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Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases

Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.

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500 to 1,500 without power 500 to 1,500 without power
21 hours ago -
At 12:30 p.m. the Indiana Fire Association reported on Twitter that members of Company 3 were responding to wires and a utility pole down on a vehicle on Two Lick Drive in White Township. [Read More]
Mom: Bullet left baby blind Mom: Bullet left baby blind
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Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Dougherty said he will likely decide this week whether to charge a deer hunter who fired a shot Thursday that pierced the skull of a 6-day-old infant being cradled by his father on their couch. [Read More]
Indiana celebrates arts culture during gala on IUP campus
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Indiana celebrates arts culture during gala on IUP campus
23 hours ago - - SEAN YODER
Indiana pulsed with artistic pride Sunday when Gov. Tom Corbett named it the cultural capital of the state for the day as Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the community hosted the Governor’s Award for the Arts. [Read More]
Care & Share Day held Care & Share Day held
23 hours ago - - KAYLA GRUBE
Volunteers sorted through donated food items Saturday at the Indiana Community Action Program’s food bank warehouse during Care & Share Day, which so far has raised $5,000 and 6,668 pounds of food. [Read More]
Girl Scout sign-ups begin today Girl Scout sign-ups begin today
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Girl Scout sign-up nights will begin locally at elementary schools this week. [Read More]
Experience with cancer inspires new foundation Experience with cancer inspires new foundation
2 days ago - - EMILY WEBER
Exactly one year to the day after his father was diagnosed with cancer, Indiana native Fabrizio “Fab” Pirrone, 34, learned he too would be in a fight for his life. On Feb. 27, 2013, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. [Read More]
New manager aims to bring people to park New manager aims to bring people to park
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Right before the sun comes up each morning, the new park manager drives around the roads of Yellow Creek, unlocking gates and making sure everything is all well in the park. [Read More]
Papakie earns communicator award Papakie earns communicator award
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Michele Papakie, chairwoman of the journalism and public relations department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was named 2014 Business Communicator of the Year by the Pittsburgh chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. [Read More]
Indiana Bank earns award
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The Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers has named Indiana First Bank a winner of the PACB Grow Your Community Award. [Read More]
Clymer community stages annual festival Clymer community stages annual festival
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Brian Weidel, 10, helped his grandmother, Dori Johnson, sell popcorn, candy apples and cotton candy Saturday at Clymer Days. [Read More]

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IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks get big confidence boost IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks get big confidence boost
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
Considering the way the past two games went, the IUP Crimson Hawks needed something to feel good about. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Field hockey team records shutout
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IUP won its second straight game and recorded its first shutout of the season in a 2-0 win over Kutztown in a women’s field hockey game Saturday. [Read More]
IUP inducts Class of 2014 IUP inducts Class of 2014
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IUP held its 19th annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on Saturday ... [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: IHS closes in on section title
2 days ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
It’s OK to talk about the section title, to envision winning it. After all, it’s within reach for the Indiana boys’ soccer team now. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY: Bracken, Dinger meet challenges HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY: Bracken, Dinger meet challenges
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
Saturday morning was all about challenges at the Crimson Hawk Invitational cross country meet. [Read More]
IUP drops volleyball match
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IUP lost to California in five sets, 25-21, 23-25, 25-13, 26-28, 15-9, in a women’s volleyball match at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on Friday. [Read More]
Purchase Line wins volleyball tournament Purchase Line wins volleyball tournament
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The Purchase Line girls’ volleyball team won the Silver Bracket at the Saint Francis University tournament on Sept. 13. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Indiana pulls out match
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Indiana edged Penn-Trafford, 190-191, in WPIAL Section 3-AAA golf match Friday. [Read More]
Colts to hold baseball camp
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NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Northern Cambria baseball will host its second annual winter camp from Dec. 27 to 30 at the elementary school. [Read More]
CORRECTION
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The Gazette corrects factual errors as soon as they are brought to our attention. If you see an error or omission, call Eric Ebeling, executive editor, at extension 269. [Read More]

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500 to 1,500 without power 500 to 1,500 without power
21 hours ago -
At 12:30 p.m. the Indiana Fire Association reported on Twitter that members of Company 3 were responding to wires and a utility pole down on a vehicle on Two Lick Drive in White Township. [Read More]
Fire companies respond to call at Penns Manor elementary
23 hours ago -
KENWOOD — Volunteers from four fire departments responded to a report of smoke coming from the entrance of the Penns Manor Elementary School, along Route 553, at 6:11 p.m. Sunday. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Seven vehicles parked in the rear lot of the Phi Psi Fraternity at 220 S. Seventh St. were damaged overnight Saturday. [Read More]
Minor fire extinguished
1 day ago -
A cigarette may have started a fire on the porch of a residence along the 100 block of Water Street, Indiana, at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, according to an Indiana Fire Association officer. [Read More]
ACCIDENT
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Nicholas Wehrle, 22, of Rossiter, was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 3:15 a.m. Sunday on Buffalo Lodge Road west of Steffy Church Road. [Read More]
Ferguson officer shot over weekend; police say no protest link
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FERGUSON, Missouri — Authorities searched Sunday for a suspect in the shooting of a police officer in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man last month. [Read More]
FBI invents defendant to catch judge
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — To catch a Philadelphia municipal judge they suspected of corruption, FBI agents invented a defendant — complete with a staged arrest and court appearances. [Read More]
Police: 15 injured in club shooting Police: 15 injured in club shooting
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MIAMI — A shooting sent terrified patrons scrambling from a Miami nightclub early Sunday and left 15 people wounded, including an 11-year-old child, authorities said. [Read More]
California adopts consent rule
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when “yes means yes” and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports. [Read More]
Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files
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Bureaucrats in Ferguson, Mo., responding to requests under the state’s Sunshine Act to turn over government files about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, 18, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees’ salaries before they will agree to release any records. [Read More]

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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]
STUDENTS IN THE NEWS STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
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Here's a periodic roundup of academic achievements of Indiana County area students in post-secondary education: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 28
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
Homecoming royalty crowned at Purchase Line game Homecoming royalty crowned at Purchase Line game
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The Purchase Line homecoming game was held Friday, when Nikki Phillips, left, 2013 homecoming queen, crowned Tabitha Yates as the 2014 queen. [Read More]
Sulkosky recognized as Eagle Scout Sulkosky recognized as Eagle Scout
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The Scouts, leaders and members of the committee for Boy Scouts of America Troop 1004 of the Laurel Highlands Council recently recognized Jacob A. Sulkosky as worthy of the rank of Eagle Scout. [Read More]
Ordination planned for Marion Center grad Ordination planned for Marion Center grad
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Meredith Harber received her Master of Divinity Degree from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago on May 18. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 27
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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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U.S.-led airstrikes hit four Syrian provinces U.S.-led airstrikes hit four Syrian provinces
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BEIRUT — U.S.-led coalition air raids targeted towns and villages in northern and eastern Syria controlled by the Islamic State group, including one strike that hit a grain silo and reportedly killed civilians, activists said today. [Read More]
Report: Secret Service bungled White House shooting in 2011
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A string of security lapses resulted in a four-day delay before the U.S. Secret Service realized that a man had fired a high-powered rifle at the White House in 2011, an incident that could have put President Barack Obama’s daughters at risk, according to a Washington Post investigation. [Read More]
Obama: U.S. made errors in assessment Obama: U.S. made errors in assessment
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama acknowledged in an interview broadcast Sunday that the United States had underestimated the rise of the Islamic State militant group. [Read More]
New Afghan president sworn in, paving way for U.S. pact New Afghan president sworn in, paving way for U.S. pact
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KABUL, Afghanistan — Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in today as Afghanistan’s new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country’s first transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban. [Read More]
Mission to combat Ebola opens headquarters in Ghana
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DAKAR, Senegal — The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters today in Ghana, where it will coordinate aid for the accelerating West African crisis. [Read More]
Pro-democracy crowds, police clash on streets of Hong Kong Pro-democracy crowds, police clash on streets of Hong Kong
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HONG KONG (AP) — Police defended their use of tear gas and other methods to control the pro-democracy protests that have paralyzed Hong Kong's financial district, and appealed today for an end to the unprecedented acts of civil disobedience. [Read More]
Survey: ATM, overdraft fees surge
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LOS ANGELES — Banks are reaping bigger fees whenever customers overdraw their checking accounts or use ATMs that are not affiliated with their lender, a new survey shows. [Read More]
Australia won't send Ebola doctors to West Africa
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia today ruled out sending doctors to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak there because of logistical problems in repatriating any Australian who became infected with the deadly virus. [Read More]
'Ghost riders' draw scrutiny from state
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HARRISBURG — Transit agencies across Pennsylvania are being scrutinized by the state over the subsidies they claim for transporting riders 65 and older, with at least four agencies being docked millions for inflating senior ridership numbers. [Read More]
Middle school principal puts her office on a cart
1 day ago -
READING (AP) — Reading’s Southern Middle School students aren’t visiting the principal’s office as much this year, and that might be because the principal is visiting them more. [Read More]

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Letter to the editor: The word of God
23 hours ago -
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
2 days ago -
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
6 days ago -
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
1 week ago -
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]
Letter to the editor: Liberals know pennies' source
1 week ago -
The left says pennies come from heaven and conservatives vainly await them. No, conservatives try to balance the budget by cutting expenses, not awaiting pennies from the skies. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Have a good day
1 week ago -
I have a son, Austin, who has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Evil in the world
1 week ago -
God hates evil. Everywhere we look, we see evil. [Read More]
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