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District judge to be placed on leave

District judge to be placed on leave

The district judge presiding over the southern section of Indiana County has been placed on leave while state police investigate an incident that involved the judge this past weekend, county officials said.

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Photos of the Week Photos of the Week
2 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]
INDIANA BOROUGH: Liquor license denial affirmed
23 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
Indiana Borough council Tuesday adopted a resolution formally denying a request made in August to transfer a liquor license into the borough for a proposed new restaurant. [Read More]
Planning group drafts vision of future Planning group drafts vision of future
23 hours ago - - SEAN YODER
A diverse group of people from Indiana County met with local planners Tuesday night to help plan the future. [Read More]
PURCHASE LINE: School board discusses security systems
23 hours ago - - SEAN YODER
PURCHASE LINE — The Purchase Line Area School District board of directors discussed the new security systems at each of the main entrances at Monday night’s regular meeting. [Read More]
AAUW hold first meeting of season AAUW hold first meeting of season
23 hours ago -
The Indiana branch of American Association of University Women recently held its first meeting of the 2014-15 year. [Read More]
Angels on Earth Awards presented Angels on Earth Awards presented
23 hours ago -
Angels on Earth Awards were presented recently during a luncheon at the Indiana County Club. [Read More]
Community organizations schedule public events
23 hours ago -
Check today's listing of events planned in communities throughout Indiana County ... [Read More]
Senior expo scheduled
23 hours ago -
State Sen. Don White, R-Indiana, and state Rep. Dave Reed, R-Indiana, will co-host a senior expo Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the S&T Bank Arena in the White Township Recreation Complex, 497 East Pike. [Read More]
Pink Ribbon Bingo to help imaging center
23 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center is seeking support from area bingo players for its “Defeat Breast Cancer One Dab at a Time” campaign throughout October. [Read More]
Area agencies open doors to teen volunteers
23 hours ago -
Teens, did you know volunteer service can transfer to work experience and looks great on your college application? Volunteering is fun because you get to decide to work in a field that interests you. [Read More]

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HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Indiana stays unbeaten HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Indiana stays unbeaten
23 hours ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
For the Indiana boys’ soccer team, it doesn’t seem to be a question of if the goals will come, but rather when they’ll come. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Three leave team following big loss IUP FOOTBALL: Three leave team following big loss
23 hours ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
Because he prefers to look ahead rather than back, IUP coach Curt Cignetti had little to say Tuesday about the news that three of his players had left the team. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Owen leads golf team to victory
23 hours ago -
Paced by Jack Owen’s first-place finish, IUP outlasted California by two strokes to win the Glade Springs Intercollegiate Championship on Tuesday at Charleston, W.Va. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Ligonier, Purchase Line remain unbeaten
23 hours ago -
Ligonier Valley and Purchase Line remained unbeaten in Heritage Conference girls’ volleyball action Tuesday evening. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF ROUNDUP: Northern Cambria claims title
23 hours ago -
Northern Cambria ran its record to 9-0 and clinched the Heritage Conference regular-season golf title with a 216-300 win over winless United on Tuesday at Champion Lakes Golf Course. [Read More]
SANDLOT BASEBALL: Hogan’s Heroes beat Bob’s
1 day ago -
Hogan’s Heroes nipped Bob’s Pizza, 5-4, in an Indiana Over-40 Baseball League game Sunday at Keystone Rehab Field. [Read More]
Indiana girls lose tennis match
1 day ago -
HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg improved to 8-0 by blanking Indiana, 5-0, in a non-conference girls’ tennis match Tuesday. [Read More]
Indiana Junior High team forges tie
1 day ago -
In a match played Monday, Indiana tied East Allegheny, 3-3, in a junior high boys’ soccer match. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY: Indiana girls sweep meet
1 day ago -
Indiana swept Kittanning, 24-31, and West Shamokin, 22-35, in a WPIAL Section 2-AA girls’ cross country meet Tuesday. The Indiana boys beat West Shamokin, 19-43, but fell to Kittanning, 27-29. [Read More]
Indiana suffers first loss
1 day ago -
Indiana suffered it’s first loss of the season, 38-24 to Kiski Area, in a seventh-grade football game. [Read More]

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Police detail charges against stabbing suspect Police detail charges against stabbing suspect
23 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Investigators relied on a fundamental of police work to track down a man suspected of stabbing another in a confrontation Sunday afternoon in Indiana. [Read More]
Bicyclist hit by car, sent for treatment of injuries Bicyclist hit by car, sent for treatment of injuries
23 hours ago - - JAMIE EMPFIELD
A bicycle rider was sent to Allegheny General Hospital for treatment of head and leg injuries Tuesday after the bicycle and a car collided at Eleventh and Philadelphia streets, Indiana Borough police reported. [Read More]
Police probe strong-arm robbery
23 hours ago -
Intruders held an Indiana resident at bay with a hammer early today and robbed the residence of cash and other property, Indiana Borough police reported. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
23 hours ago -
Indiana Borough police discovered a raucous party in progress at a house near the police station at 11:17 p.m. Aug. 29 and have filed citations against four people they said were responsible for the crowd. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
23 hours ago -
State police reported that a station wagon driven by Robert Ashcom, of New Florence, and a car driven by Brendon Layton, of Homer City, collided at 12:52 p.m. Monday on Route 22 at Clay Pike. [Read More]
Police ID suspect in shooting Police ID suspect in shooting
23 hours ago -
BLOOMING GROVE — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Ride inspector nearly decapitated
23 hours ago -
BLOOMSBURG (AP) — A worker inspecting a ride at fairgrounds in central Pennsylvania was nearly decapitated when his sweatshirt got caught in the machinery. [Read More]
Woman sentenced for deadly crash
23 hours ago -
SMETHPORT (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania woman will serve between 11 years and 22 years in prison for a crash that killed six people, including her daughter and nephew. [Read More]
Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV
1 day ago -
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Police: Barracks ambush suspect sought mass murder Police: Barracks ambush suspect sought mass murder
2 days ago -
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — The suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law enforcement officers and commit mass murder, state police said Tuesday. [Read More]

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BIRTHDAY: Nicholas Matolyak
11 hours 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]
BIRTHDAY: Reese Brown
11 hours 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, where her family and sister, Maria, helped celebrate. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 17
23 hours ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
1 day ago -
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 17 [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Sept. 16
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. 15, 2014: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 15
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 -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 14
4 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: AMY SLADE and RYAN EBNAR ENGAGEMENT: AMY SLADE and RYAN EBNAR
5 days ago -
Amy Elizabeth Slade, daughter of James and Rebecca Slade, of Indiana, and Ryan Andrew Ebner, son of Dale and Kathy Ebner, of Erie, have announced their engagement. [Read More]

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Police ID suspect in shooting Police ID suspect in shooting
23 hours ago -
BLOOMING GROVE — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Response mixed on arming teachers Response mixed on arming teachers
23 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — A bill that would allow Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees to carry guns at work drew a mixed reaction Tuesday from lawmakers. [Read More]
Ride inspector nearly decapitated
23 hours ago -
BLOOMSBURG (AP) — A worker inspecting a ride at fairgrounds in central Pennsylvania was nearly decapitated when his sweatshirt got caught in the machinery. [Read More]
Lawmakers to vote on arming Syrian rebels Lawmakers to vote on arming Syrian rebels
23 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants. [Read More]
Census shows first decline in poverty rate since 2006
23 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — The poverty rate declined last year for the first time since 2006, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. But at the same time, it said, there was no statistically significant change in the number of poor people or in income for the typical U.S. household. [Read More]
House bill prevents welfare for weed
23 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill Tuesday night that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. [Read More]
Deleting of state emails in question
23 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania newspaper is asking a judge to prevent state agencies from deleting email five days after receiving it. [Read More]
Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution
23 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Second Mile seeks OK to sell land
23 hours ago -
STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The charity for young people founded by Jerry Sandusky is asking a judge for permission to sell a 60-acre parcel to a businessman who has discussed turning it into an indoor sports and recreation complex. [Read More]
Woman sentenced for deadly crash
23 hours ago -
SMETHPORT (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania woman will serve between 11 years and 22 years in prison for a crash that killed six people, including her daughter and nephew. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: Freeberg has a vision for Pennsylvania
3 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
4 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
4 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
1 week 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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