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Rock falls common in fluctuating temps

Traditionally, when spring arrives with a major thaw and heavy rain after a long winter of frozen conditions it can dislodge rocks along steep roadway slopes and cause problems. More...

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Animals removed from Union Twp. property

Responding to tips, members of the Pennsylvania SPCA removed 25 animals from unfit conditions in Union Township Jan. More...

Police Log

Harassment   MOUNT UNION BORO. — State police at Huntingdon are investigating an incident in which a male struck a 22-year-old male Jan. 13.  Crash   More...

Shavers Creek firefighters honored at banquet

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Oscar “O.J.” Johnston was the guest speaker at the annual fire company banquet for Shavers Creek Volunteer Fire Co. Sunday evening.  More...

General News

Activist shifted from dreamer to radical

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For Abdul Aliy-Muhammad, the Martin Luther King Jr. he learned about as a child was a man of love, peace and racial harmony, a gifted orator.  More...

Ringling Bros. circus to close

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May. More...

Attorney General pushes for police accountability

BALTIMORE (AP) — As a younger lawyer, Loretta Lynch prosecuted New York police officers who sodomized a Haitian immigrant in a precinct bathroom. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Steelers kick six field goals to beat Chiefs 18-16

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Boswell’s pinpoint right leg and Le’Veon Bell’s two dancing feet. They do call it football, after all. Indeed, Bell spent much of Sunday watching the film “Happy Feet.” More...

Rodgers leads Packers to 34-31 win over Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Aaron Rodgers didn’t need another Hail Mary this time.  Maybe just call it a “Half Mary.”  More...

Harden leads Rockets past Nets 137-112

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in his 12th triple-double of the season and the Houston Rockets easily ended their first losing streak of the season by beating the Brooklyn Nets 137-112 on Sunday night. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF comes from a reader whose frustrations center around the bags inside breakfast-cereal boxes. More...

Special Sections

Juniata campus tops for beauty

Juniata College has been ranked the fourth most beautiful college campus in the state by www.lendedu.com, after Franklin and Marshall College, Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. More...

Exchange program founds longstanding friendship

Student exchange programs have long provided teens with an opportunity to study in a different country, experience new environments and form friendships like one forged in Huntingdon in 1985.  More...

County prothonotary, staff had busy year

The office of prothonotary had a very busy year in 2016, and it has the numbers to prove it.  There was an increase of approximately 150 criminal cases compared to 2015.  According to Huntingdon County Prothonotary, Kay Coons, filings are u More...

State  Free Access 

Accordionists plan to have a ball at inaugural gala

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump will bring a significant slice of Slovenia to Washington, D.C., next week. So will a couple of brothers from Washington County.  More...

Former pro wrestler dies at age 73

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former pro wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died at his son-in-law’s home in Florida. He was 73. More...

Man convicted of murder of person found in river

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of a man whose body was later found in a West Virginia river. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Jan. 16 AIDS Intervention o The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800-445-6262 or 944- 2982. More...

Local Sports

Oliver wins title, Huntingdon 17th

Escape the Rock Wrestling Tournament:

Senior Jacob Oliver continues to tack on more accomplishments to an already stellar scholastic wrestling career. More...

Halle Herrington leads Mounties over Bearcats

Girls’ Basketball:

Huntingdon ran into the Halle Herrington show Saturday afternoon in a rescheduled Mountain League contest at Philipsburg-Osceola. More...

Rangers pull away from Eagles 88-73

Men’s Basketball:

The Juniata College men’s basketball team led much of the first half against visiting Drew University Saturday afternoon, but a couple threepointers by the Rangers’ Riley Collins in the final two minutes of the half gave Drew a 33-28 adva More...

People/Pastimes

RW&BT firefighters look back on 2016

Ancil Neuder, 35, of Robertsdale was honored as the Robertsdale, Wood & Broad Top Volunteer Fire Co.’s Firefighter of the Year during ceremonies held Saturday evening. More...

Annie's Mailbox

A suspicious trip

Dear Annie: My wife and I are in our 30s and live next to a very kind gentleman in his 60s, whose wife passed away four years ago. We get along very well with him and have been very generous in looking after him. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Virgo if born before 6:12 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017: More...

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