May 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Road work slated to begin Monday

The first in a series of resurfacing projects taking place on county roads will begin Monday, May 7, on Turkey Farm Road, spanning from Fairgrounds Road to Seven Points Road in Walker and Penn townships.  According to a press release from PennDO More...

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Quakes, lava and gas: Residents flee volcanic threats

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Many rural residents living on an erupting volcano in Hawaii fled the threat of lava that spewed into the air in bursts of fire and pushed up steam from cracks in roadways Friday, while others tried to get back to their hom More...

Alaska man killed in avalanche

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 41-year-old Anchorage man driving a snowmobile in Alaska’s backcountry died after being buried by an avalanche, officials said Thursday.  Alaska State Troopers identified the victim of the Wednesday afterno More...

Hawaii volcano forces 1,500 residents from homes

HONOLULU (AP) — Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their volcano-side homes after Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano erupted, sending molten lava to chew its way through forest land and bubble up on paved streets.  More...

General News

Sinus infections are quite common and treatable

Dear Doctor: Just how risky are sinus infections? I read about a teenager who died recently after a sinus infection spread to his brain. Is this common? More...

Before ‘Solo,’ director debuts an online directing class

NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Howard’s 40-year directing career almost ended before it began. His first day directing a feature film, the high-octane road movie “Grand Theft Auto,” came the day after his 23rd birthday.  More...

‘John Madden Football’ scores spot in game hall

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Harper gets two more homers in 7-3 win over Phillies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit two more homers from the leadoff spot and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 Friday night for their sixth straight win. More...

Pujols gets 3,000th hit

SEATTLE (AP) — Albert Pujols has become the 32nd player in major league history to reach 3,000 hits, getting a broken-bat single to right field off Seattle’s Mike Leake in the fifth inning to join the exclusive club.  More...

Lightning down Bruins in OT

BOSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have a chance to get the last licks on the Boston Bruins at home. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Religion News

New book shares lessons from ‘America’s Pastor’

Before the 2016 elections, Billy Graham’s son went to the evangelist’s mountain home, seeking advice before a 50-state tour to pray with Christian voters.  In his new book, “Through My Father’s Eyes,” Franklin Graha More...

Re-enactment of 1963 ‘children’s crusade’ set in Birmingham

The Rev. Gwendolyn Webb was just 14 when she led a group of classmates out of a window of a high school to join the civil rights marches in downtown Birmingham in 1963.  More...

Judge affirms sentence in Amish case

CLEVELAND — The leader of a breakaway Amish group in Ohio convicted in hair- and beard-cutting attacks has lost an attempt to appeal his sentence in federal court.  An attorney for 72-yearold Samuel Mullet Sr. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Have baby weight blues

Dear Annie: I recently just had a beautiful baby boy. He is the love of our lives. My husband and I want to document every smile and milestone. My husband wants to photograph me with our son. I have let him take a few pictures of me. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, May 7, 2018:  More...

Driver pleads to buggy crash

Nine months after a man died and two others were injured in a horse and buggy crash that destroyed the storefront of a gas station in Henderson Township, the driver, a Huntingdon woman, entered guilty pleas to homicide charges Friday. More...

New film to debut locally at theater

A story about a train robbery may seem like a tale taken straight out of the wild west, but a documentary created by a Juniata College senior explores an incident ingrained in Mifflin County history.  More...

SCI inmates have access to clinical, specialty care as needed

Continuing a rare opportunity made available for media sources across the county last week, The Daily News was able to walk in the shoes of an inmate through various buildings and facilities at SCI Smithfield.  More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Aaliyah G. More...

Creature Feature

A fairy tale

Once upon a time, in an orphanage not far, far away lived a beautiful young maiden named Chloe. She was fair of hair, had golden brown eyes, and a smile that stretched from ear to ear. More...

Meeting at HCC

Track and field, T-ball programs underway

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the HCC on Comcast Cares Day April 21! We had over 400 people take time out of their busy schedule to stop by to help in some capacity. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, May 5   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623.  More...

Local Sports

High School Baseball:

’Cats come back to beat Trojans

Fans were expecting to see a classic pitcher’s duel when Mount Union and Huntingdon matched up their aces Friday afternoon at Juniata’s Langdon Field.  What they got instead was a dazzling display of offensive fireworks from both tea More...

Rockets blast Fannett 17-0 at Willow Hill

In the first inning of the game between Southern Huntingdon and Fannett-Metal Friday evening, it appeared that it may be a close game, But in the second the Rockets’ bats woke up and Southern put seven runs on the board.  More...

Curve lose 6-1 to Erie; second game suspended

The Altoona Curve’s fivegame winning streak came to an end after the first game of Friday’s twinbill with a 6-1 loss to the Erie SeaWolves at Peoples Natural Gas Field Friday.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jaxon Lynn Justice, who turns 1 year old today, Saturday, May 5, 2018. His proud mom is Mauranda Justice of Huntingdon. Jaxon is the grandson of Tammy and Jeff Justice of Huntingdon. More...

Huntingdon County Interact Club

Members of the Huntingdon County Interact Club, from the left, Ava Edwards- Cramer, Sylvia Mitchell, Claire Tertrais, Allison Harman, Hunter Mitchell and Pierce Hunter-Kysor shared a presentation abo More...

Auxiliary members plan events

The regular meeting of the members of the Auxiliary to the Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post 24, Huntingdon, was held April 17 at the post home. More...

School News

Team competes in championship

ROSEMONT, IL — On the weekend of April 28, Huntingdon Area High School (HAHS) students joined 158 of the top quiz bowl teams from small public high schools at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare for the 2018 Small School National Championship Tourna More...

Huntingdon man earns bachelor’s degree

Tanner Cook of Huntingdon recently graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh — Johnstown with a bachelor of science degree in finance and marketing.  He was a member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Sigma Beta Del More...

Students earn dean’s list honor at Central Penn College

The following students have been named to the Central Penn College dean’s list for the winter 2018 term:  — Shyanne Baker of Blairs Mills  — Hope Harman of Mount Union  — Hannah Lake of Neelyton  — Le More...

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