August 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Marijuana reason for many arrests

The subject of marijuana seems to come up in conversation nearly everywhere, from legislative sessions in state and federal government to being the butt of jokes in popular films and television shows.  As prevalent as the legal commentary, punch More...

HCCTC seeking grant to save on energy costs

The Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) is hoping a grant could help the school save an estimated $30,000 to $35,000 a year on energy costs.  More...

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Local News

Correction

An article published in the Aug. 14 edition of The Daily News incorrectly identified Dr. Belle Tuten as an associate professor of history at Juniata College.  Tuten’s correct title is W. Newton and Hazel A. More...

Signs help man continue search for lost dog

They’ve been popping up around the Huntingdon area since Tuesday, signs with a picture of a bloodhound reading “LOST!”  But the 2-year-old Keisel is more than just a lost pet.  “I just want my buddy back,” said More...

Commissioners approve petition for EMA grant

At the Aug. 12 meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners, county Emergency Management Agency director Adam Miller came forward to petition the board to approve a grant for the upcoming year.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 16 AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. Sunday, Aug. 17 More...

Local Sports

NBC loses golf opener

Falls sports is underway with Northern Bedford/Tussey Mountain golf opening the season against Bedford at The Bedford Elks Friday. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Robert Charles Mooney III, 11047 Mills Hill Lane, Shade Gap, and Nicole Lynn Rother, also of Shade Gap.  Christian Matthew Querry, 9625 Daisy Lane, Huntingdon, and Leigh Katherine Deforrest, also of Huntingdon.  Dustin Earl Runk, 4793 Stat More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Laila Addison Sheffield who turns 7 years old today, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. More...

Common childhood vision issues

The two most common childhood vision issues are a crossed or wandering eye and uneven focus. Vision problems in children typically emerge when the child is between 18 months and four years old. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Mom is severely limiting her options

Dear Annie: My mom is in her 70s. She always has had trouble controlling what comes out of her mouth, but it seems to be getting worse. Mom often insults others by making offensive comments or asking rude questions. More...

Doctor K

Keep things fun for kids playing sports

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have a fourth-grader and a middleschooler. Both enjoy playing sports. Is there anything I can do to reduce their risk of sports injuries? More...

Special Sections

More specialists come to hospital

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Final drug suspect arrested after raid

The last of 33 suspected drug dealers charged in the July 31 raid across Huntingdon County has been arrested by agents from the office of the state Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigations, state police at Huntingdon, the Huntingdo More...

Homecoming wraps up today

Twin sisters Kaitlyn, left, and Kara Hockenberry, 8, daughters of Shawn and Amanda Hockenberry of Orbisonia, took their turn at the duck pond game to benefit the Orbisonia- Rockhill EMS at the Orbiso More...

State  Free Access 

New York couple arrested in Amish girls’ kidnapping

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York couple was arrested Friday in the kidnapping of two Amish sisters from their family’s roadside farm stand, a prosecutor says.  St. More...

General News

Aid group: W. Africa Ebola outbreak like ‘wartime’

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa could last another six months, Doctors Without Borders said Friday, and an aid worker acknowledged that the true death toll is unknown.  More...

Scientists racing to test Ebola vaccines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are racing to begin the first human safety tests of two experimental Ebola vaccines, but it won’t be easy to prove that the shots and other potential treatments in the pipeline really work.  More...

Ebola may leave 1 million in need of food help

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,000 in West Africa is disrupting the flow of goods, forcing the United Nations to plan food convoys for up to a million people as hunger threatens the largely impoverishe More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Harper, LaRoche help Nats to win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche each drove in two runs, leading the Washington Nationals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win.  Denard Span added three hits as the NL-East leading Natio More...

Curve can’t hold lead, drop 3-2 decision in 10

Tom Harlan pitched seven shutout innings while both Stetson Allie and Willy Garcia went deep but in the end the Curve could not hold the line in a, 3-2, extra-innings loss to Erie Friday night. More...

Spikes surge to win

The State College Spikes scored eight runs in the eighth inning, capped off by Chase Raffield’s three-run homer, to surge past the Auburn Doubledays, 8-1, Friday night at Falcon Park.  More...

Religion News

Judge: Inmates entitled to meals during Ramadan

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that two Iowa prison inmates must be provided nightly meals and chapel time during Ramadan and allowed the same religious accommodations as other Muslims. The inmates, Michael Williams El and Jam More...

Va. mosque vandalized; hate crime probe sought

MANASSAS, Va. More...

Chinese Catholics cheer pope’s South Korea visit

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Catholics on Friday cheered Pope Francis’ visit to neighboring South Korea, saying they hoped his trip to their region would help end the estrangement between Beijing and the Vatican.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Aug. 18, 2014: More...

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