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Fire convention closes with contests

A gala and colorful fireworks display brought events of the 68th Annual Huntingdon County Firemen’s Association Convention to a close Saturday evening after a day full of activities. More...

Severe storms in area to bring ‘polar vortex’

After the next couple of days of potential severe storms, cooler air will move through the county, ushering in what some forecasters are calling a summer version of the polar vortex.  More...

Local News

A puddle of fun

Cousins Owen Jones, left, and Parker Brindle, enjoyed jumping in a large puddle of water in Huntingdon Borough Sunday evening after thunderstorms moved through the area. More...

Emergency crews assist kayakers

Volunteers from the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. spent just over an hour Sunday night assisting a Williamsburg family of five, including three children, that lost daylight while kayaking on the Little Juniata River around 9:30 p.m. More...

Police Log

Crash   More...

General News

Got a rash? Devices may be to blame

CHICAGO (AP) — Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy inducing metals.  More...

Spoonfuls can lead to medicine errors

CHICAGO (AP) — The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but a study says that kind of imprecise measurement can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes.  The results, published online Monday in Pediatrics, under More...

FDA weighs cancer risk of fibroid removal devices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Eagle gives Mo Martin first win

Women’s British Open:

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Mo Martin knew she hit her 3-wood exactly how she wanted on the 18th hole at Royal Birkdale.  More...

Montgomerie wins title in playoff

US Senior Open:

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Colin Montgomerie is getting used to winning these big events.  The Scotsman defeated Gene Sauers in a playoff to claim the U.S. Senior Open title Sunday at Oak Tree National.  More...

Mets’ deGrom shuts down Marlins

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom had a tiebreaking single and again shut down the Marlins with seven impressive innings, David Wright doubled twice and drove in two runs, and the New York Mets completed a threegame sweep of Miami with a 9-1 victory More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 15, 2014:  More...

Crash claims life of Blair Co. man

A Duncansville man lost his life in a motorcycle crash on Route 22 in Porter Township Saturday evening, closing the highway to traffic for nearly two hours.  More...

Still no answers in boat accident

Despite reports citing speed and alcohol played a role in a July 3 boat crash on Raystown Lake that claimed the life of a Carlisle woman, a state Fish and Boat Commission officer told The Daily News the investigation is far from over.  More...

Light-rail vehicle tested at trolley museum

The year-long journey to bring the 1980s light-rail vehicle from San Diego, California, to Rockhill is complete, officially making the Rockhill Trolley Museum the first location on the East Coast to acquire a modern light-rail vehicle.  More...

State  Free Access 

Expert: Pa. didn’t address fracking health impacts

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania’s former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nation’s biggest natural gas drilling booms.  More...

FBI cyber expert is ex-furniture salesman

PITTSBURGH (AP) — J. Keith Mularski’s world has expanded greatly since he stopped selling discount furniture to join the FBI in 1998. More...

Corbett veto exposes GOP divisions in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG (AP) — The relationship between Gov. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, July 14 Humane Society p The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter, located at 11371 Schoolhouse Hollow Road, Huntingdon. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon stays alive

Section Four 11-12 LL Tournament:

Huntingdon is still alive in the 11-12 year-old Area Four Little League All-Star Tournament after splitting two games in Belleville over the weekend. More...

Seven-run first inning lifts Sens

A seven-run first inning by the Harrisburg Senators was the difference maker in the Altoona Curve’s 9-5 loss on Sunday afternoon at Metro Bank Park in Harrisburg. More...

Slam gives Bald Eagle win over Huntingdon

Area Five 15-16 Teener Tournament:

A grand slam home run by Noah Chambers capped a fifthrun third inning as Bald Eagle oped the Area Five 15-16 Tournament with a 6-4 win over Huntingdon Saturday evening in Milesburg. More...

People/Pastimes

Sweet ideas for fruitful al fresco entertaining

You can heighten the fun of every outdoor gathering with the right nibbles, noshes and refreshments. More...

Special Occasions

July 14, 2014  Happy birthday wishes go out to Megan (Hess) Kennington of State College and formerly of Huntingdon. Happy birthday, Megan!   More...

Ten fresh ways to use fresh blueberries

There are muffins, of course. And pancakes. And the obligatory fruit salad. But then what? After all the usual suspects, how do you handle a seasonal abundance of blueberries?  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Exchanging gifts is tradition to most

Dear Annie: Every year, my grandmother and I go to my cousins’ house for Christmas. This year is different for me. I have had the miracle of God helping me overcome some major addictions in my life. More...

Hints from Heloise

Soda box inconvenience

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about the position of UPC codes: More...

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