August 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials offering training summit

A free training summit focused on transportation will be offered Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Alexandria Fire Hall.  More...

Game Commission calls for turkey count

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is calling on the public for aid in their turkey survey through the month of August, and encourages reporting any sightings on its website.  More...

State  Free Access 

Aide: Pennsylvania attorney general asked me to block probe

NORRISTOWN (AP) — A former top aide to Pennsylvania’s attorney general testified Wednesday his “heart sank a little” when his boss asked him to try to block a special investigation into a grand jury leak.  More...

Amtrak settlements silencing crash victims

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak has started settling lawsuits with victims of last year’s deadly derailment in Philadelphia, and lawyers involved in the process say a strict confidentiality provision prevents them and their clients from talkin More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Local property owners may get school tax refunds

75 Years Ago  Tomorrow is the last day when any citizen may be registered to cast his or her ballot at the Primary Election Sept. 9. More...

Overlay option preferred in 717 area code change

HARRISBURG (AP) — The state Public Utility Commission is addressing a looming shortage of telephone numbers in central Pennsylvania by hearing from people who live in the 16-county region that currently uses the 717 area code.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

What to Watch

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Day 6 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, rugby, track cycling, swimming, fencing, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local):  GYMNASTICS  More...

Gray skies and murky water

Olympic Roundup:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Skies and pools both darkened Wednesday as the sunsplashed Olympics in Rio de Janeiro gave way to gray clouds and murky green waters.  The Rio Games were drenched in rain and continued questions about why the diving w More...

Americans come up short of quarterfinals

Rugby Sevens:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nate Ebner couldn’t really have set up more of a dramatic finish for the U.S. team at the Olympics.  More...

People/Pastimes

Crowd enjoys senior citizen activities at fair

Being older was definitely better Wednesday at the Huntingdon County Fair as a crowd gathered at the Midway Stage to enjoy the eighth annual Senior Citizens Activities.  “We felt we needed to have a special day for the seniors in our commu More...

Special Occasions

Aug. 11, 2016  Happy anniversary wishes go out to Pam and Mark Hess of Huntingdon who celebrate their 43rd wedding anniversary today, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. Happy anniversary, Pam and Mark!   More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 12, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Fair reaches midpoint

Showers dampen attendance; volunteer honored

Heavy and frequent storms Wednesday night might have dampened folks’ plans to head to the Huntingdon County Fair, but it did not dampen the spirit of those dedicated to telling the story of agriculture.  More...

Storms bring heavy rain to county

As the county remains under a drought watch, the sight of rain and thunderstorms that swept through the county Wednesday and evening was probably a welcome sight for many.  Though the National Weather Service bureau in State College had not rece More...

Local party chairs urge respectful contest

The Republican and Democratic exhibition booths sit directly across from each other in Laney Hall at the fair, and they have for years. More...

Local News

Tractor parade draws crowd

A crowd filled the benches in front of the main office at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds Wednesday as Aden Russell of the Petersburg area drove a 1964 Case 830 displayed by Bill Hawn in the antiqu More...

Rabies cases reported in area

The state Department of Agriculture released a rabies alert for Huntingdon County recently. A cat found on Metztown Road, Allensville, in Brady Township, tested positive for rabies.  More...

State police sergeant hears Penn Twp. concerns

Pennsylvania State Police Sgt. More...

World  Free Access 

‘American Crime Story’ writers focusing on Hurricane Katrina

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — As “The People v. O.J. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 11   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...

Local Sports

Curve rally falls short

The Altoona Curve scored the final two runs of the game, but fell to the Harrisburg Senators 5-2 Wednesday at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  Altoona (63-52) scored only in the seventh and ninth frames to see its franchise record ten-game home winni More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Ellen (Dell) Miller of McVeytown shared this photo dated either 1951 or 1952 of the Mapleton 4-H Club. Mrs. Joyce Dell and Mrs. Mary McMullen were the group’s leaders. More...

Around the State

State must get handle on OT, Aug. 7 The $250 million in overtime costs Pennsylvania paid out to state workers last year is an eye-opening number. More...

Our Readers Write

It’s overpopulation  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Annie's Mailbox

I know what you’re hiding

Dear Annie: My daughterin law is telling people that she is cheating on my son and that they are so far in debt they should file for bankruptcy. The person she told came to me and told me this. More...

Doctor K

Babies and pregnant women should eat other grains than rice

DEAR DOCTOR K: You recently wrote about the dangers of feeding rice cereal to babies. Can you tell me more about this? What should I give my baby instead?  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM WATKINS GLEN

1. Extra bumping   In case you switched off the TV at the checkered flag, Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 78 Toyota bumped and banged Brad Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford all the way around the cooldown lap. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

Who’s that new face atop the points standings?   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves

Do we need more road-course races in NASCAR?  GODSPEAK: The two roadcourse races this year are in the top five of my best races of the season so far.   More...

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