August 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASB manual reviewed

Just as their young charges are getting ready to hit the books once again, the Mount Union Area School Board is taking up a year-long study of its policy manual to brush up on changes and set goals toward improvement.  More...

Police urge residents to be aware of fraud

Some county residents have had the unfortunate experience of being targeted for credit card fraud in recent weeks, and local law enforcement officers said crime of this kind is an ongoing problem of which folks should be aware.  More...

Local News

Local businessman forms endowment at Penn Highlands Community College

Post-secondary education too often seems out of reach financially and geographically for many, but thanks to the establishment of the school’s first endowed scholarship by local businessman Dale W. More...

US won’t reveal records on health website security

WASHINGTON (AP) — After promising not to withhold government information over “speculative or abstract fears,” the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the securit More...

New report warns of Syrian anti-aircraft weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — Armed groups in Syria have an estimated several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that could easily be diverted to extremists and used to destroy low-flying commercial planes, according to a new report by a respected int More...

General News

Police mistrust still prevalent years later

WASHINGTON (AP) — For one night, all was well in Ferguson, Missouri. More...

Obama struggles to find his role after Brown death

WASHINGTON (AP) — When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the “racial stalemate we’ve been stuck in for years.” Over time, he said, such wounds, r More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Disagreeing with ‘white elephants’  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

William Smith at Walmart?

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  Ever wonder where you could find a picture of William Smith, founder of Huntingdon Borough and Huntingdon County, for your living room or family room wall. More...

A trash can could help

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  Recently, my husband and I were kayaking on the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River from Riverside Walk to the Point Access.  More...

Chatter Box

Chatter Box

Students head back to the classroom

Someone told me yesterday they know summer is over when the back-to-school supplement hits The Daily News. More...

Healthy Living

TRAVEL AND STAY HEALTHY AT THE SAME TIME

Healthy habits are often put aside when men and women travel. More...

VARIOUS THINGS CONTRIBUTE TO PSORIASIS FLARE- UPS

Skin is the human body’s largest organ, spanning roughly 3,000 square inches and weighing about 6 pounds on the average human. More...

DID YOU KNOW

Many home cooks report washing raw chicken as part of their food preparatory work. Now health of.cials are urging people to stop this process because it could be contributing to unnecessary illnesses. More...

Doctor K

Plan ahead so arthritis pain doesn’t spoil vacation

DEAR DOCTOR K: Can you give me advice for managing arthritis pain while traveling?  More...

Special Sections

Rainfall average for summertime

The cooler temperatures combined with the rainfall may make it seem like it’s been a rainy summer, but that hasn’t actually been the case.  According to Craig Evanego, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service of State Colleg More...

TMSB member appointed

The Tussey Mountain School Board, meeting in its regular monthly session Monday evening at the high school, filled a vacant board seat for Area II and acted on numerous back-toschool matters.  More...

Veterinarian familiar with impact of CWD

In the second of a two-part series, The Daily News spoke with large-animal veterinarian Dr. John Brockett regarding chronic wasting disease (CWD) on local farms and his impression of the threat.  More...

Fire damages building twice in recent months

For the second time in two months, a Saxton business was damaged by fire Monday evening.  The blaze broke out shortly after 8 p.m. at a three-story apartment complex that houses April’s Resale Shop at 724 Main St.  More...

State  Free Access 

Judge rejects rapper Meek Mill’s appeal of term

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill pleaded to be released from jail Monday to resume his music career and support his son and 30-person entourage, but the judge who jailed him on a parole violation last month was unmoved.&nbs More...

Rock-throwing that injured teacher goes to court

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Huge utility line upgrade proposal faces opposition

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of the biggest new electric transmission line proposals in decades is turning into a debate over fracking, renewable energy and the future of an aging energy grid.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

LaRoche homer gives Nats 5-4 win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam LaRoche hit a game-winning solo home run with two outs in the 11th inning to help the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Monday night for their seventh straight win.  It was the third walk-off win More...

Reeling Pirates fall 7-3 to Atlanta

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The reigning National League MVP is expected to be activated off the disabled list Tuesday. Just in time. More...

Chicago stays alive with 8-7 win

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Joshua Houston and his teammates from the west side of Chicago aren’t ready to go home just yet.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Katelyn Amanda Kyper who turns 5 years old today, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Her proud parents are Russell and Dixie Kyper of Huntingdon. More...

Stapleton family gathers for family reunion

The Stapleton relatives and friends met Aug. 10 for the 81st reunion at the Woodcock Valley Lions Pavilion. A total of 51 people gathered for a time of fellowship and food. More...

Share milestone anniversaries in The Daily News

Commemorate a wedding anniversary in print by submitting stories and photos to The Daily News.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Annie's Mailbox

Manifestations of paranormal may indicate a medical issue

Dear Annie: My 5-year-old son has been claiming to see the paranormal. I’m sure part of it is just his imagination. But sometimes he describes in great detail people and even pets who have died. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Gemini if born before 4:45 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014:  More...

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