February 22, 2018 RSS feed / Local & State

Firemen Battle Harrisonville House Fire

A house fire broke out in the early morning hours Tuesday at 1281 Camp Ridge Road in Harrisonville. Needmore Fire Co. More...

Scouts Qualify In Derby Racing

Great Cove held its District Derby Race February 24, 2018 and three scouts are now headed to New York. More...

PennDOT Worker Setting Out Flames Killed On Icy I-99

ALTOONA, Pa. More...

Tornado In PA Ranked EF-1 With Winds Up To 105 mph

UNIONTOWN, Pa. More...

Library News

The library is offering a program Feb. 22, at 6 p.m., entitled “ Outsmart the Scammers “with Erica Fendlay of Edward Jones. Incidents of fraud are on the rise, and scammers’ tactics are becoming more complex. More...

Kept Out: Loophole In Law For The Poor Spurs Gentrification

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Jonathan Jacobs had almost no savings, a modest income and a credit report marred by a disputed cellphone bill. More...

Jury Acquits Man Accused Of Police Officer’s Slaying

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A jury has returned a not guilty verdict in the trial of a man accused of gunning down a police officer who responded to a domestic violence call in western Pennsylvania.  More...

Hunters Split On Use Of Semi-automatic Rifles

YORK, Pa. (AP) – In 2017, Pennsylvania became the last state to legalize semiautomatic rifles – including AR- 15s – for hunting. More...

Schools Switch To Eco-friendly Lunch Trays

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia School District has switched from plastic foam cafeteria plates to a more environmentally-friendly option. More...

Principal Offers Year-end Cash To Students For Not Fighting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The principal at a Philadelphia elementary school in a violent corner of the city is paying eighth-graders to not fight.  The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Mitchell Elementary School Principal Stephanie Andrewlevich is More...

Penn State Students Raise $10.1 Million In Dance Marathon

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Hundreds of hardy Penn State students raised more than $10.1 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46- hour dance marathon known as Thon. More...

Littlestown’s Hollywood Trailblazer Finally Getting Her Due

LITTLESTOWN, Pa. More...

PA Awaits First Look At Court’s Congressional Map

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

New Maps Could Improve Democrats’ Chances In Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

FCMC Receives Second Four-Star Rating

Less than a month after receiving a notification that the hospital received a four-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the long-term-care has received the same design More...

Historical Society Now “Official”

Commissioners

Fulton County commissioners Pete Lynch, Stuart Ulsh, and Rodney McCray met with Historical Society’s Debbie Reed and Richard Miller on Tuesday so that they could endorse a proclamation designating Fulton County Historical Society as Fulton Coun More...

Forbes Road FBLA Students Attend Conference

Members of Forbes Road Future Business Leaders of America attended the annual regional leadership conference December 11 at Wilson College. More...

Man Acquitted In 2014 Slaying Charged In October Homicide

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A man acquitted in a shooting death outside an after-hours party in central Pennsylvania is now charged in a slaying last fall. More...

Legal Medical Marijuana Sales Begin At PA Facility

The first legal medical marijuana sales under a 2- year- old state law began Thursday at a dispensary in western Pennsylvania, with the first purchase by a woman who lobbied for passage of the law.  More...

Death Of Man Found On Ice In Bay Ruled Accidental

ERIE, Pa. More...

Senior Center Holds Open Mic

Fourteen players and singers turned out for McConnellsburg senior center Open Mic January 12, 2018. Next Open Mic is March 12, which will be the third year anniversary. More...

Partygoer Stole Museum Statue’s Left Thumb After Selfie

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal authorities say a Delaware man snapped a selfie before stealing part of a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum.  According to an arrest affidavit filed Friday, 24-yearold Michael Rohana was attending an More...

PennDOT To Update Statewide Bicycle, Pedestrian Master Plan

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, (PennDOT) last week announced that it has begun the process of updating the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and is inviting the public to weigh in through an online su More...

Historical Society Dinner Meeting

Fulton County Historical Society will hold its annual membership dinner and meeting at Hustontown Firehall March 31, at 6 p.m.  More...

Death Penalty To Be Sought In Murder Of University Student

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Prosecutors have announced their intention to seek the death penalty in the case of a man charged with killing a University of Pittsburgh student in her off-campus apartment last year. More...

PennDOT, State Police Raise Awareness Of Lesser-Known Highway Safety Laws

Harrisburg, PA – To encourage safer driving in the state, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. More...