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Two dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament Two dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said. Full Story →

CAMPAIGN 2014: House candidates tackle issues during voter forum CAMPAIGN 2014: House candidates tackle issues during voter forum

Candidates in two local competitive state House campaigns squared off Tuesday evening in Indiana, launching their final 14-day push for votes in the Nov. 4 general election.

Salsgiver pleads guilty Salsgiver pleads guilty

Indiana County prosecutors this morning reached a plea agreement with a Glen Campbell man charged in the June 2013 slaying of James Alexander on a walking trail in Clymer.

End Zone Player of the Week: Rahdezz Henderson End Zone Player of the Week: Rahdezz Henderson

The Blairsville Bobcats are getting it done on both sides of the ball, thanks to players like Rahdezz Henderson.

INDIANA: Council discusses 2 mill tax hike INDIANA: Council discusses 2 mill tax hike

Indiana Borough residents may see a tax increase of slightly more than 2 mills in 2015, part of it in response to requests for additional tax revenue from the Indiana Fire Association and the Indiana Free Library.

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Police focus on safety at bus stops Police focus on safety at bus stops
17 hours ago - - SEAN YODER
State and local police will be participating in Operation Safe Stop today to promote safe driving around school bus stops. State police in many areas across Pennsylvania will be targeting bus stops that have a high incidence of illegal passing, according to state police. [Read More]
Volunteers needed for Make a Difference Day
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Volunteers are needed to man collection sites at various county locations Saturday for Make a Difference Day, a national day of service sponsored locally by The Indiana Gazette. [Read More]
BLAIRSVILLE BOROUGH: Groups work to extend trails
17 hours ago - - ELLEN MATIS
Although it was not awarded a grant to go through with the engineering of a bridge over Route 22, Blairsville Borough in conjunction with the Blairsville Community Development Association and the Conemaugh Valley Conservancy will continue plans to extend the Blairsville Riverfront Trail. [Read More]
NAACP to hold banquet on Nov. 8
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The Indiana County unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host the 28th annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in White Township. [Read More]
Upcoming community events planned
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Check out today's listing of events to be held throughout Indiana County ... [Read More]
Collaborative performance coming to IUP
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The 25th anniversary season of the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania continues as the Ovations! series and presents Strings and Serpents, an international collaboration that explores a synthesis of Japanese and Western structures by merging musical and visual form. [Read More]
Area agencies welcome youth volunteers
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Teens, did you know volunteer service can transfer to work experience and looks great on your college application? [Read More]
Catholic Daughters Ct. St. Bernard 339 Indiana meet
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A roundup of activities of local groups as submitted to The Indiana Gazette. Write to to have your organization's reports included in the periodic Club News column in the Gazette and on The Indiana Gazette Online. [Read More]
Kid's Fun Day planned
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Kid’s Fun Day will be held Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Salt Center (Old Saltsburg High School Auditorium), 718 Pine St., Saltsburg. [Read More]
Fall festival set for Saturday
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RURAL VALLEY — A fall festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall at NuValley Presbyterian Church, 901 Main St., Rural Valley. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks still in the picture IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks still in the picture
17 hours ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
It won’t be the easiest road to travel, and the potholes could be killers. But IUP coach Curt Cignetti won’t believe for a minute that his team is out of this. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Rams win second straight title HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Rams win second straight title
17 hours ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
LIGONIER — Ligonier Valley had no intentions of allowing Purchase Line to mount another dramatic comeback — not on Senior Salute night and not with its second straight Heritage Conference girls’ volleyball title on the line. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indians' run will continue in state quarterfinals
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VALENCIA — Indiana’s historic playoff run is making a stop in Hershey. [Read More]
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KENWOOD — Homer-Center swept Penns Manor, 25-20, 25-23, 25-23, in a Heritage Conference girls’ volleyball match Tuesday. [Read More]
Indiana drops season finale
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Indiana lost to unbeaten Hollidaysburg, 6-0, in the seventh-grade football team’s season finale. [Read More]
Hawks mentor high school players Hawks mentor high school players
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Indiana Area Senior High School life skills class students participated in a program Monday with members of the IUP women’s basketball team. [Read More]
Stapleton brothers rewriting Indiana record books Stapleton brothers rewriting Indiana record books
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
Two months ago, Riley Stapleton made a bold prediction. It’s one a lot of opposing coaches probably won’t want to be made aware of. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Many pursuits available
2 days ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Many outdoor enthusiasts would agree that October is the premier month for fresh-air adventure. Opportunities for waterfowl, small game and furtaking chalk the calendar full with pursuits. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Walleyes concentrate in cold water JEFF KNAPP: Walleyes concentrate in cold water
2 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
One of the region’s better late-season fishing options is the walleye action found on the Allegheny River. Having a well thought-out game plan can help one make good use of the limited daylight of the season. [Read More]
Ion named scholar-athlete
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NuMINE — Dawnelle Ion, a senior at West Shamokin High School, has been named the Ding-A-Lings Sports Club’s scholar-athlete of the month for September. [Read More]

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17 hours ago -
IUP student Ethan King, 20, of Braddock, Allegheny County, was discovered in possession of a marijuana cigarette at 11:14 p.m. Oct. 11 in the 1100 block of Oak Street and destroyed the contraband when officers approached him, Indiana Borough police reported. [Read More]
Firefighters respond to call near campus Firefighters respond to call near campus
2 days ago - - KAYLA GRUBE
Indiana firefighters responded to a possible vehicle fire at 3:36 p.m. Monday in the Hadley Union Building parking lot in Indiana. [Read More]
Jury seated for trial in Clymer slaying Jury seated for trial in Clymer slaying
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Attorneys completed jury selection late Monday afternoon and were expected to open their cases this morning in the trial of a second defendant accused in the shooting death of James Alexander last year on a remote section of a walking trail in Clymer. [Read More]
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State police at Indiana arrested Justin Hoffert, 24, of Durhamville, N.Y., and charged him with sexually assaulting a 14-year old girl. [Read More]
Police: Prosecutor struck by partner
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A popular Pittsburgh restaurant owner has been jailed on charges he assaulted his girlfriend, the lead prosecutor in a homicide trial of a medical researcher accused of poisoning his physician wife with cyanide. [Read More]
Flight 93 site fire cause may never be known, officials say
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SHANKSVILLE (AP) — A state police fire marshal says he may never be able to determine what caused a fire that destroyed the headquarters buildings at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Fire that killed 6 began downstairs; cause unclear
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A house fire that killed four children, their mother and their stepgrandfather began in the downstairs living room, but its cause remained unclear, a public safety official said Monday. [Read More]
Woman mistakes jail for bar
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PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very intoxicated woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell. [Read More]
Arraignment set in killing of 4
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NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her new boyfriend and leaving their bodies in a field was expected to be arraigned in a Florida court. [Read More]
Lawyers gather in bombing case
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BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzho-khar Tsarnaev were due in court today for a status conference. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays: Oct. 22
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Oct. 21, 2014: [Read More]
98th BIRTHDAY: Catherine Hebert 98th BIRTHDAY: Catherine Hebert
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Catherine Hebert, of Indiana, will celebrate her 98th birthday Thursday with her family in her home. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Oct. 21
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Be sure to wish these Gazette readers a happy birthday when you see them today: [Read More]
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Oct. 20, 2014: [Read More]
50TH ANNIVERSARY: Dave and LaRue Yarnell 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Dave and LaRue Yarnell
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Dave and LaRue Yarnell, of Homer City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 24, 2014. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Theresa Potts and Nicholaus Gipson ENGAGEMENT: Theresa Potts and Nicholaus Gipson
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Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Potts, of Shelocta, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Theresa Lawton Potts, to Nicholaus Gipson, son of Allen Gipson and Rachelle Hirsch, of Kansas. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Oct. 20
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If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Oct. 19
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]

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Elsewhere briefs
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Teens may have sought jihadis [Read More]
Canadian soldier killed in attack at Parliament Hill in Ottowa
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OTTAWA, Ontario — An unidentified gunman traumatized the heart of the Canadian government Wednesday, killing a soldier guarding the National War Memorial and then entering the nearby Parliament building, where he fired multiple shots. Police officers rushed to secure the building and move occupant [Read More]
McDonald's CEO outlines changes
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NEW YORK — After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn’t been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants. [Read More]
Iran's leader pledges to back Iraq against insurgents Iran's leader pledges to back Iraq against insurgents
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TEHRAN, Iran — Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State group. [Read More]
Investigators question Secret Service assignment
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WASHINGTON — A government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor. [Read More]
Social Security benefits to rise 1.7 percent
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WASHINGTON — Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced today. [Read More]
News icon Ben Bradlee dies at 93 News icon Ben Bradlee dies at 93
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Ben Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post’s Watergate reporting that led to the fall of President Richard M. Nixon and that stamped him in American culture as the quintessential newspaper editor of his era — gruff, charming and tenacious — died Tuesday. He was 93. [Read More]
Sex offender found in homemade fort
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BURGETTSTOWN (AP) — A convicted sex offender wanted on charges he molested a 3-year-old girl in West Virginia has been found hiding in a homemade fort in the Pennsylvania woods. [Read More]
Governor dropped from NCAA suit
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HARRISBURG (AP) — The NCAA has dropped Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett from its lawsuit challenging a state law that limits where $60 million in Penn State fine money can be spent. [Read More]
Franciscan friar abuse victims awarded $8M
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PITTSBURGH — Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

Letter to the Editor: Pennsylvania deserves a fresh start
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Tom Corbett and Dave Reed often use business metaphors when discussing politics. When voting this November, I ask that you use their metaphor to determine if they should be rehired (re-elected). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Lowry joins in trying to discredit Obama
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Nazi Germany’s Joseph Goebbels once said that if you tell a big lie often enough, people will eventually believe it. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Freeberg will stand up for education
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Education funding has become a serious problem in Pennsylvania, and a vote for Kevin Freeberg, currently running for Pennsylvania House, is a step toward fixing it. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: A severance tax would affect my family
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I work in the gas and oil industry. I’m a surveyor who stakes the location of gas wells to comply with state environmental regulations. I enjoy my job, find it fulfilling and earn a fair wage. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Don't be misled on Corbett's record
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As a parent of a special-needs child, I am truly grateful to Gov. Tom Corbett for increasing educational funding for special-needs education. In fact, this was the first increase in special-education funding in six years. [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor
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The Indiana Gazette welcomes letters to the editor and will endeavor to print readers’ letters in a timely manner. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: A foul smell in Burrell Township
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I am a property owner in Burrell Township. In May 2013, I received a letter to attend a meeting with the Burrell Township Sewage Authority to discuss information about a new main forced sewer line that borders one side of my property. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: End pollution? Don't drive, eat or use energy
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I have been striving for some time along with others to try and put together a plan to curb the drastic effects of the pollution in our society today. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Who will tell chickens they're in every pot?
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The homeowners will be joyous and the teachers will have more money to teach our kids. Those rich gas companies that employ thousands of our neighbors finally get what they deserve; make them pay. Make the coal mines pay; some of them have lots of money. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Freeberg will advocate for middle class
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Voters of Pennsylvania’s 62nd Legislative District: For the first time in eight years, we have a choice: career politician Dave Reed or challenger Kevin Freeberg. When you choose, consider the issues: [Read More]

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