September 14, 2017 RSS feed / Local & State

What Does It Take To Grow A Sheep Herd In Coal Country?

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Across rural areas of southwestern Pennsylvania, there is an ambitious movement to bring back an industry that residents have long considered on the decline. More...

Pittsburgh’s Commitment To Urban Farming: St. Clair Village

PITTSBURGH (AP) – For urban gardens and farms to sustain themselves, they have to be big enough for people to make money from them. The one being carved out on 23 vacant acres of the former St. Clair Village has that kind of massing.  More...

Local Youths Take Part In 2017 4-H State Achievement Days

Youths from Fulton County were among more than 580 4-H members from across Pennsylvania who recently took part in the annual 4-H State Achievement Days at Penn State’s University Park campus. The theme this year was “Lights! Camera! More...

Body Found In Golf Course Pond Identified

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) – Authorities have identified the body of a man found in a golf course pond at a country club in western Pennsylvania, and they say his death may be related to a crash reported earlier that damaged a utility pole.  More...

Grand Jury Probing State Police Policy On Trooper Shootings

ASSOCIATED PRESS EASTON, Pa. (AP) – A grand jury is investigating whether it’s appropriate for state police to investigate shootings by its own troopers, a prosecutor said Wednesday. More...

Was PA Kayaker’s Drowning Preventable?

JONESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The death of a Cleona man who drowned this summer while kayaking on the Swatara Creek near Jonestown is a cautionary tale for those who enjoy the sport or are considering taking it up. More...

Fair Results

Soap Making  First - Carrie Guyer; second - William Guyer  String Art  First - Nova Carbaugh; second - Issac Pittman; third - Kaiden Pittman; fourth - William Guyer; fifth - Miya Mellott  Tie Dye  More...

PA Submits REAL ID Extension Request To Homeland Security

Emphasizes customer service, flexibility as plans develop

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania recently submitted a request for a REAL ID enforcement extension from the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS). More...

PA Turnpike Plans Bridge Replacements

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

$1M Verdict Overturned For Woman Booted From Medical Program

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. More...

PA Turnpike Begins Call Box Removal

About 1,000 boxes will be gone by month’s end.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC)began this week mothballing and removing the bright yellow emergency call boxes that are positioned at one-mile intervals along the shoulder of the 550-mille toll-road system. More...

GOP Watches For House Speaker To Decide On Run For Governor

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Vape Tax Brings In Millions But 100-plus Businesses Close

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Myk Londino didn’t expect e-cigarettes to lead him to his life’s work. He just wanted to quit smoking, and nothing else had worked for him. More...

Woman Who Sought To Join Islamic State Group Gets 8 Years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia woman who admitted to plotting to travel to Syria to aid the Islamic State group has been sentenced to eight years in prison. More...

Gun Dealer Sentenced, Faces Charges After 600 Guns Removed

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Police in Pennsylvania say a gun dealer has been sentenced to prison for threatening an animal welfare officer, and now more charges have been filed after officers removed nearly 600 weapons from his home.  More...

Officials Announce DACA Fundraising Campaign In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Politicians and organizations in Philadelphia are raising money to help pay for applications to a soon-to be-ended program that allows young immigrants without legal status to remain in the country.  More...

PA House Returns, With Fight Over $2.2B Unresolved

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

F&M Trust Donates To Food Basket

F&M Trust recently donated 200 pounds of ground sausage from the hog the bank purchased at the Fulton County Fair to Fulton County Food Basket. More...

Driver Accused Of Texting Before Fatal Crash To Stand Trial

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges that she was texting and driving before causing a crash that killed a pedestrian. More...

Court Session Held

Fulton County Court of Common Pleas court session was held Tuesday, August 29, with Judge Carol L. Van Horn presiding.   Lucas Leroy Coleman appeared with attorney Leonard Berger for sentencing on DUI and controlled substance charges. More...

Commercial Fishermen Sell Catch Right Off Their Boat

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Whatever Jim Shaffer and Brian Sontag are doing, they'd rather be fishing.  “We've been friends since second grade,” Sontag said. More...

Seniors Hold Mic Night

Warfordsburg Senior Center’s Mic Night was held September 9 with 13 musicians/ singers entertaining a full house. More...

Raising Holstein Steers For The Beef Market

In today’s dairy industry, many bull calves are sent to the market after they are born. More...

Library Corner

September is library card sign- up month, so this month all new patrons will receive a library card and will be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card. Encourage neighbors and friends to get a library card. More...

New Exchange Student At MHS

McConnellsburg High School New Principal Christina Ramsey welcomes Sira Navarro Cardenes from Spain this school year. Sira is an exchange student and will be a senior at Mc- Connellsburg. More...

GOP Lawmaker Says State Income Tax Increase Is Inevitable

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Republican state lawmaker from suburban Philadelphia says an income tax increase is inevitable to fix the state’s deficit-riddled finances, even if it doesn’t happen this year.  Rep. More...

PA Man Witnessed Atomic Bomb Testing

BERLIN, Pa. (AP) – Donald Williams remembers when he saw an atomic bomb go off. He was on a ship near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific when the Americans tested it.  More...

Barbershops Are Back In Style

MONONGAHELA, Pa. More...

Why PA Dirt Is Used In Most MLB Stadium Infields

PITTSBURGH (AP) – This is not a story about dirt. It’s actually a story about an old asphalt plant, a set of computers older than the average baseball player and a man who revolutionized an industry he didn’t know existed. More...

Wolf: Pennsylvanians Will “Get Hurt” If Budget Isn’t Funded

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf warned Tuesday that Pennsylvanians will “get hurt'' if state lawmakers do not pass a revenue package to balance a nearly $32 billion budget bill they approved more than two months ago. More...

Work Begins On Wind Chime Tower At Flight 93 Memorial

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. More...