August 20, 2015 RSS feed / Local & State

Wolf Floats Plan That Claims $17B In Pension Debt Reduction

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

Prosecutor Kane Lacks Support As She Fights Criminal Charges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s political support has virtually collapsed as she prepares to fight criminal charges that could end her career.  More...

Needmore Vol. Fire Company To Celebrate 50th Year

Firemen’s parade, special entertainment set for Sept. 5

Having logged 50 years of serving to the residents and businesses of southern Fulton County, representatives from the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. More...

FCMC Golf Tourney To Benefit Surgical Services Equipment

Four pieces of equipment for surgical services will be the focus at the 22nd annual FCMC Foundation Golf Tournament set for Saturday, September 12, at Great Cove Golf Course.  More...

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following upcoming public programs:  More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: meatballs, spaghetti, tossed salad, Italian bread, fresh fruit.  Tuesday: pork, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, rye bread, sugar cookies.  Wednesday: turkey a More...

8-Year-Old Finds Gun At Playground, Shoots His Foot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say an 8-year-old was hospitalized after shooting himself in the foot with a gun he found in a Philadelphia playground.  But Chief Inspector Scott Small tells The Philadelphia Inquirer that no gun was immediately More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON  Breakfast  Wednesday, August 26: pancakes w/syrup or assorted cereals with toast, assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit.  Thursday, August 27: yogurt parfait w/toast and spreads or assorted cereals with toas More...

Elvis Presley Impersonator Entertains Seniors

Last Saturday evening the Warfordsburg Senior Center was entertained by Ted Miller, who paid tribute to Elvis Presley by singing his songs and impersonating him as best as anyone could. More...

Tornado Touches Down In Western PA

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. More...

New School Year Brings Students, School Buses Back To Roads

As the new school year gets under way, motorists need to be vigilant in order to avoid potentially tragic crashes and strong penalties as school buses return to the roads to pick up students waiting for a ride.  More...

Groups Help Reunite Dogs From War With Soldiers At Home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The fragile line between life and death in Afghanistan for U.S. Army Sgt. Mark Wildsmith and his team was paper thin.  Assault-rifle battles with Taliban militants. Hand-propelled grenades tossed from behind. More...

Small Plane Crashes into PA Creek; Pilot Alive

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

EMT Who Performed CPR At Camp Suffers Major Stroke, Dies

EFFORT, Pa. (AP) – An emergency medical technician who fell ill while performing CPR at a camp for the developmentally disabled has died days later, her mother says.  More...

Western Pennsylvania Treasure Hunter Coins A New Hobby

OHIOVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Since boyhood, Perry Smyda’s been searching for buried treasures, his metal detector locating everything from rusty nails to loose change.  Now, he’s coined a new hobby. More...

Clearing The Record

In last week’s fair story, it was stated that proceeds from the fourth annual bingo sponsored by the Fulton/ Franklin County Democratic Club would benefit Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake. More...

Barn Quilt Trail Nears Milestone

Could set record as largest in the state

Since Mike Crampton and fellow committee members of the Frontier Barn Quilt Trail of Fulton County first sat down to hash out a game plan, the group’s enthusiasm for promoting the area’s history and rural character has never wavered. More...

Shade Gap Restaurant Damaged In Blaze

A popular restaurant in southern Huntingdon County was damaged during a fire that erupted Sunday evening. At least 10 fire crews were dispatched to the Sunny Ridge Station Restaurant around 9:30 p.m.  More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  August 10  Slaughter steers; high choice and prime 2-3: 1446- 1608 lbs., $154 to $157; choice 2-3: 1200-1574 lbs., $151 to $155; select 2-3: 1160-1484 lbs., $146 to $148.  More...

Court Session Held August 11

Judge Shawn D. Meyers 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 Tuesday, August 11.  More...

NBC Correspondent At Pentagon Attack To Be Flight 93 Speaker

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – The NBC News reporter who first reported the attack on the Pentagon during the Sept. More...

3 Injured In PA Hot Air Balloon Accident

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. More...

PA Beauty Queen Jailed On Fake Cancer Charges

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Seniors Hold Bowling Banquet

The 16th Wii bowling banquet for Warfordsburg Senior Center was held at Bob Evans restaurant in Breezewood last Friday. More...

Pittsburgh Sued Over SWAT Raid That Forced Family Into Snow

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The city of Pittsburgh is being sued for a SWAT raid on the wrong apartment in a duplex that forced a couple, and the woman’s four young children, out into the snow in below-freezing temperatures.  More...

Couple Who Took Pet Snake For Swim In River Say It Vanished

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A couple who took their nearly 5-foot boa constrictor for a swim in a Pennsylvania river say the pet slipped away and they’re concerned about its welfare.  More...

PA Teacher Shares A Love Of Learning With Babies

YORK, Pennsylvania (AP) – By 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, two babies squirmed in Chayanee Propst’s lap and a few more crawled on the floor around her in the YWCA’s “Bumblebee” room.  More...

2-Year-Old Falls To Death From Home’s Third-Story Attic Window

DUBOIS, Pa. More...

122 Cats Rescued From Squalid PA Home

HENRYVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Animal control officials say they have rescued 122 cats and kittens from a squalid Pennsylvania home and transported them to a North Philadelphia facility for medical evaluations.  More...

VFW Donates To Library

VFW Post 655 presents a donation of $200, in memory of Kathryn McBeath, to Fulton County Library. Pictured, left, are Jamie Brambley and Ed Stenger. More...