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Man wanted in Pennsylvania trooper ambush captured Man wanted in Pennsylvania trooper ambush captured

A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents, authorities said. Full Story →

Man swings ax at DC officer in unprovoked attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police are searching for a man they say swung a large ax at an officer in an unprovoked attack.

Planners wrap up public sessions

During the last three days, about 240 people came to the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex and gave their input on what they would like to preserve and change about the areas surrounding the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. This wraps ups a second round of workshops for the Indian

- SEAN YODER
Gasoline prices heading below $3 Gasoline prices heading below $3

NEW YORK — The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon.

Report: Medicare bought prescriptions for deceased

WASHINGTON — Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare’s prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead.

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Indiana Gazette Special section: Family Business
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Join us in supporting our local family-owned businesses, the backbone of our economic vitality. [Read More]
FCFC announces third-quarter results
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Indiana-based First Commonwealth Financial Corp. on Thursday announced financial results for the third quarter of 2014. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Vets, Eunice, Elizabeth, Thomas ... INSIDE INDIANA: Vets, Eunice, Elizabeth, Thomas ...
40 minutes ago - - BILL HASTINGS
To whom it may concern — [Read More]
Book Breakfast to be held featuring Dr. Edward Platt Book Breakfast to be held featuring Dr. Edward Platt
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The New Century Club will meet at 9:15 a.m. Nov. 6 in the St. Andrews court dining room for a book breakfast. [Read More]
Halloween activities held throughout area
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Halloween activities held throughout area
4 hours ago - - TERI ENCISO
Communities across Indiana County have scheduled trick-or-treating and other Halloween activities for the public. See photos from the events here. [Read More]
Students offer ideas for future Students offer ideas for future
1 day ago - - SEAN YODER
Students from Indiana Area School District participated in planning sessions Wednesday morning for the Indiana Community University District workshops. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: Officials adopt housing plan
1 day ago - - RANDY WELLS
The Indiana County commissioners Wednesday adopted the Indiana County Housing Plan as an addition to the county’s comprehensive plan, and designated it as the guiding document for all policy and development efforts regarding housing in the county during the next decade. [Read More]
S&T Bankcorp to buy Integrity S&T Bankcorp to buy Integrity
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Indiana-based S&T Bancorp Inc. will acquire Integrity Bancshares in a $155 million deal that will represent an expansion into southcentral Pennsylvania for S&T. [Read More]
Family, friends take a book break Family, friends take a book break
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Sharon Rank took a break from a walk around town to read “Incy Wincy Spider” to children at the Little Free Library station along Third Street in Indiana. [Read More]
Basket party planned Basket party planned
1 day ago - - TERI ENCISO
Four Footed Friends will hold a basket party Sunday at the Indiana Holiday Inn courtyard, White Township. [Read More]

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Derry finishes with four-win season
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DERRY — A moving pregame walkthrough gave way to an emotional effort on the field and a tearful postgame locker room celebreation. [Read More]
VOLLEYBALL: Dragons suffer crushing defeat VOLLEYBALL: Dragons suffer crushing defeat
29 minutes ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
PURCHASE LINE — Up until the night’s final whistle, the girls on the Purchase Line High School volleyball team believed they could prevail in the most significant and emotional match of their careers. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks hope to rebound vs. Clarion IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks hope to rebound vs. Clarion
1 hour ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
After back-to-back losses to their traditional rivals, the IUP Crimson Hawks are emotionally spent. [Read More]
END ZONE EXTRA: Weekend matchups
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The playoffs begin for WPIAL and District 9 teams while Heritage Conference schools wrap up their regular season schedules. Here's a look ahead at the contests and what you need to know: [Read More]
End Zone Extra: Thursday football preview End Zone Extra: Thursday football preview
20 hours ago - - CARLY KROUSE
Gazette staffer Carly Krouse brings you this week's Thursday Sports Preview, a highlight of what's to come in Friday night high school football. [Read More]
WPIAL Football playoffs schedule WPIAL Football playoffs schedule
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The WPIAL football playoffs begin Friday in all four classifications [Read More]
Pease wins football contest
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Mary Pease, of Indiana, won the ninth edition of the Gazette’s weekly football contest. [Read More]
Todd Bird Club sets meeting
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ERNEST — The Todd Bird Club will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Blue Spruce Lodge at Blue Spruce County Park. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Crimson Hawks jump up to fifth place IUP ROUNDUP: Crimson Hawks jump up to fifth place
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IUP improved by 14 strokes and moved up five spots to finish fifth in the Rock Barn Intercollegiate golf tournament hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne on Tuesday afternoon. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks glad November is coming IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks glad November is coming
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
Since he took over the IUP football program, Curt Cignetti has never lost a game in the month of November. [Read More]

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Man sentenced for molestation
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A northern Indiana County man has been ordered to serve up to almost four years in jail after pleading guilty to charges that he molested children at a day care center operated by his sister in Grant Township. [Read More]
Firefighters stop fire in framework
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ARMSTRONG TOWNSHIP — Volunteer firefighters halted a blaze in the wooden framework near a fireplace when the flue and brickwork overheated Thursday evening in a residence at 3119 Creekside Road. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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A Virginia man was jailed in Indiana early this morning after scuffling with patrons, then assaulting four workers at Boomerangs Bar, Indiana Borough police reported. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
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Vehicles driven by Jacob Myers, of Clarksville, Tenn., and Brandon Carroll, of North Tazewell, Va., collided at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday on Cornell Road, state police at Indiana reported. [Read More]
UPDATE: Death penalty sought for trooper ambush suspect UPDATE: Death penalty sought for trooper ambush suspect
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A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents, authorities said. [Read More]
Plane crashes at Kansas airport, at least 4 dead Plane crashes at Kansas airport, at least 4 dead
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building Thursday while trying to return to a Kansas airport, killing at least four people inside the building and injuring at least five others, officials said. [Read More]
Plane crashes at Kansas airport, at least 2 dead
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building Thursday while trying to return to a Kansas airport, killing two people inside the building and injuring at least four others, officials said. [Read More]
Fire chief: At least 2 dead in Kansas airport plane crash Fire chief: At least 2 dead in Kansas airport plane crash
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane that reported losing engine power has crashed into a building at a Kansas airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city. [Read More]
Man accused of sexual assault to face trial
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BLAIRSVILLE — A New York man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year old girl in Burrell Township waived to court the charges against him. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus police cited Angela Sedota, 19, of Pittsburgh, with underage drinking and public drunkenness at 2:44 a.m. Saturday on Garman Avenue near the S.W. Jack Cogeneration Plant. Citations were filed Wednesday in Indiana District Court. [Read More]

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HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Oct. 30: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Oct. 31
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If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
FIRST BIRTHDAY: Anson Blazek FIRST BIRTHDAY: Anson Blazek
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Anson Blazek, son of Tim Blazek and Michelle Dornsife, of Parma, Ohio, celebrated his first birthday on Aug. 30 with a zoo animal themed party. [Read More]
SECOND BIRTHDAY: Abigail Phillips SECOND BIRTHDAY: Abigail Phillips
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Abigail Phillips celebrated her second birthday on April 12. [Read More]
SECOND BIRTHDAY: Jacob Armstrong SECOND BIRTHDAY: Jacob Armstrong
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Jacob Gunner Armstrong celebrated his second birthday on May 3 with a horse-themed party with family and friends. [Read More]
BIRTH: Joshua Forrest Armstrong
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Joshua Forrest Armstrong was born Aug. 29, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Oct. 30
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Oct. 29, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Oct. 29
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If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Oct. 28, 2014: [Read More]

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Anti-violence activists charged in vicious beating
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two “Stop the Violence” organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition. [Read More]
Maine asks court to isolate quarantined nurse Maine asks court to isolate quarantined nurse
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FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials have asked a court to limit the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. [Read More]
Small-plane crash in Kansas leaves four dead Small-plane crash in Kansas leaves four dead
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WICHITA, Kan. — Work began today to recover the remains of the four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport, authorities said. [Read More]
Prosecutor: Tweet hacked
1 hour ago -
ST. LOUIS — A tweet earlier this month suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman’s Twitter account, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Thursday. [Read More]
Lawmaker gets house arrest, keeps state pension for plea Lawmaker gets house arrest, keeps state pension for plea
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NORRISTOWN — A Pennsylvania lawmaker will avoid jail time and keep her pension despite admitting in a felony plea that she used her taxpayer-funded staff for campaign fundraising. [Read More]
Mustache institute starting Hall of Fame
1 hour ago -
ST. LOUIS (AP) — There are halls of fame for everything from baseball to rock ‘n’ roll, so why shouldn’t those with a hairy upper lip get their just rewards? [Read More]
Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow
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PAHOA, Hawaii — The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday. [Read More]
Poll: Economy, health care top issues
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DENVER — As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. [Read More]
Terminally ill Oregon woman may postpone taking her life Terminally ill Oregon woman may postpone taking her life
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon’s assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die. [Read More]
Candy prices to rise Candy prices to rise
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NEW YORK — That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won’t cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could. [Read More]

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Letter to the editor: Cast vote for integrity on Election Day
3 days ago -
As Election Day approaches, many voters have become aware of the need for fresh leaders willing to serve with integrity. On Election Day, I will vote for Democrat Kevin Freeberg, who has served the Indiana School District for 32 years as an instructor of American history and politics. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Candidate Dush responds to criticisms
3 days ago -
I want to address a couple of comments about me in a letter Thursday (“Voting for Democrat this time”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Wolf, Freeberg offer refreshing alternative
4 days ago -
The election on Nov. 4 will be an important one, especially for Democrats. Typically, many individuals do not bother to vote during midterm elections. However, your vote counts and no matter where you live, it is essential that you exercise this right. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Smart voters in an era of polarization
4 days ago -
A smart voter will vote for the person who will represent them much like an attorney. You expect your attorney/representative to do research and develop public policy that will benefit his/her constituents. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Display of civic consciousness applauded
5 days ago -
The attendance at the Candidates’ Night Forum at Aging Services in Indiana on Tuesday night was heartening — a little over 360 people braving the rain and first cold night of the season. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: 'Beyond Poverty': Who wins?
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In his recent Gazette interview, state Rep. Dave Reed congratulated himself for having initiated Republican Policy Committee hearings around Pennsylvania on problems of poverty and producing a “preliminary report,” “Beyond Poverty.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Reed's leadership critical for our future
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Instead of stating political reasons to support a candidate for state representative, I will offer a practical point of view developed through firsthand experience. I support Dave Reed’s re-election because Indiana County needs his thoughtful leadership in Harrisburg. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Lax oversight of gas industry
5 days ago -
I am very concerned about the Marcellus shale natural gas industry’s fracking process and the potential for contaminating our drinking water. If this occurs, what do we do? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Money - It's a gas
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In 2011, the Marcellus Coalition commissioned a study that found there were 2,300 Marcellus wells in Pennsylvania that could produce almost 3.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. Comparable gas prices at that time were $3.62 per 1,000 cubic feet (October 2011 EIA wellhead price). [Read More]
EDITORIALS ELSEWHERE
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Excerpts from recent editorials in U.S. newspapers: [Read More]

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