June 4, 2015 RSS feed / Local & State

Strict Sentences Come Under Fire

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – When the Bethlehem drug dealer was arrested last year, police found heroin and marijuana in his apartment, where he kept most of his stash in the closet of his toddler’s bedroom.  More...

High Court Throws Out Conviction For Facebook Threats

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man convicted of making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates.  More...

Work To Begin On Fort Littleton Bridge Project

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that prime contractor Cottle’s Asphalt Maintenance of Everett began work Thursday, May 28, on the Fort Littleton bridge rehabilitation project in Dublin Township, Fulton County.& More...

Researchers Use Altered Herpes Virus To Fight Skin Cancer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Researchers are using a modified version of the herpes virus to fight the deadliest form of skin cancer, which strikes about 70,000 Americans a year.  More...

MHS Holds Prom May 1

McConnellsburg High School Prom was held May 1, 2015, at Cortland Mansion in Hagerstown. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Jenae Jean Gordon, daughter of Dan and Susie Gordon, Needmore, was named to the Cedarville University dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester.  More...

Court Session Held May 26

Judge Jeremiah D. Zook of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 26.  More...

Giant/Martin’s Joins Great American Milk Drive To Bring Milk To Local Food Banks

Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets are joining with The Great American Milk Drive, the first-ever national program to help deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry families who need it most. More...

Massive Coal Breaker, PA’s Last, Is Coming Down

MAHANOY CITY, Pa. More...

Dean Wins Governor’s Achievement Award

Joshua Dean was presented with the Governor’s Achievement Award by the Pennsylvania office of Vocational Rehabilitation OVR on May 14 at the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association Conference held in Hershey.  More...

MES Character Counts Students Named

McConnellsburg Elementary has continued its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts, so each month a different character trait is promoted. In May the character trait of self-discipline was worked on. More...

Summer Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON  Breakfast  Monday, June 8: assorted cereals, assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit, choice of milk.  Tuesday, June 9: warm cherry strudel or assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit, choice of milk. More...

Color Run/Walk Held

A total of 145 runners and walkers participated in the second annual 5K Color Run/Walk Saturday, May 23, hosted by Mc- Connellsburg Middle School’s eighth-grade character education class and teacher Mallory Welsh.  More...

Law Enforcement Adds Backing To Pre-kindergarten Plan

CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf is getting help from law enforcement officials in his push to persuade lawmakers to spend more money to raise the quality of Pennsylvania’s pre-kindergarten programs.  More...

Senior Center Activities

Activities at McConnellsburg Senior Center for June are as follows:  June 4: Cumberland trip at 7 a.m.  June 5: bingo at 9:30 a.m.; mental health at 11 a.m.  June 8: bingo at 9:30 a.m.; Open Mic Night at 4 p.m.  June 9: games at 9 More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: pepper steak w/gravy, mashed potatoes, sliced carrots, apple, wheat bread, milk.  Tuesday: potato-crusted fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, peaches, bread More...

PA Man Pleads Guilty To Killing 3 At Town Meeting

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Friday to homicide for gunning down three people at a 2013 municipal government meeting because he was angry about being forced off his debris-strewn land.  More...

Senior Center Activities

Activities at Hustontown Senior Center for June are as follows:  June 4: Bible study with Rev. More...

Traces Of Hershey’s Model Town Live On In Cuba

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – On the weathered railway platform of this faded sugar town, retired mechanic Pedro Ramon Prieto Napoles, 74, awaited the “Hershey train” of Central Camilo Cienfuegos and waxed nostalgic about the years the mill w More...

Rick Santorum Announces Second White House Run

CABOT, Pa. More...

Scouts Get Info On Poisonous Snakes, Plants

Needmore Cub Scout Pack 45 welcomed Ranger Lynn to educate them about poisonous snakes and plants in our region. The scoutleader is Sherry DeShong. Pictured is Ranger Lynn. More...

Local Woman’s Club Gives Kirk Scholarship Fund To FCMC

Mary Jane Kirk was no stranger to Fulton County Medical Center having been a nurse and a member of the auxiliary. Kirk passed away in 1997, but bequeathed a scholarship fund in her name to McConnellsburg Woman’s Club. More...

Appleby Shines At Junior College World Series

McConnellsburg native Evan Appleby is passionate about baseball whether he’s on or off the diamond. More...

Only One Month Left In Pa. Budget Year

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Hickey Selected To Serve On Commission

AMVETS National Executive Director Stewart Hickey has been selected to serve on the Commission on Care established by Congress to examine how to best deliver healthcare to the nation’s veterans.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

False ID Given In Traffic Stop   Nineteen-year-old Sheldon Morris of Washington, Pa., is accused of giving false identification to state police troopers during a traffic stop at the intersection of Lincoln Way West and Route 30 on May 23. More...

Federal Prison Inmate Gets 30 Years For Killing Over Stamps

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – A man from El Salvador will spend 30 years in prison for killing his cellmate at a federal prison in Pennsylvania over the theft of postage stamps.  More...

Firefighters Too Big, But Girl Just Right To Rescue Kitten

LANCASTER, Pa. More...

GRADUATION 2015

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PennDOT And MDOT Partner To Make Car Buying Easier

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced Monday a joint agreement to streamline customer service and to ease title and registration transactions for residents buying a car out of s More...

Receives Degree

Courtney Trainor, Needmore, received her degree from Shepherd University during the 142nd commencement held May 9.  Shepherd alumna Carolyn Malachi, a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, social activist and philanthropist, delivered the commence More...

Pa. Man On Tree Trimming Crew Killed By Bucket Truck

CAMP HILL, Pa. More...

State Wins Court Order In UPMC-Highmark Fight Over Medicare

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

MHS Class Names Top Four Students

McConnellsburg High School Class of 2015 has named its top four students. Graduation exercises will be held Wednesday, June 3, in the school auditorium.  Hannah Elizabeth Ott has been named class valedictorian. More...

Cove Mills Holds Tractor Ride

Members and guests of Cove Mills Old Farm Machinery Association enjoyed a hog roast, music and a tractor ride on May 9, hosted by members Jim and Alice Redding at their campsite in Stoney Break. More...

Senior Project Benefits Wounded Warriors

Nathan R. More...

Claar Achieves Membership In Million-Dollar Round Table

Rickie R. Claar, Bedford, a representative for Modern Woodmen of America, is one of a small percentage of life insurance agents worldwide to achieve membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) this year.  More...

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured are Forbes Road Students of the Month for May. The character word they were chosen for was citizenship. More...

SF Students Of The Month

Pictured are Southern Fulton Elementary Students of the Month for May. More...