March 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Dog owners urged to buy new license

March is Dog License Awareness Month in Pennsylvania and state and local officials are reminding dog owners the importance of licensing canines.  More...

Regional deer harvest numbers stable

While the state Game Commission (PGC) reported this week released deer harvest results were up slightly across the state last year, data shows that locally, the deer population and harvest rates are stable and relatively consistent.  More...

Jobs

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Matthew Scott Fessler  Date of Birth: May 23, 1982  Age: 34 years old  Height: 6 feet, 3 inches  Weight: 180 pounds  Eye color: Hazel  Hair color: Black  Last known address(es): James Creek  Wanted for: F More...

Alexandria Library

A book is an adventure waiting to happen. Check out these new books at the library:  More...

Business donation accepted by HASDEF

The Huntingdon Area School District Educational Foundation (HASDEF) recently accepted a generous check from Andy Cipar, right, of the Jack M Shuck Agency. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, March 18   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623.  More...

Local Sports

NCAA Wrestling Championship:

Retherford, Nolf in final matches

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Penn State’s Zain Retherford was among seven wrestlers remaining unbeaten and advancing to the finals in the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Friday night.  More...

Juniata swept in CVC match

Following a nearly twoweek layoff, the Juniata men’s volleyball team returned to the court as they faced off against Continental Volleyball Conference rival Marymount Friday night. More...

Hornet girls at DuBois today at 5 p.m.

The Juniata Valley girls basketball team will be headed to DuBois this evening for its PIAA-1A quarterfinal contest with Kennedy Catholic (24-1). Tip-off is 5 p.m.  More...

People/Pastimes

Saltillo Girl Scouts

Huntingdon County Dairy Princess Katie Anderson visited with the members of the Saltillo Girl Scouts recently to discuss the benefits of milk and taught them how to make butter. More...

Strategies to improve teen driver safety

Learning to drive and receiving a driver’s license makes for some exciting times for young drivers. More...

Annie's Mailbox

In desperate need of a kidney

Dear Annie: I’m a 41-yearold man who is in desperate need of a kidney transplant. Both of my kidneys are failing. I’ve been on dialysis for 13 years, three days a week for four hours each time. More...

Special Sections

Jurors find man guilty of crimes

It took a jury of eight men and four women less than one hour to find a Mapleton man guilty on all counts Friday evening.  More...

Services available for abuse victims

After additional charges were filed this week against a Mapleton man accused of multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor, state police are urging any area residents with additional information to come forward. More...

Vaccination vital in fighting mumps

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there have been 1,077 reported cases of mumps in the United States from Jan. 1 through Feb. More...

World  Free Access 

Rare monk seal dies in fish farm off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii.  More...

US soldiers train for jungle warfare

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Army soldiers finished wading across a stream in a rainforest in Hawaii, and they were soaked. Their boots and socks were water-logged and their clothes, hair and ears were caked with mud.  More...

General News

Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks, spurs new debate on cost

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that’s likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should cost.  More...

Administration fights Syrian’s travel ban lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge should let President Donald Trump’s travel ban apply to a Syrian family trying to relocate to Wisconsin, U.S. Justice Department attorneys argue in a new court filing.  More...

Turning ‘Ulysses’ into a virtual reality game

BOSTON (AP) — Students are developing a virtual reality game based on James Joyce’s “Ulysses” as part of a class at Boston College.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament:

Rhode Island tops Creighton, USC edges SMU

MIDWEST REGION  Michigan 92, Oklahoma State 91   INDIANAPOLIS — Derrick Walton Jr. scored 26 points and Michigan made 16 3-pointers Friday to hold off Oklahoma State 92-91 in the first round of the Midwest Regional.  More...

Pelicans beat Rockets without Cousins

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Solomon Hill scored a careerhigh 30 points and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame the absence of All-Star DeMarcus Cousins in a 128- 112 upset over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.  Anthony Davis had 24 points and 15 More...

Logano wins Phoenix pole

AVONDALE, Ariz. More...

Religion News

In sect that shuns medicine, case against pastor is novel

READING — A pastor in a fundamentalist Christian sect that rejects doctors and drugs has been charged in the death of a child — his own granddaughter — from medical neglect. More...

Columbia pastor faces stalled reunion with refugee family

COLUMBIA, Mo. More...

Christian movement growing rapidly

In August of 2011, more than 30,000 people cheered wildly as the then U.S. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces if born before 6:29 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Sun will be in Aries. The Moon is in Sagittarius until 11:31 a.m. (ET), when it enters Capricorn.   HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, March 20, 2017:  More...

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