November 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

New DN column to feature history

Premiering in today’s Daily News is a new column, “Echoes from the Past,” penned by longtime area historian and writer Ron Morgan.  The weekly historical sketches will be published weekly on page 9 every Wednesday, replacing t More...

Heating assistance available to residents

As of Nov. 1, residents with low income can begin applying for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a grant that provides grants to help pay heating bills.  More...

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Police Log

Terroristic threats   More...

Columnist to spotlight county’s history

“We cannot ignore history, we will be remembered in spite of ourselves.” — Abraham Lincoln  More...

Old-Time Photo

A rare scene, the Diamond Valley Railroad operated in northern Huntingdon County during the latter half of the 19th century. Little remains of the right of way today. More...

World  Free Access 

Two officers killed in ambush-style attacks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two Des Moines area police officers were shot to death while sitting in their patrol cars early Wednesday in what authorities described as separate ambush-style attacks, and police said they are searching for a known sus More...

Recording may help explain crash

BALTIMORE (AP) — Investigators hope an autopsy, a survivor and recording equipment will help explain why a school bus slammed into a commuter bus in Baltimore, killing both drivers and four public transit passengers.  More...

Money for Indian land buys will come up short

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An ambitious effort to restore tribal control over huge areas of privately owned land on American Indian reservations is projected to run out of money with millions of acres still unaddressed, according to a U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 2   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  Salvation Army  More...

Local Sports

District 6-A Volleyball:

Huskies sweep Hornets out of postseason play

The Juniata Valley volleyball team had one good set against second-seeded Bishop Carroll in Tuesday’s District 6-A quarterfinal match in Ebensburg. It wasn’t enough as the Huskies eliminated the Hornets 3-0. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 11:05 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016:  More...

Jobless rate up for September

For the fourth consecutive month, the unemployment rate for Huntingdon County went up in September.  The rate was measured at 7.7 percent, the highest it’s been in three years, according to the monthly report released Tuesday by the state More...

Leaders talk Crooked Creek update

The Smithfield Township Supervisors heard an update during their monthly meeting Tuesday night regarding a proposed project to remove shoaling on Crooked Creek.  The creek has become more narrow due to shoaling, which is buildup of sediment in t More...

Lifesharing highlight of open house event

Those interested in learning how they can make a difference in the lives of those with an intellectual disability are invited to attend the lifesharing open house from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Comfort Inn, Huntingdon. More...

State  Free Access 

Transit strike enters second day

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Commuters in Philadelphia are facing another day of transportation woes Wednesday as a transit strike enters its second day.  More...

Officers argue against residency requirement

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An attorney representing Pittsburgh police told state Supreme Court justices Tuesday that officers want residency requirements removed for reasons of safety and quality education for their children.  More...

Eagles player charged

A Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver was charged Tuesday with possession of a 9mm handgun without a permit and having a small amount of marijuana after he was pulled over for speeding, according to a court complaint. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Retired local businessman and civic leader dies

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon County electors will go to the polls on Tuesday and cast ballots for the candidates of their choice for two state offices, three county offices and numerous municipal offices.  More...

Business News

Woman to offer personal shopping service

Shopping can be a chore even in ideal conditions, but add in difficulties with mobility or transportation or even an overbooked schedule, and it can present a significant challenge.  Kathy Hawk of Shirley Township serving as “Your Personal More...

MU native joins Daily News staff

Daily News readers may have recognized a new byline in the last month.  Heath H. More...

Kish Bancorp third quarter financial results announced

William Hayes, chairman, president and CEO of Kish Bank and Kish Bancorp, has announced unaudited financial results for the period ending Sept. 30.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

World Series:

Cubs win 9-3, forcing one more game

CLEVELAND (AP) — One more game. For everything. Either a 108-year World Series championship drought will come to an end, or another that’s lasted 68 years. Hysteria for one fan base, more heartbreak for the other. Cubs vs. More...

Remarkable moments from seventh games

The Chicago Cubs have played 178 games this season, the Cleveland Indians 175. Wednesday night, they get one chance to make them all worth it. More...

Alabama tops first playoff rankings

Texas A&M was ranked fourth behind Alabama, Clemson and Michigan in the season’s first College Football Playoff rankings. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Dealing with crunch time at work

Dear Annie: I am a 25-year-old woman working at a small company with an open floor plan in a nice, spacious office.  I sit near “Sarah,” who seems irritable about a lot of things, including the sound of eating or drinking. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Come clean on cutting board

Dear Heloise: My husband insists that WASHING A CUTTING BOARD with only hot water only and no soap is sufficient to kill any bacteria after cutting raw poultry, beef and pork. I think he is very wrong. Please settle our dispute. More...

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