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Dog warden will canvass Alexandria area

A child bitten by a dog in Mapleton Borough last week continues to be under investigation at this time, according to Samantha Krepps, press secretary for the state Department of Agriculture.  “We are still looking into this incident,&rdquo More...

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Police Log

Summary of incidents

HUNTINGDON BORO. — May 1: Police were requested at Standing Stone Elementary at 9:11 a.m. after a parent showed up for a meeting for her children and was believed to be under the influence. More...

SCI Smithfield employees honored during Corrections Employee Week

With Gov. Tom Corbett proclaiming the week of May 6-10 as Corrections Employee Week in Pennsylvania, employees at SCI Smithfield have dedicated a staff memorial.  More...

Dr. David Miller event brings out 200 participants

Two hundred people came out April 27 to participate and volunteer for the 5th Annual Dr. David Miller Memorial Run and Walk on J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Hill in Huntingdon. Early estimates indicate the event raised over $4,000 to benefit the Dr. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, May 4   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, May 5   More...

Local Sports

Bearcats beaten 5-1 at Philipsburg

A couple walks and a couple errors proved costly to the Huntingdon baseball team Friday at Philipsburg. More...

Raiders hold off ’Cats

Huntingdon’s Kyra Shea singled home Brionna Mort with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday afternoon to bring the Bearcats to within one run of tying visiting Bellefonte. More...

No. Bedford downs Southern 12-5

The Southern Huntingdon baseball team could not keep the winning momentum going against a tough Northern Bedford team, losing 12-5 on the road Friday afternoon.  The Rockets have won four out of the last five games looking to close out the seaso More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Abbigail Renee Corman who turns 8 years old Saturday, May 4, 2013. Her proud parents are Jason and Sheena Corman of Mount Union. More...

Births

Joshua and Jennifer (Anders) Hoffmaster of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Harley Lynne Hoffmaster, April 22, 2013, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Happy 100th Birthday

100 YEARS OLD! Happy birthday to Kenneth Garner of Oneida Township who turns 100 years old tomorrow, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Kenneth and his wife, Mary, will celebrate with an open house from 2-4 p.m. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Dementia can affect personality

Dear Annie: I am a 57-yearold man with no siblings, and my mother is deceased. My 82-year-old father is physically healthy, but he’s in the early stages of dementia. More...

Doctor K

Flush baby’s tear ducts

DEAR DOCTOR K: My infant has already had three tear duct infections. What’s causing them, and how can I prevent another one?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, May 6, 2013:  More...

R&R expansion aids county staff

Due to the continued delay of construction at the Huntingdon County Courthouse, the register and recorder office staff has decided to preemptively move into a second room.  More...

GPS increases large traffic on Broad Top region roads

While at one time global positioning systems (GPS) were only used by the military, today they can be found in thousands of vehicles and even on cellphones. While they can be very helpful giving directions, they can also get a person lost.  More...

Canoe launch support sought in Huntingdon

Mike Makufka of Juniata Clean Water Partnership and Jane Sheffield of the Allegheny Ridge Corp. More...

State  Free Access 

No verdict for Philly abortion doc

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury weighing murder and racketeering charges against a Philadelphia abortion provider dug in Friday to work on the capital murder counts, but reached no verdict in the aging doctor’s death-penalty case.  More...

PennDOT work schedule for the week of May 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 May 6-10.   More...

Paid acceptances up for incoming class at PSU

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The number of paid acceptances to Penn State from incoming freshmen is up 4 percent this year despite a decline in applications overall to the school.  More...

General News

Promises, promises: When Obama’s promises conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) — Absent a magic potion or explosive economic growth, it was all but inevitable President Barack Obama would have to break some of his campaign promises to keep others. More...

States fear loss of health care aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say.  More...

Dinner theater to benefit fuel assistance

A comedic mystery dinner theater, “And So They Had None,” will be presented by the drama team of the local United Methodist churches at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Church of God Tabernacle, Route 913, Puttstown.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Mercer homers in Buc win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A.J. Burnett allowed one run and struck out nine in seven shutout innings, and call-up Jordy Mercer hit a tiebreaker home run to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.  More...

Athletics blank Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — A.J. More...

Kentucky Derby:

Fans can expect a wide open race

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A trainer flooding the field with five horses. A black jockey trying to make history, and a woman rider, too. Louisville coach Rick Pitino seeking a double — champions in racing and basketball. More...

Religion News

Havdalah Service and Celebration of Restoration

Holly Mollo lights the special braided Havdalah candle with multiple wicks marking the end of the Jewish holidays at a Havdalah service and celebration of the restoration service held April 27 at Agu More...

Bishops who filed immigration lawsuit feel vindicated

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Episcopal, Roman Catholic and United Methodist bishops who filed a federal lawsuit two years ago trying to stop enforcement of Alabama’s immigration law say they feel vindicated.  More...

Gay teacher’s firing about teachings on marriage

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Roman Catholic bishop in central Ohio says the firing of a gay teacher at a Columbus Catholic school was based not on her sexual orientation but on the need to maintain the institution’s marriage values.  More...

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