July 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Sewer project under way in Smithfield Township

Motorists traveling on Mount Vernon Avenue in Smithfield Township will experience a detour over the next couple of weeks as crews from Gordon DeLozier Inc. More...

Annual picnic begins Sunday in Shade Gap

The 129th Annual Shade Gap Picnic will kick off tomorrow evening, Sunday, July 29, witha7p.m.vesperservice and the promise of a good time for all ages at Harper’s Memorial Park.  Held through Saturday, Aug. More...

Local News

MU man charged with sex crimes

As the result of an investigation which originally began in March 2004 and was reopened in May, Mount Union Borough Police have charged Mark Morningstar, 42, Mount Union, with five counts each of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child an More...

Last week’s poll results

The Daily News asked its readers if they thought the proposed New York City soda ban would be supported if enacted in Pennsylvania.  Ninety-two percent would not support a soda ban, while 18 percent would support a soda ban.  More...

Police Log

Pills taken   PETERSBURG BORO. — State police at Huntingdon investigated a report of the theft of hydrocodone/acetaminophen pills from a residence at 224 King St. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 627-3161. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, July 28   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

With royalty and rock, Britain opens its Olympics

LONDON (AP) — The queen and James Bond gave the London Olympics a royal entrance like no other Friday in an opening ceremony that rolled to the rock of the Beatles, the Stones and The Who.  And the creative genius of Danny Boyle spliced it More...

Hallberg takes three-stroke lead

Senior British Open  TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Gary Hallberg of the United States made eight birdies in a 7-under 63 Friday during the windy second round of the Senior British Open, taking a three-stroke lead on Bernhard Langer and Tom Le More...

Steelers sign Brown to five-year extension

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The Steelers signed wide receiver Antonio Brown to a five-year extension that will keep him in Pittsburgh through 2017.  More...

Religion News

Wisconsin brothers serve God through path of priesthood

MILWAUKEE (AP) — When Luke Strand started college nine years ago, he wanted to earn a marketing degree, a job in the business world, then a house and children.  Now he’s a priest and that’s not all. More...

Religion Briefs

After third death at Okla. More...

Teen organizes benefit for Crossroads

Crossroads Pregnancy Center (CPC), a local pregnancy resource center serving Mifflin, Juniata and Huntingdon counties, was surprised recently by the Blevins family of Juniata County.  More...

Special Sections

AAA loses cut of state lottery

Fears by Pennsylvania’s elderly that its leaders in Harrisburg would turn to the state lottery to help finance the commonwealth’s faltering budget have been realized.  More...

Residents question society’s view of professional athletes

Sports scandals involving athletes seem to be a common occurrence in today’s society.  From the previous transgressions of Tiger Woods to Olympic medalist Michael Phelps photographed by a tabloid newspaper using drug paraphernalia, it does More...

Bridge replacement moving along

Employees of the New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. continue work on the Riddlesburg Bridge replacement project in Broad Top Township, Bedford County. More...

General News

Life-threatening illness: To tell or not to tell

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1976, as a 24-year-old grad student, Samira Beckwith was diagnosed with the thing people still whispered about: cancer. More...

Couric launching a talk show, dreams of Broadway

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. More...

CBS brings new co-host to its morning show

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly seven months into the launch of a new morning show, CBS said Thursday that it will replace cohost Erica Hill with chief White House correspondent Norah O’Donnell.  More...

Local Sports

Mount Union gets win at Huntingdon’s expense

Area Five VFW 15-16

Mount Union didn’t tear the cover off the ball Friday evening at Huntingdon’s Bumgardner Memorial Field, but managed to collect 13 hits on its way to a 7-3 victory over Huntingdon in the Area Five 15-16 Tournament.  More...

Huntingdon opens state bid by pounding Punxsy in five

Thursday’s big rain storm only delayed the VFW State Teener League Tournament in Philipsburg by one hour Friday. Huntingdon took care of business in the third game of the day by dropping Punxsutawney 15-1 in five innings.  More...

Moose rolls to win in City title series opener

Huntingdon City League

Despite the thunderstorms Thursday, the Huntingdon City League best of five championship series got under way Friday. Moose didn’t slow down at all and rolled to an 11-0 win.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kaitlynn Marie Wise who turns 7 years old today, Saturday, July 28, 2012. Her proud parents are Kenneth and Tonya Wise of James Creek. Her big brother is Kenny Wise Jr. More...

Keep bugs at bay

When the weather’s right for enjoying the backyard, the last thing you want is to have your good time spoiled by pesky insects. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Affordable Cat Litter  My daughter has many cats and uses horse bedding as cat litter. It is scoopable, economical, and 100 percent biodegradable. It consists of natural wood fibers. More...

Annie's Mailbox

ANNIE’S MAILBOX

Thank you for your expertise

Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Speechless in Omaha,” whose friend, “Sharon,” wouldn’t stop talking. I am a physician and also the mother of an adult son with a serious mental illness. More...

Doctor K

Post-polio syndrome can affect polio survivors years later

DEAR DOCTOR K: My grandfather had polio decades ago. He recently went to the doctor and was diagnosed with post-polio syndrome. What is this? More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 12:29 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, July 30, 2012:  More...

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