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Multiple cases cleared by judge during county court session

Drug-related cases involving prescription pills, mushrooms and marijuana were among criminal matters heard Feb. 16 by Judge Stewart Kurtz in Huntingdon County Court.  More...

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Police Log

Thefts   SMITHFIELD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report that late Sunday somebody took clothing from the drop-off area at the Goodwill Store.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Martin R. Brown announces candidacy for county commissioner

75 Years Ago  More...

World  Free Access 

House chairman wants new rules on Afghan security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is intent on barring private security contractors and Afghans from guarding U.S. More...

General News

Volunteers in Maryland help find homes for bulldogs

PORT DEPOSIT, Md. (AP) — Houdini the bulldog was abandoned by the side of a Virginia road and run over by a car, but like his namesake, he managed an unlikely escape.  More...

Pitt grad makes four majors seem easy

PITTSBURGH (AP) — University of Pittsburgh senior Joseph Rendemonti is a quadruple major studying bioengineering, chemistry, economics and psychology.Joseph Rendemonti started bagging groceries at a grocery store outside Philadelphia when he wa More...

Undocumented Bryn Mawr student turns to activism

BRYN MAWR (AP) — Jessica Hyejin Lee, a junior at Bryn Mawr College, did not plan to blurt out her deeply held secret — not in front of an auditorium packed with 300 students and professors, and with the college president sitting just a fe More...

People/Pastimes

Put produce on your plate – for less

Do you eat enough fruits and vegetables every day? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans should fill half their plate with fruits and vegetables. Most people don’t come near that amount.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY 1ST BIRTHDAY to Layne Harlow Bickel, who turns 1 year old today, Friday, March 2, 2012. Layne is the son of Samuel R. Bickel and Erin E. Harlow, both of Huntingdon. More...

Special Occasions

March 2, 2012  Happy birthday to J. Colleen Trimer of Huntingdon, who celebrates her birthday today, Friday, March 2, 2012. Happy birthday, Colleen!   More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Thrift end of season sales Just a reminder that it is end-of-season clearance time at most thrift stores. Most of these stores have a day or two of “bag sales.” You pay $1-$5 for a paper grocery sack full of your choices. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Might your husband be depressed since retiring?

Dear Annie: Our son’s first marriage ended in divorce 10 years ago. From that union, we have a wonderful 13-year-old grandson.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, March 3, 2012:  More...

AG releases new Sandusky info

HARRISBURG (AP) — Prosecutors claim Jerry Sandusky sexually abused boys ranging in age from 8 to 17, eight of whom were molested on the Penn State campus, according to a document with new details about the case filed Thursday.  More...

Saxton council reviews plans for new Dollar Store

Subject to final approval by the Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General Corp., work could begin on the new Saxton Dollar General Store project as early as mid April.  More...

HCCTC hosts open house

The Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center had a chance to show not only potential students, but the community, the inner workings of the center Thursday evening during its annual open house.  The event, which kicked off at 6 p.m., saw a More...

State  Free Access 

Baltimore-to-Altoona cocaine network bust nets 14 arrests

HARRISBURG` (AP) — Pennsylvania state prosecutors said Thursday they filed charges against 14 people in what they describe as a drug distribution network that purchased cocaine in Baltimore for resale in the Altoona area.  More...

Buyers showing interest in Harrisburg’s assets

HARRISBURG (AP) — The state-appointed financial custodian overseeing Pennsylvania’s deeply indebted capital told a judge Thursday there is broad interest in buying, leasing or managing Harrisburg’s municipal trash incinerator, parki More...

‘Black Madam’ arrested in bad buttocks injections

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman who calls herself the “Black Madam” could face charges in the death of a London tourist who received illegal buttocks-enhancement injections last year in a Philadelphia hotel, police said Thursday.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, March 2   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, March 3   More...

Local Sports

FSU’s Miller beats buzzer

College Men’s Basketball Round-up:

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ian Miller said he hadn’t made a buzzer-beater to win a game since high school.  When he shot from the right wing in the final second Thursday night, he didn’t need to look.  More...

Bucs lose A.J. to eye injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates pitcher A.J. More...

Read and Jagr spark Flyers

Flyers 6, Islanders 3  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Read scored twice and Jaromir Jagr had the go-ahead goal to lead Philadelphia over the New York Islanders.  More...

Press Club

JV Sustainability Club hosts pizza night at soup kitchen

The goal for the Juniata Valley Sustainability Club for this year was to focus on the distribution and production of food and reaching out to the community. More...

Southern teachers attend ‘data days’

On Feb. More...

Tussey French Club to see Cirque Du Soleil

On April 24, the Tussey Mountain French Club will be heading to State College to see Cirque du Soleil. This is the second year the French Club will be attending such an event. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Words of wisdom

Dear Heloise: My singlemom daughter recently put together a wonderful gift for her 13-year-old son. She asked all the men in his life to provide WORDS OF ADVICE for a young man entering his teen years. More...

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