June 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials advocate fireworks caution

Though many folks enjoy viewing fireworks this time of year, they also enjoy firing them to commemorate the Fourth of July, but that enjoyment can be hampered if proper safety precautions aren’t followed.  Mount Union Police Cpl. More...

Fire company gets exercise equipment

According to the website fireengineering.com, the leading cause of death of firefighters in the line of duty is heart attack or stroke.  Because of this, one local fire company received a donation of exercise equipment to keep firefighters fit f More...

Web safety important for children in summer

The Internet is a vast resource full of games, information and opportunities to meet others from around the world, but, as a parent, it can be difficult to keep up with the newest applications and to know children’s friends, online and off.&nbs More...

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Police Log

Crashes   SMITHFIELD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report a 2005 Chrysler Town and County van was struck by an unknown vehicle while it was legally parked in the Wendy’s parking lot at 9549 William Penn Highway at 2 p.m. More...

Huntingdon County Library

Attention Super Kids!  Our Summer Reading Program, BAM, POW, READ: Every Hero Has a Story has begun! Preschool story hours are held at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and the summer reading program events are held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays  More...

Area brief

Free programs at Cowans Gap State Park   TODD TWP., FULTON CO. More...

Local Sports

Spikes beaten 5-1 by Yanks to end streak

The State College Spikes saw their winning streak close at three games as they fell to the Staten Island Yankees 5-1 Monday night at Richmond County Bank Ballpark.  Leobaldo Pina collected two hits on his 21st birthday to help pace the Spikes&rs More...

Senators finish sweep of Curve with 4-2 victory

The Altoona Curve lost the series finale at MetroBank Park 4-2 as the Harrisburg Senators finished a three-game sweep. More...

Ryan to retire after 2015-16 season

Bo Ryan has been the firebreathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-beforeseen heights.  After 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last yea More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Staffing has direct impact on care  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

What others are saying

A crime against humanity sent me to Harvard

When I say publicly that I’m descended from slave owners, I almost always hear a gasp. I let the tension hang a moment and then I break it: “Well, someone has to be, right?”  More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending June 26

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending June 26.  House  More...

Chatter Box

Summer’s flying, go catch it

Can you believe it’s nearly the Fourth of July? The summer is flying, so you better catch it while you can. If you’re looking for something to do Friday night, don’t forget about Huntingdon’s fireworks. More...

Healthy Living

Blueberries top the list for antioxidants

Among twenty different fruits, blueberries top the list for their antioxidant properties, followed closely by cranberries, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries.   More...

Berries at your doorstep

The great advantage of small fruit plants is that they can be easily incorporated into your .owerbeds by  using them as ornamental plants. More...

Eat asparagus and stay young

The one vegetable we should make an effort to eat more often is asparagus. These green spears contain so many antioxidants that they are considered to be the ultimate in anti-ageing vegetables.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Ask a relative or close friend to mediate

Dear Annie: I have two sons, both married with children, living in two different states. More...

Doctor K

Rapid strep tests aren’t perfect in diagnosing sore throat

DEAR READERS: In a recent column, I responded to a reader’s question about acute pharyngitis — inflammation of the throat caused by infection with bacteria or viruses.  More...

Special Sections

Breaking News - 6/30/2015 2:38 PM

Woman found not guilty  Free Access 

Maria Boyd has been acquitted in the death of her infant son nearly five years ago.Boyd, 26, State College, was charged with criminal homicide and murder of the first degree after her six-week-old infant son, Andrew, was found dead in their home at 1 More...

Woman found not guilty  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...

Holiday traffic could be heavy

AAA also has a mobile app folks can use to map a route, find current gas prices, access exclusive member discounts, make travel arrangements, request AAA roadside assistance and more. More...

Rockhill Trolley Museum to dedicate cars

Three generations of trolleys will soon be dedicated at the Rockhill Trolley Museum after years of restoration work by volunteers.  Joel Salomon, president of Rockhill Trolley Museum, said volunteers have been working hard to get the trolleys b More...

World  Free Access 

Alzheimer’s disease mostly affects women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly twothirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer than men.  What else may put w More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

TMSD could raise taxes

75 Years Ago  Pioneer Trail Bus Line timetable published in this paper as operating via Three Springs, Saltillo and down Hares Valley to Mapleton to become effective July 1, due to the closing of Route 22 between Mount Union and Mill Creek has b More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, June 30 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Indians end skid with 7-1 win over Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. More...

Pronger, Lidstrom and Federov head new class

Hockey Hall of Fame:

TORONTO (AP) — Chris Pronger always seemed destined for the Hockey Hall of Fame.  Going in this year is unprecedented, however, since he is still under contract as an NHL player. More...

Baseball card to be auctioned

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was tucked away, first inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then between the pages of a photo album.  Now the pre-Civil War card that’s been in t More...

People/Pastimes

Area scouts enjoy geology event at Lincoln Caverns

The Cub Scouts of Pack 225 from Orbisonia and Rockhill visited Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks, near Huntingdon, March 21, to participate in the Cub Scout Geology Belt Loop and Pin program. More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Hayes Shandon Kratzer who turns 7 years old today, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. His proud mother is Torrie DiBella of Rockhill. More...

American consumers need better protection

Data theft has become an issue that affects the lives of nearly everyone in the United States. At least six bills active in Congress this year aim to help mitigate problems with data security standards and practices. More...

School News

Southern Huntingdon Co. Middle/High School Honor Rolls

Michael Adamek, principal of the Southern Huntingdon County Middle/High School has announced the honor roll for the fourth marking period of the 2014-15 school year.  Grade 6  Highest Honors  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 5:11 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, July 1, 2015:  More...

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