November 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Trends in uninsured show coverage gap

According to data provided by the United States Census Bureau Health and Human Services Division, 12 percent of Pennsylvanians were uninsured in 2012. That’s a 1.2 percent increase over the previous year.  More...

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Juniata Valley board members approve computer purchase

After a Chromebook presentation by Juniata Valley Elementary School teacher Jim Rivello’s fourth grade students, district superintendent David Christopher recommended the approval of a quote for 95 Chromebooks for elementary and high school tea More...

The Daily News supports local food banks

The Daily News has introduced a special subscription offer to provide support to the local food banks in Huntingdon County.  More...

Police Log

Thefts   LOGAN TWP. — A woman reported to state police at Huntingdon that someone took her purse from her vehicle while it was unattended and unlocked in the area of Route 305 and Diamond Valley Road between 11-11:30 p.m. Nov. 14.  More...

General News

Storms sweep across Midwest, kill six in Illinois

WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr’s wife and adult son didn’t have time to do anything but scramble down the stairs into their basement.   More...

Do we know exact words of the Gettysburg Address?

It was the biggest assignment of Joseph Ignatius Gilbert’s journalistic career — and he was in serious danger of blowing it.  On Nov. More...

Trainer to stars says any dog can learn new tricks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If it seems like your dog knows every trick in the book, try changing books.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Running game carries Penn State over Purdue

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State took off running — and a potent 1-2 punch grounded the idea the Nittany Lions are simply pass happy.  Zach Zwinak ran for 149 yards and three touchdowns and Bill Belton rushed for 89 yards and a score, More...

Roethlisberger rallies Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers gave their critics and the Detroit Lions a vivid reminder on Sunday.  The window might be closing on the Steelers and their enigmatic quarterback. It’s not shut. More...

UConn snaps Lion streak

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Bria Hartley tied a career high with 29 points and Saniya Chong had 16 to help No. 1 Connecticut beat No. More...

Senior Spotlight

Improving healthcare in rural communities

For people who reside in rural communities, access to healthcare services is often limited. Some rural facilities may not be equipped to handle transitional care or specialized follow-up care after a life-changing illness or event. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Addicts are often in denial about the extent of their problem

Dear Annie: My brother “Nathan” moved into an apartment with my other brother, “Steven,” who lives with his girlfriend and her son. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Scorpio Sun and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

No major change coming to lake

Rumors fueled by local media outlets about a funding change at Raystown Lake may have Huntingdon County residents concerned about the future of camping at the area’s tourist attraction, but, as it turns out, the change took place in September, More...

Local Thanksgiving meals planned

Approximately 25,000 meals are served at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital each year not just for patients, but for residents of Huntingdon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and two state correctional institutions in Huntingdon.  More...

Area residents spared damage from storms

Huntingdon County residents are breathing a sigh of relief this morning after avoiding some of the remnants from Sunday’s tornadoes that hit parts of Illinois.  More...

A turkey touchdown

Dalton Smith, right, secures a touchdown guarded by follow Team AMK player Keith Ryan Jr. More...

State  Free Access 

Pastor facing church trial over gay marriage

A Pennsylvania pastor charged under United Methodist law with officiating his son’s same-sex marriage is scheduled to go on trial.  More...

Veteran presenter to deliver famous speech

GETTYSBURG (AP) — The man who will play Abraham Lincoln and present his Gettysburg Address at its 150th anniversary Tuesday stands alone among the Lincoln impersonators who are familiar sights at parades and other events.  More...

N.M. couple find 1969 Pa. high school ring in yard

PORTALES, N.M. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Nov. 18 AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800-445-6262 or 944-2982. More...

Local Sports

Tussey Mountain rolls past Shade; Berlin next

Tussey Mountain was focused and determined to make its way into a district championship game for the first time since 2005. More...

Juniata gets Goal Post Trophy back

After more than a decade of futility, the Juniata College football team celebrated its first winning season since 1999 with a superior defensive effort to log a 17-10 victory over Susquehanna Saturday afternoon at Knox Stadium. More...

Eagles fall to Stevenson

NCAA Div. III Women’s Volleyball:

The eighth-ranked Juniata College women’s volleyball team fell 3-2 (18-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-20, 15-12) to No. More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout food drive

Members of Orbisonia Boy Scout Troop 237 and Rockhill Cub Scout Pack 225, including front row, from the left, Hayden Campbell, Matthew Covert, Dalton Cypher; back row, Brandon Booher, Jarred Covert, More...

Convenient payroll options make payday easy

With all the twists and turns life can throw at you, having fast and easy access to money is a necessity for everyone. With this in mind, many employers are turning to the more efficient payroll option of electronic pay.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Wipe out pharmacy germs

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about stores and cart wipes:  “My Sound Off is that the large pharmacies do not provide cart wipes. I can’t imagine any place with more germs! More...

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