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Leadership students visit task force group

Members of the Homeless Task Force heard an update from Leadership Huntingdon County during a Tuesday morning meeting regarding opportunities to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness as well as the Out of the Cold Huntingdon County (OOTC-HC) p More...

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Police Log

Retail theft   SMITHFIELD TWP. — Heather Bilger, 28, Huntingdon, has been charged with retail theft by state police at Huntingdon for attempting to walk out of Wal-Mart with items she didn’t pay for at 2 p.m. Nov. 21. More...

World  Free Access 

Recovery begins as rains help put out wildfires

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — After nearly 24 hours of drenching rain helped quench a series of devastating wildfires in eastern Tennessee, local officials turned to cleanup and recovery efforts even as they battled their own personal crises.  More...

Attacker was ‘nice guy’ but unknown to many

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Somali-born student who injured nearly a dozen people in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University showed few signs of bitterness despite what must have been a difficult early life, and he even danced onto the st More...

Man caught speeding had license suspended 46 times

CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 1   Soup Kitchen o 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 

Men’s Basketball:

Indiana knocks off North Carolina 76-67

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — OG Anunoby scored 16 points, James Blackmon Jr. had 14 and Robert Johnson added 11 Wednesday night, leading No. 13 Indiana past No. 3 North Carolina 76-67 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. More...

Women’s Basketball:

No. 1 Notre Dame holds off Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Brianna Turner scored 15 points, Arike Ogunbowale added 14 points and No. 1 Notre Dame held off Iowa 73-58 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.  Lindsay Allen added 11 points for the Irish (7-0). More...

Big Ten Championship:

Wisconsin gets lift from Jet Sweep

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The first key to executing a successful jet sweep at No. 6 Wisconsin can be summarized in two words by receivers coach Ted Gilmore.  “Run scared,” Gilmore said Wednesday.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Levi W. Dysard, who turns 6 years old today, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. His proud parents are Marcie and Percy Dysard of Huntingdon. More...

Celebrate birthdays in The Daily News

Celebrate your child’s birthday by putting his or picture in The Daily News. Following are guidelines for submitting information about your child and his or her special day.  More...

Helping furry friends

April Duvall celebrated her 9th birthday Nov. 14 at the Holiday Bowl in Mill Creek. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t give up hope

Dear Annie: My nephew, “Bill,” married “Helen.” Helen had a 2-year-old son, “Dylan.” Helen told Bill that Dylan’s father had given up his parental rights, so Bill legally and happily adopted baby Dylan.  More...

Doctor K

Goodbye and thank you

DEAR READERS: Elton John sang that “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word,” but for me the hardest word is “Goodbye.” Every goodbye is an ending. Long before life ends, individual pieces of that life end. More...

Special Sections

Protest charges dropped by DA

Charges have been dropped against three individuals arrested for protesting treeclearing efforts on a Union Township property owned by Stephen and Ellen Gerhart in March.  More...

Recount will not likely sway results

A recount of votes from the Nov. 8 election has been requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, but the results of any recount in the state are unlikely to change the outcome of the election.  More...

UGI gas cost rate to go up 1 percent

UGI Central Penn Gas (UGI) announced its purchased gas cost rates will increase slightly today, Thursday, Dec. 1. As a result, the average residential heating customer’s bill will rise by 1.1 percent.  More...

Local Penn State fans make plans for game

Faithful Penn State fans from Huntingdon County are gearing up for Saturday’s Big 10 Championship game in Indianapolis and say the game is just one more notch in what’s been an exciting football season.  For many fans attending the g More...

State  Free Access 

Campus critters are nuts for Penn State’s ‘Squirrel Girl’

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State students know her as the Squirrel Whisperer, or even Squirrel Girl. More...

Philadelphia area teacher suspended for election remarks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia public school teacher has been suspended after the district says she made “racially insensitive and discriminatory remarks” following this year’s presidential election.  The dis More...

Judge adds $5M to McQueary’s $7M verdict

HARRISBURG (AP) — A former Penn State assistant football coach’s treatment by the school after Jerry Sandusky was arrested entitles him to more than $12 million, a judge said Wednesday in a ruling that substantially increased last month&r More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Construction to begin on Porter Twp. store

75 Years Ago  John K. Barben, Huntingdon, was named foreman of the Grand Jury for the December term of court in Huntingdon County, which convened with Judge Chester D. Fetterhoff presiding.  More...

Local Sports

Women’s Basketball:

Juniata handles Wilkes for fourth straight win

Juniata’s women got balanced scoring and cruised to an 88-58 non-conference victory over Wilkes Wednesday night in Memorial Gym. It was the fourth straight win for the Eagles, now 4-2 on the season. More...

Photo

Huntingdon sophomore Bryant Speck earned high honors at the Stephon Tuitt/Markus Wheaton football camp last summer. More...

Editorial

Around the State

Small businesses are the backbone, Nov. 28   Last weekend, while Americans were recovering from their Thanksgiving feasting, the nation’s retailers were having their Super Bowl.  More...

You Should Know

Q: Why is the Big Ten Championship football game in Indianapolis, Indiana?  More...

Our Readers Write

Tirade was rude, ignorant  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   This is in response to Charlie Bierbach’s op-ed published Nov. 29.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Promoting dairy products

Huntingdon Tractor Supply Co. store manager Jake Speck welcomed the Huntingdon County Dairy Promotion team to his store in the Lake Raystown Shopping Plaza in Smithfield Township Nov. 5. More...

4-H members compete at state show

Area 4-H members who exhibited horse projects for the 2016 show season and qualified for state competition competed at the state 4-H Horse Show at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg Oct. More...

Butter is better

Have you ever thought about the nutritional value of butter? If you cook, bake or even pop popcorn, I’m sure you have. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 2, 2016:  More...

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