July 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Chief reports blaze was not suspicious

State police fire marshal Mike Eppolito and Mapleton Fire Chief Mike Corbin have concluded their investigation into the cause of a last week’s fire at 350 Main St. in Mapleton Borough. More...

Local police officers prepare for scenarios

Law enforcement officers never know exactly what they’ll find when they are called to a situation. More...

Local News

Police searching for missing MU boy

As of press time today, state police at Lewistown were still searching for a 15-year-old Mount Union Boy who was reported missing just before 10 p.m. More...

Uptown Playground theme is ‘Christmas in July’

HUNTINGDON — The summer program at the George Weaver Memorial Park (the Uptown Playground) 16th Street, Huntingdon, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with supervised activities. More...

Police Log

DUI   SHIR LEY TWP. — Charles Hand, 46, Mount Union, has been charged by state police at Huntingdon with driving under the influence of alcohol in the area of Route 522 around 1 a.m. July 13.  More...

World  Free Access 

Dutch tell rebels: Train full of bodies must leave

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Dutch forensic investigators told armed separatists guarding train cars full of bodies from the downed Malaysia Airlines jet on Monday that the train must be allowed to leave within hours.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, July 21 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. For additional information, call 1-800-445-6262 or 944-2982. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon blasts Bellefonte 12-2

Area Five 15-16 Tournament:

A run in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Huntingdon’s 15-16 all-stars a 5-4 win over visiting Penns Valley and a chance to move into the doubleelimination second round of the Area Five 15-16 Teener League Tournament.  More...

Bellefonte holds off Mount Union 9-5

Area Five 13-14 Tournament:

Mount Union went into the Saturday game against Bellefonte with a shot at the Area Five VFW Teener 13-14 title, but needed to win two games over Area Five power Bellefonte. Saturday, Mount Union got the first by handing Bellefonte a 9-7 loss.  More...

Mount Union outlasts Bald Eagle

Mount Union made its way into round two of the Area Five 15-16 year-old all-star tournament with a home win 3-2 against Penns Valley Saturday. Then Sunday Mount Union went 11 innings to take down the second seeded Bald Eagle team 6-4.  More...

People/Pastimes

The impact of early childhood education

The compelling calls to action from business leaders, economists, educational experts and politicians across the country have brought increased attention to the importance of early childhood education. More...

Happy Birthday

SWEET 16! Happy birthday to Brittany Nicole Houck, who celebrates her 16th birthday today, Monday, July 21, 2014. Her proud parents are Robert Jr. and Susan Houck of Huntingdon. More...

Announce your wedding in The Daily News

Weddings are published as soon as possible following submission. Talk with your photographer about processing a black and white print to be used in the newspaper, since these reproduce best.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Turning “Home Sweet Home” into “Home Save Home”“

As your family members or loved ones age, so does their home. It is good practice to step back occasionally and examine the home to see how well the living arrangement supports your loved ones’ daily needs and activities. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Invite her to bring the kids to visit you

Dear Annie: We live five hours from our daughter, “Barbara,” her husband, “Seth,” and their two kids. We visit them once a year. More...

Hints from Heloise

Diner is left behind in buffet line

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about buffet lines: More...

Special Sections

House bill to aid highway funding

The federal government has taken the first steps to ensuring transportation funding. The U.S. More...

recruits join local state police force

Eighty-eight cadets recently graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and two of them will be getting to know Huntingdon County in the coming weeks. More...

Celebrating its customers

Sandy Ridge Market, Orbisonia, capped its weekend customer appreciation celebration with a gala fireworks show over the Orbisonia area Saturday night. More...

State  Free Access 

Pennsylvania lawmakers take more free, legal trips

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. House members from Pennsylvania and their staff accepted 41 privately paid trips so far this year, ranging from $20,000 in business-class airline tickets to Japan for Rep. More...

Man dies after jumping into Pittsburgh river

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in Pittsburgh are investigating the death of a city resident who jumped into the Monongahela River during a boat party.  The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office says 23-year-old Sean Gittins drown More...

Mom, grandparents nearly starved boy

GREENVILLE (AP) — A 7-year-old boy was nearly starved to death, suffered regular beatings and resorted to catching insects to eat during brief times he was allowed outside, police said in charging his mother and grandparents with assault and ot More...

General News

Exhibit on real Johnny Appleseed will hit the road

CINCINNATI (AP) — If you picture Johnny Appleseed as a loner wearing a tin pot for a hat and flinging apple seeds while meandering through the countryside, experts say you’re wrong.  More...

Colleges woo Native Americans with new programs

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Elijah Watson knows he wants to go to college. He also knows that it will be difficult to leave home on the Navajo reservation if he does.  More...

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — In “Jaws,” the fictional mayor tried to protect the summer tourism season by keeping a lid on reports of the man-eater lurking offshore. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ellsbury scores winner for Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann’s popfly single that dropped near three Cincinnati Reds in shallow right field, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory Sunday. More...

Franklin wins 200 Free

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympian Missy Franklin won the 200-meter freestyle and finished second in the 100 backstroke on the final night of the Los Angeles Invitational on Sunday.  Franklin won in 1 minute, 58.38 seconds, well ahead of Kylie Pa More...

McIlroy wins British Open

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy.  On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson.  In the More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer if born before 5:41 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Sun will be in Leo. The Moon is in Gemini all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 22, 2014:  More...

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