July 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Drug collection box now available in Saxton

Expanding on its recent successful prescription drug collection program, the Saxton Borough Police Department became the second law enforcement agency in Bedford County (following Bedford’s lead) to place a permanent “drop box” at t More...

Local News

Coal miners’ society increases promotional efforts

Getting the word out about the Broad Top Area Coal Miners Museum was on the minds of coal miners’ historical society board members as they announced a number of promotional efforts during their monthly meeting held Saturday morning in the museu More...

Riddlesburg honor roll project gains momentum

Proposed construction of a new veterans’ honor roll in Riddlesburg is gaining momentum as planning committee members look at a tentative start-up for the project this fall. More...

Police Log

Accident closes roadway   CROMWELL TWP. — Two people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident which occurred at 2:50 p.m. Saturday along Route 522 in Cromwell Township. More...

General News

Four in five in US face near-poverty, no work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.  More...

Local Sports

Curve catch Fisher Cats 7-3

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Altoona’s offense didn’t take its foot off the gas as they racked up 12 more hits in a 7-3 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Sunday. More...

Muckdogs beat Spikes 10-5

BATAVIA, NY — David Washington produced the eighth four-hit game for a State College Spikes player in 2013, but two big innings were the difference as the Batavia Muckdogs took a 10-5 decision Sunday evening at Dwyer Stadium.  More...

People/Pastimes

Take time to tackle home maintenance

Keeping a ealthy home for your family means more than daily chores and the occasional deep cleaning. It’s important to add routine inspections of often overlooked areas and regular maintenance to your list of tasks.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Miya Elise Hamman, who turns 3 years old today, Monday, July 29, 2013. Her proud mommy and daddy are Bill and Francine Hamman of Orbisonia. More...

Easy home improvements to benefit indoor air quality

Runny nose, itchy eyes and headache. These are just a few ailments suffered by homeowners with poor indoor air quality, potentially as a result of smoke, odors, dust or other contaminants. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 30, 2013:  More...

Governor asks for disaster aid

Municipalities in Huntingdon County that suffered damage to roads as a result of the severe storms that crossed the area June 26 may be getting some relief in the near future in the form of federal disaster aid.  More...

State candidates meet local Democrats at informal event

Instead of their traditional fall dinner this year, the Huntingdon County Democratic Committee gave candidates running for local and state offices the opportunity to fellowship with local Democrats and experience the hospitality Huntingdon County has More...

Robertsdale to host weekend activities

The annual Broad Top Area Coal Miners Heritage Days and the Robertsdale Community Day Celebration are expected to draw numerous visitors to the former coal mining hamlet this weekend as planners announce a full slate of activities guaranteed to pleas More...

State  Free Access 

Three ex-Penn State officials set to go before judge

HARRISBURG (AP) — It was late at night on Feb. More...

Pilot cited altitude before helicopter crash

NOXEN (AP) — Moments after a pilot told air traffic controllers he was losing altitude, his helicopter crashed in a rugged, wooded area of northeastern Pennsylvania, killing five people including a child.  Wyoming County coroner Thomas Kuk More...

Same-sex couple marries outside Philly despite ban

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia woman who tied the knot with her longtime partner Sunday with a county marriage license despite the commonwealth’s ban on samesex marriage said it was the day “that every committed couple More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, July 29   Huntingdon TO PS p Huntingdon TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will have weigh-in at 5:30 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 525 Mifflin St., Huntingdon. Meeting will begin at 6 p.m. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Hoosier Newman wins Brickyard 400 at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A born and bred Hoosier, Ryan Newman spent his childhood racing everywhere from Anderson to Winchester and every short track he could find in a state mad about racing.  He graduated from Purdue and landed a summer job w More...

Wiebe wins Senior British Open playoff

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Mark Wiebe of the United States beat Bernhard Langer on the fifth playoff hole today to win his first Senior British Open title.  Langer bogeyed his fifth attempt at the 18th hole on Royal Birkdale while Wiebe mad More...

Snedeker captures Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Zoe Olivia Mahan can expect something special from Brandt Snedeker.  Snedeker won the Canadian Open on Sunday, a day after Hunter Mahan withdrew with the lead before the third round when his wife went into labor. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Flirting is disrespectful to husband

Dear Annie: I’ve been with “Betty” for 20 years. Last week, a repairman came to fix the phone line. On his way out, Betty followed him and said in a sexy voice, “I like bald-headed men. You come back.” More...

Hints from Heloise

Bar code bottoms up

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about heavy items at the store: “Today I bought a case of bottled water that was on sale. When I went to pay for it, I had to turn it over so the cashier could scan it. More...

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