August 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Black bear attacks uncommon in state

With seven bear attacks in five western states in recent weeks, bears have been increasingly showcased in the news. More...

Local News

Coal Miners group prepares for Labor Day

The Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society is gearing up for a gala Labor Day weekend homecoming celebration which is expected to attract many visitors. More...

Police Log

Arrests made   More...

Business Directory Contest winner announced

Congratulations to Marjorie Pawlowski of Huntingdon for being the winner of The Daily News Business Directory Contest being held this summer. She selected a $25 gift certificate from Saxton Market as her prize.  More...

General News

US official: chemical weapons likely used in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is “very little doubt” that a chemical weapon was used by Syria against civilians in an incident that killed at least 100 people last week, but the president has not yet decided how to respond, a senior admin More...

For Obama, world looks far different than expected

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly five years into his presidency, Barack Obama confronts a world far different from what he envisioned when he first took office. U.S. More...

Is MLK dream reality? In changed city, yes and no

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — When he boarded a Greyhound bus on his way to Princeton University, Glennon Threatt promised himself he’d never come back here. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Aubrey Alexis Garner who turns 4 years old today Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Her proud parents are Alexander and Krista Garner of Huntingdon. More...

Orbisonia-Rockhill Furnace Historical Society open house

Orbisonia-Rockhill Furnace Historical Society president Nin Hiles, right, discussed area history with visitor Lucinda Mellott at an Orbisonia-Rockhill Furnace Historical Society open house hosted by More...

Special Occasions

Aug. 26, 2013  Happy birthday wishes go out to Dorothy “Dot” Longenecker of Huntingdon who turns 94 years old today, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Happy birthday, Dorothy! nnnnn  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Ignore sister’s irresponsible behavior

Dear Annie: I live with my 55-year-old sister. “Toni” has always been a heavy drinker, but she’s recently moved on to pot and Vicodin. She has started hanging around with people half her age and is obsessed with being young.  More...

Hints from Heloise

A color code for recycling mode?

Dear Readers: Here is a follow-up to a SOUND OFF about recycling symbols on plastic bottles:  More...

Special Sections

Planning board tables resolution

Huntingdon County Planning Commission members discussed items regarding requests for review from other organizations at their monthly meeting Aug. More...

Local couple deals with children’s difficult diagnosis

The childhood years are to be cherished as they go by all too quickly. More...

Vaccination updates important for adults

Many parents are always aware of making sure their children are vaccinated on schedule, but often don’t take the time to ensure they are up to date on their own vaccinations.  More...

State  Free Access 

Fracking health project puts numbers to debate

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A project examining the local health impacts from natural gas drilling is providing some of the first preliminary numbers about people who may be affected, and the results challenge the industry position that no one suffers bu More...

Sandusky victim: PSU should have stopped him

HARRISBURG (AP) — Victims of convicted child abuser Jerry Sandusky who have reached settlements with his former employer, Penn State University, express bitterness toward him and the school as university officials say they continue to negotiate More...

Pa. School Boards Association gets state pensions

HARRISBURG (AP) — While many workers covered by Pennsylvania’s major public pension systems are not state employees, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association staff is unique among them.  The association represents the state’s More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 26   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623.  More...

Local Sports

Boyer downs Sparr for 2nd SSGC title

Jason Boyer has made a habit of getting to the final match in the Club Championship Tournament at Standing Stone Golf Club.  Sunday afternoon, Boyer vied for the title for the fourth straight year. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Tokyo rallies to win title 6-4 over Chula Vista

Little League World Series:

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — Ryusei Hirooka lined a decisive two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning, Shunpei Takagi hit two solo home runs, and Tokyo beat Chula Vista, Calif., 6-4 on Sunday to win the Little League World Series.  More...

Yankees edge Rays 3-2 to avoid sweep

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. More...

Braves salvage 5-2 victory over Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Minor bounced back from the shortest outing of his career with seven strong innings, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 5-2 win over the St. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Gemini if born after 4:06 p.m. (PDT). Prior to that time, the Moon is in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013:  More...

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