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Meet and greet held for Homer City K-9

Meet and greet held for Homer City K-9

- JAMES J. NESTOR

Today on The Indiana Gazette Online, meet Thor, Homer City Police Department’s K-9 officer — a Belgian Malinois that started service with the department in January.

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Mall searches for new tenant Mall searches for new tenant
23 hours ago -
Dingbats Restaurant in the Indiana Mall closed permanently on Sunday. [Read More]
Man tried to rob store, police say
23 hours ago -
SHELOCTA — A man wearing a ski mask and sunglasses made his getaway on a red dirt bike this morning after he tried to rob the BP Fuel Lane convenience store along Route 422, east of Shelocta in Armstrong Township, state police reported. [Read More]
Authorities destroy expired meds Authorities destroy expired meds
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Mike Zimmerman, of the Pennsylvania Counterdrug Joint Task Force in Fort Indiantown Gap, added pills to an incinerator Monday outside the former Indiana County Humane Society shelter. [Read More]
Traffic delays expected Traffic delays expected
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Rolling stops are scheduled for Route 119 to remove the old beams from the bridge carrying Airport Road over Route 119 in White Township, according to PennDOT. [Read More]
Gazette earns four digital media awards Gazette earns four digital media awards
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The Indiana Gazette has won four awards in the 2015 America East digital media contest. [Read More]
Legion holds birthday celebration Legion holds birthday celebration
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American Legion Post 141 Indiana recently held its annual birthday party celebration. [Read More]
Blood drives planned in region
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The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April and make a difference in the lives of patients in need at the following dates and locations: [Read More]
Volunteer opportunities listed
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Did you know volunteer work is real work? Volunteer service can enhance a résumé. [Read More]
WyoTech to hold blood drive
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BLAIRSVILLE — WyoTech in Blairsville is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive for its students on Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. [Read More]
Cash Bash, dance set
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The Indiana Cash Bash & Dance will be held April 18 at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles on 420 Philadelphia St. in Indiana to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
ZEKE WILSON: Sheds can be elusive
23 hours ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Despite the official start of spring and the approach of April, cold conditions continue. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Casselman River holds big trout JEFF KNAPP: Casselman River holds big trout
23 hours ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Western Maryland’s portion of the Casselman River provides more than four miles of easily accessible trout habitat. Heavily stocked with adult trout — including fish in excess of 5 pounds — the Casselman is an excellent place to find biting trout willing to stretch your line. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Trojans, Colts score sweeps HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Trojans, Colts score sweeps
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Saltsburg swept Apollo-Ridge in a non-conference track and field meet Monday in Spring Church. The Saltsburg girls won, 77-63, and the boys won, 77-60. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Gess, Stingers crush Bobcats HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Gess, Stingers crush Bobcats
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In her first career varsity start, Marion Center’s Jessica Gess enjoyed a career day. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Jack's homer carries Indiana to first win HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Jack's homer carries Indiana to first win
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Kevin Jack gave his pitching staff all the run support it needed with one swing, ripping a three-run home run that propelled Indiana to a 5-2 victory over Yough in a WPIAL Section 2-AAA baseball game Monday at S&T Bank Field. [Read More]
Fool’s Run set for Saturday Fool’s Run set for Saturday
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The Indiana Road Runners Club will conduct the 38th annual Fool’s Run 10K Run and 5K Run on Saturday at S&T Bank Arena. [Read More]
IUP BASEBALL: Hawks drop pair of games IUP BASEBALL: Hawks drop pair of games
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Host Seton Hill drilled a combined six home runs to take a pair of games from IUP for the second day in a row in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West baseball doubleheader Monday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Appolonia moves on in tourney
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NEW KENSINGTON — Indiana’s John Appolonia won three straight matches to advance to the finals of the WPIAL Section 3-AA boys’ tennis singles tournament Monday at Valley High School. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE: Indians win home opener
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Indiana won its home opener by defeating Baldwin, 12-8, in a WPIAL non-section boys’ lacrosse game Monday at Andy Kuzneski Field. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks drop doubleheader IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks drop doubleheader
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Johnathan O’Neill and Austin Mock each hit home runs on Sunday, but the Crimson Hawks dropped both ends of a PSAC baseball doubleheader to Seton Hill. [Read More]

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Police: Man tried to lure girl into truck Police: Man tried to lure girl into truck
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CREEKSIDE — A man driving a pickup truck tried to lure a young girl into his vehicle Monday morning on Kettering Road in Washington Township, state police reported. [Read More]
Man tried to rob store, police say
23 hours ago -
SHELOCTA — A man wearing a ski mask and sunglasses made his getaway on a red dirt bike this morning after he tried to rob the BP Fuel Lane convenience store along Route 422, east of Shelocta in Armstrong Township, state police reported. [Read More]
Woman facing assault, other charges
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APOLLO — A domestic fight left a man in a hospital and a woman in the Westmoreland County jail, facing felony charges, state police reported. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Michael Schrecengost, 62, of Indiana, was charged by state police with driving under the influence and four summary traffic infractions related to a traffic accident at 8:37 p.m. March 18 on Wayne Avenue at Rose Street. [Read More]
Man critical after being shot
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man is in critical condition after being shot in the mouth. [Read More]
Judge weighs 'mental anguish' law opposed by cop-killer Judge weighs 'mental anguish' law opposed by cop-killer
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HARRISBURG — A federal judge peppered lawyers with questions Monday about a Pennsylvania law designed to protect crime victims that is being challenged on free speech grounds, including by a convicted cop-killer. [Read More]
Tsarnaev's lawyers focus on brother's influence Tsarnaev's lawyers focus on brother's influence
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BOSTON — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev started their case by trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack. [Read More]
AP source: U.S. moving toward charging doctor in Menendez case AP source: U.S. moving toward charging doctor in Menendez case
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WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are moving toward charging a Florida eye doctor over his dealings with New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, according to a person familiar with a Justice Department investigation into their relationship. [Read More]
Ex-federal agents charged with stealing digital currency
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SAN FRANCISCO — Two former federal agents were charged with fraud in the theft of digital currency during an investigation into an online black market known as Silk Road that let users buy and sell drugs and other illegal items, authorities said Monday. [Read More]
Police search for armed prisoner after escape Police search for armed prisoner after escape
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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — One shot was fired early today as a guard wrestled with a prisoner, who then fled a northern Virginia hospital with a gun setting off an hours-long lockdown and search, police said. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, March 31
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, March 30, 2015: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, March 30
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center weekend activity: [Read More]
WEDDING: Christa Sturiale and Garry Lockard WEDDING: Christa Sturiale and Garry Lockard
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Christa Jo Sturiale and Garry Leigh Lockard were joined in marriage on Sept. 13, 2014, during an afternoon ceremony at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Indiana. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, March 29
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Nicole Cottrell STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Nicole Cottrell
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The Saltsburg American Legion Auxiliary recently named Nicole Cottrell the Saltsburg Middle/High School Student of the Month for March. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Shelby Oswald SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Shelby Oswald
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The Indiana Kiwanis Club recently named Shelby Oswald as the club’s Senior of the Month for March 2015. Shelby is a student at Blairsville High School. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Christopher Haupt STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Christopher Haupt
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The Saltsburg Lions recently named Christopher Haupt as the Saltsburg Middle/High School Student of the Month for March. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, March 28
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Be sure to wish these Gazette readers a happy birthday when you see them today: [Read More]

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FBI identifies man killed in NSA shooting FBI identifies man killed in NSA shooting
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FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up to "party" at a motel, police said Tuesday. [Read More]
Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode
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BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa knew six years ago that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from a "serious depressive episode," the German airline said Tuesday. [Read More]
French eye cockpit entry, screening rules French eye cockpit entry, screening rules
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French aviation investigators said today they will examine “systemic weaknesses” like cockpit entry rules and psychological screening procedures that could have led to the Germanwings crash, while Lufthansa said its insurers set aside $300 million to deal with possible fallout from the disaster. [Read More]
Fight over religious objection proposals shifts to Arkansas
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The fight over “religious freedom” proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas. [Read More]
Clinton also used iPad for email Clinton also used iPad for email
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WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so that she could carry a single device, according to documents. [Read More]
Study: Genders equal at conception Study: Genders equal at conception
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NEW YORK — Every year, slightly more boy babies than girl babies are born worldwide. But back when sperm meets egg, the two sexes are conceived in equal numbers, a new study suggests. [Read More]
Paterno estate's contract breach lawsuit tossed again
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HARRISBURG — The family of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno can’t sue the NCAA and the university for breach of contract for their actions in response to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, a Pennsylvania judge on Monday ruled for a second time. [Read More]
Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemeni rebels
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SANAA, Yemen — Saudi-led airstrikes pounded Yemen’s Shiite rebels for the sixth day today, destroying missiles and weapons depots controlled by the rebels as international aid organizations expressed alarm over the high civilian casualties from the strikes and the violence roiling the country. [Read More]
Iran nuclear talks enter new phase
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared today to issue a general statement agreeing to continue talks in a new phase aimed at reaching a final agreement to control Iran’s nuclear ambitions by the end of June. [Read More]
Man critical after being shot
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man is in critical condition after being shot in the mouth. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Tobacco tax hikes effective
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I have been a registered nurse for almost 40 years, and throughout that time I have, unfortunately, seen the toll that tobacco use takes on the patients I have cared for in the community. Sadly, my own father passed away from lung cancer at the age of 73, when his grandchildren were only toddlers. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Underground Railroad thrived near Arcadia
3 days ago -
Many thanks for the wonderful special section on the Underground Railroad. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Community supported homeless vets
3 days ago -
During the weekend of March 14 and 15, Mike Weaver and Team Red, White and Blue along with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania ROTC and an IUP fraternity held a Sleep-Out at the Walmart Supercenter to bring awareness to the homeless in Indiana County. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: We must fight against sexual assault
5 days ago -
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). [Read More]
How to submit a letter to the editor How to submit a letter to the editor
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The Indiana Gazette welcomes letters to the editor and will endeavor to print readers’ letters in a timely manner. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A celebration of drunken disregard
1 week ago -
Congratulations to IUP for allowing the least common denominator to represent them this past weekend. Unfortunately the representation, in my humble opinion, was pretty much what one would expect based on last year’s festivities. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Wrong answers on dealing with zealotry
1 week ago -
I am writing in response to Sunday’s letter written by McClellan Blair (“Zealotry a threat to our civilization”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Rega sentence questioned
1 week ago -
I would like to applaud the Gazette for reporting and following the hit-and-run case involving District Justice Jennifer Rega. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Medical care in area lauded
1 week ago -
Recently I was taken by Citizens’ Ambulance to Indiana Regional Medical Center. After a couple of days and some tests, I came home and had the services of the Visiting Nurse Association for follow-up care. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: 'Showtime' promises to be great program again
1 week ago -
Want to be entertained and pay practically nothing for it? [Read More]
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