November 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Crews battle weekend brush fires

Daily News Staff Writers  High winds fueled two brush fires that damaged a combined 14-18 acres of land in the county over the weekend.  Friday night, volunteer firefighters struggled for over four hours to get a brush fire under control in More...

Christmas Eve edition essay contest begins

Theme: ‘Christmas Wonder’  The 2015 essay contest is for all Daily News readers who are amateur writers. Any number of family members may enter, but only one entry per person may be submitted.  More...

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Trial scheduled for today continued

HUNTINGDON BORO. — The trial for Todd Eric Messner, 46, of Three Springs and confined to the Huntingdon County Jail, was continued in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas early today.  More...

Fire damages garage

Volunteer firefighters battled a garage fire at the home of Mike and Patty Kester at 406 Moore St., Huntingdon, around 2:45 p.m. Sunday. More...

Police Log

Harassment   PENN TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report Paula Motyl, 44, Huntingdon, is accused of punching a 41-year-old Huntingdon man in the stomach at 4974 Gladys Lane at 2:25 p.m. Saturday.  More...

General News

France carries out raids, names more potential attackers

PARIS (AP) — French police raided 168 locations across the country and detained two dozen people as authorities identified more members of a sleeper cell said to be behind the Paris attacks that killed 129 people. More...

Marriott buys rival hotel chain Starwood

NEW YORK (AP) — Marriott International is buying rival hotel chain Starwood for $12.2 billion in a deal that will secure its position as the world’s largest hotelier. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Penn State wrestlers down Hokies 21-15

The top-ranked Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team (2-0, 0-0 B1G) won six of ten bouts and grabbed an impressive 21-15 win at No. 7 Virginia Tech (1-1 0-0 ACC) in Penn State’s first road dual of the year. More...

Jazz edge Hawks 97-96

ATLANTA (AP) — Derrick Favors scored 23 points, Rodney Hood added 20 points and the Utah Jazz beat the Atlanta Hawks 97-96 on Sunday night to end a three-game skid.  Paul Millsap had a seasonhigh 28 points for the Hawks but failed to hit t More...

Earnhardt wins in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. More...

People/Pastimes

Eye-opening vision tips for improved health

As you age, your eyes undergo natural changes year after year, making ongoing attention to your eye health an important aspect of your overall wellbeing.  The importance of ongoing eye care is a lesson champion wide receiver Victor Cruz learned More...

Smart holiday indulgence

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, great tasting foods that feature healthy ingredients, such as whole fruits and vegetables prepared in unique and interesting ways, can help deliver healthful indulgence fit for a celebration.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 2:24 a.m. (EDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015: More...

Need continues without budget

Even as the state continues without a budget, the need, and in some cases, the services, continue.  More...

Paranormal search set in Petersburg

Many people have passed through the rooms of the Petersburg Town Hall, and a team of paranormal investigators visited Saturday night to see if any of those visitors still linger there. More...

Public tours conclude project

John Buskirk, left, of J&J Wastewater Services, operators of the Alexandria Porter Township Wastewater Treatment Facility, explained how the facility’s rotary press works to youngsters Will More...

State  Free Access 

The $2 billion question has no answer in budget deal

HARRISBURG (AP) — It is the $2 billion question: Which Pennsylvania homeowners will get the biggest benefit from a higher state sales tax?  More...

Scores gather for vigils in state for Paris victims

Scores of people joined together in vigils around Pennsylvania to remember the victims of the Paris attacks and show support for residents of France.  More...

Composer returns to mining region that inspired her work

TAYLOR (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning composer returned to the region that helped shape her now-famous piece of music. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Nov. 16   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

Ligonier Valley stops Mount Union

District 6-AA Quarterfinal:

The Mount Union football team’s season came to an end Saturday night with a 34-13 District 6-AA quarterfinal loss at Ligonier Valley.  More...

Wittenberg ends Juniata’s season

NCAA Division III Regional Volleyball:

Trying to get back to the big show for the first time in five years, the Juniata College women’s volleyball team found itself in a big hole early in Sunday’s NCAA Division III Regional championship match in Memorial Gym  More...

Juniata shuts out Southern Huntingdon

District 6-AA Quarterfinal:

Southern Huntingdon was holding its own at Juniata in their District 6-AA quarterfinal matchup at Dietrick Field in Mifflintown Saturday. More...

Senior Spotlight

Senior safety is our responsibility

According to the World Health Organization, the population aged 60 and over has doubled since 1980 and will reach almost two billion by 2050. More...

Understand and avoid elder financial fraud

Elder fraud is a financial crime that targets older men and women who are often unable to recognize they are being victimized. More...

How senior donors can avoid scams

Con artists masquerading as charities can victimize anyone, but seniors are especially vulnerable to such criminals. More...

Annie's Mailbox

In-laws need to find own place as soon as possible

Dear Annie: I am 17, married, with a 1-year-old daughter. I am doing amazingly well for a teen mom. My husband and I have a house and car, I’m finishing school, and we are both working.  More...

Hints from Heloise

My hair, my money, my time

Dear Readers: Here’s this week’s SOUND OFF, about beauty-shop etiquette:  More...

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