December 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Plungers help raise money

Twenty-five courageous individuals braved water temperatures of 30 degrees and outdoor temperatures of 22 degrees Sunday afternoon during the first ever Polar Plunge and raised nearly $6,000 for the Clay Bishop Memorial Fund. More...

Penelec workers still locked out

Nothing has changed in the FirstEnergy Penelec lockout of the 140 employees of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 180. The lockout has officially entered its third week and neither side is budging on the issues. More...

Local News

Man accused in heroin ring holds out for trial

A Walker Township man who was among 29 individuals charged by a grand jury for playing a role in a $14 million, multi-county heroin operation is holding out for trial, according to a report by his defense attorney.  More...

Police Log

DUI   SHIRLEY TWP. — Michael Parks, 53, no address listed, was placed under arrest by state police at Huntingdon for DUI on Route 522 near Keystone Road at 11:09 p.m. Dec. 6.  Disorderly conduct   More...

Gold thieves to return to court in February

Persons accused to stealing metal supplies from FCI’s Mount Union plant took steps toward resolving their respective cases Thursday, including a couple who allegedly took an estimated 61 ounces of gold from the electronics manufacturer.  More...

General News

Obama heading to South Africa for Mandela memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has taken off for South Africa to attend a national memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.  More...

Local Sports

Trojans win title; Rockets lose consy

Fairfield falls by 47-27 count

Saturday night, the Mount Union boys’ basketball team wasted no time jumping out to a lead in the first quarter and never looked back in a 47-27 win over Fairfield in the championship game of the Southern Huntingdon Tip-Off Tournament.  More...

Juniata pulls away 48-35

The Southern Huntingdon boys’ basketball team improved over the first round from Friday night with better defense and better outside shooting, but it was not enough to get past Juniata. More...

Juniata downs Moravian to open Landmark play

Men’s Basketball:

In its opening Landmark Conference contest of the season, the Juniata College men’s basketball team came away with a commanding 66-50 win over Moravian College to improve to 6-1 on the year. More...

People/Pastimes

SSGC presents a ‘Winter Wonderland’

Debbie Higgins, left, and Jinny Cooper add finishing touches to decorations in the master bedroom at the McMurtrie House, located on Fourth Street, Huntingdon, in preparation for the 25th annual Fest More...

Happy Birthday

Birthday announcements may be submitted online via The Daily News website at www.huntingdondailynews.com. For more information, call the People and Pastimes editor at 643- 4040, ext. 132.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

This type of therapy is not reliable

Dear Annie: I am a woman in my mid-30s, and think I may have been molested when I was young. I have little memory of my childhood up until age 13. More...

Hints from Heloise

Down low is a no-go

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about NEW CAR MODELS:  “Why do carmakers make the front of the cars so low? I can’t go down a steep drive. More...

Sunday’s storm causes nuisance

County residents had to give themselves a little extra time for their morning commute, as the winter weather that crippled the middle part of the U.S. More...

‘A Christmas Story’

Employees of Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, including Eric Hinchey, left, as the blind man, won 1st place with their float depicting the holiday movie, “A Christmas Story,” in the Hun More...

Chatting with Santa

Cheyenne Long, 7, of Pine Grove, chats with Santa Claus aboard the annual Santa Trolley at the Rockhill Trolley Museum Saturday. The jolly red elf and his wife, Mrs. More...

State  Free Access 

Amish school shooter’s kin: Horror, then healing

STRASBURG (AP) — Once a week, Terri Roberts spends time with a 13-year-old Amish girl named Rosanna who sits in a wheelchair and eats through a tube. Roberts bathes her, sings to her, reads her stories. More...

Hunter dies in ‘tragic mishap’

JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has died in what appears to be a hunting accident.  Authorities say 42-year-old Timothy Bruce was fatally shot on Saturday afternoon in Adams Township, Cambria County.  Police say Bruce, who More...

Charter-school bill moving through state legislature

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first major overhaul of Pennsylvania’s charter-school law is making its way through the Legislature.  Lawmakers could act in the next few weeks on a bill that sponsors say includes urgently needed reforms, but More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Dec. 9   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Win over Lions keeps Eagles in title hunt

Brutally bad weather or bitter cold meant good vibes for lots of NFL players.  The conditions in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Pittsburgh and Denver didn’t set back the Eagles, Ravens, Chiefs, Dolphins and Broncos on Sunday.  More...

Capitals beat Rangers 4-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Chimera, Steve Oleksy and Mikhail Grabovski scored second period goals to power the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers on Sunday night.  Washington defenseman Nate Schmidt added a goal in the t More...

Kobe returns, but Raptors win 106-94

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant had nine points and eight rebounds in his season debut for the Lakers, but Amir Johnson scored a career-high 32 points in the trade-depleted Toronto Raptors’ 106-94 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday night.& More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Pisces if born before 5:06 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013:  More...

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