December 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Unbroken’ film has local connection

A much-anticipated biopic about the incredible perseverance and spirit of an Olympian and decorated World War II veteran scheduled for a Christmas Day release has special meaning for a local man with fond memories of “Uncle Louie.”  More...

Area churches to hold Christmas Eve services

Christmas Eve services for Wednesday, Dec. More...

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Local News

Man sentenced for motorcycle chase

A Huntingdon man who led police on a motorcycle chase was arraigned in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Dec. 19.  More...

Commissioners discuss CDBG applications

County planning director Mark Colussy and grants administrator Maureen Safko came before the Huntingdon County Commissioners Dec.  More...

Judge will sentence Harrisburg man in new year

A Harrisburg man will be sentenced for an alcohol-related crash after he pleaded guilty before the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Dec. 19.  More...

World  Free Access 

AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press’ ann More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mapleton woman bakes over 7,000 cookies

75 Years Ago  A second check was mailed to central headquarters of the Finnish Relief Fund Inc. in New York City by John H. More...

Local Sports

Boys’ Basketball:

Trojans press to 61-48 victory over Hornets

The Mount Union boys basketball team continues to be effective in the trap and steal, fast-paced game that they have brought to the court this season, coming out in the first quarter and running the floor and getting off to a very quick start on the More...

Tussey opens up in 80-57 win over Tigers

Tussey Mountain broke out of its doldrums Monday at Fannett Metal. Andrew Bithell scored 24 points and Michael Mitchell scored 23 in an 80-57 win.  The Titans (2-4) snapped a three-game losing streak. More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Valley rebounds over Trojans

Juniata Valley didn’t waste anytime setting the tone of Monday evening’s Inter-County Conference North Division contest with visiting Mount Union. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Not the time to burden taxpayers  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   This is in response to Laura White’s “Taxpayers should benefit” letter Dec. 18 in The Daily News.  More...

What others are saying

Torturing Obama’s legacy

An old bumper sticker offered a stinging response to the Bush-Cheney regime’s enthusiasm for waterboarding: “Impeach Bush,” it urged. “Torture Cheney.”  Bush and Cheney escaped unscathed. More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Dec. 19

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area senators voted on major issues during the week ending Dec. 19. The House was not in session, having already adjourned for the year.  Senate  More...

Healthy Living

MAKE MORNING WORKOUTS WORK FOR YOU

Many men and women struggle to .nd time to exercise. More...

WINTER SUPERFOODS FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH

Illnesses seem to peak during the winter months. A tapped-out immune system as well as dry, cold air may encourage the spread of common viruses and bacterial infections more easily. More...

DID YOU KNOW

Consuming excessive amounts of sodium not only affects your health but also may affect your appearance. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Police officers laud community

National news has been punctuated by incidents of violence arising from clashes between members of the public and police officers, but, locally, the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve remains strong.  More...

Rainfall expected on Christmas Eve

Those wishing for a white Christmas will be sorely disappointed in the holiday weather forecast.  There won’t be any snowflakes, but plenty of rain is expected to fall throughout Wednesday, Christmas Eve.  More...

Decorations stolen from Saxton’s parkway

If the Grinch stole Christmas this year, he started a little early in Saxton Borough over the weekend.  Organizers of the successful Dec. More...

State  Free Access 

Immigrant mom seeks refuge in church

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nine-year-old Mariana Mendoza had to give up her pink bedroom and bike when her family moved from a two-story rowhouse into a cramped church annex last month.  But that’s OK with her — as long as her mom is More...

Corbett’s plans to overhaul Medicaid challenged in court

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

State: Pipeline firm to pay $800,000 for runoff

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — State environmental officials in Pennsylvania have announced an $800,000 settlement with a gas pipeline company for what officials said was failure to keep sediment from running into streams in northern Pennsylvania during c More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 23   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Newbill leads Nittany Lions to 69-49 win

STATE COLLEGE, (AP) — D.J. Newbill scored 17 points, Geno Thorpe added 12 and Penn State defeated Dartmouth 69-49 Monday for its 10th straight win and a school-record 12th nonconference victory. More...

Miami Beach Bowl:

Memphis tops BYU in OT

MIAMI (AP) — Paxton Lynch accounted for seven touchdowns including a scoring pass to Roderick Proctor in the second overtime, Jake Elliott made a 54-yard field goal to force that extra session and Memphis topped BYU 55-48 in the inaugural Miami More...

Herrera improving

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The team coached by former NBA player Carl Herrera says his condition is improving following a shooting in Venezuela. More...

People/Pastimes

Snacking done right: Healthy options for children

What makes a healthy and satisfying snack for children? A well-balanced snack with good nutrition can help kids grow and provide them with the proper support and energy needed for school, sports and other daily activities. More...

Births

Brandon and Hanna (Runk) Court of Mechanicsburg are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Rivor Rose Court, Dec. 10, 2014, in Camp Hill. At birth, Rivor weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. More...

Chatter Box

Yes, it’s finally Christmas

Every night for the last week, before he goes to bed, my 3-yearold son Russell asks me, “Is tomorrow Christmas?” Every day when we change the advent calendar on the wall, he asks me “Is tomorrow Christmas?” Well, Wednesday, I& More...

School News

Granddaughter of Huntingdon couple completes college degree

Ernest and Jean Thompson of Piney Ridge, Huntingdon, are proud to announce the graduation of their granddaughter, Sara Stine, from Lock Haven University Dec. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Have a lawyer draw up paperwork

Dear Annie: Two years ago, my sister called crying that they were going to lose their house. She didn’t realize her husband hadn’t been making the mortgage payments. More...

Doctor K

Vasectomy reversal can be possible

DEAR DOCTOR K: I had a vasectomy many years ago. I’ve since remarried, and my new wife wants to have children. More...

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