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Keystone Exams to become requirement for graduation

The upcoming high school freshman class will be the first students to take all three Keystone Exams, in algebra I, literature and biology, as a graduation requirement.  The exams are part of the state effort in high schools across the commonweal More...

Bridge renamed in honor of vet

Gov. Tom Corbett has signed legislation sponsored by Rep. Mike Fleck that renames the bridge that carries state Route 45 over the Little Juniata River in Spruce Creek Township. The bridge will now be the Sergeant First Class Sidney N. More...

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Mapleton resident wins $1 million with ticket

One Mapleton area resident became $1 million richer this weekend in the state Millionaire Raffle Lottery drawing held Saturday, July 6.  The winning lottery ticket was purchased Saturday, June 22, at Smokers Express on William Penn Highway, Mill More...

Business Directory Contest winner announced

Congratulations to George Harper of Three Springs for being the winner of The Daily News Business Directory Contest being held this summer. He selected a $25 gift certificate from Three Springs Mini Mart as his prize.  More...

MU Borough signs resolution to repair wall

With the signing of a resolution at its July meeting, Mount Union Borough Council took another leap forward toward applying for funds to fix the century-old stone retaining wall along Pennsylvania Avenue.  More...

General News

MIA work ‘acutely dysfunctional’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s effort to account for tens of thousands of Americans missing in action from foreign wars is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that it risks descending from “dysfunction to total failure,” accor More...

Dempsey: Snowden has hurt US ties with others

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman says NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s disclosures about U.S. surveillance programs have undermined U.S. More...

Obama: US not backing any Egyptian party

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday reiterated that the U.S. is not aligned with and is not supporting any particular Egyptian political party or group and again condemned the ongoing violence across Egypt.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Davis top vote getter; four Pirates selected

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Davis’ first-half power surge made him one popular All-Star.  More...

D-backs’ Corbin gets 10th win

PHOENIX (AP) — Patrick Corbin gave up three hits in eight innings to finally get his 10th victory and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Colorado 6-1 Sunday for their fifth straight win and a dominant three-game sweep of the Rockies.  More...

Jones’ homer beats Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Jones hit a two-run homer off Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees 2-1 on Sunday, ending New York’s longest winning streak of the season at six games.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Wipe the seat, then where I eat?

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about table bussers: “Why is it that table bussers in some restaurants wipe the seat and the table with the same damp cloth? More...

Union files suit against borough

While Huntingdon Borough Council was discussing one contract Wednesday afternoon during a special meeting, union representative Barry Pearce of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 83, Local 3157, handed The D More...

County historical society may see funding increase

The 2013-2014 Pennsylvania state budget has produced a big winner in funding for historical societies and museums.  One of the biggest winners in this year’s budget battle was the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). More...

Celebrating 50 years

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State  Free Access 

Teresa Heinz Kerry hospitalized in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and heir to a ketchup company fortune, was hospitalized in critical condition Sunday while on Massachusetts’ Nantucket Island.  More...

Gettysburg battlefield still has remains of fallen

GETTYSBURG (AP) — You know you've arrived in the ranks of Gettysburg battlefield buffs when they tell you about the Confederate mass burial trench on Culp's Hill, which saw fierce fighting 150 years ago.  More...

New book documents Cold War experiments on kids

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A half century later, Charlie Dyer still vividly remembers the day he was picked to join the “Fernald Science Club.”  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, July 8   Humane Society p The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. For further information, please call 643-0546.  More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon handled 19-7 by Bald Eagle

The VFW Teener League Area Five round-robin tournament didn’t get off to a good start for Huntingdon’s 13-14 year-old all stars. More...

West Suburban beats Huntingdon for title

District 11 9-10 LL:

Huntingdon came back from the loser’s bracket to reach the final in the 9-10 year-old District 11 Little League all-star tournament at West Suburban Saturday. The team ran into a tough pitcher and were eliminated by the score of 14-3.  More...

Ebensburg edges Mount Union 8-7

District 11 10-11 LL:

The District 11 Little league Tournament for 10-11-year-olds got underway Sunday night in Ebensburg with the only two teams in the tournament playing game one. Mount Union suffered an 8-7 loss at the hands of Ebensburg.  More...

People/Pastimes

Easy exterior and interior painting tips

The task of home painting projects may seem daunting, but by following a few helpful steps you can give your home a fresh, clean appearance and incorporate some of your favorite new home décor trends.  More...

Happy Birthday

Children’sbirthdayannouncements may be submitted online via The Daily News website at www.huntingdondailynews.com. For more information, contact April Feagley at 643-4040.   More...

Local student named to spring 2013 dean’s list

Peter Rosenberger of Huntingdon has been placed on the Gettysburg College dean’s honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the spring 2013 semester.  Students with a quality point average of 3.60 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for a s More...

Annie's Mailbox

‘Family’ can mean many things

Dear Annie: I am 15 and the oldest of four boys. During one of many fights between my parents, my mom left the house with my brothers and me, and we spent the night at a shelter.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Cancer if born before 3:48 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 9, 2013:  More...

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