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Italy earthquake kills dozens, reduces towns to rubble

Italy earthquake kills dozens, reduces towns to rubble

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, killing at least 73 people and injuring hundreds more as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors with bulldozers and their bare hands.

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County students return to classrooms County students return to classrooms
3 hours ago - - TOM PEEL
Marion Center, Homer-Center, Purchase Line and United school districts all started the 2016-17 school year today. [Read More]
IT'S HAPPENING HERE IT'S HAPPENING HERE
3 hours ago -
This information is provided by the Indiana County Tourist Bureau. Times and dates are subject to change. All events are held in Indiana, unless otherwise noted. [Read More]
Area agencies open doors to volunteers Area agencies open doors to volunteers
3 hours ago -
Did you know volunteer work is real work? Volunteer service can enhance a resume. [Read More]
Photos of the Week
Photos
Photos of the Week
7 hours ago - - TOM PEEL, KEVIN STIFFLER, BRUCE SISKAWICZ
Each week, the Gazette presents the people and places of the Indiana County area through the eyes of Gazette photographers and our readers. [Read More]
INDIANA AREA: Decision nears on reconfiguration INDIANA AREA: Decision nears on reconfiguration
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
The Indiana Area school board may decide as early as Sept. 12 on the future configuration of the district’s elementary schools, with options for closing century-old Horace Mann Elementary and building a $25 million replacement for Ben Franklin Elementary under consideration. [Read More]
Indiana school directors seek bids for security guards Indiana school directors seek bids for security guards
1 day ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
The Indiana Area school board has settled on hiring an outside security company to patrol district schools and will abide by an attorney’s advice that no one else should be allowed to carry firearms in the schools. [Read More]
MARION CENTER AREA: Board approves deal with support staff MARION CENTER AREA: Board approves deal with support staff
1 day ago - - RANDY WELLS
MARION CENTER — The Marion Center Area school directors Monday approved a tentative agreement on a new labor contract between the district and the Marion Center Education Support Professionals, the bargaining unit for 17 custodial employees in the school district. [Read More]
Get tough on bullying: Speak up
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Get tough on bullying: Speak up
1 day ago - - STEVE WOLFE
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Though we teach our children to ignore taunts because they cannot be physically hurt by them, evidence shows that words really can wound. [Read More]
County to receive federal funds County to receive federal funds
1 day ago -
Indiana County will receive $14,177 in federal funds from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program through the Department of Homeland Security to be allocated to selected local agencies. [Read More]
Gazette presents yearly guide Gazette presents yearly guide
2 days ago -
You'll want to keep the special section from today's Indiana Gazette at your desk year-round. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
AROUND THE AREA: Homer-Center wins first match AROUND THE AREA: Homer-Center wins first match
4 hours ago -
BLAIRSVILLE — Homer-Center earned its first win by edging West Shamokin, 235-237, in a Heritage Conference boys’ golf match Tuesday at Chestnut Ridge Golf Course. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Program working to limit reliance on transfers IUP FOOTBALL: Program working to limit reliance on transfers
1 day ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
Take one look at the IUP football roster, and it becomes clear that things have changed quite a bit for the most successful program in the history of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. [Read More]
IUP BASEBALL: Hawks select Rebyanski as new head coach IUP BASEBALL: Hawks select Rebyanski as new head coach
1 day ago -
Anthony Rebyanski, a 2006 graduate of IUP, was named to replace Jeff Ditch as the school’s head baseball coach on Monday, in an announcement made by athletic director Steve Roach. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Geese, dove coming in
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ZEKE WILSON: Geese, dove coming in
1 day ago - - ZEKE WILSON
The week started with the first taste of autumn-like weather, which is always good for outdoor retailers. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: 'Midwest Finesse' works here, too
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JEFF KNAPP: 'Midwest Finesse' works here, too
1 day ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Fishing tactics that follow the “Midwest Finesse” angler’s philosophy, a major component of what’s come to be commonly known as the Ned Rig, have a place in the local fishing scene. [Read More]
Cowboy Action Shoots scheduled
1 day ago -
Cowboy Action Shoots will be held at the Indiana County Bow and Gun Club on the following Sundays: Aug. 28, Sept. 25 and Oct. 9. [Read More]
Twolick club to hold turkey shoots
1 day ago -
CHERRY TREE — The Twolick Valley Rod and Gun Club will hold turkey shoots on Saturdays, Aug. 27, Sept. 10, Sept. 24 and Oct. 15. [Read More]
Misko tops archers in Week 6
1 day ago -
CLYMER — Ken Misko shot a 247 to lead the sixth week of shooting in the R.C. Indoor Archery summer techno league. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Derry loses non-section match
1 day ago -
DERRY — Derry lost to Mount Pleasant, 3-2, in a girls’ non-conference tennis match on Monday. [Read More]
Armstrong Vipers to hold tryouts
1 day ago -
The Armstrong Vipers 15-and-under travel baseball team will hold tryouts on Sunday, Aug. 28. [Read More]

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BLCE conducts compliance checks
3 hours ago -
Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement agents at the Punxsutawney state police barracks said they conducted age compliance checks at 12 businesses in Indiana Borough and White Township between 4 and 10 p.m. Tuesday. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
3 hours ago -
State police said a 40-year-old Saltsburg woman faces charges for throwing a drinking glass at a 42-year-old Saltsburg man, which resulted in a cut above his eye. [Read More]
BLAIRSVILLE DISTRICT COURT DOCKET BLAIRSVILLE DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
4 hours ago -
The following defendants were named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Jennifer Rega, of Blairsville. [Read More]
Man sentenced for robbery Man sentenced for robbery
1 day ago -
A Beaver County man has been imprisoned after pleading guilty to taking part in an armed robbery last fall near the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. [Read More]
HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
1 day ago -
The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Susanne Steffee, of Homer City. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
1 day ago -
State police said a Cherry Tree man picked up prescription pills at Martin’s Pharmacy, 1570 Oakland Ave., under someone else’s name without permission on Aug. 5. [Read More]
State police to host free course State police to host free course
1 day ago -
State police at Greensburg will host a five-week course at the YWCA of Westmoreland County called The PSP Experience. [Read More]
Man convicted of third-degree murder
1 day ago -
BEAVER (AP) — A man has been convicted of third-degree murder in the stabbing death of a woman after an altercation in a western Pennsylvania apartment a year ago. [Read More]
Man accused of killing boy to be tried
1 day ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man accused of slamming his fianc←e’s 8-year-old son onto the floor for not cleaning his room has been ordered to stand trial in the boy’s death. [Read More]
Jump to impress goes wrong
1 day ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Crews have rescued a man who became trapped between two buildings in Pittsburgh, reportedly after trying to jump from one rooftop to another to impress a woman he had just met. [Read More]

All Family News

 
60TH ANNIVERSARY: Alan and Arleene Burgess 60TH ANNIVERSARY: Alan and Arleene Burgess
3 hours ago -
Alan and Arleene Burgess celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug 18, 2016. [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
4 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 24 Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 24
4 hours ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
BIRTH: Austen Grey Byerly BIRTH: Austen Grey Byerly
1 day ago -
Austen Grey Byerly was born at 2:45 a.m. Aug. 4, 2016, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 23 Gazette readers' birthdays: Aug. 23
1 day ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
1 day ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Aug. 22, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 22: Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 22:
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
2 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend activity: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
4 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Aug. 19, 2016: [Read More]
Area graduates earn scholarships
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Area graduates earn scholarships
5 days ago -
Three local 2016 graduates were recently awarded William T. “Doc” Lucas Memorial scholarships. [Read More]

All World News

 
Strong quake kills scores in Italy Strong quake kills scores in Italy
3 hours ago -
AMATRICE, Italy — A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early today, with reports that as many as 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors. [Read More]
Turkey hits IS inside Syria
3 hours ago -
Turkey sent tanks and special forces into Syria today to help clear a border town of Islamic State militants, marking the NATO member’s most significant military involvement so far in the Syrian conflict. [Read More]
Blacks leery of Trump outreach Blacks leery of Trump outreach
3 hours ago -
AKRON, Ohio — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities. [Read More]
Clinton Foundation donors got face time
3 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. [Read More]
Feds want ban on swimming with dolphins
4 hours ago -
HONOLULU — Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State’s most popular tourist activities and the industry that has sprung up around it. [Read More]
Pa. gun-safety group endorses McGinty
4 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A prominent Pennsylvania group that advocates for tougher gun restrictions endorsed Democrat Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, on the heels of Republican incumbent Pat Toomey winning endorsements from two national groups. [Read More]
Fists, not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic abuse Fists, not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic abuse
4 hours ago -
CHICAGO — There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras’ past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence. [Read More]
DA: Mayor must quit due to theft charge
4 hours ago -
NAZARETH (AP) — A prosecutor says the mayor of an eastern Pennsylvania borough facing charges he stole $8,000 from a fire company social club must resign from office if he wants to be recommended for a diversionary program. [Read More]
Prisoner not seen publicly since 2002 at Gitmo hearing
4 hours ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first high-profile al-Qaida terror suspect captured after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 appeared Tuesday at a U.S. government hearing called to determine whether he should remain in detention at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. [Read More]
Homeless woman proves gov't owes her $100K
4 hours ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Wanda Witter has lived on the streets in Washington, D.C., trying to persuade officials that Social Security owes her more than $100,000. For years, the 80-year-old woman says people dismissed her as crazy. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Halvorson up-front about election role Letter to the Editor: Halvorson up-front about election role
1 day ago -
After reading the comments of Adam Sedlock recently published in The Indiana Gazette (“Sedlock plans another run as write-in,” Aug. 6), I decided it would be helpful to provide some information about Art Halvorson, a candidate for U.S. representative in the 9th Congressional District. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Words today fail to measure up to past Letter to the Editor: Words today fail to measure up to past
1 day ago -
Words matter. Words have always mattered in our history, from the Declaration of Independence (“We hold these truths to be self evident”) to the inaugural call to action from President John F. Kennedy (“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Raises for state workers seem out of line Letter to the Editor: Raises for state workers seem out of line
6 days ago -
I was shocked that the Friday, Aug. 5, Indiana Gazette ran an article outlining at least three years’ worth of pay raises for state workers, all 40,000 of them. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Many helped make Starlit Night a success Letter to the Editor: Many helped make Starlit Night a success
1 week ago -
I would like to thank the Summit Church, Donna Baughman, Stef McCoy and all the volunteers who helped sponsor and host Starlit Night, a prom for special needs people, on July 29. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Reader unhappy about reassessment, Baker Letter to the Editor: Reader unhappy about reassessment, Baker
1 week ago -
After giving this reassessment some serious thought, I feel Commissioner Mike Baker, in my opinion, tricked and deceived the voters of Indiana County. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: White thanked for supporting VNA Letter to the Editor: White thanked for supporting VNA
1 week ago -
I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Sen. Don White for his support of the mission of the Visiting Nurse Association of Indiana County. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: We are losing our moral footing Letter to the Editor: We are losing our moral footing
1 week ago -
I commend Pastor Nicholas Kostella on his letter July 24, “The right restroom door?” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: PM teachers have made concessions Letter to the Editor: PM teachers have made concessions
1 week ago -
For three years now the teachers, nurses and guidance counselors at Penns Manor School District have worked without a contract. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Conservatives should back Halvorson Letter to the Editor: Conservatives should back Halvorson
2 weeks ago -
I thought Congressman Bill Shuster couldn’t possibly be any more repugnant. But, his campaign responded to Art Halvorson’s decision to accept the Democratic nomination as being “selfish.” Excuse me? [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Progress, forward - together Letter to the Editor: Progress, forward - together
2 weeks ago -
Progress is possible. This country has gone 240 years without a major party female presidential nominee. It’s been 97 years since women won the right to vote and 52 years since that right was protected for African-American women in the Jim Crow South. [Read More]
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