April 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Weaker al-Qaida network still plots payback for US raid

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida is hobbled and hunted, too busy surviving for the moment to carry out another Sept. 11-style attack on U.S. More...

Local News

Police Log

Checkbook taken   CARBON TWP. — A Saxton resident reported to state police that someone took a checkbook from her residence on Lemin Hill Lane between April 12-14.  Attempted burglary   More...

Summary of incidents

HUNTINGDON — The theft of a 20-inch bicycle was reported by Cindy Kester of 1913 Penn St. Friday at 5:14 p.m. Huntingdon Borough Police Chief Rufus Brenneman reports the bicycle was stolen from the front porch of the residence.  More...

Area briefs

Cisney & O’Donnell to host pool school   More...

World  Free Access 

1958 postcard mailed from Chicago finally arrives

CHICAGO (AP) — A postcard mailed from Chicago in 1958 has finally reached its intended recipient, but not without a little help from Facebook.  The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a postcard depicting Shedd Aquarium recently arrived at Scot More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, April 30 Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon. The public is welcome to call or stop in. Call 641-6408, ext. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Yankees strand 14, still win 6-2

Yankees 6, Tigers 2  NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia steadied New York’s rocky rotation with eight sharp innings, Alex Rodriguez passed Willie Mays for eighth on the career RBIs list and the Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Sunday More...

Dodgers win 2-0 to finish sweep of Nationals

Dodgers 2, Nationals 0  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Capuano struck out nine while combining with two relievers on a four-hitter, James Loney drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep More...

Busch takes advantage of break for first win

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Carl Edwards thought the race was his to win. So did Tony Stewart. And Kyle Busch? Well, he didn’t think he had a chance as the laps wound down at Richmond International Raceway. More...

Senior Spotlight

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

Live comfortably on a budget

Seniors are one of the fastest growing segments of the population, as medical advancements have increased life expectancies considerably. Many Baby Boomers have entered retirement age and are joining the ranks of other seniors on fixed incomes. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Virgo all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, May 1, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

Over 200 join in Dr. Miller run

The weather may have provided an overcast, chilly day Saturday for over 200 participants, but according to Nick Miller, son of the late Dr. David Miller, it was “really great running weather” for the fourth annual Dr. More...

Local drivers not following trend

“Sweet 16” was once a birthday milestone, but new statistics that reveal a declining number of teenagers and young adults with driver’s licenses point to the decreasing significance of this magical age. More...

State  Free Access 

Wyeth’s world opening to public for first time

CHADDS FORD (AP) — For the first time, art lovers can venture into the private world of the late artist Andrew Wyeth.  Starting July 3, Wyeth’s studio in Pennsylvania’s picturesque Brandywine Valley will be open to the public f More...

Some bars, eateries still let patrons light up

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Rosecliff Tavern, a neighborhood bar and restaurant off the Parkway East in Monroeville, boasts several beers on tap, a full menu and seven giant flatscreen TVs.  On a recent visit, the U-shaped bar and adjacent booth More...

Township buys scanner to identify lost pets

EASTON (AP) — One eastern Pennsylvania township hoping to reduce the cost of housing lost pets has decided to buy a hand-held scanner that can read microchips increasingly implanted in the animals.  Palmer Township Supervisor K. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon County has second highest unemployment rate in state

75 Years Ago  Flood-swollen streams throughout Huntingdon County have subsided today, permitting reopening of all highways in the county which have been covered by flood waters at intervals during the past several days.  More...

Local Sports

Cook has third ace

John Cook of Huntingdon recorded the third hole-in-one of his golfing career while playing at Standing Stone Golf Club Saturday. Cook used a four iron on the 175-yard sixth hole. It was his second ace on that hole. More...

Aeros sweep Curve

Three days in Akron, three one-run losses for the Curve. The host Aeros outlasted Altoona in a pair of those one-run contests Sunday, sweeping a getaway doubleheader and a three-game series with finals of 4-3 in 13 innings and 3-2.  More...

Eagles finish with 20-9 victory

Landmark Conference Baseball:

Juniata closed out the 2012 season on a high note as the Eagles took two out of three games over visiting Susquehanna, capped off by exploding for a 20-9 win in Sunday’s finale of the three-game series.  The Eagles finished the year 13-24 More...

People/Pastimes

First Book hosts ‘A Taste of Mexico’

Huntingdon County First Book treated guests to a virtual vacation south of the border, partnering with Kim Richardson, co-owner of Two Sisters Fina Cocina, for a very tasteful evening fundraiser. More...

Plan a festive Cinco de Mayo Soiree

The writer Nancie Carmody once said, “I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.” Entertaining for loved ones can be an enjoyable affair but also one that requires a lot of work. More...

Annie's Mailbox

We urge you to talk about this!

Dear Annie: Last June, I retired from the company where I had worked for 25 years. This past January, I had an unfortunate accident that resulted in a broken foot and surgery on one ankle. More...

Hints from Heloise

Paste can’t hold on against vinegar

Hints from Heloise ®

Dear Heloise: We just removed all of the WALLPAPER from our kitchen, which had been there for more than 15 years, and we want to paint instead. What is the best way to remove the wallpaper paste that is left behind? — Janice, via email More...

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