December 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

December is time to buy dog license

December is the time to start thinking about the new year and that means its time to purchase dog licenses.  Licenses for 2015 went on sale in Huntingdon County last week and, so far, sales have been brisk.  More...

Walker Twp. road closes for winter

Residents in Walker and Juniata townships who utilize Orchard Road will soon have to make other travel plans, as Walker Township Supervisors announced at their monthly meeting Monday the road will soon close for the winter.  More...

State  Free Access 

Judge on immigration case had criticized US policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal judge assigned to rule in the lawsuit over President Barack Obama’s changes to immigration rules last year accused the Obama administration of participating in criminal conspiracies to smuggle children into t More...

Fed proposing big US banks boost capital cushions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing that the eight biggest U.S. banks be required to further increase the amount of capital they set aside to cushion against unexpected losses.  More...

A token farewell: Philadelphia transit gets modern

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A public transit system that still uses metal tokens and paper transfers — yes, in the 21st century — appears finally to be moving into the era of debit cards and pay-by-cellphone technology.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 9   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

Bearcat teams split against Red Devils

Huntingdon seniors Nick McKim and Trent Stevens earned a pair of individual victories during Monday evening’s home meet against Central Cambria and also teamed together for a pair of relay wins to help the Bearcat boys (1-1) to a commanding 113 More...

Pirates pressure ’Cats to pull away for win

Huntingdon pulled itself out of a nine-point deficit in the third quarter and had tied the game at 37-37 heading into the final period during Monday evening’s home opener against nonleague foe Williamsburg. More...

Rockets handle Trojans

It took a quarter for the Southern Huntingdon girl’s basketball team to shake off opening night jitters, but when they did, they went to work and took control of the game, beating Mount Union 62-38 Monday night in Orbisonia.  More...

Editorial

Position of senior judge

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Enough is enough

Enough is enough. For years, students, community members, parents, teachers and so many others have said or alluded to Southern Huntingdon County kids not being that smart or bright.  More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Dec. 5

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues during the week ending Dec. 5  House  More...

Chatter Box

Sharing good news keeps column going

There are few things I enjoy more than knowing someone thinks of the Chatter Box when they have good news to share, after all, that’s what keeps the column going. More...

Putting summer vacation photos on Christmas cards

Areti Bratsis has found that summer visitors to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, often have more on their minds than going to the beach, eating seafood and watching sunsets. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014:  More...

Saxton activist dies at age 65

The death of Broad Top Bulletin publisher/editor Jon Baughman, Dudley, Monday afternoon has left many Saxton/Broad Top area residents, leaders and newspaper readers deeply saddened.  Mr. More...

Car sales rising as fuel prices drop

Motorists aren’t the only ones rejoicing in record low gas prices these days. Car dealers have seen a recent spike in sales as a result of the price dip.  More...

Porter Twp. 2015 budget OK’d

With no further discussion, the Porter Township Supervisors unanimously adopted the 2015 budget at their monthly meeting Monday evening.  The operating budget for 2015 includes $748,300 in income and $642,500 in expenses with no millage increase More...

Over 100 arrested in third night of Calif. protests

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Local News

Saxton Borough Council adopts budget

Saxton Borough Council unanimously agreed Monday evening to give final adoption to the borough’s 2015 operating budget with no scheduled tax increases. It also agreed to adopt an ordinance fixing its 2015 tax rate at 3.6 mills.  More...

Crews prepare to demolish house

Crews from G&R Excavating and Demolition of Tyrone started demolition work on the abandoned property at 417 Mifflin St. in Huntingdon Borough Monday. More...

News of Yesteryear

Congressman, Punxsy Phil defend weather museum

75 Years Ago  Joseph B. Woods, roll call chairman of the Huntingdon Chapter, American Red Cross, informed The Daily News the annual drive in the Huntingdon Chapter I is nearing the 1,800 membership mark. The quota was 1,500.  More...

General News

Indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 400 people are killed by police officers in the United States every year, and while the circumstances of each case are different, one thing remains constant: In only a handful of instances do grand juries issue an indic More...

Renewed calls for lookalike guns action

CINCINNATI (AP) — Twice in less than four months, police in Ohio have opened fire with real bullets on young people carrying lookalike guns, raising anguished questions about what could have prevented the deadly encounters.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Baseball waits for Lester

SAN DIEGO (AP) — As players and teams waited for Jon Lester to make a decision and start defining the high-end pitching market, baseball’s winter meetings opened Monday with Oakland jettisoning yet another All-Star and the Chicago White S More...

Heisman Trophy finalists announced

NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and record-breaking Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon were selected Monday as finalists for the Heisman Trophy.  More...

Bears put receiver Marshall on IR

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears star receiver Brandon Marshall was placed on injured reserve because of rib and lung injuries and will miss the rest of the season.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Lydia Carole Stapleton who turned 6 years old yesterday, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. More...

Share-worthy seasonal celebrations

You don’t have to be an accomplished chef to host a memorable holiday gathering. The key is to keep it simple, get a little creative and plan ahead. More...

Fleming-Stahl

Kyla Stahl and Russell Fleming were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro, with the Rev. More...

Healthy Living

FOODS THAT PACK A NUTRITIOUS PUNCH

A healthy diet is essential to long-term health. More...

HOW TO REDUCE YOUR INJURY RISK WHEN EXERCISING

Exercise enthusiasts look to avoid injury like the plague. Injuries are akin to kryptonite for athletes, who tend to be averse to inactivity and unaccustomed to life away from the gym. But injuries are a legitimate threat to athletes of all ages. More...

DID YOU KNOW

Though laughter is often referred to as “the best medicine,” no de.nitive study has been conducted to determine the effects of laughter on overall human health, leaving open the possibility that maintaining a good sense of humor and a po More...

Annie's Mailbox

Grilling a teenager will backfire

Dear Annie: My husband, “Ricardo,” is a naturally curious man. He usually asks questions in a charming manner, showing genuine interest in family and friends.  More...

Doctor K

Left bundle branch block has several possible causes

DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently had an ECG that showed that I have a “left bundle branch block.” What does this mean?  DEAR READER: When your heart beats, it does so in response to electrical signals. More...

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