December 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Toys campaign sees growth

While there may be signs the economy is improving, the number of local families struggling continues to grow. More...

Fire severely damages Porter Township home

An unattended pan of hot grease has initially been ruled the cause of a blaze that damaged the Porter Township home of a family of four early Friday afternoon. More...

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Local News

Last week’s poll results

Last week, The Daily News asked its readers if the holiday season comes sooner than necessary.  Of the 52 who responded, 94 percent believe the holiday season does come sooner than necessary, while six percent do not.  More...

Jury selection canceled

Huntingdon County Court administrator Deborah Higgins announced jury selection for Monday, Dec. 3, has been canceled.   More...

The Daily News supports area Toys for Tots program

The Daily News is hoping to make Christmas a little brighter for area children in need with a special holiday subscription offer to provide support to the local Toys for Tots program.  More...

General News

Five films about the financial crisis on which you can bank

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Killing Them Softly” is a stylish and violent dark comedy about low-level gangsters and thugs, set squarely within the U.S. economic collapse of autumn 2008. More...

Stuntman, documentarian among early Oscar winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The honorary Oscar winners at the 4th annual Governors Awards include a stuntman who broke 56 bones during his performing career, a documentarian who has made movies for six decades, the founder of the American Film Institute More...

Gilda’s Club name change insult to late comedian?

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Remember Roseanne Roseannadana? Or Emily Litella? Or Baba Wawa?  Younger generations might not recognize the characters popularized by comedian Gilda Radner. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Turner takes Sixers to 104-98 win over Bobcats

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Evan Turner scored 25 points, Jason Richardson hit four 3-pointers down the stretch and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 104-98 on Friday night for their third consecutive victory.  More...

No. Illinois edges Kent State for MAC title

DETROIT (AP) — Jordan Lynch ran for three touchdowns, including a 2-yarder in the second overtime, and Demetrius Stone’s interception in the end zone gave No. 19 Northern Illinois a 44-37 victory over No. More...

Bucs-Curve tix go on sale

Eager fans will have their opportunity to purchase individual Pirates-Curve Exhibition Game tickets in-person only during the Altoona Curve’s Inaugural Holiday Bazaar today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You are the victim of bullying

Dear Annie: Over the summer, I had a falling out with my best friend, “Alicia.” I had invited all of our friends to a party, and one of them brought along a boy, “Andrew,” whom she specifically wanted me to meet. More...

Doctor K

Stretching, strengthening exercises should relieve frozen shoulder

DEAR DOCTOR K: Is there any way to unfreeze a frozen shoulder?  More...

Special Sections

Rep. Fleck takes place in history

First openly gay member of Pennsylvania House

Pennsylvania’s 81st District is a diverse place — a threecounty territory that encompasses Appalachian, Amish and liberal arts cultures in the midst of the urban and academic centers of Altoona and State College. More...

Fiscal cliff prompts concern

If Democratic and Republican congressional leaders in Washington can’t come to an agreement about what is being deemed the “fiscal cliff” by the end of this year, the Bush era tax cuts will end for all Americans and across-the-board More...

Area Agency on Aging board examines 2013 fiscal budget

If the Republicans and President Barack Obama are unable to reach a compromise over the impending “fiscal cliff” plunge by the end of the year, older Americans are expected to suffer considerably. More...

State  Free Access 

Thieves steal high-end bags

ROSS (AP) — Police have been searching for five people who entered a high-end handbag store in a major mall near Pittsburgh and stole a number of purses in an “orchestrated” heist.  More...

Obama takes his fiscal plan to Pa.

HATFIELD (AP) — President Barack Obama argued Friday that allowing taxes to rise for the middle class would amount to a “lump of coal” for Christmas,” while Republican House Speaker John Boehner declared that negotiations to s More...

Corbett administration joins transportation talks

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 1   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.  Sunday, Dec. 2   More...

Local Sports

HCA boys open with two wins

The Huntingdon Christian Academy boys’ basketball team opened its season with a pair of wins Friday in the Kim Harven Tournament. More...

Young Trojans have new coach

The beginning of a new chapter in the records of Mount Union girl’s basketball starts for the 2012-2013 regular season with a new head coach at the helm of the Lady Trojans.  More...

Titans return 10 vets, eight seniors

Tussey Mountain wrestling is hoping to avoid some of the things that hampered the team as a whole, such as injuries, a year ago and get back into a winning mode. The Titans return to the mat with 10 letter winners and eight seniors.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Levi W. Dysard who turns 2 years old today, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. His proud parents are Percy and Marcie Dysard of Huntingdon. More...

Hartslog Valley Grange holds November meeting

Members of the Hartslog Valley Grange held their Thanksgiving meeting Nov. 20 at Paesano’s Restaurant, Alexandria.  More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Sandra J. Snyder of Rockhill who will turn 60 years old Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. Greetings may be sent to P.O. More...

Religion News

Advent Reflections

‘Is hope for sale and can I put a bow on it?’

Finding the right presents for family and friends can be a difficult task. Over the past couple of years, I have to be honest, I have run out of ideas. Technology for children, teenagers and young families is growing. So are the many needs. More...

Meet the Pastor

Rev. Calvin Rich First United Methodist Church, Huntingdon

Name: Rev. Calvin Rich Place of Birth: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada Family: Rev. Rich married his wife, Karen, April 30, 2011. Education:  More...

Religion Briefs

Civil rights group asks authorities to explain investigation of supplier   More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 3, 2012:  More...

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