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Township supervisors to reorganize tonight

Township supervisors in Huntingdon County will meet for the first time of the new year tonight to organize for 2015.  According to Megan McDonough, research analyst for the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS), state co More...

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Local News

Jury selection underway in marathon bombing trial

BOSTON (AP) — Potential jurors stared intently at Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as jury selection in his federal death penalty trial began Monday under tight security.  More...

Police Log

Arson   More...

News of Yesteryear

Local scouts offer tree-burning services

75 Years Ago  Four new council members of Huntingdon Borough Council took their oaths of office, including Fred L. Brandt, second ward; Lawrence Gold, third ward; Oscar Chilcoat, fourth ward; and John Leabhart, fifth ward.  More...

General News

Carmakers finish strong in 2014; better days ahead

DETROIT (AP) — Buoyed by a resurgent economy, holiday sales, cheap gasoline and low interest rates, Americans headed to car dealers in droves last month, pushing full-year sales to what’s likely to be the highest level since 2006.  More...

After spotlight, Ferguson faces a challenging road forward

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — It’s doubtful they were aware, but the rioters who torched Juanita Morris’ dress shop had strayed a couple of blocks beyond the Ferguson city limits and into the town of Dellwood. More...

GOP focus for Congress: Cut deficit, don’t stumble

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first Republican-dominated Congress to confront President Barack Obama, GOP leaders will focus on bolstering the economy and cutting the budget — and oh yes, avoiding self-inflicted calamities that make voters won More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ravens reset and oust Steelers 30-17

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens survived the tumultuous dismissal of Ray Rice, a sometimes spotty fall and a critical month without their suspended, all-everything nose tackle.  Winning in Pittsburgh in January hardly seemed too muc More...

Newton, defense lead Panthers past Cardinals

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Cowboys rally to slip past Lions 24-20

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo has a stirring playoff comeback to go with all the late-season disappointments.  Romo threw two touchdown passes to Terrance Williams, the second for the lead late in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Cow More...

Senior Spotlight

Reach out and give some love

Inviting Mom and Dad to live with you

Your ageing parents are coming to the end of their lives and you all feel that they can no longer stay in their own home. What are their options? Your heart tells you to invite them to live with you. More...

Annie's Mailbox

There is no reason to blame anyone

Dear Annie: I lost my grandmother to suicide when I was 7. The day before Grandma died, she made comments to me about going away where I could not go with her and “going to be with her mother,” who had died. More...

Hints from Heloise

Labels lead to donation denial

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about some charities’ solicitation methods:  More...

Special Sections

Shooting victim native to county

A former Mill Creek area man and his wife were shot and killed Saturday night outside their home in Carroll Township, Perry County.  More...

Residents urged to report child abuse

Those who work to protect children are hoping changes in the state’s child abuse laws that took place last week will stress the importance of reporting suspected cases of abuse.  More...

Cold front brings windy conditions

A cold front passing through the area Sunday evening brought with it gusty conditions and many downed trees throughout the county.  According to the National Weather Service, sustained winds Sunday night into this morning ranged from 20-30 mph w More...

State police continue robbery investigation

The investigation into the Oct. 19 robbery at the Smithfield Township Rite Aid is continuing into the new year.  More...

State  Free Access 

Plans for Wolf’s inauguration taking shape

HARRISBURG (AP) — Organizers of Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s inauguration say it will be comparable to those of other recent Pennsylvania governors — a day of pomp and ceremony capped by an evening of revelry.  But Wolf&rsq More...

Police chief’s anti-racism sign lauded, criticized

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s new police chief is being praised by the mayor but criticized by a police union president for being photographed on New Year’s Eve holding a sign that says: “I resolve to challenge racism (at) wo More...

Suspect in trooper shooting case heads to court

MILFORD (AP) — A man who eluded police for 48 days after allegedly shooting to death a state trooper and wounding another is due in court for a preliminary hearing which could decide whether his case goes to county court for trial.  A Penn More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Jan. 5   Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

Local Sports

Bearcats win five at Juniata

High School Wrestling:

The Huntingdon wrestling team remained unbeaten for the season, picking up five more wins Saturday at Mifflintown. The Bearcats (8-0) finished their day with a 42-33 victory over Juniata to claim the title.  More...

Leamer sparks Eagles to first conference win

Women’s Basketball:

A career performance by sophomore Katy Leamer (Bellwood Antis) helped propel the Juniata women’s basketball team to a 67-62 win over Drew Saturday afternoon at Baldwin Gymnasium. More...

Drew stops Juniata 79-52

Host Drew jumped on Juniata early in the first half and despite an Eagles comeback, JC succumbed to the Rangers 79-52 Saturday afternoon at Baldwin Gymnasium. More...

People/Pastimes

Cub Scout Pack 225, Orbisonia-Rockhill

Members of Cub Scout Pack 225, Orbisonia-Rockhill, front row, from the left, Hayden Campbell, Declan Sonnenberger, James Taylor, Mason Miller, Lincoln Milam; second row, Toby Spotts, David Fisher, Ja More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Matthew Richard Gutshall who turned 6 years old Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. His proud parents are Justin and Julie Gutshall. More...

Share anniversaries in The Daily News

Commemorate a wedding anniversary in print by submitting stories and photos to The Daily News.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Cancer if born before 3 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015:  More...

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