December 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Hiking events offered over holiday weekend

There are numerous ways to start the new year, why not start it with an adventure? This is what many residents across the state will be doing as guided hiking groups take to the forests despite the cold weather.  More...

Panel delays decision to release killer follower

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A two-member parole panel delayed making a decision Thursday on whether to release an accomplice of cult killer Charles Manson who is the longestserving female inmate in California. More...

Local News

Barree Twp. teen facing assault charges

A 17-year-old Barree Township male is facing charges related to an alleged sexual assault incident dating back to 2015.  State police at Huntingdon report the incident took place between Nov. 1 and Dec. More...

Police Log

Criminal mischief   More...

On Their Way

Name: Hannah Feagley  Age: 9 years old  From: Petersburg  Parents: Glenn and Cindee Feagley  School: I’m in third grade at Juniata Valley Elementary School.  More...

World  Free Access 

US levels sanctions against Russia

HONOLULU (AP) — The United States is unleashing a string of sanctions and other punitive measures against Russia amid allegations that it engaged in cyber-meddling in the U.S. More...

Palestinians pin hopes on Paris summit

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — After a pair of diplomatic victories, the Palestinians are now setting their sights on a Mideast peace conference in France next month in a bid to rally support as they prepare for the uncertainty of the Trump adminis More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 30   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  More...

Local Sports

Conestoga Valley Wrestling Tournament:

Bearcats advance four to semis

After a disappointing showing at the King of the Mountain Tournament earlier this month, the Huntingdon wrestling team has made some strides. More...

Women’s Basketball:

Juniata surges late to beat Arcadia 94-75

In a game that seemed destined for three-plus quarters to go down to the very final seconds before a winner could be decision, Juniata’s women took charge over the final five minutes and turned a nail-biter into a rout. More...

Men’s Basketball:

Eagles’ rally falls short in 66-57 loss to Alvernia

The Juniata men’s basketball team returned to the hardwood Thursday night after a nine-day break to play Alvernia in the Al Senavitis Memorial Tournament hosted by DeSales University. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jaylea Inch, who turns 2 years old today, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Her proud parents are Justin and Jamie Inch of Calvin. More...

MUAHS Class of 1966 celebrates 50 years

The Mount Union Area High School Class of 1966 celebrated its 50th class anniversary reunion Aug. 19-21. The class members and guests met at various places, participating in various activities on their golden anniversary celebration.  More...

Stew perfect for cold winter days

Few dishes match a season better than stew matches winter. Stew is an ideal meal for cold days. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Close colleague

Dear Annie: A woman recently started to get close with my husband at work. She always finds excuses to ask him to do things with her alone. From what I heard before meeting her, she sounded smart and fun. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Extend battery at the cellular level

Dear Readers: Here are a few very good ways to extend the BATTERY LIFE of your cellphone. More...

Ohio man dies in UTV crash

An Ohio man lost his life in an accident involving a side-by-side utility task vehicle (UTV) on his property in Hopewell Township Dec. More...

President judge reflects on 2016

With 2016 almost in the books, Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic is reflecting on a year that was both busy and exciting.  More...

Area jobless rate dropped in Nov.

The unemployment for Huntingdon County dropped for the second month in a row in November, but rates locally are still higher than both the national and state averages.  More...

PSU Students continue storm water study

The semester’s over for the Penn State University (PSU) students in charge of the storm water issues in Cree Manor, Walker Township, and they have made progress in their assessment, putting them a few steps closer to solving the flooding and mo More...

State  Free Access 

Cosby, a year later: Will he seek deal or prepare for trial?

NORRISTOWN (AP) — Bill Cosby is starting 2017 in a legal dragnet that has only tightened around him since his stunning arrest a year ago.  Cosby was charged with aggravated sexual assault on Dec. More...

State again leads US in Lyme disease cases

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania again leads the nation in reported cases of Lyme disease, according to tracking conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  More...

Homeowners file suit over undisclosed sewer lines

The largest investorowned water utility in Pennsylvania closed Thursday on its $195 million purchase of Scranton’s sewer system amid a lawsuit filed by homeowners who say the Scranton Sewer Authority offered them a pittance for easements that s More...

General News

New technology offers hope for struggling timber

RIDDLE, Ore. (AP) — John Redfield watches with pride as his son moves a laser-guided precision saw the size of a semitruck wheel into place over a massive panel of wood.  More...

Humanoid robot Pepper is amusing, but is it practical?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While merrily chirping, dancing and posing for selfies, a robot named Pepper looks like another expensive toy at a San Francisco mall. But don’t dismiss it as mere child’s play.  More...

More US citizens consider college in Canada

For some college-bound students distressed by the election of Donald Trump, Canada is calling.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Basketball:

Gonzaga grinds Pepperdine 92-62

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nigel Williams-Goss and Przemek Karnowski each scored 16 points as No. More...

Women’s Basktball:

UConn holds off Maryland 87-81

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Katie Lou Samuelson scored 17 of her 23 points in the second half, and topranked Connecticut held off No. 4 Maryland 87-81 on Thursday night for its 87th consecutive victory.  More...

Pinturault wins

SANTA CATERINA VALFURVA, Italy (AP) — Alexis Pinturault won an Alpine combined race to match Jean- Claude Killy for the French record with his 18th World Cup victory.  Pinturault edged overall World Cup leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria by More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

Note: Bigar’s Stars is based on the degree of your sun at birth. The sign name is simply a label astrologers put on a set of degrees for convenience. More...

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