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MU councilman resigns from seat

Mount Union Borough is seeking residents to fill several vacancies created Wednesday night when the board approved councilman Richard Newman’s resignation. More...

Therapist’s work on display at Art Space

A local therapist is exhibiting her oil and acrylic paintings in a new exhibit at the Art Space on Fourth Street in Huntingdon beginning Friday, May 6.  The exhibit, called “Life Challenges,” demonstrates how Kristina Krohnemann of H More...

State  Free Access 

Cosby tries again to delay case, get charges tossed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is trying again to delay hearings in his criminal case while he fights to get the sex-assault charges in Pennsylvania dismissed.  The actor-comedian asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to review last w More...

Possible flaw in weld coating cited in pipeline blast

Investigators have found evidence of corrosion on a natural gas pipeline that exploded in a massive fireball in Pennsylvania last week, scorching trees a quarter mile away, damaging homes and burning a fleeing homeowner, the federal pipeline safety a More...

Study: State had backlog of 1,850 untested rape kits

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania police agencies had a backlog of just over 1,850 untested rape kits at the end of last year, according to the first statewide study under a 2015 law that revamped procedures for handling sexual assault evidence an More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Made for TV movie features local resident

75 Years Ago  Local Draft Board No. 2 at Huntingdon called seven young men from the area to report for induction under Call No. 10 May 14. The men will report to headquarters in the courthouse and will leave on Train N. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 5   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cubs finish sweep of Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Zobrist hit a three-run homer, Anthony Rizzo also connected and Jon Lester worked out of a pair of jams to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Wednesday for a three-game sweep.  More...

Cavs down Hawks 123-98 for 2-0 lead

CLEVELAND (AP) — Your shot, Warriors.  Dropping jumpers from every corner and angle, the Cleveland Cavaliers drained an NBA record 25 3-pointers — the most in any regular season or playoff game — during a 123-98 runaway win ove More...

Hornqvist goal gives Pens 3-1 lead

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist makes a living by working in tight spaces. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Candice Alexis Nelson who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, May 5, 2016. Her proud parents are Jessica Stevens and Jonathan Nelson of Huntingdon.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to David Richard Woodring Jr. who turns 12 years old today, Thursday, May 5, 2016. He is the son of David and Angela Woodring of Petersburg. More...

Garden club plans annual plant sale

The Standing Stone Garden Club (SSGC) invites the community to its annual plant and bake sale to be held at Portstown Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 7.  More...

Doctor K

Walk farther, faster and more for weight loss

DEAR DOCTOR K: When I first started walking for exercise, I lost some weight. Since then, my weight has plateaued. How can I adjust my walking routine to start losing weight again?  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM GEICO 500

1. Stock-car takeoffs   The Talladega race produced wrecks that sent three different stock cars soaring in the air. Chris Buescher got the worst of it in the No. 34 Ford. He went up in the air and barrel-rolled several times. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

After all that carnage, you see hope?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Bruised feelings   More...

Residents work to buy pet kits

When emergencies strike, responders must be prepared for whatever they encounter and a local effort is geared toward ensuring that preparation includes being equipped to care for pets as well.  More...

Event supports environmental center

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center in Barree Township will host its annual Birding Cup Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, to help fund upcoming renovations to the facility.  More...

County’s home show will begin tomorrow

Folks looking for ideas for renovations and other home projects will want to make plans to stop by the Huntingdon County Home & Outdoor Show Friday, May 6, through Sunday, May 8, at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds.  The show will feature m More...

Jobs

Local News

Wood Twp. leaders discuss drainage project

A discussion of plans for the start-up of a major water drainage project in Robertsdale headed the Wood Township Supervisor’s monthly agenda Wednesday evening. More...

Mapleton man charged by state AG’s office

The state Office of the Attorney General’s Child Predator Section has charged a Mapleton man with possessing and disseminating child pornography.  Clarence Stapleton, 71, confined to the Huntingdon County Jail, is charged with disseminatin More...

Central court cases sent to higher court

Charges against two men were bound over for a higher court during a morning-only session of Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  Cody A. More...

World  Free Access 

Hulu live-streaming service to be offered in 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Hulu will offer a live-streaming service in 2017 that will offer a mix of cable and broadcast programming as well as news, sports and events.  That pits the streaming service against similar offerings from Dish’s Slin More...

Government reports drop in overall crime in nation’s schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.  More...

CDC: Preschoolers with ADHD often given drugs before therapy

NEW YORK (AP) — Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say.  More...

Local Sports

Bearcat rally falls short of Tigers 9-8

High School Baseball:

Huntingdon’s baseball team made a strong surge late with four runs in the top of the seventh inning Wednesday at Hollidaysburg. More...

Hornets win one, lose one at Claysburg

Juniata Valley was able to play its doubleheader at Claysburg-Kimmel Wednesday and came back with a split. The Hornets won the completion of a suspended game 9-6, then dropped full game afterwards 6-5.  More...

Juniata rolls to 6-0 win over Catholic

Landmark Tennis Semifinal:

The Juniata men’s tennis team hosted Catholic at the Summit Tennis & Athletic Club in the Landmark Tournament Semifinals Wednesday afternoon. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Ralph Ferrari and Gary Snare, with their backs to the camera, walked with a group of scouts on Memorial Day 1969, the birth of Huntingdon’s American flag program, in downtown Huntingdon. More...

Around the State

Why does Pa. Make it so hard to vote?, May 1   Congratulations. More...

Our Readers Write

School board should vote against tier one busing  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Alternate dairy princess to seek 2016 county title

The 2016 Huntingdon County Dairy Princess pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. More...

Tractor Supply help families ‘get growing’

Tractor Supply Co. in the Lake Raystown Shopping Court in Smithfield Township is inviting parents to unlock the hidden potential of their backyard with a family garden.  More...

Ag groups seek exemption from scrutiny

NEW YORK (AP) — Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like “The Incredible, Edible Egg” and “Pork, the Other White Meat” from public scrutiny of their internal o More...

Annie's Mailbox

Look into nearby assisted living facilities

Dear Annie: My mother has always been a strong presence in my life. Growing up, I couldn’t do anything right. She took things away from me and redid them, or stood over me and directed. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 6, 2016:  More...

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