August 16, 2018 RSS feed / Local & State

Real News From Real News Sources

The Fulton County News joins with the Boston Globe and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association in a coordinated defense today, Thursday, August 16, of a free and independent press. More...

Forget “Kumbaya:” Camp Kids Help Fight Spotted Lanternfly

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Summer camp is a place for friendship bracelets, nature walks and bug juice. But at one program in southeast Pennsylvania, children were given a whole new experience. More...

FCMC Begins Loop Road Project

The access road connecting Lincoln Way West (old Route 30) and Peach Orchard Road has begun on the Fulton County Medical Center campus.  Designed and inspected by Keller Engineers of Hollidaysburg the roadway is expected to be completed by year& More...

What To Do With Household Hazardous Waste

Fulton County will not be having a household hazardous waste collection this year, but Greg Reineke of the County’s Conservation District has provided alternative options for the community to properly dispose of household waste:  More...

Girl Accidentally Struck And Killed In Driveway Of Home

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

Police Shooting Raises Questions About Use Of Force Training

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – The woman in the park with the gun wouldn’t stop talking. More...

State Urges Precautions After Invasive Tick Confirmed In Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA - Tests by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, have confirmed the presence of Asian, or longhorn tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, in Pennsylvania. More...

PennDOT Unveils Plan To Upgrade Guiderail, End Treatments

Harrisburg, PA – In line with changing federal standards for guiderail and guiderail end treatments, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) last week announced a new long-range plan to upgrade these devices across the roughly 4 More...

Library Corner

The library is pleased to announce that Warfordsburg Senior Center has agreed to serve as the first pop-up library location. Starting Thursday, September 6, a portion of the center will be set up every other week. From 12:30 p.m. More...

Beaver That Attacked Kayaker, Daughter Was Rabid

BIGLERVILLE, Pa. More...

PA Couple Pleads Guilty In Animal Hoarding Case

BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) – A couple who admitted hoarding dozens of cats and a few exotic birds in squalor inside their Pennsylvania apartment have been spared a prison term but are barred from owning any more animals. More...

Chocolate Cake Fair Contest Winner

Tracy Deneen from Needmore took home top honors again in the PSACF Homemade Chocolate Cake Contest with her Salted Carmel Toffee Crunch Cake recipe at the Fulton County Fair on July 30, 2018.  More...

Wolf Administration Provides Update On Statewide Resurface PA

Long-range paving contracts underway after aggressive pothole patching effor t

Harrisburg, PA – Penn- DOT is moving ahead with accelerated repaving contracts after applying more than 109,000 tons of patching material and improving more than 1,000 miles of roads through July to deal with the widespread outbreak of potholes More...

Man Crafts Folk Opera Recounting 1963 Mine Disaster

HAZLETON, Pa. More...

Penn Medicine Eliminating Sugary Drinks In Facilities

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia hospital system is eliminating sugary drinks at its facilities to help patients and workers stay healthy.  More...

Calls For Action On Toxics White House Called “PR Nightmare”

HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) – Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16- month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, firefighting foam and fast-food wrappers. More...

Hands & Feet Of Hope Tackle Summer Projects

Five complete, One ongoing

Thirty-eight county students ages 11-17 attended this year’s youth summer camp Hands & Feet of Hope (HFOH) and aided in construction jobs throughout the county. More...

FCMC Announces Addiction Prevention And Work Hardening Grant From USDA

The Fulton County Medical Center received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service. More...

2nd Person Dies Of Injuries Suffered In Army Depot Fire

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. More...

Motorcyclist Killed In Head-on Crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia police say a motorcyclist who collided head-on with a car that was involved in an apparent street race has died. WCAU-TV reports the crash happened around 1 a.m. in southwest Philadelphia. More...

Philadelphia’s Frank Rizzo Statue To Stay Put For Now

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The planned relocation of a statue of the late Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo, a polarizing figure in the city’s history, has been put on hold for at least two more years.  Mayor Jim Kenney said it would cost the More...

Fair Results

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Fulton Gardeners Win Statewide Excellence Award

Fulton County Penn State Extension Master Gardeners announce that the group was recently awarded first place in the community service category of the 2018 Statewide Search for Excellence competition sponsored by The Penn State Extension Master Garden More...

Crane Used To Remove Vehicles From Sinkhole At Outlet Mall

LANCASTER, Pa. More...

F&M Trust Donates At Livestock Sale

F&M Trust recently participated in the 4-H Youth Livestock Sale at the Fulton County Fair where they purchased Madison Peck’s hog for $677.60 through the fair buyback program. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: oven- baked chicken, scalloped potatoes, broccoli and carrots, wheat bread, sliced pears.  Tuesday: ham salad sandwich, chips, potato salad.  Wednesday: potato More...

PA Restoring Welfare Payments After Court Ruling

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Underground Fire At Glass Plant May Be Spreading

CREIGHTON, Pa. (AP) – Officials fear that an underground coal refuse fire at the site of a soon-to-be-shuttered glass factory in western Pennsylvania may be spreading.  More...