November 28, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Honey Helping To Heal Injured Sea Turtles

THE SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – Most sea turtles live out their lives, which can span a century, without ever encountering a honey bee. More...

Graduates

Air Force Airman Drew C. Lake has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Three Springs Calendars For Sale

Three Springs Historical Society is selling a 2014 calendar with historical photographs of the Three Springs/Saltillo area. Included are pictures of Three Springs from the early 1900s, an EBT train, Park House Hotel, Saltillo High School Band, T.S. More...

Appeal Argued In Western Pa. Torture Killing Case

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Attorneys for a western Pennsylvania man sentenced to death in the torture murder of a mentally disabled woman say he shouldn’t be on death row because he wasn’t given a fair chance to defend himself. More...

X-Card Shoot Winner

Win Eddy of McConnellsburg was the lucky winner of the Thanksgiving dinner basket at Friday’s X-card shoot at the Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club. Pictured with Eddy is Janet Fittry. More...

Jobless Rate Returns To Post-recession Low

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s jobless rate ticked back down in the last two months as the labor force shrank but a higher proportion of people reported working, according to figures released Friday. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Wednesday, December 4: egg and cheese burrito or assorted cereals w/toast, assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit and milk. More...

New Bridges And Smoother Roads Lined Up Across Pennsylvania

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The first projects that will be funded by a major transportation bill could touch nearly every corner of Pennsylvania. The bill, which Gov. More...

Conservation Corner

Creating The Future We Want for Our Community

DISTRICT MANAGER, FULTON COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT More...

Pendergrass Estate Fight To Be Continued In Pa.

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A legal fight over the estate of R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass is playing out in a suburban Philadelphia courtroom. More...

Historic Lutheran Churches Feeling Some Stress

YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS YORK, Pa. (AP) – At 89, Helen Behler still drives into York from her West Manchester condo every Sunday to worship at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. More...

Dog Awakens Nebraska Woman So They Can Flee Fire

FIRTH, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say a woman whose dog woke her up was treated at a hospital after a fire erupted at her home in southeast Nebraska. The fire was reported just before 8 p.m. Thursday at a house northeast of Firth. More...

A Modest Start For Pa.’s $2.3B Transportation Plan

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s ambitious new multibillion-dollar transportation funding program is off to a modest start. More...

Ex-school Bus Driver Faces Another Molesting Case

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A former school bus driver serving two to four years in state prison for molesting a mentally disabled 16-yearold student has now been ordered to stand trial on charges he raped another girl two or three years ago. More...

Time Saving Tips To Prep Your Home For the Holidays

(StatePoint) – During the holiday season, you’ll likely be spending more time indoors. More...

More Americans Plan And Budget Around The Holidays

(StatePoint) – Planning and budgeting are important all year long, but focusing on one’s finances becomes even more of a priority around the holidays. More...

Barnett Winner Of Calla Hill Painting

The Fulton Fall Folk Festival was a great success for the Historical Society museum. More...

Multiple Vehicle Accident Shuts Down I-81 In Pa.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. (AP) – It appears there’s at least one fatality in an accident that shut down Interstate 81 in both directions in southcentral Pennsylvania. More...

Rhodes Scholars Include 2 From Southeastern Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The 2014 Rhodes Scholars announced Sunday include two college seniors from southeastern Pennsylvania. More...

Medicaid And Minimum Wage Making Way Into Pa. Race

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Democrats who are vying for the party’s nomination to run for governor are positioning themselves to run on issues including expanding Medicaid, extending kindergarten to full day and increasing the minimum wage. 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 William R. More...

Energy Company Pleads Guilty To Eagle Deaths

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) – The government for the first time has enforced environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities, winning a $1 million settlement Friday from a power company that pleaded guilty to killing 14 More...

PennDOT Specifies Facts Of Transportion Funding

As the impact of the state’s Transportation Funding plan is discussed, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch urges that these facts be referenced: More...

Farmers Applaud Transpor tion Bill Passage

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s leading farm advocacy group is applauding the passage of a $2.3 billion transportation funding plan by the state Legislature. More...

New York Residents Get Tense About Wild Turkeys

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – America’s attention is turning once again to turkeys as the Thanksgiving harvest holiday approaches next week, and a flock of the wild birds in New York City has caused a heated debate. More...

PennDOT, Police Partner To Make Holiday Travel Safer

‘Operation Safe Holiday’ focuses on seat-belt use, impaired-driving

PennDOT, the Pennsylvania State Police and local police statewide are teaming for “Operation Safe Holiday,” an enforcement initiative focusing on seat-belt use and impaired-driving that aims to reduce crashes and traffic fatalities this h More...

Court Session Held Nov. 19

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, November 19. More...

Gettysburg Park Expansion Clears Senate Hurdle

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A plan to expand Gettysburg National Military Park is moving forward. Pennsylvania Sens. More...

Trainer Gets To 1,000 Harness Racing Wins For Year

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Ron Burke became the first harness racing trainer to record 1,000 victories in a year when Magic Starlight won the eighth race at The Meadows. More...

Philly Police Investigate ‘Knockout’ Game Attack

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia police believe a man assaulted outside a pizzeria is the victim of the so-called “knockout” game. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a 15-year-old was arrested Thursday in the Nov. More...

College Costs Outplace Family Earnings

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mitchell Mary, 22, has been paying his way through college by working part time at Best Buy, watching tuition costs notch up every year. More...

MHS Class Of 1964 Holds Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1964 recently held their annual reunion at New Fort Restaurant Saturday, October 26. More...

One Hurt When Gun Discharges At Philadelphia Train Station

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities in Philadelphia say a gun accidentally discharged on a subway platform, injuring a passenger waiting for the train. More...

Police: Man Steals, Crashes FedEx Truck In Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police in Philadelphia say a man who stole a FedEx truck ended up crashing the vehicle and was chased down by neighbors before being taken into custody. More...

FCMC Expanding Parking Area

Paving began recently on an additional parking lot at Fulton County Medical Center. More...

Choosing The Right Tablet For Kids This Holiday Season

(StatePoint) – Everyone is using technology to stay connected these days – especially kids. More...

Lawyer: Pa. Horse Trainer Doping Case Not A Crime

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Federal prosecutors pursuing doping allegations at a central Pennsylvania racetrack are trying to criminalize matters routinely handled by state regulators, a defense lawyer argued Saturday. More...

Man Killed While Logging In Western PA

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a falling tree killed a logger in southwestern Pennsylvania. The accident happened Wednesday in West Finley Township, Washington County. More...

Breakfast Recipes For The Holiday Season

(StatePoint) – The holidays are all about hearty and delicious meals shared with friends and family. More...

Tips For Taking The Stress Out Of Holiday Cooking And Baking

(StatePoint) – Anything to make entertaining easier is a welcome gift around the holiday season. More...

PennDOT Prepares To Study Higher Speed Limits

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Highway officials are preparing to spend up to six months reviewing Pennsylvania’s interstate system as they decide which areas are suitable for higher speeds. More...

Holidays, Long Lines Challenging Food Pantries

THE (EASTON) EXPRESS-TIMES EASTON, Pa. (AP) – Food pantry organizers who help feed Lehigh Valley’s hungry say reduced federal funding for food stamps is leading to record turnouts ahead of the holiday season. More...

New Research Aims To Teach Computers Common Sense

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – Researchers are trying to plant a digital seed for artificial intelligence by letting a massive computer system browse millions of pictures and decide for itself what they all mean. More...

Jury Awards $28 Million For Deadly Western PA Car Crash

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A jury in Pittsburgh has awarded $28 million to the victims survivors of a deadly car crash. The verdict delivered Friday was for a Sept. 2009 crash caused by 26-year-old Timothy Lesko. More...

Ohio College Trains Future Zookeepers

The Columbus Dispatch WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) – Rachel Dalton has wanted to be an animal doctor since she was old enough to begin thinking about what she would do when she grew up. More...