November 23, 2017 RSS feed / Local & State

Fulton County Allied Health Program Wins Honor

The Fulton County Advanced Vocational Technical School’s (FCAVTS) Allied Health Program took first place at the 2017 “Careers Start Here Award” contest during the 16th Annual Health Careers Week Oct. 30 - Nov. 3. More...

Wolf Starting To Look Like “Two-term Tom” As 2018 Approaches

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – He’s starting to look like two-term Tom. Democratic Gov. More...

Law Group To Councilwoman: Stop Blocking People On Facebook

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania is threatening to sue a city councilwoman for blocking constituents on Facebook.  More...

Driver’s Centers Closed For Thanksgiving

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Couple Detained After Hibiscus Mistaken For Pot

SARVER, Pa. (AP) – A couple who say they were handcuffed for hours in a police patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana are suing the police and an insurance company. More...

Man Burned By Exploding Chainsaw Dies From His Injuries

WARRINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. More...

Judge: PA State Police Afraid Of Public Scrutiny

EASTON, Pa. More...

PA’s Jobless Rate Sees New Post-recession Low

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped in October to a new post-recession low, although the labor force, employment and payrolls all shrank during the month. More...

Newly Discovered Painting Shows Washington’s Wartime Tent

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philip Mead was online late one night in May, looking for possible artifacts from the American Revolution, when a painting up for auction caught his eye and got his heart racing.  More...

20 Injured In Fire At PA Senior Living Community

WEST CHESTER, Pa. More...

Fulton County Youth Action Council Energized To Make A Difference

The Fulton County Youth Action Council (YAK), a council comprised of 12 students from all three Fulton County school districts, met October 27 to learn about leadership, team building, personal differences as well as discuss and plan this school year More...

Preliminary First-Day Bear Harvest Results

HARRISBURG, PA - The first day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season resulted in a harvest of 659 black bears, according to preliminary totals released Monday by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  Archery-bear and other early-bear season More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: chicken marsala, garlic and parmesan pasta, tossed salad with tomato and dressing, wheat bread, mandarin oranges.  Tuesday: call for meal.  Wednesday: baked me More...

Museums Mark 100 Years Since Death Of French Artist Rodin

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Museums around the world are marking 100 years since the death of French artist Auguste Rodin, including the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia.  More...

Audit Of Legislature Shows $95 Million Surplus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – An audit of the finances of Pennsylvania’s Legislature has found that the House, Senate and internal departments had a $95 million funding surplus at the end of the most recent fiscal year.  More...

FCMC Holds State-Of-The- Company Meeting

Reports a $251,472 operating gain

The Fulton County Medical Center Board of Directors held its annual, public State-Of-The- Company meeting on Monday night, reporting an operating gain of $251,472 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.  More...

Harry Helser Named GSR 2017 Honorary Member

Before the start of the truck pulls at the 44th Fulton Fall Folk Festival (FFFF) on Oct. 20, members of the Grease Steam & Rust Association Inc. (GSR), now in its 37th year, presented Harry Helser with its 2017 Honorary Member award.  More...

Raffle Winners

Fulton County Sportsmen’s League raffle winners for the 2017 fall raffle are as follows:  Rem. Model 870 camo 12- ga. shotgun: Mark Sheffield.  Marlin semi-auto Mod. More...

Homeowners Encouraged To Prepare Mailboxes For Winter

Hollidaysburg, PA – To reduce the chances of a mailbox being damaged by a snowplow this winter, Penn- DOT encourages homeowners along rural mail routes to ensure that their mailbox is properly prepared. More...

Delay Effort Used In PA Redistricting Case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A lawyer arguing a lawsuit aimed at forcing a do-over of Pennsylvania’s congressional map says a powerful politician on other side was only trying to delay the case by calling for it to be moved from state to federal c More...

Police Officer Killed In PA, Gunman At Large

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) – An intense search is underway in western Pennsylvania for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer.  The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. More...

Police Investigate Threat Against Gettysburg Parade

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Federal officials are investigating a threat made against the annual Gettysburg Remembrance Parade in Pennsylvania. More...

Health Career Week At Southern Alleghenies

The week of October 30 - November 3, was designated as the 16th annual Health Career Week in the Southern Alleghenies Region to raise student awareness of the important and rewarding career opportunities in the healthcare field. More...

Raffle Winners

The winners of Warfordsburg Senior Center Raffle held November 15 are:  First – Jim Johnson won the salsa quilt.  Second – Dave and Audrey Norris won the Log Cabin quilt  Third – Mike Hess won the man’s lap quil More...

VFW Donation

The VFW Post 655/FOVA recently donated $1,000 to the Alumni Building Association. Presenting the check is Jim Smith, secretary/treasurer VFW Post 655, to Mrs. Kathy Kendall. More...

Nuclear Plant Operator Fails Drug Test, Barred From Controls

DELTA, Pa. (AP) – A control room operator at a Pennsylvania nuclear power plant has been barred from the controls after failing a drug test.  A spokesman for the U.S. More...

He Started Cemetery Job 60 Years Ago And Is Still There

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Ron King grew up working. More...

Wolf Administration Outlines Measures Aimed At Safe, Improved Thanksgiving Travel

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) last week outlined steps they are taking and highlighted tools available to drivers to make travel as safe and efficient as possible fo More...

Prosecutor Concedes In Close Race For Superior Court Seat

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...