June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans support ‘stolen valor’ bill

State legislators are currently considering a piece of legislation that would make it crime to misrepresent military service or honors.  House Bill 2050 is currently in the state Senate judiciary appropriations committee after the measure had pa More...

Creation concerts draw large crowds

Nashville-based Christian pop band For King and Country opened its concert with confetti cannons on the main stage of the 37th annual Creation Northeast festival Wednesday night at Agape Farm, Shirle More...

Local News

Accidents close roadway twice

Huntingdon Borough Police were called to investigate a pair of motor vehicle accidents which occurred along Warm Springs Avenue Wednesday. More...

Man waives preliminary hearing

A former Huntingdon man sentenced earlier this month for shooting his friend in 2011 waived a preliminary hearing on driving under the influence charges in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

World  Free Access 

Getting overdose antidote with painkillers may cut ER visits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Overdoses don’t happen just to heroin addicts — patients who legally use strong painkillers called opioids are at risk in the nation’s epidemic, too. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Area firefighters attend convention

75 Years Ago  A dust explosion ripped through an isolated section of Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Co.’s McIntyre mine, 12 miles west of Indiana, Pa., severely burning 18 miners and leaving 15 or 16 unaccounted for.  More...

Local Sports

Hollidaysburg rolls past Huntingdon

District 11 11-12 LL:

Huntingdon won its opening game in the 11-12 District 11 Little League all-star tournament Monday, and held an early 4-1 lead at Hollidaysburg Wednesday. More...

B-Mets thrash Curve

The Altoona Curve were touched for six runs in the seventh inning, and for eight runs total after the fifth frame as the Binghamton Mets took the series rubber match 13-4 Wednesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

An anonymous contributor provided The Daily News with an undated photo purported to show the first jet ski on Raystown Lake. More...

Around the State

He’s the candidate: The GOP games to derail Trump should cease, June 28   The “dump Trump” movement is back. Back for one last defeat.  More...

What others are saying

The miserable catch 22 of mental illness

I’m depressed.  I’ve dealt with mental health issues for decades now. Nothing fancy or interesting like multiple personalities or hallucinations. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Chocolate milk has health benefits

Many people have the idea that chocolate milk is bad for you because it has added sugar, which is bad for teeth. Or that it has too many carbohydrates, which may make you fat. These theories actually aren’t true. More...

Rodeo ropes in funds for Tyrone school

It was one of the best years for ticket sales in 12 years of the Central Pennsylvania Rodeo, held at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds June 17-19 to benefit St. Matthew School of Tyrone.  More...

Quarantine ordered to minimize boxwood blight

State officials hosted an educational update regarding boxwood blight, a fungal disease that causes sudden leaf loss and sometimes death of the popular broadleaf evergreen shrubs. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Columnists say goodbye

Dear Readers: For the past 14 years, we have done our best to advise, consult, admonish and assuage. We are writing today with tears in our eyes as we say farewell. More...

Doctor K

Cardiology sub-specialists cover a range of problems

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have high cholesterol and high blood pressure, so I know I’m at increased risk for heart disease. Should I see a cardiologist? More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT SONOMA

1. Road racing   Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen, both road-course venues, have consistently delivered some of NASCAR’s best racing each season. More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Old guys   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers  So, all is well now with Tony Stewart?   More...

Blueprint group seeks assistance

The Juniata River Blueprint Communities (JRBC) core group is seeking groups and individuals with an interest in Mount Union and Mapleton boroughs and Shirley Township to come forward with ideas to help improve the community.  More...

Holiday traffic expected to be heavy

As the Fourth of July five-day weekend begins today, it is estimated it will be one of the most traveled holidays in recent years, according to Central Penn AAA in Harrisburg. More...

Markets move toward recovery after ‘Brexit’

One week ago today, the United Kingdom’s landmark decision to leave the European Union sent shock waves through global stock markets, leaving many investors with questions as to the likely impact.  More...

State  Free Access 

Senate advances House budget bill with funding in limbo

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate took quick action on the House’s just-passed budget package Wednesday, a day before the state government’s fiscal-year deadline, although divisions remained over how to pay for the nearly $3 More...

US judge tosses suit against reclusive cleric

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that a reclusive Muslim cleric in Pennsylvania orchestrated human rights abuses in his native Turkey, ruling the claims did not belong in U.S. More...

Man who helped cop subdue gunman among winners

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A civilian who helped a New York police officer subdue a gunman who had already fatally shot another officer is one of 23 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism announced Thursday.  M. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 30   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 

Phillies win 7-4 to finish sweep of Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) — Pinchhitter Tyler Goeddel hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Philadelphia Phillies completed their first sweep at Chase Field in 10 years with a 9-8 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.  More...

Stamkos re-signs with Tampa Bay

Steven Stamkos insisted all along that he wanted to stay put in Tampa Bay to win the Stanley Cup.  The two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner as the NHL’s leading goal scorer gave himself that opportunity Wednesday, re-signing with the Lig More...

Federer beats Willis in straight sets

LONDON (AP) — How much money might you be willing to pay for the once-ina lifetime chance to play tennis against Roger Federer on Centre Court at Wimbledon?  Or merely for the chance to emerge from the tunnel leading out to the green grass More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Warriors Mark couple marks 70th anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Russell and Myrtle (Ellenberger) Harpster of Warriors Mark who celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, June 30, 2016. They were united in marriage in 1946 by the Rev. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Hayes Shandon Kratzer who turns 8 years old today, Thursday, June 30, 2016. He is the son of Torrie DiBella of Rockhill. More...

Happy Anniversary

Hesston couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Beverly and Kenneth Hinkle of Hesston who celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, June 30, 2016. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Taurus if born before 2:44 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 1, 2016:  More...

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