December 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Santa Claus comes to town

Rain showers stopped just in time for Santa Claus to make his appearance in Huntingdon Borough Saturday evening during the annual Christmas parade. More...

Snow storm may drop 2-4 inches over county

The county is expected to miss the brunt of a storm expected to hit tomorrow morning through early Thursday, continuing with the theme of inclement winter weather thus far this season. More...

Local News

Police investigating debit card fraud

State police at Huntingdon are investigating a local case of debit card fraud connected to the Pittsburgh area to see if it’s related to two incidents that recently took place in the Blair County.  More...

Judges select parade winners

Rain showers stopped just in time for Santa’s arrival in the Huntingdon Christmas Parade Saturday night.  The jolly red elf was accompanied by Moose mascot, Tommy Moose, and eight other floats in the evening parade.  More...

Saltillo Borough residents to see tax increase in 2015

Saltillo Borough Council unanimously agreed at its Dec. 3 meeting to raise the borough’s 2015 tax millage rate from 10 mills to 13 mills. Each tax mill will generate approximately $2,214 in additional revenue.  More...

General News

US unveils federal law enforcement profiling ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics, protocols the Justice Department hopes could be a model for More...

Mobile apps still collect information on kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a year after federal regulators issued new privacy rules for kids’ mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute and silly software programs that quietly collect vast amounts of data on the youngest consumer More...

Deep in coal country, pondering future without it

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — The rest of the house is just waking as Scottie Sizemore plops down in a rocking chair on his front porch with a cup of coffee. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Niners’ playoff hopes slipping away with another loss

Maybe it’s time the San Francisco 49ers look behind them and not toward the top of the NFC West.  More...

Tide captures SEC title with 42-13 rout

ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama locked up another title, with plenty of style points for the playoff committee.  Now, the Crimson Tide can go after the crown it really wants.  More...

’Bama top seeded

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The playoff picks are in: Topranked Alabama will play No. 4 Ohio State at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, and No. 2 Oregon will play No. More...

Hints from Heloise

Emergency etiquette

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about emergencyvehicle courtesy:  More...

Special Sections

Drivers urged to ‘steer clear’

PennDOT and state police are urging motorists to “steer clear” of police, emergency responders, road crews and tow truck operators while they carry out their duties on area roads. More...

Adviser offers tips for holiday budget

As the holiday shopping season continues in full force, it can be tempting to stretch a budget to its limit, but sometimes that risk is not worth the reward. More...

Chance sighting spurs search for painting

Thrift shops are often a popular spot for shoppers hoping to land a find, but, for one man, a sighting at the Huntingdon Goodwill store spurred a hunt for a lost family treasure. More...

State  Free Access 

Wolf’s $1B drilling tax prediction might be high

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf might have been off the mark by hundreds of millions of dollars when he said during his campaign that a new severance tax on natural gas drillers would raise more than $1 billion, potentially complicating his bid to secure new fun More...

Philly mayor: Killings hurt citizen trust of police

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Action is needed to bolster public trust in the police in the aftermath of the killings of two unarmed black men by white police officers, two top Philadelphia officials told a national TV audience Sunday.  More...

Young woman imprisoned for abducting baby dies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman who was sent to prison for impersonating a nurse and abducting a newborn from a Pittsburgh hospital has died.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Dec. 8   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For information, call 643-0623.  Habitat for Huma nity p Habitat for Humanity will meet at 7 p.m. More...

Local Sports

Mount Union hangs on to defend title

Trojans top Juniata 55-48

In the first two quarters, it did not look as if Mount Union was going to be able to repeat as the Southern Huntingdon Tip-Off Tournament Champion. More...

Rockets pull away to win

The Southern Huntingdon Rockets held off a late charge by Fairfield in the middle of the fourth quarter to win 66-51 and claim third place in the Southern Huntingdon Tip Off Tournament held over the weekend in Orbisonia.  The Rockets (1-1) lost More...

Bearcats bounce back with 40-37 consy win

Forest Hills Tip-Off Tournament:

Huntingdon’s defense stepped up in the fourth quarter and held Conemaugh Valley scoreless in the final period during Saturday afternoon’s consolation game of the Forest Hills Tip-Off Tournament and the Bearcats were able to bouunce back w More...

People/Pastimes

Little Jewels Academy

Little Jewels Academy, Orbisonia, students, front row, from the left, Kyrianna Mitchell, Jayce Fisher, Gracilyn Shields, Landon Ruiz, Paxton Horne; second row, Colton Grissinger, Kara Harper, Brayden More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t ostracize uncle from family gatherings

Dear Annie: My 88-year-old uncle is mentally ill. He is paranoid and suffers from extreme anxiety. He has refused mental help for years. His three grown children also have indications of mental illness. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Cancer if born before 10:14 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014:  More...

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