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Heather Blake is the wire editor and an assistant web editor for The Indiana Gazette. She covers courts, Saltsburg and Homer City borough councils and Penns Manor and United school districts, in addition to writing feature articles. She can be reached at


SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Kaitlyn Deptola
124 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
The Homer City Kiwanis Club has announced Kaitlyn Deptola as the Homer-Center High School Senior of the Month for April 2013. Kaitlyn is the daughter of Tom and Marcia Deptola, of Homer City. She is the Senior Class Secretary, Senior High Chorus Secretary, Teens Against All Drugs [Read More]
Judge rejects plea in killing
124 weeks ago - Associated Press
BUTLER (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge has rejected a request from a New Jersey man to withdraw his plea in the 2011 killing of his parents. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Kayleigh Jenkins
124 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Apollo-Ridge High School has announced Kayleigh Jenkins as the Apollo Area Lions Club Student of the Month for April. Kayleigh is the daughter of Mark and Heather Townsend, of Apollo. She is involved in plays, musicals, Cheerleading, is the LEO Club President, is in Students Against [Read More]
Students waive riot hearings
124 weeks ago - Associated Press
Eight of 12 students arrested and charged with rioting at a Penn State satellite campus apartment building have waived preliminary hearings in hopes of having rioting charges dismissed in favor of a probation-without-verdict program that will enable their records to be expunged. [Read More]
124 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Megan Geiger has been named the Apollo Area Lions Club Student of the Month for April. Megan is the daughter of Kathy Geiger, of Avonmore, and the late Brian Geiger. She is a Varsity Softball captain, and is in the Drama Club and the Art Window Painting Club. She has been on High Honor [Read More]
Pennsylvania declines tobacco offer
124 weeks ago - Associated Press
HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office said it’s declining a settlement offer by tobacco companies in favor of waiting for an arbitration panel’s decision that will help determine how much the companies owe the state. [Read More]
Teen pleads not guilty in slaying
124 weeks ago - Associated Press
A Colorado teen pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and kidnapping in the kidnap-slaying and dismemberment of a 10-year-old girl that panicked Denver-area residents last fall — despite police testimony that the youth had confessed to the crime. [Read More]
Liberal group tied to secret tape
124 weeks ago - Associated Press
A liberal political fundraising group in Kentucky is being tied to a secret recording of a campaign meeting held by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in which his aides disparaged actress Ashley Judd. [Read More]
124 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Area anglers were out in force this morning for the opening day of trout season. These fishermen were casting their lines along Two Lick Creek off Route 954. (James J. Nestor/Gazette) [Read More]
Mubarak retrial halted by judge
124 weeks ago - Associated Press
An upbeat and alert-looking Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into a Cairo courtroom today for his retrial for alleged complicity in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 revolt that ousted him, but the session quickly ended when the judge recused himself. [Read More]
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