July 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Parents accused of caging children

A Wood Township couple is currently incarcerated on allegations they locked three children, ages 13, 10 and 6, in a dog cage in the basement of their home located at 166 Hickory St., Wood Town- ship, Huntingdon County. More...

Synthetic drugs still an issue in county

In the midst of the area’s opioid epidemic, awareness of other drugs remains important — especially synthetic drugs, which can be dangerous and are readily available. More...

State  Free Access 

Heat wave, drought showing no signs of slowing down

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The heat wave gripping parts of the country including Philadelphia, where tens of thousands are descending upon the city for the Democratic National Convention this week, is not going away anytime soon and will hit a peak Mo More...

Sanders, delegates to meet privately amid lingering angst

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amid lingering angst over the primary process, Bernie Sanders has a chance to encourage his supporters to embrace party unity.  More...

Twenty-eight injured in crash involving bus

YEADON (AP) — More than two dozen people have been injured in a crash involving a bus, a Jeep and a tractor-trailer.  It happened Sunday evening in Yeadon, just outside of Philadelphia.  Officials say the Jeep pulled out of a drivewa More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, July 25 AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For additional information, please call 643- 0623. Al-Anon p Al-Anon family group will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cabrera single caps White Sox rally to beat Tigers 5-4

CHICAGO (AP) — Melky Cabrera drove in Adam Eaton with a game-ending single in the ninth inning after closer David Robertson gave up three home runs in the top half to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers hours aft More...

Vegas wins in Canada; US wins team event

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Jhonattan Vegas birdied his way off Glen Abbey and waited to see if anyone could catch him. No one could. More...

Griffey, Piazza enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Staring out at their families and tens of thousands of fans who hung on every word, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame in a ceremony tinged with tears all around. More...

People/Pastimes

Apples bring flavor for a perfect picnic

There’s nothing like the perfect picnic or barbecue to slow down and reconnect with friends and family. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Mason Edward Clark, who turns 3 years old today, Monday, July 25, 2016. He is the son of Amber Clark of Petersburg. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Young office slacker

Dear Annie: I run a small real estate development firm with only three employees. I research and bring in the deals. My partner manages the dayto day operations, and we have one general administrative assistant. More...

Hints from Heloise

The game of life?

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about how kids are being entertained. The reader wrote: “My concern is for the young. When my husband and I were raising our children, we spent time with them and had conversations with them. More...

Special Sections

Fire consumes overs 60 acres

Volunteer firefighters, along with crews from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), spent a good part of the weekend battling a stubborn wildfire in Porter Township.  More...

Democrats encouraged to mobilize

The theme for the fourth annual Huntingdon County Democratic Committee’s Lee R. Wilson Memorial Corn Boil Saturday evening was to inspire local Democrats in the county to mobilize and to inspire people to vote.  More...

Allegrippis Trail receives magazine honor

The Allegrippis Trail has received yet another honor, being named one of Bicyling Magazine’s “Wow Rides” for 2016.  More...

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Local News

First human tests positive for WNV

State officials are reporting the first human West Nile Virus detection of 2016. More...

Voluntary water restrictions requested in Huntingdon Borough

HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon Borough manager Bill Wheeler has requested borough residents voluntarily restrict water usage and abstain from watering lawns, plants or shrubs and washing cars.  It is hoped enough water will be conserved through v More...

Police Log

Access device fraud PENN TWP. — State police at Huntingdon are investigating a report of someone who used the identity of a victim at Runk Brothers Lane to write an electronic check at a Bon Ton in Hagerstown, Maryland, between 8 a.m. More...

General News

Athletes using sports platforms to push for social change

Athletes today are using their platforms as sports celebrities to bring attention to the violence that has erupted across the country and recently Carmelo Anthony has been one of the most outspoken.  More...

Gas prices drop 7 cents to $2.22 a gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline has dropped 7 cents over the past three weeks to $2.22 a gallon for regular grade. More...

Local Sports

Curve use big inning to win 6-1

The Altoona Curve exploded for six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and defeated the Akron RubberDucks 6-1 Sunday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field to back a strong start by Tyler Eppler.  More...

Huntingdon tops Mount Union for Area crown

Huntingdon advanced into Sunday’s Area Five VFW Teener championship game of the 15-16 age division with an unblemished mark, following a 5-3 win over Mount Union and a 15-0 annihilation of Penns Valley in four innings during Saturday’s po More...

State College knocks out Mount Union 14-8

Section Four 10-11 LL:

The season ended for the Mount Union 10-11 all-stars Saturday evening with their second loss of the double-elimination Section Four Tournament. They were beaten 14-8 by State College. More...

Senior Spotlight

10 safety strategies for senior care

Have you done everything you can to make sure you and your home are safe and sound? Use the following checklist to see if there’s more you can do. More...

Medication mismanagement can be prevented

Medication management is an important issue for seniors and their families. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aries if born before 5:37 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 26, 2016: More...

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