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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

ROME (AP) — Italy's highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic.

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PennDOT focusing on reducing traffic fatalities PennDOT focusing on reducing traffic fatalities
13 hours ago - - RANDY WELLS
In 2013, 1,208 people died in traffic crashes on Pennsylvania roads — the lowest number since the 1920s. [Read More]
INSIDE INDIANA: George, clowns, eggs, Nesbit, Skip ...
13 hours ago - - MARGARET WEAVER
Indiana native George E. Hood Jr. is preparing for an attempt to claim yet another Guinness World Record for the plank position, which he has held three times. [Read More]
Indiana veteran set for induction into Hall of Valor Indiana veteran set for induction into Hall of Valor
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The Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum Trust announced one of Indiana County’s own will be inducted into its Joseph A. Dugan Jr. Hall of Valor during ceremonies on Sunday in Pittsburgh. [Read More]
Indiana County area police telephones Indiana County area police telephones
23 hours ago -
Do you know anything about the criminal investigations appearing in the police reports on The Indiana Gazette Online? Area police departments urge you to call with any information that would assist their efforts. Here’s where to reach area police. [Read More]
Your town, your community: Your news Your town, your community: Your news
23 hours ago -
Here's your home page for all the Ligonier Valley area news! From Bolivar to New Florence to Seward, the places in between, and all northeastern Westmoreland County, follow all the news from the towns, the municipalities, the churches, clubs and organizations of the Ligonier Valley School District. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: Officials oppose fracking waste disposal INDIANA COUNTY: Officials oppose fracking waste disposal
2 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
The Indiana County commissioners Wednesday adopted a resolution urging state and federal environmental agencies to reject permits for disposing of hydraulic fracking waste from natural gas and oil drilling in underground injection wells in Indiana County. [Read More]
WHITE TOWNSHIP: Getty Heights eyed for proposed dog park WHITE TOWNSHIP: Getty Heights eyed for proposed dog park
2 days ago - - MARGARET WEAVER
The results of a survey regarding the construction of a potential dog park in White Township were positive and narrowed the location to Getty Heights Park, according to a township official. [Read More]
Salon plans event to fight MS Salon plans event to fight MS
2 days ago - - TOM PEEL
University Stylists in Indiana will be having a cut-a-thon from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the salon, 1163 Grant St., Indiana. [Read More]
Couple to stage exhibit Couple to stage exhibit
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In celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary, Indiana Art Association members David and Beverly Young have an art exhibit at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Indiana. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
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Every Thursday, get the Gazette's complete listing of concerts, films, theater, music, dance and other performing arts. It's all one click away in the entertainment center. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
Crimson Hawks earn berth in national title game Crimson Hawks earn berth in national title game
13 hours ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — IUP will play the No. 1 team in the nation for a shot to become the best team in the country. [Read More]
IUP offering free bus trip to championship game IUP offering free bus trip to championship game
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The IUP athletic department has announced plans for a free fan bus to attend the 2015 NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship game on Saturday in Evansville, Ind. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Confident Hawks roll into title game IUP BASKETBALL: Confident Hawks roll into title game
13 hours ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Joe Lombardi knew his team had a chance to do something special. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks get a lift from Aussie import IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks get a lift from Aussie import
13 hours ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — IUP coach Joe Lombardi thought Stef Osborne might win a game or two for the Crimson Hawks this season. [Read More]
Indiana moves on to Optimist finals Indiana moves on to Optimist finals
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Indiana and Homer-Center will play in the championship game of the 46th annual Indiana Optimist Club Basketball Tournament after winning semifinal-round games Thursday at Indiana High School. [Read More]
ON CAMPUS: Gulibon making strides at PSU ON CAMPUS: Gulibon making strides at PSU
14 hours ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
The instant Penn State’s Jimmy Gulibon saw his season come to an end, the redshirt-sophomore began planning for next year. [Read More]
IUP BASEBALL: Senior slugger having a blast to start season IUP BASEBALL: Senior slugger having a blast to start season
14 hours ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
Ryan Uhl is having a blast this season. Well, actually he’s having a lot of them. Uhl, the 6-foot-6, 220-pound slugger for the IUP baseball team, is off to a torrid start during his senior season. He’s hit 11 home runs — in 16 games. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Villa named PSAC's best IUP ROUNDUP: Villa named PSAC's best
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IUP’s Chris Villa was named the 2015 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year on Thursday. [Read More]
Fool’s Run set for April 4
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The Indiana Road Runners Club will hold the 38th annual Fool’s Run on Saturday, April 4, starting at S&T Bank Arena. [Read More]
Indiana drops lacrosse game
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MOON TOWNSHIP — In a game played Wednesday, Indiana lost to Moon, 15-4, in a WPIAL non-section boys’ lacrosse game. [Read More]

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Suspect gives up right to a hearing
13 hours ago -
The third of four suspects accused in an armed robbery of an Indiana couple in their house in early December has given up his right to a hearing and will face possible trial in Indiana County Court. [Read More]
Vehicles collide Vehicles collide
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A sport utility vehicle driven by Jonathan Costello, of Homer City, and a car driven by Vincente Izquierdo, of Indiana, collided about 12:20 p.m. Thursday at North Ninth and Water streets. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Indiana Borough police are investigating a report that the windshield of a vehicle was smashed sometime in the last 2ᄑ weeks while it was parked in a lot along South Sixth Street between Philadelphia and Church streets. [Read More]
Bride: Fatal shot was an accident
14 hours ago -
NEW BRIGHTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who fatally shot her niece on her wedding day says the handgun went off during an argument outside a bar when she was trying to move it from her new husband’s open glove box. [Read More]
Trial delayed for ex-museum CEO
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WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — The former chief executive officer of the Boal Mansion Museum won’t be tried on child-sex charges until at least June because of new charges that he created child pornography and tried to destroy unspecified evidence on a cellphone. [Read More]
Suspect in theft of unborn baby won't face murder charge Suspect in theft of unborn baby won't face murder charge
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DENVER — Prosecutors say a Colorado woman accused of removing a baby from an expectant mother’s belly will not face murder charges, but they have not explained the decision or disclosed what charges she will face. [Read More]
Lawyer says kidnapping wasn't a hoax; woman talking to police
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VALLEJO, Calif. — Declaring a reported kidnapping wasn’t a hoax, the attorney for California woman who went missing for two days says she has met with police and is cooperating with their investigation. [Read More]
Worker struck by new roller coaster
14 hours ago -
ELYSBURG (AP) — A worker is recovering from a broken hand and staples in his head after being struck by a newly built roller coaster during testing at a Pennsylvania amusement park. [Read More]
Jury recommends life sentence for grandmother; prosecutors turn to stepmother Jury recommends life sentence for grandmother; prosecutors turn to stepmother
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GADSDEN, Ala. — With the grandmother of a girl who was run to death headed to prison for life, authorities are now turning their attention to the stepmother who they say did nothing to help the child. [Read More]
Indiana County area police telephones Indiana County area police telephones
23 hours ago -
Do you know anything about the criminal investigations appearing in the police reports on The Indiana Gazette Online? Area police departments urge you to call with any information that would assist their efforts. Here’s where to reach area police. [Read More]

All Family News

 
Gazette readers' birthdays, March 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
14 hours ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, March 26, 2015: [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Jessica Brown and Michael Mey ENGAGEMENT: Jessica Brown and Michael Mey
2 days ago -
Jessica Brown, daughter of Roger and Bonnie Brown, of Vintondale, and Michael Mey, son of Mike and Diane Mey, of Bethel Park, have announced their engagement. [Read More]
ENGAGEMENT: Brandy Harman and Patrick Roberts ENGAGEMENT: Brandy Harman and Patrick Roberts
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Brandy Harman, daughter of George and Pam Harman, of Donegal, and Patrick Roberts, son of Jack and Cindy Roberts, of Home, announce their engagement. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, March 26 Gazette readers' birthdays, March 26
2 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today ... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
2 days ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, March 25, 2015 [Read More]
91st BIRTHDAY: Harold Cunningham 91st BIRTHDAY: Harold Cunningham
3 days ago -
Harold Cunningham will celebrate his 91st birthday Saturday. He was born in Hastings, the second of eight children. [Read More]
89th BIRTHDAY: Margaret Jerko 89th BIRTHDAY: Margaret Jerko
3 days ago -
Margaret Jerko celebrated her 89th birthday on Tuesday. [Read More]
87th BIRTHDAY: Janet Stoner 87th BIRTHDAY: Janet Stoner
3 days ago -
Janet Stoner will celebrate her 87th birthday today. She was born in Clearfield. [Read More]
STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
3 days ago -
The Indiana Gazette presents this roundup of academic achievements and accomplishments by Indiana County area students. [Read More]

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Co-Pilot in Germanwings crash hid medical condition from employer, prosecutors say Co-Pilot in Germanwings crash hid medical condition from employer, prosecutors say
7 hours ago -
DÜSSELDORF, Germany — Documents show that Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who is believed to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings jet into the French Alps on Tuesday, had a medical condition that he hid from his employer, prosecutors here said Friday. [Read More]
Senate approves budget proposal
13 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early today, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP’s goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. [Read More]
U.S. experts say pilots not vetted well for mental health problems
13 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Despite U.S. and international regulations requiring that airline pilots be screened for mental health problems, little effective, real-world checking takes place, pilots and safety experts say. [Read More]
Two people unaccounted for after apparent New York gas explosion Two people unaccounted for after apparent New York gas explosion
13 hours ago -
NEW YORK — Firefighters today used high-powered water towers to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan’s trendy East Village as authorities reported that two people were still unaccounted for. [Read More]
Senate's Harry Reid to retire Senate's Harry Reid to retire
13 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who’s dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced today he will retire from the institution where he’s served for five terms. [Read More]
U.S. airstrikes on Tikrit prompt boycott from Shiite militias
13 hours ago -
AL RASHID AIR BASE, Iraq — By Day 2 of the U.S. airstrike campaign against militants holed up in Tikrit, the mission appeared beleaguered on several fronts on Thursday. [Read More]
Bride: Fatal shot was an accident
14 hours ago -
NEW BRIGHTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who fatally shot her niece on her wedding day says the handgun went off during an argument outside a bar when she was trying to move it from her new husband’s open glove box. [Read More]
Merger won’t alter Heinz Field name
14 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ football stadium will keep the name Heinz Field despite the company’s planned merger with Kraft Foods Group. [Read More]
Board: Disabled student can use faculty restroom
14 hours ago -
MUNHALL (AP) — A school board in Allegheny County voted unanimously Thursday night to deny a grievance brought by teachers seeking to prevent a special-needs student from using a faculty restroom. [Read More]
Jesse Jackson Jr. at halfway house after leaving prison Jesse Jackson Jr. at halfway house after leaving prison
14 hours ago -
CHICAGO — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived at a Baltimore halfway house late Thursday, hours after leaving an Alabama federal prison where he was serving a sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the editor: We must fight against sexual assault
13 hours 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
2 days ago -
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
3 days 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
3 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
5 days ago -
Want to be entertained and pay practically nothing for it? [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Zealotry a threat to our civilization
6 days ago -
Today there are three forms of zealotry that threaten civilization as we know it: radical Islam, environmentalism and socialism. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Fraud not a problem in food program
6 days ago -
An open letter to Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.: [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Shirey headline overly graphic
1 week ago -
Earlier this year I sent a letter to the Gazette pertaining to its insensitive treatment of Jennifer Rega and urging greater compassion and kindness. [Read More]
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