January 2, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Harrisburg’s Next Mayor: No Inaugural Ball For Me

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The next leader of Pennsylvania’s struggling capital city says he won’t have an inaugural ball. Harrisburg Mayor-elect Eric Papenfuse says holding a fancy event after his Jan. More...

Human Error Blamed In PA Gas Explosion

EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) – Fire officials are blaming human error for a gas explosion and three-alarm fire at a central Pennsylvania apartment building that has left 22 people homeless. The blast happened Friday morning in Ephrata, Lancaster County. More...

Pregnant Nurse Fired In PA Over Flu Shot

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A pregnant woman who refused to get a flu shot due to her fear of miscarrying has been fired from her job with a health care company. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE December 23 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3: 1404- 1626 lbs., $135 to $137; choice 2-3, 1230-1498 lbs., $129 to $132; select 2-3, 1080-1322 lbs., $120 to $126. More...

Raffle Winners

Winners of Warfordsburg Senior Center raffle held December 18 are: Linda Dailey won the Amish Quilt w/ Invisible Knots. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Thursday, January 2: waffle w/syrup, assorted cereals with toast, assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit, choice of milk. More...

Deer Makes Appearance At Pa. Sporting Goods Store

READING, Pa. (AP) – Shoppers looking for post- Christmas bargains have gotten a surprise at a northeastern Pennsylvania sporting goods store after a deer decided to join them. More...

Pa. Teacher Recycles Smart Devices To Teach Music

SEWICKLEY, Pa. (AP) – Erik Kolodziej is always looking for ways to make learning fun to keep his pupils engaged. He knows that rote learning, especially of fundamentals, can be boring. More...

McCbg. FFA Members Receive Area Degree

McConnellsburg FFA members Jordan Mellott and Michala Christy received their BBF Area FFA degree earlier in December at a ceremony in Bedford. Zach Cloughley also received his degree but was unable to attend the ceremony. More...

Antique Tractor And Engine Show Set For 2014 PA Farm Show

Antique farm equipment enthusiasts can enter their vintage iron in the eighth Antique Tractor and Engine Show during the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show. The show is on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. More...

Seniors Sing At Extended Care

December 20 the “Forever Young Singers” from Warfordsburg Senior Center sang Christmas songs and visited with the folks at the McConnellsburg Extended Care and critical-care units of Fult More...

Highlights Of Marcellus Shale News In 2013

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The natural gas industry and environmentalists in Pennsylvania both had reasons to cheer and jeer in 2013 over the boom in Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling. More...

Pa. Man Set Afire Filling Cigarette Lighter ID’d

DICKERSON RUN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania have released the name of a man who died last week after he caught on fire while filling a cigarette lighter. More...

$55M For Boy’s Injuries At Birth

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – A jury in northeastern Pennsylvania has awarded $55 million to a family in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The Express-Times said the Lehigh County jury decided Monday that St. More...

WWII Vet Saluted With Quilt Of Valor

– Andrew Mikolaj’s eyes have seen a lot in his 93 years. Given the Johnstown man was part of a 3rd U.S. More...

Deeds Recorded

Robert D. Barnhart and Patricia J. Barnhart by Fulton County Tax Claim Bureau to James A. Fittry Jr. and Renee S. Fittry in Todd Township, $508.48 in tax stamps. John R. Beatty and Lisa M. Beatty to John R. Beatty and Lisa M. More...

U.S. Man Admits Beating “Amish Mafia” Star

LANCASTER, Pennsylvania (AP) – A central Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to beating a star of the cable TV reality series “Amish Mafia.’’ Imir Williams admitted Thursday to assaulting and stalking girlfriend Esther Schmuck More...

Pa. Libraries Find Success In Used Book Business

PITTSBURGH (AP) – For more than three decades, the Mt. More...

PennDOT Issues Reminder To Keep Snow off Of Roadways

With the winter season in full swing, PennDOT is reminding residents of guide- lines for shoveling or plowing snow around state-owned roadways to help ensure safe travel through the season. More...

Financial Solutions

Designing Your Retirement: The New Reality A new grandchild arrives. Your son moves across the country for his new job. The family home requires more maintenance than your travel intensive lifestyle allows. A health challenge arises. More...

Stray Dog Linked To Cabin Fire In Central PA

BENTON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a stray dog might have accidentally started a fire that destroyed a hunting cabin in central Pennsylvania. More...

New Year’s Jam: Pa. Strawberry Busted In Test Drop

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – An 80-pound illuminated strawberry that’s lowered every New Year’s Eve in downtown Harrisburg has ended up in a messy jam. More...

Harnish Wins Contest At District Level

Shelby Harnish, winner of Forbes Road Lions Peace Poster contest, has won first place at Lions Club district level. Her prize was a check for $150 from the Lions district governor. More...

N.J. Man Who Shot Bear With Crossbow Gets Jail Time

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – A man has been sentenced to five years in prison after shooting a black bear outside of hunting season with a crossbow he wasn’t allowed to have. More...

Ex-Steeler Merriweather Sues Western Pa. Casino

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Mike Merriweather has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he was fired from his promotions job with a western Pennsylvania casino because of perceptions about his race. More...

Plans Under Way For Breast Milk Bank In Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Working as a lactation consultant for the past decade, Denise O’Connor was well aware of the benefits of breast milk – particularly for premature babies in intensive care units. More...

Family: Pa. Girl Who Got Caroling Wish Has Died

WEST READING, Pa. (AP) – A terminally ill girl who received support from thousands of Christmas carolers outside her home over the weekend died early on Christmas morning, her family said. More...

Amish School Shooter’s Kin: Horror, Then Healing

STRASBURG, Pa. (AP) – Once a week, Terri Roberts spends time with a 13-yearold Amish girl named Rosanna who sits in a wheelchair and eats through a tube. Roberts bathes her, sings to her, reads stories. More...

Ag Secretary Invites Young Detectives To Investigate Farm Show

Harrisburg – Young visitors to the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show can become “Farm Show Detectives” at 27 learning stations by investigating the role of bees in food production, measuring their height in horse hands and learning how sa More...

Penguin Babies Make Debut At Aviary

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Visitors can now see a newborn pair of endangered African penguins at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. More...

SE Pa. Teen Hurt In Stun Gun Incident Reaches Deal

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A southeastern Pennsylvania boy who suffered severe facial injuries after being shot with a stun gun during a shoplifting arrest has reached an agreement with prosecutors. More...

In Governor’s Races, Dems Eye Wage Increase

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Horse Killed In Pa. Buggy Crash

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Police in Lancaster County said a horse was killed when the Amish buggy it was pulling, operated by an 11- year-old girl, collided with a pickup truck. More...

Pickpockets Busy In Pa. Coffee Shops, Restaurants

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – One woman was sitting in a window seat at La Colombe, lost in a discussion about a Macy’s sale, when someone snatched her wallet from her purse. More...

Journey Wasn’t So Simple For Pie Guy

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The concept behind the Pittsburgh Pie Guy is simple: Make good pies that people want to eat. The business plan was simple, too, if a little unusual. More...

Pa. Priest Case Could Affect Penn State Trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...