August 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Copper wire theft brings higher risk

UGI Utilities has noticed an increase in the number of thefts involving copper pipe, and the company wishes to alert customers to the potential risks involved with this particular kind of theft.  More...

Robertsdale celebration

The young folks of the Robertsdale, Wood and Broad Top City area enjoyed having their faces painted with fashionable images during Saturday’s successful Robertsdale Community Celebration. More...

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Local News

Mount Union police ordered to increase speed enforcement

Mount Union Borough Council is asking police officers to target areas of North Shaver and North Division streets for a traffic control operation after hearing the vicinity is a hub for the dangerous combination of playing children and speeding cars.& More...

Police Log

Aggravated assault   KISTLER BORO. — State police at Lewistown report Shari Carl, 48, Mount Union, assaulted Detective Craig Snyder, 44, Lewistown, during the course of a police investigation Aug. 1 on Birch Street. More...

PennDOT work schedule for week of Aug. 6

Warren W. Rourke, 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 Aug 6-10.   More...

World  Free Access 

Officials identify gunman in Sikh temple shooting

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) — Officials on Monday identified the gunman they say killed six people inside a Sikh temple in Wisconsin as a 40-year-old Army veteran.  More...

Fire risk still high in Okla.; one blaze contained

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say a wildfire that prompted evacuations in parts of Oklahoma has been contained.  More...

Safe grilling means not eating your grill brush

From the Department of Things You Did Not Know You Had to Worry About comes a new advisory: Don’t eat your barbecue cleaning brush.  Specifically, beware of accidentally ingesting broken-off bristles from brushes. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lightning Bolt

Jamaican speedster repeats 100 gold

LONDON (AP) — Usain Bolt crossed the finish line and kept running. The world’s fastest man was ready to celebrate, and the guest list for the party included a delirious crowd at Olympic Stadium. More...

Double amputee Pistorius is out

LONDON (AP) — Oscar Pistorius’ plan now is to go even quicker at the next Olympics.  The double-amputee sprinter said he’s setting his sights on Rio de Janeiro in 2016 after finishing last in his 400-meter semifinal at the Lond More...

Gabby’s mom bankrupt

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Senior Spotlight

The five most deadly cancers

Cancer has surpassed heart disease as the foremost cause of death for people in North America. A cancer diagnosis can be life-altering. Although there are many successful treatments for cancer, there is no definitive cure. More...

School News

Sloan named to dean’s list at Alvernia

David Sloan of Huntingdon has been named to the spring 2012 semester dean’s list at Alvernia University. More...

Special Sections

Fairgoers visit exhibits

Sunday crowd good, down from last year

Aside from a few brief showers and humidity, fairgoers had a beautiful Sunday afternoon and evening to visit the opening day of the Huntingdon County Fair.  More...

State denies water project funding

Huntingdon Borough Council’s water and sewer committee heard a bit of bad news from engineer Ray Myers last week when he announced the borough was denied PENNVEST monies for a new water treatment plant. More...

DEP to pay for wrongful prosecution

The state Department of Environmental Protection has been ordered to pay nearly $12,000 in attorney’s fees to an area woman for filing an unjust claim alleging she committed violations of the Clean Streams Law.  Eva Thompson of Walker Town More...

State  Free Access 

Hours after police barricade street, more shots fired

HARRISBURG (AP) — Hours after police barricaded a street in Pennsylvania’s capital following a series of gunfights, shots rang out in a crime-ridden area not far away, wounding at least two men and leaving residents shaken.  More...

Penn State to offer counseling to employees

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State is planning counseling sessions for university employees affected by the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.  The Centre Daily Times reports the university made the announcement Monday.  More...

Eatery says business up after religion flap

COLUMBIA (AP) — The proprietor of a central Pennsylvania restaurant that made national headlines when its Sunday discount to anyone showing a church bulletin was challenged by a member of an atheist’s group says the controversy hasn&rsquo More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

FFA, 4-H members preparing for start of Huntingdon County Fair

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 6   Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

Local Sports

Curve hit bump on road

Altoona’s troubles on the road continued in New Britain Sunday afternoon with the Rock Cats sending the Curve to a sixth straight loss, 13-4 at New Britain Stadium. More...

Spikes blow big lead

Jesus Vasquez homered for the first time as a State College Spike to spearhead an offensive attack that staked the home club to a 9-3 lead entering the seventh inning, but the visiting Aberdeen IronBirds made a late charge that included four ninthinn More...

Edgin lowers ERA to 2.25

Three Springs’ native Josh Edgin pitched two scoreless innings in Saturday night’s 6-2 New York Mets victory at San Diego. More...

People/Pastimes

Improve your child’s vocabulary

While a fondness for reading can come naturally, for some children, it can be difficult to get started, especially with competition from various electronics and toys. More...

Tips for buying kids’ shoes

When it comes to buying shoes for your children, there are so many different styles available; it can sometimes be difficult to figure out which one to choose. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Kamryn Grace Watkin who turns 4 years old today, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. Kamryn lives in Hares Valley with her mommy, Nikki, and Mike Watkins. Her dad is William Watkin of Saltillo. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You need to stay out of this as much as possible

Dear Annie: My mother-inlaw was desperate to have grandchildren, but when our daughter was born, Mom turned out to be a horrible grandmother.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

The business is in front of you

Dear Heloise: I am submitting one of my pet peeves. More...

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