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Abuse reports up in county

While child abuse reporting has seen a significant upswing in the commonwealth, Huntingdon County has only seen a marginal increase in the past year. More...

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DUI preliminary hearing held

The preliminary hearing for Joshua Clark, 24, Huntingdon, was held Tuesday morning in Huntingdon County Central Court. More...

BTC Water Authority to purchase valve turner

Broad Top City Water Authority officials agreed Tuesday evening to purchase a power water valve turner from LB Water at a cost of $700. More...

Mapleton council hires worker

During a brief special meeting Wednesday evening, Mapleton Borough Council agreed to hire Larry Harshbarger of Mount Union as a part-time borough employee. Harshbarger will begin his duties Monday, July 1. More...

World  Free Access 

US unemployment benefit applications fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 346,000 last week, evidence that the job market is still improving modestly, despite signs of slower growth.  More...

Fruits may need thinning for better growth, flavor

Fruit trees that were so full of blossoms this spring that they looked like giant snowballs foretell a heavy crop of fruit later this year.  Too heavy.  Too much, perhaps, for the branches to support. More...

Cherry crop stages rebound from 2012

NORTH EAST (AP) — Ask any Erie area cherry farmer to describe last year’s crop, and they’ll tell you it was the pits.  Unseasonably warm weather in spring 2012 led to cherry blossoms blooming several weeks too soon. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cruz homer helps Rangers top Yankees 8-5

NEW YORK (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered and the Texas Rangers got consecutive tworun doubles from Adrian Beltre and A.J. Pierzynski in an 8-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.  More...

Dodgers win clash with Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw outpitched Tim Lincecum in the seventh regular-season matchup between the former Cy Young Award winners, rookie Yasiel Puig had three more hits and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Francisco Gia More...

Pirates continue streak

SEATTLE (AP) — Another key hit by Jordy Mercer gave the Pittsburgh Pirates their seasonhigh sixth straight win.  Mercer hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Pirates beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Wednesday.&nbs More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Huntingdon Horsemen show has 502 entries

On May 25-26, the Huntingdon Horsemen held its first twoday show of the season at the Isenberg-Hughes Memorial Showground’s atop Warrior Ridge, west of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Anything can be posted online and made accessible ANNIE

Dear Annie: A distant relative, whose family I had never heard of, contacted me on the Internet begging for family photos and history for her grandmother.  More...

Doctor K

Teach young child that it’s not OK to lie

DEAR DOCTOR K: Lately my 4-year-old has started lying to me. She’ll say she didn’t break a toy, or push her brother, when I know she did. How should I handle this?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

The heartbreak of gas

For those who possess empathy and compassion, you had to feel just a bit bad for Juan Pablo Montoya and his outcome Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Is AJ Allmendinger all the way back?   More...

SONOMA REWIND

MORE BAD NEWS FOR LABONTE

Bobby Labonte’s rough patch has turned into a stone grinder. The 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion was asked to sit out the race at Michigan by the owners of the No. 47 Toyota to see how AJ Allmendinger could do in the same equipment. More...

SHCSB tackles bullying issues

Parents who have been trying to resolve an issue surrounding a teacher in the school district had the opportunity to ask board members publicly the status of an investigation at the regular meeting of the Southern Huntingdon County School District Tu More...

JVSD approves tax increase

Since they began discussing ways of dealing with the lack of funding from the state and federal levels for the next school year, the Juniata Valley School Board knew deep down it was a good possibility it was going to have to raise taxes. More...

Budget stalled as legal deadline rapidly nears

The state budget for the upcoming fiscal year seems to be stalled in the Senate Appropriations Committee. The legal deadline for passage by the Senate and the signature of Gov. More...

Kayaking growing in popularity in region

It’s not unusual to drive over a bridge and look down into the waters of the Juniata River and see a group of people in kayaks paddling along enjoying the river. More...

State  Free Access 

Court ruling won’t change Pa. gay marriage ban

HARRISBURG (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage Wednesday said nothing that would affect the validity of Pennsylvania’s ban, as potential Democratic challengers to Republican Gov. More...

Feds order state to speed food stamp processing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania, already criticized for lagging in processing unemployment checks and home energy assistance claims, has been ordered by the federal government to speed up processing of food stamp applications, a newspaper repo More...

Second person charged in 1995 shooting death

CHAMBERSBURG (AP) — Authorities in central Pennsylvania have charged a second person in the shooting death of a man almost two decades ago.  Court documents indicate that 58-year-old Johnny Aaron Foster of Harrisburg was charged with first More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Tussey Mountain superintendent retires

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 27   Huntingdon House p Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

Bosco’s cycle sparks 6-1 Spikes victory

Jimmy Bosco hit for the cycle Wednesday night to become the first player in State College Spikes history to accomplish the feat. He sparked the Spikes to a 6-1 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers at Eastwood Field.  More...

Huntingdon’s Teener all-stars announced

The Huntingdon VFW Teener League announced its all-star teams for the upcoming tournaments.  More...

Rock Cats beat Curve twice

The Altoona Curve dropped both games of a doubleheader with the New Britain Rock Cats Wednesday afternoon at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Tax natural gas  Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Op-Ed

A message to the community

These are historic times for health care in our community.  We are very excited about becoming part of the UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) system and bringing its world-class brand of health care to Altoona. More...

Today’s mad men

I remember when I first started watching “Mad Men.” Like most of America, I got hooked. How could I not? The glitz and glamour of 1960s Manhattan was irresistible. More...

People/Pastimes

SCI Huntingdon retirees gather for 17th annual picnic

Retirees of the State Correctional Institution at Huntingdon met June 20 at Riverside Park, Smithfield Township, for the 17th annual picnic, sponsored by the SCI Huntingdon Retiree’s Association.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Emmah Layne Royer who turns 4 years old today, Thursday, June 27, 2013. Her proud parents are Nicholas and Lee-Dawn Royer of James Creek and she has a little sister, Mylah. More...

New anniversary guidelines announced

Commemorate a wedding anniversary in print by submitting stories and photos to The Daily News.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Pisces if born after 1:32 a.m. (PDT). Prior to that time, the Moon is in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 28, 2013:  More...

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