September 12, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Police Reopen Case Against Former Hustontown Man

Dennis Thomas jailed in rape of juvenile

NEWS EDITOR Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg reopened a sex crime investigation late last month after new information was revealed by the juvenile victim. More...

Ride To Remember

Motorcycles head westbound up the Lincoln Highway Sunday afternoon for the first leg of the Vincent Carbaugh Memorial Ride. More...

Fall Session May Revive PA Transportation Debate

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: barbecue chicken breast, baked potato, green beans, wheat bread, cookies, juice. Tuesday: potato-crusted fish w/cheese, O’Brien potatoes, baked beans, bun, jello. More...

Seven Springs Buying Nearby Hidden Valley Resort

CHAMPION, Pa. (AP) – Seven Springs Mountain Resort in southwestern Pennsylvania will acquire a nearby resort that boasts ski trails and an 18-hole golf course. More...

Court Session Held

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, September 3, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Attain Dean’s List

Following is a list of area students who attained the list for the summer 2013 term at Penn State University: Shelby Brant, Waterfall, Mont Alto Elissa Colledge, Wells Tannery, Altoona Lisa Deshong, Harrisonville, University Park. More...

Rasp Wins At Path Valley

The fourth running of the Wes Scofield Memorial took place Friday night at Path Valley Speedway. Sixteen 4- Cylinder Thunder Car drivers signed in for their chance at the $500 payday for the winner. More...

Pa. Game Commission To Award 86 Elk Licenses

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s annual public drawing for dozens of coveted elk hunting licenses will take place Friday at Pennsylvania Game Commission headquarters in Harrisburg. More...

Off-duty Officer Involved In Pa. Bar Shooting

BLOOMFIELD, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say an off-duty Pittsburgh officer is being investigated in the fatal shooting of a 56-year-old man during a bar fight. The Tribune-Review says the officer is not being identified in the 2:30 a.m. More...

Seniors Ride Scenic Train

Last month, 27 seniors from Warfordsburg Senior Center traveled to Cumberland and boarded the Western Maryland Railroad. More...

Computer- Operated Car Transports Pa. Congressman

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania congressman caught a cutting-edge ride to the airport on Wednesday. Rep. More...

Girls Attend WNBA Game

Girls who participated in summer basketball league games and recreation gyms were invited to attend a WNBA game in Washington, D.C., July 31 between Washington Mystic and New York Liberty. More...

FOVA Gives Wheelchairs To Area Agency On Aging

FOVA Post 655 of McConnellsburg has presented two motorized wheelchairs to Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging. More...

State Seeks Halt To W. Pa Healthcare Ads

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Top state officials want the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and insurer Highmark, Inc. to stop a campaign of negative TV and media ads. More...

Teen Admits Going 150 mph In Street Race

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A southeastern Pennsylvania teenager says he was racing at speeds approaching 150 mph when he crashed with another teenager last March. More...

New War Of 1812 Stamp Commemorates Perry Victory

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – The U.S. Postal Service is commemorating a key victory in the War of 1812 with a new stamp. More...

Despite Deaths, Pa. River Rock Likely To Stay Put

(UNIONTOWN) HERALD-STANDARD OHIOPYLE, Pa. (AP) – The wild and wonderful Youghiogheny River has been a source of excitement for ages. Thousands of thrill-seekers and nature-lovers raft or kayak safely down the fast moving river each year. More...

Pa. Rep Told Gambling Suspect Of Complaint

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Court documents say a Pittsburgh-area state representative was caught on wiretap telling the suspected ringleader of an illegal gambling operation that he would sit on a complaint about the man’s video poker machines. More...

Meth Found Hidden In Picture Frames

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Customs officers found a kilogram of methamphetamine hidden in two large picture frames of religious artwork, according to a federal affidavit unsealed Friday. More...

New Healthcare Coverage Begins October 1

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Changes To Endangered Species Laws Proposed

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – State agencies, environmentalists and the federal government are raising alarms about proposed legislation in Pennsylvania that could significantly change the laws that protect threatened and endangered specie More...

PennDOT To Lower Weight Limit On One Fulton County Bridge

Effective Monday, Sept. 9, PennDOT lowered the weight limit on one bridge in Fulton County to slow down deterioration and preserve safety while funding for the repairs is uncertain. More...

Spider Prank Leads To Leno Appearance

Bill Barling of Needmore appears on “The Tonight Show”

NEWS EDITOR A spider prank gone viral resulted in an appearance on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno for a southern Fulton County man. More...

Alleged Heroin Dealer In Court

Beverly Delade pleads not guilty

NEWS EDITOR A Warfordsburg woman appeared in Fulton County Court of Common Pleas this week on allegations she sold heroin to a confidential informant. More...

Motor & Implement Sells Tractor To U.S. Interior Dept.

McConnellsburg Motor & Implement recently was awarded the contract for a new TYM tractor for the United States Department of Interior in Washington, D.C. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Menu Monday, September 16: English muffin w/spreads or assorted cereals w/ toast, assorted fruit juice, fruit or canned fruit. More...

3 People Burned In Food Tent At Pa. Festival

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – Three women serving Malaysian cuisine were burned Saturday in a cooking accident at a street festival in eastern Pennsylvania. More...

Pa. Post Office Employees Charged With ID Theft

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Two Philadelphia area U.S. Post Office employees have been arrested for allegedly stealing customers’ credit card numbers and using them to purchase goods. More...

Marriage License

Justin Lee Thomas, 32, McConnellsburg, and Georgie Mae Babcock, 33, McConnellsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1294- 1450 lbs.,$125 to $126.50; choice 2-3: 1284-1542 lbs., $122 to $124.50; select 2-3, 1072-1250 lbs., $116 to $118. More...

Ex-official Says Turnpike Should Be Under PennDOT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The recently retired inspector general at the Pennsylvania Turnpike believes it still has serious problems and should be put under the state Department of Transportation. More...

Penn State Football Facing Attendance Problem

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE STATE COLLEGE, Pa. 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: Sunday, September 22: 3 p.m., CCC Walk – Join the park naturalist More...

Pa. Bar Releases Ratings Of Judicial Candidates

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Four sitting appeals judges were rated as worthy of retention in the November election by a bar association report released Thursday. More...

Concern Over The Fate Of Bees

READING EAGLE READING, Pa. (AP) – Honeybees are said to be responsible for every third bite of food we eat. So their declining population is a concern that goes beyond the bees themselves. More...

Police ID Father, Son In Philly Creek Drownings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police in Philadelphia are identifying the father and son who drowned in a creek in Fairmount Park. They say 13-year-old Jordan Luciano was swimming Friday in Wissahickon Creek when he started having trouble in the water. More...

Pa. Candidate Wants 5 Percent Tax On Gas Drilling

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Democrat running for governor in Pennsylvania wants to add a five percent tax to the shale gas drilling boom. U. S. Rep. More...

Throat Infection Cited In Philly Gorilla’s Death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Officials say a throat infection led to the death of a male gorilla under anesthesia at the Philadelphia Zoo last month. More...

FOVA Makes Donation To Hunters Helpng Kids

FOVA Post 655 of McConnellsburg recently presented a cash donation to Hunters Helping Kids. 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: Revonda M. Ramsey and Melvin Ramsey to Wade M. More...

Horse Club Visits Kentucky

On July 18-21, members of the 4-H Horse & Pony Club and their families traveled to Lexington, Ky., to visit the BreyerFest at the Kentucky Horse Park. More...

Artwork Winner

Linda Kelso was the winner of the Calla Hill artwork that was donated to raise funds for the Fulton County Library. The purchase of raffle tickets raised $350 for the library. More...