December 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Travel on the rise this holiday season

The holiday travel season, which began Saturday, will see over 94.5 million Americans take a trip 50 miles or more for the Christmas and New Year holidays.  More...

November was warmest on record

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently announced November was the warmest its seen on record in the world since 1880, but tell that to residents of Huntingdon County.  More...

Local News

Time with the Clauses

Once again, the Saxton Sportsmen’s Club has done its part in providing Christmas treats to Saxton/ Broad Top area youngsters. More...

Planners recommend new member

The Huntingdon County Planning Commission approved a new member for its board during the final meeting of 2013.  Jeremy Crouse, director of the nonprofit organization Planet LoveJoy and a resident of Mount Union Borough, will be welcomed to the More...

Clarification

The Daily News has received information providing a clarification to an article regarding the downsizing of the state legislature, published in the Dec. 21 edition.  More...

General News

Congress does little of consequence, except argue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a steady diet of gridlock, with “Green Eggs and Ham” on the side.  Congress did not pass White House-backed immigration or gun control legislation in 2013. Or raise the minimum wage. More...

US nuclear missiles are a force in much distress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The hundreds of nuclear missiles that have stood war-ready for decades in underground silos along remote stretches of America, silent and unseen, packed with almost unimaginable destructive power, are a force in distress, if n More...

As food labels get closer look, ingredients vanish

NEW YORK (AP) — Take another look at that food label. An ingredient or two may have vanished.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Manning breaks record; Broncos win division

Not many players can overshadow a wild weekend of NFL playoff possibilities. Peyton Manning can. More...

Steelers hold off Packers 38-31

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — After an exhilarating win in the snow, Pittsburgh safety Troy Polamalu got even better news when he returned to the locker room.  Remarkably, the Steelers are still in the playoff chase.  More...

Division titles, playoff spots still at stake

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning clinched division titles, Cam Newton reached the postseason for the first time and a pair of all-or-nothing games loomed on the final weekend in a scrambled NFL playoff race.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

There is no need for a public argument

Dear Annie: My husband and I are the youngest of our siblings, now all in our 50s with nearly grown children. More...

Hints from Heloise

Water wasters

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about watering while raining:  More...

Special Sections

Local Realtor dies at age 76

The Huntingdon community lost one of its longtime supporters with the passing of Schrack Realty owner Rob Schrack. Mr. Schrack died Sunday at the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Altoona. More...

Law phases out incandescent bulbs

Rules first signed into place by then-president George W. More...

An unseasonable high

After a weekend of unseasonably mild temperatures, the sign at the Oasis of Love Church in Walker Township, accompanied by Christmas lights, still read 51 degrees at 6:30 a.m. today. More...

State  Free Access 

Attorney told feds Spanier was trustworthy

HARRISBURG (AP) — Records from a federal investigation show a lawyer whose role in the Jerry Sandusky investigation has held up the criminal prosecutions of three former top administrators praised one of them effusively just months before testi More...

Crafty coyotes expanding their range

From their perch 100 yards away, the coyotes seem to stare at Jim Cowell as they brazenly case his beef cattle.  “It seems like they’re getting awful brave. More...

Biohackers seeking to merge people, machines

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tim Cannon says he would cut off his arm if he could replace it with a stronger, more adroit mechanical upgrade.  For now, he must be content with a homemade digital device implanted under his skin that records his body t More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Dec. 23   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

Tussey stays unbeaten 66-23

Girls’ Basketball:

Tussey Mountain continued to build mometum as it remained unbeaten after a 66-23 victory at Fannett-Metal Saturday.  Breanna Kendrick led all scorers with 15 points for the Titans (5-0, 2-0 ICC South, 4-0 SHL). More...

Hornets pick up first win of year

H.S. Wrestling:

The Juniata Valley wrestling team took part in the Glendale Duals Saturday. There they would meet some usual foes, such as Glendale and Claysburg- Kimmel. More...

JC’s Shawaryn receives award

Juniata College men’s volleyball assistant coach Pat Shawaryn received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year award last week at the Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon.  More...

People/Pastimes

Twelve days of pet-safe holidays

The holidays can be a hectic time for everyone. While you’re busily gearing up for guests and parties, it’s important to remember your pet’s safety to ensure a festive and fun season is enjoyed by all.  More...

Mixed breed dogs making a comeback

Certain dog breeds, such as golden retrievers, American bulldogs and Siberian huskies, have long been popular companion animals. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Virgo if born before 10:47 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013:  More...

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