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Bus turns on side in early-morning crash Bus turns on side in early-morning crash
2 hours ago - - TOM PEEL
A school bus belonging to Smith Bus Company turned on its side after colliding with a Dodge pickup truck this morning at 6:37 on Route 286 in Center Township. [Read More]
Catholic Daughters schedule reception
2 hours ago -
Catholic Daughters, Ct. St. Bernard 339, Indiana, will hold a reception of new members Oct. 9. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS
2 hours ago -
Every Thursday, get the Gazette's complete listing of concerts, films, theater, music, dance and other performing arts. It's all one click away in the entertainment center. [Read More]
Blairsville homecoming court announced Blairsville homecoming court announced
2 hours ago -
Blairsville High School homecoming is scheduled for Friday, when the Bobcats take on Homer-Center. [Read More]
Marion Center announces homecoming court Marion Center announces homecoming court
2 hours ago -
Marion Center's Homecoming royalty will be crowned during half-time of the Marion Center/Penns Manor football game on Friday. [Read More]
Photos of the Week
Photos
Photos of the Week
4 hours ago - - TOM PEEL, JAMIE EMPFIELD, JAMES J. NESTOR
Each week, the Gazette presents the people and places of the Indiana County area through the eyes of Gazette photographers. [Read More]
Unemployment rate up
1 day ago -
The August seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Indiana County increased 0.1 percent to 5.5 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. Over the year, the rate fell 1.6 percent. [Read More]
Bank account started to aid wounded baby
1 day ago -
Relatives of a days-old infant wounded by a stray hunter’s shot in southwestern Indiana County have opened a local bank account to accept donations to defray medical expenses. [Read More]
Biss inducted into Purchase Line Alumni Hall of Fame Biss inducted into Purchase Line Alumni Hall of Fame
1 day ago -
Robert Biss, class of 1957, was honored Saturday by the Purchase Line Red Dragon Foundation as its 16th inductee into the Alumni Hall of Fame. [Read More]
Volunteer opportunities available for teens Volunteer opportunities available for teens
1 day ago -
Teens, did you know volunteer service can transfer to work experience and looks great on your college application? [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Rival Wildcats, Bobcats set to tangle HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Rival Wildcats, Bobcats set to tangle
2 hours ago - - CARLY KROUSE
The undefeated Blairsville Bobcats are going about their normal business, trying to prepare the best they can for Friday night’s game. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Thursday's sports in brief AROUND THE AREA: Thursday's sports in brief
2 hours ago -
Balcerak wins football contest Stephen Balcerak, of Indiana, won the fifth edition of the Gazette’s weekly football contest. Balcerak picked 15 of 20 games correctly and wrote in 38 points for the tiebreaker (Northwestern 29, Penn State 6 for 35 total points). Each weekly winner receives [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks lifted by special teams IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks lifted by special teams
1 day ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
The IUP Crimson Hawks have one of the best kickers in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Soccer team returns to top 25
1 day ago -
Lexie Palluconi scored the Crimson Hawks’ lone goal in the 58th minute of the match to help the 24th-ranked IUP women’s soccer team forge a 1-1 tie in a non-conference match against host Alderson Broaddus on Tuesday. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Grube, Hughes lead IHS to win
1 day ago -
Kyle Grube and C.J. Hughes tore up the Indiana Country Club course to lead Indiana to a 183-207 victory over Latrobe in a WPIAL Section 3-AAA golf match Monday. [Read More]
VOLLEYBALL: Purchase Line keeps slate clean
1 day ago -
Purchase Line improved to 10-0 by sweeping host United, 25-16, 25-15, 25-14, in a Heritage Conference girls’ volleyball match Tuesday. [Read More]
End Zone Extra Player of the Week: Jake Zilinskas End Zone Extra Player of the Week: Jake Zilinskas
1 day ago -
This week's End Zone Extra Player of the Week is Jake Zilinskas, No. 8, of Indiana High School. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Sames leads Hawks in D-I tourney
2 days ago -
Kenneth Sames tied for fifth place at even par to lead the IUP men’s golf team to a 10th-place finish at George Mason University’s Patriot Intercollegiate on Monday at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Time to get in the woods
2 days ago -
The approaching sound of leaves crunching under hooves is something all archers eagerly anticipate. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Friends go on new excursion JEFF KNAPP: Friends go on new excursion
2 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Propelled by a delicate roll cast, the green caddis larvae fly landed lightly in the clear, cool water of the West Branch of Caldwell Creek. The modest current washed the size 12 fly downstream to a submerged tree branch, where a 12-inch wild brown trout shot out and seized it. [Read More]

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Corrections officer charged with invasion of privacy at jail
2 hours ago - - SEAN YODER
A New Florence man was charged by state police on Sept. 4 with four counts of invasion of privacy after police said the corrections officer was using a camera to watch female inmates in a shower unit at the Indiana County Jail. [Read More]
POLICE REPORT
2 hours ago -
Harry Knee, 32, of Indiana, was charged by borough police with simple assault, resisting arrest and two summary offenses at 1:04 a.m. at 133 N. Fourth St. Sept. 24. [Read More]
DA: Man fatally stabbed DA: Man fatally stabbed
2 hours ago -
BLAIRSVILLE — A 37-year-old man apparently was stabbed to death sometime late Wednesday in a residence along South Stewart Street, the Indiana County district attorney’s office reported this morning. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
2 hours ago -
No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Oakland Avenue in White Township just north of Lilac Street at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday. [Read More]
Prosecutor to seek death penalty in workplace beheading Prosecutor to seek death penalty in workplace beheading
2 hours ago -
NORMAN, Okla. — An Oklahoma prosecutor said Wednesday he will seek the execution of a man accused of beheading a co-worker in a fit of rage after being suspended from his job at a food processing plant. [Read More]
Parents charged in bathtub incident
1 day ago -
LIGONIER — A Bolivar-area couple has been charged with placing their children at risk of harm after police learned that one of their four children nearly drowned after being left unattended in a bathtub. [Read More]
POLICE REPORT
1 day ago -
Borough police charged Michael Feroce, 21, of Vandergrift, with retail theft, resisting arrest and public drunkenness at 2:33 a.m. at Sheetz, 768 Wayne Ave. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
1 day ago -
Elizabeth Casady, 34, of Indiana, was injured at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 when her vehicle went off the shoulder of Route 553, according to state police. [Read More]
Hospital nixes teen’s treatment Hospital nixes teen’s treatment
1 day ago -
UPPER ST. CLAIR (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area psychiatric hospital has refused to treat a 16-year-old boy awaiting trial on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school in April. [Read More]
Police: Frein making errors Police: Frein making errors
1 day ago -
BLOOMING GROVE — The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a massive manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender. [Read More]

All Family News

 
FIRST BIRTHDAY: Chase McAnulty FIRST BIRTHDAY: Chase McAnulty
2 hours ago -
Chase Daniel McAnulty celebrated his first birthday on Aug. 2, 2014. His big brothers, Cole and Caden McAnulty, along with family and friends, helped to make his day special. [Read More]
Blairsville homecoming court announced Blairsville homecoming court announced
2 hours ago -
Blairsville High School homecoming is scheduled for Friday, when the Bobcats take on Homer-Center. [Read More]
Marion Center announces homecoming court Marion Center announces homecoming court
2 hours ago -
Marion Center's Homecoming royalty will be crowned during half-time of the Marion Center/Penns Manor football game on Friday. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Oct. 2
3 hours ago -
If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
3 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Oct. 1, 2014. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Oct. 1
1 day ago -
If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
1 day ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Sept. 30, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Sept. 30
2 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
2 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Sept. 29, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 29
3 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]

All World News

 
Enterovirus case confirmed in SW Pennsylvania
1 hour ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed the first case of enterovirus D68 in southwestern Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Hong Kong police warn activists against 'chaos' Hong Kong police warn activists against 'chaos'
2 hours ago -
HONG KONG — Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory’s leader didn’t resign by today. [Read More]
Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear
2 hours ago -
NEW YORK — Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday. [Read More]
Secret Service chief resigns
2 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe. [Read More]
Ex-Marine among Carnegie Heroes
2 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH — A retired Marine who caught a woman as she jumped from the upper deck of a stadium following an Oakland Raiders game was among 21 people honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. [Read More]
Dallas ER sent infected Ebola patient home Dallas ER sent infected Ebola patient home
2 hours ago -
DALLAS — A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials at the hospital are considering if they would have acted differently had the entire medical staff been aware. [Read More]
U.S. to increase ZMapp production
2 hours ago -
U.S. federal officials are planning to sharply increase production of ZMapp, which is viewed by many experts as the most promising experimental drug for treating people stricken by Ebola in West Africa. [Read More]
Students finally return to school
2 hours ago -
MILLVILLE — Students in one central Pennsylvania district heard their first school bell of the year on Wednesday. [Read More]
Tax collections meet projections
2 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s tax collections fulfilled budget projections in the first quarter of the state’s fiscal year, but just barely. [Read More]
Job site scrubbed of racy postings
2 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania job-seekers now have slightly fewer options on a state employment website. The state has pulled listings for bachelor party dancers, “car dates” and other jobs that might not be good résumé material. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: My votes will go for Corbett, Reed
1 day ago -
I am one Pennsylvanian who is not confused over political issues. That is why I intend to vote for Tom Corbett for governor and Dave Reed for legislator. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Domestic violence has go on far too long
1 day ago -
Why has domestic violence in the NFL become the major story that is bringing light to an issue that has gone on far too long and is still unreported too many times today? Domestic violence! [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Save Festival of Lights
2 days ago -
I am writing this in response to the article about the Festival of Lights going dark after this year. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: The word of God
3 days 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
3 days ago -
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
4 days ago -
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
4 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
1 week 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]
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