July 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Hearing waived in shooting case

The Six Mile Run woman accused of murdering her father in June waived her preliminary hearing in Bedford County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

Medical care vital in treating snakebites

The weekend death of a man bitten by a rattlesnake at a cabin in Elk County has garnered national attention and left many with questions concerning the likelihood of encountering a venomous snake.  Central Pennsylvania is home to many species of More...

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Public questions commissioners’ actions

The Huntingdon County Commissioners heard a question from a member of the public at their weekly meeting Tuesday regarding a vote taken at the July 14 meeting.  Huntingdon Borough resident Jim Cassatt asked the board about the order of the Emerg More...

Hearings continued for Johnstown shooting suspects

The preliminary hearings for the three men allegedly involved in a July 18 shooting in Johnstown have been continued.  More...

Hearing held in absentia; bench warrant issued

A hearing was held in absentia and a bench warrant issued for an Ohio man accused of driving under the influence in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

World  Free Access 

Pet porkers pack rescues as teacup pigs fatten up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eva Monroy bought a mini pig for her family and fed it what the breeder instructed: a half-cup of food in the morning and a halfcup at night.  But the piglet named Hammond started raiding the pantry and digging through t More...

Study: Women with mild memory problem worsen faster than men

WASHINGTON (AP) — Older women with mild memory impairment worsened about twice as fast as men, says new research that illustrates the especially hard toll that Alzheimer’s takes on women.  Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheime More...

Better sleep may be important for Alzheimer’s risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — To sleep, perchance to... ward off Alzheimer’s? More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Nationals rally from three back to beat Mets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Taylor had a tying twoout, two-run single in the eighth inning, Danny Espinosa followed with an RBI double and the Washington Nationals rallied from three runs down to beat the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday.  More...

Lynx top Sun 78-77 in OT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Camille Little hit a jumper with 8 seconds left for her only points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Minnesota Lynx 78-77 in overtime Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.  The Sun closed on a 7-2 run, taking a 76-7 More...

Watson after 4th Sr. British title

SUNNINGDALE, England (AP) — Less than a week after his emotional farewell to the British Open at St. More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon native retires from alumni association

A Huntingdon native and former TDN staff writer recently retired from his post as executive director of the Penn State Alumni Association.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Avery Rose Scalia, who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Her proud parents are Terry and Toby Scalia of Huntingdon. Avery has two older sisters, McKenna, 15, and Hannah, 11. More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S A TEN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Addisyn Monroe Bracco, who turns 13 years old today, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Addisyn is the oldest daughter of Joe and Kelli Bracco of Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 24, 2015:  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT NEW HAMPSHIRE

1. Fender bender  NASCAR Cup drivers need to be on their toes at all times, considering how Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon banged fenders in the garage area last week. Gordon was backing up and BANG! He got whacked by Bowyer. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Is Indy the last natural place for a Gordon win? Given Jeff’s Hoosier racing background, yes, Indianapolis would be a proper place. More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Can Jeff defend?   More...

Much-respected civic leader dies

Well-known area businessman, civic leader and vocalist Francis “Frank” DeMar, 84, passed away at 12:15 a.m. today at his home in Huntingdon, leaving behind a legacy of community support.  More...

Runoff diminishes groundwater levels

As California faces a groundwater crisis sparked by the worst drought in decades, closer attention is being given to the health of water supplies nationwide and locally.  While parts of the region received nearly two inches of rainfall over the More...

Annual picnic honors Co. 14’s service years

In the mid-1960s, residents in many small Huntingdon County communities, including portions of the Broad Top area, Six Mile Run and Shade Gap, realized the need for volunteer fire companies to serve their needs. The Shade Gap Volunteer Fire Co. More...

State  Free Access 

Cosby’s lawyer remains chair of Temple trustees

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby, once the very public pride of Temple University, parted ways with the school last year amid allegations that he had drugged and sexually assaulted women. More...

Handyman ordered to trial in slaying of elderly woman

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A neighborhood handyman accused of beating and cutting the throat of an elderly Philadelphia woman in her bedroom was held for trial Wednesday.  A municipal judge ordered 37-year-old Leroy Wilson to stand trial on murde More...

Suspect in pregnant woman’s death shot by Philly officer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suspect wanted in a pregnant woman’s slaying shot an officer in his bulletproof vest early Wednesday before police killed him, the city’s police commissioner said.  Commissioner Charles Ramsey would not re More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County to receive funds for rape, violence programs

75 Years Ago  Methodist Day will be observed July 25 at the Methodist Camp Ground at Newton Hamilton. The coming event will be the 43rd annual observance, the first 37 having been held at Lakemont Park, Altoona.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 23 Huntingdon House Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for more information. More...

Local Sports

Curve beat SeaWolves

Fueled by a six-run inning, the Altoona Curve took the series finale 8-6 over the Erie SeaWolves Wednesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Aberdeen edges Spikes

Jorge Rodriguez stretched his streak of scoreless innings on the road to 16 frames, but the State College Spikes yielded a pair of late runs to take a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Aberdeen IronBirds Wednesday night at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium.& More...

Mount Union blanks Philipsburg

Face rematch with Red Land today

Mount Union came out swinging in the Sectional Four Little League 9-10 Tournament in Homer City Wednesday evening after suffering its first loss of the post season against Red Land on Tuesday. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

In an undated photo, unidentified people stand with a boat and sign advertising the Raystown Boat Exchange. The photo originally ran in a leisure supplement of The Daily News. More...

What others are saying

A slick maneuver

What a relief. In exchange for Iran taking steps to guarantee that it can’t build nuclear weapons, the sanctions that have choked off its access to world markets will end without a single shot.  More...

Op-Ed

Austerity — a debate

Bill: We have heard the word austerity in the news a lot. The word austerity in this context means a government policy that moves towards reducing government deficits. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

The final countdown

It’s halfway through July, which means vacations, lake days and hanging out with friends during the day is almost over. More...

Huntingdon Horsemen show has 246 entries

Over the weekend of June 27-28, the Huntingdon Horsemen held its second two-day show of the season at the Isenberg Hughes Memorial Showgrounds atop Warrior Ridge west of Huntingdon.  More...

Sale features Mid-Atlantic’s top ram lambs, meat goat bucks

Some of the region’s best meat breed genetics will sell at the 37th Annual Performance Tested Ram Lamb and 13th Annual Performance Tested Meat Goat Buck sales at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Setting herself up for lifetime of misery

Dear Annie: I am running out of advice for my daughter, “Katie.” She lives with her fiance. Last year, his middleaged, disabled father moved in with them. A month ago, his sister, her fiance and their two toddlers also moved in. More...

Doctor K

First-time adult seizure requires testing for cause

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m in my mid-30s, and I recently had a seizure for the first time. My doctor recommended anti-epilepsy drugs. Do I really need them? What are the chances I will have another seizure?  More...

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