March 8, 2011
A Harrisonville, Pa., man was killed when his station wagon collided with a pickup truck Tuesday morning at the intersection of Rock Hill Road and Pa. 522 in Fulton County, Pennsylvania State Police said. Charles Emory Sipes, 71, of 11380 Pleasant Ridge Road in Harrisonville, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a state police news release. Troopers said Sipes was driving a 1989 Dodge station wagon south on Pa. 522 at about 6:15 a.m., when a 2004 Chevrolet 1500 driven by Aaron Russell Shives, 22, pulled into the intersection from Rock Hill Road, troopers said.
September 4, 2013
Fulton County's lawmaker in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was in critical condition Wednesday in a Pittsburgh hospital, according to the Associated Press. State Rep. Dick Hess, 74, suffered complications following a leg operation two weeks ago. The medical condition of Hess, R-Bedford/Fulton/Huntingdon, took a turn for the worse over the weekend, House Republican spokesman Steve Miskin said. Miskin said family members provided the update to the legislative staff in Hess' district office.
July 17, 2013
A Warfordsburg, Pa., woman was flown to a hospital after the car she was driving struck a farm tractor Tuesday evening on U.S. 522 in Fulton County, Pennsylvania State Police said. Erin Renee McCusker, 27, was flown to Altoona Regional Health System to be treated for major injuries, according to a state police news release. A hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday morning that McCusker was not listed as a patient. Troopers said McCusker was driving a 2002 Chrysler Sebring south on U.S. 522 at about 6:45 p.m. when her vehicle rear-ended an International 1066 farm tractor being driven by Lee James Golden, 39, of Needmore, Pa. Police said the impact caused the tractor to flip over.
March 25, 2013
A Fulton County, Pa., man has been charged with sexually abusing a girl multiple times over the course of the last 2 1/2 years, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Warren David Kerlin III, 50, of Burnt Cabins, Pa., is charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, indecent assault and other related offenses, according to a state police news release. Troopers allege Kerlin sexually assaulted the girl over the course of the last 2 1/2 years in Dublin Township.
March 15, 2012
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Franklin County, Pa., dropped 0.2 percent in January to 6.5 percent, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. The rate in neighboring Fulton County, Pa., held steady at 8.9 percent, a dramatic decrease from its high points during the recession. Fulton County reached 16 percent unemployment in February 2009. Labor department data indicates Franklin County gained 100 nonagricultural jobs in January, reaching 57,100 nonfarm jobs in the civilian work force.
August 16, 2011
The number of confirmed cases in an E coli outbreak linked to Cowans Gap State Park is now 13, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Tuesday. In a statement, health department officials said 11 cases involve Pennsylvania residents - six from Franklin County, four from Lancaster County and one from Huntingdon County. Two cases were confirmed in Maryland residents, officials said. All swam in the lake at Cowans Gap State Park, although the source of the bacteria has not been found.
February 21, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013 GIRLS BASKETBALL Frankfort 50, Berk. Springs 42 BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Sarah Haynes scored a game-high 26 points, including two 3-pointers for Berkeley Springs in a loss to Frankfort. Frederick Force 42, HVA 20 Courtney Tooley had six points and five steals for Highland View Academy in a season-ending loss to Frederick Force. Wendy Anyona had six rebounds and five steals for the Tartans. FREDERICK FORCE Romanchuk 17, Quick 2, Reifsnider 4, Hall 2, Hughes 8, Blickenstaff 3, Muller 2, Mak. Quick 3, Pritt 1. Totals 18 5-22 42. HIGHLAND VIEW Anyona 3, Wootton 4, Harrison 1, Tooley 6, Roberts 4, Reginato 2. Totals 8 4-16 20. Frederick 9 18 11 4 - 42 Highland View 4 0 2 14 - 20 3-point goals - Frederick Force 1 (Blickenstaff)
February 22, 2011
Autopsies performed in a Fulton County, Pa., murder-suicide investigation found both victims died of gunshot wounds. Tina Souders, 39, died of multiple gunshot wounds, Fulton County Coroner Berley Souders said. Her death will be listed as homicide, he said. Ricky L. Hann, 51, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Souders said. Pennsylvania State Police said Hann took Souders to a wooded area near her Cito Road home shortly before noon Sunday. He had been arrested Saturday for allegedly kidnapping her, then was released on bail.
November 8, 2012
Mercedes stolen from Fulton County barn WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - A Warfordsburg man told authorities Wednesday that someone stole a Mercedes-Benz that was parked in his barn in Fulton County, Pennsylvania State Police said. The 2000 black Mercedes-Benz ML320 was taken between 1:30 and 3 p.m. from a pole barn at 260 Locust Grove Road in Brush Creek Township, according to a state police news release. Troopers said the person who took the car fled north in the vehicle on Old Route 126. Anyone with information may call state police at 717-485-3131.