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Governor says inmates had sights on Mexico but ride backed out

Governor says inmates had sights on Mexico but ride backed out

Two convicted murderers who eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks planned to drive to Mexico after escaping prison but ended up walking toward Canada when their ride backed out — finally splitting up in their final days of freedom, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today.

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Sewer line backs up in Indiana Borough Sewer line backs up in Indiana Borough
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Excess grease may have been the cause of a partial clog Sunday afternoon in a 10-inch sewer line under Philadelphia Street between Taylor Avenue and Sixth Street, in downtown Indiana. [Read More]
IT'S HAPPENING HERE IT'S HAPPENING HERE
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This information is provided by the Indiana County Tourist Bureau. Times and dates are subject to change. All events are held in Indiana, unless otherwise noted. [Read More]
Covered bridges once popular in county Covered bridges once popular in county
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Chambersville Bridge crossed Crooked Creek downstream of Chambersville near the old plank road from Indiana to Punxsutawney in Washington Township, Indiana County. [Read More]
Items collected for shoebox project Items collected for shoebox project
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Employees at Hillsdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center recently collected items for the East Mahoning Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school shoebox project. [Read More]
Upcoming community events planned Upcoming community events planned
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A roundup of activities of local groups as submitted to The Indiana Gazette. Write to family@indianagazette.net to have your organization's reports included in the periodic events listing in the Gazette and on The Indiana Gazette Online. [Read More]
Photos of the Week
Photos
Photos of the Week
15 hours ago - - KAYLA GRUBE, JESSICA UPTEGRAPH
Each week, the Gazette presents the people and places of the Indiana County area through the eyes of Gazette photographers and our readers. [Read More]
The Week in Review: Top stories week of June 21-27 The Week in Review: Top stories week of June 21-27
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Here is a look at the top stories of local interest published in The Indiana Gazette during the week of June 21-27: [Read More]
Officials: Humane society facing financial difficulties Officials: Humane society facing financial difficulties
2 days ago - - SEAN YODER
The Indiana County Humane Society is looking to retool its approach to the public as they face dire financial straits this summer, according to two members of its governing board. [Read More]
Tree falls on Clymer home Tree falls on Clymer home
2 days ago - - KAYLA GRUBE
A tree fell onto a house at 652 Morris Ave. in Clymer around 5:40 p.m. Saturday, blocking the road and bringing down power lines. [Read More]
INDIANA: School poard approves extra-duty/extra-pay positions INDIANA: School poard approves extra-duty/extra-pay positions
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The Indiana Area school board at their meetings on June 8 and Monday approved 108 appointments to extra-duty/extra-pay positions for the 2015-16 school year at compensation totaling $405,892: [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
Martial Arts school opening Martial Arts school opening
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Miller’s Martial Arts will open its second location at the YMCA of Indiana County on Wednesday. [Read More]
Notre Dame club sets trip Notre Dame club sets trip
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GREENSBURG — The Notre Dame Club of Greensburg-Uniontown is sponsoring its annual bus trip to Notre Dame University, where the Fighting Irish football team will play host to the U.S. Naval Academy on Saturday, Oct. 10. [Read More]
Hoodlebug 5K Run and Fun Walk set for July 12 Hoodlebug 5K Run and Fun Walk set for July 12
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HOMER CITY — The Indiana Road Runners Club will conduct the Hoodlebug 5K Run and Fun Walk on Sunday, July 12. [Read More]
JUSTIN GERWICK: Hughes keeps adding to successes JUSTIN GERWICK: Hughes keeps adding to successes
2 days ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
Few junior golfers can pile up a list of accomplishments that can compare to that of Indiana’s C.J. Hughes. [Read More]
Young Township edges Punxsutawney Young Township edges Punxsutawney
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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Young Township recorded three runs in the fifth inning to narrowly defeat host Punxsutawney, 3-2, and take over first lace in the standings in an Indiana County Senior Legion baseball game that was played Friday. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Black Sox run out of daylight YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Black Sox run out of daylight
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Host S.W. Jack appeared on course to pull off an unlikely comeback in a pivotal game against first-place Armstrong on Friday. Unfortunately for the Black Sox, they couldn’t erase the early seven-run hole they dug before the sun began to set. [Read More]
Four lead Dilltown medalists Four lead Dilltown medalists
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Four members of the Dilltown Judo Club competed in the American Canadian International Judo Challenge on May 23 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Marion Center tops Armstrong YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Marion Center tops Armstrong
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BROOKVILLE — Marion Center plated two runs in the top of the seventh inning to nip host Kelly Chrysler, 6-5, in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game that was played Wednesday. [Read More]
Meadow Lane names winners Meadow Lane names winners
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The Meadow Lane Ladies 18-Hole Golf League named its winners from Wednesday’s event. [Read More]
YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Hefferin leads YT to first win YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Hefferin leads YT to first win
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Riding the arm of Sam Hefferin, Young Township outhit Kovacik Insurance 9-2 and scored in every inning to earn its first win of the year, a 17-2 victory in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game Wednesday at Bertolino Field. [Read More]

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Sewer line backs up in Indiana Borough Sewer line backs up in Indiana Borough
13 hours ago -
Excess grease may have been the cause of a partial clog Sunday afternoon in a 10-inch sewer line under Philadelphia Street between Taylor Avenue and Sixth Street, in downtown Indiana. [Read More]
Woman injured in accidental shooting Woman injured in accidental shooting
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State police at Indiana are investigating what they described as an accidental shooting Saturday that wounded an Indiana woman. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police at Indiana said two Pittsburgh men were arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop at 7:17 p.m. June 21 on Route 119 at Old Route 119. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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One person was hurt in a two-vehicle crash at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday on Route 119 in Jefferson County. [Read More]
Prosecutor seeks death penalty
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A prosecutor says he’ll pursue the death penalty against a Pittsburgh man charged with killing three people in two days. [Read More]
Plane crashes into home, killing three aboard Plane crashes into home, killing three aboard
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PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — A small plane crashed into a house Sunday evening, killing three people on board, police said, but residents managed to flee as fire engulfed the home. [Read More]
Dismissal of charges sought in fatal crash Dismissal of charges sought in fatal crash
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HONESDALE (AP) — The attorney for a man accused of having let an unlicensed teenager drive a sport utility vehicle that crashed in northeastern Pennsylvania last summer, killing three other teens, is seeking dismissal of the most serious charges against his client. [Read More]
Tree falls on Clymer home Tree falls on Clymer home
2 days ago - - KAYLA GRUBE
A tree fell onto a house at 652 Morris Ave. in Clymer around 5:40 p.m. Saturday, blocking the road and bringing down power lines. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Borough police said they are investigating a report that someone entered a building without permission of the owner in the 300 block of Elm Street between 5 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday. [Read More]
Man flees in stolen car Man flees in stolen car
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An Apollo man driving a stolen vehicle fled from borough police while intoxicated along Philadelphia Street Saturday morning at 2:44 a.m., according to a news release. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Gazette readers' birthdays, June 29 Gazette readers' birthdays, June 29
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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, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, June 28 Gazette readers' birthdays, June 28
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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, June 27 Gazette readers' birthdays, June 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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Recent area hospital activity: [Read More]
WEDDING: Kelly McCutcheon and Eric Shriver WEDDING: Kelly McCutcheon and Eric Shriver
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Kelly McCutcheon, of Indiana, and Eric Shriver, of Kittanning, were united in marriage on May 23, 2015, at the First Christian Church, Indiana, with the Rev. Jerry Hoch officiating. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, June 26 Gazette readers' birthdays, June 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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Indiana Regional Medical Center, June 25, 2015: [Read More]
101st BIRTHDAY: Ella Ellsmore 101st BIRTHDAY: Ella Ellsmore
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Ella Ellsmore, a resident at Bethany Place Personal Care Home, recently celebrated her 101st birthday. [Read More]
67th ANNIVERSARY: Robert and Sophia Bowman 67th ANNIVERSARY: Robert and Sophia Bowman
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Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Bowman, of Indiana, will celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary on Friday. Bob and Sophia were married June 26, 1948, in Winchester, Va., by the Rev. Roy Schmucker. [Read More]

All World News

 
Dangerous men, careful plans and a bold escape for the ages Dangerous men, careful plans and a bold escape for the ages
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It was dawn in the cellblocks of Dannemora, time for a round of bed checks on the convicted killers, rapists and other criminals held behind stark 19th-century walls. Guards went along the lattice of light-green bars in A Block, where well-behaved prisoners are held. [Read More]
Lawmakers debate taxes as budget deadline nears Lawmakers debate taxes as budget deadline nears
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HARRISBURG — A long-running partisan divide over taxes and education spending was repeatedly evident on Sunday as Pennsylvania lawmakers worked through the weekend in a rush to pass budget legislation in the days before the fiscal year wraps up. [Read More]
Groups rally after gay marriage ruling
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NEW YORK — Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. [Read More]
Tunisia launches nationwide manhunt for attack accomplices Tunisia launches nationwide manhunt for attack accomplices
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SOUSSE, Tunisia — The student who massacred holidaymakers on a Tunisian beach and at a swank resort hotel acted alone during the attack but had accomplices who supported him beforehand, an Interior Ministry official said Sunday. [Read More]
Biden speaks at Charleston memorial service Biden speaks at Charleston memorial service
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Vice President Joe Biden worshipped and spoke at the Sunday service of the historic African-American church where nine people were gunned down during Bible study earlier this month just hours before a funeral was held for another of the shooting victims. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Christie seen as underdog in presidential bid CAMPAIGN 2016: Christie seen as underdog in presidential bid
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TRENTON, N.J. — When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enters the race for president this week, he’ll do so as an underdog. [Read More]
Prosecutor seeks death penalty
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A prosecutor says he’ll pursue the death penalty against a Pittsburgh man charged with killing three people in two days. [Read More]
DEP fines energy company $95,000
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has fined an energy company $95,000 for six industrial waste spills during the construction of a pipeline in western Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Airport adds more service to Toronto
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Air Canada will no longer be the only airline at Pittsburgh International Airport offering daily direct flights to Toronto. [Read More]
Signs to honor county veterans
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SMETHPORT (AP) — Road signs honoring a northern Pennsylvania county’s past and present Purple Heart recipients will soon be placed along major routes and highways in the area. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: Comfortably numb (the new reality) Letter to the editor: Comfortably numb (the new reality)
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Another shooting tragedy! And before one autopsy or funeral was completed, the outrage and blaming began. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Restoring our lost sense of community Letter to the editor: Restoring our lost sense of community
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The shock and the aftermath of the shootings in Charleston, S.C., continue to be a topic of conversation for many. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Taking down flag would be a sign of respect Letter to the editor: Taking down flag would be a sign of respect
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I am concerned about a quote from Republican Jonathon Hill about the timing of dealing with the issue of the Confederate flag being disrespectful to the victims’ families. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Founding Fathers wanted it this way AS I SEE IT: Founding Fathers wanted it this way
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After the colonists broke away from a tyrannical British monarch, the Founding Fathers of our country stitched together a Constitution whose basic fabric was based upon a system of checks and balances, so no single branch of government could rule imperiously. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Fathers should invest wisely Letter to the editor: Fathers should invest wisely
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Some time back I came across a picture of my great-grandfather. I could not but help to wonder about his life. I never knew him and he never knew I would even exist. He died 16 years before I was born. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Healthy economy needs public education Letter to the editor: Healthy economy needs public education
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Republican values demand strong investment in public education. The Republican Party has always stood for support of the economy and the companies that operate in it. [Read More]
VERBATIM VERBATIM
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“THERE’S 2 FEET of water in the basement of one house. Twice in three years now this man’s lost his whole basement.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: It's not about philosophy, but party Letter to the Editor: It's not about philosophy, but party
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The Republican Party still clings to Reagan-era economist Arthur Laffer’s supply-side (trickle-down) economics. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: It's a wonderful life in Indiana, Pa. Letter to the editor: It's a wonderful life in Indiana, Pa.
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Indiana is best known for being the Christmas Tree Capital of the World and the birthplace of Jimmy Stewart. For those of us that are fans of the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” you can see the similarities between Bedford Falls and our own hometown. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Show some respect for sports officials Letter to the editor: Show some respect for sports officials
2 weeks ago -
Being a sports official is a tough job. Recently, I read a comment from an Indiana school board member claiming officials appear to be “gouging” the district with their compensation rates. This comment is disrespectful and unfair. [Read More]
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