March 22, 2018 RSS feed / Local & State

Truck Driving Groups Sue Over Turnpike Toll Increases

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Several truck driving groups have filed a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the state Department of Transportation over toll increases.  More...

W.Va. Author To Sign Book On McNeill’s Rangers

Steve French at Fulton County Library March 27

Author and historian Steve French will be at the Fulton County Library March 27 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Central Fulton Holds Regular Business Meeting

The Central Fulton School Board met at its monthly meeting last Tuesday to take public comments, approve ground-use proposals, and conduct other regular business.  More...

Warfordsburg Native Serves With Navy Strike Fighter

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.- A 2015 Southern Fulton High School graduate and Warfordsburg native is currently serving with a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron that flies one of the world’s most advanced warplanes. More...

In Jail, A School Of Second Chances

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Art projects line the hallways of Deana Ramsey’s school, rich mosaics and colorful murals. More...

Ex–cop Pleads Guilty After Dog Found In Trash Bag In Park

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A former Philadelphia police officer accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty.  Michael Long entered the plea as part of a deal last week and was se More...

Wrong Way Driver Accused Of Intentionally Ramming Vehicles

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A 57–year–old man is accused of intentionally ramming vehicles and driving the wrong way down a central Pennsylvania interstate.  Authorities charged Steven A. More...

School To Issue 200 Detentions Because Of Student Walkouts

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania high school says it will issue detentions to more than 200 students who walked out of school as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence.  More...

Dispute Over Stocking Trout In Streams Roils Agency

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Of all the sources of discord in Harrisburg, trout usually isn’t one of them. More...

Library Corner

Let’s start this week’s news with a few reminders: Thursday, March 22, the literacy council meets at 1 p.m., in the community room; Friday, March 23, will be the drawing for the mystery lovers’ basket at 4 p.m., so remember to pick More...

Lieutenant Governor’s Residency Challenged In Election Case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor faces a legal challenge over his residency that aims to derail his re – election campaign. More...

Childcare Program Receives Grant

The Fulton County Family Partnership School Age Childcare Program received $1,537 in grant funding from the Department of Human Services through the Pennsylvania Office of Development and Early Learning. More...

Lawmaker Says He’ll Run Again Despite Abuse Allegations

WILKES – BARRE, Pa. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  March 12  Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3: 1460- 1600 lbs., $127 to $130.50; choice 2-3: 1202-1560 lbs., $122 to $126; select 2-3: 1174- 1612 lbs., $118 to $120.  Slaughter Holstein steers; high choice and prim More...

Horses On Maryland Farm Seized After Dozens Die

QUANTICO, Md. (AP) – Authorities in Maryland are seizing the horses that remain alive on a Maryland farm where dozens of horses were found dead or malnourished.  More...

‘We Are Safer’: GOP Lawmaker Wins Protection From Colleague

WILKES – BARRE, Pa. More...

Rep. Jesse Topper Announces Funding For Solar Projects

Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/ Franklin/Fulton) and Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr. (R-35) announce two alternative energy projects in Bedford County for a total of more than $1.77 million in state grants. More...

GROW Act Strengthens Conservation

Lyons, Neb. - Late last week, Iowa’s Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) as well as Sens. Sherrod Brown (DOH) and Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA) introduced the Give our Resources the Opportunity to Work, or GROW, Act (S. 2557).  More...

Gorilla At Philadelphia Zoo Takes Stand Against Dirty Hands

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A male gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo is taking a stand against dirty hands by opting to walk on two legs. Apparently, 18–year–old Louis is a clean freak. More...

Recycling Reminder

It’s the time of year that many people are thinking about spring cleaning. This is just a reminder that certain electronic items that you many no longer want should not be thrown in the garbage but are required by law to be recycled. More...

Man Steals SUV At Gunpoint During Test Drive

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities say a man who took an SUV on a test drive stole the vehicle at gunpoint.  Philadelphia police say the theft occurred around 7 p.m. Thursday.  More...

Ambulance Crash Kills Patient, Injures Driver And Atendant

VERMILION, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say an out – of – control ambulance has run off a road and crashed in Ohio, killing a patient and injuring the driver and an emergency medical service attendant.  The State Highway Patrol says More...

Snowboarder Dies From Injuries Suffered In Fall At Resort

LOWER TOWAMENSING, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a New Jersey woman injured in a snowboarding accident at a Pennsylvania resort this week has died from her injuries.  More...

Claar Honored For Sales Achievement

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Vo-Tech And School Districts Partnering With JLG Industries

Leaders from Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School (FCAVTS) and administrators from Central and Southern Fulton school districts met with the JLG team March 7 to discuss several employment opportunities being offered through JLG Industries. More...

Patient Saves Home Health Care Worker After Over dose

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say an elderly woman who uses a wheelchair helped save the life of her home health care worker when the worker overdosed on heroin at the woman’s home. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured above are the Forbes Road Elementary Students of the Month for March. They were chosen for the character trait of friendship. More...

False Stories Crop Up On Voter Fraud After PA Race

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – A Pennsylvania official said no “legitimate claims or complaints’’ of voter fraud have come up since Tuesday’s closely contested U.S. More...

VFW Donates To Relay For Life

FOVA Post 655 donated $500 to Fulton County Relay For Life. More...

Snow Joke: Weatherman Named Meteorologist Runs For Office

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A former TV weatherman who legally changed his name to Meteorologist Drew Anderson says there's a 100 percent chance he'll run for Congress in Pennsylvania under the new moniker.  More...