December 6, 2018 RSS feed / Local & State

Crunch Time Nears In PA To Buy New Voting Machines

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – It’s getting down to crunch time for Pennsylvania’s counties to decide which new voting machines to buy, and how, as Gov. More...

Brink Announces Candidacy For Judge In 39th Judicial District

A chief deputy district attorney in Franklin County, Pa., was announced his intention to run for judge in the Court of Common Pleas.  Ian Brink is running for a vacancy in the 39th District that serves Franklin and Fulton counties. More...

WWII Vets Who Met In Training Reconnect At Senior Community

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Robert Adams handed his camera to someone close by and got a group of other cadets in training to get in line for a photo. More...

Wolf Establishes Panel To Examine Redistricting Approaches

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor is setting up a commission to look for ways to improve the state’s redistricting process.  Gov. More...

Report Warns Of Crisis In PA Fire, Rescue Services

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A report released Wednesday warns that Pennsylvania’s fire and rescue services face a crisis, saying the number of volunteers continues to fall amid funding needs and training challenges.  More...

Sisters Charged In Medicaid Fraud Scheme

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Two sisters who ran multiple home health care companies in Pittsburgh were indicted by a federal grand jury for their alleged role in a multi-million dollar health care fraud scheme.  Court documents unsealed Tuesday show More...

Releases New Book

Loretta Radeschi of Bedford has just released her fourth book “How Pets Bring Us Closer to God: 100 True Life Devotionals.” The book features farm animals and house pets whose interactions with one another and with their owners provide in More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: baked meatloaf w/gravy, baked potato, mixed bean medley, white bread, cherry chip cake w/topping, milk.  Tuesday: baked salmon w/white wine cream sauce, white rice, More...

Administration Provides Year-End Update On Spotted Lanternfly

Encourages hunters to take action

Harrisburg, PA - Recently the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) provided a year-end update on the state’s efforts to control the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly, and joined the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), and State Senator J More...

WWI Jacket Found, Returned to Family

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PennDOT Announces Replacement Of More Than 500 Bridges

Partnership to replace 558 bridges statewide near completion

Harrisburg, PA – A significant project to replace 558 poor- condition bridges statewide is nearly complete, with 511 completed and open to traffic in the state’s public-private partnership (P3) for bridges, the Rapid Bridge Replacement pr More...

SF Students Of The Month

Pictured are Southern Fulton’s Students of The Month for October. The trait they were chosen for was protecting and caring for others. More...

VFW Donation

Jim Smith, FOVA/VFW Post 655 secretary/treasurer, presents Kathy Kendall a $1,400 check for the McConnellsburg Alumni Association.   More...

Fight Brewing Over Prospect Of Nuclear Power Plant Shutdowns

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania lawmakers sympathetic to nuclear power plants are making a push for state action to rescue plants at risk of being shut down by their energy company owners.  More...

SF Students Of The Month

Pictured are Southern Fulton Elementary Students of the Month for November. The trait for the month was mannerly and appreciative. More...

Former PA Attorney General Kane Reports To Prison

EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane reported early Thursday to a suburban Philadelphia county jail to begin serving a sentence for leaking grand jury material and lying about it.  More...

November Fire, EMS Calls

MVFC, HAVFCO

The McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. 56 responded to 38 fire calls and 97 Emergency Medical Service (EMS) calls during November, an average of 4.5 calls a day.  More...

Body Of Airman Killed In Afghanistan Arrives Back In U.S.

HOOKSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania airman who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan is back home in the U.S.  More...

Man Who Plotted Bank Robberies Gets Federal Prison Sentence

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A man who planned a series of armed bank robberies in western Pennsylvania and also served as a getaway driver has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison.  More...

Library Corner

Although the Thanksgiving holiday has passed, it it never too late to express sincere appreciation to you, the community – the businesses, private donors, and patrons – for support throughout this past year. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured are Forbes Road Elementary Students of the Month for November. The word they were chosen for was self-control. More...

PA May Tear Down Allentown State Hospital

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The agency in charge of Pennsylvania government buildings is looking for bids to demolish a vacant state hospital where director M. More...

Boy Hit By School Bus

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Officials say a school bus hit a 6-year-old boy in Pittsburgh and the child is hospitalized in stable condition.  Police say the boy was with his parents when he darted into traffic and was struck by the bus at around 8:3 More...

Man Trying To See If Kindness To Cows Could Save The World

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Every day, a joyful man in dung-covered boots tries to balance the world’s karma by dishing out love, compassion, and the occasional fried Indian delight to his ragtag herd of cows.  More...

Some Communities Near Philadelphia Under Water Boil Advisory

YARDLEY, Pa. (AP) – A boil water advisory has been issued for some Pennsylvania residents near Philadelphia.  The advisory was originally issued Friday afternoon for areas around Yardley because of turbidity, or cloudiness, in the water. More...

Penn State’s Chicken Soup Hotline Soothes Sick Students

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) – A Penn State University student group is helping soothe sick students with a chicken soup delivery service.  More...

Bootmaker Uses Detective Skills At To Unearth Shoes’ Stories

LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) – In a quiet, second-floor room at Fort Ligonier, surrounded by bins and sealed plastic bags, journeyman boot and shoemaker Brett Walker worked to unravel the mysteries of more than 200-year-old shoe leather. More...