January 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

CHAMP deadline moved to Sunday

As CHAMP organizers prepare for their fourth annual dance marathon, they’ve extended the deadline on their Dear CHAMP initiative through the end of this weekend, giving county residents a few more days to help identify families who need financi More...

Third Readers’ Choice starts tomorrow

It’s time for readers to vote for their favorites in The Daily News’ Readers’ Choice Awards.  The contest is readers’ chance to select their favorite pizza, chicken, ice cream, restaurant, retail shop and other food, plac More...

State  Free Access 

GOP candidates for governor work to distinguish themselves

HARRISBURG (AP) — The four announced GOP candidates for governor of Pennsylvania worked to distinguish themselves at their second public forum together Thursday night, avoiding direct attacks on each other or clashes on high-profile issues as t More...

State gives approval to first medical pot dispensary

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania officials on Thursday announced the first all-clear for a medical marijuana dispensary in the state to begin providing the drug once it becomes available from a licensed grower.  The Keystone Canna Remedies d More...

Kid wit: Dad measures baby’s growth with cheesesteaks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia father put the city’s signature sandwich to use in a whole new way: measuring his baby’s size in cheesesteaks.  Philly.com reports Thursday that computer programmer Brad Williams used a foolp More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 5   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...

Local Sports

High School Wrestling:

Mount Union downs Glendale

Visiting Glendale won the first four weight classes to take an 18-0 lead Thursday evening in Mount Union. More...

Games postponed

The forecast for wind chills below zero has shut down area schools and forced postponement of most athletic events.  Here’s what we have confirmed so far.  Tussey Mountain girls basketball game at Huntingdon from Thursday night has be More...

Tussey rallies to beat Claysburg

Tussey Mountain managed to come back for a win at Claysburg-Kimmel Thursday. The Titans fell behind 29-12 but were able to pull out a 42-35 win.  More...

People/Pastimes

Standing Stone Seniors set for travel

The officers and chairpersons of the Standing Stone Senior Citizens met Dec. 14 for their regular bimonthly meeting to discuss upcoming activities and events.  More...

Modify grooming and beauty tips for winter

Winter may be a time for cozy sweaters and tall boots, but it also can be a season for static-charged hair and dry skin. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Fees just keep coming

Dear Heloise: Please warn your readers about additional CHARGES when flying. Some airlines charge for a carry-on piece. We’re told not to check medicines, toiletries or snacks, so a carry-on is necessary. More...

Bundling up against cold

Precautions advised for those dealing with frigid temps

With plummeting temperatures made even more bitter by stiff winds, personal precautions need to be followed to protect against the cold.  More...

Office manager retires after 47 years

When Deborah Bithell, office manager for the J.C. Blair Surgical Care Center, retires, she will have spent 47 years of her professional career working for the same surgical services.  Her official date of retirement is today, Jan. 5.  More...

Interest in Ninth District seat growing

Following Congressman Bill Shuster’s announcement earlier this week that he will not seek a ninth term in office, interest in the seat has been sparked across the Ninth District. More...

Local News

Area brief

Kistler 2018 spending plan OK’d   KISTLER BORO., MIFFLIN CO. More...

State police release holiday report

In light of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) initiated over the holiday season, troopers saw a decrease in holiday arrests during the three-day Christmas weekend and fewer DUI arrests yet more More...

First Baby Contest to end today

Jase Alton McGahan, born around 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Cassville, is currently the sole contender in The Daily News’ 2018 First Baby Contest.  More...

General News

AG takes aim at handling of immigration cases

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday launched a review of a little-known but widely used practice of immigration judges closing cases without decisions, potentially reshaping immigration courts and putting hundreds of thous More...

California has ample weapons to fight against drilling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the decades since a 1969 oil spill near Santa Barbara tarred sea-life and gave rise to the U.S. More...

Court extends halt in LA executions after judge dies

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A court order blocking Louisiana from carrying out any executions has been extended indefinitely after the death of the federal judge who issued it.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Basketball:

Bridges helps Spartans pull away from Terps

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges had 15 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two blocks to help No. 1 Michigan State turn a closely contested game into another rout, pulling away to beat Maryland 91-61 on Thursday night.  More...

Warriors battle past Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Curry had 29 points, Klay Thompson added 28 and the Golden State Warriors pulled away late in the fourth quarter for a 124-114 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.  More...

Serena won’t defend Aussie title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open, saying she is not ready to return to tournament tennis.  Williams was pregnant with her first child when she won last year’s tourn More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Winter static cling  With dry winter air, my legs need extra lotion each day. I’ve found that if I spread a little on my pantyhose before putting them on, they don’t build up static.   Affordable babysitters  More...

Annie's Mailbox

New friend’s annoying social habits

Dear Annie: Over the past six months, a wonderful friendship has been developing with a potential friend who enjoys the cultural and outdoor activities that I do. We are both exchanging viewpoints, backgrounds, likes and dislikes freely.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018:  More...

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