October 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

State DCED loan granted to theater

The final piece needed to pay for the digital projector upgrade at Huntingdon Cinema Clifton 5 is now complete, thanks to a low-interest loan from the state Department of Community and Economic Development.  More...

TDN and Kish Travel to partner for cruise

Together with Kish Travel, subscribers and friends of The Daily News will be setting sail for the New England states and Canada in September 2015 and they want everyone to come along.  More...

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Local News

Lower Trail could be part of 9/11 memorial trail

The Lower Trail could potentially be one of a series of offroad trails that may be slated as a part of the Sept. 11th National Memorial Trail.  Huntingdon County residents have the opportunity to attend a meeting from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. More...

Local 9/11 Flight 93 documentary to be shown at Saxton Community Library

SAXTON BORO. — Saxton Community Library, 315 Front St., will host a screening of the documentary “We Were Quiet Once” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. More...

Police Log

Theft   WAYNE TWP., MIFFLIN CO. — John Medvidovich of McVeytown reported to state police at Lewistown someone removed approximately seven metal “T” posts from his property on Little Greenbriar Road between 12:01 a.m. Sept. More...

World  Free Access 

US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Oct. 20 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

Cook hole-in-one

John Cook of Huntingdon recorded his second hole-in-one of the season, and the fifth of his career, while playing at the Huntingdon Country Club Saturday.  Cook used a sand wedge to ace the 100-yard eighth hole.  He was playing in a group t More...

Eagles soar for Homecoming

After falling behind unbeaten Homecoming guest Ursinus 7-0 early in the first quarter, the Juniata College football team answered with 24 unanswered points in the second stanza on the way to a 38-10 upset of the Bears.  More...

Juniata Fall Sports

Women’s Volleyball   The women’s volleyball team competed in the final weekend of Landmark play. More...

People/Pastimes

JVHS Class of 1959 holds reunion

On a cool, autumn day, Oct. 4, 25 people met at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Huntingdon, to celebrate 55 years since their graduation from Juniata Valley High School.  More...

Three Springs couple marks 30th anniversary

Leonard and Bonita (Waite) Anderson of Three Springs celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary today, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. They were united in marriage in 1984 at the Freedom Worship Center, Fort Littleton, by the Rev. More...

Special Occasions

Oct. 20, 2014  Happy anniversary wishes go out to Jason and Susie Fox of Huntingdon who celebrate their seventh wedding anniversary today, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Happy anniversary, Jason and Susie!   More...

Healthy Living

Offering stereotactic breast biopsies

Dr. Maria Pettinger, chief radiologist, and Penny Shope, lead mammographer, at J.C. Blair Women’s Imaging Center prepare a patient for an upright stereotactic breast biopsy. More...

Know the signs

As with many types of cancer, breast cancer is most successfully treated when it is detected early.  More...

Exploring menopause treatments and breast cancer risk

Upon reaching a certain age, women go through the natural process of menopause. This change typically occurs when a woman reaches her late 40s or early 50s.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t do anything rash

Dear Annie: I’ve been in an abusive marriage for nearly 15 years, and I can’t take another day. My husband has never hit me. It’s all mental and emotional abuse. He calls me horrible names in front of our children. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Virgo if born before 7:12 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014:  More...

Pedestrian dies following crash

A Saltillo man died Sunday night at UPMC Altoona after being hit by a passenger van on Route 655 in Saltillo Borough earlier in the evening.  More...

Mapleton WW II honor roll rededicated

Mapleton area veterans gathered with family and friends Saturday afternoon for a special ceremony to honor local residents who served their country during World War II and whose names are now immortalized in a permanent public display.  More...

Mapleton Halloween Parade is year’s first

The Mapleton community turned out on a drizzling Saturday night for its annual Halloween parade, hosted by American Legion Post 322.  Mummers of all ages, sizes and guises joined in the march down Main Street to compete in the parade’s cos More...

State  Free Access 

Family identify four kids, two adults killed in blaze

MCKEESPORT (AP) — The sole survivor of a deadly house fire in western Pennsylvania lost his new wife, her four young children and his disabled father in the Saturday morning blaze after the recently married couple tried to save their loved ones More...

Cyanide homicide trial likely battle of experts

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nobody had any reason to question why a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher bought more than a half-pound of cyanide with his school-issued credit card, until his neurologist wife suddenly fell ill and died a few days More...

Another ambush suspect sighting reported

CANADENSIS (AP) — A rifle-toting man with a mud-covered face who was spotted in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains is believed to be the suspect who has spent more than five weeks on the run after a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, More...

General News

CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team

ATLANTA (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear “with no skin showing,” a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team t More...

Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. More...

Another year, another small Social Security bump

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Manning sets TD mark in 42-17 win over Niners

This was one ball Peyton Manning wanted in his grasp.  Comically, his teammates initially wouldn’t give it to him. And then he agreed to give it away, anyhow.  More...

Florida State holds off Notre Dame 31-27

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns and No. 2 Florida State held off No. More...

Four of top five teams from SEC

The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five — all from the western division.  Mississippi State stayed No. More...

Senior Spotlight

9 Home Improvements for your Aging Parents

These renovations will help make daily life easier for seniors who want to remain in their homes.

If your parents are getting up there in years, you may have had the discussion about whether it’s better for them to stay put or go to an assisted living facility.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Service window open too long

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about service people’s time windows:  More...

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