December 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

DN Opinion Line gets holiday spirit

The 30th president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, once said, “Christmas is not a time or a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” More...

Deadline extended for TDN essay contest

Theme: ‘Cherished Traditions’  The 2014 essay contest is for all Daily News readers who are amateur writers. Any number of family members may enter, but only one entry per person may be submitted.  More...

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Local News

Congress crams unfinished agenda into final days

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lame-duck lawmakers return to Washington today facing a stacked agenda and not much time to get it all done before the new Congress convenes in January and a Republican takeover is complete.  More...

Christmas tradition restored

Jerry Houck, holding his granddaughter, Chassity Houck, alongside granddaughter, Mackenzie Houck, admire Petersburg’s Christmas tree at a lighting celebration Nov. More...

Ex-UPS driver’s pregnancy bias claim at high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Peggy Young only has to look at her younger daughter to be reminded how long she has fought United Parcel Service over its treatment of pregnant employees, and why.  Young was pregnant with Triniti, who’s now 7 year More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Dec. 1   Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bengals only AFC North team to win, but barely

One point was enough for the Cincinnati Bengals to create some separation in the AFC North.  More...

Saints ‘Brees’ by Steelers 35-32

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The standings say the New Orleans Saints are in first place. For once, it looked that way on the field too.  Drew Brees peppered the end zone with footballs. The defense harassed Ben Roethlisberger into costly mistakes. More...

Hosp wins slalom

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Nicole Hosp of Austria raced to her first World Cup victory since 2008 with a powerful final slalom run Sunday, and American Mikaela Shiffrin struggled to a fifth-place finish.  More...

Senior Spotlight

How Seniors Can Improve Their Credit Rating

Grandparents (and parents) sometimes need extra help protecting themselves from fraud.

When it comes to finances, sometimes parents and grandparents need a little extra help. That’s because they are often targeted by scam artists and can face more credit report problems than young people.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Mangled message

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about talking too fast on answering machines:  More...

Special Sections

CTC committee members sought

Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) executive director Don Burd is hoping to find business owners and experts in professional fields to sit on Occupational Advisory Committees (OAC) for three new proposed courses and some of the cu More...

Ringing in the season

Orbisonia-Rockhill Furnace Historical Society president Nin Hiles, left, and Sue Briggs perform for guests at a Victorian tea in the Orbisonia United Methodist Church Outreach Center. More...

Municipal employees prepared for snow, ice

Last week’s snowfall gave folks a taste of what winter may bring, but local municipalities are ready for the rest of the season when it comes to travel. More...

State  Free Access 

Supreme Court to consider Facebook threats case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media.  More...

Ammo catching up with demand, firearms dealers say

JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A year after a national shortage of firearms ammunition was being felt at sporting-goods stores, Pennsylvania firearms dealers say supply is catching up with demand.  More...

FBI joins hunt for college senior last seen at bar

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI has now joined the search for a college senior who was last seen leaving a crowded Philadelphia bar after a night out with friends.  On Sunday afternoon, police combed the frigid waters of the Manayunk Canal but More...

General News

Amazon’s robot army is ready to ship

TRACY, California (AP) — A year ago, Amazon.com workers like 34-year-old Rejinaldo Rosales hiked miles of aisles each shift to “pick” each item a customer ordered and prepare it for shipping.  More...

‘12 Days’ items cost over $116K

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The cost of six geese-a-laying spiked considerably this year, while most of the items in the carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” saw little to no increase, according to the 31st annual PNC Wealth Management Chr More...

People/Pastimes

Hospital auxiliary kicks off membership drive

The 2014-2015 membership drive for the Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital has begun. Letters were sent last month to current members, asking them to renew their membership. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Levi W. Dysard who turns 4 years old today, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. His proud parents are Marcie and Percy Dysard of Huntingdon. More...

Choosing a kid-friendly cellphone

From connecting with friends to playing interactive games, a mobile device presents endless entertainment to kids of every age. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Suicide is often misunderstood

Dear Annie: When my son was a teenager, he attempted suicide three times. My daughter has attempted suicide twice. Her 16-year-old son left a note, but she discovered it and took him to a hospital.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014:  More...

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