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Man wanted in Pennsylvania trooper ambush captured

Man wanted in Pennsylvania trooper ambush captured

A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents, authorities said.

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Students offer ideas for future Students offer ideas for future
21 hours ago - - SEAN YODER
Students from Indiana Area School District participated in planning sessions Wednesday morning for the Indiana Community University District workshops. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: Officials adopt housing plan
21 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
The Indiana County commissioners Wednesday adopted the Indiana County Housing Plan as an addition to the county’s comprehensive plan, and designated it as the guiding document for all policy and development efforts regarding housing in the county during the next decade. [Read More]
Family, friends take a book break Family, friends take a book break
21 hours ago -
Sharon Rank took a break from a walk around town to read “Incy Wincy Spider” to children at the Little Free Library station along Third Street in Indiana. [Read More]
Basket party planned Basket party planned
21 hours ago - - TERI ENCISO
Four Footed Friends will hold a basket party Sunday at the Indiana Holiday Inn courtyard, White Township. [Read More]
Student winners recognized Student winners recognized
21 hours ago -
Indiana Musicale recently announced the winners of the Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival held Saturday in Gorell Recital Hall on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. [Read More]
Players to stage comedy show Players to stage comedy show
21 hours ago -
The Indiana Players will present “Leave ’em Laughing,” two one-act comedies directed by Mary Jo Bowes, Nov 7- 9 at the Indiana Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St., Indiana. [Read More]
ICCAP to distribute food
22 hours ago -
The Indiana County Community Action Program will distribute food next week at the following locations: [Read More]
Candidates debate set for broadcast
22 hours ago -
Candidates for the 62nd District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are scheduled to debate the issues in a one-hour broadcast at 10 a.m. Friday on radio station WCCS on 1160 AM. [Read More]
REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
22 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]
Spaghetti dinner planned Spaghetti dinner planned
22 hours ago -
The Chestnut Hills Social Center, 26 Heybert Drive, Old Route 22, Blairsville, will be raising money for the Blairsville Area Veterans’ Memorial Fund by serving a spaghetti dinner Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. [Read More]

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WPIAL Football playoffs schedule WPIAL Football playoffs schedule
22 hours ago -
The WPIAL football playoffs begin Friday in all four classifications [Read More]
Pease wins football contest
22 hours ago -
Mary Pease, of Indiana, won the ninth edition of the Gazette’s weekly football contest. [Read More]
Todd Bird Club sets meeting
22 hours ago -
ERNEST — The Todd Bird Club will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Blue Spruce Lodge at Blue Spruce County Park. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Crimson Hawks jump up to fifth place IUP ROUNDUP: Crimson Hawks jump up to fifth place
2 days ago -
IUP improved by 14 strokes and moved up five spots to finish fifth in the Rock Barn Intercollegiate golf tournament hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne on Tuesday afternoon. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks glad November is coming IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks glad November is coming
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
Since he took over the IUP football program, Curt Cignetti has never lost a game in the month of November. [Read More]
VOLLEYBALL: Purchase Line rebounds with win VOLLEYBALL: Purchase Line rebounds with win
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
PURCHASE LINE — The sting that came from falling one win shy of winning its first Heritage Conference title vanished for the Purchase Line girls’ volleyball team the instant it exacted revenge on Blairsville on Tuesday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Rams ousted from playoffs
2 days ago -
PHILIPSBURG — Ligonier Valley, the No. 3 seed in the District 6 Class AA girls’ volleyball playoffs, fell to No. 6-seeded Westmont Hilltop, 25-21, 25-21, 16-25, 25-23, in a quarterfinal match Tuesday evening at Philipsburg-Osceola High School. [Read More]
Piranhas take medals
2 days ago -
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Luca and Yana Naronha finished first in every event they swam, leading the YMCA of Indiana County’s Piranhas swimming team as it opened its winter season at the New Castle Fall Classic Invitational at Youngstown State University last weekend. [Read More]
IYHA team scores win
2 days ago -
The Indiana Youth Hockey Association’s Pee Wee Red team defeated Butler Valley, 5-2, on Sunday. [Read More]
End Zone Extra Player of the Week: Connor Tshudy End Zone Extra Player of the Week: Connor Tshudy
2 days ago -
Think Indiana football and a few names automatically spring to mind: quarterback Jake Zilinskas and the Stapleton brothers, Riley and Dylan, the big-play receivers. [Read More]

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UPDATE: Death penalty sought for trooper ambush suspect UPDATE: Death penalty sought for trooper ambush suspect
8 hours ago -
A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents, authorities said. [Read More]
Plane crashes at Kansas airport, at least 4 dead Plane crashes at Kansas airport, at least 4 dead
18 hours ago -
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building Thursday while trying to return to a Kansas airport, killing at least four people inside the building and injuring at least five others, officials said. [Read More]
Plane crashes at Kansas airport, at least 2 dead
19 hours ago -
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building Thursday while trying to return to a Kansas airport, killing two people inside the building and injuring at least four others, officials said. [Read More]
Fire chief: At least 2 dead in Kansas airport plane crash Fire chief: At least 2 dead in Kansas airport plane crash
20 hours ago -
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane that reported losing engine power has crashed into a building at a Kansas airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city. [Read More]
Man accused of sexual assault to face trial
21 hours ago -
BLAIRSVILLE — A New York man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year old girl in Burrell Township waived to court the charges against him. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
21 hours ago -
Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus police cited Angela Sedota, 19, of Pittsburgh, with underage drinking and public drunkenness at 2:44 a.m. Saturday on Garman Avenue near the S.W. Jack Cogeneration Plant. Citations were filed Wednesday in Indiana District Court. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
22 hours ago -
Joseph Hannegan, 33, of Pittsburgh, had a minor injury following a one-vehicle crash at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday on Route 22. ... [Read More]
Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change' Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'
22 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for “wholesale change” in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. [Read More]
Balloon a bust in Frein manhunt
22 hours ago -
CANADENSIS (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say an unmanned balloon brought in from Ohio has not been helpful in the search for a suspect in the killing of a state trooper. [Read More]
Man's own dog helps police bust him on drug charge Man's own dog helps police bust him on drug charge
22 hours ago -
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police in central Alabama said a man’s own dog helped officers bust him on a drug charge. [Read More]

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FIRST BIRTHDAY: Anson Blazek FIRST BIRTHDAY: Anson Blazek
21 hours ago -
Anson Blazek, son of Tim Blazek and Michelle Dornsife, of Parma, Ohio, celebrated his first birthday on Aug. 30 with a zoo animal themed party. [Read More]
SECOND BIRTHDAY: Abigail Phillips SECOND BIRTHDAY: Abigail Phillips
21 hours ago -
Abigail Phillips celebrated her second birthday on April 12. [Read More]
SECOND BIRTHDAY: Jacob Armstrong SECOND BIRTHDAY: Jacob Armstrong
21 hours ago -
Jacob Gunner Armstrong celebrated his second birthday on May 3 with a horse-themed party with family and friends. [Read More]
BIRTH: Joshua Forrest Armstrong
21 hours ago -
Joshua Forrest Armstrong was born Aug. 29, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Oct. 30
22 hours ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
22 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Oct. 29, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Oct. 29
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, Oct. 28, 2014: [Read More]
How to send your family news to us How to send your family news to us
2 days ago -
Please follow these guides for sending birth, engagement, wedding, anniversary, birthday and other announcements for the Family News section of The Indiana Gazette and The Indiana Gazette Online. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Oct. 28
3 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]

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UPDATE: Death penalty sought for trooper ambush suspect UPDATE: Death penalty sought for trooper ambush suspect
8 hours ago -
A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents, authorities said. [Read More]
Police: Man wanted in trooper ambush is captured Police: Man wanted in trooper ambush is captured
13 hours ago -
DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other, was captured on Thursday, ending a seven-week manhunt for him, authorities said. [Read More]
Plane crashes at Kansas airport, at least 4 dead Plane crashes at Kansas airport, at least 4 dead
18 hours ago -
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building Thursday while trying to return to a Kansas airport, killing at least four people inside the building and injuring at least five others, officials said. [Read More]
Plane crashes at Kansas airport, at least 2 dead
19 hours ago -
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building Thursday while trying to return to a Kansas airport, killing two people inside the building and injuring at least four others, officials said. [Read More]
Fire chief: At least 2 dead in Kansas airport plane crash Fire chief: At least 2 dead in Kansas airport plane crash
20 hours ago -
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane that reported losing engine power has crashed into a building at a Kansas airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2014: Wolf would seek to undo cuts in poverty programs CAMPAIGN 2014: Wolf would seek to undo cuts in poverty programs
22 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — If elected, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf would try to restore cuts or restrictions imposed by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett to a couple key poverty programs, his campaign said this week. [Read More]
Is U.S. ready to stop Ebola?
22 hours ago -
The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network. [Read More]
Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine
22 hours ago -
FORT KENT, Maine — A nurse who vowed to defy Maine’s voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise today, leaving her home for a bike ride. [Read More]
Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change' Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'
22 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for “wholesale change” in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. [Read More]
Peshmerga troops start entering embattled Syrian border town Peshmerga troops start entering embattled Syrian border town
22 hours ago -
SURUC, Turkey — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey today, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani, activists said. [Read More]

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Letter to the editor: Cast vote for integrity on Election Day
3 days ago -
As Election Day approaches, many voters have become aware of the need for fresh leaders willing to serve with integrity. On Election Day, I will vote for Democrat Kevin Freeberg, who has served the Indiana School District for 32 years as an instructor of American history and politics. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Candidate Dush responds to criticisms
3 days ago -
I want to address a couple of comments about me in a letter Thursday (“Voting for Democrat this time”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Wolf, Freeberg offer refreshing alternative
4 days ago -
The election on Nov. 4 will be an important one, especially for Democrats. Typically, many individuals do not bother to vote during midterm elections. However, your vote counts and no matter where you live, it is essential that you exercise this right. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Smart voters in an era of polarization
4 days ago -
A smart voter will vote for the person who will represent them much like an attorney. You expect your attorney/representative to do research and develop public policy that will benefit his/her constituents. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Display of civic consciousness applauded
5 days ago -
The attendance at the Candidates’ Night Forum at Aging Services in Indiana on Tuesday night was heartening — a little over 360 people braving the rain and first cold night of the season. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: 'Beyond Poverty': Who wins?
5 days ago -
In his recent Gazette interview, state Rep. Dave Reed congratulated himself for having initiated Republican Policy Committee hearings around Pennsylvania on problems of poverty and producing a “preliminary report,” “Beyond Poverty.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Reed's leadership critical for our future
5 days ago -
Instead of stating political reasons to support a candidate for state representative, I will offer a practical point of view developed through firsthand experience. I support Dave Reed’s re-election because Indiana County needs his thoughtful leadership in Harrisburg. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Lax oversight of gas industry
5 days ago -
I am very concerned about the Marcellus shale natural gas industry’s fracking process and the potential for contaminating our drinking water. If this occurs, what do we do? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Money - It's a gas
5 days ago -
In 2011, the Marcellus Coalition commissioned a study that found there were 2,300 Marcellus wells in Pennsylvania that could produce almost 3.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. Comparable gas prices at that time were $3.62 per 1,000 cubic feet (October 2011 EIA wellhead price). [Read More]
EDITORIALS ELSEWHERE
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Excerpts from recent editorials in U.S. newspapers: [Read More]
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