February 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Attorney’ headed to trial

The James Creek woman accused of posing as an attorney for nearly a decade will go before Clearfield County President Judge Fredric Ammerman in a nonjury trial next month.  Kimberly Kitchen, 46, is charged with one count each of misdemeanor 3 un More...

Students, residents petition MU board

Community members, local ministry representatives and students were in attendance to support a student activity request presented at the meeting of the Mount Union Area School Board Monday night.  The January meeting, rescheduled from Jan. More...

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Dudley home damaged by fire

Fire of a yet undetermined origin damaged the second floor of a Dudley Borough residence shortly after 9 p.m. Monday evening.  Fire broke out at the Victor Smith residence at 2833 Washington St. in the Dudley Hill section of the community.  More...

Jury selected for Feb. trial date

One criminal jury was selected in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Monday.  A jury of eight men, four women and one male and one female alternate will hear the case against Larry Leon Grove, 58, Lewistown.  More...

Developer offers update for Cromwell leaders

The Cromwell Township Supervisors heard an update on a proposed development during its monthly meeting Monday and gave conditional approval for the project to move ahead.  More...

World  Free Access 

Study tries to give C-section babies mom’s germs they missed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom’s birth canal.  More...

Pertussis vaccine booster protects kids, adults

DEAR DOCTOR K: My son says that if I get a booster shot for pertussis, it will help protect his kids from getting whooping cough. That seems far-fetched to me.  More...

Cruz tops Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders in tight race

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas Sen. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cardinals win 71-65 to upset No. 2 Tar Heels

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Damion Lee scored 24 points, including two free throws with 8.3 seconds remaining, to help No. 19 Louisville upset No. 2 North Carolina 71-65 on Monday night, ending the Tar Heels’ 12-game winning streak.  More...

Super Bowl week opens with media circus

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — What happens when you put Peyton Manning, Miss Universe, an orange-and-blue leprechaun and 200 TV cameras into the same room?  Answer: Super Bowl Opening Night.  More...

Cavs get past Pacers 111-106

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and LeBron James had 24 points, 12 rebounds and six assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Indiana Pacers 111-106 in overtime on Monday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 18! Happy birthday wishes go out to Katrina Sinniger who turns 18 years old today, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Her very proud parents are Brian and Stacy Sinniger of Huntingdon. More...

Woodcock Valley Lions and Lionesses hold Christmas party

The Woodcock Valley Lions, Lionesses and guests met at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Huntingdon, Dec. 10 for their annual Christmas party to celebrate the birth of Jesus. More...

Special Sections

Local projects get funding

Municipal authorities receive $1.3M from CDBG funds

Good news came for two local municipalities in the form of a press release issued by the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Monday.  More...

Former clerk gets UC claim

Questions regarding the unemployment claim for the county’s former elections coordinator have been answered.  Benjamin Myers, a referee for the state Department of Labor and Industry Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, officially de More...

Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring

PUNXSUTAWNEY, (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent failed to see his shadow at dawn Tuesday, meaning he “predicted” an early spring.  More...

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About 1,200 fish killed after power plant glitch

YORK HAVEN (AP) — Officials say about 1,200 fish are dead after an operational glitch at a central Pennsylvania power plant caused cold water to be sent into the Susquehanna River.  More...

Despite Amtrak engineer’s clarity, no answer why train sped

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His memory significantly sharper, Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian spent an hour last November walking investigators through the minutes before the Amtrak train he was operating derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight and inj More...

Man shot and killed by police after fatally stabbing K-9

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man fatally stabbed a police dog while brawling with officers at a busway in the Pittsburgh suburbs before police opened fire and killed the suspect, authorities said.  An investigation was underway Monday to determine More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Postmaster names new superintendent of mails

75 Years Ago  The 1941 Huntingdon County Fair will be held for six days, Aug. 25-30, inclusive, business manager James C. Morgan stated. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Feb. 2 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

Trojans beat Pirates; Bearcats, Rockets lose

High School Boys’s Basketball:

Mount Union 60, Williamsburg 59, OT   More...

Hornets down Trojans 68-40

High School Girls’ Basketball:

With Sydney Reed hitting from everywhere in the first half and a student section worked into a playoff-like frenzy, Juniata Valley celebrated its Pink Zone night with a 68-48 win over visiting Mount Union Monday.  More...

Rockets deal Ridge setback

Despite giving up a size advantage to Chestnut Ridge Monday evening, Southern Huntingdon limited the Lions to just eight points in the first half and used the perimeter to its advantage. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

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What others are saying

Slurp, baby, slurp

As the “lamestream” media, late-night talk show hosts and Sarah Palin impersonator in-chief Tina Fey lapped up the former Alaska governor’s first remarks to Donald Trump’s “rightwingin’ bitter-clingin’” More...

Zuckerberg’s get-away car

Let us now praise “Lord Zuckerberg, The Magnificent!”  Mark Zuckerberg, the wunderkind of Silicon Valley who co-founded Facebook and amassed roughly a gabillion dollars in personal wealth, is now being hailed as a new giant of Ameri More...

Chatter Box

What a difference a week makes

Last week we were talking about 2 feet of snow and, this week, we’re blessed with mild temperatures! As I said in my Daily News morning Wake-up newsletter Monday, what a difference a week makes!  More...

Healthy Living

Fighting the battle where it starts

Who’s the top-grossing actor in kids’ tooth decay stories? Sugar. More...

Help kids feel comfortable at the dentist

Routine dental examinations and cleanings are an important component of oral healthcare for both children and adults. However, many children do not visit the dentist until well after the time recommended by medical and dental professionals.  More...

How to make flossing easier for kids

It is well known that a combination of brushing, flossing and periodic dental checkups are essential to oral health. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Your mother is being overprotective

Dear Annie: I have epilepsy with very minor seizures that occur roughly once every three weeks. Because I am currently unemployed, I am forced to live at home with my parents as I search for another job.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016:  More...

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