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Hundreds dead as 7.8 quake hits Nepal

Hundreds dead as 7.8 quake hits Nepal

- ELLEN MATIS

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 71 people as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches in the Himalayas.

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ARIN bestows Friend of Education Award ARIN bestows Friend of Education Award
20 hours ago -
Jim Wagner, executive director of ARIN, presented the Friends of Education Award to Danny Sacco, safety consultant, at the annual convention Wednesday. [Read More]
Organizers prepare for fundraising sale Organizers prepare for fundraising sale
20 hours ago -
The Indiana County Humane Society is now accepting donations for its 14th annual flea market, set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2 and noon to 4 p.m. May 3 at the Indiana County Fairgrounds at Mack Park. [Read More]
Priest named to succeed Brandt as bishop Priest named to succeed Brandt as bishop
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GREENSBURG — A central Pennsylvania priest has been named to succeed Bishop Lawrence Brandt as leader of the Diocese of Greensburg. [Read More]
'Memphis, the Musical' to be staged at IUP 'Memphis, the Musical' to be staged at IUP
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The Broadway award-winning show “Memphis, the Musical,” will be presented at 8 p.m. May 4 in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center as the final production this season’s Ovations! series. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: Miracle League, Jimmy, Mast Year, etc.
20 hours ago -
Opening ceremonies are set for 11 a.m. May 9 at the Miracle League of Indiana County, where people with special needs will have the opportunity to play baseball in their own community. [Read More]
Open house held at CARE center Open house held at CARE center
20 hours ago - - TOM PEEL
The Care Center of Indiana County held an open house Thursday as part of Child Abuse Awareness Month. [Read More]
Creekside fire department urges turnout at MS Walk
20 hours ago - - ELLEN MATIS
Members of the Creekside Fire Department are now putting extra effort into participating in a fundraising event Saturday. [Read More]
Local IUP student gets Gallati scholarship Local IUP student gets Gallati scholarship
20 hours ago -
Mandy Gallo, a family and consumer science education major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Indiana, has been selected for the Eleanor M. Gallati scholarship. [Read More]
PennDOT schedules road work
21 hours ago -
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has scheduled the following maintenance and construction activities in Indiana County for next week: [Read More]
Upcoming community events planned
21 hours ago -
The Gazette presents this series of announcements of dinners, fundraising events, picnics, reunions, dances, bingo games and more, all happening in the coming days and weeks in the Indiana County area. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
FOOTBALL: Tomahawks eager to kick off season FOOTBALL: Tomahawks eager to kick off season
21 hours ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
What begins Saturday afternoon will be a new era of football in Indiana, and the first-year Tomahawks are prepared for the journey on which they are about to embark. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: INDIANA 8, SOUTHMORELAND 0
21 hours ago -
Zach Schultz and Cameron Allmendinger teamed up to toss a one-hitter in Indiana’s win over Southmoreland in a WPIAL Section 2-AAA game at Keystone Rehab Field. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Stingers move to 6-0
21 hours ago -
Marion Center ace Megan Risinger tossed a one-hitter, and the unbeaten Stingers banged out 12 hits to blank Homer-Center, 7-0, in a Heritage Conference softball game Thursday at Floodway Park. [Read More]
Indiana splits in tennis
21 hours ago -
In its first of two matches on the day, Indiana blanked Riverview, 5-0, in a WPIAL Section 3-AA boys’ tennis match Thursday at the White Township Recreation Complex. [Read More]
IJHS teams sweep Kiski Area
21 hours ago -
Indiana’s teams improved to 3-1 by sweeping Kiski Area in a junior high track and field meet at Fifth Street Stadium on Thursday. [Read More]
Marion Center scores sweeps
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PURCHASE LINE — Marion Center’s boys’ and girls’ track and field teams swept Purchase Line and St. Joseph in a triangular meet Thursday. The meet between Marion Center and Purchase Line was a Heritage Conference meet. [Read More]
Haines named Indiana hockey coach Haines named Indiana hockey coach
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Jordan Haines, a graduate of Indiana High School, has been named the team’s head varsity coach by the Red Line Club, which sponsors the sport. [Read More]
IUP LACROSSE: Hooven, Hawks whip Bloombsurg IUP LACROSSE: Hooven, Hawks whip Bloombsurg
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Kim Hooven scored four goals to carry the IUP women’s lacrosse team to an 11-4 win over Bloomsburg in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference game Wednesday. [Read More]
Thompson signs with UPJ Thompson signs with UPJ
2 days ago -
Blairsville senior Scott Thompson recently signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Pitt Johnstown, a member of NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. [Read More]
SOCCER: IASB teams score wins SOCCER: IASB teams score wins
2 days ago -
Indiana Area Soccer Boosters teams won two of six games Sunday. [Read More]

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POLICE LOG
20 hours ago -
Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus police said a non-IUP student sent threatening Facebook messages to a female victim on Tuesday at 2:10 p.m. [Read More]
ACCIDENT
21 hours ago -
No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Monday at Goral and Schork roads at 8:35 a.m., according to state police. [Read More]
Petraeus sentenced to probation for leaks Petraeus sentenced to probation for leaks
21 hours ago -
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced David H. Petraeus, a former CIA director and the highest-profile general from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to two years’ probation for providing classified information to a woman with whom he was having an affair. [Read More]
Man sentenced for fraud
21 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Authorities say a man who ran various labor staffing services in Pennsylvania is facing just over three years in prison for failing to pay about $1 million in federal employment taxes. [Read More]
Students injured when stage collapses
21 hours ago -
WESTFIELD, Ind. — More than a dozen people were injured after a stage filled with students collapsed during a musical performance at a central Indiana high school, authorities said. [Read More]
Lawyer: Detainee had no seat belt Lawyer: Detainee had no seat belt
21 hours ago -
BALTIMORE — No video captured what happened to Freddie Gray inside the police van where officers heaved him into a metal compartment after pinning him to a sidewalk. The cause of his fatal spine injury has not been revealed. [Read More]
Bra bandit strikes again
21 hours ago -
WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A bra bandit has struck again at a northeast Pennsylvania mall. [Read More]
Thief sneaks ice cream cooler past sleeping store clerk
21 hours ago -
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in Florida say a thief worked for 15 minutes to drag a cooler full of Good Humor ice cream past a sleeping clerk at a gas station near Fort Lauderdale. [Read More]
Woman gets three to seven years for shooting over bacon-less burger Woman gets three to seven years for shooting over bacon-less burger
23 hours ago -
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman has been sentenced to three to seven years in prison for opening fire at a McDonald's restaurant after workers twice failed to put bacon on her burgers. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
2 days ago -
Someone left a parking meter in a yard in the 800 block of Grant Street on Wednesday, according to borough police. Police said they discovered the meter at 5:23 p.m. but don’t know where it came from. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, April 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
21 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, April 23, 2015: [Read More]
How to send your family news to us How to send your family news to us
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Please follow these guides for sending birth, engagement, wedding, anniversary, birthday and other announcements for the Family News section of The Indiana Gazette and The Indiana Gazette Online. [Read More]
BIRTH: James Michael Clabaugh
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James Michael Clabaugh was born April 13, 2015, at 5:07 a.m. at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: West Shamokin High School
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RURAL VALLEY — The following students have been named to the honor roll at West Shamokin High School for the third-quarter grading period: [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Saltsburg Junior/Senior High School
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The following students have been to the honor roll for the third grading period at Saltsburg Junior/Senior High School. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 23 Gazette readers' birthdays, April 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
2 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, April 22, 2015: [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Indiana Area Senior High School
3 days ago -
The following students have been named to the honor roll for the third grading period at Indiana Area Senior High School. [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Penns Manor Area High School
3 days ago -
The following students were named to the honor roll for the third-quarter grading period at Penns Manor Area High School. [Read More]

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Obama takes blame for deaths Obama takes blame for deaths
21 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Two years ago, President Barack Obama stood before a military audience and spoke of the “heartbreaking tragedy” of accidental civilian deaths caused by U.S. military strikes in the fight against terrorism in places such as Pakistan and Afghanistan. [Read More]
Petraeus sentenced to probation for leaks Petraeus sentenced to probation for leaks
21 hours ago -
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced David H. Petraeus, a former CIA director and the highest-profile general from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to two years’ probation for providing classified information to a woman with whom he was having an affair. [Read More]
Senate votes to confirm Lynch as attorney general Senate votes to confirm Lynch as attorney general
21 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — After one of the nation’s most protracted Cabinet-level confirmation delays, the Senate on Thursday approved Loretta Lynch to be attorney general. [Read More]
Wolf garners more opposition to plan replace drilling fee
21 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — An organization of Pennsylvania’s municipalities is joining counties in opposing Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to replace a variable fee on Marcellus shale natural gas wells with a flat annual payment to local governments in drilling areas. [Read More]
Challenge from Kane prompts postponement Challenge from Kane prompts postponement
21 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — A judge has postponed a hearing next week on whether Attorney General Kathleen Kane should be held in contempt of court after Kane’s lawyers on Thursday challenged the basis for the hearing. [Read More]
Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack
21 hours ago -
MILAN — Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out, an Italian prosecutor said today. [Read More]
Recalls raise questions about cause
21 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple ice cream manufacturing plants — and whether the discoveries are related. [Read More]
Benghazi panel seeks more from Clinton
21 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — As Hillary Rodham Clinton steps up her presidential campaign, she can expect to face more rounds of public questioning over the 2012 Benghazi attacks in Libya and her use of a private email account while she was secretary of state. [Read More]
Casey to endorse Hillary Clinton
21 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey is preparing to publicly endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for president. [Read More]
Man sentenced for fraud
21 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Authorities say a man who ran various labor staffing services in Pennsylvania is facing just over three years in prison for failing to pay about $1 million in federal employment taxes. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Shusters, pere et fils
4 days ago -
Your front-page Associated Press story on U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster’s intimate relationships with 1) a lobbyist for the airline industry and 2) with the airline industry (“Shuster admits to ties with lobbyist,” April 17) was a well-reported contribution to the genre. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana Area school board doing a good job
6 days ago -
I worked for PennDOT for 36-plus years. A primary rule was that every transportation improvement project is governed by two factors: safety and budget. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Living in an age of constant distraction
6 days ago -
We sit and analyze major news events from the comforts of our home, workplace and outdoor venues. Video cameras are attached to everything from animals, buildings and cars to people and law enforcement. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana council should consider bike plan
6 days ago -
As many of our community’s residents are aware, spring is here. This means that more and more of us will get out the bicycles and head out for a ride. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Comments about realignment inaccurate
1 week ago -
As chairman of the IASD Academic Committee, I would like to clarify a few items and correct several inaccuracies in Michele Tortorella’s letter to the editor on Sunday (“Public misled on realignment’s benefits”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: People don't want county to be dump site
2 weeks ago -
In Eric Buterbaugh’s April 2 letter, “County erred in backing township action,” he did his best to try to degrade the county commissioners for becoming involved in the dispute over a waste water dump site within the county. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A revenue problem, not a spending one
2 weeks ago -
In his April 5 article “To move forward, we must act now,” U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster has joined the chorus of those who compare the government’s budget to that of the typical family’s budget. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Math in Smerconish column does not compute
2 weeks ago -
In his April 7 column, Michael Smerconish says: “Bill Clinton won 61 percent of counties that now have a Whole Foods and 40 percent of counties that now have a Cracker Barrel — a 21 percent gap.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Public misled on realignment's benefits
2 weeks ago -
At the Academic Committee meeting of the Indiana school board on March 30, over 50 elementary teachers came out to voice their displeasure with the elementary realignment that has occurred this year. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Rep. Dush communicates with constituents
2 weeks ago -
On March 23 at 7 p.m. Cris Dush, newly elected to the state House of Representative from 66th District (northern Indiana County and all of Jefferson County), surprised his constituents with a town hall meeting via an unannounced telephone call. [Read More]
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