April 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials ponder water tank issues

Huntingdon Borough Council’s water and sewer committee is making the water tank atop Westover Hill in Smithfield Township its top priority in an effort to find a solution to ongoing issues. More...

Daily News continues Opinion Line review

Daily News readers are reminded they have two more weeks to let the newspaper know what they think about its Saturday tradition, the Opinion Line.  More...

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MU board members hear budget concerns from TIU

The Mount Union Area School Board split 7-2 last week in favor of the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11’s proposed general operating budget after hearing a report from the TIU’s top administrator.  More...

Local teen places 3rd in international event

A Rocket has been launched into an international winner’s circle.  Bower Sarra, 15, son of Dean and Jill Sarra of Rockhill, competed in the World Federation National Baton Twirling Association Championship April 1-5 in Lignano Sabbiadoro, More...

Police Log

Public drunkenness   SMITHFIELD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report Shannon Biddle, 30, Huntingdon, came out of her residence at 602 Pennsylvania Ave. at 1:15 a.m. More...

General News

Multiple failures in Rolling Stone article

RICHMOND, Va. More...

Hearing set in murder

DURHAM, N.C. More...

NFL star enters plea

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL star Darren Sharper is scheduled to make his first appearance in U.S. District Court in New Orleans to face federal charges that he drugged women in order to rape them.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Badgers end Wildcats’ run

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For 38 games top-ranked Kentucky mastered the art of the tune-out, brushing aside the hype, noise and distractions created by its pursuit of an unbeaten championship season.  The Wildcats just couldn’t succeed at More...

Young Duke team gets to title game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The latest Duke team to reach the national championship game got there behind a couple of freshmen and some of the trademark defense coach Mike Krzyzewski’s teams have long been known for.  Justise Winslow scored More...

Notre Dame edges South Carolina

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament:

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Notre Dame keeps finding ways to win. More...

Senior Spotlight

HOW TO protect your vision OVER THE LONG HAUL

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, eye diseases related to aging are the primary cause of vision impairment in the United States. More...

RECOMMENDED IMMUNIZATIONS FOR THOSE AGE 50+

Routine immunizations can keep people safe and healthy. Certain vaccinations can prevent diseases from producing symptoms, while others can lessen the duration of an illness or make conditions less severe.   More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 10:08 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, April 7, 2015: More...

Senator pushes train regulations

Senators from six states are calling for tougher standards for oil train cars. More...

Spring is season for starting plants

As gardeners begin to prepare for the summer months, windowsills, greenhouses and rooms with bright lights begin to fill with tiny green sprouts. More...

‘Egg’cellent day for Easter fun

Larry Newton and his wife, Becky, right, watched as their granddaughter, Sadie Costa, 2, gathered eggs at the annual Stone Creek Valley Lions Club Easter egg hunt Saturday morning at the Lions Park i More...

State  Free Access 

Governor pushes Pennsylvania election reforms

HARRISBURG (AP) — A growing number of states have updated their election laws to make the hub of the democratic process more convenient and voter-friendly, but so far Pennsylvania isn’t among them.  More...

Ex-teacher, mother of three sentenced for sex with student

NORRISTOWN (AP) — A former suburban Philadelphia high school math teacher has been sentenced to 30 days in jail followed by 60 days on house arrest for having sex with a student, and must also register as a sex offender.  More...

Woman sentenced 15 to 30 years in teen’s rape

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A woman accused of having orchestrated the repeated rape of a teenager in order to get another child she could raise as her own has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years.  Misty Machinshok, 33, of Wilkes-Barre pleaded guilty More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, April 6   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

Juniata closes season with pair of CVC wins

Men’s Volleyball:

The Juniata men’s volleyball team hosted its final two matches of the regular season Saturday afternoon at Memorial Gymnasium. The Eagles had no trouble with EMU as they won 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-14) in the first match of the day.  More...

Juniata men beat Drew 8-1

The men’s tennis team put up another solid effort as it defeated Drew 8-1 on Saturday. It was the Eagles fifth straight win as they improve to 6-4 overall and 3-0 in the Landmark Conference.  More...

People/Pastimes

Woodland Retirement Community honors volunteers

Woodland Retirement Community recognized its many volunteers during its annual volunteer luncheon April 2. More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Kirsten Erika Clemens who turns 5 years old today, Monday, April 6. She is the daughter of Tammy Diven of Newton Hamilton. Kirsten is the granddaughter of Jim and Diane Diven of Newton Hamilton. More...

Chic looks for spring crafts

Elegant and feminine with a focus on butterflies and soft pastels, the hottest look for spring is cottage chic. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Child’s welfare is first priority

Dear Annie: I am expecting my first child. My mother is a wonderful, intelligent 68-year-old woman. She is also bipolar and seems incapable of keeping herself physically healthy and her house clean. More...

Hints from Heloise

Can’t handle this door

Dear Readers: This week’s SOUND OFF is in response to a recent Sound Off about restroom doors opening inward:  More...

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