June 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Food program set to return to HCC

The Summer Food Service Program will return for its ninth year today, Monday, June 16, and, according to organizers, the local program is a testament to the local volunteers who help run it.  More...

State leaders working on budget negotiations

The first two weeks of down-to-the-wire budget negotiations are in the books.  State Rep. More...

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Local News

Nashville recording artist visits Huntingdon County

A rising country music star took the genre back to its roots this weekend with a visit to Huntingdon County.  Nashville recording artist Adley Stump performed the national anthem Friday through Sunday at the Central PA Rodeo and also offered a p More...

Huntingdon man charged in Altoona sex crime

A Huntingdon area man is in the Blair County Jail in lieu of $50,000 after he allegedly sexually assaulted an underage girl at a homeless shelter in Altoona.  According to Altoona City Police, Mermoth Dunkle Jr., 18, Huntingdon, engaged in unla More...

General News

Fifty years ago, ‘Freedom Summer’ changed South, United States

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — As a teenager growing up in a Jim Crow society, Roy DeBerry wasn’t waiting for white folks to come down to Mississippi and “save” him. More...

Common Core Curriculum upsets home-school parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home-schooling mom Jenni White gave some of the loudest cheers when Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation to repeal the Common Core education standards.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Spurs dethrone Heat

NBA Finals:

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, the winningest trio in NBA postseason history, shared hugs.  Players wrapped themselves in flags from around world, a reminder that the San Antonio Spurs look far beyond the bor More...

Kaymer goes wire-to-wire at US Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. More...

Adams homers again, Cardinals win 5-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Adams homered for the third straight game, all with his father in attendance, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Washington 5-2 Sunday for a sweep.  Adams gave St. More...

Senior Spotlight

Ways to avoid Alzheimer’s & Boost Brain Health

International researchers identify dietary and lifestyle guidelines for Alzheimer’s prevention; special feature in Neurobiology of Aging   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Giving up a child is heart breaking

Dear Annie: I have been with “Robert” for three years, and we have been through a lot. More...

Hints from Heloise

Busy businesses

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about trying to get through to businesses on the phone:  “My Sound Off is when you finally get through to a business on the phone, only to be told ‘All operators are busy now; please More...

Woman injured prior to shooting

Huntingdon Borough Police Chief Rufus Brenneman has released more information about Friday’s shooting incident in Huntingdon Borough.  The man who died of a selfinflicted gunshot wound following the 8:30 p.m. More...

Trees memorialize former judges, DA

Family, friends and colleagues of the late Newton C. More...

Hopewell seniors celebrate national anthem

Several dozen Hopewell area senior citizens gathered Saturday afternoon outside the historic Keystone Foundry Museum to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the origination of America’s national anthem.  More...

State  Free Access 

Income gap widens as American factories shut down

READING (AP) — In August 2008, factory workers David and Barbara Ludwig treated themselves to new cars — David a Dodge pickup, Barbara a sporty Mazda 3. More...

State checked one well that feds missed

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Associated Press review has found wide disparities by state in inspections of oil and gas wells on federal lands.  More...

No shortage of suggestions for candidate Corbett

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, June 16   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

Five new members inducted Saturday night

The Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame conducted its 17th annual Induction Banquet Saturday night at the Raystown Lake Resort, Lodge and Conference Center. More...

People/Pastimes

Long family to hold reunion

The Long reunion will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Fairview Church, Three Springs. More...

Kyper-Smithyman

United in Marriage

Carly Smithyman and Kyle Kyper were united in marriage Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Dreams Palm Beach Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The Rev. Father Jean Lacaille presided over the 3 p.m. More...

Happy Birthday

For more information on submitting a birthday announcement, call the People and Pastimes editor at 643-4040, ext. 132.   More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 2:23 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, June 17, 2014:  More...

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