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Pennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlock

Gov. Tom Wolf warned lawmakers today that Pennsylvania's finances are a ticking time bomb amid a record-long budget gridlock, sending them a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the fiscal year that began back in July.

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Have emails like the News @ Noon, featuring the day's top headlines, sent straight to your email inbox. [Read More]
PURCHASE LINE: School administrators focus on teaching technology skills PURCHASE LINE: School administrators focus on teaching technology skills
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PURCHASE LINE — Administrators in the Purchase Line School District told the school board of directors Monday night they have been working on ways to get elementary students more familiar with technology through STEM education. [Read More]
S&T supports Chevy Chase kitchen renovation S&T supports Chevy Chase kitchen renovation
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S&T Bank recently contributed $7,500 toward the Chevy Chase Community Center Kitchen Project. [Read More]
Research shows MRIs safe, effective Research shows MRIs safe, effective
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PITTSBURGH — The findings of a major study led by cardiovascular imaging specialists at Allegheny General Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, suggest that magnetic resonance imaging is a safe and effective diagnostic procedure for patients with implantable cardiac devices. [Read More]
IRMC, eateries team up for heart health IRMC, eateries team up for heart health
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Indiana Regional Medical Center’s Institute for Healthy Living recognizes the importance of eating healthy and staying active as each year 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. [Read More]
ASK THE O-3 TEAM: Pacifier pros, cons outlined ASK THE O-3 TEAM: Pacifier pros, cons outlined
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Question: Are pacifiers good for babies? We have been debating since my baby shower when we received many as gifts. My husband and I have differences of opinion on the subject. [Read More]
Preschool registration set Preschool registration set
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Homer-Center High School will be conducting the Rainbow Room Pre-School program for children ages 3 and 4 who reside in the district. [Read More]
Pearls of Prevention promotes yearly mammograms Pearls of Prevention promotes yearly mammograms
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Indiana Regional Medical Center and Lorelli’s Jewelry are partnering to increase awareness of breast cancer and to encourage all women 40 years of age and older to have a yearly screening mammogram. [Read More]
Scholarship available Scholarship available
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The Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug & Alcohol Commission has announced the request for application for the 2016 Bernie Smith Memorial Scholarship. [Read More]
Area agencies accept volunteer service Area agencies accept volunteer service
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Did you know volunteer work is real work? Volunteer service can enhance a résumé. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Trojans, Wildcats to play for title HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Trojans, Wildcats to play for title
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Nearly a month after holding off second-place Saltsburg in a back-and-forth game, first-place Homer-Center set up another pivotal matchup with the Trojans, and this time the Heritage Conference boys’ basketball title will be on the line. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: 11 set for District 6 playoffs HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: 11 set for District 6 playoffs
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Homer-Center and Saltsburg are slotted on opposite sides of the bracket in the District 6 Class A boys’ basketball tournament, which begins next week. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Smallmouth bass is a fish for all seasons JEFF KNAPP: Smallmouth bass is a fish for all seasons
11 hours ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The fish strike was surprisingly aggressive given the frigid water temperature. From 40 feet below the surface the fish put up a stubborn fight. Eventually its olive-bronze body showed through the clear water. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Winter woods are busy ZEKE WILSON: Winter woods are busy
11 hours ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Enjoying this past weekend was easy enough, and in my travels it was evident other hunters were out and about as well. [Read More]
Elk mount returns to state Elk mount returns to state
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Killed unlawfully in a 2014 poaching spree, one of the largest bull elk in state history is making its way back to Pennsylvania as part of a traveling display of exceptional bulls to be featured at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Hockey team scores two wins AROUND THE AREA: Hockey team scores two wins
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The Indiana Youth Hockey Association’s Pee Wee Red team won a pair of games over the weekend. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks take control in PSAC West IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks take control in PSAC West
1 day ago - - TONY COCCAGNA
It was Dec. 12, and IUP was playing at Fairmont State (W.Va.) against one of the elite teams in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region. [Read More]
IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks women involved in tight race IUP BASKETBALL: Hawks women involved in tight race
1 day ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
The IUP women’s basketball team clinched a PSAC playoff berth with its win over Edinboro on Saturday, but a tight race is playing out at the top of the conference. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks picked second in softball coaches' poll IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks picked second in softball coaches' poll
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IUP has been picked to finish second in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Central Division preseason softball coaches’ poll. [Read More]
Ryan spreads his wealth of knowledge Ryan spreads his wealth of knowledge
3 days ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
The ball leaves the bat twice as fast as it was pitched, and Michael Ryan’s face lights up in excitement. [Read More]

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One flown to hospital after vehicle overturns One flown to hospital after vehicle overturns
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The driver of an SUV was flown to Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital after his vehicle overturned Monday along Route 119 in East Mahoning Township, according to state police. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus police cited a Philadelphia man they said had been banned from campus but was found in Stephenson Hall on Jan. 29. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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State police said no one was not hurt when a trailer being towed by a log truck rolled onto its side Monday at Route 322 and Evans Street. [Read More]
Inmate accused of stun gun assault Inmate accused of stun gun assault
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BEAVER (AP) — Detectives said a Pennsylvania inmate being hauled off to solitary confinement grabbed a guard’s stun gun and fired, injuring four correctional officers. [Read More]
Report: Man stole police badges Report: Man stole police badges
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IRWIN (AP) — Authorities said a Pennsylvania man stole several police badges while he was being held for questioning in a domestic dispute. [Read More]
Woman seriously injured in wreck Woman seriously injured in wreck
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An Aultman woman suffered serious injuries when her SUV struck a culvert and cement drainage pipe Saturday along Chestnut Ridge Road near Route 422, according to state police. [Read More]
McIntire pleads guilty to indecent assault McIntire pleads guilty to indecent assault
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A Black Lick man accused in 2015 of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman who was later found dead of a prescription drug overdose, entered a guilty plea last week to indecent assault without the consent of the other person. [Read More]
State police arrest Homestead fugitive State police arrest Homestead fugitive
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State police at Indiana said they arrested a Homestead fugitive on Jan. 27 after an anonymous caller tipped them off to his location. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Borough police said someone struck a parked vehicle and fled the scene in the 1100 block of School Street at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. [Read More]
Police role altered in heroin battle Police role altered in heroin battle
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CINCINNATI — Forehead furrowed, a woman drags on a Camel cigarette, admitting she has only vague memories of nearly dying five days earlier. [Read More]

All Family News

 
HONOR ROLL: Calvary Baptist Academy
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The following students have been named to the honor roll for the second-quarter grading period at Calvary Baptist Academy: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 9 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 9
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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, Feb. 8, 2016: [Read More]
HONOR ROLL: Blairsville Middle/High School HONOR ROLL: Blairsville Middle/High School
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The following Blairsville Middle/High School students were named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 8 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 8
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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, Feb. 7 Gazette readers' birthdays, Feb. 7
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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: Katrina Bloom STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Katrina Bloom
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The Apollo Area Lions Club recently named Katrina Bloom as a Student of the Month for February. She is the daughter of Tracie Bloom and Joel Zimmerman, of Apollo, and attends Apollo-Ridge High School. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Karly Taylor STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Karly Taylor
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The Apollo Area Lions Club recently named Karly Louise Taylor as a Student of the Month for February. She is the daughter of Carl and Kristy Taylor, of Apollo, and attends Apollo-Ridge High School. [Read More]
Eagle Scout completes project Eagle Scout completes project
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The Clyde Volunteer Fire Company recently sponsored junior fireman and member Timothy Baker for his Eagle Project. [Read More]

All World News

 
Highlights of Gov. Tom Wolf's second state budget proposal
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Highlights of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's spending plan for the 2016-17 budget year that starts July 1: [Read More]
Text of Gov. Wolf's prepared remarks on 2016-17 budget
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Remarks as prepared for delivery by Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday, outlining his proposal for Pennsylvania's 2016-17 budget: [Read More]
Obama sending $4 trillion budget plan to Congress Obama sending $4 trillion budget plan to Congress
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was to send Congress a $4 trillion budget proposal today, a lame-duck executive’s accounting of national priorities that Republican leaders have branded, sight unseen, dead before arrival. [Read More]
Obama seeks emergency funds to fight Zika
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says “there shouldn’t be a panic on this.” [Read More]
State Senate plans vote on Kane removal State Senate plans vote on Kane removal
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HARRISBURG — The top-ranking Republican in the state Senate said Monday the chamber will vote this week on whether to remove from office Attorney General Kathleen Kane [Read More]
AG Lynch: Clinton probe independent
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch is reaffirming that the FBI’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state is free of outside political influence. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, Sanders look to emerge with wins CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, Sanders look to emerge with wins
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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire’s primary today with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that would lend needed credibility to the unexpected contenders’ pursuit of their parties’ nomination. [Read More]
South Korea says North exploded rocket to confound analysts South Korea says North exploded rocket to confound analysts
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TOKYO — Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea’s navy detected a rain of fragments falling into the sea and then a sooner-than-expected disappearance of the rocket from their radar. [Read More]
Commuter trains collide in Germany, killing at least nine Commuter trains collide in Germany, killing at least nine
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BAD AIBLING, Germany — Two commuter trains crashed head-on this morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cut out of the wreckage and transported across a river for medical care, police said. [Read More]
Inmate accused of stun gun assault Inmate accused of stun gun assault
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BEAVER (AP) — Detectives said a Pennsylvania inmate being hauled off to solitary confinement grabbed a guard’s stun gun and fired, injuring four correctional officers. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Proud of involvement in Indiana Theater Letter to the Editor: Proud of involvement in Indiana Theater
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This is in response to the Jan. 20 story regarding Amplify Church taking over the lease at the Indiana Theater. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Kind deed appreciated Letter to the Editor: Kind deed appreciated
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On Friday, Jan. 29, around 2 p.m. while checking out at Walmart, I dropped a money clip with a significant amount of money attached. It wasn’t until the next day that I noticed the money clip missing. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: It's all about cheap labor Letter to the Editor: It's all about cheap labor
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In response to Dan Majernik’s Jan. 18 letter regarding western Pennsylvania’s work ethic, it is a “lost” legacy. What decade/century are you living in, sir? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Be a fact-checker in GOP race in 9th Letter to the editor: Be a fact-checker in GOP race in 9th
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While our mailboxes are still relatively free of campaign clutter, I have an urgent word of advice to voters in the 9th Congressional District: Check the facts. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Mudslinging vs. facts in GOP race in 9th Letter to the editor: Mudslinging vs. facts in GOP race in 9th
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There have been several letters in your paper recently unfairly attacking Congressman Bill Shuster. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A doctor's sound advice on antibiotic use Letter to the Editor: A doctor's sound advice on antibiotic use
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Recently, I was standing in line at Walmart and overheard the following conversation: “That doctor’s appointment was a waste of time and $25. I feel miserable, and all he did was lecture to me about the evils of prescribing unnecessary antibiotics.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Pies and Petitions to assist election challengers Letter to the Editor: Pies and Petitions to assist election challengers
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Attention, Indiana County Republicans. The best pie bakers in Indiana County have stepped forward to help three candidates get their names on the primary election ballot. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Yes, he did, indeed, do it Letter to the Editor: Yes, he did, indeed, do it
6 days ago -
Last week we were regaled with paeans to the supposed accomplishments of liberal rule and its present chief. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Information ignored in coal waste comments Letter to the Editor: Information ignored in coal waste comments
1 week ago -
In his Friday op-ed column on the merits of burning coal waste (“You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone”), Dennis Simmers ignores that coal waste burning is entirely based on federal and state subsidies. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Who's real conservative in 9th race? Letter to the Editor: Who's real conservative in 9th race?
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“If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.” — Plato [Read More]
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