December 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County’s officials set special election

The Huntingdon County Board of Elections has announced the date of a special election to be held in Three Springs Borough.  Voters in that municipality will be able to go to the polls between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. More...

Deadline for insurance enrollment approaches

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 146,975 people in the state have enrolled in a health insurance plan during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period before the Tuesday, Dec. 15, deadline.  More...

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James Creek man waives hearing in central court

The James Creek man accused of firing shots at police and lighting his Penn Township residence on fire waived his preliminary hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

Porter Township garage destroyed by fire

Volunteer firefighters from Huntingdon and Blair counties battled a quick-burning garage fire around 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in the area of 5833 Barree Road, Porter Township.  The garage and the contents inside were a total loss. More...

School van driver injured

The driver of a school van owned by Snyder Busing of Six Mile Run was transported to an area hospital after a rollover crash on state Route 3006, Woodvale Road, in Wood Township, about a mile from Ro More...

Local Sports

Turnovers hurt Trojans in loss to Fobes Road

Girls’ Basketball:

The Mount Union girls’ basketball team got off to a rocky start Wednesday night at Forbes Road. The Trojans turned the ball over and could not get settled in, falling behind early in the game. More...

Bearcat teams sweep Red Devils

High School Swimming:

The Huntingdon boys swimming team (2-1) brought home seven individual first-place finishes and swept all three relays Wednesday evening at Central Cambria to easily pull away from the Red Devils for a 97-63 victory. More...

Strong first half not enough for Hornets

Juniata Valley came out of halftime Wednesday evening with a five-point lead against visiting Penns Valley. However, the Green Hornets struggled in the third quarter and saw that lead fade into a one-point deficit heading into the final period. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Penn State’s Nassib wins Lombardi Award

HOUSTON (AP) — Forget winning awards. More...

Spartans rout Eastern Shore

Men’s Basketball:

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Denzel Valentine had 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists to help No. More...

Jefferson out five more

CHARLOTTE, N.C. More...

People/Pastimes

Redbud Quilt Guild preserves the art of quilting

The Redbud Quilt Guild provides a creative and supportive environment for quilters and sewers of all levels and skills. More...

Births

Cody Barto and Laeticia Reed of Tyrone are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Addisyn Marella Barto, Dec. 7, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Addisyn weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. More...

Heartwarming treats for the holidays

The holiday season is never complete without friends and family gathered ‘round for festive cheer and merriment. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Mom needs to give mentally ill son breathing room

Dear Annie: My 35-year-old son, “Edgar,” has been diagnosed with major depression and is receiving disability. He currently lives in an apartment on my parents’ property.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 11, 2015:  More...

Schools to get more funds

Every Student Succeeds Act passed Senate Wednesday

U.S. Sen. Robert Casey Jr. More...

Huntingdon House hotline available

It’s been more than a month since Huntingdon House had to close its doors after laying off half of its staff the month prior as a direct result of the ongoing failure to pass a state budget.  More...

Commissioners hear reports on area bridges

Representatives from Keller Engineers and the county bridge department were on hand to discuss two bridges of concern with the Huntingdon County Commissioners at their weekly meeting Tuesday. More...

State  Free Access 

Wolf says he’s sticking to budget deal, amid new GOP demand

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

State sues gas driller over ‘deceptive’ leases

Pennsylvania’s attorney general sued one of the nation’s largest producers of natural gas on Wednesday over claims it cheated at least 4,000 landowners who signed drilling leases with the company.  More...

Senate approves plan to remove attorney general

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate voted unanimously Wednesday for a plan that could result in the removal from office of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  More...

World  Free Access 

Ready trees, shrubs, vines for winter

Trees, shrubs and vines may need a little help getting ready for winter’s frigid temperatures, but not too much. Don’t prune, don’t fertilize, don’t water. More...

Pet gifts go high-tech

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heather and Bobby Hill found their pot of gold in cat poop. More...

Food industry pushing halt to GMO labeling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food companies are mounting an aggressive year-end push to head off mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.  More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Herb Kann of Porter Township shared this photo of the Huntingdon National Guard Unit. Kann said the photo was taken either shortly before or near the beginning of World War II. More...

More guns or more gun laws?

Charlie: As Bill, and many of you readers know, I have written about guns, gun ownership and gun laws in the past, and have certainly seen and read responses that hardly agree with what I have said. More...

Our Readers Write

Actions speak louder than words  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Area brief

Growing Pennsylvania’s Organic Farms Conference to be held Dec. More...

4-H Club News

Hoofprinters visit medical center

Members of the Hoofprinters 4-H Club helped decorate a Christmas tree in the Yellow Team Lobby at the James E. VanZandt VA Medical Center Nov. 30. More...

Doctor K

Several treatment possibilities can treat recurrent UTIs

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m in my 30s and fairly healthy. However, I keep getting urinary tract infections. My husband and I want to know what I can do to prevent them.  More...

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