October 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Trick or treat set for across county

Be safe, be seen on Halloween is a phrase that goes back many years, but it’s still good to remember as children and parents prepare to go trick or treating in Huntingdon County this week to score loads of candy.  A complete list of Trick More...

Reps. urge harmony in wake of shutdown

The smoke has cleared — at least for now.  Over a week after the end of a 16-day partial federal government shutdown, many Americans are disenfranchised with how government representatives handled the crisis.  More...

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Local News

Police Log

Arson   BROAD TOP CITY BORO. — State police at Huntingdon were called to the scene of a vehicle fire belonging to Holli Jo Weimert, Broad Top City, at 20998 N. Broad St. at 1:51 a.m. Oct. 15. More...

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon American Legion organizing ‘sons’ squadron

75 Years Ago  More...

More scenes from Mapleton’s Halloween parade

Members of the Fink family, including James, Kayla and Wesley, took part in the annual Mapleton Hall oween Parade Saturday evening with their dog, “Moby.” Their float was titled “Gh More...

General News

Health care law offers perks

Huntingdon County residents may have some lingering questions or concerns about the open enrollment and the affordability of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare.  More...

Gold star nutrition ratings appear to work

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A nutritional rating system using gold stars affixed to price labels on grocery store shelves appears to have shifted buying habits, potentially providing another tool to educate consumers on how to eat healthier, accordi More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Johnson has huge day, Lions rally past Cowboys

For all of Calvin Johnson’s 329 yards, the Detroit Lions needed another foot or so.  Matthew Stafford provided it, capping a stunning comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys.  More...

Giants down Eagles 15-7

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh Brown outdid all of those dynamic offensive players on the Philadelphia Eagles with his leg.  Brown kicked a career-high five field goals, Eli Manning played error-free and the New York Giants beat Philadelphia 15- More...

Pryor sets record; Raiders win

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Ask him to read something during ceremony

Dear Annie: I am getting married next year. One of the most stressful things for me is picking the attendants. I have my best man and two groomsmen. My fiancee, “Sara,” suggested I add another friend, which I was happy to do.  More...

Hints from Heloise

A fair and free Internet?

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about hotels and Internet charges:  “I travel quite frequently for work. More...

Local man dies days after crash

A two-vehicle crash that occurred around 11 a.m. Oct. More...

Mummers highlight Mapleton parade

Brisk, but tolerable fall temperatures greeted 150 mummers both young and old who turned out Saturday evening for the annual Mapleton Halloween Parade, which was rescheduled from Oct. More...

All dressed up

From the left, Pat Kepple and her dog, Jerry, April Walkup and her dog, Sadie, and Marcelene Baker and her dog, Sundance, led the 22nd annual Huntingdon County Humane Society Pet Walk Sunday at Ports More...

State  Free Access 

Some school districts banning Halloween in backlash

HARRISBURG (AP) — Hell has no fury like the wrath of community whose school Halloween celebration has been canceled.  Across Pennsylvania, local school districts have engendered the bilious disapproval of parents at news that children no l More...

Boy dresses as vagrant for class, is suspended

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A high school student who dressed as a homeless man for a drama assignment was so convincing that he fooled school officials — and ended up getting suspended.  It began with an assignment last month, senior Michael More...

Pittsburgh stages first pierogi festival

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It’s hard to say why it’s taken this pierogi-loving city so long, but Pittsburgh is finally giving the little stuffed balls of dough their own festival.  Organizers say the 1st Annual Pierogi (peer- OH’- More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Oct. 28   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

Spartans drop Titans 1-0

District 5-A Soccer:

Tussey Mountain knew it was in for a tough match as it played top-seeded McConnellsburg in the quarterfinal round of the District 5-A soccer playoffs Saturday. The Titans did the only thing they could — play their best and see what happens. More...

Eagles lose on Homecoming

It was a day when the Juniata College football team just never seemed to be in sync. More...

Juniata Fall Sports

Women’s Volleyball   More...

People/Pastimes

Home safe home: Fire prevention starts with a plan

The cooler temperatures of fall may be on their way, but cooler weather also brings an increase in home fires. More...

Vests save K-9s as they protect and serve

A German Shepherd named Kilo was shot multiple times during a gun battle in Florida between police and a man suspected of shooting at officers earlier in the night. Fortunately for Kilo, he was wearing a protective vest, which saved his life.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013:  More...

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