February 6, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Wells Tannery Man Pens First Book

Christian fiction book “The Jesus Rock” a hit with local residents

NEWS EDITOR A technical writer by trade, Wells Tannery resident Dana Ford has always possessed the gift of prose. More...

National and State Briefs

Lizard No Longer Threatened LOS ANGELES (AP) – Wildlife officials say a tiny lizard found on three of Southern California’s Channel Islands is no longer threatened. The U.S. More...

Financial Solutions

“Dont put all your eggs in one basket.” If this everyday piece of advice comes to mind when thinking about your investments, then you may already understand the importance of a diversified portfolio. More...

Franklin Financial Reports Drop In Fourth-Quarter Net Income

Franklin Financial Services Corp., the bank holding company of F&M Trust, reported earnings of $5,365,000 for 2012 compared to 2011 earnings of $6,569,000, a decrease of 18.3 percent. More...

Glitch In Gun-permit System Fixed

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police say a glitch in the state computer system that handles applications for concealed weapon permits is fixed. More...

Judge Won’t Dismiss Murder Charges Against PA Man

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal judge who ordered the release of a man convicted of a double murder more than 3-1/2 decades ago has refused to formally dismiss the state charges against him. More...

Marriage License

Tony Eugene Taylor, 34, Warfordsburg, and Carrie Anne Bradley, 36, Warfordsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Hills Take “News” To California

Herman and Verla Hill of Needmore, along with their recent copy of The Fulton County News, are pictured along the historic Pacific Coast Highway 101 in Oceanside, Calif. More...

Firewood Cutting Permits Available At Cowans Gap

Firewood cutting permits are available at Cowans Gap State Park on a first-comefirst served base. A permit must be obtained at the park office prior to cutting within the park boundary. The cost per cord of wood is $15. More...

Education Politics Will Be Key In Corbett’s Plans

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The plight of Pennsylvania's public schools will dominate many of the Legislature's debates this spring as the politics of education grows increasingly volatile. More...

Older Worker Employment Opportunities Now Available

The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is currently accepting applications. More...

Let Free File Do The Hard Work For You

Taxes can be taxing. But, you don’t have to be a tax expert to prepare your federal tax return. Using IRS Free File, you can prepare and efile your federal taxes on brand-name software for free. More...

Physician Offices Test Electronic Technology Systems To Receive Incentive Payments Secrets For Stress-Free Homemade Family Dinners

One month ahead of the deadline, Dr. Sharon Martin and Fulton County Medical Center’s family practice physician, Dr. More...

Corbett Pledges Level Aid For Pa. Universities

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

Energy Industry Develops Nontoxic Fracking Fluids

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – The oil and gas industry is trying to ease environmental concerns by developing nontoxic fluids for the drilling process known as fracking, but it's not clear whether the new product will be widely embraced by More...

Hunters Bag 58 Coyotes In Northeastern Pa. Hunt

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. (AP) – Hunters have bagged 58 coyotes during an annual hunt in northeastern Pennsylvania. Organizers say 841 hunters participated in the Northeastern Regional Coyote Hunt, which ended Sunday and is in its 13th year. More...

Death Penalty Trial Set In Pa. Torture-killing

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Opening statements are set in the death penalty trial of a man charged with instigating the torture killing of a mentally disabled western Pennsylvania woman in February 2010. More...

Judges Charged With Philly Traffic Ticket Fixing

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Get caught speeding? Running a red light? Leaving the scene of an accident? For years, it was no problem, authorities say _ so long as you were in Philadelphia and knew the right people. More...

Police Probe Man’s Death At Bus Stop

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Erie police and the county coroner are trying to determine how a middle-aged man died in a bus stop shelter. More...

Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Early Spring

ASSOCIATED PRESS PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) – An end to winter’s bitter cold will come soon, according to Pennsylvania’s famous groundhog . More...

Sandy’s Wake Leaves Shore Birds In Dire Straits

ASSOCIATED PRESS When red knots descend on the beaches of Delaware Bay this spring famished from their marathon flight toward the Canadian Arctic from the tip of South America, the rosy-breasted shorebirds may find slim pickings instead of the feast More...

Goodbye Barney: Thousands Mourn Bush’s Terrier

DALLAS (AP) – Thousands have offered their condolences via Facebook over the death of Barney, President George W. Bush’s beloved black Scottish terrier. More...

Search Completed In Probe At PA Funeral Home

CONESTOGA, Pa. (AP) – Investigators say they’ve completed their search at a Pennsylvania funeral home where the owner faces charges over four decomposing bodies. More...

Ex-law Clerk, Others To Testify In Melvin Trial

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – A judge has rejected a request for a mistrial by the defense attorneys for suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin. More...

FR Elementary Honor Roll

Second Marking Period Grade one: *Brenna Snyder, *Carlee Drenning, *Cole Zenoble, *Gracie Foster, *Nolan Mellott, *Regan Henry, *Taylor Small, *Zachary Everhart, Lexi Buterbaugh, Daven Oakman, Ellis Taylor, * Camryn Horne, * Sarah Lynn, *Rosalyn Reme More...

Liberty Bell’s Twin, Gift From UK, Is On The Move

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The iconic Liberty Bell’s latter day twin, bestowed to the city as a bicentennial gift from Britain, was removed from its hulking tower at a defunct visitors center on Thursday and placed in storage. More...

Activist Possibly Killed Over Pot Beef

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) – Police say a 19-yearold man jailed on charges he killed a Pittsburgh-area community activist has told a witness the slaying happened after the victim had a dispute with his alleged attacker over marijuana. More...

Judge Pleads Guilty To Dismissing Own Traffic Tickets

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A suspended central Pennsylvania judge has acknowledged dismissing traffic citations against her own car as part of an agreement with prosecutors that reduces the most serious charges and dismisses others. More...

PA Cattle Inventory Unchanged

Pennsylvania farmers had 1,610,000 cattle and calves on hand on January 1, 2013, unchanged from January 1, 2012, according to the Pennsylvania field office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). More...

SF Honor Roll

Second Marking Period Distinguished Honors Grade four: Levi Barnard, Julia Barnhart, Rachel Bradshaw, Carson Elbin, Kyrsten Golden, Jillian Hiller, Hailey Mellott. More...

Teen Death Spurs Probe Of Underground Fraternities

THE EXPRESS-TIMES EASTON, Pa. (AP) – The springtime death of Lafayette College freshman Everett Glenn could lead the college to make major reforms in policies dealing with underground fraternities. More...

New Restaurant Opens In Breezewood

Breezewood is now the home of the ultimate sports haven – Your Game Bar And Grille. More...

Shippensburg University Graduates

The following students were named to the commencement list for the fall 2012 term at Shippensburg University: Amanda V. Alisea, Mc- Connellsburg, Bachelor of Arts. Chance Carbaugh, Mc- Connellsburg, Bachelor of Science. More...

Graduates

Marine Corps Pvt. Eric S. Shives, son of Crystal L. and Robert A. Bussard of Needmore, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. More...

Dental Health Matters For Pets Too

There’s a good reason that one of the first things we teach children is proper tooth brushing technique. Dental health is crucial for overall health. And you may not think about it as often, but pets also require regular dental care. More...

This Valentine’s Day – Can Improving Your Finances Improve Your Romance?

Talking about money can be difficult. More...

Weather-predicting Groundhog Sees Early Spring

ASSOCIATED PRESS PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pennsylvania (AP) – An end to winter's bitter cold will come soon, according to Pennsylvania's famous prognosticating groundhog. More...

Girl Scout Pine Wood Derby Held

Twenty-seven Girl Scouts from across Fulton County had a great time Saturday, racing cars they designed and painted themselves, at the fourth annual Girl Scout Dderby held at Cito Methodist Church. More...

Toddler Accidentally Drowns In Pa. Bathtub

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania coroner says a toddler found dead in a bathtub accidentally drowned. More...

DEEDS RECORDED

Edith G. Miller by Alice A. Forker and Russell H. Miller to Jeremy L. Snyder and Rebecca M. McMath in Taylor Township, $ 1,200 in tax stamps. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. by Daniel A. McGovern to Hervey P. Hann and Sandra K. More...

Pa. Reports Air Pollution From Shale Gas Industry

ASSOCIATED PRESS Pennsylvania's shale gas industry was responsible for about 4 percent of the total air pollution emitted by all industrial facilities in 2011, according to a first-ever inventory taken by state environmental regulators. More...