November 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Education impacts jobless rates

As it turns out, having a degree really does make a difference.  Data released earlier this month from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics shows extreme differences in the unemployment rate for people based on their educational attainme More...

Training tailored for job seekers

The Huntingdon County CareerLink, in association with DuBois Business College Huntingdon County Campus, will hold a Job Seekers Training Boot Camp 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. More...

Local News

Huntingdon Borough Council race is heated

The Huntingdon Borough Council election race features five candidates vying for four seats with four of the five running as incumbents.  Scott Shaffer, David Quarry, James Decker and Donna Isenberg are all sitting members of council. More...

Jury selection date rescheduled in criminal homicide case

A Blair County man charged with the murder of his daughterin law over a decade ago appeared in Huntingdon County Court Oct. 31 to tend to discovery and scheduling issues.  More...

Juniata art professor to exhibit photos

Patricia Howard, assistant professor of art at Juniata College, will reveal how her eye for photography has informed her art in the exhibit “Migrations,” on display at the Juniata College Museum of Art from Thursday, Nov. 7, through Feb. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Nov. 4   Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

Local Sports

Three area teams in football playoffs

Three of the five area scholastic football team have reached postseason tournament play to extend their respective seasons.  Mount Union (9-1) is the second seed in the District 6-AA Tournament and Tussey Mountain (8-2) is seeded third in Distri More...

Playoff tickets on sale at Mount Union

Mount Union athletic director Bill Shives reports that tickets for Friday night’s District 6-AA quarterfinal contest are on sale in the Senior High School office during regular business hours until noon Friday. More...

Eagles run over McDaniel

The Juniata College football team did things a little differently in Westminster, Md., Saturday afternoon.  Senior Zach McCaulley (Bellwood-Antis) ran for four touchdowns and the Eagles rushed for 350 total yards and all six of their TDs in a 42 More...

People/Pastimes

Scouts earn Bobcat rank

Members of Pack 4494 of Robertsdale held their annual Halloween Party Oct. 29. The fun began with several cub scouts receiving awards, followed by games and refreshments. More...

Celebrate children’s birthdays in The Daily News

Celebrate your child’s birthday by putting his or picture in The Daily News. Following are guidelines for submitting information about your child and his or her special day.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Cadence Marie Thompson, who turned 6 years old Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Cadence is the daughter of Heather Thompson of Huntingdon and Jason Thompson of James Creek.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013:  More...

School officials reject pink slime

Although other news agencies reported Southern Huntingdon County School District (SHCSD) received shipments of “pink slime,” district officials want people to know the lean finely textured beef, which consists of scrap pieces of beef and More...

Bill could expand gambling to bars

Some bars and taverns in Huntingdon County could potentially benefit from a state Senate bill that would allow such establishments to profit from small games of chance.  More...

Clean furnaces key to safe heating

With overnight lows expected to dip into the 20s and 30s this week, many folks will find themselves turning on furnaces and other home heating equipment.  But local heating contractors and fire company chiefs warn flues and furnaces should be cl More...

State  Free Access 

Experts say nuclear power needed to slow warming

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Some of the world’s top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won’t be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they’re asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power More...

US appeals court: Warrants needed for GPS tracking

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police must get a warrant before using GPS to track a suspect’s vehicle, a federal appeals court has ruled, throwing out a cache of evidence against three brothers charged in a wave of pharmacy burglaries and going bey More...

General News

Blake Shelton scores attention of CMA voters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The folks at Warner Music Nashville are showing they know how to get your attention. And this time of year, it’s all about attention, with the County Music Association Awards being presented next week.  More...

JFK’s image shines on despite contradictions

BOSTON (AP) — Four days a week, David O’Donnell leads a 90-minute “Kennedy Tour” around Boston that features stops at government buildings, museums, hotels and meeting halls.  More...

D.C. on fast track to decriminalizing pot possession

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took nearly 15 years after voters approved medical marijuana for it to become available in the District of Columbia, but the next major change to pot laws in the nation’s capital is on the fast track.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Eagles’ Foles ties record with seven TD passes

Nick Foles had a game like Peyton Manning.  More...

Patriots rout Steelers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. More...

Florida State jumps back to 2nd in BCS

Florida State is back in second place in the BCS standings, edging past Oregon behind firstplace Alabama.  The Seminoles’ lead is thin and their stay at No. 2 could be short again.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Older drivers have to reassess abilities

For many older drivers, driving is more than getting from point A to point B. Getting behind the wheel allows older drivers to remain independent as well as mobile. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Disappointment is a useful learning experience

Dear Annie: I recently found out that my sister and my husband were engaged in an emotional affair that lasted nearly two years.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Double the opening

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about businesses and their doors:  More...

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