December 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Blood donations urged during holiday season

Winter weather and the holiday season make for a bad combination when it comes to getting blood donations.  That’s why the American Red Cross has kicked off its newest campaign, “Give Something That Means Something,” to encoura More...

Local News

Deadline extended for TDN essay contest

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...

Police Log

Crashes   More...

Good habitat doesn’t just happen

Formed in 1895, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is the agency responsible for managing the state’s 480 species of wildlife that roam Penn’s woods. More...

World  Free Access 

HIV-positive doctor says his dog saved his life

CHICAGO (AP) — Rob Garofalo was devastated. He’d built his medical and research career on helping young AIDS patients. Then he learned that he, too, was HIV-positive. More...

How can people safely take control from a self-driving car?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver’s seat into a false sense of security — and even to sleep. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Curry leads Golden State to its 19th straight win

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 26 points and the Golden State Warriors held on for their NBA-record 19th consecutive win to start the season, 106-103 over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.  More...

Wild finish gives Ravens 33-27 win over Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — This season of injury upon injury for the Ravens finally includes a break worth celebrating.  More...

Steelers missed opportunities against Seahawks

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers kept insisting there was no need to scoreboard watch, figuring they didn’t have to worry about their spot in the AFC’s jumbled playoff picture if they kept winning.  Four baffling quart More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Neil Adam Hood, 421 Moore St., Huntingdon, and Emily Kathryn Christoff, 284 Main St., Ramey.  Steven Charles Thomas, 15540 Sportsman Club Road, Cassville, and Giannina Maria Rutherford, 3003 Emmet Ave., Huntingdon.   More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 5! Happy birthday to Levi Dysard who turns 5 years old today, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. His proud parents are Marcie and Percy Dysard of Huntingdon. More...

American Legion Post 24 holds meeting

The auxiliary to the Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post 24, Huntingdon, held its monthly meeting Nov. 17 at the post home. More...

School News

HCA Honor Rolls

The teachers and staff at Huntingdon Christian Academy are proud to announce the honor roll students for the first marking period of the 2015-16 school year:  Grade 2  “A” Honor Roll  April Duvall, Hannah Lloyd, Jacob McCar More...

Annie's Mailbox

This guy is not partner material

Dear Annie: I am a 51-year-old attractive professional, divorced twice and currently engaged to a 58-year-old man who also is twice divorced. We met online and hit it off pretty quickly. He has a magnetic personality, and sex is great between us. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Leo if born before 5:09 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015:  More...

Hunting season has safe opener

State Game Commission officials, hunters and businesses reported a safe and moderately successful rifle season opener Monday.  More...

Resurgence of bath salts use in area

When a James Creek man was arrested for allegedly shooting at state police troopers and setting his Penn Township mobile home on fire Saturday morning, he reportedly told police he had been using bath salts.  More...

County dog license sales begin today

Fido may have his eye on a juicy steak or a tennis ball, but what he really needs is a new dog license so he can be a “legal beagle.”  More...

Juniata College program connects cultures

College is often a way for young adults to stretch their wings, even more so for international students and, for many years, a Juniata College program has offered them roots as well.  Juniata College’s Friendship Family program connects in More...

State  Free Access 

Court says UPMC must keep cheaper rates in Medicare plans

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania seniors and others enrolled in an insurer’s Medicare Advantage plans won’t have to pay comparatively higher rates in the coming years for services through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, t More...

Thanksgiving break ends with budget stalemate still in place

HARRISBURG (AP) — Talks between Gov. Tom Wolf and top lawmakers continued Monday as the Thanksgiving break ended, but there was scant detail and a lot of silence about how they intended to end a fivemonth old budget stalemate.  More...

Ex-fraternity officer testifies against brothers in pledge’s death

STROUDSBURG (AP) — A former Pennsylvania college fraternity president testified that he and four others charged in a pledge’s death during a hazing ritual in the Poconos tried to “cover it all up” when they met weeks later.&nb More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

American Legion begins ‘Show Your Colors’ program

75 Years Ago  John G. Webner, who several times was rejected by the Union army during the Civil War because of physical defects, died at home at Tyrone at the age of 98. He was Tyrone’s oldest resident.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec.1 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...

Local Sports

JC’s Bilheimer named to first all-region team

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Monday announced its All-Region Teams. Senior Sarah Bilheimer (Freedom) was named to the first team for the South Atlantic Region. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Hunter’s Perspective

We’re now into the first week of the gunning season for deer. At this time of the year, criticism concerning the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) deer management program is at its peak. Lack of deer is the most common complaint.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Remembering great customer service  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

One more ‘no budget’ op-ed

Op-Ed

I am confused. Why would we expect our guys in Harrisburg to get along and agree on a budget? A majority of Pennsylvanians by a wide margin voted for Tom Wolf to be our governor. There was no doubt that Tom Wolf had strong leanings to the left. More...

How to be a merry environmentalist

Here’s something to consider this holiday season: Stop sending greeting cards. I know this sounds like a tip from the Grinch, but this wellmeaning tradition causes very real environmental consequences. More...

Chatter Box

Be aware of your blessings

The author Sarah Ban Breathnach once said, “All we have is all we need. All we need is the awareness of how blessed we really are.”  More...

Healthy Living

Knowledge important in the fight against HIV/AIDS

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 25 million people have died from HIV/AIDS since the onset of the epidemic roughly 30 years ago. More...

WHAT DOES “HIV-POSITIVE” MEAN?

If you have just been diagnosed with HIV, you may have many questions: What does it mean to be HIV-positive? Does it mean that you have AIDS? Is HIV manageable? What are some of the .rst things you need to think about and do?  More...

Doctor K

Gene editing tool holds great promise

DEAR DOCTOR K: My son said he learned in school about a powerful new technique for editing genes that could possibly cure diseases. It also sounds a little scary. More...

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