February 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Getting creative: Paint parties increasing in popularity in area

A new local activity is gaining in popularity while offering folks of all ages the opportunity to extract forgotten or unknown artistic abilities.  More...

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Huntingdon Borough leaders to consider strategic plan

Looking at ways of building on the present and the future, Huntingdon Borough Council’s community development committee brought in Judy Chambers of the Penn State Extension Office in Gettysburg to lay the groundwork on a strategic plan for the More...

Crews respond to flue fire

Volunteers from six area volunteer fire companies responded to a flue fire with extensions that broke out at the Randy Hess residence at 516 Main St. More...

Police Log

Simple assault  PORTER TWP. — David Bankes, 25, Porter Township, was placed under arrest by state police at Huntingdon for simple assault following a domestic dispute at Hartslog Court Circle at 5 a.m. Jan. 16.  DUI   More...

General News

Obama asking Congress for Zika funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. More...

AP fact check: Fumbles from the Republican field

EDITOR’S NOTE — A look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don’t tell the full story   WASHINGTON (AP) — What happened in Iowa didn’t stay in Iowa. More...

Independent Contractors

The Daily News is accepting applications for Independent Contractors for future motor and walk route openings. Independent Motor Route Contractors MUST have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and a reliable vehicle. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Super Bowl 50

Broncos win 24-10 defensive battle

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning into retirement with a Super ending to his career. More...

Celtics top Kings

BOSTON (AP) — Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and the Boston Celtics held off the Sacramento Kings 128-119 on Sunday for their ninth win in 10 games.  Jared Sullinger matched his season high with 21 points and reserve T More...

Favre, Stabler head Hall list

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brett Favre, Ken Stabler, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Greene, Orlando Pace and Tony Dungy have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  The class of 2016 also includes contributor Ed DeBartolo Jr. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Aquarius if born before 3:31 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016: More...

Funds aid cleanup efforts

State monies to help municipalities recoup storm costs

Thus far, approximately 12 municipalities have submitted information to recoup money spent during the recent blizzard from the federal government.  More...

Authorities warn of phishing scam

A warning was issued by the state office of the Attorney General Friday to alert the public of a new “phishing” email scam. More...

Plans underway to save area forge

The Barree Forge and Furnace, located in Porter Township across from the village of Barree, has rich ties to the iron history of central Pennsylvania. More...

State  Free Access 

Wolf to float new budget plan amid fight over current one

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is scheduled to release his 2016-17 budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1. More...

Study explores how black men find success in college

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Wanda, a senior at Pennsylvania’s Lafayette College and one of two black computer science majors in his class, says at times he has felt pressure to succeed not just for himself, but for his entire race. More...

One defendant pleads guilty in slaying of school teacher

LANCASTER (AP) — One of two defendants charged in the slaying of an elementary school teacher during a burglary of her home has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Feb. 8 Humane Society p The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter, located at 11371 Schoolhouse Hollow Road, Huntingdon. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. More...

Local Sports

Juniata splits pair of 3-1 matches

Men’s Volleyball:

Juniata men’s volleyball hosted a pair of matches on Saturday at Memorial Gymnasium. In their first match of the day, the Eagles fell to Marymount (Va.) 3-1 (15-25, 21-25, 25-17, 25-23). More...

Eagle teams lose at Scranton

College Basketball:

Men Host Scranton used a big run early in the second half to take a lead it would not let go as they defeated Juniata 84-71 on Saturday afternoon at the John Long Center. The loss drops the Eagles to 14-8 overall and 7-6 in the Landmark Conference. More...

HCC gymnasts lose Lock Haven meet

Huntingdon Community Center “B” gymnastics team, on its final regular season road trip, lost a 115.738-114.262 decision Saturday at Lock Haven. As has been the case all season, there was no scoring for the “A” team. More...

People/Pastimes

Community attends SweetArts Marketplace and Soup Sale at J.C. Blair Memorial

Rae Ann Allison chatted with Angie Gutshall of Young Living Essential Oils Feb. 5 during the SweetArts Marketplace and Soup Sale in the main lobby of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. More...

Happy Birthday

Celebrate your child’s birthday by putting his or picture in The Daily News.   More...

Send greetings to . .

A card shower is being held in honor of Marian Wible of Orbisonia who will celebrate her birthday Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Libraries are supposed to be quiet places

Dear Annie: Shortly after I had knee surgery, I went to the library wearing my (prescribed) compression wrap to prevent blood clots. This compression wrap makes an intermittent humming sound. More...

Hints from Heloise

First cut isn’t enough

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is from me. I love the new plastic bags for veggies, fruit, cat and dog food, but the “zip” close sometimes is hard to open.  More...

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