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Hundreds perish across four countries after quake

Hundreds perish across four countries after quake

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal today, killing at least 876 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mount Everest.

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Bowl for Kids event held Bowl for Kids event held
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Brian Smochek threw his bowling ball down the lane Friday during the annual Bowl for Kids fundraiser at Mohawk Lanes in White Township. [Read More]
Pillowcases created for cancer patients Pillowcases created for cancer patients
4 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
For the third year in a row, the Penn Run Patchers at Penn Run Church of the Brethren have asked those coming to their spring day retreats to make pillowcases for the children’s cancer wing at the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. [Read More]
Road work scheduled on Route 56 Road work scheduled on Route 56
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Work will begin next week on a safety improvement project to realign Route 56 in East Wheatfield Township. Work will begin with clearing and grubbing operations and installation of erosion and sedimentation devices. [Read More]
Sen. Don White's legislation approved
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The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday approved legislation introduced by state Sen. Don White, R-Indiana, designed to provide savings to Pennsylvania’s public pension system by dramatically changing the program available to members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. [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]
Library's weekly free programs scheduled Library's weekly free programs scheduled
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The Indiana Free Library will offer the following free programs next week: [Read More]
In the Spotlight: First Christian Church
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In the Spotlight: First Christian Church
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The roots of First Christian Church go back as far as 1857, when various meetings were held. By Oct. 27, 1895, a church was organized with 22 members. [Read More]
Michele Huey's 'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': Getting in shape takes time Michele Huey's 'God, Me and a Cup of Tea': Getting in shape takes time
8 hours ago - - MICHELE HUEY
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. — Hebrews 12:11 (NIV) [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]
ARIN bestows Friend of Education Award ARIN bestows Friend of Education Award
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Jim Wagner, executive director of ARIN, presented the Friends of Education Award to Danny Sacco, safety consultant, at the annual convention Wednesday. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
Marion Center Speedway to open tonight Marion Center Speedway to open tonight
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MARION CENTER — The 49th season of dirt-track stock car racing at Marion Center Speedway will begin tonight. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Uhl hits three more homers IUP ROUNDUP: Uhl hits three more homers
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Ryan Uhl ran his home run total to 29 with three homers in IUP’s Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division baseball doubleheader against Gannon on Friday afternoon in Erie. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Bobcats rebound vs. Marion Center HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Bobcats rebound vs. Marion Center
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Blairsville pitcher Ryan Shirley got all the run support he needed in the first inning, and the Bobcats bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 5-0 win over host Marion Center in a Heritage Conference baseball game Friday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: WINCHESTER THURSTON 3, INDIANA 2
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The Indiana High School boys’ tennis team closed out play in Section 3-AA with a loss at Schenley Park. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP
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Megan Risinger tossed a gem, and the unbeaten Stingers used a big rally in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull away from visiting Derry in a non-conference softball game Friday. [Read More]
ON CAMPUS: Piccirillo carries Wildcats to crown ON CAMPUS: Piccirillo carries Wildcats to crown
1 day ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
Angel Piccirillo feels right at home running in the Penn Relays. [Read More]
FOOTBALL: Tomahawks eager to kick off season FOOTBALL: Tomahawks eager to kick off season
1 day 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
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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
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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
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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]

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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Terrance Kline, 21, of Mount Wolf, was charged by borough police with hosting a disorderly gathering on Thursday at 11 p.m. at 1230 Oakland Ave. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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State police at Kiski Valley said one tractor-trailer struck another, causing a three-vehicle accident at Route 22 and Rushwood Road on Friday at 3 p.m. No injuries were reported. [Read More]
Police: McDonald's owner attacked after locking out teens
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ALTOONA (AP) — Police say the owner of a McDonald's restaurant in central Pennsylvania was attacked after locking out a group of unruly teenagers. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A bra bandit has struck again at a northeast Pennsylvania mall. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Student of the Month: Brian Waryck Student of the Month: Brian Waryck
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The Indiana Optimist Club recently selected Brian Michael Waryck as Boy of the Month for April, the 688th Boy of the Month honored since the program began. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Tim Stewart Student of the Month: Tim Stewart
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The Lions Club of Rural Valley recently named Tim Stewart as West Shamokin High School’s Student of the Month for March. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Ashley Szul Student of the Month: Ashley Szul
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The Women’s Civic Organization of Rural Valley recently named Ashley Szul as West Shamokin High School’s Senior of the Month for March. [Read More]
Student of the Month: Corinne Taylor Student of the Month: Corinne Taylor
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The Homer City Kiwanis Club recently named Corinne Taylor as the Homer-Center High School Senior of the Month for April. She is the daughter of Susan and Tom Taylor, of Homer City. Corinne’s high school activities include National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, [Read More]
Honor Roll: Purchase Line High School
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The following students have been named to the honor roll for the third grading period at Purchase Line High School. [Read More]
Honor Roll: Blairsville Middle/High School
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The following students have been named to the honor roll for the third grading period at Blairsville Middle/High School. [Read More]
Honor Roll: Homer-Center High School
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The following students have been named to the honor roll for the third grading period at Homer-Center High School. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 25 Gazette readers' birthdays, April 25
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If you see these people today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday. [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center April 24 activity: [Read More]
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]

All World News

 
Deaths raise questions about ways to aid abducted Americans
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WASHINGTON — The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism. [Read More]
Potent 'spice' drug fuels rise in hospital visits across U.S. Potent 'spice' drug fuels rise in hospital visits across U.S.
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A sharp rise in visits to emergency rooms and calls to poison control centers nationwide has some health officials fearing that more potent and dangerous variations of a popular drug known as spice have reached the nation’s streets, resulting in several deaths. [Read More]
Report: NSA spying showed little benefit
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WASHINGTON — The secrecy surrounding the National Security Agency’s post-9/11 warrantless surveillance and bulk data collection program hampered its effectiveness, and many members of the intelligence community later struggled to identify any specific terrorist attacks it thwarted, a newly decla [Read More]
Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender
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NEW YORK — In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: Wolf's tax plan will hit all incomes
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HARRISBURG — The sprawling package of tax changes Gov. Tom Wolf is seeking may not necessarily spare lower-income households, as his administration contends, the Legislature's fiscal analysis arm said this week. [Read More]
Clinton charities review tax returns amid scrutiny of foreign grants
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The Clinton family’s namesake foundation and signature health initiative are reviewing several years of tax returns following questions about the charities’ reporting of tens of millions of dollars in grants from foreign governments, foundation officials said Friday. [Read More]
Alda to address Carnegie Mellon
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Television star Alan Alda will deliver the commencement address at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh on May 17. [Read More]
Ford recalls 390,000 cars to fix door latches
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DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion. [Read More]
Wolf administration to begin reorganizing Medicaid plans
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HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration plans to begin transferring more than a million adult Medicaid enrollees into a single, new benefits program that it touts as a more efficient and effective way of providing health care for the poor, disabled and elderly. [Read More]
Pentagon cites de-escalation of tensions over Iranian ships
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WASHINGTON — The prospect of a U.S.-Iranian confrontation over the potential delivery of Iranian weapons to rebels in Yemen has receded, Pentagon officials said Friday. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Shusters, pere et fils
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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
1 week 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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