August 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

First case of WNV detected in state

The state Departments of Health and Environmental Protection announced this week the first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) has been found in Montgomery County.  In light of that, both departments are urging residents to stay protected from m More...

Fire damages church’s future youth center

Members of the Robertsdale Church of God who spent countless hours renovating a two-story, double-sided duplex in Robertsdale for a youth center watched their dreams literally go up in smoke Thursday morning.  More...

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Local News

Search for man concludes along Juniata River

After over 12 hours of searching, fire and diver units concluded the search for a 78-year-old male subject, now deceased.  Reports of a missing person who had been fly-fishing along the banks of the Juniata River in Wayne Township, Mifflin Count More...

Police Log

Suicide attempt   MILLER TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report a 22-year-old male jumped into the Standing Stone Creek after consuming a handful of pills at 7:57 a.m. July 29. More...

Horse performance classes judged at fair

Patti Drew of Wellsboro judged horse performance classes at the Huntingdon County Fair Tuesday. Results, in order beginning with first place, are as follows:  Western Equitation Sr. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Sibling duo suspects of regional armed robberies

75 Years Ago Evelyn Edmondson, 17, Tyrone, was killed yesterday afternoon at Bland’s Park, near Tyrone, and three other young Tyrone persons were injured when the cable supporting a car of the airplane swing snapped causing the car to crash int More...

Local Sports

Six-run sixth powers Curve to 9-4 victory

The Altoona Curve knocked off the Reading Fightin Phils 9-4 behind a six-run sixth inning Thursday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Hartslog Valley couple marks 60th anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Nevin and Patricia (Waterman) Bomboy of Hartslog Valley Road, Huntingdon, who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Friday, July 28, 2017. They were united in marriage in 1957 at St. More...

Friends of the Woods plan for yard sale

Friends of the Woods, the auxiliary to the Westminster Woods retirement community, met Aug. 3. More...

Floral entries provide outstanding display

Neary Hall was nearly bursting with blooms, with a wide variety of specimens entered at the 2017 Huntingdon County Fair.  Floral exhibits champion were Virginia LeCrone, who won Best of Show for both specimen and arrangements and Julia Cutshall, More...

Annie's Mailbox

Debate over proper method of cleaning dishes

Dear Annie: This is a constant debate in my house, and I am sure it is in others. I would like to know your opinion on this. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Sweet smell of samples

Dear Heloise: When I travel, I like to pack those PERFUME SAMPLES that come in magazines. That way, I don’t have to worry about my perfume bottles breaking or leaking, and I get to try different perfumes. — Jama C., North Port, Fla.  More...

Special Sections

Breaking News - 8/11/2017 5:56 PM

Rain floods Portstown Arch  Free Access 

Motorists are being asked to avoid the Portstown Arch in Huntingdon Borough, as heavy rains have caused at least a foot of water to back up and flood the area.  Daily News staff writer April Feagley is at the scene and will provide more inf More...

House discusses ideas for budget

After the state Senate passed a plan to help fund the $32 billion spending plan for the state budget earlier this month, members of the state House have been looking at plans to help fund it, but have not officially brought anything forward yet.  More...

New locations added on walking trail

Walk Huntingdon, an initiative that reminds Huntingdon residents that “it is not too far to walk,” plans to add a new element to the tech-savy urban trail. More...

‘Pop Up! Library’ program to begin

The Huntingdon County Library will launch a new county-wide initiative with a “Pop Up! Library” program to be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Raystown Lake Visitors Center in Hesston. More...

State  Free Access 

More video shows Penn State pledge stumbling before death

BELLEFONTE (AP) — Prosecutors in the criminal case against a Penn State fraternity and 18 of its members related to the death of a pledge after an alcohol-fueled hazing ceremony played new video footage of the pledge in the hours before help wa More...

Former executive settles with service over bad dates

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A retired corporate executive said in a lawsuit that she spent $150,000 on a matchmaking service that set her up with a string of highly incompatible suitors, including men who were married, mentally unstable or felons. More...

Ex-worker sues county over disability standards

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A fired district court law clerk sued a Pennsylvania county’s retirement system, saying it hasn’t set forth clear guidelines to determine how and when employees qualify for disability pensions.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 11   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous o Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Darvish pitches Dodgers to 8-6 win over D-Backs

PHOENIX (AP) — National League batting average leader Justin Turner and Kike Hernandez drove in a combined five runs, helping Yu Darvish pick up his second win in as many starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers in their 8-6 victory over the Arizona More...

Kisner, Olesen share PGA lead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Spieth felt like he was “free rolling” coming into the PGA Championship, the only major keeping him from the career Grand Slam.  He just didn’t anticipate greens rolling like this.  More...

Dickerson homer earns win for Rays

Rays 4, Indians 1 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Corey Dickerson’s three-run homer in the eighth inning carried the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-1 win over Cleveland. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017:  More...

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