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Man faces trial in strangulation death

Man faces trial in strangulation death

Charges were held for trial in the Indiana County Court of Common Pleas against the man accused in the strangulation death of his fraternity brother, though his defense lawyer argued that pathologists didn’t find medical evidence to support the charges.

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Indiana board votes on personnel, hears comments Indiana board votes on personnel, hears comments
22 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
The Indiana Area school board voted on several personnel moves Monday and fielded a round of public comment, much of it centered on the proposed elementary school construction project, during the directors’ bimonthly business meeting. [Read More]
Aging Services recognition luncheon held Aging Services recognition luncheon held
22 hours ago -
Aging Services Inc. recently honored volunteers from six special volunteer groups during an award ceremony and dinner at the Oak Place building in Indiana. [Read More]
Indiana to perform '44 Plays for 44 Presidents' Indiana to perform '44 Plays for 44 Presidents'
22 hours ago - - BRUCE SISKAWICZ
Indiana Senior High School will present “44 Plays for 44 Presidents” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. [Read More]
Tax payments due Monday
22 hours ago -
Indiana Borough Tax Collector Bill Lundstrom and White Township Tax Collector Jeff Mack remind borough and township property owners and residents that the deadline for paying 2017 spring real estate taxes and county per capita taxes at the discount amount is Monday. [Read More]
Blood drive scheduled Blood drive scheduled
22 hours ago -
The PTA of Ben Franklin and Eisenhower elementary schools is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive on May 16, Election Day. [Read More]
INDIANA AREA: Board divided over issue of arming teachers INDIANA AREA: Board divided over issue of arming teachers
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
The Indiana school directors on Monday came up divided on whether they believe teachers ought to be allowed to carry firearms in school as a safety precaution. [Read More]
Alternate Indiana school plan too costly, superintendent says Alternate Indiana school plan too costly, superintendent says
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
There was some talk but no formal action Monday on the Indiana Area School District’s plan for $32.2 million of construction and the realignment of the elementary schools. [Read More]
Tax increase expected, Marion Center directors say Tax increase expected, Marion Center directors say
2 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
MARION CENTER — With a month remaining before the Marion Center Area School District directors must approve a tentative 2017-18 budget, district administrators again Monday recommended the school board, at a minimum, increase taxes enough to recoup revenue the district will lose. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2017: Kellar announces bid for tax collector CAMPAIGN 2017: Kellar announces bid for tax collector
2 days ago -
Patty Kellar is seeking the Republican nomination for Rayne Township tax collector in the Marion Center School District. [Read More]
Winners announced in Academic Project Fair Winners announced in Academic Project Fair
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An Academic Project Fair for students at Indiana’s Ben Franklin and Eisenhower elementary schools was held April 20 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. [Read More]

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Trio of teams join Indiana County League Trio of teams join Indiana County League
22 hours ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
The Indiana County League survived the winter. [Read More]
IUP TENNIS: Crimson Hawks earn top seed in region IUP TENNIS: Crimson Hawks earn top seed in region
22 hours ago -
The IUP women’s tennis team garnered the top seed for the first time in school history and will host the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region championships, which begin Monday at IUP’s Maple Street Courts. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: MARION CENTER 11, UNITED 1 HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: MARION CENTER 11, UNITED 1
23 hours ago -
Dylan Goss doubled twice, drove in two runs and tossed a two-hitter to power Marion Center to an easy win over host United in a Heritage Conference game. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Indiana scores another key win HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Indiana scores another key win
23 hours ago -
Indiana ace Lauren Bertig fired her second three-hit shutout in as many days, and just like their win over Mount Pleasant on Monday, the Indians came up with a timely hit to make the difference in a key victory. [Read More]
Purchase Line sweeps junior high meet
23 hours ago -
PURCHASE LINE — The Purchase Line seventh- and eighth-grade boys’ track and field team swept Saltsburg, 78-45, and Northern Cambria, 68-63, in a triangular meet Tuesday. [Read More]
Indiana girls win track meet Indiana girls win track meet
23 hours ago -
The Indiana High School girls’ track and field team defeated visiting Penn-Trafford, 93-57, on Tuesday. [Read More]
DonGiovanni sinks hole-in-one DonGiovanni sinks hole-in-one
23 hours ago -
Vito DonGiovanni scored a hole-in-one at Indian Springs Golf and Country Club. [Read More]
Lacrosse team remains unbeaten
23 hours ago -
IRWIN — The Indiana Youth Lacrosse Association U15 boys’ team remained unbeaten by besting Norwin, 9-4, on Saturday. [Read More]
Steelers basketball team coming to KCAC Steelers basketball team coming to KCAC
23 hours ago -
The Pittsburgh Steelers basketball team will play at the KCAC at 8 p.m. Thursday. [Read More]
Former IUP standout Jeffers trades suit for shorts Former IUP standout Jeffers trades suit for shorts
23 hours ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
The suit didn’t fit. The tailoring was fine, but it just didn’t feel right, not to a guy who had spent most of his life running around in gym shorts and sneakers. [Read More]

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Suspect in 1991 slaying held for trial in Indiana Suspect in 1991 slaying held for trial in Indiana
22 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Bill Clinton wasn’t on most folks’ political radar when Myrtle McGill died. [Read More]
Sentences handed down in county court Sentences handed down in county court
22 hours ago -
A number of defendants were sentenced by Indiana County Judges William Martin and Thomas Bianco at hearings in February and on March 3 and 6 in the Court of Common Pleas: [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
22 hours ago -
State police said three students were suspected of smoking marijuana before classes Tuesday at Purchase Line High School. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
22 hours ago -
No one was hurt when a pickup truck was rear-ended by a car Tuesday along Route 22 at the intersection with Corporate Campus Drive, according to state police. [Read More]
Union leader plans to plead guilty
23 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former union leader in Pittsburgh accused of stealing $1.5 million said he will plead guilty to federal embezzlement charges. [Read More]
Parolee accused of ramming cruiser Parolee accused of ramming cruiser
23 hours ago -
McKEESPORT (AP) — A man shot by police after allegedly ramming a cruiser in a Pittsburgh suburb and fleeing will face charges including aggravated assault, police said. [Read More]
Police ambush killer doesn't take stand Police ambush killer doesn't take stand
23 hours ago -
MILFORD — His fate hanging in the balance, a gunman who ambushed two state police troopers at their barracks in 2014 decided Tuesday he would not take the witness stand to try to persuade jurors to spare his life. [Read More]
Documents: Teen abused by mother before kidnapping Documents: Teen abused by mother before kidnapping
23 hours ago -
COLUMBIA, Tenn. — A 15-year-old Tennessee girl who authorities say was kidnapped by her teacher had endured months of abuse at the hands of her mother, according to court documents, making her particularly vulnerable to an adult predator. [Read More]
Day care owner charged in death Day care owner charged in death
23 hours ago -
EASTON (AP) — The owner of a now-closed Pennsylvania day care has been charged over the death of a 3-month-old baby who was found unresponsive last year on her first day at the facility. [Read More]
Cold case murder suspect to face court Cold case murder suspect to face court
2 days ago -
A man with a long history of crime and drifting from state to state was ordered this afternoon to stand trial for the 1991 slaying of a White Township widow. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, April 26: Gazette readers' birthdays, April 26:
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, April 25, 2017: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 25: Gazette readers' birthdays, April 25:
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, April 24, 2017: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 24: Gazette readers' birthdays, April 24:
3 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
Lions win state awards Lions win state awards
3 days ago -
United students Ryleigh Ludwig, left, and Devin Mack were presented with the Pennsylvania State Athletic Director Association scholarship awards recently. [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
3 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend activity: [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Homer-Center Junior/Senior High School HONOR ROLL: Homer-Center Junior/Senior High School
4 days ago -
The following students have made the honor roll at Homer-Center Junior/Senior High School for the third marking period. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 23: Gazette readers' birthdays, April 23:
4 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
50th ANNIVERSARY: Harry and Linda Brown 50th ANNIVERSARY: Harry and Linda Brown
5 days ago -
Harry T. and Linda Brown, of Clymer, celebrated 50 years of marriage Jan. 28, 2017. They were married Jan. 28, 1967. [Read More]

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Suit against Fox alleges racial discrimination
10 hours ago -
NEW YORK — An expanded lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Fox News Channel of racial discrimination “that appears more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment.” [Read More]
Republicans work on crafting health care bill Republicans work on crafting health care bill
22 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Leading House conservatives are saying good things about a plan to revive the GOP health care bill. But an influential GOP House moderate is opposing the proposal. [Read More]
Google targets 'fake news,' offensive search suggestions Google targets 'fake news,' offensive search suggestions
22 hours ago -
SAN FRANCISCO — Google has sprinkled some new ingredients into its search engine in an effort to prevent bogus information and offensive suggestions from souring its results. [Read More]
Trump tax cuts face hurdles as debt mounts Trump tax cuts face hurdles as debt mounts
22 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is proposing tax cuts for individuals and businesses even as Washington struggles with mounting debt and the populist president tries to make good on promises to bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class. [Read More]
Canada responds to lumber tariffs Canada responds to lumber tariffs
23 hours ago -
TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Tuesday that Canada and the U.S. could suffer a “thickening” border as the Trump administration imposes new tariffs on softwood lumber and trade tensions between the two countries escalate. [Read More]
Judge blocks effort to cut funding for sanctuary cities
23 hours ago -
A judge in San Francisco on Tuesday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s efforts to starve localities of federal funds when they limit their cooperation with immigration enforcement, a stinging rejection of his threats to make so-called sanctuary cities fall in line. [Read More]
Lawmakers: Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken U.S. law
23 hours ago -
President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizationsleaders of a House oversight committee say. [Read More]
Police ambush killer doesn't take stand Police ambush killer doesn't take stand
23 hours ago -
MILFORD — His fate hanging in the balance, a gunman who ambushed two state police troopers at their barracks in 2014 decided Tuesday he would not take the witness stand to try to persuade jurors to spare his life. [Read More]
Senate takes aim at local firearm laws Senate takes aim at local firearm laws
23 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate is reviving legislation that’s designed to make it easier for gun owners and organizations like the National Rifle Association to challenge cities’ firearms ordinances in court. [Read More]
Audit rips accounting in benefit system
23 hours ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — State auditors said Tuesday that sloppy record keeping made it impossible to determine if the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry properly spent millions of dollars in recent years on an unemployment compensation system that melted down during a funding fight. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: Why our teachers need to be armed Letter to the Editor: Why our teachers need to be armed
2 days ago -
Ten years ago Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 students and teachers and wounded 17 in less than 11 minutes at Virginia Tech. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Let's continue to prevent dog bites Letter to the Editor: Let's continue to prevent dog bites
2 days ago -
In April, the U.S. States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. [Read More]
Political letters deadline set Political letters deadline set
3 days ago -
Monday, May 1, at 5 p.m. is the deadline to submit letters related to the May 16 primary election. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: SBDCs play a vital role AS I SEE IT: SBDCs play a vital role
4 days ago -
As a director of a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in rural southwest Pennsylvania, I am very aware that some people do not realize the significant ways in which the SBDC program continually supports the lifeblood of our economy, and I wish to provide some perspective. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Keep Rayne Township team together Letter to the Editor: Keep Rayne Township team together
4 days ago -
Over the past years as a resident of Rayne Township I have seen a big change in the maintenance and upkeep of my road as well as all other roads in the township. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Political leaders shouldn't fall for wall Letter to the Editor: Political leaders shouldn't fall for wall
4 days ago -
An open letter to U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Money couldn't save O'Reilly this time Letter to the Editor: Money couldn't save O'Reilly this time
4 days ago -
Bill O’Reilly has been shown the door by the Fox News Network. Once Roger Ailes had been fired for sexual harassment, O’Reilly was out on a limb, hanging by a thread. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: It's time to send message to board Letter to the Editor: It's time to send message to board
6 days ago -
When your home needs repairs, do you abandon it for a larger, more expensive house? Most of us would say no. We would choose to repair our homes, mostly because we can’t afford any other course of action. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Why is school board in such a big hurry? Letter to the Editor: Why is school board in such a big hurry?
1 week ago -
Why won’t our elected school board listen to the people that voted them into office? [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: District's democratic voice silenced Letter to the Editor: District's democratic voice silenced
1 week ago -
On Monday night, April 10, at the Indiana Area school board meeting, the democratic voice of this community was silenced. [Read More]
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