July 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Benefits available for vets

Former or active duty military members who served during the Gulf War may be eligible for benefits through the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA).  More...

Area man chosen as Google Glass beta tester

Life in the 21st century is marked by technological leaps and bounds as science fiction becomes science fact on a daily basis. More...

State  Free Access 

Minds change over Pa. gay marriage ban 17 years on

HARRISBURG (AP) — The amendment came to the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives almost two decades ago as distracted lawmakers — wearied from a long day of floor debate and votes — got a jolt from the House speaker.&n More...

Hundreds in Philly protest Zimmerman verdict

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of people marched peacefully through downtown Philadelphia on Sunday to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the February 2012 shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  Philadelphia Police More...

Trial to open on lawfulness of Pa. voter ID law

HARRISBURG (AP) — A trial set to begin today on the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s voter identification law represents a major step toward a judicial ruling on whether the photo requirement should be enforced at polling places statew More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, July 15   AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

Local Sports

Mount Union, Huntingdon struggle

Mount Union gets win over State

Mount Union’s 13-14 year old all-stars had a rough weekend with three games on their schedule. They were on the road at Bald Eagle Area Saturday with one game to finish from a rain out earlier in the week along with the regular scheduled game. More...

Huntingdon loses three games

Huntingdon hosted first-place Bald Eagle Sunday in the 13-14 year-old VFW Teener League All-Star Tournament. Huntingdon lost the round-robin opener 19-7 July 6, and Bald Eagle made it a sweep with a 16-2 win in the rematch.  More...

Huntingdon splits; Mount Union sweeps

Bellefonte wins 9-8 in tourney opener

Huntingdon opened the 15-16 year-old VFW Teener League All-Star tournament Saturday with a disappointing 9-8 loss at Bellefonte in eight innings. More...

People/Pastimes

McKim family reunion held

Descendants and relatives of the James Joshua McKim family held their 28th reunion at Harper’s Memorial Park, Shade Gap, June 29.  The Rev. More...

Special Occasions

July 15, 2013  Happy birthday wishes go out to Adaline Kough of Saltillo who turns 85 years old today, Monday, July 15, 2013. Happy birthday, Adaline!   More...

Births

William R. III and Brittany Hockenberry of Duncannon are proud to announce the birth of their son, Gunner Brandon Hockenberry, June 14, 2013, in Harrisburg. At birth, Gunner weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 21.5 inches in length. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Libra if born before 7:24 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 16, 2013:  More...

Mill Creek captain is Firefighter of the Year

In the early morning hours of July 30, 2012, members of the Mill Creek Volunteer Fire Co. were returning from a fire call in Orbisonia, but they never made it. More...

Proper sunscreen use vital

The time of year in which spending time outdoors is a daily occurrence for some is here. More...

Local seniors eligible to receive rent rebate

In 2012, 2,781 senior citizens living in Huntingdon County received over $1,116,617 in rebates as part of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.  As of July 1, seniors in Huntingdon County will be able to receive those rebates again by taking adv More...

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Local News

Business Directory Contest winner announced

Congratulations to Kevin 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 Main Street Cafe as his prize.  More...

Parson’s Farm Road to be closed July 17-19

TELL TWP. — PennDOT officials have announced Parson’s Farm Road will be closed due to pipe replacement Wednesday, July 17, through Friday, July 19. More...

Police Log

Criminal mischief   JACKSON TWP. — A 57-year-old male from Huntingdon reported to state police at Huntingdon someone damaged a steel basement door and fled the scene at Barr Road between July 8 and July 9. More...

General News

Zimmerman acquittal stirs protests

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Protesters in Los Angeles and Oakland blocked traffic and clashed with police in a day of protests in California against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. More...

Retail sales rise in June on autos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans spent more at retail businesses in June, buying more cars and trucks, furniture and clothes. More...

Demographic change amplifying racial inequities

WASHINGTON (AP) — One-year old Ka’Lani is so fascinated by a round plastic toy that she doesn’t see her mother, Ke’sha Scrivner, walk into the Martha’s Table day care, chanting her name while softly clapping out a beat t More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Teenager Spieth takes Deere

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Perry adds Senior Open

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kenny Perry is getting the hang of these majors. He only wishes it had happened sooner.  Perry completed a masterful performance with a 7-under 63 on Sunday that gave him a fiveshot win over Fred Funk in the U.S. More...

Gee helps Mets avoid sweep

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dillon Gee pitched another gem against the Pirates, and John Buck hit a two-run single to lead the New York Mets to a 4-2 victory Sunday and avoid a sweep by Pittsburgh before break.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Shedding pounds after 50

Losing some weight is a goal for many people regardless of age. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Come back refreshed

Dear Annie: I’m a young professional, and I have nothing left. After eight months of searching for a job in my field, I moved to a small town 12 hours away from family and friends to take a graduatefriendly position. More...

Hints from Heloise

Safety on both ends of the car

Dear Readers: Here is a response to a SOUND OFF that ran about people driving in the rain without their headlights on:  More...

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