June 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

SMR Fire Co. celebrates 50 years

Despite a near washout Saturday, members of the Six Mile Run Area Volunteer Fire Co. forged ahead with their 50th anniversary celebration plans at the fire hall at Six Mile Run. More...

Creation Festival ends wet with few incidents

For the most part, the weather held up for the first three days of the 2015 Creation Festival at the Agape Farm in Shirley Township, until Saturday when over 2 inches of rain pounded the area. More...

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Retail theft   SMITHFIELD TWP. — Jeffery Devore Jr., Huntingdon, was charged with retail theft by state police at Huntingdon for taking fireworks from Giant Foods at 7673 Lake Raystown Shopping Center without paying for them at 6 p.m. More...

Mount Union business district

By ALEC BRINDLE  Editor’s note: Alec Brindle is a member of the Mount Union Historical Society and will offer a summer historical tour of Mount Union through bimonthly columns in Monday editions of The Daily News through August.  More...

Tours highlight environment protection, enhancement projects

Heavy rains did not stop participants from taking part in several tours of environmental protection and enhancement projects in Broad Top Township Saturday.  More...

Local Sports

Senators sweep Curve in Sunday twinbill

The Altoona Curve were swept in a doubleheader at MetroBank Park Sunday night by the Harrisburg Senators 3-2 and 4-3. More...

People/Pastimes

Mount Aloysius announces Huntingdon County graduates

During the Mount Aloysius College commencement exercises, college president Tom Foley conferred associates, bachelors and masters on over 450 students. More...

Local woman completes studies at IUP

Gregory and Teddy Householder of Huntingdon are proud to announce the graduation of their oldest daughter, Taylor Householder, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana.  Householder graduated May 9, but will receive her diploma at the More...

Area students named to spring 2015 dean’s list

Local students named to the spring 2015 dean’s list at Penn State University include:  At the Altoona campus:  — Darren Boyd, Jonathan Johnson, Madeline Lane and Jack Pilch, all of Alexandria.  — Latasha Yoder of Alle More...

Annie's Mailbox

Recovery from addiction takes time

Dear Annie: Not long ago, I discovered that my husband of 25 years was living a completely secret life. More...

Hints from Heloise

Conveying a germ concern

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about food conveyor belts at grocery stores: More...

Special Sections

Breaking News - 6/30/2015 1:50 PM

Verdict delivered  Free Access 

Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz has found Maria Boyd not guilty of criminal homicide and murder of the first degree in the July 2010 death of her 6-week-old son. More...

Medical witness to testify in trial

Testimony resumed this morning, Monday, June 29, in the case of the commonwealth v. Maria Boyd, the former Smithfield Township woman accused of killing her 6-week-old son nearly five years ago. More...

Waterways swell from heavy rains

While no rainfall records were broken this weekend, nearly three inches of precipitation fell on parts of the county, causing some rising water and minor flooding conditions. More...

Science Saturdays program brings tech to kids

Saturday afternoon may have been grey and dreary, but a group of bright youngsters amped up the energy at the Mount Union Community Library for the first Science Saturday session of the summer. More...

State  Free Access 

Taxes, education debated as budget deadline looms

HARRISBURG (AP) — A long-running partisan divide over taxes and education spending was repeatedly evident on Sunday as Pennsylvania lawmakers worked through the weekend in a rush to pass budget legislation in the days before the fiscal year wra More...

Dismissal of most serious charges in crash sought

HONESDALE (AP) — The attorney for a man accused of having let an unlicensed teenager drive a sport utility vehicle that crashed in northeastern Pennsylvania last summer, killing three other teens, is seeking dismissal of the most serious charge More...

Black bear crashes college party, gets collared

BETHLEHEM (AP) — A college party got a little wild when a black bear showed up.  The black bear, weighing between 300 and 400 pounds, crashed the party early Saturday near the campus of Lehigh University.  Emergency officials receive More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, June 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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Mets’ pitcher Steven Matz drives in four runs in debut

NEW YORK (AP) — In an astonishing debut, Steven Matz became the only major league pitcher to drive in four runs in his first career game while leading the New York Mets to a 7-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.  More...

Four-run fourth gives Spikes 4-3 victory

The State College Spikes produced a four-run fourth inning, and clutch pitching made the lead hold up as the Spikes defeated the Staten Island Yankees 4-3 Sunday afternoon at Richmond County Bank Ballpark to run their winning streak to three games.&n More...

Stanton has surgery, to be out six weeks

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton underwent surgery Sunday on his broken left hand, and the timetable for his return remains four to six weeks.  Stanton hurt his hand while swinging during Friday’s game against the Dodgers. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Sagittarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, June 30, 2015: More...

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