May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Foundation head locally connected

Billionaire doctor and political activist John “Jack” Templeton, who died at his home in Bryn Mawr Saturday, had a very local connection. Mr. More...

Memorial Day events planned across county

Broad Top City

Huntingdon County Veterans Affairs director Stephen “Steve” R. Lane will be the keynote speaker at Memorial Day services set for noon, Monday, May 25, at the Broad Top City Cemetery. More...

Local News

Cabinet maker repurposes carnival grounds stump

When visitors attend the Three Springs Lions Club and Volunteer Fire Co. Carnival over the next four days, they will notice one thing missing at the carnival grounds. More...

Cooks Mount Pleasant

Memorial Day services at the Cooks Mount Pleasant Cemetery will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at the cemetery in the village of Cooks on Eagle Foundry Mountain. The Broad Top Area Honor Guard will participate and the Rev. More...

Area briefs

SCV Lions to host monthly hootenanny More...

World  Free Access 

Gardening with pets in mind

Veterinarians are beginning to preach the gospel of gardening — primarily how organic fruits and vegetables can be used to improve the health of family pets. More...

Backyard sheds reimagined as pubs, studios, getaways

When Morgaine Ford-Workman and Wren Workman bought a house with a backyard shed, they saw the potential for something more than storing garden tools. More...

Seizure sniffing dogs improve kids’ lives

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Alyssa Howes was 4, she lost her sight and started having seizures — up to 20 a day. For years, her grandmother stayed in the girl’s room at night, watching for an attack. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

LA deadline could move up

NFL Meetings:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles might be in the NFL’s future sooner than anyone thought. The NFL could approve a team move to Los Angeles by the end of the year, with a club playing in the area by the 2016 season. More...

Goodell’s responsibility

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it’s his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case. More...

Astros keep rolling with 6-1 win over Athletics

HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer to help Dallas Keuchel earn his eighth straight win, and the Houston Astros kept rolling with a 6-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. More...

People/Pastimes

Annual Children’s Health Fair

Ryan Zimmerman, a student at Spring Farms Elementary School, takes part in an over/under relay race at the Fitness Station at the 31st annual Children’s Health Fair sponsored by the Auxiliary t More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Piper Elizabeth Cramer who turns 2 years old today, Thursday, May 21, 2015. Her proud parents are Nicole Hickes Kauffman of Huntingdon and Dustin Cramer of Mapleton. More...

Births

Jed and Kimberly (Baker) Rawlings of Hollidaysburg are proud to announce the birth of their son, Emmitt Jay Rawlings, at 3:41 p.m. May 17, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Emmitt weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Cancer if born before 2:42 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 22, 2015: More...

Special Sections

Charges to hold in buggy crash

The Mill Creek woman who was charged last week for the August 2014 horse and buggy crash that claimed the lives of a Mill Creek Amish couple made her first court appearance Wednesday. More...

Increase expected in holiday travel

Despite a rise in gas prices in the last few weeks, more people will be traveling by car during the upcoming five-day Memorial Day holiday, which begins today and runs through midnight Monday, May 25. More...

Area youth, adults take part in track day

Juniata College’s Knox Stadium was full of balloons, games and athletes Wednesday as youth and adults from across the county took part in the Special Needs Athletic Association of Huntingdon County’s annual Track and Field Extravaganza. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 21 Soup Kitchen The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302. More...

State  Free Access 

Feds trying to determine if engineer was using phone

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Investigators are combing through phone records, locomotive data, radio transmissions and surveillance video to determine if the engineer in last week’s deadly Amtrak derailment was using his cellphone while at the con More...

Gunmen fired potentially lethal shots at officer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two brothers charged with killing a Philadelphia police officer during a shootout inside a video game store each struck the officer with a potentially lethal shot, prosecutors said Wednesday as the suspects waived their prel More...

Woman attacked elderly beau with hacksaw, model plane

SPRING MILLS (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman in “an outrage of jealo usy” attacked her82-yearold boyfriend with a hacksaw and a model airplane. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Newton Hamilton mayor designates Cleanup Week

75 Years Ago The magnificent stage production, “Headin’ Hollywood,” is rapidly nearing completion through rehearsals which are being held twice daily. More...

Local Sports

Familiarity is key to team’s success

PIAA Class AA Doubles Tournament:

It’s been a pretty good spring for Huntingdon senior Austin Perow and junior Taylor Mitchell. To make it even better, it’s not quite over yet. More...

Bearcats’ Frederick eyes repeat

PIAA Class AA Track & Field Championships:

All five high schools that The Daily News covers will be represented at the 2015 PIAA state track and field championships at Shippensburg University Friday and Saturday. More...

Curve end skid with 2-1 win at Portland

Jason Creasy (4-0) and the Curve pitching staff returned to normalcy Wednesday night, holding Portland to one run on six hits in a 2-1 win to end a three-game losing streak. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

A submitted photo featured a scene from the 1946 Alexandria Memorial Day parade. If you have more information about this photo or a photo you would like to share, contact staff writer Candy E. More...

Readers offer additional info on photos

The Daily News has received additional information over the past several weeks regarding the Old-Time Photos in the April 30 and May 7, editions. More...

Our Readers Write

What grinds my gears Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: More...

Farm-Home-Garden

It was an AG -venture

The Huntingdon County Fairgrounds was taken over by walkers, runners and spectators May 17 for the “It’s An AGventure!” 5K Race. The course made three loops around the fairgrounds that added up to 3.1 miles. More...

SHC FFA members honored at year-end banquet

The Southern Huntingdon County FFA Chapter ended its year with a banquet May 7 at the Southern Huntingdon County High School. The evening started off with a meal of turkey and various covered dishes in the cafeteria. More...

4-H Club News

Minnie Whinnies

The Minnie Whinnies 4-H Club held a Minnie Whinnies Model Fun Show at the Comfort Inn in Huntingdon April 26. The show started at 10 a.m. and ended at approximately 5 p.m. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Real friends will have your back

Dear Annie: I am 17 years old and still in high school. I recently became “Jake’s” girlfriend. We’ve been dating for about a week. I’ve known Jake as a friend for a year, and we hang out with the same group. More...

Doctor K

Botox offers relief for chronic migraine

DEAR DOCTOR K: I suffer from chronic migraine headaches. My doctor mentioned Botox injections as a possible treatment. Can you tell me more? More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT THE ALL-STAR RACE

1. Back in the saddle Kyle Busch saw competition on the track for the first time since breaking his right leg and left foot in the XFINITY race at Daytona on Feb. 21. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Why the worried look? More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH FOR AT CHARLOTTE

1. Jeff’s week? For Jeff Gordon’s likely last Coca-Cola 600, we’ll all be thinking the same thing: 1994. Gordon collected his first Cup win in the 600-miler as a 22-year-old. More...

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