June 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Hot vehicles pose risks for children

After an 18-month-old girl died after being left in a parked car in Florida recently, doctors are reminding parents, guardians and caregivers of the dangers of leaving a child in a hot vehicle. More...

A day on the lake

John Joivell of Calvin, owner of Joivell’s No Slack Guide Service, left, checked out a striped bass caught by Phil Tambaugh at the second annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Trip on Raystown Lake S More...

Local News

Flag Day ceremony held in Broad Top

During a time when some find it necessary to step on and desecrate the American flag, four Broad Top area Cub and Boy Scouts learned Sunday during Flag Day how to properly retire used and worn flags.  More...

Deer causes motorcycle crash

Two motorcyclists were injured during an accident Saturday afternoon on Old Plank Road (Route 994) near the village of Cooks in Todd Township. More...

Police still investigating MU crash

Mount Union Borough Police are still investigating a crash that occurred following a traffic stop and high-speed chase in Mount Union Borough around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning.  More...

General News

Crowdfunding for kids’ programs takes off

NEW YORK (AP) — This summer, thousands of young people will go to camp, attend prestigious academic programs and even study filmmaking in Paris thanks to online crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.  More...

VA seeks to offer aid to some Air Force reservists

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing a long-held position, the Department of Veterans Affairs now says Air Force reservists who became ill after being exposed to Agent Orange residue while working on planes after the Vietnam War should be eligible for d More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Curry leads Warriors past Cavs 104-91 to lead series 3-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry came off a screen, dribbled behind his back and crossed over Matthew Dellavedova. More...

Scherzer fans 16 in Nationals’ 4-0 win over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out a Nationalsrecord 16 and pitched a one-hitter, losing his perfect-game bid on a bloop single that barely fell in during the seventh inning to lead Washington to a 4-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Su More...

Wilson improves

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Giants running back David Wilson significantly improved his performance in the triple jump in his second meet in two days but still was short of the qualifying standard for the U.S. championships.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Combatting isolation and loneliness

Solitude is a state of mind that can be positive, when it’s desired, but when it turns into isolation and loneliness, it can become unbearable. Unfortunately, many seniors reach this point and don’t know what to do about it.   More...

Making seniors’ homes safe

Remaining in their own homes can be dangerous for some seniors. Indeed, complications caused by falls are one of the main causes of death for this age group. That is why making a senior’s home safe is not a luxury, but rather a necessity. More...

Retirement homes: making the right choice

Moving into a retirement home is a huge step in someone’s life, and it can certainly be a very dif.cult decision to make. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Gemini if born before 3:51 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, June 16, 2015: More...

Lawyer opts not to call witnesses

Less than 30 minutes after entering the courtroom this morning, the defense opened and closed its case without calling any witnesses in the nonjury trial of the former Smithfield Township woman accused in the July 2010 death of her 6-weekold infant s More...

Local post office marks centennial

The imposing edifice on the corner of Fourth and Washington streets in Huntingdon has long been a part of the local landscape, so much so that very few take the time to appreciate the historical significance of the post office.  More...

Police response depends on factors

Recent events in Texas where a police officer was filmed wrestling a teenage girl to the ground at a pool party have caused a conversation across the country about how officers respond to situations. More...

State  Free Access 

Searching for Earhart is life’s quest, despite doubters

OXFORD (AP) — There are many people with theories about what happened to Amelia Earhart. But few stir up more excitement — or more ire — than Ric Gillespie.  More...

Swarms of mayflies cause bridge closure, crashes

LANCASTER (AP) — Authorities say a swarm of mayflies was so dense it caused motorcycle crashes and prompted the closing of a Pennsylvania bridge.  The Lancaster Newspapers report that mayflies swarmed around the lights on the bridge and th More...

Two deaths after standoff appear to be murder-suicide

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The deaths of two men whose bodies were found in a northeast Philadelphia row home after a standoff were apparently a case of murder-suicide, police said Sunday.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, June 15   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. More...

Local Sports

Passion of the new Hall class easy to recognize

Huntingdon County sports Hall of Fame:

A crowd of nearly 300 people gathered Saturday night at the Raystown Conference Center. The occasion was the 18th annual Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame banquet where six new members and two state championship teams were inducted.  More...

Curve hold off Fisher Cats

In a game marred by constant rain, the Curve hung on to defeat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7-6 to claim a series victory as well as a season-series victory. More...

Hesston Rundown

Ninety-five cars jammed the pits at “Motor Mountain” for the “Charlie Walter Jr. 42” Saturday night. Ralph Morgan Jr. More...

People/Pastimes

Association recognizes distinguished alumni

This year, the association recognized three Mount Union graduates as distinguished alumni.  C. More...

SSGC to host summer picnic

The Standing Stone Garden Club will welcome the summer season with a picnic at Portstown Park at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 16.  All members are encouraged to attend and provide a potluck side dish, salad or dessert. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Tanner Michael Coleman who celebrates his 3rd birthday today, Monday, June 15, 2015. He is the son of Garrett and Nani Coleman of Marathon, New York. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Respect has to be earned

Dear Annie: I have two daughters-inlaw who seem disrespectful to me. The first one only visits on Christmas day. Yet she has no problem calling when she wants me to take her kids to a doctor’s appointment or pick them up from school.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Working dogs

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about service dogs:  More...

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