July 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Veteran and mules traverse county

Owosso, Michigan, man Charlie Peters is fulfilling a dream and thanking veterans across the state one mile at a time — at 3 mph. “I see everything and I smell everything,” he said. More...

Local seniors at risk in heat and humidity

Warm weather brings many folks outside, but as the temperature rises, so does the risk for seniors. More...

State  Free Access 

‘Shootout’ on Erie street kills one, hurts five others

ERIE (AP) — One teenager was killed and five other youths wounded in what police described as a “shootout” on an Erie street, authorities said Saturday. More...

Creek health being checked after chemical plant fire

HANOVER (AP) — Wildlife authorities are trying to determine if there are any long-term effects to a central Pennsylvania creek from runoff contamination from a chemical plant fire last month. More...

Mother, children killed by carjacked SUV remembered

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Friends and family gathered over the weekend to remember a mother and three children killed by a carjacked sport utility vehicle in north Philadelphia a year ago. More...

General News

Campgrounds evacuated near wildfire

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Campgrounds were evacuated near a Central California wildfire that has chewed through more than 2 square miles of dry timber in Sierra National Forest, one of several blazes burning across the state on Monday. More...

San Francisco’s Chinatown clings to roots amid tech boom

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For a century and a half, San Francisco’s Chinatown, the nation’s oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life. More...

Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back 500,000 pickups

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action in U.S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Greinke’s streak ends; Cole first with 14 wins

NEW YORK (AP) — Zack Greinke’s shutout streak ended at 45 2/3 innings when the Mets scored the first of two scratch runs against him, and New York beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Sunday on newcomer Juan Uribe’s single off the wall More...

Hall of Fame class inducted

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rocksolid catcher-turned-second baseman entered the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. More...

Hamels throws no-hitter

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels tossed baseball’s third no-hitter of the season, dominating the Chicago Cubs in the Philadelphia Phillies’ 5-0 victory on Saturday. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Not everyone is good about friendship

Dear Annie: How do you cope with a friendship where the person stays connected just enough to continually remind you of how unimportant you are? More...

Hints from Heloise

In the bag, then in the trash

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about disposing of dog waste: More...

Special Sections

Fast food chain closes its doors

A longtime Smithfield Township fast food chain shut its doors for the last time Sunday, but plans are in the works to put another in its place. KFC, which has been owned by Frank Irvin Jr. of Irvin Enterprises Inc. More...

Man hospitalized after near drowning

A McAlevys Fort man is currently in a Pittsburgh hospital after suffering head and neck injuries that may have caused the man to nearly drown at Greenwood State Park around 1:45 p.m. Saturday. More...

Shade Gap Picnic opens

The praise band from the Fair Ridge Assembly of God Church, Shade Gap, helped celebrate the official opening of the 132nd Shade Gap Picnic Sunday evening during the annual vesper service. More...

Local News

PennDOT work schedule for the week of July 27

David Kammerer, acting county maintenance manager of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, announced the list of improvements and maintenance operations scheduled in Huntingdon County during the week of July 27-31. More...

Three Springs man in jail after crash and burglary

A Three Springs man is in the Huntingdon County Jail this morning after he was involved in a hit-and-crash in Juniata Township and then broke into a home in Smithfield Township late Saturday night. More...

Mount Union man charged after July 19 knife incident

A Mount Union man is currently in the Huntingdon County Jail, charged with assaulting another man at a Mount Union residence. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, July 27 AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623. Al-Anon p Al-Anon family group will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

Local Sports

Mount Union knocked out 3-0 by Clearfield

PA VFW 13-14 Teener:

Mount Union was coming off a Friday win over North Shore Albright and looking to take on Schuylkill South to keep moving in winner’s bracket for a Sunday game and a shot at the state title. More...

Earlier, Clearfield wins 7-3 to dump Huntingdon

Little things going wrong in all aspects of the game made it difficult for Huntingdon to stay alive in the 13-14 year-old allstar VFW state teener league championship tournament Saturday in Mount Union. More...

Glasnow fans 12 in 2-0 loss

Top Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow recorded a season-high 12 strikeouts Sunday afternoon, but the Altoona Curve lost the series finale at Canal Park against the Akron RubberDucks 2-0. More...

People/Pastimes

Make summer meal memories for less

Warmer weather, longer days and smells of sizzling meat on the grill can only mean one thing - summer has officially arrived. More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S 11! Happy birthday wishes go out to Mikhail “Misha” Evgenievich Krayushkin who turns 11 years old today, Monday, July 27, 2015. His proud parents are Zhenya Krayushkin and Megan Morrison and Missy and Eric Dolan. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 3:45 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 28, 2015: More...

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