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Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient home Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient home

DALLAS — A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa. Full Story →

End Zone Extra 2014: Thursday football preview End Zone Extra 2014: Thursday football preview

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.

- CARLY KROUSE, JAMES J. NESTOR
Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.

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Each week, the Gazette presents the people and places of the Indiana County area through the eyes of Gazette photographers.

- TOM PEEL, JAMIE EMPFIELD, JAMES J. NESTOR
Parents charged in bathtub incident

LIGONIER — A Bolivar-area couple has been charged with placing their children at risk of harm after police learned that one of their four children nearly drowned after being left unattended in a bathtub.

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Unemployment rate up
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The August seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Indiana County increased 0.1 percent to 5.5 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. Over the year, the rate fell 1.6 percent. [Read More]
Bank account started to aid wounded baby
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Relatives of a days-old infant wounded by a stray hunter’s shot in southwestern Indiana County have opened a local bank account to accept donations to defray medical expenses. [Read More]
Biss inducted into Purchase Line Alumni Hall of Fame Biss inducted into Purchase Line Alumni Hall of Fame
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Robert Biss, class of 1957, was honored Saturday by the Purchase Line Red Dragon Foundation as its 16th inductee into the Alumni Hall of Fame. [Read More]
Volunteer opportunities available for teens Volunteer opportunities available for teens
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Teens, did you know volunteer service can transfer to work experience and looks great on your college application? [Read More]
Homecoming queen crowned Homecoming queen crowned
1 day ago - - JAMIE EMPFIELD
Hailey Dawson was crowned the 2014 Homer-Center homecoming queen. [Read More]
LGBT Film Festival to start Sunday
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The Indiana Cares Campaign to End Homophobia will kick off its 11th annual LGBT Film Festival on Sunday. [Read More]
Homecoming festivities on tap for West Shamokin Homecoming festivities on tap for West Shamokin
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West Shamokin Junior-Senior High School will celebrate homecoming festivities Friday at Jack E. Boyer Field in Rural Valley. [Read More]
PennDOT to display bridge plans
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PennDOT Engineering District 10 will display public plans for the Route 85 Sunnyside Bridge No. 2 project in Valley Township, Armstrong County, on Oct. 15. [Read More]
Thousands of Penelec customers affected by power outage Thousands of Penelec customers affected by power outage
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About 3,400 Penelec customers had their electricity service interrupted Monday when a utility pole anchor failed at a pole in White Township. [Read More]
United Way awards 12 grants for 2014
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Volunteers serving on the United Way of Indiana County’s Special Funds Committee, chaired by Joseph Reschini of Reschini Insurance, recently awarded grants totaling $19,976.97 to 12 programs serving Indiana County residents. [Read More]

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IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks lifted by special teams IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks lifted by special teams
1 day ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
The IUP Crimson Hawks have one of the best kickers in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Soccer team returns to top 25
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Lexie Palluconi scored the Crimson Hawks’ lone goal in the 58th minute of the match to help the 24th-ranked IUP women’s soccer team forge a 1-1 tie in a non-conference match against host Alderson Broaddus on Tuesday. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Grube, Hughes lead IHS to win
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Kyle Grube and C.J. Hughes tore up the Indiana Country Club course to lead Indiana to a 183-207 victory over Latrobe in a WPIAL Section 3-AAA golf match Monday. [Read More]
VOLLEYBALL: Purchase Line keeps slate clean
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Purchase Line improved to 10-0 by sweeping host United, 25-16, 25-15, 25-14, in a Heritage Conference girls’ volleyball match Tuesday. [Read More]
End Zone Extra Player of the Week: Jake Zilinskas End Zone Extra Player of the Week: Jake Zilinskas
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This week's End Zone Extra Player of the Week is Jake Zilinskas, No. 8, of Indiana High School. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Sames leads Hawks in D-I tourney
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Kenneth Sames tied for fifth place at even par to lead the IUP men’s golf team to a 10th-place finish at George Mason University’s Patriot Intercollegiate on Monday at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Time to get in the woods
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The approaching sound of leaves crunching under hooves is something all archers eagerly anticipate. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Friends go on new excursion JEFF KNAPP: Friends go on new excursion
2 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Propelled by a delicate roll cast, the green caddis larvae fly landed lightly in the clear, cool water of the West Branch of Caldwell Creek. The modest current washed the size 12 fly downstream to a submerged tree branch, where a 12-inch wild brown trout shot out and seized it. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Purchase Line remains perfect
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Host Purchase Line upped its record to 9-0 by sweeping Glendale, 25-10, 25-8, 25-10, in a non-conference girls’ volleyball match Monday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana secures second place
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DERRY — Indiana locked up second place in the section with a 5-0 win over third-place Derry in a WPIAL Section 3-AA girls’ tennis match Monday. [Read More]

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IUP student gets ARD in disturbance
23 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student accused of being one of the instigators among throngs of disorderly revelers who clogged South Seventh Street in Indiana earlier this year has been placed on a probation program with a chance to erase the incident from his record. [Read More]
POLICE REPORT
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Borough police charged Michael Feroce, 21, of Vandergrift, with retail theft, resisting arrest and public drunkenness at 2:33 a.m. at Sheetz, 768 Wayne Ave. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
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Elizabeth Casady, 34, of Indiana, was injured at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 when her vehicle went off the shoulder of Route 553, according to state police. [Read More]
Hospital nixes teen’s treatment Hospital nixes teen’s treatment
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UPPER ST. CLAIR (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area psychiatric hospital has refused to treat a 16-year-old boy awaiting trial on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school in April. [Read More]
Police: Frein making errors Police: Frein making errors
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BLOOMING GROVE — The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a massive manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender. [Read More]
ADA suspended over case
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A district attorney has suspended a deputy prosecutor with pay after a judge ruled the deputy purposely withheld evidence that could have helped a western Pennsylvania pizza driver. [Read More]
Substitute teacher to stand trial
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NEW BRIGHTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school substitute English teacher has been ordered to stand trial on charges she had sex with two 18-year-old students days before they graduated. [Read More]
Pennsylvania trooper shot dead during gun training
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CONSHOHOCKEN (AP) — A state trooper was accidentally shot during a gun training exercise at a safety facility on Tuesday and later died. [Read More]
Man pleads guilty in slaying
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the death of a Pittsburgh-area community activist. [Read More]
Borough pays $350,000 over traffic stop suit
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WHITAKER (AP) — A tiny borough near Pittsburgh is paying $350,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who said an officer smashed her window with a handgun after she drove away from a traffic stop because the officer was wearing shorts and a T-shirt and no badge. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays: Oct. 2
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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. 1, 2014. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Oct. 1
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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, Sept. 30, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Sept. 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, Sept. 29, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 29
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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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Regional hospital weekend activity: [Read More]
IN THE SERVICE IN THE SERVICE
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Here's a periodic roundup of achievements of Indiana County area residents in the military service: [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Kristina Albright SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Kristina Albright
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The Homer City Kiwanis Club recently named Kristina Albright as the Homer-Center High School Senior of the Month for September 2014. She is the daughter of Heather Albright and Mike Nestlerode, of Homer City. [Read More]

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Tweet about Ferguson grand jury sparks probe
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prosecutors are investigating a Twitter post claiming that grand jurors hearing evidence in the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old near St. Louis haven’t seen enough evidence to justify prosecuting the officer. [Read More]
First Ebola case found in U.S. First Ebola case found in U.S.
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DALLAS — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area’s West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus. [Read More]
Details of presidential security breach evolve Details of presidential security breach evolve
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WASHINGTON — The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service. [Read More]
Hospital nixes teen’s treatment Hospital nixes teen’s treatment
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UPPER ST. CLAIR (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area psychiatric hospital has refused to treat a 16-year-old boy awaiting trial on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school in April. [Read More]
Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings
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HONG KONG — Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong warned Wednesday that if the territory’s leader doesn’t resign by the end of Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: High court expected to take up gay marriage
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WASHINGTON — The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now. [Read More]
Corbett backs heroin overdose bill
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PHILADELPHIA — Gov. Tom Corbett signed a bill Tuesday that supporters say will reduce the number of fatal heroin overdoses in Pennsylvania in part by making an antidote more available to police and the public. [Read More]
Police: Frein making errors Police: Frein making errors
1 day ago -
BLOOMING GROVE — The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a massive manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender. [Read More]
ADA suspended over case
1 day ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — A district attorney has suspended a deputy prosecutor with pay after a judge ruled the deputy purposely withheld evidence that could have helped a western Pennsylvania pizza driver. [Read More]
Substitute teacher to stand trial
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NEW BRIGHTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school substitute English teacher has been ordered to stand trial on charges she had sex with two 18-year-old students days before they graduated. [Read More]

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Letter to the editor: My votes will go for Corbett, Reed
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I am one Pennsylvanian who is not confused over political issues. That is why I intend to vote for Tom Corbett for governor and Dave Reed for legislator. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Domestic violence has go on far too long
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Why has domestic violence in the NFL become the major story that is bringing light to an issue that has gone on far too long and is still unreported too many times today? Domestic violence! [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Save Festival of Lights
2 days ago -
I am writing this in response to the article about the Festival of Lights going dark after this year. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: The word of God
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Romans 1:26: “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which was against nature.” [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Homosexuality isn't among evils
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In response to Ms. Carrie Orr’s Sept. 21 letter “Everywhere we look, we can see evil in world” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: In debate between 'Toms,' Corbett wins
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The debate between two “Toms” Monday night should have convinced those watching which of the two would make the better governor. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: God of Holy Bible does judge, hates sin
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I have read two letters to the editor entries recently and would like to use the Holy Bible to clarify what God says in His Word about homosexuality. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: The most unproductive Congress ever
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So you think midterm elections aren’t important? Were you among the 58.5 percent of Americans who didn’t vote in the 2010 midterm elections? Or were you among the 41.5 percent who voted, thinking you were going to get something different than the most unproductive Congress in history? [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: God does not hate or judge
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Homosexuality in the same sentence as murder, rape, etc.: This is what was in my paper Sunday morning. (“Everywhere we look, we can see evil in world.”) [Read More]

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