December 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Four-legged hero participates in search

A pup’s holiday misadventure led to lots of worry and a host of everyday heroes, both with two legs and four, coming to the rescue.  Ashton Stone’s beloved border collie mix, Blue, sprinted off into the dusk Dec. More...

State  Free Access 

Cities sue over gun-check system failures

NEW YORK (AP) — Three large U.S. More...

Police: Man, young boy killed in shooting at home

SWISSVALE (AP) — A man and a young boy have been killed in a shooting at a Pennsylvania home and three people have been arrested.  More...

Money raised for girl brutally attacked by raccoon

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — People have come forward to help the family of a 4-month-old girl brutally attacked by a raccoon inside their Philadelphia home. More...

Business News

Kish Bank vice president appointed

William P. Hayes, chairman, president and CEO of Kish Bank has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Gum to the position of vice president and managing director of Benefit Management Group, a division of Kish Bank. More...

Students develop plug-in to combat fake news

NEW HAVEN, Conn. More...

California prepares to ignite cannabis culinary-arts scene

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The sauvignon blanc boasts brassy, citrus notes, but with one whiff, it’s apparent this is no normal Sonoma County wine. It’s infused with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that provides the high.  More...

Local Sports

Bearcats rally to top Mount Union 41-35

Tyonna Hartley dropped in a short jump shot at the outset of the fourth quarter Tuesday evening to give Mount Union a nine-point advantage against Huntingdon in the first round of the Huntingdon Lions Shootout inside Juniata College’s Kennedy S More...

Huntingdon Lions Shootout Girls:

Juniata Valley downs Rockets 72-32

Juniata Valley put nearly four starters in double figures, built a 23-point halftime advantage and gave itself a chance at a fourth straight Huntingdon Lions Shootout title with a 72-32 victory over Southern Huntingdon in the first round of the Shoot More...

Huntingdon Lions Shootout Boys:

Balanced Hornets beat Trojans 74-55

Juniata Valley and Mount Union met up in a rematch from four days prior in the opening round of the Huntingdon Lions Shootout at Juniata College Tuesday. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Boost that buffet

Dear Heloise: It’s our custom to hold an open house on New Year’s Day, when friends and family can just drop by to say “Happy New Year!” Every year I seem to serve the same old thing. More...

Teamsters take county to court

As a result of the Huntingdon County Commissioners denying an arbitration award for a collective bargaining agreement between the county and Teamsters Local 110 earlier this year, both entities are headed to court Thursday. More...

Injured snowy owl recovering at rehabilitation center

For several days prior to Christmas, SCI Smithfield was visited by a rare snowy owl, and on Christmas morning the owl was discovered next the perimeter fencing caught in the razor wire. More...

Area church burglaries still being investigated

State police are still actively investigating a series of church burglaries that took place at area churches in northern Huntingdon County as well as in Blair County in recent weeks.  State police at Huntingdon reported the latest burglary took More...

Local News

Shirley Twp. fire damages shed

Crews from Mount Union and Orbisonia-Rockhill volunteer fire companies and Mount Union Ambulance responded to a shed fire at 14634 Brook Wood Drive in Shirley Township around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday. More...

Police Log

Burglary   More...

News of Yesteryear

Mapleton man appointed as justice of the peace

75 Years Ago  The War Department today announced award of a contract to Andrew Higgens, New Orleans shipbuilder for construction of a large number of cargo airplanes.  Army air base officials today identified the seven fliers killed when tw More...

General News

Crime victims’ rights campaign faces backlash

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After his sister was slain and his mother ran into the accused killer, out on bail, in a grocery store a week later, California billionaire Henry Nicholas became a fierce advocate for the rights of crime victims.  More...

Virtual shooter training program aimed at survival

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The shooter rapidly fires through the front doors of an elementary school with an assault rifle and blasts his way down the hallway. Screaming children are running for their lives or frozen in fear. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 27   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Please call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Columnist thanks readers for interest in local history

Just a few more days to go and the old year will be a part of history. As we start the countdown for 2018 I’d like to thank all the readers for their devoted readership and interest in local history. You’re my kind of people! More...

Old-Time Photo

Can Daily News readers help us date this aged and slightly out of focus photo of Neelyton? Note the right of way of the East Broad Top Railroad in the center of the photo. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Els to be Masters guest

Ernie Els says he received an invitation to Augusta National for the first week in April. It just wasn’t an invitation to play in the Masters.  More...

Tomlin unsure of lineup against Browns

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn’t sure how long of a break he wants to give his star players before the postseason begins.  The Pittsburgh Steelers coach is going to wait to determine how much Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell More...

Heart of Dallas Bowl:

Moss runs Utah to 30-14 win over West Virginia

DALLAS (AP) — Zack Moss took a third-down hand-off and burst through the line into an opening in the middle of the field. Utah was off and running to another bowl victory. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday wishes go out to Tyler Chase Banks, who turns 10 years old today, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. He is the son of Beth Banks of Huntingdon. Tyler will celebrate his special day with his siblings, Morgan and Derek.  More...

Tips to help realize goals in the new year ahead

At the dawn of a new year, many people set goals to motivate themselves to change. More...

Honoring 60 years

District Deputy Grand Master Jack Speece, right, of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania and Philip Mentzer, left, Master of Mountain Lodge No. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Boyfriend’s mom causing issues

Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I are starting to get serious, and everything is going smoothly except for one constant bump in the road: his mother. His dad is out of the picture. She is single, and he is an only child and lives at home. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Aries if born before 1:23 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017:  More...

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