March 15, 2018 RSS feed / Local & State

Commissioners Address Concerns About bEARTHday Bash Event

On March 13 the commissioners met with a concerned Wells Tannery citizen regarding an event that is slated to be held on the Abandoned Turnpike Trail April 27-29 named bEARTHday Bash Arts. More...

Man Seen Dealing Drugs Leads State Police On High Speed Chase

County native jailed on $1 million bond

A Fulton County native, Loren Ryan Stains, 27, of St. More...

Forbes Elementary Is No. 1 On niche.com Site

The Forbes Road School Board met last Monday, March 5, to discuss “Shrek, The Musical,” discuss upcoming field trips, and talk elementary school ratings. More...

SF Students Inducted Into National Art Honor Society

Ten Southern Fulton student artists were inducted into the Southern Fulton Chapter of the National Art Honor Society March 7. More...

PennDOT Crews Continue Pothole Repairs Brought On By Dramatic Temperature Swings

Harrisburg, PA – With this season’s dramatic swings between unseasonable warmth and typical winter conditions, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation crews continue to address the growing number of potholes on statemaintained roads. More...

Teens To Be Tried As Adult In Botched Robbery Slaying

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. More...

Thousands Pay Respects To Slain PA Prison Guard

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A corrections officer beaten to death last month is being remembered as a brave Army veteran and as someone who worked to keep others safe.  Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf calls Sgt. More...

PNRA Gives $237,000 In Grants To PA Schools

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The National Rifle Association has awarded more than $237,000 in grants to 25 Pennsylvania schools in recent years, according to an Associated Press analysis.  The NRA Foundation grants went to school programs including More...

Livestock Report

GREENCASTLE  March 5  Compared to last week’s sale slaughter steers sold steady to $1 higher. Slaughter Holsteins sold $1 to $2 lower. Slaughter heifers sold mostly steady. Slaughter cow sold most steady. More...

Library News

With April 15 fast approaching, the library has finally received its supply of federal and PA tax forms and booklets, as well as the PA Rent Rebate forms. This tax information is located in the front of the library near the adult literacy materials. More...

House Education Committee Sets School Safety Hearing

The status of school safety in the state of Pennsylvania will be the focus of the House Education Committee hearing being held on Thursday, March 15, according to the committee chairman, Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/ Dauphin). More...

In Kensington, Hundreds Homeless And Only 40 Shelter Beds

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Robert Fifer has no doubt what would have happened if he’d stayed on the street this winter. More...

Southern Fulton FFA Members Participate In Career Development Events

Warfordsburg FFA Chapter participated in the winter Adams, Franklin, Fulton and York County Career Development Events (CDE) Thursday, February 22 at Bermudian Springs High School.  More...

Thousands Still Without Power In PA After Storms

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Pennsylvania utility companies say about 20,000 customers are still without power after two major snowstorms hit the state in less than a week.  And forecasters are monitoring another system that could hit the state Mon More...

Powerlifters Compete

Barry Shafer and Buck Carmack competed in the Beast of the Northeast powerlifting meet in Bradford PA on Saturday March 10. Both lifters won first place in their respective divisions. More...

PA Shuts Down Pipeline Over Sinkhole

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State regulators are temporarily shutting down a major pipeline after sinkholes in the Philadelphia suburbs exposed the 8-inch-diameter pipe, threatening nearby homes and a rail line.  More...

Jury Awards New Jersey Cyclist $3.2M In Sinkhole Lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia jury has awarded a New Jersey man and his wife $3.2 million for a sinkhole that caused the man to crash during a charity bike ride in the city three years ago.  More...

County Republicans Hold Spring Dinner

Hear candidates running in May primary election

A plethora of Fulton County Republicans attended the Republican spring dinner in Hustontown Saturday night to show their support and hear from candidates running for senate, congress, and governor. More...

Rep. Steve Bloom In Congressional Race

After the redrawing of the state Congressional map, Republican state Rep. Steve Bloom, formerly of the 11th District, is now running to represent Pennsylvania’s 13th District in the U.S. Congress.  More...

PennDOT And DEP Seeks Volunteers For Beautification Effort

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania that began March 1 and runs through May 31. More...

Easter Bunny Trolley At Rockhill Trolley Museum

It’s time for the Easter Bunny Trolley at the Rockhill Trolley Museum. More...

NRA Gives $237,000 In Grants To PA Schools

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The National Rifle Association has awarded more than $ 237,000 in grants to 25 Pennsylvania schools in recent years, according to an Associated Press analysis.  The NRA Foundation grants went to school programs includin More...

Pickup Truck Plunges Over Hillside, Killing One, Injuring Three

SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. More...

Road Reopens After Train-Truck Crash, Acid Spill

CENTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania have reopened a road where hydrochloric acid was spilled in a crash involving a train and a tractortrailer.  More...

Missing Girl Changed Paperwork To List Man As Stepdad

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

Trooper Visits Daycare

The preschool and toddlers in the childcare program at Fulton County Family Partnership recently had a fun visit from Trooper McGarvey and his robot “Trooper Cares A Lot.” McGarvey talked More...

University Drone Program Stirs Enthusiasm

TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT  JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – With the quick whirl of four propellers, a small white drone lifted upwards into a clear azure sky and, in a few seconds, was flying hundreds of feet off the ground.  More...

Lawmaker Says She Told Of Alleged Abuse To Help Others

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania state lawmaker who got a restraining order against a fellow lawmaker she accuses of threatening to kill her says she has come forward to help others. More...

PA Is Failing Its Schoolchildren

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Pennsylvania has failed its constitutional duty to provide its students with an adequate education, a long-running lawsuit brought by school districts, parents and activist groups alleged Wednesday before a panel of judges i More...

PA’s January Jobless Rate Stable, Payrolls Shrink

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate remained stable in January, even as employment and payrolls crept down slightly.  More...

PA Waterway Soiled By 100K Gallon Manure Spill

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – About 100,000 gallons of manure have spilled into two streams in Pennsylvania, killing fish in the area but not posing a threat to the water quality.  More...

Cat Credited With Saving Owners’ Lives When Fire Breaks Out

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) – Fire officials in Pennsylvania are crediting a cat with saving the lives of its owners, who were sound asleep when a fire broke out in their home.  The blaze at 1 a.m. More...

National Guardsman Gets Six Months In Prison For Pence Threat

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

Las Vegas Sands To Sell PA Casino For $1.3 Billion

Las Vegas Sands Corp. is selling its Pennsylvania casino to an American Indian tribe from Alabama for $1.3 billion, the company announced Thursday.  More...