February 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Pink Zone events to benefit hospital

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Winter cold impacts disease-carrying bugs

As cold weather, albeit less cold weather, persists across the area, a positive aspect heard from many residents is, “Well, it kills the bugs.”  More...

Local News

Inmates to stand trial for assaulting corrections officers

Two SCI Smithfield inmates faced Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz for a second time this month Friday morning to determine when they will stand trial for assaulting corrections officers Dec. More...

First baby of 2014

Piper Naomi-Jean Huntsman, daughter of Wendy and Brock Huntsman of Mapleton, was named the winner of The Daily News 2014 First Baby Contest. Born Jan. 1 at J.C. More...

Penn State Extension to offer ServSafe course

WALKER TOWNSHIP ­— The Penn State Cooperative Extension at 10722 Fairgrounds Road, Suite 6, Huntingdon, will be offering a ServSafe Food Safety Certification training course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, and from 9 a.m. More...

General News

School shootings continue despite safety emphasis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite increased security put in place after the massacre at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, there’s been no real reduction in the number of U.S. school shootings.  More...

More states grant in-state tuition to immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Giancarlo Tello paid $14,000 more than other New Jersey high school graduates to attend Rutgers University, the state’s flagship public college.  Why the difference?  Tello spent much of his childhood in the U. More...

Report: US abortion rate at lowest since 1973

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Super Bowl XLVIII

Seahawk defense shuts down Broncos

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Waiting to get their hands on the Lombardi Trophy, the Seahawks were surrounded by security guards in orange jackets. It was the first time anyone in that color stopped them all night.  More...

Super Bowl Notebook

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Just 12 seconds into the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos were already trailing after a bizarre, clumsy sequence. It set a record — and the tone for the game.  More...

Seattle LB Malcolm Smith is MVP

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Standing near his locker, the one where two footballs were tucked away for safekeeping, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith repeated the word “fortunate” over and over again.  More...

Senior Spotlight

The Youth Movement to Eradicate Alzheimer’s Disease

Ask anyone and, chances are, Alzheimer’s has had a profound effect on the life of someone close to them. It’s not just an “old” person’s disease. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Victim identified in fatal accident

State police at Huntingdon have released the name of the person killed in a one-vehicle accident on Piney Ridge Road in Walker Township Friday night.  Anna Evans, 5261 Sunset Courts, Huntingdon, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, More...

Legislators anticipate budget address

Gov. Tom Corbett will introduce his budget for the 2014- 2015 fiscal year tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. More...

Snow blankets county

Cindy Frew shovels the sidewalk at Monarch Dry Cleaners, Fourth Street, Huntingdon, as snow continued to fall early this morning. More...

State  Free Access 

Film explores ‘Kids for Cash’ scandal in Pa.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charlie Balasavage, a babyfaced boy of 14, landed in juvenile detention after his parents bought him a stolen scooter. Hillary Transue was sent away over a MySpace parody of her vice principal. More...

Bars can apply to offer small games of chance

PRIMOS (AP) — Pennsylvania bars can now start applying for state licenses to offer pull-tab games, daily drawings and other forms of gambling approved by the Legislature last year, and at least one prominent owner predicts that small games of c More...

Pittsburgh cultural center looks for help

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bold attempt to create a world-class African-American cultural center in Pittsburgh is collapsing, but local leaders are exploring new options even as they consider why the project failed.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Feb. 3   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

Bearcats dominate in winning second title

District 6-AA Team Duals:

The Huntingdon wrestling team took an outstanding season to the next level Saturday afternoon in Tyrone. The Bearcats dominated a pair of opponents to capture the school’s second District 6-AA Team Dual championship.  More...

Bellwood rallies to beat Hornets

H.S. Wrestling:

Juniata Valley’s home wrestling match against Bellwood Antis was one where each team ran off a string of wins. Unfortunately, the Blue Devils’ rallies earned them a pair of extra wins as they were able to defeat the Hornets 42-27. More...

Southern Fulton tops Titans 60-36

Boys’ Basketball:

Tussey Mountain was unable to slow down visiting Southern Fulton Saturday. More...

People/Pastimes

Go green with eco-friendly kitchen tips

Adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle is a great way to protect the planet for future generations. More...

Huntingdon couple marks golden anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Lawrence and Dianne (Calon) Hawn of Huntingdon who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. More...

Minor shopping modifications make big impact

While adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle might seem like a major commitment, many people find such an endeavor is far easier than they initially expected, as some relatively minor modifications here or there can make a substantial impact on the envir More...

Annie's Mailbox

Brother may deserve more than you think

Dear Annie: Both of my parents recently died, and my younger brother was named trustee of their trust. My parents’ home represents the majority of the trust, although it was not on the list of assets. More...

Hints from Heloise

The purse that pummels

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about people “bumping” into other people with bags:  “My Sound Off is to the individuals who carry suitcase-size purses and are not careful when passing other people. More...

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