August 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

SCI staff prepares inmates for reentry

Just as education is an important foundation of an inmate’s reentry back into the community, so is their ability to function as a contributing member of society. More...

State  Free Access 

Ex-prosecutor who helped drug dealers for sex gets probation

BEDFORD (AP) — A former Pennsylvania district attorney who tipped off female drug dealers and gave them lenient treatment in exchange for sex has been sentenced to eight years of probation. More...

General News

Alaska man gets life in prison for Florida airport shooting

MIAMI (AP) — An Alaska man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five people dead and six wounded, a federal judge ordered Friday. More...

Cyclospora outbreak traced to veggie trays

Dear Doctor: What’s the deal with this new bug that made a bunch of people who ate raw vegetables get really sick? So much for trying to eat healthy!  More...

Mother painted picture of married life

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — Shanann Watts’ Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life — of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

McCarron injures shoulder in 19-17 win over Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — Buffalo quarterback AJ McCarron sustained a potentially serious shoulder injury, throwing the Bills’ quarterback situation into total disarray, during a 19-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Friday night.  More...

Nola fans 11 in 4-2 win over Mets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Once Aaron Nola got an early lead, he was home free.  Nola struck out 11 in seven impressive innings to stay unbeaten at Citizens Bank Park, pitching the Philadelphia Phillies past the New York Mets 4-2 on Friday night. More...

Snedeker still ahead in Wyndham event

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker couldn’t block out the buzz that surrounded his first-round 11-under 59 at the Wyndham Championship. 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

Vatican in ‘shame and sorrow’ over abuses

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican expressed “shame and sorrow” Thursday over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses in that state, calling the abuse “criminally and More...

Newspaper includes report coverage

SCRANTON — Thursday’s edition of the Diocese of Scranton’s newspaper included prominent coverage of the scathing grand jury report earlier this week that outlined decades of child sex abuse by priests and other faith leaders.  More...

Use ‘Latter-day Saints’ not ‘Mormon’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The faith has the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir, recently made a documentary about its members called “Meet the Mormons” and uses “Mormon” in its official website addresses.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Wanting to make amends

Dear Annie: As a college student with no job, I made the foolish decision to sign a lease with a friend to move in together. More...

Special Sections

Detour planned for intersection

Motorists should be prepared for yet another detour on state Route 829 north starting Wednesday, Aug. 22, as work continues on the Route 22/829 intersection in Henderson Township.  More...

Alexandria eatery to reopen doors

The owner of an Alexandria eatery has set his sights on reopening the business by the end of the month and is looking forward to welcoming customers back through the doors. More...

Hiker continues 3,000-mile trail

The Continental Divide Trail is a 3,000-mile stretch that spans from the Canadian to the Mexican borders, and a man with local ties is currently trekking the entire course.  Jacob Gilliland, whose extended family is based out of the Warriors Mar More...

Local News

Fire queens represent county

Petersburg Fire Queen Mara Singer, second from the left, was named 2018 Central District Fire Queen during the 126th Central District Fire Convention Friday night in East Freedom. More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Anthony J. Taylor  Date of Birth: Sept. More...

Judges select winners among fair’s veggie entries

This year’s best of show ribbon for the Vegetables Department at the Huntingdon County Fair went to Robert Miller for his onions. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 18   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

Curve rolls to 8-1 win over Portland

The Altoona Curve wiped out an early deficit with eight unanswered runs highlighted by a go-ahead homer by Bryan Reynolds to beat the Portland Sea Dogs 8-1 Friday at Hadlock Field.  The Curve (66-54) trailed the Sea Dogs (52-69), 1-0, after four More...

Juniata hires Cook as new softball coach

The Juniata College Athletics Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Ashley Nicole Cook as the Eagles eighth softball coach.  More...

H.S. Girls’ Tennis Preview:

Bearcats are short on numbers, experience

The Huntingdon girls tennis team is finding not only limited experience returning for the 2018 season, but a limited roster as well.  The Bearcats, who lost six players from last year’s roster, including four senior starters, have just sev More...

People/Pastimes

Ukranian scouts visit Putt’s Camp for week

During the late 19th and into the early part of the 20th century, the Broad Top area became known as a mini melting pot as thousands of immigrants from all over the world came there to start a new life.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Aug. 20, 2018:  More...

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