February 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Doctor suggests man can’t testify

A doctor testified Friday that a Three Springs man accused of attempting to burn down a neighbor’s property in January 2015 is not competent to aid in his own defense at trial.  More...

Mild weather ideal for outdoor activities

Today’s weather should be perfect for taking in outdoor activities, but, for some folks, this winter, despite the recent snow and ice, has been ideal for staying active outdoors, particularly, running.  Standing Stone Elementary School fou More...

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Local News

Correction

In the Feb. 18 edition of The Daily News, an article from the Feb. 17 session of Huntingdon County Central Court incorrectly stated Matthew D. More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Jacob Hicks  Date of Birth: Nov. 27, 1992  Age: 23 years old  Height: 5 feet, 8 inches  Weight: 140 pounds  Eye color: unknown  Hair color: unknown  Last known address(es): Mount Union.  More...

Final trail leg expected to open by early summer

The H&BT Rail Trail Advisory Committee learned Thursday night the final leg of the 10.06-mile H&BT Rail Trail to Tatesville, Bedford County, is expected to be open for use by early summer.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Feb. 20 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. Sunday, Feb. 21 More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pacers top Thunder 101-98

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Monta Ellis scored 27 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-98 on Friday night. More...

Steelers’ tight end Heath Miller retires

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Heath Miller stood at his locker last month, the sting of a playoff loss at Denver still fresh in the Pittsburgh Steelers tight end’s mind.  The thought of going through the process all over again was too much to co More...

BK Racing surprise of Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Robert Richardson Jr. More...

Religion News

Pope suggests contraception can be condoned in Zika crisis

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has suggested that women threatened with the Zika virus could use artificial contraception, saying there’s a clear moral difference between aborting a fetus and preventing a pregnancy.  More...

Religion Briefs

Sanders rallies support from leaders   COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’s “no biblical scholar,” but he agrees with the verse that says, “Without vision, the people will perish.”  More...

Birthday group holds monthly luncheon

The birthday group of the First Baptist Church of Three Springs met for its monthly lunch Feb. 10 at Spring Creek Diner. Gay Fleck took prayer requests and led the group in prayer before the meal. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Feb. 22, 2016:  More...

Reaching out to others

Bountiful Blessings program offers aid at three sites

For county residents living on limited incomes, necessities like personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies can almost become luxuries as budgets are stretched thin to cover food, shelter and clothing needs.  This is where Bountiful Blessings More...

Drivers advised of anti-skid deposits

As the snow and ice begins to recede from the roadways once again, motorists may find a hidden hazard exposed.  Anti-skid material, spread to provide augmented traction in snowy or icy conditions, builds up at the side and center of roadways, as More...

Avian flu prevention to aid poultry owners

Poultry producers in the state are urged to establish biosecurity plans; otherwise, they won’t qualify for indemnity payments if any birds in their flock contract high pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).  More...

World  Free Access 

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author has died at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Harper Lee, the elusive novelist whose child’s-eye view of racial injustice in a small Southern town, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” became standard reading for millions of young people and an Oscar-winning film, has More...

Actress returns to Cambodia as director for Netflix movie

BATTAMBANG, Cambodia (AP) — Between bites of spicy Cambodian curry and fried fish with rice, Angelina Jolie Pitt explains how this tiny country with a tumultuous past changed the course of her life.  More...

Court hears hospital show death case

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A widow urged New York’s highest court Thursday to reinstate a lawsuit involving a television episode featuring her husband’s treatment and death at a New York hospital.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

McVeytown woman wins $13.2 million lottery prize

75 Years Ago  Company A, 103rd Quartermaster Regiment, Huntingdon’s National Guard, was inducted into federal service. More...

Local Sports

Area advances 16 wrestlers to semifinals

District 6-AA Wrestling Championship:

All the hard work this season created momentum for all the locals heading into the District 6-AA meet at the Altoona Field House Friday. More...

Bearcat boys site and time announced

District Six officials announced late Friday morning that the Huntingdon vs. Forest Hills District 6-AAA quarterfinal game will be played at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Hollidaysburg Senior High School. More...

Juniata opens with 9-0 loss to Salisbury

Women’s Tennis:

The Juniata women’s tennis team started their season against regionally ranked Salisbury on Friday afternoon. The Eagles lost by the score of 9-0.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Lauren Palmateer who turns 13 years old tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. She is the daughter of Tanner and Tressa Palmateer of Virginia. More...

Area woman matched with hearing dog

Huntingdon County recently gained a new community member who both lives and works in the area, certified hearing and service dog, Wellie. More...

Next Elco breakfast scheduled

Those attending the most recently Elco group breakfast in January included Mary Utley, Jody Sunderland and Shirley Beck.  The next breakfast is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at Donna’s Family Restaurant in the Mat Plaza. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Coworker may have medical issue

Dear Annie: I am a manager of a small company. The problem is, one employee burps uncontrollably throughout the day. She seems shocked every time it happens. More...

Doctor K

Hearing aids today are better, smaller

DEAR DOCTOR K: My hearing is going. Before I get a hearing aid, I’m told I need a hearing test. How will the test help?  More...

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