May 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Forecasters urge caution in storms

Darkening skies and gathering clouds are a familiar sign of an impending storm throughout the spring and summer, and a time for those enjoying the outdoors to take caution and shelter. More...

Area woman honored by state prison society

In the past 40 years, the state’s prison population has increased by 850 percent, increasing from seven to 25 prisons despite the state’s overall decrease in crime rate. More...

Local News

National Salvation Army Week

Huntingdon Borough Mayor Dave Wessels signed a proclamation announcing the observance of Salvation Army Week May 14-20, while Auxiliary Captain Charity Bender, left, and Salvation Army Advisory Board More...

Crews respond to five-vehicle crash

Emergency crews responded to the scene of a five-vehicle crash in the eastbound lane of William Penn Highway in the vicinity of Rite Aid in Smithfield Township just before 3 p.m. Sunday. More...

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General News

New volcanic lava fissure prompts more evacuations

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii’s Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano&rsquo More...

Local Sports

Everett holds off Tussey 8-7

High School Baseball:

The Tussey Mountain baseball team was in a hard-fought battle with visiting Everett Saturday morning in an Inter- County Conference South matchup in Saxton. More...

Martin, Agrazal lead Curve past Reading

Behind a three-hit, four- RBI day by Jason Martin and another strong start by Dario Agrazal, the Altoona Curve beat the Reading Fightin Phils 7-1 Sunday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium. More...

People/Pastimes

Post everlasting ceremony held to honor comrades

A solemn observance May 11 at the Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post 24, Huntingdon, saw the memberships of 14 departed comrades transferred to the auspices of the commander of all during the annual Post Everlasting Ceremony.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Blake Allan Traxler, who turns 1 year old today, Monday, May 14, 2018. His proud parents are Clair and Brittany Traxler of Shade Gap. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Dorothy Shields of Mount Union, who will celebrate her 90th birthday Monday, May 21, 2018. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Taurus if born before 4:42 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, May 15, 2018: More...

Famed JC alum dies at age 86

Football fans throughout the United States are mourning the passing of legendary NFL coach Chuck Knox, 86, Sunday at his home in California, but those closer to home remember him as a friend, mentor and benefactor, who loved Juniata College and Hunti More...

Cass twp. barn destroyed by fire

A lightning strike from severe thunderstorms that passed through the region is being attributed to a devastating barn fire that broke out at the Richard Hicks farm at 6553 Cassville Road in Cass Township shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday. More...

Adults hit dance floor in Mount Union

While Mount Union’s junior and senior high school students enjoyed their respective proms Friday and Saturday night, the dance floor belonged to the adults Saturday afternoon as the Big Band So More...

State  Free Access 

Primary will help set stage for next crop of state lawmakers

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State’s sleepy Senate race could still play key role

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s thus-far sleepy U.S. Senate race this year could nonetheless play a key role in determining whether Republicans hang onto control of the chamber.  More...

KKK flyers, candy hearts found on residents’ lawns

HATBORO, Pa. (AP) — Residents of a Pennsylvania town say they awoke to find bags of candy hearts attached to pamphlets advocating the Ku Klux Klan strewn over their lawns.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, May 14 AIDS Intervention o The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800-445-6262 or 944- 2982. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Reynolds debuts for Nats with 2 homers

PHOENIX (AP) — Mark Reynolds homered twice in his first game with Washington, helping the Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 to complete a four-game sweep.  More...

Cano breaks hand in 5-4 loss to Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Robinson Cano broke his right hand when hit by a pitch from lefthander Blaine Hardy in the third inning of the Seattle Mariners’ 5-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. More...

Former NFL head coach Chuck Knox dies at age 86

Chuck Knox, the former NFL coach who took the Los Angeles Rams to three straight NFC championship games and also led the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills, has died. He was 86. The Rams and Seahawks said Sunday that Knox died Saturday night. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Not a pro bono babysitter

Dear Annie: I’m a college sophomore. Recently, I baby-sat for a friend of a friend who is a few years older and lives in town with her husband and two kids. One was an infant, and the other was a toddler.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Don’t throw it away

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about the billions of dollars of food that is thrown out every year in America. — Heloise  “Dear Heloise: Americans waste millions of tons of food each year. More...

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