June 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Juneteenth celebrates freedom, life

Juneteenth may once have been a celebration few were familiar with, but thanks to a group of citizens from Huntingdon and Mount Union, the third annual Huntingdon County Juneteenth Celebration was held at Portstown Park, Huntingdon, Sunday.  More...

Local News

Police charge two with drug possession

Two men staying at an apartment in Huntingdon Borough were arrested for drug possession and other related charges by Huntingdon Borough Police at 7:44 p.m. More...

Business Directory Contest winner announced

Congratulations to Brenda Roll of Huntingdon for being the winner of The Daily News Business Directory Contest being held this summer. She selected a $25 gift certificate from Hoss’s Steak and Sea House as her prize.  More...

Police Log

Indecent assault   More...

General News

Ecuador confirms Snowden seeking asylum

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Ecuador’s foreign minister said Monday his country will act not on its interests but on its principles as it considers an asylum request from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, wanted for revealing class More...

Judge: Defense can use Zimmerman statements

SANFORD, Fla. More...

Promise of price cut on hospital bills is in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Huge list prices charged by hospitals are drawing increased attention, but a federal law meant to limit what the most financially vulnerable patients can be billed doesn’t seem to be making much difference.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Reds win 4-2 to avoid sweep

PHOENIX (AP) — Mat Latos matched his career high with 13 strikeouts and the Cincinnati Reds salvaged the finale of their three-game series in Arizona with a 4-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.  Shin-Soo Choo hit a leadoff home run More...

Pirates rally to beat Angels 10-9 in 10

ANAHEIM, Calif. More...

Jays earn 11th straight victory

TORONTO (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion homered and drove in four runs, Josh Johnson earned his first win of the season and the Toronto Blue Jays matched a team record by winning their 11th straight game Sunday, finishing a three-game sweep of Baltimo More...

Annie's Mailbox

Keep in touch, but don’t expect much

Dear Annie: My husband and I both work 18-hour days at a hospital. When we get home, we are exhausted. Since our schedules are irregular, however, our siblings seem to think it means we are always available for free babysitting.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Topsy-turvy coffee

Dear Readers: Here is my little SOUND OFF: I travel a lot and stay in different hotels and hotel/ motel chains. Every hotel (or chain) carries a different brand of coffee, and the packages never open the same way. More...

New legislation limits smoking

Rep. Mario Scavello (R-Monroe) has introduced legislation amending and expanding the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2008 and partially repealing the Fire and Panic Act of 1927. More...

Blairs Mills man loses life in crash

A Blairs Mills man lost his life due to injuries sustained in a onevehicle accident along Route 522 near the area of Locke Valley Road in Cromwell Township at approximately 12:24 a.m. Saturday.  More...

Tussey Relay raises over $54,000

Stressing that attaining a specific financial goal isn’t as important as raising money to combat cancer, officials of this year’s Tussey Mountain Relay For Life were very pleased to announce Saturday morning that $54,758 has been raised t More...

Area student competes nationally

For the first time in nearly 20 years, Mount Union Area High School will be sending one of its own Future Business Leaders of America to FBLA’s annual conference and competition.  More...

State  Free Access 

Shaped by history, Gettysburg celebrates milestone

Gettysburg changed the direction of American history 150 years ago, and the town hasn’t been the same since.  The couple of hundred thousand visitors expected at events to mark the anniversary of the 1863 clash won’t have to look far More...

Police: Bensalem DNA database aids arrests

BENSALEM (AP) — When $1,200 worth of lawn equipment was stolen from a Bensalem cemetery last summer, police swabbed the storage shed for DNA and sent genetic material on the latch to a private lab in North Carolina.  A month later, the lab More...

No deal for GE Transportation, union

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Officials say an all-day bargaining session failed to produce an agreement to head off elimination of 950 union jobs at a century-old locomotive manufacturing plant in northwestern Pennsylvania.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, June 24   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623.  More...

Local Sports

Spikes can’t come back in 6-5 loss to Jammers

Bruce Caldwell hit his first home run with the State College Spikes to bring them within a run late in the game, but the Jamestown Jammers held on to take a 6-5 victory in a back-andforth affair at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park Sunday night.  More...

Bowie wins 1-0 to sweep Curve

The Bowie Baysox swept the Altoona Curve with a 1-0 victory Sunday afternoon at Prince George’s Stadium. Justin Howard broke up Eddie Gamboa’s no-hit bid with a one-out single in the top half of the eighth inning.  More...

People/Pastimes

Savvy tips for a get-together to remember

There is nothing better than gathering family and friends for a fun, outdoor get-together. With a few decorating tricks and entertaining ideas, anyone can become the “host(ess) with the mostess.”  More...

Area intern completes Juris Doctorate degree

Andrew Carson earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University at its 134th commencement held May 11.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 12:26 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, June 25, 2013:  More...

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