February 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Diesel prices continue to increase

Motorists driving dieselfueled vehicles normally pay a little more at the pump than those who use gasoline, but, in recent weeks, the cost of diesel fuel has continued to rise.  Locally, current prices are $4.39 to $4.45 per gallon.  More...

Winter supplies are still dwindling

As the area keeps getting hit with one winter storm after another, the cost for snow removal and winter maintenance materials is far exceeding what many municipalities budgeted.  Several municipal officials are also learning that supplies of sal More...

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Local News

Water still being pumped to Coaldale system

A rumor the Coaldale Water Corp.’s water system was drained due to a leak has been unfounded, according to treatment plant operator Ken Foster.  More...

Police Log

Harassment   LIBERTY TWP., BEDFORD CO. — A 17-year-old Saxton female was cited by state police at Bedford for allegedly engaging in a physical altercation with a 14-year-old Saxton female at Tussey Mountain High School at 7:50 a.m. Feb. More...

Shade Gap Fire Co. volunteers honored with awards

Members of the Shade Gap community gathered Saturday to celebrate the work of the local fire service and to honor its volunteers.  More...

General News

McDonald’s eyes extending breakfast hours

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald’s is in the early stages of looking at whether it can make breakfast available later in the day.  More...

Guidelines to reduce C-section births urge waiting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Show more patience in the delivery room: That’s the prescription being given to the nation’s obstetricians.  New guidelines say doctors should give otherwise healthy women more time to deliver their babies va More...

Seafaring drug smugglers challenging Coast Guard

SAN DIEGO (AP) — While security has tightened at the U.S. border, drug smugglers are increasingly turning to the high seas.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Jason Day wins in 23 holes

Match Play Championship:

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Jason Day posed with a trophy he always believed would be his when he arrived in the high desert of Arizona for the Match Play Championship.  He never could have imagined how.  More...

Manziel kind of quick

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel’s official 40-yard dash time at the NFL scouting combine was 4.68 seconds. More...

Williams scores 30 and Nets down Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jason Collins played his first game with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night, becoming the first openly gay player in the four major U.S. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014:  More...

Local gun sales remain average

More than a year after mass shootings in Connecticut and Colorado caused a surge in the sale of firearms, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are reporting decreases nationally in the number of guns and the amount of ammunition sold.  More...

Districts can finish year in days, hours

The Farmer’s Almanac wasn’t far off when it called for a cold, wet and white winter in 2014, with the National Weather Service reporting station at Raystown Lake reporting a 22-inch snow cover in mid-February.  More...

Group works to combat suicide

To his family and friends, Julius Rogers was an average 20-year-old young man. He had been a popular high school athlete, playing both basketball and football, and had continued his schooling to study criminal justice. More...

State  Free Access 

Penn State dance marathon raises $13.3M

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State’s annual 46-hour nositting or-sleeping dance marathon ended Sunday afternoon and raised a record $13.34 million for pediatric cancer research and to provide support for patients and their families.  More...

Corbett: New Penn State president a good choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Noted Iranian filmmaker makes first US visit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kamran Shirdel’s films have been censored, banned and celebrated for documenting hidden parts of Iranian society — the plight of Tehran’s prostitutes, the desperation of female prisoners, and the reality behi More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Feb. 24   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

Barnett finishes third

District 5-AA Wrestling:

Tussey Mountain junior Quinn Barnett (152) won three bouts in consolation rounds Saturday in the District 5-AA Tournament at Windber High School. More...

JC sweeps through matches

Men’s Volleyball:

The No. 3 Juniata College men’s volleyball team finished out its weekend flawless, sweeping both Marymount University and Hilbert College in straight sets Saturday afternoon in the Kennedy Sports+Recreation Center. More...

Eagles split at Bridgewater

College Baseball:

On the second day of the 2014 season, the Juniata College baseball team upset the No. 24/25 team in the country on the road at Bridgewater College. More...

People/Pastimes

Local students named to fall 2013 dean’s list

Linzy Brumbaugh of Alexandria and Sara Nead of James Creek have been named to the Central Penn College dean’s list for the fall 2013 term.   More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S FANTASTI C AND HE’S FOUR! Happy birthday wishes go out to Eli Henderson who turns 4 years old today, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. More...

Births

Scott and Bethany Johnson of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Carlie Linn Johnson, at 5:32 p.m. Feb. 13, 2014, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

No one wants to be thought of as cheap

Dear Annie: My son recently said something that embarrassed me and kept me awake most of the night.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Right on the buttons?

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, regarding extra buttons on clothing:  More...

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