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Supporters call for varsity soccer team

Mount Union area residents will continue to pursue their goals for area soccer players: to establish a varsity soccer team at Mount Union Area High School (MUAHS).  More...

Local woman’s case moved to higher court

A Huntingdon woman charged with criminal attempt to murder a law enforcement officer had charges dropped from her case during her preliminary hearing Wednesday. More...

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Carolinas, Georgia declare emergencies ahead of Irma

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Liberty Twp. leaders updated on culvert project

Saxton area residents and Liberty Township municipal leaders were updated Wednesday afternoon about a $700,000 culvert replacement project scheduled for start-up in 2018-19. More...

Police Log

Crashes   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon native killed in action

75 Years Ago  Tuesday, Sept. 1, will always be remembered as a red-letter day in the history of Mount Union. More...

Cross-contact during food preparation may trigger allergies

Dear Doctor: My boyfriend wants to take me to his favorite Thai restaurant, but I’m a little worried; Thai cuisine uses a lot of peanuts and I’m allergic. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cubs get run in ninth to win pitcher’s duel with Bucs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alex Avila knocked an RBI triple in the ninth inning, capping a duel between Jose Quintana and Gerrit Cole and lifting Chicago to a 1-0 win over Pittsburgh. More...

Indians’ Carrasco tosses complete game to top White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Carrasco allowed three hits in a complete game, giving the Cleveland Indians their 14th straight win in a 5-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. More...

Juan Martin del Potro knocks out Federer in quarters

NEW YORK (AP) — So much for the first U.S. Open matchup between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Federer failed to live up to his end of the bargain. More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 25 kicks off fall season

Over 60 scouts and family members attended Boy Scout Troop 25’s recent fall Court of Honor and family picnic at Riverside Park in Smithfield Township.  More...

Licensed to Wed

Curtis Arthur Rockwell, 7968 Oriskany Road, Huntingdon, and Julie Kirstin Fether, also of Huntingdon.  Donald John Weakland, 912 Overlook Drive, Apt. 5, Altoona, and Erin Dawn Bouch, 1318 S. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Aries. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Sept. 8, 2017: More...

Special Sections

House members offer new plan

Gov. Tom Wolf said this week he would freeze spending if lawmakers don’t come up with a plan to cover the $2.2 billion shortfall in this year’s budget and if they don’t balance the $32 billion budget plan passed in July.  More...

MU leaders hear input on wards

Following several discussions among themselves on whether to end the borough’s ward system, Mount Union council members sought input from residents during a public hearing Wednesday evening.  Few residents spoke during the 15-minute heari More...

National Suicide Prevention Month begins

Attempted suicide rates across the nation have risen since 2006, indicating that mental illness can claim the life of a person of any race, ethnicity or gender, both young and old. More...

State  Free Access 

Why Pennsylvania dirt is used in most MLB stadium infields

PITTSBURGH (AP) — This is not a story about dirt. It’s actually a story about an old asphalt plant, a set of computers older than the average baseball player and a man who revolutionized an industry he didn’t know existed. More...

Grand jury probing state police policy on shootings

EASTON (AP) — A grand jury is investigating whether it’s appropriate for state police to investigate shootings by its own troopers, a prosecutor said Wednesday. More...

Woman who sought to join group gets eight years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia mother who admitted to plotting to travel to Syria to aid the Islamic State group and spent years spreading the terrorist organization’s message online said she isn’t an evil person before being se More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 7   Soup Kitchen o The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Tussey Mountain (0-2) at Mount Union (1-1), 7 p.m.  Last Week in Review: Mount Union took a 28-0 lead in the first half and finished with a 47-26 victory at Juniata Valley.  More...

Tussey Mountain

This Week’s Game: Tussey Mountain (0-2) at Mount Union (1-1), 7 p.m.  Last Week in Review: Joel Musser ran for 175 yards and scored four touchdowns, but defensive letdowns and penalties allowed Everett to grab a 34-32 win.  More...

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Tyrone (0-2, 0-1 ML) at Huntingdon (2-0, 1-0 ML), 7 p.m.  Last Week’s Game: Ian Border rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns and Huntingdon pulled away from Bellefonte in the second half for a 52-31 road victory More...

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

Time for a report card Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: I know that school has just started, but the current session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly started eight months ago and it’s time for a report card. More...

Op-Ed

Teachers shouldn’t have to panhandle for school supplies

Back to school! These three simple words used to leave America’s public school teachers giddy with anticipation. Now they leave them opening up their wallets and worrying. More...

You Should Know

Q: Why are tropical storms and hurricanes named? More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Exhibitors take part in third annual Cattle Battle

The Huntingdon County Fair hosted the third annual Huntingdon County Cattle open female beef show Aug. 12.  The show started at 11 a.m. More...

Pennsylvania National Horse Show comes to Harrisburg

The Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS), presented by The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund, is one of the largest and most prestigious horse shows in the U.S. More...

Yogurt is great addition to fall diet

The crisp morning air and chilly nights that have arrived as autumn draws near are just a few of the changes that come with the new season. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Gifts cause for discomfort

Dear Annie: My 94-year-old mother has had a sweetheart for about eight years. “John” is 97, is almost blind and deaf, depends heavily on his walker and has begun showing signs of mental confusion. His two sons care for him. More...

NASCAR

DARLINGTON

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Once a driver. . .  Darlington Raceway honored Richard Petty at its throwback weekend by letting him run a pace lap in his 1967 No. 43 Plymouth. Petty, 80, was having so much fun behind the wheel, he just kept turning laps. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Playoff picture   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves

Just a “racin’ deal” or was that a dent in the Martin Truex Jr. armor? GODSPEAK: Truex is OK. Darlington’s grater-like surface chewed up his old tires and proved to be his undoing. KEN’S CALL: Racin’ deal. More...

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