December 26, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

County Revisits Pike 2 Bike Development

Bid opening held for borough curb-cuts

After a multi-year hiatus, the topic of the Pike 2 Bike on the abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike that runs through northern Fulton County has again come to the attention of the Fulton County commissioners. More...

Man Faces Assault Charges

Preliminary hearing scheduled for December 31

A Greencastle man is tentatively slated to appear in Fulton County Central Court on Monday, December 31, for a preliminary hearing on allegations of sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old girl. More...

Red Cross Assisting Displaced Family

Volunteers with the American Red Cross assisted two adults who were displaced when their Mc- Connellsburg home’s fuse box overloaded Sunday morning, McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Pete Lynch reported. More...

PennDOT Reminds Travelers To Be Safe, Sober This Holiday Season

Police cracking down on impaired, aggressive drivers

With many people traveling through the holiday season, PennDOT urged motorists to travel safely and noted that police statewide are cracking down on impaired and aggressive drivers. More...

Dog Law Enforcement Office Cracks Down On Illegal Kennels In 2012

The Dog Law Enforcement Office continues to crack down on illegal kennels throughout the state, taking action against 37 kennels operating without a license. More...

Couple Fined By Townhouse Group Over Lights

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania couple has racked up $400 in homeowners association fines because they use bright, colored lights and statues to decorate their townhouse for Christmas. More...

Once-conjoined NY Twins Make Debut At Pa. Hospital

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – More than nine months after they were born joined at the lower chest and abdomen, twin girls made their public debut last Thursday at the hospital where they were separated. More...

“Secret Santa” Gives Away $200 At Western Pa. Mall

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) – A “secret Santa” has surprised two shoppers with $100 each in swiftly delivered Christmas cards at a western Pennsylvania mall. More...

Resolve To Save More Of Your Money In 2013

Two of the most commonly made and commonly broken New Year’s resolutions are saving money and paying off debt. These are promises we all seem to make to ourselves every year with every intention of seeing through. More...

Pa. Man Made Text Threat About Schools

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – Police say a northeastern Pennsylvania man sent a text message that referred to blowing up two high schools. More...

Surgery Solves Girl’s Seizure Disorder

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Seizures ruled Maddie Petersen's life from almost the moment she was born. 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: Gerald R. Strait and Carol A. Strait to Koby N. More...

How To Get A Job You Love In The New Year

The New Year is the perfect time to evaluate your career and take control of your professional life. And doing so may be easier than you think in today’s economy, where one-third of the American workforce is now comprised of freelancers. More...

Mic Night Held At Senior Center

Mic Night was held at Warfordsburg Senior Center December 8. The center was rocking with all kinds of good music and food. More...

WIN To Hold Women’s Event

On Saturday, January 12, 2013, a very unique women’s event, titled “Eat Sleep Run Grow ... Redefining Ourselves as Women,” will captivate the attention of Chambersburg and the surrounding areas. More...

Turnpike Work To Resume In Western Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A planned 13-mile extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in the southwestern corner of the state is back on the front burner, officials said Friday More...

Pa. Gun Sales Brisk Following Conn. Shootings

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvanians are lining up to buy firearms in the aftermath of the Connecticut elementary school massacre, but dealers say gun owners were already anxious over the potential for a gun-control crackdown. More...

Motive Sought In Pa. Slayings

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – The shooting of a man who went on a rampage in central Pennsylvania, killing two neighbors and a third person before wounding three state troopers during a gunbattle, was a justifiable homicide, authorities ru More...

Man Launches Cigarette Butt Recycling Effort

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – Conrad Kubiak, an environmentally conscious smoker, hates the sight of cigarette butts littering sidewalks, parking lots and roads. “It makes me sick,” he said. More...

Historical Society Volunteers Enjoy Tour

On a beautiful autumn day, Edie Coleman took some of her volunteers on a day trip in thanks for their hours spent manning the Fulton House Museum this past summer. The group first toured Hancock’s two Historical Society’s locations. More...

Sorority News

Xi Eta Lambda, McConnellsburg Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, was very busy the fourth quarter of this year. More...

Resolve To Quit Smoking In The New Year

It’s at the top of many New Year’s resolution lists – quitting smoking. In fact, 15 million people try to quit smoking cigarettes yearly. Only 5 percent succeed when they use no support or go cold turkey. More...

“Santa” Reunites NW Indiana Family With Blind Dog

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) – On Friday night one La Porte family got a very special message from Santa Claus. It was a letter regarding their little lost dog Lizzy, a blind rat terrier missing since mid-November. More...

Winter Storm Brings 8 Inches Of Snow To Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Weather officials say a winter storm has brought more than eight inches of snow to parts of western Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service says 8.3 inches was reported Saturday morning in Fayette County. More...

Top New Year’s Resolutions For Men’s Health

This year, millions of New Year’s resolutions will be made – and then broken soon after. But there is one resolution that all men should keep: to maintain a healthy lifestyle. More...

Vintage German Decoder To Be Displayed At Pitt

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Nicholas Rescher is a man of words and thought. More...

Ex-chief Dies After Struggle With Pa. Officers

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – A former police chief in suburban Pittsburgh has died after struggling with officers who were arresting him in another community. More...

Unexpected Shutdown Reported At U.S. Nuclear Plant

BERWICK, Pennsylvania (AP) – An energy company says it's trying to figure out why a central Pennsylvania nuclear power plant reactor shut down unexpectedly. PPL Corp. More...

1 Of 2 Former Altoona Cops To Plead In Bar Fight

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