December 5, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Stains Faces Drug Delivery Charges

Additional drug-related charges pending

NEWS EDITOR A local man was remanded to the Franklin County Jail over the weekend following an undercover drug investigation in the McConnellsburg area of Fulton County. More...

Dog Licenses Now Available At Treasurers’ Offices

Harrisburg – Pennsylvanians can now purchase dog licenses for 2014 from their county treasurers. State law requires all dogs three months and older to be licensed by January 1 of each year. More...

MES Character Counts Students Named

McConnellsburg Elementary has continued its character education program this year. More...

VFW Post 655 Donates To Food Basket

George Cutchall, a representative from VFW Post 655, recently presented a donation of $2,000 to Susan Cubbage of the Fulton County Food Basket. More...

W. Pa. Brother Jailed In Shooting Of Visiting Kin

AVELLA, Pa. (AP) – A southwestern Pennsylvania man has been jailed in the shotgun slaying of his older brother, who was visiting from West Virginia. More...

Pa. Researchers Publish Century Of Disease Data

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have published more than a century’s worth of data on scores of infectious diseases they compiled while putting together computer models and simulations for research. More...

Pittsburgh Forgets Don’t Pay Notice On Meters

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh authorities forgot to add a holiday notice to electronic parking meters, so some shoppers paid when there was no need. More...

Financial Solutions

Steps Seniors Can Take To Help Protect Against Fraud

Protecting your retirement nest egg and sustaining your retirement income are challenging enough. More...

Pa. Powdered Metal Factory Fire “Accidental”

ST. MARYS, Pa. (AP) – A state police fire marshal says a fire that caused $350,000 damage to a northwestern Pennsylvania factory was accidental. More...

Bald Eagles Build New Nest In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A pair of bald eagles is building a new nest in a Pittsburgh neighborhood. Bird watchers say the eagles are building the nest in the Hays neighborhood along the Monongahela River. More...

Great Holiday Gifts For Gardening Enthusiasts

(StatePoint) – Shopping for gardeners this holiday season? You can make their season a bit brighter by shopping with their favorite hobby in mind. More...

Impaired Driver Dies On Anniversary Of Crash

NEW CASTLE, Pa. More...

Mercersburg Chorus Features U.S. Army Chorus Soloists

The Mercersburg Area Community Chorus (MACC) will celebrate its 38th year with holiday concerts December 7 and 8 at the Mercersburg Academy Chapel. Performance times are 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. More...

McCbg. Schools To Present Concert

McConnellsburg Middle School and High School choirs will be performing their annual Christmas concert Thursday evening, December 5, in McConnellsburg High School auditorium. More...

Scouts Donate To Food Basket

During the fall camporee at Fulton County Fairgrounds November 1-3, Needmore Boy Scout Troop 45 collected 491 items to be donated to the Fulton County Food Basket. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured above are November Students of the Month from Forbes Road Elementary. More...

Suppliers Say Fuel Tax Hike To Hit Pump

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s new transportation law will raise fuel taxes Jan. More...

Commissioners Attend To Routine County Business, Budget

NEWS EDITOR The Fulton County commissioners attended to routine matters over the last two weeks, meeting with department heads regarding the proposed county budget and authorizing several commission appointments. More...

Branche Pleads, Sentenced

To serve jail time for five criminal cases

NEWS EDITOR A McConnellsburg man was sentenced last Tuesday in connection with a variety criminal cases, two of which involved selling prescription pills to a confidential informant with the Pennsylvania State Police. More...

Sorority Sends Christmas Cards To Military Personnel

This holiday season Iota Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi wrote and sent 70 Christmas cards through the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. More...

Cost Of ‘12 Days Of Christmas’ Items

By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) – Prices of items in the Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas,’’ according to PNC Wealth Management: Partridge, $15; last year: same Pear tree, $184; last year: $189.99 Two turt More...

Police Probe How Teen Got Keys Before W. Pa. Crash

MAHAFFEY, Pa. (AP) – State police have been trying to figure out how a 14-yearold boy got the keys to a car that he crashed into a western Pennsylvania house while driving with a 3-year-old passenger. More...

Court Session Held November 26

Judge Douglas W. Herman 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 26.  Oscar F. More...

Penn State To Install 600 Security Cameras

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State University is in the process of installing more than 600 security cameras in dormitories and common areas of its main campus. More...

Pa. Woman Allegedly Takes Car With Children Inside

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia police say a woman allegedly stole a Cadillac that had a 10- month-old and a 14-year-old girl inside. The incident happened just before 11 a.m. Saturday. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE November 25 Slaughter steers: choice 2-3, 1280-1514 $124 to $129.50; select 2-3, 1296-1588 lbs., $117 to $121. Slaughter Holstein steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1394-1684 lbs., $111 to $112; choice 2-3, 1248-1580 lbs., $103 to $109. More...

Library News

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “The Christmas Carol Murder” by Leslie Meier (large print), “Litter of the Law” by Rita Mae Brown (large print), “King and Maxwell” by David Baldacci, “Jeeves and More...

SF To Present Christmas Concert

Southern Fulton High School Vocal Music Department will present “North Pole Celebration,” its annual Christmas concert Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 3 p.m., in the high school auditorium. More...

Plane Lands On Highway

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) – State police say a small plane made an emergency landing on a northern Pennsylvania highway, but the pilot wasn’t seriously injured. More...

Winds Limit Use Of Balloons In Philly Parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Officials say gusty winds limited use of balloons during the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Monday, December 9: breakfast pizza or assorted cereals with toast, assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit, choice of milk. More...

Police Say Woman, 97, Dead In Home Robbery In Pa.

NANTICOKE, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police say a 97-year-old woman was killed in what appears to be a home invasion and robbery in Luzerne County. Troopers identified the victim as Gertrude Price of Nanticoke. More...

2 In Horse-drawn Amish Buggy Killed In Crash

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities say a vehicle crashed into a horse-drawn Amish buggy in western Pennsylvania, killing two people in the buggy and injuring a third. Lawrence County emergency dispatchers say the accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. More...

100-Year Anniversary Of First Service Station

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The country’s first specially designed gas station opened 100 years ago in Pittsburgh, selling fuel for 27 cents a gallon. More...