July 5, 2018 RSS feed / Local & State

A Tragedy And A Miracle: Region’s Mine Disasters Highlighted

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – In 1907, 240 coal miners went to work at the Darr Mine in Van Meter, and only one came home. Nearly one century later, nine miners went to work in the Quecreek mine in Somerset County, and all nine were rescued.  More...

TrueNorth Offers Local Crisis Unit

For those at risk of suicide

Last month two wellknown celebrities, Kate Spade, fashion designer, and Anthony Bourdain, chef, writer and host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” took their own lives. More...

Black WWII Veteran Becomes An Officer 76 Years Later

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – An African American man who was denied officer status in the U.S. More...

Man Sentenced To 30 to 60 Years In Slaying Over Xbox

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Fawn Study Documents Stable Survival Rates

Predators take their toll, but deer populations are stable or increasing

Three years of field study, 165 captured fawns and more than 200,000 trail-camera photos again have demonstrated that Pennsylvania has good, stable fawn survival. More...

Beta Sigma Phi News

The sisters of Xi Eta Lambda, McConnellsburg chapter of Beta Sigma Phi were quite active over the spring months.  More...

Prosecutor To Press Court To Release Church Abuse Report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s highest court is being pressed to publicly release a major grand jury report on allegations of child sexual abuse and cover-ups in six of the state’s Roman Catholic dioceses. More...

Snake Hunters Head To The Hills

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The hunter and his son scrambled up a secret mountain in Columbia County, and far above them, a serpent knew they were coming. More...

Clearing The Record

In last week’s issue of the “News,” Violet Culler’s name was unintentionally omitted from the caption of a photo, Flower Fest Cleanup Crew, appearing at the top of Page 2A. The “News” apologizes for the omission. More...

Townships Demand Immediate Leadership From State To Address Volunteer Firefighter Crisis

The volunteer fire company is a long and cherished tradition in our commonwealth, dating back to 1736 when Ben Franklin founded the nation’s first all-volunteer force to fight blazes in Philadelphia. More...

Hospital Cuts Opioid Scripts, Looks At New Ways To Ease Pain

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) – The culture of clinicians treating pain as a fifth vital sign, targeting pain-free living through a prescription regimen, is acknowledged as a driving factor behind the rise of opioid addiction. More...

Man Charged For Driving Through Protest Of Teen’s Killing

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police have charged a man for driving his Mercedes-Benz through a crowd that was protesting the police shooting of an unarmed black teen.  The Tribune-Review reports 58-year-old Gregory Wagner faces three count More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

The lunch menu for the week of Juy 9 at the county senior centers is as follows:  Monday: ham with pineapple, whipped sweet potatoes, creamy coleslaw, wheat bread, chocolate pudding.  Tuesday: sloppy joes and tator tots.  Wednesday: c More...

Wolf Puts Tax Plans Far Behind Him As He Seeks Second Term

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gone is the governor who had ambitious plans to overhaul Pennsylvania's tax structure and pump billions more into the state treasury to fix deficits and public school funding disparities.  Gov. More...

Library Corner

Thanks to Lin Henry and her crew of dedicated volunteers, the library was selected as the venue for the first Fulton County in Bloom Art Show. More...