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Distributors argue liquor bill

For many Pennsylvanians, the privatization of liquor sales seems like a pretty good idea, as some expect the state to see millions in revenue dollars. More...

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Man jailed in roof vent beer theft attempt

ALTOONA (AP) — A man has been jailed on charges he climbed through a roof vent in a failed attempt to steal two 30-packs of cheap beer from a central Pennsylvania store.  Online court records don’t list an attorney for 20-year-old De More...

Probation, counseling ordered in corruption of minors case

A Pittsburgh man will spend the next five years on probation and will be required to successfully complete and be discharged from counseling for sexual assault after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor 1 charge of corruption of minors.  Joseph Flow More...

NBC to air interview with Jerry Sandusky Monday

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — NBC plans to air excerpts of jailhouse interviews with former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky next week that were given to a documentary filmmaker working on a defense of Joe Paterno.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, March 23 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

Rivello works D-II Championships

Not everyone gets to stay involved in something like a sport long after their days of active competition are over. More...

Trojans pound Damsels in season opener

It was a very tough day to open a softball season, but the Mount Union girls’ softball team came to the field ready to play and remained focused on the task at hand, rolling to a 15-0 Inter County Conference North Division shut out in three inn More...

Our Readers Write

Dear sports editor,  I would like to congratulate the Juniata College men’s basketball team on a great season and winning ECAC South. More...

People/Pastimes

Local man completes basic military training

United States Air Force Airman Tyler David DeHart graduated from basic military training March 1, at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Mina Rose Bailey who turns 1 year old tomorrow Sunday, March 23, 2013. More...

Huntingdon couple marks 60 years of marriage

Happy anniversary to Keith and Bette (Deamer) Stroup of Huntingdon who will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, March 28, 2013. More...

Special Sections

Aging Secretary talks lottery deal

State Department of Aging Secretary Brian Duke told tricounty senior citizens at the Hustontown Senior Center Friday morning he is “hopeful” a private management agreement for the operation of the state lottery program will become a reali More...

Amtrak fight will continue

As news of the governor’s $3.8 million agreement with Amtrak Thursday to save the Pennsylvanian line from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh spread, local business leaders celebrated a victory, but acknowledged the fight is not over.  More...

Residents debate if war in Iraq was beneficial for either country

This week marked the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq and reports out of Washington, D.C., indicate the anniversary remained mostly unacknowledged by political leaders from both sides of the aisle.  More...

State  Free Access 

Turnpike official resigns in wake of inquiry

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission member who told a grand jury he did not disclose resort gift certificates he received from an engineering firm says he’s resigning immediately.  More...

Jobless rate dips slightly, jobs flat in Feb.

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dipped a notch in February after shooting to its highest point since October 2010, while the labor force shrank and payrolls stayed put.  The state Department of Labor and Industry s More...

General News

School rings bought in Vietnam remain mysteries

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Punxsutawney Phil ‘indicted’ over spring forecast

CINCINNATI (AP) — Famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil might want to go back into hibernation.  Authorities in still-frigid Ohio have issued an “indictment” of the furry rodent, who predicted an early spring when he didn’t s More...

Analysis: Despite ouster plans, Leno leads ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Leno and the “Tonight” show is one of the few remaining successful programs that NBC has on its network. So why would its executives think about getting rid of him?  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

FGC upsets Georgetown; La Salle wins again

SOUTH REGIONAL  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sherwood Brown scored 24 points and Bernard Thompson had 23 to lead Florida Gulf Coast to an incredible NCAA tournament debut, a 78-68 win over second-seeded Georgetown.  More...

Heat run streak to 25 games

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 19 and the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 25 games by pulling away in the second half and beating the Detroit Pistons 103- 89 on Friday night.  More...

Rose, Haas share lead

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bill Haas wanted to atone for the way he finished his opening round. He did that and more Friday and was tied for the lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.  That sure wasn’t the case for Tiger Woods.  More...

Religion News

Local churches mark Holy Week

Alexandria Presbyterian Church — The church will host services for Holy Week beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 24, with a Palm Sunday breakfast at 9:30 a.m. followed by a worship service featuring special music. More...

Southern Baptists expand church plants

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Pastor Tom Cabral still tells people to meet him at “the bar,” even though it’s his church now. More...

Church Easter egg hunts

Cromwell United Bible Church of Three Springs will host an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30. For more information, call 448- 2467.  Hope United Methodist Church, Alexandria will host an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Forgive your parents and move forward

Dear Annie: I grew up with a sister who had substance abuse problems. While I studied hard, “Carla” dropped out of school and led a life of partying. My parents always made sure she was well provided for. More...

Doctor K

PTSD can occur after single event

DEAR DOCTOR K: A few months ago I was in a serious car accident. Since then I’ve been incredibly jumpy and have trouble sleeping. My wife thinks I may have PTSD. Could she be right?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, March 25, 2013:  More...

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