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Israel, Hamas agree to 12-hour humanitarian truce

Israel, Hamas agree to 12-hour humanitarian truce

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed today to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly."

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Tomb, others honored for efforts in the arts Tomb, others honored for efforts in the arts
20 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
The suspense has been lifted. Next, it’s time for the glamour. [Read More]
Aging Services holds carnival Aging Services holds carnival
20 hours ago -
Aging Services Inc. is wrapping up its two-day indoor carnival for all of its social center members today. [Read More]
Miracle League Field work advances Miracle League Field work advances
20 hours ago - - TOM PEEL
Mike Brothers, foreground, and Bill Ere, volunteers from A&A Construction in Indiana, helped put new roofs on the dugouts Wednesday at the Miracle Field that’s being built at the YMCA along Ben Franklin Road in White Township. [Read More]
American Legion auxiliary installs officers American Legion auxiliary installs officers
21 hours ago -
The American Legion Auxiliary of Indiana County recently installed new officers. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Citizens', Son Day, Tony, Rudy, etc. INSIDE INDIANA: Citizens', Son Day, Tony, Rudy, etc.
21 hours ago - - BILL HASTINGS
Organizers of Citizens’ Ambulance Service are preparing to mark its 50th anniversary, and they are reaching out to current personnel and alumni of the organization to attend a celebration this fall. [Read More]
Tours of Tunnelview scheduled
21 hours ago -
Friends of the Parks will offer tours of the Tunnelview Historic Site on Aug. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. [Read More]
ICCAP sets food distributions
21 hours ago -
The Indiana County Community Action Program will distribute food Wednesday at the Commodore Fire Hall from 10 a.m. to noon. [Read More]
Upcoming community events scheduled
21 hours ago -
The Gazette presents this series of announcements of dinners, fundraising events, picnics, reunions, dances, bingo games and more, all happening in the coming days and weeks in the Indiana County area. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: Development to continue at Windy Ridge INDIANA COUNTY: Development to continue at Windy Ridge
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
A Somerset County construction company has been hired to continue site development at the Windy Ridge Business & Technology Park in White Township under a $1 million contract awarded Wednesday by the Indiana County board of commissioners. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: VA clinic to open in October
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
The new veterans medical clinic under development at the Regency Mall in White Township is slated for opening in early October, and VA representatives on Wednesday urged area veterans to embrace the sophisticated technologies to be used in patient service there. [Read More]

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INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS: West Lebanon trounces Apollo, 21-0, to reach semifinals INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS: West Lebanon trounces Apollo, 21-0, to reach semifinals
21 hours ago -
APOLLO — West Lebanon clubbed three homers and posted season highs in hits and runs to blank Apollo, 21-0, and finish a sweep in the best-of-three quarterfinal-round series in the Indiana County League baseball playoffs Thursday. [Read More]
Winning foursome named at golf tournament Winning foursome named at golf tournament
21 hours ago -
The second annual Janessa Fleming Memorial Golf Tournament was held June 21 at Meadow Lane Golf Course. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Homer City team exits tourney
21 hours ago -
CRANBERRY — North Pocono defeated Homer City All-Star Garage Door, 12-2, in an elimination game in the Junior League state baseball tournament Thursday. [Read More]
3-D shoot set at Rochester Mills
21 hours ago -
ROCHESTER MILLS — The Rochester Mills Rod and Gun Club will hold a 3-D archery shoot on Sunday. [Read More]
Meadow Lane names winners
21 hours ago -
The Meadow Lane Ladies 18-Hole Golf League named its winners from Wednesday’s event. [Read More]
IYHA sets 5K at IUP
21 hours ago -
The Indiana Youth Hockey Association will hold a 5K run and walk at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2. [Read More]
United’s Means stars at camp
21 hours ago -
SLIPPERY ROCK — Luke Means, an eighth-grader at United Junior High School, was named an all-star at the Keystone State Invitational Basketball Camp at Slippery Rock University. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION: Kovacik looks to keep undefeated season going at regionals YOUTH LEGION: Kovacik looks to keep undefeated season going at regionals
2 days ago -
They squandered their first crack at soaking coach Dan Shirley with ice water, but the way the Kovacik Insurance veterans saw it, they’d earn at least one more chance at partaking in the celebratory ritual during this postseason. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE: West Lebanon rolls in playoff opener INDIANA COUNTY LEAGUE: West Lebanon rolls in playoff opener
2 days ago -
West Lebanon erased an early two-run deficit, racked up 13 hits and scored a season-high in runs to topple Apollo, 18-5, in the opening game of the quarterfinal round of the Indiana County League baseball playoffs Wednesday at Bertolino Field. [Read More]
JUNIOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Homer City opens with loss JUNIOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Homer City opens with loss
2 days ago -
Homer City All-Star Garage Door opened play at the Junior League state tournament with a narrow 2-1 loss to Athens on Wednesday. [Read More]

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INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
20 hours ago -
Defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana. Criminal complaints and affidavits of probable cause are not evidence of guilt in a criminal case. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
21 hours ago -
State police have charged a Blairsville woman with driving under the influence of drugs while transporting a mentally challenged patient under her supervision. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
21 hours ago -
State police reported a truck driven by Michael McSherry, 22, of Lower Burrell, ran into cars driven by Vance Byram, 55, of Indiana, and Sarah McFadden, 20, of Kittanning, at 5:22 p.m. Wednesday on Route 380 near Hilty Road. [Read More]
Six hurt when truck hits Dairy Queen
21 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say six people were injured and a gas line was damaged after a truck crashed into a Dairy Queen in suburban Pittsburgh. [Read More]
Dad charged in fatal dresser fall
21 hours ago -
ALIQUIPPA (AP) — The attorney for a Pennsylvania man charged with involuntary manslaughter after a dresser fell on his two toddler daughters says their deaths were a “tragic accident,” not a crime. [Read More]
Man faces 100 years in rape case
21 hours ago -
BELLEFONTE (AP) — A 33-year-old Centre County man faces up to a century in prison after pleading guilty to raping two young girls hundreds of times in recent years. [Read More]
Explosion destroys house
21 hours ago -
EAST PROSPECT (AP) — Authorities are likening an explosion that destroyed a central Pennsylvania home to a bomb going off, saying it spread debris for about 100 yards in every direction. [Read More]
Suspect in fatal shooting waives hearing
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
BLAIRSVILLE — A Marion Center-area man waived a preliminary hearing on charges that he shot his friend to death on Memorial Day weekend, and will remain in jail while attorneys try to craft a plea deal, a public defender said. [Read More]
1-year-old injured in accident 1-year-old injured in accident
2 days ago - - TERI ENCISO
Investigators reported that a 1-year-old boy was transported by LifeFlight helicopter to a regional trauma center for treatment of a moderate injury following a crash about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on Route 422 near Trim Tree Road in Armstrong Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
2 days ago -
State police reported that two people were caught “hitching a ride” on a train traveling through the Pumphouse Road area at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday. [Read More]

All Family News

 
BIRTH: Chaise Maverick Clouser BIRTH: Chaise Maverick Clouser
20 hours ago -
Chaise Maverick Clouser was born at 4:18 p.m. June 9 at Indiana Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 20 inches long. [Read More]
WEDDING: Kristi Knapik and John Lasch WEDDING: Kristi Knapik and John Lasch
21 hours ago -
Kristi Marie Knapik, of Cherry Tree, and John Robert Lasch, of Pittsburgh, were united in marriage on Saturday, June 21, 2014. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. E. George Saletrik at the Church of the Resurrection located in Clymer. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Jacqueline Beisel and Dillon Potts ENGAGEMENT: Jacqueline Beisel and Dillon Potts
21 hours ago -
Jacqueline Beisel, of Clymer, and Dillon Potts, of Creekside, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 25
21 hours ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
21 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, July 24, 2014: [Read More]
2ND BIRTHDAY: Isabella Statkowski 2ND BIRTHDAY: Isabella Statkowski
2 days ago -
Isabella Rose Statkowski will celebrate her second birthday on Aug. 4. [Read More]
60th ANNIVERSARY: Wayne and Martha Wood 60th ANNIVERSARY: Wayne and Martha Wood
2 days ago -
Wayne and Martha (Rising) Wood, of Shelocta, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 5, 2014. [Read More]
50th ANNIVERSARY: Curtis and Virginia Reed 50th ANNIVERSARY: Curtis and Virginia Reed
2 days ago -
Curtis and Virginia Reed, of Indiana, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 24
2 days ago -
If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
2 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, July 23, 2014: [Read More]

All World News

 
Black box recovered in Mali air crash
21 hours ago -
PARIS — French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali today. [Read More]
Education panel meets on funding
21 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A 15-member commission that will recommend how Pennsylvania should change how it funds public education is up and running. [Read More]
Mideast clash enters 18th day
21 hours ago -
JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early today, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons. [Read More]
Central American leaders convening in Washington Central American leaders convening in Washington
21 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border. [Read More]
Air travel a leap of faith for passengers Air travel a leap of faith for passengers
21 hours ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel. [Read More]
Pittsburgh curbs tailgating before Jason Aldean show
21 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The mayor and officials who control parking at the city’s sports stadium lots are limiting tailgating hours in hopes of avoiding rowdy behavior and mountains of trash when country music star Jason Aldean performs at PNC Park on Saturday. [Read More]
Six hurt when truck hits Dairy Queen
21 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say six people were injured and a gas line was damaged after a truck crashed into a Dairy Queen in suburban Pittsburgh. [Read More]
Dad charged in fatal dresser fall
21 hours ago -
ALIQUIPPA (AP) — The attorney for a Pennsylvania man charged with involuntary manslaughter after a dresser fell on his two toddler daughters says their deaths were a “tragic accident,” not a crime. [Read More]
Program for disabled to stay intact
21 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration has changed its stance on another element of his plan to use federal Medicaid expansion dollars to subsidize private health insurance plans, saying Thursday it will keep a health care program for the disabled. [Read More]
Man faces 100 years in rape case
21 hours ago -
BELLEFONTE (AP) — A 33-year-old Centre County man faces up to a century in prison after pleading guilty to raping two young girls hundreds of times in recent years. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: IndiGO buses valuable
20 hours ago -
I ride the IndiGO buses. I use the Lavender bus. [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor
3 days ago -
The Indiana Gazette welcomes letters to the editor and will endeavor to print readers’ letters in a timely manner. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A timely helping hand
1 week ago -
On Tuesday afternoon, July 8, our dairy farm was hit with a microburst-type storm. Our heifer barn was destroyed and five large trees were uprooted. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Thanks to kind stranger
2 weeks ago -
My 1-year-old son and I were shopping at Aldi on Saturday morning when their debit machines went down. I had some cash, but not enough to cover the transaction. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Seniors disappointed in bus service
2 weeks ago -
A group of us from Clairvaux Commons recently decided to go to the Indiana Mall for lunch and shopping, which we had done many times in the past. We decided to take the 10:34 bus. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Thank you for support Orenda
2 weeks ago -
Indiana County ABATE (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education) would like to thank the following businesses, organizations and their patrons, as well as private donors for helping us make our 2014 Camp Orenda fundraising campaign a major success: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A double whammy for A-R
2 weeks ago -
Apollo-Ridge school board hit property owners with a double whammy on June 26 and not only by their vote to increase expenditures to $22.9 million, thus setting in motion a 2.1 mill increase for Armstrong County property taxpayers and a 3.3 mill increase for Indiana County residents. [Read More]
Verbatim: A roundup of notable quotes from the week's top stories Verbatim: A roundup of notable quotes from the week's top stories
2 weeks ago -
“As soon as we crested the last hill on Route 56, I could see the glow in the sky. I knew we were going to have our hands full.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A lesson in trust
2 weeks ago -
Not long ago a couple of friends and I were in Homer City as volunteers for the Ramps of Hope ministry of the Indiana District of the United Methodist Church. We were taking measurements for a person who was in need of a ramp. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: No regard for life; no help when needed
2 weeks ago -
It’s happened again. My husband and I came home to find something lying on the road. It turned out to be a tiny kitten, seriously injured but still alive. Some heartless idiot dumped it here, probably by throwing it out of the car, as people have done before. [Read More]
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