December 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Blueprint members finalizing strategy

Members of the Juniata River Blueprint Community team have been busy formulating an action strategy for Mount Union and Mapleton boroughs and Shirley Township. More...

Officials come across cemetery license issue

When Huntingdon Borough decided to take a look into whether it could take money from its perpetual care fund to repair the roads in Riverview Cemetery, officials discovered more than they expected. More...

Local News

Man jailed for police threats

MCDONALD (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he posted Facebook comments encouraging people to kill police the same day two New York City officers were allegedly slain by a Maryland man.  Steven Drake Jr., 29, More...

Mount Union decorating contest winners announced

MOUNT UNION BORO. — The Mount Union Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners in its annual holiday decorating contest.  The honor of Best Decorated Business went to IFC Services, North Jefferson Street. More...

Police Log

Fatal crash   More...

General News

Obama warns GOP he plans to use veto pen

HONOLULU (AP) — Warning from President Barack Obama to congressional Republicans: I have a veto pen and, come January, I won’t be afraid to use it.  More...

Key decisions on drones likely from Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year.  More...

Settlement reached in tainted feed horse deaths

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida equestrian center where 22 horses were poisoned by tainted feed has reached a settlement with the company that produced and sold the feed.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Packers beat Lions 30-20; Panthers win NFC South

The division showdowns were won by the Packers, Panthers and Steelers. On to the playoffs.  Also qualifying for the Super Bowl chase were the Ravens, who got the final AFC wild card. More...

Steelers claim AFC North title 27-17

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger spoke quietly while teammates raucously pulled on AFC North champion T-shirts around him. More...

Saturday bowl game roundup

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Adoree’ Jackson scored on a 98-yard kickoff return and a 71-yard pass from Cody Kessler, and No. 24 Southern California blew most of an 18-point, third-quarter lead before beating No. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Aries if born before 5:56 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014:  More...

‘Lawyer’ duped clients and firm

From neighbors and friends to clients and coworkers, many are asking themselves how Huntingdon “attorney” Kim Kitchen could dupe an entire community for nearly a decade. More...

Lake drawdown aids plant studies

In addition to aiding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in maintenance to the shores of Raystown Lake, the drawdown is giving scientists at Juniata College an opportunity to check out some invasive plant species. Dr. More...

Unseasonably mild temps

The sign at the Smithfield Fire Hall in Smithfield Township read 50 degrees around 1 p.m. Sunday. More...

State  Free Access 

GOP draws lines as Wolf focuses on huge deficit

HARRISBURG (AP) — With Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf touring Pennsylvania to drum out his message about state government’s massive structural deficit, the leaders of the big Republican legislative majorities are sending their own message More...

Kane files for divorce from husband of 14 years

SCRANTON (AP) — State Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who has already endured a tough year professionally, has filed for divorce after 14 years of marriage, saying her union is irretrievably broken.  The complaint was filed Friday in famil More...

Gap between rich, poor schools doubled in 4 years

HARRISBURG (AP) — The gap between what wealthy districts and poor districts spend to educate children has widened dramatically in the four years since GOP Gov. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Dec. 29   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 until 9 p.m. at St. More...

Local Sports

Titans girls capture third straight title

Richland Tournament:

Tussey Mountain’s girls found themselves in a lot of trouble end the end of the first half of Saturday’s championship game of the Richland Tournament. More...

Tussey boys rebound with 61-45 victory

Tussey Mountain’s boys rebounded from Friday night’s first-round loss to host Richland and finished third in the fourteam Richland Tournament with a 61-45 victory over Conemaugh Valley in Saturday’s consolation game.  The Titan More...

Valley girls, Huntingdon boys win

Hornets run past ’Cats

Juniata Valley pulled ahead by eight points at the quarter in the championship game of the annual Huntingdon Lions Shootout Saturday evening. More...

People/Pastimes

Delightful ham dishes to warm up winter

While winter brings chilly temperatures and longer nights, there’s nothing that can bring a family together like a warm meal.  In the hopes that everyone has a meal to share with loved ones, country music star Kimberly Schlapman of Little More...

Wright-Yoder

Nicole Yoder and Zachary Wright of Blairs Mills were united in marriage Oct. 25, 2014, at the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Shade Gap. The Rev. Vicki Jordan presided over the 2 p.m. More...

Births

Richard Matney and Trista Foor of Broad Top City are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ryder Emmitt Matney, at 9:58 a.m. Dec. 22, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Ryder weighed 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Husband may have sleep disorder

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 20 years, and we have three children under 15. He has always been a bit of a night owl, but now, in his mid-50s, he’s turning into my 80-year-old father.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Turn your attention to the signal

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about turn signals:  More...

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