April 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Poultry operators should remain alert

Though there have been no cases of high-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) detected in birds so far this year in the state, commercial and backyard poultry operators are still taking proper biosecurity measures, according to the state Department of Ag More...

MU robbery suspect still sought by police

The investigation continues into the reported armed robbery that took place April 1 at a Mount Union Borough business, according to Mount Union Borough Police Department Cpl. Robert Lippmann.  More...

Local News

Police Log

Harassment SHIRLEY TWP. — A victim told state police at Huntingdon they received a threatening voicemail message at 9:44 p.m. March 5. The incident remains under investigation. More...

News of Yesteryear

Area cave rescuers to lend aid at national park rescue

75 Years Ago  More...

General News

Princeton to keep name despite racist views

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Woodrow Wilson’s name will remain on Princeton University’s public policy school, despite calls to remove it because the former U.S. More...

Orders for lower-price Tesla reach 276,000

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors’ CEO says worldwide orders for a new lower-priced electric car hit 276,000 during the weekend. CEO Elon Musk posted the number Sunday on his Twitter feed. He says if the trend continues orders will hit 500,000. More...

California governor set to approve highest minimum wage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s governor is setting in motion the most populous state’s climb toward the nation’s highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Royals down Mets; Pirates beat Cards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The reigning champion Kansas City Royals picked up where they left off in November, beating Matt Harvey and the New York Mets 4-3 on Sunday night in the first opening day rematch of a World Series. More...

Blackhawks hold off Bruins 6-4

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane had three goals and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks raced to a six-goal lead in the second period before hanging on for a 6-4 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday.  Kane’s scoring spree gave him 100 po More...

Ko wins first LPGA major of season

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Lydia Ko took advantage of Ariya Jutanugarn’s late collapse to win the ANA Inspiration on Sunday for her second straight major victory and second LPGA Tour win a row. More...

Senior Spotlight

Keep your heart running strong into your golden years

Heart health should be a concern for people of all ages, but especially so for men and women over 50. More...

Popular sports for seniors

Age doesn’t have to stop older men and women from enjoying their favorite sports. More...

Exercise and aging

Addressing common concerns about exercise after 50

Exercise is an essential element of a healthy lifestyle. Including exercise in your daily routine can lower your risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and exercise can even sharpen mental acuity, reduce anxiety and improve mood.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Parents and siblings have fallen into a pattern

Dear Annie: I am a 12-year-old boy, and I hate my life. I am the youngest of five, but there is a huge age difference. My siblings are aged 29 to 35. My parents are in their mid-50s.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Don’t put this lid on it!

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about flip-top cans. A reader wrote: “I don’t have the strength in my hands to pull flip-top cans open. More...

Special Sections

State’s primary may be crucial

The state’s spring primary election may be a major decider in the selection for the nation’s next president. “For the Republicans, Donald Trump is trying to get a majority of the delegates,” explained Dr. More...

Online EMT class offered in county

Beginning Saturday, May 14, those wishing to become an emergency medical technician (EMT) will have the opportunity to take part in a new “hybrid” online course being offered to those 16 and older through the Harrisburg Area Community Col More...

Community members empty bowls

Volunteer Brittany Jasper, right, served bowls of soup to participants at the 10th annual Empty Bowls dinner Saturday in the Baker Refectory in Ellis Hall on the Juniata College campus. More...

State  Free Access 

Amtrak to run as scheduled after deadly derailment

CHESTER (AP) — Amtrak said its trains will run as regularly scheduled Monday, as federal officials investigate the deadly derailment outside Philadelphia after a train struck heavy equipment on the tracks.  More...

Feds may seek racketeering suit for clergy abuse

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal prosecutor may file a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese where a state grand jury found two former bishops helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by more than 50 clergy over a 40- More...

Dispute threatens future of paddle wheel cruise boat

ERIE (AP) — The future of a paddle wheel vessel that offers cruises on northwest Pennsylvania’s Presque Isle Bay is in doubt due to a long-running financial dispute.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, April 4 Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m. AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623. More...

Local Sports

Juniata sweeps Cairn; secures playoff berth

Men’s Volleyball:

Needing a straight set victory over Cairn to secure a spot in the upcoming Continental Volleyball Conference Tournament, the Juniata men’s volleyball team did just that. More...

Eagles split with Drew for first LC victory

College Softball:

Lindsey Kosicki’s two-out single in the seventh inning scored two runs and gave Juniata softball a 6-4 win over Drew for its first Landmark win of the season in the first game of a doubleheader. More...

Drew sweeps JC

College Baseball:

The Drew Rangers pitching staff played lights out on the way to a doubleheader sweep of Juniata Saturday afternoon. Drew took game one by a 6-1 decision and held off the Eagles 3-2 in game two. More...

People/Pastimes

29th Annual Pennwriters Conference scheduled for May

The 29th Annual Pennwriters Conference will be held Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22, at the Eden Resort and Suites in Lancaster. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Lexus Woodring who turns 17 years old today, Monday, April 4, 2016. Lexus is the daughter of David and Angela Woodring of Petersburg. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Pisces. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, April 5, 2016 More...

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