December 7, 2017 RSS feed / Local & State

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Christmas vendors filled the Fulton Theater on Friday and Saturday to sell holiday wares to festive shoppers during the Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas in McConnellsburg event. More...

PennDOT Advises Of REAL ID Preparations

REAL IDs will be available at the customer’s option in spring 2019

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminds customers that there are proactive steps they can take now to help prepare for when REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards are available to custome More...

Forbes Road Elementary Awarded Problem Solving Grant

Forbes Road Elementary School is one of six schools in Pennsylvania to be awarded the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Tier 3 Problem-Solving Grant. More...

Peace Poster Contest Winners

Forbes Road Lions Club’s annual peace poster contest has been completed, and Brenna Snyder, a sixth-grade student at Forbes Road Elementary, is this year’s winner. More...

Historical Society Holds Tea

The Fulton County Historical Society held its autumn tea September 30 in its new dining room at the former G.C. More...

Family Partnership Hosts Partner Luncheon

The Fulton County Family Partnership hosted the partners group luncheon on November 21 at the Resource Management Center conference room on Great Cove Road. More...

The Saga Of Meek Mill And How He Ended Up In Jail

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Meek Mill’s imprisonment on a probation violation has set off a flurry of legal appeals, criticism of the criminal justice system, newspaper opinion pieces, rallies, billboards and bus ads. More...

Suspect In Mistaken Identity Killing Back In PA

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. More...

11-Year-Old Driving ATV Crashes, Killing 8-Year-Old

UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. More...

Rare Twin Tiger Cubs Being Hand-raised At Pittsburgh Zoo

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Two rare tiger cubs whose mother didn’t bond with them are being hand-raised at a Pittsburgh zoo.  More...

Firefighters Climb Down Hill To Fight Cemetery Brush Fire

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Firefighters climbed down a hill and tried ropes to trees to lower equipment to battle a brush fire in Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Cemetery.  The fire broke out around 7:15 p.m. More...

Court Sides With Fired Driver Who Feared “Mark Of The Devil”

ALTOONA, Pa. More...

PA County Will Soon Have Royal Connection

NEWPORT, Pa. (AP) – A royal family connection to has residents abuzz in a Perry County community. Meghan Markle, who is engaged to marry Britain’s Prince Harry, is the daughter of Thomas Markle, a 1962 graduate of Newport High School. More...

PA Physician Charged In 2 Fatal Opioid Overdoses

A Pittsburgh area doctor was charged Friday with causing the deaths of two patients by overprescribing opioids, state prosecutors announced.  The attorney general’s office charged Dr. More...

Woman Thanks Veteran Who Bombed “Bridge On The River Kwai”

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Clyde Saylor let his imagination fly. He pictured a little girl standing in a concentration camp. She looks up at a huge plane overhead. A bomb drops and blows up part of a nearby bridge. More...

Motorists See Slight Drop In Gas Prices In Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Drivers are seeing slightly lower prices at the gas pump in Pennsylvania.  AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state was $2.75, which is down 2 cents from last week. More...

PA Issues Guidelines On Giving Opioids To Children

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Pennsylvania officials have unveiled new guidelines for prescribing powerful painkillers to children as part of an effort to combat opioid addiction.  The state’s acting health secretary joined doctors and officia More...

VFW Donation

Pictured above is Jim Smith, VFW POST 655 secretary/ treasurer presenting a $1,000 check to Fred Waite of Mason-Dixon Warrior Adventures. The VFW/FOVA hosted several wounded warriors for lunch. More...

Aide Charged With Pouring Scalding Water On Disabled Man

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a Pennsylvania health care aide has been charged for pouring scalding hot water on a mentally disabled man. More...

Pennsylvania Case Takes New Approach To Redistricting Rules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Judges have been asked repeatedly to decide whether the lawmakers in charge of drawing congressional district lines have gone too far to favor their parties.  A group of Democratic voters from Pennsylvania is approachi More...

Bags A Big Buck

Troy Ramsey of McConnellsburg bagged this 14-point buck last Tuesday near Hustontown. The buck’s antlers measured 21 1/2 inches outside, with the highest point being 7 1/2 inches long. More...

Jobless Rate Drops Again

October’s jobless rate fell to 4.7 percent in Fulton County, a 0.2 percent drop since September.  Fulton County ranked 25th in a tie with Lehigh County for the lowest unemployment rates in Pennsylvania. More...

DIY Christmas Wreath

With the holidays in full swing, it’s not unusual that wallets are feeling a little thin. More...

Bishop Awarded FFA Regional Star

Taylor Bishop, a senior at the McConnellsburg High School and Fulton County AVTS Agricultural Production program was recently awarded Pennsylvania FFA’s South Central Regional Star award in agribusiness for the accomplishments he has achieved r More...

Man Claims He Caught Eye-eating Parasite At Amusement Park

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A man has filed a lawsuit against a Pittsburgh amusement park claiming he contracted an eye-eating parasite after getting splashed on a water ride.  Robert and Krystsina Trostle claim in their lawsuit filed Tuesday that h More...

Handling Of Woman’s Complaints Before Killing To Get Review

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police will review how authorities handled complaints by a 21- year-old woman in the days and weeks before she and her mother were fatally shot by her ex-boyfriend, a prosecutor said Friday.  More...

2 Charged In “Horrible” PA Human Trafficking Case

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Despite Hunting, Coyotes Flourish In Western PA

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – In some parts of Murrysville, every time Bill Powers placed a tree-mounted camera, he could count on getting a photo of a coyote. More...

Man Who Sucker-punched Man With Cerebral Palsy Gets Prison

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – A man who was caught on video suckerpunching a man with cerebral palsy outside a store was sentenced to three to six years in prison.  A tearful Barry Robert Baker Jr. More...

Library Corner

The library wishes to thank Fulton County Chamber of Commerce for again sponsoring the annual “Christmas in McConnellsburg” event at Fulton Theatre last Friday and Saturday. More...

Fewer Deadly Crashes On PA Roads Over Holiday

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – There were fewer fatal crashes and more alcohol-related arrests on Pennsylvania’s highways over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  State troopers investigated 981 crashes between Nov. 22 and Nov. 26. More...

PA Man’s Loudspeaker Broadcast Of “Taps” ends

GLEN ROCK, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man whose nightly broadcast of taps through loudspeakers led to lawsuit threats and complaints from his neighbors played the recording for the last time Thursday night.  More...

Forbes Road Class Holds Reunion

Forbes Road Class of 1972 recently held its 45th class reunion at B Street Restaurant in Greencastle. More...

Delaware River-area Fracking Ban Aims At Industry Water Use

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A regulatory commission that oversees water quality in the Delaware River basin is taking another step toward permanently banning natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing.  More...

SF Students Of The Month

Pictured are the Southern Fulton Elementary Students of the Month for October. The theme was kindness. More...

Keeping The PA Dutch Language Alive

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – On any Amish homestead, after labor’s last push and a check for 10 fingers and 10 toes, family members have heard one of two things for centuries.  “Sis en Bu” or “Sis en Maedel.”  &ld More...

Man Sentenced Tor Trafficking Heroin In Car Batteries

NORRISTOWN, Pa. More...