August 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Inaugural ‘Pop Up! Library’ draws interest

The first-ever “Pop Up! Library” event Saturday afternoon invited adults and kids to explore science and technolo- gy on the lawn in front of the Raystown Lake Visitors Center in Hesston. More...

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Local News

Giant customers alerted to recall of MMM Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

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Bench warant issued for man charged in Mifflin Co. drug bust

A bench warrant was issued today for a Farrell man who pleaded guilty to drug charges involved with a 2016 drug bust in Newton Hamilton.  More...

Deceased man identified

State police at Lewistown have released the name of the man who was found deceased following a search along the banks of the Juniata River near Kistler Borough, Mifflin County, Aug. More...

General News

‘El Chapo’ seeking new lawyers in US drug trafficking case

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman wants to hire new lawyers in his U.S. drug trafficking case, but there’s questions about how they’ll get paid.  More...

Key witness in Indonesia corruption case dies in US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who killed himself during an armed Los Angeles standoff last week was an important witness in a sweeping corruption investigation in Indonesia, according to media reports.  Johannes Marliem, 32, died of a self-infl More...

President gets pressure, criticism after Charlottesville

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People/Pastimes

Seven reasons to shop farmers’ markets

A farmers’ market is likely coming to a field or open parking lot near you — if there isn’t already one operating nearby. More...

Fast-growing vegetables for the impatient gardener

Stepping outdoors and picking a freshly grown vegetable is a joy for many homeowners who like to garden. More...

Hints from Heloise

Using proper salutations on mail

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about the use of “Ms.” in place of “Miss” or “Mrs.”: More...

Special Sections

Health systems intend to merge

It was announced late Friday night that UPMC and PinnacleHealth intend to merge, as both health systems have signed a “binding integration and affiliation agreement.”  J.C. More...

Fair closes with Grange community servant recognition

The 127th Huntingdon County Fair came to a close Saturday night under clear skies — a stark contrast from conditions Friday night.  Fair board president Jim Davis told folks attending Saturday morning’s Pomona Grange breakfast that h More...

Vaccine laws may affect attendance

The state Department of Health sent out a reminder earlier this month that the new school vaccination policies will take effect beginning Tuesday, Aug. 29.  The new requirements may take a toll on student attendance.  More...

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Tour operator in Amish country gets in tiff over his tuk-tuk

LANCASTER (AP) — Pennsylvania utility regulators are making a big to-do over Timm Wenger’s tuk-tuk. More...

Police: Man shot, killed after struggle over guns

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police officers shot and killed a man they said tried to grab the guns of first one officer and then another during a confrontation in north Philadelphia, authorities said. More...

Family will remember 2017 eclipse — with moon tattoos

LATROBE (AP) — You think full moons make people a little nutty? More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 14   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon. The public is welcome to call or stop in. Please call 641-6408, ext. More...

Local Sports

Curve walk off with 5-4 win over Thunder

Jerrick Suiter tied the score in the ninth and Elvis Escobar won it with a walk-off single as the Altoona Curve beat the Trenton Thunder 5-4 in ten innings Sunday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  The Curve (62-57) finish the season series wi More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Stanton homer helps Marlins win 5-3 to sweep Rockies

MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered for the fourth straight game, hitting his 42nd of the year to tie the Marlins’ season record, and Miami completed its first series sweep of Colorado since 2006 with a 5-3 victory. More...

Devers homer allows Red Sox to beat Yankees in 10

NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Devers hit a stunning homer off Aroldis Chapman to tie the game in the ninth inning, and fellow Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th as Boston beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Sunday More...

Lions take advantage of depleted Colts 24-10

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Rudock showed the Detroit Lions he could fill in for Matthew Stafford — if needed. The Indianapolis Colts, meanwhile, are still looking for an answer behind Andrew Luck. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Complications of dating ex’s sister

Dear Annie: I was in a toxic relationship with a woman, “Melanie,” several months back and am really happy to be out of it. But I guess that really has nothing to do with what’s happened recently. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Taurus if born before 10:08 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017: More...

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