July 18, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Summer Youth Employment Program Kicks Off

Employment and Training Services of Fulton County recently kicked off its 2013 Summer Youth Employment Program. Currently six youths are participating in the program. More...

FCMC Foundation Scholarships Given To Nine Students

Nine area students, who plan to pursue or are pursuing healthcare careers were awarded scholarships from the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation. More...

Customers To Receive Snowmobile, ATV Renewals Faster

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. More...

Call Of The Criminal Trial List Held July 9

Senior Judge John R. Walker of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over call of the criminal trial list held Tuesday, July 9, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Western Pa. Homes Evacuated After Ground Shifts

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Residents of several homes in a Pittsburgh-area borough were evacuated after the buildings began shifting on their foundations. More...

Radioactive Waste Rejected By Pa. Hauled Yo Idaho

WEST NEWTON, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says containers of radioactive drilling waste rejected by a southwestern Pennsylvania landfill have been hauled to a U.S. Ecology site in Idaho for safe disposal. More...

PennDOT Receives Geographic Information Award

PennDOT’s modernized field data collection process recently received an international achievement award for its innovative use of geographic information system technology. More...

New PennDOT Videos Aim To Educate PA On Pedestrian Safety

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch has announced that the department has produced four new videos aimed at educating children, motorists and parents about pedestrian safety. More...

Mic & Jam Night Planned For Saturday

The next Mic & Jam Night will be this Saturday night, featuring Grant Souders, pictured above, and the Silver Creek Band. The gym and kitchen open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 5 p.m. Come and enjoy the music. More...

“Boeing Boeing” Brings Swinging Sixties Era Of Mad Men At Totem Pole Playhouse

Departing July 23 from Fayetteville, for a non-stop flight back to the swinging era of jet-setters, martinis and scintillating mayhem in the early 1960s is Totem Pole Playhouse’s production of the classic Tony and Olivier Award-winning bedroom More...

Pa. Woman Dies In Cliff Fall While Looking For Dog

BALA CYNWYD, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a missing woman was found dead at the bottom of a cliff in a suburban Philadelphia park, where she apparently fell as she searched for her runaway dog. More...

Philly Unveils Plan To Reduce High Poverty Rate

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Officials unveiled a comprehensive plan Thursday to reduce Philadelphia’s extremely high 28 percent poverty rate, which they depicted as a persistent and intergenerational problem with impacts far beyond the neighborho More...

Sleepy Pa. Mom Jailed After Toddler Found In Road

HOOKSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on child endangerment charges after police say her 2-yearold daughter was twice found on the road near the woman’s home. More...

Cash-starved Pa. City To Sell Wild West Artifacts

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Fired Pa. Guard Gets 45 Days For Freezing Shackles

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) – A fired guard must spend 45 days in jail for placing freezing shackles on a female inmate after she previously complained about how cold the metal restraints could be. More...

PSU Trustees Approve $4.42B Budget, Tuition Hikes

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Penn State’s Board of Trustees has approved a $4.42 billion budget and tuition increases averaging about 2.8 percent for all students. The board is meeting at Penn State’s Fayette campus in Uniontown. More...

Family’s Flight From Gettysburg Battle Recounted

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Regarded as a key Civil War event, the Battle of Gettysburg raged during the first three days of July 1863. More...

Buchanan Trail Sporters Hosts Grand Reopening

Expanded selection of firearms and sporting goods

Since first setting up shop in the rear of M&M Electronics almost four years ago, Buchanan Trail Sporters LLC has established a solid reputation for offering good prices, good firearms and good customer service. More...

Allentown Firefighters Douse Blaze – On Own Firetruck

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Firefighters in Allentown had an extra challenge while responding to a house fire over the weekend: They first had to douse a blaze on their own truck. More...

Alumni & Friends Hold Car Show

On Saturday, July 13, at the alumni community center, Mc- Connellsburg Alumni & Friends Association held its fourth annual car show/yard and bazaar sale. More...

Waitress Hit By Stray Bullet While Working

MARTINS CREEK, Pa. ( AP) – Police in eastern Pennsylvania say a waitress is lucky to be alive after she was struck in the back by a stray bullet while on the job. More...

Public Input Requested Through PennDOT

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) are seeking the public’s input on traveler information through a brief online survey, accessible at www.511PA.com and www.paturnpike.com. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following upcoming public programs: More...

Auction Of Old West Artifacts To Be Held In PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Thousands of Old West artifacts will be sold in Harrisburg at an auction that could produce millions in badly needed revenue for the cashstrapped state capital. More...

Binder Recognized As Top Realtor

Caroline Binder of Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA was recently recognized as agent of the month for June in the Greencastle office. The award is given based on listings taken, listings sold and sales made. Binder joined the company in 2012. More...

PennDOT, Police Kick Off Aggressive- Driving Enforcement

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police have joined together to announce a five-day Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (HEAT) initiative on Pennsylvania’s U.S. 30 corridor from the Ohio border to New Jersey border. More...

SADD Donates To Alumni Building

McConnellsburg High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) during the 2012 Snowball raised $953 for the alumni community building. More...

Corbett OKs Bill Strengthening Gas Driller Rights

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is defending legislation that an oil and gas royalty owners group said undermines some landowners’ negotiating rights when dealing with Marcellus Shale drilling companies. More...

Construction Halted On $75M VA Outpatient Center

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) – The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday that it has halted construction on a $75 million outpatient center in western Pennsylvania while they investigate the main contractor. More...

Hundreds In Philly Protest Zimmerman Verdict

Hundreds of people marched peacefully through downtown Philadelphia on Sunday to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the February 2012 shooting death of unarmed 17-yearold Trayvon Martin. Philadelphia Police Lt. More...

Clerk With Gun Thwarts Pa. Suspect With BB Gun

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) – Police say a western Pennsylvania store clerk with a real gun thwarted a robbery by a suspect armed only with a BB-pistol. More...

Philly Mob Underboss Gets Over 15 Years In Prison

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A federal judge sentenced a Philadelphia mob underboss to more than 15 years in prison for racketeering, while calling him gregarious and intelligent, and musing on why he never put those talents toward a legitimate career . More...