April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Local & State

A Stroll Through Spring Bluebells

The bluebells are in bloom as Judy Smith of McConnellsburg walks the C&O Canal towpath along the Potomac River in Maryland, just south of Fulton County on April 15. Photo submitted by William W. More...

Forgotten Jonas Salk Book On Population Growth Gets Update

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Jonathan Salk, in his 20s and eventually headed to medical school, got a call one day from his famous father, Jonas Salk, the University of Pittsburgh scientist whose polio vaccine was celebrated worldwide with its announcemen More...

Dress Up Tyme Holds Ribbon- cutting

A ribbon-cutting for Dress Up Thyme’s new store at Penn’s Village was held Friday April 14. More...

Gun Deaths Common After Protection Orders

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) – No one will ever know how John Walton convinced his brother Donald to give him back his guns. More...

Swope Presents Research

Jesse Swope of Harrisonville presented research at the Student Scholarship Showcase at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. More...

Named To Honor Society

Corinna Parsons, daughter of Troy and Sharon Parsons, Waterfall, was inducted into Phi Alpha Epsilon, Lebanon Valley College’s honor society celebrating academic achievement and volunteer service.  Parsons, a graduate of Forbes Road High S More...

Senior Center Enjoys Easter Lunch

On April 12, approximately 68 seniors at the Warfordsburg Senior Center enjoyed a wonderful Easter lunch provided by the Pittsburg Company North (PCN) located in McConnellsburg.  Pictured is Bob Yost, Flintstone, Md., who entertained everyone by More...

Fire Chief’s Son Goes To Prison For Arson

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – The son of a Pennsylvania fire chief has been sentenced to a maximum of 23 months in prison for arson.  More...

County Probation Officer Among 2 Shot In PA

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania have confirmed that one of two people shot in a borough near Pittsburgh was a county probation officer, but said his injuries weren’t life-threatening.  More...

Hagerstown Man Charged For Hatchet Attack

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) – Authorities say a Hagerstown man stabbed another man with a hatchet and is now facing charges.  More...

Man Dies After Being Trapped Under Riding Mower In Pond

GLENVILLE, Pa. More...

Homeschool Orchestra Celebrates 20 Years In Music

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – The strings produce the vibrations that travel into the wood. “That is when the magic begins,” Jonah Graybill said. More...

EPA Head Tells Coal Miners Regulatory Assault Is Over

SYCAMORE, Pa. More...

Police Ambush Suspect Wrote About Attack In Journal

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) – A journal describing the fatal 2014 ambush of a Pennsylvania state police trooper was written by the man charged in the attack, a handwriting expert testified Thursday.  More...

Autopsy Set On PA Man Who Died After Taser Shot

READING, Pa. More...

Man In Car That Plunged Into River Identified

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Things We Learned From Barracks Ambush Suspect’s Confession

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) – He decided to attack a state police barracks only a few days before squeezing the trigger. He was surprised the manhunt for him wasn’t more aggressive. More...

McCbg. Elem. Places Second At K-Nex Competition

McConnellsburg Elementary fourth graders placed second at a K-Nex competition held March 2, at Tuscarora Intermediate Unit in McVeytown, Pa. More...

Brothers Wives Give Birth At Same Hospital Within 18 Hours

ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) – The wives of two Pennsylvania brothers have given birth at the same hospital, within 18 hours of one another.  More...

Livestock Market Reports

GREENCASTLE  April 10  More...

PA-based Teen Retailer Rue 21 Closing 400 Stores

CRANBERRY, Pa. (AP) – Teen clothing retailer rue21 is closing about one-third of its stores nationwide as it focuses more on its online business. More...

Officials Investigating House Fire That Destroyed 4 Homes

MORRISVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Fire officials in Pennsylvania are investigating a blaze that destroyed four houses.  Authorities say the fire started at a Morrisville home around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. More...

Nude Model, Photographer Arrested At Shopping Center

MONROEVILLE, Pa. More...

Dog Wardens To Conduct License, Rabies Checks

Dog wardens will canvass Fulton County during the week of May 15 to ensure all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs. More...

Scouts Clean Up Center

Needmore Boy Scout Troop 45 recently cleaned up the community center. They did community service by removing leaves, cutting grass, laying mulch, and other necessary yardwork and repairs. More...

Violations Missed In Insurance Waivers For Felons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Waivers granted in Pennsylvania and many other states to allow convicted felons to become insurance agents have sometimes missed ongoing violations, a newspaper reported.  More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

The Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: sausage scramble, O’Brien potatoes, wheat bread w/jelly, banana, milk.  Tuesday: chicken salad sandwich w/lettuce and tomato, pasta florentine soup w/crac More...

Accused Facebook Murderer Steve Stephens Found Dead In PA

Pennsylvania State Police say the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook has shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit. More...

Survivalist Researched Escaping Manhunts Before Ambush

MILFORD, Pa. More...

Judge Accused Of Drunken Driving In Town Where Dad Is Mayor

READING, Pa. (AP) – A district judge has been charged with drunken driving in the Pennsylvania city where her father is mayor. Twenty-nine-year-old Kyley Scott was charged Thursday by police in Reading. More...

District 5 Student/Athlete Scholarship Winners Announced

At the PIAA District 5 annual meeting six students and their parents were guests of the committee. Each student presented their essays. More...

Ancestry.com Helps Family Of Dead Boy Find Man Posing As Him

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania man who assumed the identity of a baby who died in Texas in 1972 was arrested on charges of Social Security fraud and aggravated identity theft after the child’s aunt discovered the ruse through Ancestry.c More...

AVTS Students Win At PA Home Show

Fulton County AVTS Construction Trades class entered into the design and build competition at the 2017 PA Home Show in Harrisburg. The competition is open to schools in Pennsylvania that teach anything related to the construction field. More...

1 Dead In Small Plane Crash At Western Airport

BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say one person died in the crash of a small plane at an airport in western Pennsylvania.  Emergency crews in Westmoreland County were called to Rostraver Airport shortly after 2:30 p.m. More...

Philly Made Less Than Expected From Democrats’ Convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia generated less cash than expected for the host city.  More...

Ready, Aim,Visit: American Revolution Museum At Attention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – With muskets polished, flags aloft and one very commanding tent in place, Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution is at the ready. More...

Library News

Don’t forget Thursday April 20, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Teagan will be here for a special story time. Kids can practice their reading skills with the calm, attentive library dog. More...

Discount Mammogram Clinics Offered In West Virgina

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. More...

Naval Academy Opens Art Exhibit To The Public

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – The U.S. Naval Academy is inviting the public to see art and poetry by students at the school.  More...