December 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Bill creates funding for roads, bridges

The state and region have breathed a collective sigh of relief with the passage of a bill that will fund transportation infrastructure for the next five years. Local construction companies are looking ahead to how the bill will impact business. More...

Legal action pursued in state records scam

Legal action has been taken to stop a corporate records scam The Daily News first reported on in August. More...

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Local News

The Daily News supports Toys for Tots

The Daily News has a special holiday subscription offer to provide support to the local Toys for Tots program.  More...

Christmas tours to be given at Woods Mansion

HUNTINGDON — The Woods Mansion on the corner of 10th and Washington streets in Huntingdon Borough will be open to the public for its annual Christmas Tours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. More...

Wood stove causes fire

Despite having to carry everything by hand to reach a garage apartment at 605 Warm Springs Ave. at 8:09 a.m. More...

General News

Cranes righting another car of derailed NYC train

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities began righting toppled rail cars Monday morning as they started an exhaustive investigation into what caused a New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve to derail, killing four people and injuri More...

Speed played a factor in crash that killed action star

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans of “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker erected a makeshift memorial near the site of his fatal automobile crash, as investigators worked to determine the cause of the fiery weekend wreck that also claimed t More...

An underdog story: From rural China to law school

TIAOHUASHAN Village, China (AP) — Mu Zhengwu scanned the tiny room of his childhood, part of a wood home built over a shed where cows once sent earthy odors through the floorboards. Wood planks were missing from a bare bed frame. More...

People/Pastimes

Holiday treats to make the season sweet

Nothing says home for the holidays like the smell of treats baking in the oven and a crowded kitchen filled with loved ones. More...

Senior Spotlight

Are expired medications still safe

It is 2 a.m. and that cough and stuffy nose you have been battling is still keeping you up. You reach for the nighttime cold relief medicine only to find it expired a few months ago. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Work on making her presence insignificant

Dear Annie: In 1988, I had a wife and three beautiful children. Then my wife decided to be “liberated.” She wanted to spread her wings and be independent. More...

Hints from Heloise

Please don’t check out so close to me

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about courtesy while standing in line at the grocery store:  “If you are in line, please don’t leave your cart and stand next to me while I am swiping my credit card. More...

Special Sections

State’s unclaimed property part of Cyber Monday deals

Out of the $1 million in overall unclaimed property in Huntingdon County, some of that could just very well be unclaimed eBay and PayPal credits, according to the state Department of Treasury. More...

DA ready to fill judge’s position

On the first Monday of the new year, current Huntingdon County DistrictAttorney George Zanic will become Judge Zanic when he is formally sworn in Monday, Jan. 6. Zanic won the position by a landslide in the Nov. More...

Landmarks group looks for projects

Huntingdon Landmarks Inc. has had a successful year with projects that support and promote historic landmarks, including the digital upgrade of the Huntingdon Cinema’s Clifton 5, which may leave many wondering what’s next for the group. More...

Christmas trees on display

Trees decorated by community groups, including the Three Springs United Methodist Church and youth groups and Three Springs Baptist Church, were on display at the Three Springs Ambulance Building Sat More...

State  Free Access 

PennDOT has long road ahead on funding law

HARRISBURG (AP) — The 127-page transportation legislation signed into law this past week culminated years of planning and presents an imposing set of challenges for Pennsylvania’s transportation planners.  More...

State details case against ex-Penn State president

HARRISBURG (AP) — The state attorney general’s office filed papers Friday that detail the lies it says former Penn State President Graham Spanier told during his grand jury testimony over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.  More...

Steampunk festival celebrates retro future

KING OF PRUSSIA (AP) — A festival near Philadelphia is celebrating a kind of retro future, as if today’s technological marvels were designed in the 19th century.  The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Sunday that The Gilded Festival in K More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Dec. 2   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

Juniata teams sweep twinbill

Men hold off St. Vincent

The Juniata men’s basketball team got a game-high 27 points from senior Kevin Stapleton and fought off St. More...

Women stay unbeaten

Despite allowing 41 points to a pair of Easter post players, the Juniata College women’s basketball team got another outstanding effort from senior Kate McDonald and pulled away in the second half for an 89-65 victory.  Juniata remains un More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Manning throws five TD passes, four to Decker

This was the kind of passing clinic for which Peyton Manning has become famous.  More...

Foles leads Eagles to 24-21 victory

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With Nick Foles leading the way, the Philadelphia Eagles have charged into the playoff picture.  Foles threw three touchdown passes and a tough defense at the end helped the Eagles hold on for a 24-21 victory over the A More...

Peterson reaches 10,000

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson became the third-fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards rushing for his career.  Peterson passed the mark for Minnesota in the fourth quarter Sunday against Chicago.   More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Sagittarius if born before 10:43 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013:  More...

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