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Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from Facebook

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his pending ticket was dismissed without him saying a word.

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Girls learn to stand their ground Girls learn to stand their ground
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The Marion Center Area School District held a self-defense training program for students Thursday at McCreery Elementary School. [Read More]
'Texting Thru Cancer': 'Survivor,' cancer edition: outwit, outpray, outlast
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'Texting Thru Cancer': 'Survivor,' cancer edition: outwit, outpray, outlast
12 hours ago - - JAN WOODARD
Volunteers on TV’s “Survivor” are marooned in remote locales where they eat grubs, shiver in open shelters and compete in challenges, trying to “outwit, outplay, and outlast” their opponents. (And win a million bucks.) [Read More]
'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': God's storehouse accessible 24/7
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'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': God's storehouse accessible 24/7
12 hours ago - - MICHELE HUEY
I was going through a kitchen cupboard a couple of weeks ago looking for a set of keys when I discovered $130, cash, I didn’t know we had. [Read More]
Community church events scheduled Community church events scheduled
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Every Saturday in The Indiana Gazette, find this roundup of family- and community-related events hosted by churches in the Indiana County area. [Read More]
AREA CHURCH SERVICES AREA CHURCH SERVICES
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Indiana County area churches are grouped by communities, which appear in alphabetical order. [Read More]
Reed weighs in on property taxes, school project Reed weighs in on property taxes, school project
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
State Rep. Dave Reed buoyed local constituents’ hopes of relief from property tax burdens Thursday, reporting at a town hall meeting that Gov. Tom Wolf is closer than ever to accepting legislation that would eliminate the tax on real estate. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Seuss, trivia, Delphis, trails, St. Patty's INSIDE INDIANA: Seuss, trivia, Delphis, trails, St. Patty's
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Everyone is invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss at a special event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Indiana Free Library. [Read More]
Book Breakfast to be held Book Breakfast to be held
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The New Century Club/Friends of the Library will hold a book breakfast review and discussion at 9:15 a.m. Thursday in the dinning room at St. Andrew’s Village, 1155 Indian Springs Road, White Township. [Read More]
John Kopchick to be keynote speaker for series John Kopchick to be keynote speaker for series
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate Dr. John Kopchick, a world-renowned molecular endocrinologist in the field of human growth hormones, will be the keynote presenter for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and IUP’s Sigma Xi Science Inspires Series on March 9. [Read More]
Senior driving education courses scheduled
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Seniors for Safe Driving, which holds highway safety education programs for drivers 55 years of age and older, has scheduled the following one-day refresher classes at St. Andrew’s Village in White Township: [Read More]

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Wrestlers chasing state berths at regional championships Wrestlers chasing state berths at regional championships
12 hours ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
Blairsville senior Jerry Moore almost certainly represents the least experienced semifinalist in the PIAA Class 2A Southwest Regional Wrestling Championships. [Read More]
VCU's Thompson gets great start VCU's Thompson gets great start
12 hours ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
Back in December, when few had their minds on the sport, Virginia Commonwealth University pitcher Sean Thompson circled the date on his calendar and began envisioning how his return to NCAA Division I baseball would unfold on Feb. 17. [Read More]
Tickets on sale for IUP playoff games Tickets on sale for IUP playoff games
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Tickets for IUP’s games Wednesday in the quarterfinal round of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournament doubleheader on Wednesday are on sale at the KCAC box office. [Read More]
Wolves reach another milestone Wolves reach another milestone
2 days ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
NuMINE — When they are released next week, the PIAA basketball playoff brackets will include the West Shamokin girls’ basketball team for the first time ever. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Dragons move on to semifinals, states HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Dragons move on to semifinals, states
2 days ago - - CARLY KROUSE
PURCHASE LINE — The journey will continue on for the Purchase Line Red Dragons. [Read More]
Bishop Guilfoyle ousts Homer-Center Bishop Guilfoyle ousts Homer-Center
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ALTOONA — Third-seeded Bishop Guilfoyle jumped out to an 11-point first-quarter lead and then never let off the throttle in an 80-59 win over visiting Homer-Center in a District 6 Class 2A playoff game. [Read More]
Lions upset Mo Valley Lions upset Mo Valley
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HOUTZDALE — Luke Means drilled a 3-pointer late to cap a fourth-quarter comeback and propel seventh-seeded United to a thrilling 50-47 upset over second-seeded Moshannon Valley in the quarterfinals of the District 6 Class 2A boys’ basketball playoffs Thursday. [Read More]
Tickets on sale for Indiana game Tickets on sale for Indiana game
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Tickets for the Indiana boys’ WPIAL Class 4A basketball quarterfinal-round playoff game will be on sale today until 2 p.m. at the high school office. [Read More]
Indians clinch second place Indians clinch second place
2 days ago - - JOE BACCAMAZZI
Signs throughout S&T Bank Arena explicitly discourage fans from engaging in disruptive behavior, such as throwing objects onto the ice. [Read More]
Clymer splits with Butler
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CLYMER — The Clymer B team defeated Butler, 1,158 to 1,153, in an Allegheny Valley 3 Position Rifle League match on Friday. [Read More]

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CLYMER DISTRICT COURT DOCKET CLYMER DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge George Thachik, Clymer. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police said a 16-year-old girl will be charged with harassment following an incident in Derry Township. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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State police said Zachary D. Stewart, 25, of Loyalhanna, was not hurt when he lost control of his car along Route 982 near Dunn Lane on Feb. 16. [Read More]
Search for murder suspect, 6-year-old daughter ends in crash Search for murder suspect, 6-year-old daughter ends in crash
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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A missing 6-year-old Connecticut girl was found in Pennsylvania on Friday following a high-speed car chase and crash that involved a car driven by her father, who’s suspected in her mother’s killing, authorities said. [Read More]
Teen charged with spitting on guard
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PALMYRA (AP) — A central Pennsylvania teenager jailed on charges he fatally strangled and stabbed his mother is now charged with spitting on a county jail guard. [Read More]
AG: Officer arrested in child porn case AG: Officer arrested in child porn case
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YORK (AP) — Officials say a Pennsylvania police officer charged with possessing child pornography accessed the images with usernames that included his badge number, name and former police department. [Read More]
Rendell aide convicted of corruption surrenders law license Rendell aide convicted of corruption surrenders law license
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ARDMORE (AP) — A onetime top aide to former Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell who pleaded guilty to pocketing thousands of dollars in supposed campaign contributions in an FBI sting has now surrendered his law license. [Read More]
Ruling: Cosby won't face barrage of accusers at trial Ruling: Cosby won't face barrage of accusers at trial
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PHILADELPHIA — In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian’s multitude of accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade ago. [Read More]
Judge to hear death penalty case Judge to hear death penalty case
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EBENSBURG (AP) — A judge rather than a jury will hear the death penalty case against a Cambria County man in his girlfriend’s stabbing death. [Read More]
Fiancee tried to arrange hitman, police say Fiancee tried to arrange hitman, police say
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An Indiana attorney was the target of a hit-for-hire plot in which his fiancee offered $80,000 for his death, according to court papers filed by Indiana Borough Police. [Read More]

All Family News

 
50TH ANNIVERSARY: Roberta and Albert Baird 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Roberta and Albert Baird
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Roberta and Albert Baird, of New Florence, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a dinner hosted by their children. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Leah Fuller and Tyler Bierly ENGAGEMENT: Leah Fuller and Tyler Bierly
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Glenn and Bridget Fuller, of Armagh, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah, to Tyler Bierly, son of Woody and Susan Bierly, of Poolesville, Md. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 25: Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 25:
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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, Feb. 24, 2017: [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Haylee Stiffler STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Haylee Stiffler
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The Student of the Month for February at the Blairsville Senior High School is Haylee Stiffler. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 24: Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 24:
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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, Feb. 23, 2017 [Read More]
BIRTH: Mary Eliane Newsome BIRTH: Mary Eliane Newsome
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Mary Eliane Newsome, daughter of Kimberly E. Newsome, of Glen Campbell, was born Feb. 7, 2017, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 23 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 23
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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, Feb. 22, 2017: [Read More]

All World News

 
White House defends Priebus of accusations White House defends Priebus of accusations
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WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents. [Read More]
Agency plans to award border wall contracts
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SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect “a great wall” along the 2,000-mile border. [Read More]
Pence: Administration backs Israel abroad, business at home Pence: Administration backs Israel abroad, business at home
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LAS VEGAS — Vice President Mike Pence is assuring the Republican Jewish Coalition that he and President Donald Trump will work tirelessly on foreign and domestic issues important to the group, such as enacting business-friendly policies at home and supporting Israel abroad. [Read More]
Trump condemns media
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has unloaded on the news media for using anonymous sources — just hours after members of his own staff insisted on briefing reporters only on condition their names be concealed. [Read More]
Analysts find insufficient evidence for ban
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WASHINGTON — Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States. [Read More]
New glasses help the legally blind to see through peripheral vision New glasses help the legally blind to see through peripheral vision
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SAN FRANCISCO — Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight. [Read More]
Ten Commandments moved from school
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NEW KENSINGTON (AP) — A Ten Commandments monument will be moved from a western Pennsylvania high school to a Catholic grade school due to an atheist’s lawsuit. [Read More]
Health department probing mumps at Penn State
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UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is investigating mumps cases on Penn State University’s main campus. [Read More]
Documents: Bridge had two previous fires
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal documents show that crews doused minor fires on the Liberty Bridge twice in the three days before a construction fire closed the Pittsburgh bridge for 24 days in September. [Read More]
Supplier responds to UPMC lawsuits
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A linen vendor that supplies hospital linens to western Pennsylvania hospitals where several patients died following fungal infections has responded to three wrongful death lawsuits. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: Injection wells, earthquakes and the DEP Letter to the editor: Injection wells, earthquakes and the DEP
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Citizens of Grant Township, Indiana County, have been faced with the possibility of having injection disposal wells for toxic gas waste imposed on them. Injection wells threaten drinking water supplies and have caused earthquakes in Ohio, Colorado and Oklahoma. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: The right side of history Letter to the editor: The right side of history
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Given recent national ICE raids, the Welcome Home group finds it necessary to address sanctuary status on behalf of local immigrants and international students who voiced their concerns to us. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: The politics of hate Letter to the editor: The politics of hate
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There are at least 10 neo-Nazi groups in the United States. These groups admire Hitler — and hate. They hate racial and ethnic minorities, gays and lesbians, Jews, Muslims and, sometimes, even Christians. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: KCAC should be venue of future games Letter to the Editor: KCAC should be venue of future games
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I attended the Heritage Conference championship games at the KCAC on Friday, Feb. 10. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Trump's actions on Mideast welcome Letter to the Editor: Trump's actions on Mideast welcome
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I would like to share with your readers the good feeling I had at noon Wednesday, Feb. 15, when I saw and heard our president’s news conference from the White House. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Library a key part of intentional living Letter to the Editor: Library a key part of intentional living
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In response to Terry Taylor’s Jan. 15 letter, “Value of intentional living”: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Legal immigrants welcome, illegals not Letter to the Editor: Legal immigrants welcome, illegals not
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A Feb. 8 article in the Gazette, “Council urged to give support to immigrants,” caught my eye and touched a nerve. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Doing the right thing Letter to the Editor: Doing the right thing
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There are some very good and responsible young people out there. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Basketball event at KCAC awesome Letter to the Editor: Basketball event at KCAC awesome
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Wow! What an awesome event — the Heritage Conference championship basketball games at the KCAC. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What's the best way of fixing the wrongs? Letter to the Editor: What's the best way of fixing the wrongs?
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When I was in grade school in Washington, D.C., I witnessed a bullying incident that is still vivid to me today. During lunchtime in the schoolyard a classmate was pushed up against the wall, threatened and punched. [Read More]
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