pennsylvania's Senate Democrats whose portrait hangs in the state Capitol, was sentenced Friday to 16 months in prison on public corruption charges. More...

Hotel’s Sudden Closing Generates Questions

CENTRE DAILY TIMES PHILIPSBURG, Pa. (AP) – What a difference a year makes. More...

Central Pa. GOP Lawmaker Tells Newspaper He Is Gay

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) – A state lawmaker from central Pennsylvania has come out as gay in an interview with his local newspaper. Republican Rep. More...