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Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage

Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A teenager who killed his father at their home Wednesday was stopped by a volunteer firefighter as he opened fire outside a South Carolina elementary school, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said.

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Group holds voter registration events Group holds voter registration events
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To mark National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, members of the League of Women Voters of Indiana County hosted registration events on Philadelphia Street in Indiana. [Read More]
Bras for the Cause entries now being accepted Bras for the Cause entries now being accepted
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Indiana Business and Professional Women recently kicked off its 2016-17 business year. [Read More]
County repairs damage to covered bridge County repairs damage to covered bridge
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Dan McClure, with Indiana County Parks and Trails, put a fresh coat of paint on the fence leading to the Thomas Covered Bridge in Armstrong Township. [Read More]
Jobless rate increases in August Jobless rate increases in August
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Indiana County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.2 percent in August to 7.6 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Compared to August of 2015, Indiana County’s jobless rate last month was up 1.6 percent. [Read More]
Homer-Center looking for Class of 1967 graduates Homer-Center looking for Class of 1967 graduates
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HOMER CITY — The Homer-Center School District invites all graduates of the Class of 1967 to the homecoming game on Friday to celebrate the first class 50 years ago to graduate from the newly formed Homer-Center school. [Read More]
Evening in the Stacks set Evening in the Stacks set
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Evening in the Stacks will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Indiana Free Library, 845 Philadelphia St., Indiana. [Read More]
INDIANA AREA: Directors vote to build new school, expand other INDIANA AREA: Directors vote to build new school, expand other
2 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
The Indiana Area school board has settled on a large replacement for Ben Franklin Elementary School and some classroom additions to East Pike Elementary School for the reconfiguration of the district’s current four-school primary grade system. [Read More]
MARION CENTER: Board, union ink new contract MARION CENTER: Board, union ink new contract
2 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
MARION CENTER — Secretaries, licensed practical nurses, clerks, lifeguards, para educators and personal care assistants will get pay raises under a new labor contract approved Monday by the Marion Center Area School District directors. [Read More]
Nominations sought for Image Awards Nominations sought for Image Awards
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Welcome to Indiana is seeking nominations for its 2016 Image Awards. Each year, at its annual luncheon meeting, Welcome to Indiana presents Image Awards to businesses, residents or nonprofits who have made a significant improvement to their properties ... [Read More]
Eye exams a staple in child care
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Eye exams a staple in child care
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With children now back into their school routines, a comprehensive vision exam should not be overlooked. Visual disorders are the most common disabilities in the United States and affect up to 5 percent of preschool-age children. [Read More]

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Stingers sweep Dragons HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Stingers sweep Dragons
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Marion Center swept visiting Purchase Line, 25-23, 25-21, 25-20, in a Heritage Conference volleyball match Tuesday. [Read More]
Indiana teams remain unbeaten Indiana teams remain unbeaten
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FREEPORT — The Indiana High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams inched closer to their first section titles by sweeping Freeport and Riverview in a WPIAL non-section triangular meet Tuesday. [Read More]
End Zone Extra Player of the Week: Duane Brown End Zone Extra Player of the Week: Duane Brown
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Duane Brown is back, and he returned in fine form. [Read More]
IUP Hall of Fame to recognize 2016 class IUP Hall of Fame to recognize 2016 class
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The IUP Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its 2016 induction ceremony on Saturday prior to the eighth-ranked Crimson Hawks’ home football game against Seton Hill. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks showing progress on special teams IUP FOOTBALL: Crimson Hawks showing progress on special teams
2 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
If you are familiar with the IUP football program, you know there have been seasons in the past when watching the Crimson Hawks on special teams meant feeling anxiety and stress. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Seasons aren't far off
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ZEKE WILSON: Seasons aren't far off
2 days ago - - ZEKE WILSON
The resident goose season is now closed, but the second season will open Oct. 22. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Tail-out sections are prime spots
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JEFF KNAPP: Tail-out sections are prime spots
2 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
After splashdown, the lure started drifting downstream at a steady pace. I quickly engaged the reel and employed an erratic, stop-and-go retrieve as the suspending minnowbait continued its downriver swing in the current. [Read More]
OUTDOORS: Tell us your stories OUTDOORS: Tell us your stories
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Do you have a favorite story from hunting season? [Read More]
Hall of Fame accepting members
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The Indiana County Sports Hall of Fame is accepting memberships for 2017. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Showdown set in conference HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Showdown set in conference
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Northern Cambria held off Penns Manor and set up a showdown of undefeated teams in Heritage Conference girls’ volleyball action Monday. [Read More]

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Emergency responders worked at accident scene Emergency responders worked at accident scene
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Emergency responders worked at the scene of a vehicle accident Tuesday along Ben Franklin Road in White Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Borough police said Kaitlin M. Fanella, 21, of Hollidaysburg, was observed to be highly intoxicated while in the 600 block of Philadelphia Street at 2:03 a.m. Friday. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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State police said Edward V. Baginski, 64, of Delmont, was not hurt in a one-vehicle accident on Sept. 21 along Route 22. [Read More]
Trial delayed for man in officer slaying Trial delayed for man in officer slaying
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GREENSBURG (AP) — A Westmoreland County man charged in the shooting death of a police officer responding to a domestic dispute won’t stand trial until next year. [Read More]
NAACP: Victim's history irrelevant
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A restraining order filed against a North Carolina man killed by police last week shouldn’t matter because officers who confronted him didn’t know about that history before he was shot to death, a civil rights leader said. [Read More]
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]
Chase suspect waives hearing Chase suspect waives hearing
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HOMER CITY — A Clarksburg man accused of twice leading police on high speed chases over rural roads this past summer will face possible trial on more than two dozen charges in Indiana County Common Pleas Court. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana Borough police discovered David Moore, of Clymer, in possession of heroin and related paraphernalia at 8 p.m. July 19 in the 300 block of Philadelphia Street, according to a report. [Read More]
Charlotte public lashes out at city council Charlotte public lashes out at city council
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Angry Charlotte residents verbally lashed City Council members for hours, complaining about what they called unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who have failed to force change as the city marked a week of protests since a police officer fatally shot a black man. [Read More]
Police: Mall shooting suspect confessed, shot five in one minute Police: Mall shooting suspect confessed, shot five in one minute
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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — The suspect accused of killing five people at a Macy’s department store confessed to police, court documents said, but his motive remained a mystery Monday as a portrait emerged of him as a mentally troubled young man whose parents said they were trying to help him. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 28: Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 28:
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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, Sept. 27, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 27: Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 27:
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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, Sept. 26, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 26: Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 26:
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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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Regional hospitals weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 25: Gazette readers' birthdays, Sept. 25:
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays: Sept. 24 Gazette readers' birthdays: Sept. 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, Sept. 23, 2016: [Read More]
WEDDING: Kelly Hodak and Jeffrey Swigart WEDDING: Kelly Hodak and Jeffrey Swigart
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Kelly Shawn Hodak, daughter of Rita and Shan Hodak, of Clymer, and Jeffrey Michael Swigart, son of Dana Swigart, of Texas, and the late Richard Gibbons, were married Aug. 4, 2016, in a double-ring ceremony in Killeen, Texas. Bill Cooke, justice of the peace, officiated. [Read More]

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Wolf urges fast action on addiction bills Wolf urges fast action on addiction bills
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will address a joint session of the state House and Senate as he presses for action on a package of legislation designed to combat opioid and heroin addiction. [Read More]
NAACP: Victim's history irrelevant
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A restraining order filed against a North Carolina man killed by police last week shouldn’t matter because officers who confronted him didn’t know about that history before he was shot to death, a civil rights leader said. [Read More]
AP probe finds police officers misuse confidential databases
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DENVER — Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons unrelated to police work, an Associated Press investigation has found. [Read More]
Trial delayed for man in officer slaying Trial delayed for man in officer slaying
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GREENSBURG (AP) — A Westmoreland County man charged in the shooting death of a police officer responding to a domestic dispute won’t stand trial until next year. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Debate reaches 84 million viewers, toppling record
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NEW YORK — The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump lashes out after debate CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump lashes out after debate
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Donald Trump lashed out Tuesday in the aftermath of a disappointing first debate with Hillary Clinton, scolding the moderator, again criticizing a beauty pageant winner for her physique and raising the prospect of an all-out attack on Bill Clinton’s marital infidelities. [Read More]
Carnegie hero commission announces winners Carnegie hero commission announces winners
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PITTSBURGH — A Vermont prosecutor who disarmed a woman accused of fatally shooting a social worker outside a state office building is one of 25 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announced the medal winners today. [Read More]
Superintendent to return after scandal
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PLUM (AP) — A western Pennsylvania school board has reinstated its superintendent after a law firm found administrators looked into reports and rumors that teachers were having sex with students. [Read More]
Disabled man gets license, shows driverless tech's potential Disabled man gets license, shows driverless tech's potential
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DETROIT — Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has done a lot in the 16 years since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He runs a racing team and a foundation. [Read More]
First baby born with DNA from mother, father, donor
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NEW YORK — Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people — the mother, the father and an egg donor. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: Indiana's present and future Letter to the Editor: Indiana's present and future
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As a person who has “only” lived in Indiana for 15 years, I am still surprised by folks who will both talk about how nice Indiana “used to be” and object to any effort to produce positive change, even when it is modest and inexpensive. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Restore our pillars to be great again AS I SEE IT: Restore our pillars to be great again
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America went from being a colonial backwater to the greatest country in the history of the world because of three strong pillars: natural law, civic virtue and economic patriotism. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Indiana is no Wilkinsburg Letter to the editor: Indiana is no Wilkinsburg
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In response to Lee Vest’s letter to the editor on Thursday, Indiana is no Wilkinsburg. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Car vandalized during football game Letter to the editor: Car vandalized during football game
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On Friday night, Sept. 16, my daughter drove my wife, grandson and myself to the Penns Manor vs. Ligonier Valley football game to watch my older grandson play. He is a junior for Penns Manor. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: What are Trump's motives and goals? Letter to the editor: What are Trump's motives and goals?
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What motivates Donald Trump to want to be the president of these United States? Is it to make America great or to make himself greater? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Halvorson like a breath of fresh air Letter to the editor: Halvorson like a breath of fresh air
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I am a veteran and a dad of four great kids. Plus, I am a hardworking blue collar worker who works 12-hour days. Finally, I am a voter in District 9, Washington Township, Indiana County, who takes his job seriously. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Time to stop turnpike cancer Letter to the editor: Time to stop turnpike cancer
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Cancer, as defined by Webster’s Dictionary, is “anything that is bad or harmful that spreads and destroys.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A good deed by a good Samaritan Letter to the Editor: A good deed by a good Samaritan
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Throughout the course of each day, we are presented with opportunities to do random acts of kindness for total strangers. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana: The new Wilkinsburg Letter to the Editor: Indiana: The new Wilkinsburg
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Every time I drive through Wilkinsburg, I wonder what in the heck happened. It’s obvious it once was a vibrant, beautiful community. And, at the same time, I think of Indiana, and imagine that our town (without being melodramatic), too, is heading in the same direction. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What if we all loved our neighbors? Letter to the Editor: What if we all loved our neighbors?
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It has been said that Christians are so heavenly minded they are of no earthly good. [Read More]
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