May 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Riders emphasize motorcycle safety

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and members of ABATE Highlanders Chapter 55 are doing things to help educate the public about sharing the road with motorcycles.  One big way ABATE members are educating is by making their way through co More...

Triathletes compete on H&BT Rail Trail

Intermittent rainfall failed to dampen the spirits of 35 participants in this year’s H&BT Rail Trail Triathlon Saturday in Broad Top Township. The land and waterbased recreational event was sponsored by Rails to Trails of Bedford County. More...

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Local News

Meth lab discovered in Saxton woman’s home

A Saxton woman is in jail this morning after state police at Bedford discovered an active methamphetamine lab in her Spring Street home Friday afternoon. More...

Candidates to run for local office

Huntingdon Borough  The following seats are open for Huntingdon Borough. More...

Police Log

Missing person   More...

General News

Unfair labor practices charged at Volkswagen’s US plant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

GOP lawmaker warns health care bill is a ‘tweak’ of Obamacare

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — After campaigning on repealing the health care law and voting to gut it, an Iowa Republican is cautioning constituents fearful of losing coverage that the House GOP replacement is just “a tweak of Obamacare&rdquo More...

People/Pastimes

Redbud Quilt Guild annual quilt show

Skip Steinbeiser of Sinking Valley was named as the People’s Choice Award winner at the annual Redbud Quilt Guild Quilt Show April 28 and 29 at the Huntingdon Community Center for his design wh More...

AristaCare at Huntingdon Park

Veteran Gaius Isett, left, worked with Michelle Ayers to package a collection of snacks, books, puzzles and cards into boxes for active military personnel as part of a project at AristaCare at Huntin More...

Births

Matthew Gross and Stacey Lantz of Mount Union are proud to announce the birth of their son, Logan Raymond Gross, at 1:13 p.m. May 4, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. More...

Senior Spotlight

Ten tricks to keep in mind!

Be honest with yourself: when it comes time to exercise your brain, do you tend to give up quickly? It is very useful for people over 50 to be well informed regarding their memory and to fight slowly but surely against memory problems. More...

When divorce threatens “older” couples

June is Senior’s Month, making it a great occasion to become truly aware of the fact that human contact protects us from isolation. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Thinking of moving on from partner

Dear Annie: I have been living with my partner for 36 years. By all outside appearances, he is a very good man. And in many ways, he is. But in the important ways, he is not. More...

Hints from Heloise

Contribute to honeymoon as wedding gift

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about asking wedding guests to fund a couple’s honeymoon: More...

Special Sections

Court supports pipeline order

An order upholding a decision regarding Sunoco Pipeline LP’s ability to exercise eminent domain authority in Huntingdon County was filed by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania this morning, Monday, May 15. More...

Sons give time to clean up cemetery

Just as they’ve done for the past few years, members of the Sons of the American Legion from the Cloyd K. Davis American Legion Post 150, Petersburg, did their spring cleanup at Neff Cemetery in Logan Township to prepare for Memorial Day. More...

Legislator plans series of town hall meetings

A series of town hall meetings will provide an opportunity for residents of the 81st Legislative District to voice their concerns to state Rep. Rich Irvin. The first of the town hall meetings will take place at 6 p.m. More...

State  Free Access 

Speeding Amtrak engineer charged in deadly 2015 crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The state’s top prosecutor on Friday charged a speeding Amtrak engineer with causing a catastrophe, involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in a deadly 2015 derailment that came after he accelerated to 106 mph on a 5 More...

Man acquitted of rape charges sues for expulsion

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man is suing his former university, saying officials wrongly suspended him days before graduation over two separate rape allegations he was later acquitted of.  More...

DNA tests tell LeMoyne Center youth who they are

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alexandra Berumen thought she was European and Mexican. Wrong. Serena Pierce thought she was Italian and German. Wrong. Deitrick Stogner thought he was African-American. Partly wrong. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, May 15 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

Curve hold off Fisher Cats

The Altoona Curve held off a late rally from the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, beating the Toronto Blue Jays Double-A affiliate 6-4 Sunday afternoon at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Yankees settle for split with Astros

NEW YORK (AP) — George Springer and Alex Bregman paid tribute to Derek Jeter in their own way — with memorable first-inning home runs off Masahiro Tanaka. More...

Derek Jeter’s No. 2 retired by Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter held a microphone and spoke without notes to the crowd that filled sold-out Yankee Stadium. His No. More...

Nationals salvage split with Phillies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ace Max Scherzer endured a scary line drive to grind out six innings, Michael Taylor hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth and Washington overcame another dodgy bullpen outing in the nightcap for a doubleheader split. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 1:50 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, May 16, 2017: More...

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