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Indiana man injured boy, 6, police say Indiana man injured boy, 6, police say

An Indiana man is accused of kicking a 6-year-old boy and squeezing him so hard that he threw up at a residence along West Pike on Wednesday. Full Story →

295,000 jobs added in February

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000.

Five charged in brutal beating Five charged in brutal beating

Five people have been charged in connection with the beating of a Canoe Township man.

- SEAN YODER
Six linked to string of thefts, police say Six linked to string of thefts, police say

State police in Indiana have tied together a string of gun thefts in White, Green and Armstrong townships during the last month and a half in which the accused used the stolen items to buy heroin, according to charges filed in Clymer district court.

- SEAN YODER
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Local 4-H members place at annual horse contest Local 4-H members place at annual horse contest
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Thirty-one 4-H members representing three Indiana County 4-H Horse Clubs recently participated in the annual 4-H hippology contest. Hippology means the study of horses. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Coins, eggs, R.K., Tim, Jim, etc. INSIDE INDIANA: Coins, eggs, R.K., Tim, Jim, etc.
13 hours ago - - MARGARET HARPER
To the delight of the area’s coin collectors, this weekend offers the 57th annual Spring Coin Show, sponsored by the Indiana Coin Club Inc. [Read More]
Slagley to compete in Pennsylvania National Geographic State Bee
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Francis Slagley, son of Buffy and Jeremy Slagley, of Indiana, an Indiana County home-schooled eighth-grader, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible. [Read More]
Indiana Armstrong Patriots to meet Tuesday
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The Indiana Armstrong Patriots invite you to attend their Tuesday meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Rustic Lodge in White Township to learn what is in Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget for Pennsylvania residents. [Read More]
ICCAP to distribute food next week
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The Indiana County Community Action Program will distribute food next week at the following locations: [Read More]
Help extended to Giant Eagle employees Help extended to Giant Eagle employees
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Workers at the Giant Eagle Express store may be taking advantage of a different kind of express service in the coming weeks. [Read More]
SNIPP promotes pet population control SNIPP promotes pet population control
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Cindy Lilly, of Indiana, held her cat, Teddy, at a spaying and neutering event Wednesday at the Indiana County Humane Society shelter. [Read More]
'Crazy' musical on stage this weekend 'Crazy' musical on stage this weekend
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Purchase Line High School will present the George Gershwin musical “Crazy For You” at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday in the high school auditorium. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
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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]
Coker seeks Indiana council nomination Coker seeks Indiana council nomination
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Dave Coker has announced that he will seek a Democratic nomination for a four-year term on Indiana Borough Council in the Fourth Ward. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Stamp spreading smiles on, off court WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Stamp spreading smiles on, off court
13 hours ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
Lindsay Stamp has put a lot of smiles on the faces of her teammates, coaches and IUP basketball fans this season. She hopes there are a lot more smiles to come, the remainder of this season and in her life after basketball. [Read More]
WRESTLING: Nine from area still in action WRESTLING: Nine from area still in action
13 hours ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
HERSHEY — Six of 11 area wrestlers advanced in the winners’ bracket on the first day of the three-day PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships on Thursday at the Giant Center. [Read More]
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Stoner named to PSAC West second team WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Stoner named to PSAC West second team
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IUP’s Ashley Stoner joined Lindsay Stamp on the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference all-star team. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Chance chose path to success IUP BASKETBALL: Chance chose path to success
2 days ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
Devante Chance’s Twitter page was filling up Wednesday. Family, friends and former teammates delivered congratulatory messages after Chance was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division Player of the Year. [Read More]
WRESTLING: Bobcat seniors have high hopes for states WRESTLING: Bobcat seniors have high hopes for states
2 days ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
It’s uncertain if they’ll follow the same paths athletically in college, but one thing’s clear about Drew Doak and Scott Thompson — the Blairsville seniors will enter the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships with the same lofty expectations. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Dyer named to PSAC West second team IUP BASKETBALL: Dyer named to PSAC West second team
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IUP’s Shawn Dyer joined Devante Chance on the all-conference team. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Dyer lifts men to victory
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ERIE — In dire need of a victory, IUP ’ s big-game player helped the Crimson Hawks survive and advance. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Women beat 'Boro again IUP BASKETBALL: Women beat 'Boro again
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The number three was the key Tuesday night: IUP ’ s top player, No. 3, hit a bunch of 3-pointers on the third day of the third month of the year, and the Crimson Hawks beat Edinboro for the third time this season in the quarterfinals of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference playoffs. [Read More]
Area swimmers place at District 6 meet
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STATE COLLEGE — The Marion Center swimming team competed in the District 6 Championships at Penn State University on Friday and Saturday, and out of 17 schools, the girls ’ team placed seventh and the boys ’ team finished 11th. [Read More]
NFL: Eagles reportedly trade McCoy
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — According to an ESPN report, the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade star running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso. [Read More]

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Hearings postponed in drug case
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Preliminary hearings were postponed Thursday for two of three suspects being held in connection with the discovery of about $500,000 worth of illegal drugs last month in the Indiana and Apollo areas. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Thomas J. Calvert, 24, of Indiana, was charged with retail theft for taking items from multiple stores in the Indiana Mall on Feb. 20 at around 7 p.m., police said. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
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State police said Connor A. Struckmeyer, 18, of Stroudsburg, escaped injury when his vehicle ran off of Route 954 on Wednesday near Metz Road. [Read More]
Home pelted by eggs for a year; police can't crack case
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EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — An 85-year-old man says his suburban Cleveland home has been pelted with eggs several times a week for a year, but police haven’t cracked the unusual case. [Read More]
Police: Mom, daughter sold drugs prior to OD
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MONACA (AP) — Police say a woman and her daughter illegally sold prescription anti-anxiety medication to a western Pennsylvania high school football player hours before the coroner says the teen overdosed on that same kind of medication and heroin. [Read More]
Man found fatally shot in car
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WEST MIFFLIN (AP) — Allegheny County homicide detectives were investigating after a man was found fatally shot in the back seat of a car abandoned in the middle of a road. [Read More]
Experts: Ferguson must move quickly to rebuild public trust Experts: Ferguson must move quickly to rebuild public trust
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The federal government's withering report on the Ferguson Police Department issued a stern mandate to city leaders: Reform your law-enforcement practices and rebuild relations with the black community. [Read More]
Mistrial in Jodi Arias case after jury deadlocks on sentence Mistrial in Jodi Arias case after jury deadlocks on sentence
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PHOENIX (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the Jodi Arias sentencing case after a jury deadlocked on whether the convicted murderer should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008. [Read More]
Rain, melting snow flood basements Rain, melting snow flood basements
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Fire crews on Wednesday responded to 21 different pumping details across the county, according to Indiana County 911. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Borough police reported that someone damaged a sign belonging to Keys Montessori School at South Seventh and School streets sometime on Tuesday between 7:30 a.m. and noon. [Read More]

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Penn State University fall graduates listed Penn State University fall graduates listed
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The following area students graduated from Penn State University upon completion of course requirements during the fall 2014 semester: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: March 6 Gazette readers' birthdays: March 6
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, March 5 [Read More]
2ND BIRTHDAY: Ethan Baron 2ND BIRTHDAY: Ethan Baron
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Ethan Robert Baron celebrated his second birthday Feb. 25, 2015. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Courtney Greene and Bo Blose ENGAGEMENT: Courtney Greene and Bo Blose
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Courtney Greene, daughter of Jim and Jackie Greene, of Marion Center, and Bo Blose, son of Bryan and Lori Blose, of Purchase Line, and Jan Stitt, of Marion Center, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, March 5
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, March 4, 2015: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, March 4
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, March 3, 2015 : [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, March 3
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]

All World News

 
Government to review Clinton's email trove
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WASHINGTON — The government will examine thousands of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails for public release after revelations she used a private account to conduct official business as secretary of state, a senior State Department official said Thursday. [Read More]
'Homebrew' email servers: Genius or sneaky?
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WASHINGTON — No, it’s not always a room filled with wires and glowing blue lights. It’s probably not even the size of your furnace. [Read More]
Plane mishap raises questions on runway snow closures Plane mishap raises questions on runway snow closures
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NEW YORK — The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice. [Read More]
Five Israelis injured in car attack Five Israelis injured in car attack
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JERUSALEM — A Palestinian assailant rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem today, injuring four officers and a bystander, and lunged at security guards with a knife before being shot and wounded, the police said. [Read More]
Jury deadlocks on death sentence for Arias Jury deadlocks on death sentence for Arias
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PHOENIX — Jurors who deadlocked on the punishment for convicted murderer Jodi Arias, sparing her life, said Thursday that they were 11-1 in favor of the death penalty and tried unsuccessfully to get the lone holdout kicked off the panel. [Read More]
Judge asked to give boy new trial
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NEW CASTLE (AP) — Attorneys for a boy who was just 11 when he was charged with fatally shooting his father’s pregnant fiancee asked a judge on Thursday to dismiss those charges or, at least, grant him a new juvenile court trial. [Read More]
Home pelted by eggs for a year; police can't crack case
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EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — An 85-year-old man says his suburban Cleveland home has been pelted with eggs several times a week for a year, but police haven’t cracked the unusual case. [Read More]
Dog stable after being shot, tied to train tracks
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive Thursday after being found by police. [Read More]
Boehner, bipartisan group pressure Obama on Ukraine
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WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Democrats and Republicans stepped up the pressure on President Barack Obama to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. [Read More]
Police: Mom, daughter sold drugs prior to OD
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MONACA (AP) — Police say a woman and her daughter illegally sold prescription anti-anxiety medication to a western Pennsylvania high school football player hours before the coroner says the teen overdosed on that same kind of medication and heroin. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Circle of kindness alive
2 days ago -
The circle of kindness is still alive in Indiana County. My husband and I were having lunch at Fortune Buffet on a recent Friday. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Don't need no education
4 days ago -
Deer Editor, eye am righting two espress my agreement of the indiana skool boards perposal too cut funding four english classes ... [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana realignment falls short of promises
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In October 2013 the Indiana Area School District board voted to realign the elementary buildings. The main reason for realignment was financial savings as well as leveling out class size in elementary buildings. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Plan would hurt entire Blairsville-Saltsburg district
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The renovated and expanded Saltsburg K-12 campus is less than four years old, yet the Blairsville members of the Blairsville-Saltsburg school board and the current superintendent are hurriedly trying to close the grades 7-12 section of the Saltsburg building. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: IUP colleagues remember Dr. Shirey
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Dr. Ruth Shirey, a faculty member in IUP’s Department of Geography & Regional Planning from 1970 to 2007, was someone who cared a great deal about the Indiana community and Indiana University of Pennsylvania [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Reckless behavior and road rage
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More than 37,000 people die in road crashes each year in the United States, and an additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Change needed on Indiana school board
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How does our school board justify keeping six buildings open while enrollment has dropped by 1,000 students since 1993? To pay for these buildings, the board is again embarking on a reduction frenzy with regard to academics and teachers at the senior high. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Aid-in-dying should be legal right in Pennsylvania
1 week ago -
Thank you for your coverage of Barbara Mancini’s Death With Dignity presentation at IUP. [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor How to submit a letter to the editor
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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: Winter cold doesn't alter climate change
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Thanks to the frigid blasts of air sent down by our neighbors to the north, the climate-change deniers are probably over the moon. [Read More]

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