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'Exceptional' NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head

'Exceptional' NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head

NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months.

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ELECTION 2015: Who's on your ballot ELECTION 2015: Who's on your ballot
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Here is who is on the Democratic and Republican ballots for the spring primary election on May 19. [Read More]
Citizens' Ambulance holds special dedication Citizens' Ambulance holds special dedication
12 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Citizens' Ambulance Service Inc. recently held a recognition social to dedicate three rooms in the new West Pike Training Center. [Read More]
Postal workers plan food collection Postal workers plan food collection
12 hours ago - - TOM PEEL
Branch 22 of the National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 23rd annual food drive on Saturday, with the help of the United States Postal Service, the rural letter carriers and the United Way. [Read More]
Water system flushing scheduled in Indiana County Water system flushing scheduled in Indiana County
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The Indiana County Municipal Services Authority will flush water systems each day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following days and at the following locations: [Read More]
Upcoming community events scheduled Upcoming community events scheduled
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The Gazette today presents this roundup of meetings, club gatherings, craft shows and other events planned in the coming days and weeks in the Indiana County area. [Read More]
Weather proves prime time for gardening Weather proves prime time for gardening
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Bill Milligan, of White Township, worked Saturday on transplanting flowers at his home. [Read More]
Historical society to hold meeting Historical society to hold meeting
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HOMER CITY — The Homer-Center Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Homer City Fire Hall. [Read More]
Photos of the Week Photos of the Week
14 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Each week, the Gazette presents the people and places of the Indiana County area through the eyes of Gazette photographers and our readers. [Read More]
THE WEEK IN REVIEW THE WEEK IN REVIEW
1 day ago -
Here is a look at the top stories of local interest published in The Indiana Gazette during the week of April 26-May 2: [Read More]
Garden center owners expand near Indiana Garden center owners expand near Indiana
2 days ago - - ELLEN MATIS
Take a drive on Airport Road in White Township and you might find a new business. Faught’s Garden Center held its grand opening at its new location along Airport Road on Friday. [Read More]

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IUP TENNIS: Crimson Hawks advance to NCAA championships IUP TENNIS: Crimson Hawks advance to NCAA championships
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The IUP women’s tennis team is headed to the NCAA Division II championships. [Read More]
SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL: Tomahawks make stride, but still fall SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL: Tomahawks make stride, but still fall
2 days ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
The Indiana Tomahawks may not have found a way to earn their first win on Saturday, but the team showed signs of improvement in their second game of the season. [Read More]
IUP TENNIS: Crimson Hawks one win from NCAAs IUP TENNIS: Crimson Hawks one win from NCAAs
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Luise Von Agris had the clinching win, and the IUP women’s tennis team blanked Shaw (N.C.), 5-0, in the opening round of the 2015 NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Championships on Saturday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Rams hand Wildcats first loss
2 days ago -
The Ligonier Valley Rams have muddied up the Heritage Conference baseball picture. [Read More]
TRACK AND FIELD: Clayton, area athletes have record day TRACK AND FIELD: Clayton, area athletes have record day
3 days ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
ALTOONA — Humble and unassuming, Kia Clayton is a girl of few words. She lets her performances speak for themselves, and she’s fast becoming the talk of District 6. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Wildcats stay in control of race HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Wildcats stay in control of race
3 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
CENTER TOWNSHIP — Only a bloop single in his last inning pitching prevented Homer-Center’s Alex Arone from chasing his second consecutive no-hitter. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks eliminated by Vulcans IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks eliminated by Vulcans
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The IUP softball team saw its season come to a close after losing to California, 6-0, in an elimination game of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships at Veterans Park in Quakertown. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Indians shut out Trojans HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Indians shut out Trojans
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Indiana ace Lauren Bertig pitched her second consecutive gem, and the Indians won for the fourth time in the last five games with a 5-0 victory over Derry in a WPIAL non-section softball game Friday at the Indiana Little League Complex. [Read More]
Gomish scores hole-in-one
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Camilla Gomish scored a hole-in-one at the Indian Springs Golf and Country Club on Wednesday. [Read More]
Indiana girls win lacrosse game Indiana girls win lacrosse game
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Logan Everett, Michaela Hays and Chrissy Conklin scored three goals apiece to lead Indiana to an 11-10 win over Greensburg Salem in a WPIAL Division 2 Section 1 girls’ lacrosse game Thursday at Andy Kuzneski Field. [Read More]

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Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Since at least 2007, the FBI has been able to recognize the voice of Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. [Read More]
FBI searches Phoenix home in Texas Muhammad shooting probe
10 hours ago -
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — The FBI says agents are searching a Phoenix apartment as part of the investigation into the deadly shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons. [Read More]
Trooper's parents say they forgive suspected ambusher
12 hours ago -
TOBYHANNA — The parents of a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper said Sunday they have forgiven his alleged killer and are relying on their deep faith to get them through the loss. [Read More]
Father wants to withdraw plea
12 hours ago -
EASTON (AP) — The Pennsylvania father who pleaded guilty after his daughter’s teeth were found so rotten her life was endangered now says he didn’t neglect his 6-year-old. [Read More]
Crash may be DUI case, police say
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ALLENTOWN (AP) — A motorcycle crash on an eastern Pennsylvania interstate that injured a powerful state senator is being investigated as a possible case of driving under the influence, authorities said. [Read More]
Police: Mom threw baby off bridge
12 hours ago -
ALLENTOWN (AP) — A mother and baby were rescued after witnesses reported seeing her throw the 1-year-old boy into an eastern Pennsylvania river and then jump from a bridge, officials said. [Read More]
Shed destroyed in Sunday fire Shed destroyed in Sunday fire
12 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Fire crews from Homer City, Indiana and Cherryhill Township worked to control a fire near a 1950s-era combine in a shed along Brown Road in Center Township on Sunday. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Henry R. Pliske was charged by state police with two counts of driving under the influence and nine summary traffic violations on Saturday at 2:15 a.m. along Allison Road. [Read More]
Camera found in wooded area
12 hours ago -
State police in Indiana said a camera and equipment was found in a wooded area in Rayne Township on Sunday. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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Three Punxsutawney residents were injured in a one-vehicle crash on Sunday along East Main Street just west of Railroad Street. [Read More]

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93rd BIRTHDAY: Sara DesChamp 93rd BIRTHDAY: Sara DesChamp
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Sara DesChamp celebrated her 93rd birthday on April 28. She was born on April 28, 1922, in NuMine, the fourth of nine children. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, May 4 Gazette readers' birthdays, May 4
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
13 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, May 3 Gazette readers' birthdays, May 3
2 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Kaelyn McKlveen STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Kaelyn McKlveen
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Kaelyn McKlveen, a senior at Ligonier Valley High School, has been named the BPW Student of the Month for May. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Karissa Shomo STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Karissa Shomo
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Junior Karissa Shomo has been named the Academic Student of the Month for May at Ligonier Valley High School. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Noah Leonatti STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Noah Leonatti
3 days ago -
Noah Leonatti, a junior at Ligonier Valley High School, has been named Arts Student of the Month for May. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Emily Bucklen STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Emily Bucklen
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Emily Bucklen, a senior at Ligonier Valley High School, has been named the Rotary Club Student of the Month for May. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Hannah Patrick STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Hannah Patrick
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Junior Hannah Patrick has been named the Citizenship Student of the Month for May at Ligonier Valley High School. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Olivia Clark STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Olivia Clark
3 days ago -
Senior Olivia Clark has been named the Vocational Student of the Month for May at Ligonier Valley High School. [Read More]

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Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack
3 hours ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Since at least 2007, the FBI has been able to recognize the voice of Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. [Read More]
FBI searches Phoenix home in Texas Muhammad shooting probe
10 hours ago -
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — The FBI says agents are searching a Phoenix apartment as part of the investigation into the deadly shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons. [Read More]
Kennywood ends opening day early
12 hours ago -
WEST MIFFLIN (AP) — Authorities said disturbances involving several large groups of teenagers prompted a western Pennsylvania amusement park to end its opening day early. [Read More]
Trooper's parents say they forgive suspected ambusher
12 hours ago -
TOBYHANNA — The parents of a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper said Sunday they have forgiven his alleged killer and are relying on their deep faith to get them through the loss. [Read More]
Waitress to governor: Give tip to Kansas schools
12 hours ago -
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A waitress who left a message for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on his receipt at a barbecue restaurant said she thought it was more important to promote education funding than to get a tip. [Read More]
Father wants to withdraw plea
12 hours ago -
EASTON (AP) — The Pennsylvania father who pleaded guilty after his daughter’s teeth were found so rotten her life was endangered now says he didn’t neglect his 6-year-old. [Read More]
Crash may be DUI case, police say
12 hours ago -
ALLENTOWN (AP) — A motorcycle crash on an eastern Pennsylvania interstate that injured a powerful state senator is being investigated as a possible case of driving under the influence, authorities said. [Read More]
Police: Mom threw baby off bridge
12 hours ago -
ALLENTOWN (AP) — A mother and baby were rescued after witnesses reported seeing her throw the 1-year-old boy into an eastern Pennsylvania river and then jump from a bridge, officials said. [Read More]
Two killed at Muhammad cartoon event
12 hours ago -
GARLAND, Texas — Police shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, and a bomb squad searched the gunmen’s vehicle as a precaution, authorities said. [Read More]
Survey: States spent heavily to clear winter snow
12 hours ago -
BOSTON — Winter’s full fury arrived late in much of the country but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow-removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation agencies to their limit as they fought to keep highways safe and passable, according to a survey. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: Show your support for proposed bike trail
2 days ago -
Indiana is truly a great place to live. I enjoy the outdoors so I appreciate our local parks to hike and enjoy walking and biking on the Hoodlebug Trail. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: 'In God we trust' has lost meaning in America
2 days ago -
In America we know little about persecution and are free to carry our Bible and attend the church of our choice. However, in many places we are not free to talk about God, and are thought of as troublemakers if they speak against evil and don’t conform with the sinful ways of the world. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Don't delay in getting healthcare
2 days ago -
Mental Health America’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Month in May is Mental Health B4 Stage 4. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Law enforcement in time of need
5 days ago -
I had an incident on Homer City’s Main Street on a recent Monday morning. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Broaden NYC child's horizon and your own
5 days ago -
The last two years, my family and I have had the wonderful opportunity of hosting a child from New York City though the Fresh Air Fund. This program is an excellent way to broaden a child’s horizons as well as your own. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Proposed trade pacts divides Democrats
5 days ago -
Democrats are divided on the “fast track” trade agreement between the U.S. and a number of Pacific Rim countries projected to be huge customers in the future. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What does 'fair' mean in terms of taxes?
1 week ago -
Mr. Donald Skillin in his April 14 letter claimed that budget deficits are the result of insufficient revenues, not excessive spending, and that this lack of revenues is a result of tax cuts “in the early 2000s.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Cal Thomas blaming the wrong people
1 week ago -
It was a relief to read Page 6 on Friday as we had just returned to Indiana after three fraught days in Allegheny General Hospital when the wonderful crew there had worked incredibly hard to resolve my wife’s heart issues. [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor How to submit a letter to the editor
1 week ago -
The Indiana Gazette welcomes letters to the editor and will endeavor to print readers’ letters in a timely manner. [Read More]
Political letters deadline set
1 week ago - .
Tuesday, May 5 , at 5 p.m. is the deadline to submit letters related to the May 19 primary election. [Read More]
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