March 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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The Internet is brimming with repetitious world news stories, but there is only one website that unites the people of Huntingdon County and brings the people of the world to Huntingdon County: huntingdondailynews.com. More...

Shirley Twp.’s EMC certified

Having completed years of requirements, Shirley Township emergency management coordinator George “Jack” Harman Jr. has attained his professional certification from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.  More...

State  Free Access 

Attorney General lists Penn State perjury case statements

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania prosecutors are listing 33 grand jury statements by Penn State administrators they say support the perjury charges against them.  More...

UPitt offers $10,000 reward for bomb threat information

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information about a wave of recent bomb threats on campus.  A bomb threat on Friday was the seventh since February, and the 42-story Cathedral of Lear More...

Bill to cut 50 seats in Pa. House nears first vote

HARRISBURG, (AP) — The speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives said Friday that his bill to cut 50 seats from the chamber will be debated next week, a significant first step in the lengthy process of amending the state constitution More...

World  Free Access 

Searching shadows for end to foreclosure crisis

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When Frank Verna pulls up to a battered, four-unit apartment building at lunch hour, he’s just over a mile as the seagull flies from the gated, oceanfront palaces of South Florida’s wealthiest.  More...

Vets say dogs, cats turn old halfway through life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Age may creep up on man, but his best friend gets there at warp speed.  Going from pup to grandpup doesn’t leave much prime time under American Veterinary Medical Association labels that cats and small dogs are ger More...

Beyonce the tiny puppy fit into spoon at birth

NEW YORK (AP) — A very tiny puppy is sitting inside a coffee mug, trying without success to escape by scratching its little paws against the slippery surface. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

No underdogs in Men’s Final Four at New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Looking for those charming underdog stories? More...

Women’s Final Four teams appear in Denver’s thin air

DENVER (AP) — The rust-colored sign in the arena’s loading dock serves as both a welcome and a warning for players when they step off the team bus.  More...

Pitt takes CBI title

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tray Woodall scored 17 points and Pittsburgh beat Washington State 71-65 on Friday night to win the College Basketball Invitational title.  More...

Religion News

Palm Sunday:

A day of glory, a day of tragedy

What is this day we call Palm Sunday? What does it really mean? More...

Special events, services

Chili cook-off   More...

Huntingdon Forum of Churches Service Schedule

Good Friday Services  More...

Annie's Mailbox

There is no reason to fight over this!

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married 42 years, and she plans to retire in a few months. I am unemployed, cannot find a job and consider myself retired already.  More...

Doctor K

Glaucoma caught early stops further damage to eyes

DEAR DOCTOR K: I was recently diagnosed with openangle glaucoma. What can I expect in terms of treatment? Will the doctor be able to save my vision?  More...

Special Sections

Burglar claims he was mislead

A Huntingdon man who was convicted of burglarizing area businesses three summers ago claims his decision to accept a 12- to 24-year prison term instead of going to trial was guided by misinformation.  Charles Henry Kent Jr., 59, is now an inmate More...

Wearing a ‘hoodie’ doesn’t make one look like a ‘hoodlum’

With the recent shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida attracting the nation’s notice, many people are starting to protest George Zimmerman’s accusation of Martin looking suspicious because he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, commonly know More...

Local News

Trade accomplished

The Rockhill Trolley Museum has deaccessioned and transferred ownership of the 1899 vintage former DC Transit snow sweeper car 09 to the National Capital Trolley Museum in Colesville, Md. More...

SCV Lion honored

The Stone Creek Valley Lions Club honored member Leroy Bumgardner, left, with the coveted Melvin Jones Fellowship Award at a recent meeting. More...

Meeting at HCC

Comcast Day of Caring set for April 21

On Saturday, April 21, the Huntingdon Community Center will host Comcast Day of Caring in cooperation with Comcast. This event is a service event open to everyone willing to benefit the HCC. More...

General News

Be one with a trout stream

run spilled into an elongated pool, sidled along a rock face then slid under some rhododendron. On my side was a shallow eddy that straddled a partially submerged, reclining tree trunk.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Area fire companies battle brush fire

75 Years Ago  The Huntingdon State Highway Patrol sub-station will be moved tomorrow, April 1, from 315 Penn St. to 1114 Pennsylvania Ave., South Huntingdon, the premises of Earl H. Snook. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, March 31   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  More...

Local Sports

Late rally sinks ’Cats again

High School Baseball:

The song hasn’t been that bad, but the refrain has been a bit discordant for the Huntingdon baseball team. For the third straight game, the Bearcats played six solid inning only to be undone by one bad frame. More...

Mifflin Co. dominates Huntingdon

High School Tennis:

Huntingdon, opening its season with five straight home matches, fell to 2-2 after being handled 7-0 by Mifflin County in a non-conference match Friday.  More...

Bedford handles Tussey Mt.

Tussey Mountain gave up a 50-13 spread in dropping all five singles matches en route to a 6-1 loss at the hands of Bedford (4-2) Friday at Saxton.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday to Adyson Elyana Plummer who turned 5 years old yesterday, Friday, March 30, 2012. She lives with her mother, Ashley Plummer in Rockhill Furnace. She is very fond of her little “sister,” Reagen. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY to Russell James Bard, who will celebrate tomorrow, Sunday, April 1, 2012. He is the son of Jim and Becky (Weikert) Bard of Huntingdon, R.R. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday to Isabella Rose Fortney who turns 6 years old tomorrow, Sunday, April 1, 2012. Isabella is the daughter of Todd and Melody Fortney of Hill Valley and the proud big sister of Sofia Grace, who is 1. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, April 2, 2012:  More...

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