December 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

DUI roving patrols in force for holiday

They have been out on patrol since Thanksgiving and, according to Huntingdon County DUI Task Force coordinator Detective Charles Streightiff, officers will continue conducting roving patrols through the New Year’s holiday.  More...

Holiday waste makes large impact locally

Now that all of the shopping, shipping, wrapping and gifting is completed, a secondary surge of holiday trappings is making an appearance in residential trash containers and local garbage facilities across the nation.  More...

State  Free Access 

PlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sony’s PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning.  More...

NY mayor attends wake of officer killed in ambush casket

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, heavily criticized by police for his handling of protests critical of them, on Friday attended the wake of an officer shot to death with his partner in a brazen daytime ambush.  Hundreds of police offi More...

State wins receivership for York schools

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge gave approval Friday to a bid by Gov. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 27   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, Dec. 28   More...

Local Sports

Bearcat boys get past Rockets 69-54

There was more taking place on the court at Juniata College than just two teams trying to win a basketball game in the first round of the Huntingdon Lions Shootout Tournament Friday. More...

Hornets take charge in second half to win

Juniata Valley and St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy went back and forth in a first round game of the Huntingdon Lions Shootout Tournament at Juniata College Friday. More...

Hornet girls rally to down Trojans 50-44

Mount Union used a 8-2 run during the last three minutes of the third quarter to put itself up by three heading into the final period during Friday evening’s first round of the annual Huntingdon Lions Shootout.  More...

Religion News

Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A somber Pope Francis steeped his Christmas message to the world Thursday in sadness for those with little cause for joy — abused children, refugees, hostages and others suffering from violence in the Middle East, Afri More...

Graham ministry tells the rest of Louis Zamperini’s story

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. More...

Satanic display damaged at Florida Capitol

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman is in custody after a Satanic Temple holiday display at the Florida Capitol was damaged.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Care giving is difficult, thankless responsibility

Dear Annie: I am a caregiver. There are millions of us dispensing love 24 hours a day for weeks, months, even years to incapacitated family members. We have no sick days or vacation days. Sleep is a thing of the past. More...

Doctor K

Balance requires coordination between systems

DEAR DOCTOR K: What are the body parts, or systems, that help us balance?  DEAR READER: You’re asking a very interesting question. I never even thought about it until I went to medical school. More...

Special Sections

Merchants agree season was good

Area merchants agree the holiday shopping season was a great one.  Yolonda Dimoff, assistant manager at Peebles in Huntingdon, said there were definitely more people making their way to the store this holiday season.  “It’s been More...

Year was one of progress for HCBI

It’s been a busy year for Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI).  Executive director Amy Wise highlighted some of the projects the agency completed in 2014.  More...

The Daily News adds new digital jobs site

In the age of digital media, employers and job seekers want resumés at their fingertips with the click of a mouse.  The Daily News’ new digital job site can make that a reality by being the source for jobs in Raystown Country.  More...

Jobs

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Patricia Horner Date of Birth: July 9, 1969 Age: 45 years old Height: 5 foot, 8 inches Weight: 250 pounds Eye color: Hazel Hair color: Sandy   Last known address(es): 11814 Valley St., Mill Creek; 706 Bla More...

Cassville man accused of sex with a minor

A Cassville man is facing more than 140 counts of sex-related crimes.  Austin Snyder, 19, is charged with 36 counts each of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 16, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault More...

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

World  Free Access 

Sudan steps up pressure on UN as it reviews Darfur force

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sudan’s government is stepping up pressure on the United Nations as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon prepares recommendations on the future of a joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in the country’s violenc More...

General News

Texas movie set used by John Wayne fading away

BRACKETTVILLE, Texas (AP) — Time and Mother Nature are threatening to dismantle the Alamo. More...

‘Sons of Liberty’ tells tale of America’s founders

BOSTON (AP) — Don’t let the powdered wigs and oil paintings fool you: Samuel Adams, John Hancock and the other eventual Americans who changed the course of history were a ragtag band of secretive and sometimes mischievous young radicals.& More...

AP’s top 10 movies of the year

The top 10 films of 2014, according to AP Film Writer Jake Coyle:  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Trailblazers top Sixers 114-93

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 28 points and nine assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-93 on Friday night for their seventh win in the last eight games.  More...

Nittany Lion holdovers are rewarded

Take Penn State out to the bowl game. The Nittany Lions’ postseason freeze out is over, a triumphant bowl return ahead at Yankee Stadium.  More...

Louisiana Tech beats Illinois

DALLAS (AP) — Kenneth Dixon scored one of his two touchdowns on an 80-yard reception and Xavier Woods scored on a 69-yard interception return to help Louisiana Tech beat Illinois 35-18 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Friday.  The Bulldogs ( More...

People/Pastimes

Folic acid plays vital role in babies’ health

Each year, more than four million women in America give birth and 2,600 infants are born with neural tube defects. More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Tyler Chase Banks who turns 7 years old today, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. His proud parents are Beth Banks of Huntingdon and Eric Banks of Mount Union. More...

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals a threat

Many people go to great lengths to make their homes as healthy as possible for themselves and their families. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 29, 2014:  More...

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