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Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to president

Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved sweeping changes today to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency’s disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more restrictive measure to keep the records in phone companies’

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Downtown Indiana BID turns attention to upkeep Downtown Indiana BID turns attention to upkeep
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Downtown Indiana Business Improvement District Maintenance staff Troy Frantz and George Campbell, with volunteers from Trim Tree Nursery and Don Huey, installed flowers last week in the racks in the 500 and 900 blocks of Philadelphia Street. [Read More]
Wolves bring bluesy sound to stage Wolves bring bluesy sound to stage
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Don’t be misled by the friendly faces of the soul-infused, Damien-Rice-like, jazz-inspired quartet Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing. They look innocent, but their howl is loud and bluesy. [Read More]
St. Bernard school accepting applications St. Bernard school accepting applications
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St. Bernard Regional Catholic School is accepting applications to register for the 2015-16 school year for 3-year-old preschool through eighth grade. [Read More]
Nurse group supports community agencies Nurse group supports community agencies
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The Indiana Hospital Nurses Alumni Association recently presented Indiana Regional Medical Center with $3,000 for the purchase of PCA infuser modules for the Central Supply Department. [Read More]
Legion honors 'Freedom' essay writers Legion honors 'Freedom' essay writers
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The American Legion Auxiliary, Indiana County Council, recently presented gifts to two girls who participated in the Americanism essay contest. [Read More]
Club awards community grants Club awards community grants
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The Junior Women’s Civic Club recently held its annual luncheon and basket raffle at Chestnut Ridge. [Read More]
Area service groups accept volunteer workers Area service groups accept volunteer workers
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Did you know volunteer work is real work? Volunteer service can enhance a résumé. [Read More]
Adaptive squad gives girl, team something to cheer about
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Adaptive squad gives girl, team something to cheer about
2 days ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR, SEAN YODER
How many options for activities are there for people with special needs? How many of them are inclusive? [Read More]
Canal Days events offer weekend of family fun Canal Days events offer weekend of family fun
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SALTSBURG — A three-day celebration of history and tradition, the 34th annual Canal Days in Saltsburg will offer food, music and fun for the whole family. [Read More]
Fire academy holds rescue class Fire academy holds rescue class
2 days ago - - KAYLA GRUBE
Instructors from the Indiana Fire Academy demonstrated various aspects of rescue to a class Saturday hosted by the Iselin/West Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department. [Read More]

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HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Marion Center has no answers for mighty Deer Lakes HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Marion Center has no answers for mighty Deer Lakes
13 hours ago - - CARLY KROUSE
FOX CHAPEL — Marion Center spent most of its season beating up on opponents and rolling to easy wins. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Bobcats tire out in marathon HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Bobcats tire out in marathon
13 hours ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
LATROBE — An extra-inning marathon was not how Blairsville anticipated its storied season to end, but it took Greensburg Central Catholic 14 innings to dismiss the Bobcats from the PIAA Class A baseball playoffs. [Read More]
TRACK & FIELD: Piccirillo headed to NCAAs TRACK & FIELD: Piccirillo headed to NCAAs
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Homer-Center High School graduate Angel Piccirillo qualified for the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the second straight year by placing sixth in the 1,500 at the NCAA East Preliminary on Saturday at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. [Read More]
COLLEGE BASEBALL: Indiana native gets big win COLLEGE BASEBALL: Indiana native gets big win
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DALLAS — Behind a stellar pitching performance from Indiana native Sean Thompson, the Virginia Commonwealth University baseball team earned the most significant win in school history on Monday at Horner Ballpark. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: There's still a lot left to do in the woods ZEKE WILSON: There's still a lot left to do in the woods
13 hours ago - - ZEKE WILSON
With the end of spring gobbler season comes the close of the annual hunting license year. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION: Errors cost Clymer in loss YOUTH LEGION: Errors cost Clymer in loss
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Of the six errors visiting Clymer Legion committed against Kelly Chrysler, none proved as costly as its final. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Spinnerbaits keep bass biting in murky water JEFF KNAPP: Spinnerbaits keep bass biting in murky water
13 hours ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Rivers, which make up a significant bass-fishing resource in our state, function differently than reservoirs or natural lakes. River bass are subject to the regular rises and falls in flow, which plays a huge factor in where they locate within a river. [Read More]
SANDLOT SOFTBALL: Gilgal defeats St. Thomas More SANDLOT SOFTBALL: Gilgal defeats St. Thomas More
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Gilgal Presbyterian defeated St. Thomas More, 10-5, in an Indiana County Church League softball game Monday. [Read More]
PIAA Baseball and Softball playoffs schedule PIAA Baseball and Softball playoffs schedule
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Results of Monday games and schedule of games today in state high school basketball and softball tournament. [Read More]
Community outdoors events scheduled Community outdoors events scheduled
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The Gazette today presents this roundup of fishing, hunting, shooting, archery and other sport related activities planned in the coming days and weeks in the Indiana County area. [Read More]

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School bus, car collide in Rayne Township School bus, car collide in Rayne Township
12 hours ago - - TOM PEEL
No injuries were reported in a minor collision between a school bus and a car at 12:42 p.m. Monday on Route 110 at Grove Chapel Road, Rayne Township. [Read More]
BLAIRSVILLE DISTRICT COURT DOCKET BLAIRSVILLE DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants were named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Daniel George, of Blairsville. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police at Indiana charged Jacob Hirsch, 20, of Indiana, with simple assault and harassment following a confrontation at 2:35 p.m. May 13 at 302 Ivory Lane. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision at 3:32 p.m. Thursday on Philadelphia Street at Ben Franklin Road. [Read More]
Fewer incidents reported at concert Fewer incidents reported at concert
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh officials said there were far fewer arrests — and far less trash left behind — after Kenny Chesney’s Saturday concert at Heinz Field than at a 2013 show that drew national headlines for disorderly behavior. [Read More]
Bail remains same for BB gun suspect Bail remains same for BB gun suspect
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania judge has declined to reduce bail for a man accused of shooting an 11-year-old boy in the chest with a BB gun on a playground. [Read More]
Former, current lawmakers plead guilty in sting case Former, current lawmakers plead guilty in sting case
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HARRISBURG — The undercover sting that state Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office called too flawed to win convictions did just that Monday, racking up guilty pleas from a legislator and a former lawmaker, bringing the total to three after Philadelphia prosecutors took over the case. [Read More]
Accident details not yet released Accident details not yet released
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KENWOOD — One of the drivers in a fatal two-vehicle collision Friday in Cherryhill Township remains in critical condition, but state police at Indiana have not released more details from their investigation into the crash. [Read More]
Fire academy holds rescue class Fire academy holds rescue class
2 days ago - - KAYLA GRUBE
Instructors from the Indiana Fire Academy demonstrated various aspects of rescue to a class Saturday hosted by the Iselin/West Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Gregory Fabin, 55, of John Georges Road, told state police at Indiana his 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier was stolen from in front of his residence May 25. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, June 2 Gazette readers' birthdays, June 2
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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, June 1, 2015: [Read More]
Calvary Baptist Academy holds graduation Calvary Baptist Academy holds graduation
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CLYMER — Calvary Baptist Academy held its graduation ceremony at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Calvary Baptist Church auditorium. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, June 1 Gazette readers' birthdays, June 1
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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, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, May 31 Gazette readers' birthdays, May 31
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
BIRTH: Tyler George Longwill BIRTH: Tyler George Longwill
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Tyler George Longwill was born at 12:01 p.m. on Sunday at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville. He was 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 20 1/2 inches long. [Read More]
Graduation: Indiana County Technology Center Graduation: Indiana County Technology Center
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Graduation ceremonies for the Indiana County Technology Center were held Friday at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. [Read More]
Graduation: Punxsutawney Area High School Graduation: Punxsutawney Area High School
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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Area High School held its graduation ceremony Friday at the high school. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Sheree Elgin SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Sheree Elgin
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Sheree Elgin, of Indiana, has been named the Penns Manor Education Association Senior of the Month for June. [Read More]

All World News

 
Health insurers seeking significant premium increases Health insurers seeking significant premium increases
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In a sign of the tumult in the health insurance industry under the Affordable Care Act, companies are seeking wildly differing rate increases in premiums for 2016, with some as high as 85 percent, according to information released Monday by the federal government. [Read More]
Legislators unanimously vote down Wolf's budget plan Legislators unanimously vote down Wolf's budget plan
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HARRISBURG — A measure combining all of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed tax increases went down unanimously Monday in the state House, but Republicans and Democrats had much different reasons for voting against it. [Read More]
Supreme Court throws out conviction for Facebook threats Supreme Court throws out conviction for Facebook threats
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates. [Read More]
American hostage released in Yemen American hostage released in Yemen
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SALT LAKE CITY — The mother of an American hostage released by Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen says her son suffered a back injury and is still in shock, but that he's doing well considering the ordeal. [Read More]
Bruce Jenner makes debut as Caitlyn Jenner Bruce Jenner makes debut as Caitlyn Jenner
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NEW YORK — Bruce Jenner’s transition is complete. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Graham, who sees a world of peril, opens 2016 bid CAMPAIGN 2016: Graham, who sees a world of peril, opens 2016 bid
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CENTRAL, S.C. — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham opened his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination Monday with a grim accounting of radical Islam “running wild” in a world imperiled also by Iran’s nuclear ambitions. [Read More]
Gannett acquiring Pennsylvania newspapers Gannett acquiring Pennsylvania newspapers
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YORK (AP) — Gannett Co. has announced it is acquiring four newspapers in south-central Pennsylvania, including the York Daily Record/Sunday News, the largest of the group. [Read More]
Fewer incidents reported at concert Fewer incidents reported at concert
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh officials said there were far fewer arrests — and far less trash left behind — after Kenny Chesney’s Saturday concert at Heinz Field than at a 2013 show that drew national headlines for disorderly behavior. [Read More]
Tornado confirmed in Mercer County Tornado confirmed in Mercer County
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HERMITAGE (AP) — Weather officials said a tornado that struck western Pennsylvania over the weekend was an EF-0 with maximum winds of 80 mph. [Read More]
Bail remains same for BB gun suspect Bail remains same for BB gun suspect
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania judge has declined to reduce bail for a man accused of shooting an 11-year-old boy in the chest with a BB gun on a playground. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: Indiana's students will miss Mr. DeVivo Letter to the Editor: Indiana's students will miss Mr. DeVivo
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Eleven years ago this September, I walked through the doors of Eisenhower Elementary School as a kindergartner. I never knew that on that day, I would meet a man who would motivate my classmates and myself as much as Mr. Gary DeVivo. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What goes on at Blair-Sal meetings Letter to the Editor: What goes on at Blair-Sal meetings
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To all concerned residents of the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Wildcat Band gets 'Bravo' for N.H. concerts Letter to the Editor: Wildcat Band gets 'Bravo' for N.H. concerts
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We don’t often shout “Bravo!” at concerts up here in Penacook, N.H., but we shouted it a lot last weekend when a band from Home, Pa., came up to perform. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Corridor just makes sense ... and cents Letter to the Editor: Corridor just makes sense ... and cents
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Building the multimodal corridor and dedicated bike lanes in Indiana Borough doesn’t just make sense, it makes dollars and cents. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Disbelief in Jesus puts people's souls in peril Letter to the Editor: Disbelief in Jesus puts people's souls in peril
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This is a response to Cody Dunmire’s letter on Wednesday (“Morality not the same as religion”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Stock market gains don't benefit little guys Letter to the Editor: Stock market gains don't benefit little guys
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I have no training in the esoteric details of economics. I’m led to believe that there is a difference between macro- and microeconomics, but who knew? Does that help to balance your checking account at the end of the month? No, I thought not. [Read More]
As I See It: Invest in pre-K now, not prisons later As I See It: Invest in pre-K now, not prisons later
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At a recent budget hearing, a senator asked, “If you were to advise us as to an investment that we should be making in another agency, in another part of government, that would impact what you do, change the outcome of what you do, what would you recommend?” [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Trail extension about more than bikes Letter to the editor: Trail extension about more than bikes
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Will Indiana Borough step up and help enhance the community? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Honest person returns left-behind purse Letter to the editor: Honest person returns left-behind purse
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Last week I stopped at K-Mart, bought some flowers, put them in the car and drove home only to discover I had left my purse in the shopping cart. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Morality not the same as religion Letter to the editor: Morality not the same as religion
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People believe that they need to be religious to have morals. Many more believe that without religion, everything would be anarchy. This, however, contradicts the science that has existed for hundreds of years, and why there is such a large war between science and religion today. [Read More]
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