June 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Attorney retires after 42 years

Edson “Ned” Crafts, who has worked as an attorney in Huntingdon County since his arrival in the area in 1974, will retire today, marking the conclusion of a 42-year career. More...

Individuals, groups sought for bat count

Area residents, civic organizations and other groups are encouraged to help count bats to help collect colony bat data this summer. More...

Local News

Rodeo comes to town

Shelton Murphy of Alabama competed in the bareback riding event at the Central Pennsylvania Rodeo Sunday afternoon at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds. More...

Police Log

Theft   More...

Judge sentences drug defendants in common pleas court

A Mount Union woman entered pleas and was sentenced on drug- and theft-related charges in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday. More...

General News

Senate to vote on gun control

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats get their long-sought votes on gun control a week after the massacre in Orlando, Florida, but election year politics and the powerful National Rifle Association dim any prospects for changes in the nation’s law More...

Local Sports

Hesston Wrap-up

The Hesston Five Star Speedway presented its fourth racing program in just 15 days Saturday night and produced several first time winners for the season.  More...

Curve finish sweep of Yard Goats

The Altoona Curve scored all of their runs in the sixth inning and Jared Lakind extended his franchise-best single-season scoreless streak to outlast the Hartford Yard Goats 3-2 in the homestand finale Sunday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Correction

An error was made regarding Mount Union’s baseball final stats for the 2016 season.  A game was entered twice in the spreadsheet, which skewed the individual and team numbers for the Trojans.  The numbers are being re-crunched and a More...

People/Pastimes

Smooth the ride for dogs with motion sickness

Because the symptoms of canine motion sickness can mimic several other problems, many pet owners may not realize their dogs suffer from this condition. More...

Happy Birthday

Children’s birthday announcements may now be submitted online via The Daily News website at www.huntingdondailynews.com. For more information, call the People and Pastimes editor at 643-4047, ext. 132.   More...

The Dollar Stretcher

Summer breeze Who doesn’t enjoy a cool summer breeze? I created my own. I took a two-liter soda bottle, filled it with water and froze it. Now, when I’m watching TV, I place the frozen bottle in front of an oscillating fan. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t be unkind

Dear Annie: About 30 years ago, my husband became friends with “Rob,” who was personable and fun. However, Rob’s wife, “Doris,” was unpleasant to be around. More...

Hints from Heloise

A ‘berry’ bad lady?

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about grocery store shoppers. More...

Special Sections

One killed, one injured in crash

An early morning crash in Porter Township today claimed the life of one person and sent another to a regional hospital for treatment of injuries.  The identities of the drivers, both male, were unavailable at press time.  The two-vehicle ac More...

Abbreviated TM Relay raises funds

The 2016 Tussey Mountain Relay For Life ceremony raised a total of $8,488 toward the fight for cancer. The abbreviated event was held Saturday evening at the Tussey Mountain High School cafeteria.  More...

Week marks importance of pollinators

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is working this week to promote pollinators in the environment.  “We are joining in the national effort to raise awareness on pollinators,” explained Tara Whitsel, USACE park ranger. More...

State  Free Access 

Juvenile lifers await chance for parole after US ruling

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It’s been six months since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some 2,500 “juvenile lifers” could seek a chance at parole for their childhood crimes, but only a few aging inmates have walked out of prison. More...

Final budget stretch starts with issues unresolved

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature are heading into the final stretch to approve an on-time budget for the 2016- 17 fiscal year that begins July 1. More...

Church sign on Ramadan drew angry call, posting

DALLASTOWN, (AP) — A pastor is decrying an angry phone message and social media posting from a school board member who’s also a Republican convention delegate about a church sign that reads: “Wishing a blessed Ramadan to our Muslim More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, June 20 AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800- 445-6262 or 944-2982. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Giants beat Rays 5-1 for eighth straight win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Belt homered, Joe Panik hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Sunday for their eighth straight win. More...

Coastal Carolina upsets Florida 2-1

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Andrew Beckwith matched his career high with seven strikeouts, Zach Remillard doubled and tripled in runs, and Coastal Carolina upset No. More...

New Sunday theme

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Senior Spotlight

Increasing divorce rate for the over 50s

According to a recent U.S. study, the divorce rate for people aged 50 or more has doubled over the last 20 years. More...

Baby boomers travel off the beaten path

Victor Hugo once wrote that 40 is the old age of youth but that 50 is the youth of old age. More...

It’s nice to be important but it’s even more important to be nice!

Many people can’t get away from the notion that seniors just sit around in rocking chairs and watch TV all day. Yet nothing could be further from the truth! More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Capricorn. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, June 21, 2016: More...

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