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Bear cub scratches MU juvenile

Wildlife conservation officers were called to the area of Wrangletown Road in Shirley Township Thursday to investigate an incident involving a bear cub which scratched a female juvenile.  More...

More funds granted to LIHEAP recipients

Any Huntingdon County residents who may have applied for LIHEAP crisis grants in the 2015-16 heating season may be eligible for additional money.  The state Department of Human Services announced Thursday that residents who applied will be eligi More...

Local News

Uncut grass remains an issue in Shirley Twp.

Uncut grass remained an issue for the Shirley Township supervisors at their meeting Thursday night.  Code enforcement officer Rick Wilson asked if the township’s grass ordinance could be amended to make the minimum fine higher.  More...

Orbisonia man to serve SCI time for burglary

An Orbisonia man will spend time in state prison for a 2015 burglary after being sentenced in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

Huntingdon man sentenced for DUI

A Huntingdon man was sentenced to an intermediate punishment program for driving under the influence in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

World  Free Access 

Nuts to that; Hershey rejects kiss from chocolate competitor

NEW YORK (AP) — Hershey on Thursday rejected a takeover offer from Oreo maker Mondelez that would bring some of the world’s best known cookies and chocolates under one company.  More...

Obama legacy: Immigration stands as most glaring failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after the Supreme Court sent his immigration policy into legal limbo, President Barack Obama huddled around a long conference table in the Roosevelt Room with disappointed activists. More...

US takes Thailand off human trafficking blacklist

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States removed Thailand from its human trafficking blacklist on Thursday, though forced labor remains widespread in the nation’s lucrative seafood industry.  The State Department made the assessment in it More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Indians down Blue Jays for 13th straight win

TORONTO (AP) — Carlos Carrasco struck out a season high 14, Jason Kipnis and Rajai Davis hit solo home runs and the Cleveland Indians matched a franchise record by winning their 13th consecutive game Thursday night, beating the Toronto Blue Jay More...

Chanticleers win first title 4-3

College World Series:

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Qualifier Cepelova ousts Muguruza

LONDON (AP) — Garbine Muguruza’s first major tournament as a reigning Grand Slam champion didn’t last long.  Less than a month after winning the French Open, the second-seeded Spaniard was beaten in the second round of Wimbledo More...

School News

Local woman completes study abroad program

Charlotte Yelnosky of Huntingdon recently completed a faculty-led study abroad experience to Eastern Europe as part of the King’s College Geographies of Europe Series. More...

Mount Aloysius holds graduation

During the Mount Aloysius College commencement exercises, college president Tom Foley conferred associate, bachelor and master degrees on nearly 300 students.  More...

Huntingdon man named to honor society

Wheaton College student Caleb Acker of Huntingdon was recently inducted into the Eta Beta Rho National Hebrew Language and Literature Honor Society. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, July 2, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Budget waits for approval

The Pennsylvania legislature has once again passed an on-time budget, but that budget is still awaiting gubernatorial approval.  In a 47-3 Senate vote earlier this week and a 144-54 House of Representatives vote Thursday evening, the state&rsquo More...

Weekend weather great for boating

Daily News Staff Writers  With a beautiful weekend forecast, the county’s waterways and outdoor recreation facilities are expected to be busy.  Nick Krupa, project manager with the U.S. More...

Local experts urge safe fireworks use

The fuse is getting shorter on fireworks season, with pyrotechnic sales skyrocketing in anticipation of the Fourth of July weekend and experts remind the public to remember safety in the midst of the excitement.  Although fireworks tents are pop More...

State  Free Access 

Two teens charged after boy fatally shot in face

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two teenagers have been charged in a 13-year-old boy’s death after he was fatally shot in the face after the group found the gun and were playing with it in the backyard of a Philadelphia home, authorities said Thursda More...

School board OKs new super despite resume concerns

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A superintendent who faced questions about information on his resume and possible plagiarism can begin his new job this week after the Pittsburgh Public Schools board rejected one member’s request to rescind the hiring.& More...

Child sex abuse prosecution, lawsuits bill passes Senate

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate voted unanimously Thursday to lift time limits for some perpetrators of child sexual abuse to be sued by their victims and prosecuted by authorities, amid fresh Roman Catholic Church scandals in Pennsyl More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Bald eagle fledglings set to take flight

75 Years Ago  The mammoth bicycle parade for the evening of July 3 is growing in proportions daily through increased interest shown by individual citizens and community organizations. The Huntingdon Playgrounds is sponsoring the event.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, July 1   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

Local Sports

Hollidaysburg rallies to beat Huntingdon

District 11 9-10 LL:

Huntingdon’s 9-10 yearold all-stars were sitting pretty in its first game of the District 11 Little League tournament Thursday against visiting Hollidaysburg. The locals were winning 12-3 after four innings.  More...

Curve down Baysox 6-2

Altoona Curve starter Tyler Eppler tied a career-best by striking out six batters in his six scoreless innings of work, defeating the Bowie Baysox 6-2 Thursday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  Eppler (6-5) struck out four Baysox batters in h More...

People/Pastimes

Alumni society announces new president

The Penn State College of Education Alumni Society Board has announced its new membership. Tonnie DeVecchis-Kerr, Class of 1979, who completed graduate work in 1992, is the incoming president. More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ellah Melissa Dolan, who turns 5 years old today, Friday, July 1, 2016. Her loving parents are Eric and Missy Dolan of Entriken.  More...

Eight common household items you may need to replace regularly

There are items in your home that you know to replace on a regular basis, such as a toothbrush, air conditioner filter or water heater. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Blacking out at college

Dear Annie: I’m a 21-year-old college junior. I love college for every reason you would think.  I love the autonomy to select my own classes and study the things that interest me. I love the freedom to make my own schedule. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Taking flight

Dear Heloise: What do I absolutely need to know about TRAVELING WITH MEDS? — Tracy G., Salem, Mass.  Tracy, there are some do’s and don’ts, especially if traveling by commercial airlines. More...

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