August 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Charges amended in motions hearing

Some of the charges against an Alexandria man who barricaded himself inside his home in May have been dismissed. More...

Picnic concludes tonight

Students who participated in a summer dance camp coordinated by Marcia Gardner Lake of Studio C, based in Florida, performed a 1930s-inspired number during the Shade Gap Picnic this week. More...

World  Free Access 

‘Thelma Lou’ transforms from ‘Mayberry’ local to legend

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. More...

Once a sideshow, former preemies praise doctor years later

LONG BEACH, N.Y. More...

Police arrest man in theft of bag of cash

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested one of two men who made off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees filling ATMs mistakenly left it on a northern New Jersey lawn. More...

Local Sports

Akron routs Altoona

ALTOONA — Two big innings lifted the Akron Rubber- Ducks to a 12-2 win over the Altoona Curve Friday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Bafia Builders power way to first title

City League championship:

After making sure it wouldn’t be eliminated Thursday with an 18-5 win, Bafia Builders dominated Game Five of the Huntingdon City League championship series Friday. More...

Spikes fall in late surge

Orlando Olivera drove in all three State College Spikes runs, and the Spikes’ pitching staff struck out a total of 16 batters, but the Lowell Spinners scored six runs in the eighth inning to take a 9-3 decision on Friday night at Medlar Field a More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

McMeen-Daly

Erin Daly and Jonathan McMeen, both of Sparta, New Jersey, were united in marriage Sunday, July 19, 2015, at the Lake Mohawk Country Club, Sparta, New Jersey. The Honorable John Mulhern, New Jersey state judge, presided over the 3 p.m. More...

Don’t let broken devices ruin your trip

From checking in for flights to finding the best restaurants, phones are an essential part of vacation planning. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Elina Cadence Crownover who turns 1 year old today, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Her proud parents are Josh and Mindi Crownover. More...

Special Sections

County program to aid probation

Thanks to a state grant, the county will soon have an intermediate punishment program in place in an effort to reduce prison crowding, increase treatment for offenders and improve public safety. More...

Rep. hears seniors’ budget concerns

Facing the negative consequences triggered by the failure of Harrisburg to pass a state budget, the Area Agency on Aging for Huntingdon, Bedford and Fulton counties executive director warned Friday morning that some or all of the agency’s progr More...

Mapleton cheerleaders plan ‘Night Out’ event

Despite events that have occurred over the past few months, Mapleton residents want folks to know their town is still a great place to live, play and rear a family. More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Dakota Wilson Date of Birth: June 21, 1991 Age: 24 years old Height: 6 feet Weight: unavailable Eye color: Brown Hair color: Brown Last known address(es): 17623 Cooks Road, Cassville. More...

Man sentenced on endangerment charges

A man accused of harassing his girlfriend was sentenced in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday. More...

Huntingdon man to serve state time

A Huntingdon man was sentenced on a bevy of charges in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday. More...

General News

Churches come together to build care for the aged

75 Years Ago Jesse C. Price of Mill Creek, is a patient in the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital suffering from injuries sustained yesterday shortly after noon when he was struck by an automobile operated by Nils G. Peterson of Altoona. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 1 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. Sunday, Aug. 2 More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pirates squeeze past Reds; Phillies stay hot

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit another homer at Great American Ball Park, and Pittsburgh’s rebuilt bullpen was shaky but delivered on Friday night, holding on for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. More...

Pittsburgh gets starter Happ from Seattle

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t enter the final 24 hours before the trade deadline looking for a starting pitcher. The state of A.J. Burnett’s elbow quickly made them change their mind. More...

Woods in contention for first win in two years

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he could do was to squeeze it onto the front of the green. More...

Religion News

French Jewish immigrants flock to Israeli coastal city

NETANYA, Israel (AP) — The coastal city of Netanya markets itself as the “Israeli Riviera” and walking along its main pedestrian boulevard, one would be hard-pressed to tell it apart from its twin city of Nice. More...

Religion Briefs

GOP hopeful Dr. Ben Carson blasts Planned Parenthood WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Ben Carson has urged people of faith to stand up against what he calls the “blatant evil” of Planned Parenthood. More...

Daughters donate toaster

The Catholic Daughters of St. Catherine of Siena Court No. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Try to be more assertive with father

Dear Annie: My father has been a bully for as long as I can remember. He has unending excuses for his behavior, but the bottom line is, he thinks nothing of browbeating people to get what he wants, sometimes to the point of being cruel. More...

Doctor K

Implant can reverse effects of hydrocephalus

DEAR DOCTOR K: My father had been showing signs of dementia for a few months. We thought it was Alzheimer’s disease, but it turned out to be hydrocephalus. What is this, and how is it treated? Does the condition cause permanent brain damage? More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Pisces if born before 7:24 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Aug. 3, 2015: More...

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