January 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Police cruisers damaged in collision

A freak motor vehicle accident Saturday night in Liberty Township sent one Saxton Borough police officer to the hospital, demolished a police cruiser and severely damaged another.  The accident occurred along Route 26 just north of Saxton Boroug More...

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Burglaries   BRADY TWP. — Gail Beers reported to state police at Huntingdon that a sewing can and phone book were missing from her residence between 12:01 a.m. Dec. 27 and midnight Jan. 16. More...

Alexandria Memorial Public Library

With the new year, the library board had to bid a farewell to three faithful people who completed their time and service to the library.  More...

Saxton Borough Police answered over 600 calls last year

During its first meeting of the new year, Saxton Borough Council learned last week borough police officers answered nearly 600 complaint calls during 2014. They also learned the area is seeing an increase in drug use and abuse.  More...

General News

Maryland man freed from Cuba to attend State of Union address

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland man who returned home last month after spending five years imprisoned in Cuba will have a prime viewing spot for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: a seat near first lady Michelle Obama. More...

No plea deal likely in bombing case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the attack. More...

‘Selma’ stars march in Alabama, honoring MLK

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State/National Sports  Free Access 

Seahawks rally to beat Packers in OT

SEATTLE (AP) — The loudest stadium in America was silent. A return trip to the Super Bowl was slipping away.  Time for the Seattle Seahawks to show why they are champions.  More...

Brady routs Colts for 6th Super Bowl trip

AFC Championship:

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no coach or player has gone more — the Super Bowl.  They earned their trip with the second most lopsided AFC championship victory ever.  More...

Oddsmakers call Super Bowl an even bet

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Super Bowl looks like a tossup in this gambling city, where more than $100 million will likely be riding on the game by kickoff.  A flurry of early money on the New England Patriots moved the game to pick ‘em at More...

Senior Spotlight

The importance of planning ahead

CARING FOR ELDERLY PARENTS

Looking after an elderly parent can be as complicated as caring day and night for someone who is chronically or terminally ill, or as simple as staying in touch and not interfering.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Being polite is more than enough

Dear Annie: For 10 years, my daughter has been in a relationship with a man from another culture. He is controlling, manipulative, arrogant and patronizing. He was raised with servants, nannies and drivers. Now my daughter fills those roles.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Rude check out

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about store checkout lanes:  “My Sound Off is when I’m in line to check out at the store and a new line opens up, and the cashier doesn’t ask for the next in line. More...

Special Sections

County leader seeks re-election

Huntingdon County Commissioner Jeff Thomas announced today he will seek the Democratic nomination for re-election in the Tuesday, May 19, primary.  He is the first candidate to announce his intent to run for the position, which is a fouryear ter More...

OD death charges hard to prosecute

Huntingdon County District Attorney Dave Smith is praising Mifflin County District Attorney Dave Molek for charging a McVeytown man for selling heroin to a Mount Union man who later died from an overdose after using the drug.  Molek charged 47-y More...

Hundreds turn out for winter fun at Greenwood Furnace State Park

Winter fun was the order of the day Saturday at Winterfest at Greenwood Furnace State Park as hundreds flocked to enjoy a variety of cold-weather activities.  More...

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Multi-car pileups claim four lives on icy highways

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Several multi-car pileups — including one involving dozens of vehicles — in icy conditions on interstates in the Philadelphia area claimed at least four lives and injured dozens on Sunday as hundreds of crashes w More...

Wedding bells silenced as pope’s Philly visit fills hotels

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — To be fair, Natalie Suresch and Joe Felicetti claimed that weekend first. The Philadelphia couple chose Sept. More...

Groups call for preservation of fire-damaged prison

SUNBURY (AP) — Two historical organizations are urging officials of a central Pennsylvania county to preserve a nearly 140-year-old prison despite heavy damage from a fire last week. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Jan. 19 AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800-445-6262 or 944-2982. More...

Local Sports

Tussey tops ’Cats 49-32

Tussey Mountain’s McKenna Sitch came off the bench and buried a pair of big three-point shots at the end of the third quarter Saturday afternoon to help the Titans pull away from visiting Huntingdon.  More...

Tussey edges Ridge 66-65

Boys’ Basketball:

Tussey Mountain’s play is picking up in recent games and the team certainly looks better than its record indicates. At Chestnut Ridge Saturday, the Titans were able to win a close 66-65 contest to reach .500 on the year.  More...

Trojans second at Juniata

Juniata Duals:

The Mount Union wrestling team capped off an outstanding week by going 4-1 in the Juniata Duals Saturday, losing only in the championship match against Class AAA Liberty.  The Trojans (16-3) opened their day with a 60-19 win over Ligonier Valley More...

People/Pastimes

Power up throughout the day with protein

As the building blocks of life, your body requires protein to function properly. But protein is also an important nutrient for those who wish to stay satisfied and full throughout their busy days.  Why protein is essential  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jaidyn Lynn Swanger who turns 6 years old today, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Her very proud parents are Khi and Jessica Swanger of Mill Creek. More...

Give meals a nutrient boost

Feeding your family with nutrient dense foods can be as simple as making a few betterfor you choices. By definition, superfoods are calorie sparse and packed with beneficial nutrients that add health and flavor to meals.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn if born before 1:44 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Sun will be in Aquarius. The Moon is in Capricorn if born before 4:59 a.m. (PST). More...

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