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Official: Plane missing over Mali 'probably crashed'

Official: Plane missing over Mali 'probably crashed'

ALGIERS, Algeria — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early today over northern Mali and “probably crashed,” according to the plane’s owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.

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INDIANA COUNTY: Development to continue at Windy Ridge INDIANA COUNTY: Development to continue at Windy Ridge
32 minutes 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]
WHITE TOWNSHIP: Supervisors approve parking restrictions
32 minutes ago - - MARGARET HARPER
The White Township supervisors on Wednesday approved an ordinance prohibiting parking in an area of Lilac Street. [Read More]
New law calls for county sheriff's training
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Gov. Tom Corbett has signed legislation calling for training and certification for those elected as county sheriffs in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
First Commonwealth Financial reports quarterly earnings First Commonwealth Financial reports quarterly earnings
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First Commonwealth Financial Corporation on Wednesday reported net income of $11.9 million, or 13 cents diluted earnings per share, for the second quarter ending June 30. [Read More]
Back to School Bash event set
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The sixth annual Back to School Bash will take place along Church Street, in downtown Indiana, on Aug. 16, beginning at 9 a.m. [Read More]
Keystone theater presents 'Sweeney Todd' Keystone theater presents 'Sweeney Todd'
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Keystone Repertory Theater, a summer theater in residence at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will present “Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” This dark, award-winning musical runs July 31 through Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. [Read More]
'Go Wild' Day Camp scheduled
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A 4-H Day Camp with the theme “Go Wild” will be held in Plumville Aug. 5 to 7 for children ages 7 to 12. [Read More]
Former state rep makes donation to K-9 unit Former state rep makes donation to K-9 unit
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Paul Wass, a former state representative and county official, recently made a donation of $5,000 to the Homer City Police Department for the purchase of a K-9 officer. [Read More]
Church helps to fight hunger Church helps to fight hunger
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The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana social justice project focus is to assist fighting hunger in Indiana County. In addition to donations made through the congregation, a grant was received from Martin’s Food Store in White Township. [Read More]
String concert scheduled
1 day ago -
Celebrate summer with friends during a Concert in the Courtyard, a musical performance featuring The Chamber of Strings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. [Read More]

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YOUTH LEGION: Kovacik looks to keep undefeated season going at regionals YOUTH LEGION: Kovacik looks to keep undefeated season going at regionals
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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]
ICL: West Lebanon rolls in playoff opener ICL: West Lebanon rolls in playoff opener
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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
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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]
Golf outing held for Make-A-Wish Golf outing held for Make-A-Wish
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The Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services sixth annual charity golf classic was held July 10 at the Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort and Conference Center. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: CMA wins softball playoff game
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Scott Shirley piled up four hits to lead CMA to a 12-2 win over Grace Methodist II in an Indiana County Church League softball playoff game Tuesday. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks hire assistant coach IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks hire assistant coach
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IUP women’s basketball coach Tom McConnell has filled one of the two vacancies on his staff. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Two tags a good option
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For those who enjoy fresh venison, antlerless deer applications are now being accepted by county treasurers. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Conneaut bass loosen up in fall JEFF KNAPP: Conneaut bass loosen up in fall
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Crawford County’s Conneaut Lake is a unique body of water, at least for Pennsylvania. It’s the only sizable natural lake in the western part of the state. It’s brimming with structure and cover. It supports an outstanding population of largemouth and smallmouth bass. And it can be oh so tough. [Read More]
Clymer wins district title Clymer wins district title
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The Clymer 7- and 8-year-old machine pitch girls’ softball team won the District 7 Little League championship. [Read More]
PBN slates camp in Indiana
2 days ago -
The Pennsylvania Baseball Network will host an introductory camp on Wednesday at the White Township Recreation Complex. [Read More]

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1-year-old injured in accident 1-year-old injured in accident
32 minutes 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]
Suspect in fatal shooting waives hearing
32 minutes 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]
POLICE LOG
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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]
ACCIDENT
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Vehicles driven by Walter Henry, of Homer City, and Nancy Yakubisin, of Greensburg, were involved in an accident at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on Route 66 at Old Route 66, state police at Greensburg reported. [Read More]
Mother arrested; boy claims abuse
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UPPER DARBY (AP) — Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say an injured 11-year-old boy walked into a community policing center to report his mother had severely beaten him for not doing chores. [Read More]
Judges convicted on some charges
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four ousted traffic court judges in Philadelphia have been convicted of lying to authorities but cleared of most charges in a sweeping ticket-fixing case. [Read More]
Five charged with aiding terror group
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Five people, including two women in the U.S., were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia, prosecutors said. [Read More]
Man faces charges of child porn distribution
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CLYMER — A northern Indiana County man will face possible trial on charges that he offered child-pornography photos for distribution on the Internet. [Read More]
Emergency responders called for boaters
1 day ago -
AVONMORE — Emergency responders from Indiana, Armstrong and Westmoreland counties were dispatched to the Avonmore Bridge area about midnight when it was reported that a group of four people had not been seen since they went boating on the Kiskiminetas River late Tuesday afternoon, officials said. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
1 day ago -
James Catalano, of Rossiter, told state police he discovered construction waste that had been dumped onto his property along Union Hill Road between 9 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday. [Read More]

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1ST BIRTHDAY: Isabella Statkowski 1ST BIRTHDAY: Isabella Statkowski
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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
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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
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Curtis and Virginia Reed, of Indiana, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday. [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, July 23, 2014 [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 24
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If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 23
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, July 22. [Read More]
BIRTH: Lillian May Fairman BIRTH: Lillian May Fairman
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Lillian May Fairman was born June 12, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. She was 18 1/4 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, July 22
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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, July 21, 2014: [Read More]

All World News

 
Israeli bombardment continues in Gaza Strip Israeli bombardment continues in Gaza Strip
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli tanks and warplanes pounded the Gaza Strip today as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade. [Read More]
Scientists to excavate cave teeming with fossils Scientists to excavate cave teeming with fossils
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America’s most remarkable troves of late Pleistocene fossils: The bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave. [Read More]
Flight victims' bodies depart Ukraine Flight victims' bodies depart Ukraine
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KHARKIV, Ukraine — Two military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands today, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash scene which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels. [Read More]
Arizona execution takes two hours Arizona execution takes two hours
53 minutes ago -
In another unexpectedly prolonged execution using disputed lethal injection drugs, a condemned Arizona prisoner Wednesday repeatedly gasped for one hour, 40 minutes, according to witnesses, before dying at an Arizona state prison. [Read More]
Bad weather suspected in Taiwan crash that killed 48 Bad weather suspected in Taiwan crash that killed 48
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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Stormy weather trailing behind a typhoon was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people on board and injured 10 on the plane and five on the ground, the airline said today. [Read More]
Iraq says 60 killed in convoy attack
55 minutes ago -
BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad today, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, brutally underscoring Iraq’s instability as lawmakers convened to elect a new president. [Read More]
Woman: Yard not a rest stop
1 hour ago -
STAHLSTOWN (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman says she can see drivers who pull off the side of a highway relieving themselves near her backyard, and state police have been asked to increase patrols. [Read More]
State child welfare sees improvement
1 hour ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A new report ranks Pennsylvania 16th overall among 50 states in child health and well-being, up from 17th a year ago, as nationally more kids attended preschool but the percentage of children in single-parent households grew and more children grew up in poor communities. [Read More]
July 31 deadline set in elk license drawing
1 hour ago -
BENEZETTE (AP) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission says July 31 is the deadline for hunters to enter the lottery to receive one of 108 elk licenses to be issued this year. [Read More]
Nazi war suspect dies
1 hour ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial. [Read More]

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How to submit a letter to the editor
1 day 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
1 week 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]
Letter to the Editor: Lesser of two evils
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When I view the race for governor, I can’t see a candidate winning the race that is good for Pennsylvanians. I see the choice as being the lesser of two evils. [Read More]
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