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National Guard called in to keep the peace in Baltimore

National Guard called in to keep the peace in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — National Guardsmen fanned out across the city, police with riot shields blocked streets, and firefighters doused smoldering blazes Tuesday after looting and arson erupted in Baltimore following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.

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Kids, parents join Fishing Derby
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Kids, parents join Fishing Derby
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The Ed Lucas’ 14th annual Kid’s Fishing Derby was Sunday at Dixon Run in Clymer. [Read More]
Coal Run/McIntyre Fire Department gets grant
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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, under the Department of Homeland Security, has awarded $42,858 in grants to the Coal Run/McIntyre Fire Department for operations and safety. [Read More]
VNA honors volunteers VNA honors volunteers
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The Visiting Nurse Association paid tribute to all of its volunteers at a recognition dinner at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, White Township. [Read More]
Residents donate pillows for kids Residents donate pillows for kids
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Hillsdale Rehabilitation and Nursing residents recently made and donated pillows for pediatric patients who are flown via LifeFlight helicopter from Indiana Regional Medical Center. [Read More]
Family fun day planned Family fun day planned
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MARION CENTER — The Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education will hold its first family fun day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 9 at Marion Center Park, at Routes 119 North and 403 South. [Read More]
THE WEEK IN REVIEW THE WEEK IN REVIEW
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Here is a look at the top stories of local interest published in The Indiana Gazette during the week of April 19-25: [Read More]
Man, 99, recounts service in honor guard Man, 99, recounts service in honor guard
2 days ago - - KAYLA CIOFFO
Several months ago, a White Township resident was confused to read a story that credited the title “oldest living honor guard” from Arlington National Cemetery to a man who was two or three years younger than him. [Read More]
Pets of the Week: Area shelters offer animals for adoption
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Pets of the Week: Area shelters offer animals for adoption
2 days ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Several dogs and cats are available for adoption from the Indiana County Humane Society’s animal shelter at 191 Airport Road, White Township, and from Four Footed Friends along Beck Road, White Township. [Read More]
MS fundraiser participants walk with purpose MS fundraiser participants walk with purpose
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You may have seen a number of groups of people — many dressed in matching shirts — traversing Indiana Borough Saturday. [Read More]
Program salutes graduates Program salutes graduates
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Leadership program graduate Kristin Rombaugh, of S&T Bank, received a plaque from Erick Lauber, Leadership program director. [Read More]

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ZEKE WILSON: Help things sink in
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With the mentored youth trout and turkey days over, it is important to give the same youth a taste of the general population seasons. Despite the benefits of such youth days, the harvest at times can be too easy and the outing brief. [Read More]
SOFTBALL: Risinger, Stingers keep Bobcats at bay SOFTBALL: Risinger, Stingers keep Bobcats at bay
11 minutes ago - - DUSTIN FILLOY
MARION CENTER — In order to keep pace with unbeaten Marion Center in the race for the Heritage Conference softball title, Blairsville needed to beat the Stingers and the conference’s best pitcher. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Uhl earns PSAC honor IUP ROUNDUP: Uhl earns PSAC honor
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For the second time this season, IUP first baseman Ryan Uhl was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division hitter of the week. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Devices help keep things dry, handy
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Regardless of the species you fish for, managing your tackle in a manner that protects it and keeps it organized will do a lot to increase your level of enjoyment. Here are a few tips and observations along this line. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Watters leads IHS to victory
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Ryan Watters scored five goals to lead Indiana to a 16-7 win over Butler in a WPIAL non-section lacrosse game Monday at Andy Kuzneski Field. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Comets' Tomayko hits for cycle
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Emma Tomayko hit for the cycle and drove in five runs to power host Penns Manor to a 13-7 win over Blacklick Valley in a non-conference softball game Monday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Indiana bashes Derry
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Second-place Indiana jumped out to a big lead early for the third straight game, plating 10 runs in the first two innings and routing host Derry, 13-3, in a WPIAL Section 2-AAA baseball game Monday. The game was shortened to six innings due to the mercy rule. [Read More]
IUP SOFTBALL: Hawks split with Mercyhurst IUP SOFTBALL: Hawks split with Mercyhurst
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Hannah Mercer and Stefanie McCoy had four hits apiece to lead IUP in a split with Mercyhurst in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference softball doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Podbielski Field. IUP won the opener, 5-1, but dropped the second game, 9-8, in eight innings. [Read More]
SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL: Tomahawks lose in debut SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL: Tomahawks lose in debut
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For all the work that the Indiana Tomahawks have put in since forming their team in September, they found out on Saturday at Andy Kuzneski Field that they still have some work to do after being blanked 51-0 by the Pennsylvania Jaguars in a non-league game. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Stever sets two meet records HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Stever sets two meet records
2 days ago - - MIRZA ZUKIC
MARION CENTER — Indiana sophomore Jessica Stever entered Saturday’s county meet with one record in her sights. [Read More]

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Pennsylvania official in custody after six-hour SWAT standoff
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McKEES ROCKS — A small-town politician threatened to detonate propane tanks and claimed to have “thousands of rounds” available for a rifle he brandished after an argument with his son turned into a six-hour standoff with a SWAT team, police said Monday. [Read More]
Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in Baltimore Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in Baltimore
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Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police at Indiana today reported that a sex offender registered under Megan’s Law failed to appear in March at the state police station for the required annual verification of his address and other information. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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State police reported that three people were injured at about 6 p.m. Saturday when a passenger van hit three other vehicles near the SouthTowne shopping center off Oakland Avenue. [Read More]
Thousands expected at Baltimore funeral
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BALTIMORE — Thousands were expected today at a funeral for a man who died after sustaining serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police. [Read More]
Quacking duck ringtone helps firefighter rescue ducklings
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SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Quack! Quack! A duck call ringtone helped a Louisiana firefighter rescue six ducklings from a storm drain. [Read More]
20 charged in shoplifting
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CRANBERRY (AP) — Police say they’ve charged 20 people from one western Pennsylvania county in a shoplifting ring that targeted Lowe’s home improvement stores in five counties. [Read More]
Long odds for insanity defense in theater shooting trial
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The key to the death penalty trial of a man who methodically shot at moviegoers at a Batman movie premiere will be what was going on inside his mind as he threw smoke canisters and then marched up and down the aisles, firing at anyone who tried to flee. [Read More]
Details sketchy in fatal Nevada prison brawl
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LAS VEGAS — This much is certain: Two handcuffed inmates at one of Nevada's toughest prisons brawled in a hallway, and one ended up dead from several shotgun blasts. The other was declared guilty of murder, even though he never touched a gun. [Read More]
Mom facing endangerment charges
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a Philadelphia mother locked her four children in the basement for nearly 15 hours without food or a bathroom as punishment. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays: April 28 Gazette readers' birthdays: April 28
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Be sure to wish these Gazette readers a happy birthday when you see them today: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 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
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 26 Gazette readers' birthdays, April 26
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today .... [Read More]
BOY OF THE MONTH: Brian Waryck BOY 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]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Ashley Szul SENIOR 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]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Corinne Taylor SENIOR 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. [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]
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]

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Pennsylvania official in custody after six-hour SWAT standoff
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McKEES ROCKS — A small-town politician threatened to detonate propane tanks and claimed to have “thousands of rounds” available for a rifle he brandished after an argument with his son turned into a six-hour standoff with a SWAT team, police said Monday. [Read More]
Pa. top court reinstates monsignor's landmark conviction Pa. top court reinstates monsignor's landmark conviction
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PHILADELPHIA — The state’s highest court on Monday reinstated the landmark child-endangerment conviction of a Roman Catholic monsignor who was the first U.S. church official ever prosecuted over his handling of sex abuse complaints. [Read More]
Grand jury: Kane was not 'truthful' Grand jury: Kane was not 'truthful'
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HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane engaged in a cover-up and lied about her role in an alleged unlawful leak of information from a 2009 investigation, according to a report by the grand jury that recommended she face criminal charges. [Read More]
Wolf, AG seek UPMC, Highmark arbitration
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf and the state attorney general want the Commonwealth Court to force the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and rival Highmark Inc. into arbitration to settle lingering disputes. [Read More]
TV personality Meadows dies at 95
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LOS ANGELES — Jayne Meadows, the Emmy-nominated actress and TV personality who often teamed with her husband, Steve Allen, has died. She was 95. [Read More]
Senator: Funds needed to combat guns
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The federal government should send more money to help a small northeastern Pennsylvania city battling a rash of gun violence, a senator said Monday. [Read More]
Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in Baltimore Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in Baltimore
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Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. [Read More]
State Department: Four Americans dead in Nepal quick, two identified State Department: Four Americans dead in Nepal quick, two identified
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says at least four Americans have died in Nepal's earthquake. [Read More]
Earthquake relief effort overwhelmed Earthquake relief effort overwhelmed
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KATHMANDU, Nepal — Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal’s earthquake-hit capital was short on everything today as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families’ needs. [Read More]
Aid organizations face daunting challenges
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LONDON — International aid agencies and governments mobilized Sunday to respond to the devastating earthquake in Nepal, saying they faced challenges in getting assistance to the country and distributing it amid the widespread devastation there. [Read More]

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Political letters deadline set
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Tuesday, May 5 , at 5 p.m. is the deadline to submit letters related to the May 19 primary election. [Read More]
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
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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
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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]
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