January 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Water line break brings boil notice

Residents in Smithfield Township along Fairgrounds Road from Hordubay Road to Piney Ridge Road and along South Crooked Creek Road will have to boil water for the next 24-48 hours after a water line was found ruptured near the former Warnaco facility More...

Sponsors needed for Winterfest

After last year’s successful event, Deb Tumlin of Stone Town Gallery at 511 Washington St., Huntingdon, is looking for some sponsors for ice sculptures for the second Winterfest.  More...

Local News

Rockhill man sentenced on DUI charges

A Rockhill man who claimed he was driving erratically because he was chasing someone who had burglarized his home plead guilt to driving under the influence of alcohol in Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday .  More...

Police Log

Burglary   More...

Correction

The article about the Huntingdon Area Food Pantry published in the Jan. 11 edition of The Daily News incorrectly stated Weis Markets donated $14,000 to the pantry. More...

General News

Loss of jobless aid leaves many with bleak options

WASHINGTON (AP) — A cutoff of benefits for the longterm unemployed has left more than 1.3 million Americans with a stressful decision:  What now?  More...

Palin says her new show won’t be overtly political

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Sarah Palin says she doesn’t expect her new outdoors television show on the Sportsman Channel to be political — at least not overtly so.  More...

Sabbaticals may help military keep women in ranks

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Navy Cmdr. Valerie Overstreet wanted to start a family. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Penn State welcomes James Franklin ‘home’

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — James Franklin grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs, a strong-willed if not exactly strong-armed high school quarterback who believed he was good enough to play at Penn State.  More...

Broncos knock out Chargers 24-17

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning welcomed Wes Welker back into the lineup with a touchdown toss and the Denver Broncos narrowly avoided a repeat of their playoff slip from last year, advancing to the AFC championship game with a 24-17 win over the More...

Patriots and Seahawks win Saturday

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is an issue of boundaries

Dear Annie: My problem is my in-laws. They do not have any friends or hobbies, so they choose to cling to us. They insist on doing everything we do, going everywhere we go. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014:  More...

Small games law put off yet again

The state Department of Revenue recently announced it will extend the deadline for reporting revenue from small games of chance for clubs and organizations until February 2015.  In addition, social clubs without liquor licenses no longer fall un More...

ER visits increase in cold weather

Between the hectic holidays, dangerous weather and typical winter illnesses, the emergency department staff at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, has treated a wide variety of patient needs during this busy season.  More...

Skin protection is key for winter

Despite the polar vortex having ended, winter isn’t over and with it comes cold air. More...

State  Free Access 

For some counties, gas drilling brings a windfall

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Even as some cities around the nation have voted to ban fracking for natural gas, other rural areas are quietly embracing the boom by allowing drilling under public parks and land and reaping millions in royalties.  More...

Mental evaluation sought in slaying

SUNBURY (AP) — The lawyer for one of two defendants charged in the death of a man they allegedly lured through a Craigslist ad is seeking a psychiatric evaluation of his client.  Elytte Barbour’s court-appointed attorney wants the ev More...

Weekend rampage leaves two dead

HARRISBURG (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man accused of sexual assault killed another woman, robbed a store and stole guns and a car in a deadly rampage before he was fatally shot as police closed in, authorities said Sunday.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Jan. 13   Humane Society p The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown OIP, Washington St., Huntingdon. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. More...

Local Sports

Trojans are top team

Wertz gets 200th coaching win

The Mount Union wrestling team wasn’t perfect Saturday, going 4-1 for the day, but was good enough the win the title at the Line Mountain Dual Meet Tournament. More...

Juniata drops 75-57 league tilt at Scranton

The Juniata College women’s basketball team dropped a 75-57 decision at the University of Scranton Saturday afternoon. Scranton (11-2) improved to 3-0 in Landmark Conference play. Juniata dropped to 7-6 (0-2 Landmark) with the loss.  More...

Eagles edge Royals 80-79 in overtime

In a rematch of the 2013 Landmark Conference Tournament semifinals, the Juniata College men’s basketball team won a thrilling overtime game against the University of Scranton to improve to 2-0 in conference and 11-2 overall. More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 25

Boy Scouts from Troop 25, Huntingdon, hosted Webelos Scouts from Pack 226, McConnellstown, and Pack 24, Alexandria, for a day of practice for the 43rd Annual Juniata Valley Council Klondike Derby. More...

Tips to support a healthy lifestyle

If the decadent dishes and busy schedules of the holiday season have set back your efforts towards a healthy lifestyle, fear not. With the right plan in place, it’s easy to get back on track, re-energized and refocused for the year ahead.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOO K WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Mattie Marie Casner who turns 6 years old today, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Her proud parents are John and Sara Casner of Huntingdon. More...

Hints from Heloise

The unwanted direction

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about calling a company and being directed to the website: More...

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