January 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Boat storage plan considered

A proposed structure on property belonging to Jim’s Anchorage, Hesston, garnered more questions than answers during a recent review by members of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission.  The drafted plans call for a 20,400-square-foot b More...

Local News

No Huntingdon Co. Central Court Tuesday

HUNTINGDON CO. — Huntingdon County Court Administrator Alexa McGraw has announced there will not be a session of Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday.  There will be an all-day session beginning at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. More...

Stone Creek fire chief thanks members for teamwork

The Stone Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Co. annual awards banquet Jan. 18 was a celebration of teamwork and work well done, and anticipation of good things to come this year.  More...

RW&BT Fire Co. members honored at annual dinner

David Watson, 51, of Broad Top City, was honored as the Robertsdale, Wood & Broad Top (RW&BT) Volunteer Fire Co.’s “Firefighter of the Year” during ceremonies held Saturday evening at the fire hall in Robertsdale.  More...

General News

Lawmakers skeptical about president’s surveillance idea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the congressional intelligence committees are pushing back against a key part of President Barack Obama’s attempt to overhaul U.S. More...

Urban streets named for MLK struggling

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Jan. 20   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. More...

Local Sports

Drew sweeps past Juniata teams

Men lose OT heartbreaker

The Juniata College men’s basketball team fell behind at the start, then saw a lead evaporate in the final three and onehalf minutes of the first half against visiting Drew Saturday afternoon. More...

Women slip to 0-4 in LC

The struggles for the Juniata College women’s basketball continued Saturday afternoon. More...

Rockets get one win at Clearfield

Southern Huntingdon met up with some good competition at the Clearfield Duals Saturday. The Rockets went 1-4 on the day with a victory over Curwensville 48-27.  More...

People/Pastimes

Juniata College announces fall dean’s list

The dean’s list recognizes grade point averages of at least 3.6 out of a possible 4.0. More...

Huntingdon student named to president’s list

Heather Collins of Huntingdon was among the 138 Mansfield University students who have been named to fall 2013 president’s list.  To be named to the president’s list, a student must attend the university full-time and attain at least More...

Alexandria woman honored for academic achievement

Brooke Deihl of Alexandria has been named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Mansfield University.  To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be attending the university full-time and attain at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Encourage daughter to seek counseling

Dear Annie: My 39-yearold son-in-law died two years ago, quite suddenly and unexpectedly. My daughter is still grieving, which I fully understand, but her grief has turned her into an angry and jealous person.  More...

Hints from Heloise

The sound of trouble

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about grocery-store workers wearing earphones: More...

Special Sections

U.S. rep. opens local campaign

Campaign launch season gets into full swing as both local Congressional representatives plan to kick off their campaigns in Huntingdon County this week.  Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson, a Republican representing the PA-5, will launc More...

Area officers face challenges

Borough police departments are finding it tough to fill officer positions to ensure the safety of local communities.  Mount Union Borough Council members recently accepted the resignation of one of their officers in the Mount Union Police Depart More...

Discovered MLK audiotape sheds new light on famous phone call

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As the nation reflects on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., an audiotape of an interview with the civil rights leader discovered in a Tennessee attic sheds new light on a famous phone call John F. More...

State  Free Access 

Lawyer: Boy jailed in Philly shooting not to blame

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 17-year-old boy charged as an adult in the shooting of two students inside a school gym isn’t responsible for the crime, his attorney said.  More...

NTSB: Plane broke apart before crashing

BIGLERVILLE (AP) — Federal investigators say a small plane broke apart in the air before it crashed last month near Gettysburg, killing the pilot and his only passenger.  More...

Thousands set to volunteer on Martin Luther King Day

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than 125,000 volunteers are expected to work on 1,700 projects as the Philadelphia region celebrates Martin Luther King Day.  One of the busiest sites will be Girard College in North Philadelphia, where thousands a More...

World  Free Access 

Some sanctions lifted on Iran

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has voted to lift some economic sanctions on Iran after getting word that highlevel uranium enrichment there was suspended earlier in the day.  More...

Taliban bomb kills 13 near Pakistani army HQ

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up near Pakistan’s main military headquarters on Monday, killing 13 people just a day after the militants killed 26 troops inside an army compound in the northwest of the c More...

Jailed American talks to reporters in North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — An American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year appeared before reporters Monday and appealed to the U.S. government to do its best to secure his release.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Manning, Broncos beat Patriots 26-16

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning had an answer for everyone. What’s new?  For Tom Brady. For the New England defense. For anyone who thought he couldn’t win the big one.  More...

Seahawks take title away from 49ers

NFC Championship:

SEATTLE (AP) — Richard Sherman did a CenturyLink Leap.  Golden Tate grabbed a 12th Man flag and circled the field with it.  Even team owner Paul Allen made an appearance and gave a victory speech.  The Seattle Seahawks are headed More...

Manning vs. Sherman intriguing

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning runs the NFL’s No. 1 offense.  Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is a key cog in the NFL’s No. 1 defense. (Just ask him.)  More...

Senior Spotlight

Long Live Rock & Roll

Pete Townshend of The Who once wrote the lyric “Hope I die before I get old...” Then again, he probably didn’t think he’d still be selling out stadiums and breaking guitars at age 63! More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Virgo if born before 4:43 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014:  More...

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