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Flood waters claim Indiana County man Flood waters claim Indiana County man

SHELOCTA — An Armstrong Township man drowned Thursday while trying to clear a clogged drainpipe at the height of the storms and flooding in the region, according to the Indiana County coroner’s office. Full Story →

PHOTO GALLERY: 'Training' storms roar through county, inundate area roads
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PHOTO GALLERY: 'Training' storms roar through county, inundate area roads

A series of thunderstorms drew a bead on Indiana County this afternoon causing widespread flooding that closed many area roadways.

McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now comes his next challenge — persuading enough Republicans to back the measure.

North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday denied it cruelly treated or tortured an American student who was detained for more than year and died days after being released in a coma.

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Enter to Win: A Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountain Getaway Enter to Win: A Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountain Getaway
18 hours ago - - Recreation News
This month, our sister travel publication Recreation News is giving a way a two-night Blue Ridge Mountain Getaway for two. [Read More]
Burrell Township supervisors vote against changes to public water-hookup ordinance Burrell Township supervisors vote against changes to public water-hookup ordinance
22 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
BLACK LICK — The Burrell Township board of supervisors on Wednesday rejected proposed changes to the law that requires property owners to be connected to publicly funded water service systems in the township. [Read More]
United directors approve new budget that holds the line on taxes United directors approve new budget that holds the line on taxes
22 hours ago - - HEATHER CARLSON
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — Residents of United School District will not see a tax increase under a final budget passed Wednesday for the coming school year. [Read More]
$600,000 lottery ticket sold at Blairsville store $600,000 lottery ticket sold at Blairsville store
22 hours ago -
A lucky customer is $600,000 richer after buying a winning Cash 5 lottery ticket at Watts Tobacco Outlet, 44 W. Market St., Blairsville. [Read More]
Firefighters compete at convention Firefighters compete at convention
22 hours ago -
The Indiana County Fire Chiefs Association Convention continued Wednesday, and events included the Battle of the Barrel, held at Penns Manor High School. [Read More]
Art on display at Calvary Presbyterian Church Art on display at Calvary Presbyterian Church
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A mixture of art and photography with a spring theme is on display through the Indiana Art Association at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 695 School St., Indiana. [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]
REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER REGIONAL 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]
State issues permits to Agrimed, other medical marijuana growers State issues permits to Agrimed, other medical marijuana growers
2 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
A biomedical company planning to open a medical cannabis distribution center in Indiana County was one of 12 applicants awarded permits by the state Tuesday to grow and process medical marijuana, a landmark as the state aims to make the drug available to patients sometime next year. [Read More]
INDIANA BOROUGH: Council accepts bid for new LED lights at parking garage INDIANA BOROUGH: Council accepts bid for new LED lights at parking garage
2 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
An Indiana County company will share in the money being spent to modernize Indiana Borough’s Water Street Parking Garage. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
YOUTH BASKETBALL: Penns Manor holds camp YOUTH BASKETBALL: Penns Manor holds camp
22 hours ago -
Penns Manor High School’s basketball camp, Comet Hoops Camp 2017, was held last week at the high school. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Clymer Legion pulls out win YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Clymer Legion pulls out win
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Clymer Legion scored six runs in the sixth inning and capitalized on five Walbeck Insurance errors and 14 walks to score an 11-6 win in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game Wednesday in Clymer. [Read More]
SANDLOT BASEBALL: Blairsville, S.W. Jack score wins SANDLOT BASEBALL: Blairsville, S.W. Jack score wins
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APOLLO — Blairsville rode the arm of Matt Hogue and plated three runs in the last two innings to outlast host Apollo, 4-2, in an Indiana County League baseball game Tuesday. [Read More]
Football camp begins at Homer-Center Football camp begins at Homer-Center
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Collin Dunn, 7, ran through a drill during the annual Homer-Center Youth Football Camp at the high school on Tuesday. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Young Township routs Punxs'y YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Young Township routs Punxs'y
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Young Township racked up 13 hits, scored in three of the first four innings and improved to 9-4 by routing Punxsutawney, 11-1, in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game Monday at Bertolino Field. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Targets come into view on cut fields
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ZEKE WILSON: Targets come into view on cut fields
3 days ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Hunting licenses are now on sale, and with many of the hayfields harvested, groundhog hunting will increase in popularity. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Wait pays off for buck hunter
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JEFF KNAPP: Wait pays off for buck hunter
3 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Over the years I’ve covered the four-county bowhunting-only area in southern West Virginia, where bucks of record-book caliber help fill the pages each season. [Read More]
Over-40 League sets registration Over-40 League sets registration
3 days ago -
The Indiana Over-40 Baseball League is registering players for the upcoming season. [Read More]
5th Street Gym wins two tournaments 5th Street Gym wins two tournaments
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The 5th Street Gym 13U girls’ basketball team recently won the Battle of the Beaches Tournament in Ocean City, Md., and the Sports Center Court Time Tournament in Pittsburgh and qualified for the East Coast Nationals in Baltimore. [Read More]
Girls dominate in Slippery Rock Girls dominate in Slippery Rock
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The Sanso's ninth-grade girls’ basketball team won the Slippery Rock Drill 4 Skill tournament for the third year in a row. [Read More]

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Coroner: Motorcyclist hit fallen tree Coroner: Motorcyclist hit fallen tree
20 hours ago -
WEST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — An Indiana man was killed early today when his motorcycle hit a fallen tree on a southern Indiana County highway. [Read More]
Timeline established in slaying Timeline established in slaying
22 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
A state police investigator told a jury that a yearlong study of cellphone records and surveillance video recordings led to troopers to charge four men, including three from Blair County, in the brutal stabbing death of a southern Indiana County drug dealer in late 2014. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Borough police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at 5:13 p.m. Wednesday on the 1100 block of Church Street and cited Sabrina Cochran, of Indiana, with disorderly conduct. [Read More]
Canadian charged in U.S. airport attack investigated as terror
23 hours ago -
FLINT, Mich. — A Canadian man from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport, and made reference to people being killed overseas during the attack that's now being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal and court officials said. [Read More]
Police: Father arrested after beating daughter over Snapchat
23 hours ago -
PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts man grabbed his 11-year-old daughter by the neck and beat her with a belt after she installed the Snapchat app on her cellphone. [Read More]
Juror: Two holdouts blocked conviction in Bill Cosby trial Juror: Two holdouts blocked conviction in Bill Cosby trial
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NORRISTOWN (AP) — Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial ended in a hung jury on Saturday because two holdouts refused to convict the 79-year-old comedian after 52 hours of tense deliberations, a juror told ABC News on Wednesday. [Read More]
Trial begins in sword murder Trial begins in sword murder
2 days ago -
A Blair County man testified Tuesday that his stepbrother ordered him to help in the violent slaying of a drug-dealing partner with a sword almost three years ago in Blairsville. [Read More]
Car carrier bottoms out while making a turn Car carrier bottoms out while making a turn
2 days ago -
Motorists were forced to share the road Tuesday afternoon on North Fourth Street, where an auto carrier truck bottomed out while making a turn into the Tri-Star Motor Co. car dealership. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
2 days ago -
Someone stole two 5-gallon gasoline cans, a green Werner brand stepladder, and a copper downspout late Monday or early Tuesday from a house along the 1000 block of School Street, Indiana Borough police reported. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
2 days ago -
A Subaru Legacy driven by Quihri Wilson, 17, of Blairsville, hit an embankment and overturned on Metz Road near Route 422 at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, according to state police. [Read More]

All Family News

 
ENGAGEMENT: Heather Wilson and Kyle Park ENGAGEMENT: Heather Wilson and Kyle Park
22 hours ago -
Stacey Bezilla, of Indiana, has announced the engagement of her daughter, Heather Wilson, to Kyle Park, son of Ronald and Linda Park, of Creekside. [Read More]
FIRST BIRTHDAY: Jerzy Armstrong FIRST BIRTHDAY: Jerzy Armstrong
22 hours ago -
Jerzy Brie Armstrong celebrated her first birthday on May 28, 2017. A My Little Pony-themed party was held in her honor with family and friends. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, June 22: Gazette readers' birthdays, June 22:
23 hours ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today.... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
23 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center June 21, 2017... [Read More]
WEDDING: Kelsey Parfitt and Aaron Elliott WEDDING: Kelsey Parfitt and Aaron Elliott
2 days ago -
Kelsey Anne Parfitt, daughter of Luke and Suzanne Parfitt, of Strongstown, and Aaron James Elliott, son of William and Carrie Elliott, of Home, were united in marriage June 3, 2017 at the Chetremon Golf Course in Cherry Tree. [Read More]
STUDENTS IN THE NEWS STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
2 days ago -
Here's a periodic report of academic honors and achievements by Indiana County area students. [Read More]
Five awarded scholarships Five awarded scholarships
2 days ago -
Five Indiana University of Pennsylvania junior Kinesiology, Health and Sport Science students were recently awarded Dr. Eugene B. Lepley Memorial Scholarships. [Read More]
Gazette readers birthdays, June 21: Gazette readers birthdays, June 21:
2 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, June 20, 2017... [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Indiana Area Senior High School HONOR ROLL: Indiana Area Senior High School
3 days ago -
The following students have made the honor roll at Indiana Area Senior High School for the fourth marking period. [Read More]

All World News

 
AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Jeh Johnson testimony AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Jeh Johnson testimony
2 hours ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says congressional testimony from the former Homeland Security Secretary backs up his claim that his campaign did not collude with Russian officials. But that's not what Johnson said. [Read More]
2 more plead guilty in corruption probe
21 hours ago -
ALLENTOWN (AP) — Two more defendants have pleaded guilty in the FBI’s ongoing probe of corruption in Allentown city government. [Read More]
Thousands attend slain Muslim teen's funeral Thousands attend slain Muslim teen's funeral
21 hours ago -
STERLING, Va. — About 5,000 mourners attended Wednesday’s funeral of a Muslim girl whose beating death, blamed by police on a motorist’s road rage, has some people in her community fearing for their safety. [Read More]
Police-video ruling could be short-lived
21 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A lawmaker said legislation expected to reach Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk would nullify the effect of a day-old court ruling providing more public access to video from police dashboard cameras. [Read More]
Pit bull mauls 2 kids in car seats
21 hours ago -
LANCASTER (AP) — A pit bull burst through a backyard fence, made its way into a nearby minivan and mauled two young children as they sat helplessly strapped into their car seats, police said. [Read More]
Senate Republican health care bill would reshape Obamacare law
21 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say. [Read More]
PennDOT to update license design, security features
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HARRISBURG — As part of ongoing security enhancements, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has updated the design and enhanced the security features of its driver’s license and identification cards. [Read More]
Official to be reprimanded for 'racist pig' comment
22 hours ago -
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Commissioners in a suburban Atlanta county have voted to publicly reprimand a colleague for calling civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia a “racist pig” on Facebook. [Read More]
Report of major Calif. earthquake a false alarm
22 hours ago -
LOS ANGELES — The only tremors from a reported major earthquake off the California coast came on the internet. [Read More]
U.S. officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections U.S. officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections
23 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — U.S. officials sought Wednesday to underscore for lawmakers the threat Russia posed to the 2016 vote for the White House, outlining efforts to hack into election systems in 21 states and to fill the internet with misinformation during a divisive campaign season. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Time to return focus on education Letter to the Editor: Time to return focus on education
21 hours ago -
On June 12 the Indiana Area school board informed the public that the 900-student school failed to win approval from PennDOT and White Township. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Be the difference that matters Letter to the Editor: Be the difference that matters
21 hours ago -
There was time when people discussed serious happenings in the news at the water cooler. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Country now ruled by a con man Letter to the editor: Country now ruled by a con man
4 days ago -
Government of the people, by the people, for the people! A simple concept, a noble concept, or … a vain hope? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Restore Penn Vet funding, bureau asks Letter to the editor: Restore Penn Vet funding, bureau asks
4 days ago -
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and our 62,000 member families call on state lawmakers to support the restoration of funding in the state budget to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet). [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Club appreciative of support for May Mart Letter to the editor: Club appreciative of support for May Mart
5 days ago -
The Indiana Garden Club would like to thank everyone who attended or assisted with another successful May Mart. Our event is held at the S&T Bank Arena in the White Township Recreation Complex each year and attended by many throughout the surrounding area and all of Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Future school tax hikes projected in state Letter to the editor: Future school tax hikes projected in state
5 days ago -
We have been given a heads-up, an early warning, and we have an opportunity to do something to help. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Obama also experienced incivility Letter to the editor: Obama also experienced incivility
5 days ago -
I was quite stunned to read McClellan Blair’s latest letter (“Incivility in the media,” Tuesday’s Gazette) and realize that he had no access to news of any kind during the Obama administration. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Health bill means many would suffer Letter to the Editor: Health bill means many would suffer
1 week ago -
Our U.S. senator, Republican Pat Toomey, is one of the senators working on a revision of the health care bill. I write to remind all his constituents, regardless of party, of how many Pennsylvania residents, especially women and children, will suffer under the latest proposals. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Incivility in the media Letter to the Editor: Incivility in the media
1 week ago -
Something new has occurred in the media, and is accelerating at a rapid pace. There is a new outright vitriolic flavor in both the content and the protestations against the current administration which was unknown during the prior administration. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Decision on Flag Day display disappointing Letter to the editor: Decision on Flag Day display disappointing
2 weeks ago -
I was saddened to hear there will be no flag display on Flag Day (my birthday). [Read More]

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