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HEATHER BLAKE

Heather Blake is the wire editor and an assistant web editor for The Indiana Gazette. She covers courts, Saltsburg and Homer City borough councils and Penns Manor and United school districts, in addition to writing feature articles. She can be reached at hblake@indianagazette.net.

Articles by HEATHER BLAKE

Corbett taps Wolf as health secretary
54 weeks ago - Associated Press
Gov. Tom Corbett is nominating the man who’s been Pennsylvania’s acting Health secretary since October to take the position on a permanent basis. [Read More]
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Mom of frozen baby gets 50 years
54 weeks ago - Associated Press
A northern Illinois woman who admitted leaving a newborn daughter to freeze to death along a rural roadway in 2004 was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison. [Read More]
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Slain teen’s parents settle with HOA
54 weeks ago - Associated Press
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a teenager who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer last year have settled a wrongful-death claim against the homeowners association of the Florida subdivision where their son was killed. [Read More]
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Preacher set for special baptism
55 weeks ago - Associated Press
FRANKLIN (AP) — A country preacher in western Pennsylvania is scheduled to baptize his great-grandson on Easter Sunday. The Derrick of Oil City reported Saturday that the Rev. Walter “Bud” Anthony, 82, plans to perform the rite for his 7-month-old great-grandson. Anthony says [Read More]
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Syrian rebels storm key site
55 weeks ago - Associated Press
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels pushed into a strategic neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo after days of heavy clashes, seizing control of at least part of the hilltop district and killing a pro-government cleric captured in the fighting, activists and state media said [Read More]
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Police: N.C. man killed 2 neighbors
55 weeks ago - Associated Press
Authorities say a man suspected of killing two of his neighbors in North Carolina approached one of the men in his backyard just before he started shooting. [Read More]
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Man embarks on journey of lifetime Man embarks on journey of lifetime
55 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
A Marion Center man is roughing it through snowstorms, downpours, strong winds and tough terrain with few belongings and a kind blessing to everyone he meets. [Read More]
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PENNS MANOR: Principal briefs board on evaluations
57 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
KENWOOD — Directors in the Penns Manor Area School District heard from the high school principal Thursday about items he recently covered in a meeting with faculty regarding the new Keystone Exams and changes to teacher evaluations. [Read More]
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PENNS MANOR AREA: Directors approve gas line extension
57 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
KENWOOD — The construction of a natural gas line to service the Penns Manor Area School District is coming closer to fruition. [Read More]
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