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Five slain in shooting at Washington mall Five slain in shooting at Washington mall

BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Police searched Saturday for a gunman authorities said opened fire in the makeup department of a Macy’s store at a mall north of Seattle, killing four females and one man, before fleeing toward an interstate on foot. Full Story →

APSCUF sets strike date of Oct. 19 APSCUF sets strike date of Oct. 19

HARRISBURG (AP) — The union representing IUP faculty and coaches has set a strike date.

Clymer Days festival continues Clymer Days festival continues

Jeff Szenyo, of Homer City, displayed his customized “Munster’s Coach” at a car cruise Friday during the kickoff of the Clymer Days festival.

END ZONE EXTRA: There's no stopping powerful Rams END ZONE EXTRA: There's no stopping powerful Rams

ARMAGH — So far, there has been no stopping the Ligonier Valley Rams.

'Nufonia Must Fall' set to hit Fisher Auditorium 'Nufonia Must Fall' set to hit Fisher Auditorium

An “old-fashioned love story enjoyed by all ages” will be performed on Tuesday at IUP when Eric San and K.K. Barrett bring “Nufonia Must Fall” to the Fisher Auditorium stage.

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GOD, ME AND A CUP OF TEA: Enjoy the journey
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GOD, ME AND A CUP OF TEA: Enjoy the journey
8 hours ago - - MICHELE HUEY
I once read of a woman who wanted to visit some relatives who lived halfway across the country. Since she didn’t like to fly, she decided to take a train. Besides, she figured, she’d see more of the countryside that way. [Read More]
TEXTING THRU CANCER: Finding gems even in the cellar
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TEXTING THRU CANCER: Finding gems even in the cellar
8 hours ago - - JAN WOODARD
Breathing in the autumn air, I welcomed the season’s annual rituals as a child — raking the yard, clearing out flower beds, sniffing the aroma of burning leaves, even watching Daddy on a stepladder removing summer screens and replacing them with storm windows. [Read More]
CLUB NEWS: Catholic Daughters of the Americas CLUB NEWS: Catholic Daughters of the Americas
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A covered-dish dinner, followed by the September meeting of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Bernard 339, was held in the church social hall Sept. 8. Guests attending were Father Thomas Federline, Father Andy Gumaugan and Jim Federline. [Read More]
Library to offer free events, programs Library to offer free events, programs
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The Indiana Free Library will offer the following free programs next week: [Read More]
Area Girl Scouts visited nation's capital Area Girl Scouts visited nation's capital
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Girl Scout Troop #827 visited Washington, D.C., in 1973. [Read More]
Women's conference set Women's conference set
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“Abide in Me” is the theme for the 2016 Punxsutawney Christian Women’s Conference on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Punxsutawney First Church of God. [Read More]
Upcoming church, social events planned Upcoming church, social events planned
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Check this weekly roundup of dinners, luncheons, barbecues, garage sales, hymn sings, special services, clothing sales, lectures, meetings and other events happening at the churches in the Indiana County area. [Read More]
AREA CHURCH SERVICES AREA CHURCH SERVICES
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Indiana County area churches are grouped by communities, which appear in alphabetical order: [Read More]
HOMER-CENTER: Support staff, school board ratify contract HOMER-CENTER: Support staff, school board ratify contract
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
CENTER TOWNSHIP — Support workers at Homer-Center School District will find a little extra jingle in their pockets next payday. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Shayne, hunger, antiques, Bella Ragazza, etc. INSIDE INDIANA: Shayne, hunger, antiques, Bella Ragazza, etc.
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Friends of the family of Shayne Iverson — the now-toddler who was hit by a hunter’s errant bullet when he was only 5 days old in 2014 — have announced a benefit event in November to help the family. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
Purchase Line High School homecoming court named Purchase Line High School homecoming court named
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Purchase Line's homecoming will be held Friday, and the queen will be announced at halftime of the football game with Northern Cambria. [Read More]
Northern Cambria homecoming queen and king crowned Northern Cambria homecoming queen and king crowned
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Carly Despoy and August Bolinger were named homecoming queen and king Friday during the Northern Cambria homecoming game against Blairsville. [Read More]
Marion Center High School homecoming court named Marion Center High School homecoming court named
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Marion Center High School will hold its homecoming Friday, with a parade beginning at 5 p.m. and the coronation at halftime of the Marion Center-Saltsburg game. [Read More]
END ZONE EXTRA: Friday night football scores END ZONE EXTRA: Friday night football scores
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Scores from the top matchups in the area on Friday, Sept. 23 ... [Read More]
Live high school football updates on End Zone Extra Live high school football updates on End Zone Extra
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We're gearing up for another night of live high school football updates on End Zone Extra. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks face tough test in Edinboro IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks face tough test in Edinboro
1 day ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
Saturday marks the third week in a row that the IUP Crimson Hawks will play away from home. The first two games weren’t that difficult, but coach Curt Cignetti believes the next game will be by far the toughest of the bunch. [Read More]
Colonial Motor Mart donates to Indiana First Down Boosters Colonial Motor Mart donates to Indiana First Down Boosters
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Colonial Motor Mart of Indiana made its annual $500 donation to the Indiana First Down Boosters. [Read More]
Indiana County Sports Hall of Fame accepting nominations Indiana County Sports Hall of Fame accepting nominations
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The Indiana County Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the Class of 2017. [Read More]
CROSS COUNTRY ROUNDUP: Ligonier Valley, Purchase Line earn wins CROSS COUNTRY ROUNDUP: Ligonier Valley, Purchase Line earn wins
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PURCHASE LINE — The Ligonier Valley girls’ and the Purchase Line boys’ cross country teams each earned sweeps in a Heritage Conference triangular meet held Wednesday. [Read More]
GOLF ROUNDUP: Indiana loses matches GOLF ROUNDUP: Indiana loses matches
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GREENSBURG — Indiana lost to Greensburg Salem, 205-231, in a WPIAL Section 1-AAA boys’ golf match at the Hannastown Golf Club, in a match played Wednesday. [Read More]

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INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Brianna Blake, 18, of Philadelphia, has been cited with retail theft, according to borough police. Police said Blake took a cellphone cover from the IUP Co-op bookstore, 319 Pratt Drive, on Sept. 14. [Read More]
Mom who swore at school board not guilty Mom who swore at school board not guilty
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PITTSBURGH — A mother of two who swore at a school board because she didn’t think members were doing enough to address her concerns about bullying has been found not guilty of disorderly conduct. [Read More]
Judge rules on fate of inmate Judge rules on fate of inmate
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HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A man who’s been locked up nearly 38 years for his role in the fatal shooting of a western Maryland deputy has served enough time, a judge ruled Friday — but he’s not free yet. [Read More]
Man's trial moved to Blair County Man's trial moved to Blair County
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A New Florence man accused of robbing a convenience store and clubbing a clerk with a tire iron will be prosecuted in Blair County rather than Indiana County Court. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Two people face drug charges after borough police said they had controlled substances and paraphernalia at 4:09 p.m. Sept. 7 in the first block of South Fourth Street. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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Neither driver was hurt in a two-vehicle accident Sept. 16 at Route 156 and Craig Run Road, according to state police. [Read More]
Tulsa officer charged in killing Tulsa officer charged in killing
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TULSA, Okla. — Less than a week after an unarmed black man was shot dead by a white police officer on a Tulsa street, prosecutors charged the officer with first-degree manslaughter, a decision that may prevent unrest in a city with a long history of tense race relations. [Read More]
Third night of protests in Charlotte remains peaceful Third night of protests in Charlotte remains peaceful
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A third night of protests over a fatal police shooting in Charlotte gave way to quiet streets today after the city’s mayor enacted a curfew and rifle-toting members of the National Guard arrived to guard the city’s business district. [Read More]
The tale of the tape: when should police videos be released? The tale of the tape: when should police videos be released?
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Two police shootings, both recorded by police. In one city, the police recordings were released almost immediately and protests remained calm. In the other, the chief has so far refused to provide the videos to the public and violent protests have wrought destruction in the heart of the city. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays: Sept. 24 Gazette readers' birthdays: Sept. 24
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Sept. 23, 2016: [Read More]
WEDDING: Kelly Hodak and Jeffrey Swigart WEDDING: Kelly Hodak and Jeffrey Swigart
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Kelly Shawn Hodak, daughter of Rita and Shan Hodak, of Clymer, and Jeffrey Michael Swigart, son of Dana Swigart, of Texas, and the late Richard Gibbons, were married Aug. 4, 2016, in a double-ring ceremony in Killeen, Texas. Bill Cooke, justice of the peace, officiated. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 23: Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 23:
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Sept. 22, 2016: [Read More]
2nd BIRTHDAY: Aden Hood 2nd BIRTHDAY: Aden Hood
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Aden Steele Hood celebrated his second birthday Aug. 18. A fireman-themed birthday party was held with family and friends. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 22: Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 22:
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Sept. 21, 2016: [Read More]
STUDENTS IN THE NEWS STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
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Here's an occasional roundup of the achievements and accomplishments of Indiana County area students in post-secondary education. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 21: Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 21:
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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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Charlotte protesters urge police to release video of shooting Charlotte protesters urge police to release video of shooting
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Demonstrators carried signs, chanted and marched in a peaceful protest hours after the family of a black man shot by police released video showing the events leading up to his death. [Read More]
Obama vetoes bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudis
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama rejected a bill Friday that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, arguing it undermined national security and setting up the possibility Congress may override his veto for the first time in his presidency. [Read More]
Tulsa officer came late to career
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TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa police officer accused of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man took a roundabout path toward her dream job of joining law enforcement. [Read More]
Giving birthdate can raise online vulnerability
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Of all the personal information people tend to give out willy-nilly on the internet, birthdate is perhaps the most ubiquitous. [Read More]
Chaffetz critical of immunity deals
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Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, and two other staff members were granted immunity deals in exchange for their cooperation in the now-closed FBI investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state, says a Republican congressman. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz says he'll cast vote for bitter rival Trump CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz says he'll cast vote for bitter rival Trump
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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump says he’s “greatly honored” to receive the endorsement of defeated rival Ted Cruz, not that Cruz is using that word when acknowledging that he will vote for the Republican presidential nominee. [Read More]
Mom who swore at school board not guilty Mom who swore at school board not guilty
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PITTSBURGH — A mother of two who swore at a school board because she didn’t think members were doing enough to address her concerns about bullying has been found not guilty of disorderly conduct. [Read More]
Penn State, insurer settle payment fight Penn State, insurer settle payment fight
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Penn State has settled a court fight with its insurer over payments to victims of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, a case that revealed new allegations about how early late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno knew of accusations against his assistant coach. [Read More]
Shooting victim buried in Ohio
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A 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a Columbus police officer investigating a report of an armed robbery was to be laid to rest this weekend. Attorneys for the family of Tyre King say funeral and visitation services were to be held this morning at a Columbus church. [Read More]
Witness: Christie used bridge authority to gain endorsement
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Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s office used the bistate agency that runs the New York area’s bridges, tunnels, ports and airports as a clearinghouse for political favors, a witness testified Friday in the fraud trial of two former Christie allies. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: Halvorson like a breath of fresh air Letter to the editor: Halvorson like a breath of fresh air
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I am a veteran and a dad of four great kids. Plus, I am a hardworking blue collar worker who works 12-hour days. Finally, I am a voter in District 9, Washington Township, Indiana County, who takes his job seriously. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Time to stop turnpike cancer Letter to the editor: Time to stop turnpike cancer
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Cancer, as defined by Webster’s Dictionary, is “anything that is bad or harmful that spreads and destroys.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A good deed by a good Samaritan Letter to the Editor: A good deed by a good Samaritan
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Throughout the course of each day, we are presented with opportunities to do random acts of kindness for total strangers. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana: The new Wilkinsburg Letter to the Editor: Indiana: The new Wilkinsburg
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Every time I drive through Wilkinsburg, I wonder what in the heck happened. It’s obvious it once was a vibrant, beautiful community. And, at the same time, I think of Indiana, and imagine that our town (without being melodramatic), too, is heading in the same direction. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What if we all loved our neighbors? Letter to the Editor: What if we all loved our neighbors?
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It has been said that Christians are so heavenly minded they are of no earthly good. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Closing one school the best option Letter to the Editor: Closing one school the best option
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After reading The Indiana Gazette’s report of the Indiana Area school directors meeting of Sept. 12, I have concluded that the board is heading for a school situation that cannot be financed with local taxes, and borrowing from the fund balance each year is a financial debacle. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A better way to align Indiana schools Letter to the Editor: A better way to align Indiana schools
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The Indiana Area school board has decided to close two schools, leaving four buildings in the district. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: DeLoreto believes in education, job growth Letter to the Editor: DeLoreto believes in education, job growth
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Being a college student has taught me a lot. The importance of education and the lasting tools that college has given me cannot be explained in words. I have learned about all the politicians that claim to want change; this rarely is accomplished. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Government hating, 101 Letter to the Editor: Government hating, 101
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In another government-hating letter by McClellan G. Blair (Sept. 11), his argument that “regulations” are the reason the jobs have gone is complete hogwash. He’s not talking about safety regulations, you can bet. With Blair, it’s always taxes that he resents. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Kindness of state troopers appreciated Letter to the Editor: Kindness of state troopers appreciated
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On Wednesday, Sept. 7, I took my mother to Pennsylvania Barbeque for lunch. She is 95 years old and loves barbecue ribs. She was pretty tired after using her walker to go up the ramp into the dining area. We took our time, and she enjoyed every bite of her lunch. [Read More]

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