August 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

New information on local alligator

New information has come to light in the case of the alligator discovered in Shade Creek near Shade Gap July 28.  Sgt. More...

MUMA focuses on pump station

During its monthly meeting Monday, the Mount Union Municipal Authority (MUMA) board heard a sewage system report given by Gannett Fleming engineer Mark Pickering.  More...

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Correction

The photo caption from the grand champion hog sale at the Huntingdon County Fair’s Junior Livestock Sale published Aug. 10 incorrectly identified Blue Juniata VFW Post 5754 senior vice commander Sonny Lane.  More...

Tussey board hears back to school update

The Tussey Mountain School Board, meeting in its monthly work session Monday night, reviewed a number of motions that will be acted on next week in preparation for the start of the 2013-14 school term.  More...

Magisterial District Judge office receives praise in audit report

Magisterial District Judge Doug Gummo has received word from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) his office received a favorable audit from the period of Jan. 1, 2008, to Dec. 31, 2011.  More...

World  Free Access 

Deaths of wandering autistic kids prompt action

The 3-year-old girl wandered away from her grandmother’s home in Wareham, Mass., in mid-April. A frantic search began almost immediately, and within an hour little Alyvia Navarro was found unresponsive in a nearby pond. More...

Safety fears spur regulations for trampoline gyms

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Stephen Merrill was finishing his freshman year of college two years ago when he and a group of friends went to an indoor trampoline park in Utah for a day of flipping, jumping and bouncing.  More...

Local Sports

OUTDOOR DIARY

Osprey Ritual Crossing Currituck Sound July 13, on the bridge from the Mainland to the Outer Banks More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Served our commonwealth well  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  This reader was shocked that the death of former Pennsylvania governor William Scranton Jr. More...

How much do you know about new head of FBI?

It takes a lot to shock me during the Obama presidency, but I was stunned when the Senate July 29, by a vote of 93 to 1, confirmed James Comey as the chief of the FBI.  More...

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Back to school time

Well, here we are approaching the middle of August already. Everywhere you go there are back to school sales, displays and advertisements, which can only mean summer is almost over for students.  More...

Healthy Living

THE BASICS OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

When working properly, the human heart is a wonder. The heart’s two upper chambers work in conjunction with the two lower chambers to deliver blood and oxygen to every area of the body. More...

FRESH PRODUCE AT THE CORNER STORE MAKES HEALTHY EATING EASIER

Imagine you have diabetes. Your doctor has told you to eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, but the nearest store does not sell these foods. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has the Sun in Leo and the Moon in Scorpio until 6:04 p.m., when the Moon enters Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013:  More...

Charges filed in ticket theft

A pair of Mount Union men are in the Huntingdon County Jail in lieu of $20,000 straight bail after they allegedly entered a Brady Township business and took a Pennsylvania Lottery display case and tickets between the evening of Aug. More...

HASD board honors recent retirees

The Huntingdon Area School Board kicked off its last meeting before the start of the new school year by recognizing recent retirees Monday evening.  More...

Alexandria vacant lot raises issues

The former Way property which is now a vacant lot at 318 Main St., Alexandria, was one of the many topics discussed during Monday night’s monthly meeting of Alexandria Borough Council. More...

State  Free Access 

Pa. schools roll out policies embracing technology

CARLISLE (AP) — School is almost in session. More...

Same-sex licenses risk serious harm

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania county court clerk’s decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is a separation-of-powers violation that “risks causing serious and limitless harm” in Pennsylvania and beyond, acco More...

Corbett spokesman resigns from position

HARRISBURG (AP) — Kevin Harley, who has served as Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Special guest visits county fair

75 Years Ago  Fourteen students received diplomas at the Juniata College commencement exercises. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 13   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Phillies top Braves 5-1

ATLANTA (AP) — Cole Hamels took a shutout into the ninth inning, Cody Asche hit a three-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 Monday night in a game overshadowed by a fatal fall at Turner Field.  More...

Fan falls to his death at Turner Field

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who fell more than 60 feet from an upper-level platform at Atlanta’s Turner Field onto a parking lot during a baseball game died Monday night, police said.  Authorities have identified a fan who died after fallin More...

Little League to start drug education program

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — Little League Baseball plans to introduce an educational program for coaches and volunteers intended to raise awareness about the use and dangers of performance-enhancing drugs among young players.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Lucas Michael Creswell who turned 4 years old Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. His proud parents are Luke and Krista Creswell of Cassville. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Sage Madison Chilcote who turned 2 years old yesterday, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. Her proud mother is Lindsay Cassatt of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Madison Rose Eichelberger who turns 3 years old today, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. Her proud parents are Stephanie and Kenneth Eichelberger III of Huntingdon. More...

School News

Student News

HAHS graduate wins scholarship

Ashlyn DeArmitt of Huntingdon was selected as a recipient of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Governor’s Scholarship. She received this award in recognition of her academic excellence and leadership ability.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Change will require professional counseling

Dear Annie: It is back-toschool time for millions of young people. I am an instructor at a community college and would like to offer some suggestions to make the registration process smoother for students. More...

Doctor K

OTC products help most cases of dry eyes

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have dry eyes. What are my treatment options?  DEAR READER: Tears are not just for crying. Your eyes are constantly making small amounts of tears to keep the surface of the eye and the underside of the eyelids moist. More...

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