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Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woods

Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woods

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities hunkered down early Saturday in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents, raising hopes they had him cornered a week after the ambush outside a rural police barracks.

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HOMER-CENTER: Directors hire consultant for security HOMER-CENTER: Directors hire consultant for security
23 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
CENTER TOWNSHIP — Officials in the Homer-Center School District have tapped a local expert to take a look at safety and security issues and recommend solutions and improvements. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Arts awards, cruise, stacks, pizza ... INSIDE INDIANA: Arts awards, cruise, stacks, pizza ...
23 hours ago - - BILL HASTINGS
The 56th annual Fall Coin Show, sponsored by the Indiana Coin Club Inc., will offer more than 36 tables of coin dealers Saturday at S&T Bank Arena, White Township. [Read More]
BLAIRSVILLE-SALTSBURG: Board approves ALS fundraiser drawing
23 hours ago - - MARGARET HARPER
CONEMAUGH TOWNSHIP — The winner of a special drawing in the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District will have the opportunity to dump a bucket of ice water on a board member or administrator for charity in a fundraiser approved Wednesday by the school board. [Read More]
Photos of the Week
Photos
Photos of the Week
23 hours ago - - TOM PEEL, JAMIE EMPFIELD, TERI ENCISO, 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]
Employ Older Workers Week set
23 hours ago -
Aging Services Inc. will celebrate Employ Older Workers Week Sunday through Sept. 27. [Read More]
Food pantries set
23 hours ago -
The Indiana County Community Action Program will distribute food next week at the following locations: [Read More]
Concealed carry seminar set for Thursday
23 hours ago -
State Rep. Dave Reed, R-Indiana, is hosting a concealed carry seminar on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the S&T Bank Arena, 497 East Pike, in White Township. [Read More]
Homer City American Legion to hold breakfast
23 hours ago -
HOMER CITY — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 493 Homer City will hold a breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. [Read More]
'Oxtoberfest' fundraiser scheduled
23 hours ago -
The directors of the Ox Hill Fair are planning an “Oxtoberfest” celebration as a fundraiser for next fall’s 80th Ox Hill Fair. [Read More]
Tractor show this weekend
23 hours ago -
The Smicksburg Antique Tractor & Machinery Club will sponsor a two-day show this weekend at the Dayton fairgrounds. [Read More]

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Robinson, Blairsville beat Ligonier
11 hours ago -
LIGONIER — Deion Robinson rushed for 124 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead Blairsville to a 4-0 record with a 28-7 win over Ligonier Valley in a Heritage Conference game at Weller Field at Standard Bank Stadium. [Read More]
Purchase Line makes stand to preserve win
22 hours ago -
ALTOONA — Grant Syster rushed for 244 yards and four touchdowns, and Purchase Line stopped St. Joseph’s inside the 5-yard line with three seconds to play in a 33-27 victory in a non-conference game Friday night. [Read More]
Northern Cambria races past United
22 hours ago -
ARMAGH — Adam Weiland rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns and Zack Lieb added two touchdowns in Northern Cambria’s 44-0 rout of United on Friday night. [Read More]
Penns Manor cruises past Saltsburg
23 hours ago -
KENWOOD — Penns Manor scored three first-quarter touchdowns and rolled up 330 yards on the ground in a 47-8 shellacking of Saltsburg in a Heritage Conference game Friday at Pat Corrigan Field. [Read More]
Franklin Regional rolls over Indiana
23 hours ago -
MURRYSVILLE — Franklin Regional rushed for 347 yards and took advantage of good field position to score a 34-20 win over Indiana in a WPIAL Class AAA Greater Allegheny Conference game Friday. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks look to rebound vs. Lock Haven IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks look to rebound vs. Lock Haven
23 hours ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
He didn’t mean any disrespect, but this was the first thing Curt Cignetti said when he was asked about this week’s opponent, Lock Haven: “This game is more about us. It’s always about (us). I’m looking forward to the opportunity every day this week to go out there and get better.” [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Purchase Line ups record to 5-0
1 day ago -
Visiting Purchase Line upped its conference record to 5-0 by routing Northern Cambria, 25-23, 25-22, 25-15, in a Heritage Conference girls’ volleyball match Thursday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF ROUNDUP: Indiana wins section match
1 day ago -
C.J. Hughes shot a 34 and was the low medalist, leading Indiana to a 195-211 win over Greensburg Salem in a WPIAL Section 1-AAA boys’ golf match Thursday at Indiana Country Club. [Read More]
Homer-Center beats Marion Center, 38-20
1 day ago -
HOMER CITY — Ean Lee rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown, and he also returned a kickoff for a score as Homer-Center improved to 4-0 with a 38-20 win over Marion Center in a Heritage Conference game Friday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Indians suffer first loss
1 day ago -
MOUNT PLEASANT — Indiana suffered its first loss of the season by falling to Mount Pleasant, 2-1, in a WPIAL Section 1-AA boys’ soccer match Thursday. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG
23 hours ago -
Indiana Borough police reported Xavier Bennett, 19, of Butler, Butler County, was lodged at Indiana County Jail after police responded to a report of a disturbance inside Giant Eagle Express, 435 S. Seventh St., at 2:57 a.m. today. [Read More]
Chase suspect critical after being shot
1 day ago -
MONROEVILLE (AP) — A man was in critical condition after he allegedly fired at four officers who then returned fire after a 30-mile police chase through several western Pennsylvania communities. No officers were wounded. [Read More]
Trooper laid to rest as police search woods Trooper laid to rest as police search woods
1 day ago -
SCRANTON — Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer — a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland. [Read More]
Man accused in parking lot dare
1 day ago -
BUTLER (AP) — Police said a Pennsylvania man caused more than $14,000 damage to several other vehicles when he took a dare to do a “doughnut” with his pickup truck in a bar parking lot. [Read More]
Lonely man called 911, police say
1 day ago -
HARRISON CITY (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been charged with making three 911 calls to report bogus emergencies simply because he was lonely and wanted paramedics to show up. [Read More]
Official: Child with lighter started fire
1 day ago -
ALTOONA (AP) — Authorities in central Pennsylvania said a child playing with a cigarette lighter apparently started a blaze that sent seven people to the hospital, including three firefighters. [Read More]
Man wanted girl, 5, for sex, AG says
1 day ago -
BUTLER (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he was trying to meet a 5-year-old girl for sex. [Read More]
Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life
1 day ago -
SUNBURY — A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their “permanent removal” from society is appropriate. [Read More]
New York couple faces federal charges
1 day ago -
ALBANY, N.Y. — The couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters in northern New York were charged Thursday in federal court with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography. [Read More]
Convicted Florida felon kills daughter, 6 grandchildren Convicted Florida felon kills daughter, 6 grandchildren
1 day ago -
BELL, Fla. — A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past. [Read More]

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68TH ANNIVERSARY: Norman and Norma Trimble 68TH ANNIVERSARY: Norman and Norma Trimble
23 hours ago -
Norman and Norma Trimble of Glen Campbell celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary Monday. [Read More]
40TH ANNIVERSARY: Sabina Megan Fay and Edward Michael Fiala 40TH ANNIVERSARY: Sabina Megan Fay and Edward Michael Fiala
23 hours ago -
Sabina Megan Fay and Edward Michael Fiala are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 21, 1974, at St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Thomas Geddes officiating. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 19:
1 day ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
1 day ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Sept. 18, 2014: [Read More]
2ND BIRTHDAY: Nicholas Matolyak 2ND BIRTHDAY: Nicholas Matolyak
2 days ago -
Nicholas Matolyak celebrated his second birthday Aug. 19 with an Elmo-themed party. His big brother Benjamin and his family helped him celebrate. [Read More]
2ND BIRTHDAY: Reese Brown 2ND BIRTHDAY: Reese Brown
2 days ago -
Reese Lyn Brown, daughter of Brent and Lexi Benamati Brown, of Warsaw, Va., celebrated her second birthday on Aug. 9, 2014. A Dora the Explorer-themed party was held in her honor ... [Read More]
Gazette readers birthdays, Sept. 18
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, Sept. 17, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 17
3 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
3 days ago -
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 17 [Read More]

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Scots vote against splitting from U.K. Scots vote against splitting from U.K.
23 hours ago -
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. [Read More]
Senate votes to back Syrian rebels
23 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote. [Read More]
French airstrikes hit Islamic State depot
23 hours ago -
PARIS — Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, France conducted its first airstrikes today against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot that it controlled, Iraqi and French officials said. [Read More]
New Islamic State video features British hostage as group spokesman New Islamic State video features British hostage as group spokesman
23 hours ago -
ANTAKYA, Turkey — The Islamic State released the latest in a series of propaganda videos Thursday, a slickly produced introduction to what it promised would be a multipart series on the group and the folly of efforts by the United States to fight it. [Read More]
Terror plot in Australia raises questions, fears Terror plot in Australia raises questions, fears
23 hours ago -
CANBERRA, Australia — The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. [Read More]
Chase suspect critical after being shot
1 day ago -
MONROEVILLE (AP) — A man was in critical condition after he allegedly fired at four officers who then returned fire after a 30-mile police chase through several western Pennsylvania communities. No officers were wounded. [Read More]
Meteorologists: August set global heat records
1 day ago -
WASHINGTON — The globe smashed more heat records last month, including Earth’s hottest August and summer, federal meteorologists said Thursday. [Read More]
Chevron meets new, voluntary drilling rules
1 day ago -
PITTSBURGH — Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday. [Read More]
Bill will aid black lung victims Bill will aid black lung victims
1 day ago -
WASHINGTON — Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease who are pursuing benefits claims. [Read More]
Trooper laid to rest as police search woods Trooper laid to rest as police search woods
1 day ago -
SCRANTON — Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer — a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland. [Read More]

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Letter to the editor: Freeberg has a vision for Pennsylvania
5 days ago -
Pennsylvania House candidate Kevin Freeberg has a vision and plan for education, jobs and the economy, and tax relief. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Decision on liquor license questioned
6 days ago -
I work and reside in Indiana Borough. I am also the owner of the building that I intended to lease to Mr. Reilly for his restaurant. Indiana Borough council recently denied the transfer of Mr. Reilly’s owned and approved alcohol license to my building, and I feel there are a couple of misconceptio [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Thanks for successful poppy campaign
6 days ago -
On behalf of all the members of Indiana VFW Post 1989 and its Ladies Auxiliary, I want to thank the management of the Walmart super center, Giant Eagle supermarket and Tate’s Market in Clymer for allowing our members to distribute the poppies at their places of business. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Attack culture stalls political progress
2 weeks ago -
The world of politics changed forever with the onset of cable news networks and the Internet — news cycles once flush with stories thoroughly researched are now dominated by talking heads and bloggers focused on ratings rather than accuracy. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: County needs homeless shelters
2 weeks ago -
I have heard and read about fundraisers for various groups, etc. I think it is so wonderful that there are people who care about others and not just themselves. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Rejection of liquor license welcome, but hypocritical
2 weeks ago -
Does Philadelphia Street need another bar/restaurant? No. [Read More]
As I See It: A Pennsylvania solution to health care As I See It: A Pennsylvania solution to health care
2 weeks ago -
As attorney general and now as governor, Gov. Tom Corbett has continually fought against Obamacare. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: GOP waiting for 'pennies from heaven'
2 weeks ago -
It’s time to think about November’s midterm elections and what your vote can accomplish. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Welcome to Indiana thanks its supporters
2 weeks ago -
On behalf of the Welcome to Indiana board of directors, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to those people who have given generously over many years in support of our efforts to maintain the six “Welcome to Indiana” signs. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Clean power plan protects jobs
2 weeks ago -
The Indiana County commissioners have no proof that EPA limits on carbon dioxide pollution will “cost more than 200,000 jobs.” (“Commissioners ask EPA to revise plan,” Aug. 28). [Read More]
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