December 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Santa Claus comes to town

The Captain Phillips VFW Post 4129, Saxton, and its ladies auxiliary sponsored a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus Saturday afternoon in the post home in Saxton. More...

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Local News

Sons donate to needy children, elderly

The Sons of the American Legion (SAL) of the Watson Black American Legion Post 126, Broad Top City, handed out gifts to needy children in the Tussey Mountain School District as well as presented meal More...

Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white former Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a black man in a downtown park in April won’t face criminal charges, the county’s top prosecutor said Monday.  Milwaukee County District Attorney John Ch More...

Police Log

Missing person   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Dec. 22 AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623. Al-Anon p Al-Anon family group will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

Local Sports

Juniata ends skid 73-68 over Griffins

Women’s Basketball:

The Juniata women’s basketball team found itself in unfamiliar territory Saturday afternoon — leading at halftime.  The Eagles pulled away late in the first half to lead visiting Gwynedd Mercy 34-27 at the break, then pushed the adva More...

Unbeaten Rockets top Ridge 44-38 in SHL

Girls’ Basketball:

Southern Huntingdon went into the final period trailing by four points to visiting Chestnut Ridge Saturday evening. More...

Tyrone beats ’Cats

Mountain League foe Tyrone came to Huntingdon and put the hosts in a 14-2 hole during the first quarter Saturday. More...

People/Pastimes

Simply savory holiday traditions

The time has come to begin planning your holiday celebrations — filled with tasty food and happy guests.  To ensure a savory and stress-free holiday, Jimmy Dean Chef Jill Houk shares her favorite go-to recipes and tips:  More...

Huntingdon couple marks 50th anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Howard and Beverly Reitenbaugh of Huntingdon who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. They were united in marriage in 1964 at the First Baptist Church, Dupo, Illinois, by the Rev. More...

Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn’t complete.  Don’t fret — you aren’t alone.  But procrastination doesn’t have to mean desperation. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Try hosting a family gathering

Dear Annie: A few years ago, there was an argument in my husband’s family. Since then, my mother-in-law has stopped having holiday dinners. She invites only one daughter and her family.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Pedestrian perception

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about pedestrians in parking lots:  More...

Special Sections

Crash victims safely rescued

Rescue personnel from the Robertsdale, Wood & Broad Top (RW&BT) and Three Springs volunteer fire companies worked jointly as a team Friday night to rescue two men whose lives literally “hung in the balance” of their wrecked vehicl More...

Disease immunity lost in some adults

Following recent reports of actress/director Angelina Jolie contracting chicken pox and over a dozen National Hockey League (NHL) players contracting mumps, it seems childhood diseases are making a comeback — in adults. More...

Local families helped by area food programs

With winter’s arrival and Christmas just a few days away, local groups are taking on the responsibility of feeding the less fortunate in the community and are preparing for a busy season. More...

State  Free Access 

New lawmakers bring fresh eyes to Pa.’s problems

HARRISBURG (AP) — Twenty-eight are Republicans, five are Democrats. Six are women. And once they’re sworn in next month, all of them will get a vote in the Pennsylvania Legislature.  More...

No compromise on abortion clinic zones

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Attorneys for the city of Pittsburgh and anti-abortion activists have been unable to reach a compromise on an ordinance that establishes a 15-foot buffer zone for protesters around abortion clinic entrances.  More...

Philly’s top cop warns officers after NYC slayings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and other officials condemned the shooting deaths of two New York City officers, and the commissioner warned officers to be careful and alert.  More...

General News

US companies eager to embrace Cuba face hurdles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans. MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards. More...

Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for bold and risky action, if he can keep tight control and rely on a few close aides.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Defending Super Bowl champions secure playoff spot

Now that they’ve qualified for the postseason, there’s no relaxing for the Packers, Lions, and Steelers.  Nor for the Seahawks, Cardinals, Cowboys, Patriots and Broncos.  More...

Steelers outscore Chiefs 20-12

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent two years rebuilding themselves on the fly, a necessary process that frequently looked more erratic than inspiring.  Consider the project nearly complete. More...

Division titles on line for Steelers, Packers

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Capricorn if born before 9:52 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014:  More...

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