July 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Blood drive held in teacher’s memory

In an effort to give back to the community and honor the memory of a longtime LPN instructor, a group of Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) students held a blood drive Friday at the HCCTC campus in Brady Township.  More...

AAA merger nixed by state’s governor

Efforts by Gov. More...

Jobs

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: John Giles  Date of Birth: July 9, 1970  Age: 47 years old  Height: 6 feet, 3 inches  Weight: 275 pounds  Eye color: Blue  Hair color: Brown  Last known address(es): Huntingdon  Wanted for: Failure to app More...

Homecoming little miss crowned

Homecoming festivities continued at the Lions Club picnic grounds in the twin boroughs Friday night, including the crowning of royalty. More...

Police Log

Criminal mischief   More...

Local Sports

Sunderland resigns post at Manheim

Former Mount Union wrestling standout Troy Sunderland has resigned after eight years at head wrestling coach at Manheim Central High School.  Sunderland, a three-time PIAA finalist and two-time champion while in high school, continued his career More...

Curve game postponed

Friday night’s game between the Altoona Curve and Trenton Thunder was postponed due to rain. The game will made up as part of a double-header Saturday, August 12 at 4:30 p.m. at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  More...

People/Pastimes

Library to host program for middle schoolers

Huntingdon County Library will host a program called “Stepping Up to Middle School” for children entering middle school at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...

What to know before setting out on camping trip

Comedian Jim Gaffigan often jokes that camping is a tradition in his wife’s family, but he’s what people would consider “indoorsy.” Gaffigan notes that the idea of burning a couple of vacation days sleeping on the ground outsi More...

Share scouting adventures in The Daily News

Share the excitement of Boy and Girl Scouting with Daily News readers. From Klondike Derbies to “Be Your Best” clothing drives and all those projects in-between — let your troops be recognized in print for their efforts.  More...

School News

Residents’ granddaughter earns college degree

Rachel Marie Cox graduated from Texas A & M University May 11 with a bachelor of arts degree in English and a minor in communication.  More...

Mapleton woman among Bloomsburg graduates

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has recently released its list of spring 2017 graduates. Among the candidates for bachelor’s and master’s degrees, was Kyndra Woods of Mapleton, who earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Needing help to fight a lender

Dear Annie: My wife and I are in our mid- 70s, are retired and have been living in our lovely home for 10 years. In 2011, because of the loss of our incomes, we took out a reverse mortgage. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, July 31, 2017:  More...

Judge to decide road ownership

Attorneys involved in the Springfield Township Bratton Road dispute will have the opportunity to state their final arguments before Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz Monday, five months after trial was last in session.  The dispute be More...

Grants and loans awarded to boros.

The governor’s office recently announced a county municipal authority and a borough in neighboring Mifflin County will receive grant and loan money from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) for “drinking water, More...

Two National Night Out events planned

Huntingdon and Mapleton boroughs will join communities across the United States in observing National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 1. Now in its third year, Mapleton’s National Night Out event will be held from 7-9 p.m. More...

General News

A patchwork of justice for juvenile lifers

DETROIT (AP) — Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines, hands cuffed in front of navy prison scrubs.  More...

President heads to NY towns hit by gang violence

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of gang killings in New York’s Long Island suburbs, many involving teenage victims, has caught the attention of President Donald Trump, who is scheduled to travel Friday to one of the towns hit hardest by the violen More...

Psychologists fight blame for CIA’s interrogation tactics

SEATTLE (AP) — The two psychologists who helped design the CIA’s harsh interrogation methods used in the war on terror are battling with a civil liberties group over their responsibility for detainees being subjected to waterboarding and More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, July 29   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Capsules of the Class of 2017 to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday:  More...

Thompson, Altherr lead Phils to win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Thompson didn’t have time for nerves or negative thoughts.  Thompson pitched five scoreless innings in an emergency start and Aaron Altherr homered twice to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 10-3 victory ov More...

Parker’s triple-double helps Sparks top Stars

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Candace Parker had 11 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists to become the sixth WNBA player with a triple-double, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the San Antonio Stars 85-73 on Friday night.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Religion News

Muslim prayers end peacefully at Jerusalem mosque

Prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque ended peacefully Friday amid two weeks of unrest over security at a major holy site in Jerusalem, Israeli police said, but violence flared in the West Bank, where a Palestinian was killed after he attacked soldiers.  More...

The Conversation: Why a 2,500-year-old Hebrew poem still matters

At sundown on July 31, Jews around the world will observe Tisha B’av, the most somber of Jewish holidays. It commemorates the destruction of the two temples in Jerusalem, first by the Babylonians and then, almost seven centuries later, in A.D. More...

Officials say 7,000 IS affiliates remain in Iraq

High-ranking Iraqi security officials say up to 7,000 Islamic State group affiliates remain in Iraq after the fall of Mosul, where the group’s leader declared the self-styled caliphate three years ago.  More...

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