July 23, 2015 RSS feed / Local & State

In A Social Media Society, Who Has The Rights To Your Face?

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Facebook’s handling of your headshot is now the subject of class action lawsuits that pose the question: When someone turns your mug into data, are those digits theirs or yours?  More...

Child Abuse Hope And Healing Event Monday

Comfort to be offered to residents in light of recent cases of child abuse

The Fulton County Family Partnership Inc. is offering an evening of “Hope and Healing” to local residents next week to shed light on child abuse prevention as well as to offer words of comfort to those within the community.  More...

Philly Transit System Halts Sale Of Rail Passes For Papal Visit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Overwhelming customer demand on Monday forced the Philadelphia area’s transit system to halt the sale of special rail passes to be used during Pope Francis’ September visit to the city.  More...

County Fair To Hold Blue Ribbon Apple PIe Contest

Calling all bakers for the 2015 Blue Ribbon Apple Pie baking contest to be held on August 17, 2015, at the Fulton County Fair. More...

Call Of The List Held July 14

President Judge Carol L. Van Horn 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 14, at the Fulton County Courthouse.  More...

State Police Probing PA Woman’s Dialysis Death

EVERETT, Pa. More...

Lupey Promoted To Sergeant

Sixteen members of the Pennsylvania State police have been promoted to the rank of sergeant, Acting Commissioner Marcus L. Brown announced. Among those promoted was John P. Lupey, of McConnellsburg. More...

Sobriety Checkpoint To Be Conducted

State police in Mc- Connellsburg will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the upcoming weeks in Fulton County. More...

Chocolate Baking Contest At Fair

Calling all bakers for the 2015 PA Preferred™ Chocolate Baking contests to be held on August 17, 2015, at the Fulton County Fair. More...

PA’s 12th Annual Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest At Fair

The Angel Food Cake contest is returning to the competitive exhibit lineup at the Fulton County Fair this year. More...

8 Brought In Workers Illegally For Asian Eateries

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Federal prosecutors have charged eight men with using immigrants in the country illegally to work for low wages at six Asian restaurants the suspects owned or managed in central Pennsylvania.  More...

Man Dies After Being Bitten By Rattlesnake

WEEDVILLE, Pa. More...

Scores Pay Respects To Man Slain In Apparent Killing Spree

EASTON, Pa. More...

Eastern PA Cattle Raiser Cited For 20th Time

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

PSU Senior Dies During Program In Spain

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – A Penn State senior studying abroad has died after reportedly falling from a balcony in Seville, Spain.  Spokesman L. More...

Penn State Budget Includes No In-state Tuition Increase

MONACA, Pa. (AP) – Penn State will keep tuition the same for the university’s in-state undergraduates in the upcoming school year, and the school says it’s the first time in 49 years there’s been no annual increase.  More...

Eagles Hold Safety Program

Harrisonville Eagles sponsored the Deputy Phil Child’s Safety Program for students at all three county schools. More...

Studies Continue Into Speed Limit Possibility

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania motorists who gravitate toward the left lane may have to wait a bit longer to learn whether state policymakers consider it safe to increase interstate speed limits to 70 mph.  More...

2 Workers Hurt In Explosion When Backhoe Strikes Gas Line

WORTHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Two workers are hospitalized after authorities say a backhoe struck a high pressure gas line and caused an explosion at a western Pennsylvania compression station.  The explosion happened around 2:30 p.m. More...

Workers Brought In Illegally For Asian Cateries

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Federal prosecutors have charged eight men with using immigrants in the country illegally to work for low wages at six Asian restaurants the suspects owned or managed in central Pennsylvania.  More...

House Lawmaker Floats ‘Middle-of-the-road’ Budget Proposal

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Concealed Carry Seminar August 15

Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club to sponsor event

Elected state Rep. Jesse Topper and several county officials will be among the list of knowledgeable speakers to be featured at an upcoming, informational seminar delving into the topic of carrying concealed weapons.  More...

Warfordsburg Senior Citizens Enjoy Take Two Variety Show

Warfordsburg Senior Center spent July 15 at Rockwood Mill Shoppes and Opera House. More...

Small Plane Crashes In PA Cornfield; No Injuries

LANCASTER, Pa. More...

Drivers Hit With Penalties At E-ZPass Only Exit

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

State Police Say Troopers Shot Man Who Fired At Them

LETTERKENNY, Pa. (AP) – State Police say troopers in southern Pennsylvania have shot a man who fired at them, striking a trooper in the leg.  They say the suspect is 43-year-old Larry Richard Woodall. More...

Police Kick Off “Heat On 30” Aggressive Driving Enforcement

Troop G of Pennsylvania State Police will be participating in the Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (HEAT) initiative on Pennsylvania’s U.S. Route 30 corridor from the Ohio border to the New Jersey border. More...

Drawing Winners

The Scout raffle, sponsored by Needmore Community Center to benefit Needmore Scout Troop 45 and the Community Center, was held at Gordon’s Cruise-In July 18. 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...

Obama To Address VFW Convention In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – President Barack Obama will travel to Pittsburgh next week to address the 116th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention.  The White House announced that Obama’s visit will be Tuesday. More...

Man Charged In Cop’s Fatal Crash Says He’s “Wrong,” “Sorry”

(AP) – A man charged with third-degree murder and other crimes for causing a wrong-way crash that killed a western Pennsylvania police lieutenant apologized in court, saying he deserves whatever punishment he gets.  More...

Seniors Hold Open Mic

It was a great turnout for the fifth Open Mic at McConnellsburg senior center with lots of good food, great music and 80 fun-loving people. Guest players and singers were from as far as Hanover, Pa. More...

$20,000 Reward Marks 13th Anniversary Of Unsolved Fatalities

EVANS CITY, Pa. More...

Dad Jailed On Charges He Smashed Infant’s Head Into Wall

BUTLER, Pa. More...

Harrisburg Mayor Hopes To Dissolve National Civil War Museum

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

New Pittsburgh Hotel Approved By Historic Review Commission

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Plans for a 10-story Hyatt Centric hotel to be built behind the Pittsburgh Athletic Association building has been approved by the city’s Historic Review Commission.  The Pittsburgh Post- Gazette reports Wednesday&r More...

Eagles Make Donations To County’s Fire Companies

Harrisonville Eagles recently made monetary dontations to McConnellsburg, Hustontown and Needmore volunteer fire companies. More...

Residents Near Flight 93 Memorial Eligible For Repair Funds

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – As many as 200 property owners near the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania will be able to apply for federal funds to repair their homes.  More...

Macy’s Selling, Closing Landmark Downtown Pittsburgh Store

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Macy’s is closing its downtown location after selling the landmark building where the now- defunct Kaufmann’s chain ran its flagship store for more than a century, it said Monday.  More...