August 2, 2018 RSS feed / Local & State

New Course To Train High School Students To Be 911 Operators

MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) – Angelina Reyes, 17, isn’t old enough to be a 911 operator at the Anne Arundel County Police Department, but she might get a head start on the training at school this year. More...

Fulton County Medical Center Receives National Recognition

Fulton County Medical Center recently received national recognition for demonstrating innovation in the integration of behavioral or mental health initiatives. More...

Teachers Flock To Frederick For Computer Science Training

FREDERICK, Md. More...

Scouts Awards Silver Award

Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA has awarded five local students the Girl Scout Silver Award. More...

Frantic Aid Effort After Beach Umbrella Impaling Recalled

WILKES- BARRE, Pa. (AP) – Christian Legath of Foster Twp. More...

Head-on Crash Kills Both Drivers In Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – A coroner says a head-on crash in northeastern Pennsylvania killed the drivers of both vehicles.  The (Scranton) Times- Tribune reports that the crash in Scranton was reported shortly before midnight Friday.  More...

Agency Looks For Public Assistance In Turkey Survey

Effort helps the Game Commission keep tabs on annual turkey production

The Game Commission again is seeking help from the public in surveying wild turkeys in August to get a handle on production statewide.  The third-annual Pennsylvania Wild Turkey Sighting Survey begins Aug. 1.  More...

Amusement Parks Reopen As Flooding Cleanup Gets Underway

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – Two popular amusement parks in Pennsylvania are reopening after flooding forced them to close for several days.  Hersheypark and Knoebels will welcome customers Friday. More...

PA Officials Attack Plan To Relax Mileage Rules

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democratic Gov. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: barbecue pork ribette, baked potato, creamy coleslaw, wheat bread, sliced peaches.  Tuesday: pulled pork sandwich, macaroni and cheese, dessert.  Wednesday: ro More...

Long-hidden History Emerging From Steamtown Collection

SCRANTON, Pa. More...

Libertarians File For Governor, Senate Ballots

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania’s nominees for U.S. More...

Man Convicted In Death Of Daughter, 12, Shot By Constable

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man was convicted on all charges in the death of his 12-yearold daughter, who was shot by a constable serving eviction papers. More...

Gas Drilling Not Damaging Forests’ Waterways, State Finds

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Gobs: A Western PA Culinary Tradition

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – JR Harris’ uncle told an employee a story about the origins of the gob. He said a worker for his family’s bakery was on break. They were permitted to make and eat anything they wanted to at the bakery.  More...

Deadline Nears For Persian Gulf Conflict Bonuses

Program ends Aug. 31, 2018

Annville, PA – Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990, to Aug. 31, 1991, have until Aug. 31, 2018, to apply for a special onetime payment to honor their service and sacrifice. More...

Rep. Topper And Walmart Support Medical Center Treadmill Project

Jesse Topper took a walk recently in the Swiss Alps at Fulton County Medical Center’s Community Health and Wellness Center (CHWC). More...

Death Toll In PA Floods Hits 2 After Body Found

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities have identified a second victim of this week’s flooding in Pennsylvania.  The coroner said Friday a woman found by a civilian in Conewago Creek near Elizabethtown is 19-year-old Laura Olweiler. More...

Man Electrocuted While Doing Electrical Work In Backyard

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia police say a man doing electrical work in the backyard of a home was electrocuted.  Police say the 56-year-old man was electrocuted shortly after 1:30 p.m. More...

Judges Revise Ruling, Still Side With School Bathroom Policy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A federal appeals court denied a request Thursday for a full court to rehear a challenge to a Pennsylvania school district’s policy allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with t More...

Lengthy Section Of Turnpike To Shut Down To Replace Bridge

BREEZEWOOD, Pa. More...

Pittsburgh Zoo To Introduce 6 Baby Beavers

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has some new residents.  Officials on Thursday will introduce the public to six baby North American beavers.  WPXI-TV reports the beavers, known as kits, were born to mother, Al More...

Library Corner

Thursday, August 2, play reading group meets at 2 p.m. to begin reading “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder. It is Wilder’s most renowned and most frequently performed play, a drama of life in a small town. More...

Spotted Lanternfly Headlines College Exhibits Building At Ag Progress Days

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The looming threat posed by the invasive spotted lanternfly will take center stage in the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building and Theatre during Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16. More...

PA Takes The Ax To North Coventry Logging Law

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Gary Westlake would like you to imagine a township law that tells a farmer when to harvest his corn, or what kind of feed to use to fatten up her hogs. More...

Probe Found Over 300 ‘Predator Priests’ In 6 Dioceses

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Environmentalists Settle Pipeline Dispute

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania environmental regulators and groups that oppose the construction of a $2.5 billion pipeline across southern Pennsylvania have settled their dispute over the permits that were issued for the project.  More...

Man Convicted In Death Of Daughter, 12, Shot By Constable

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. More...