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Fundraising under way for Indiana County newborn struck by stray bullet

By Stacey Federoff
Kalyn Iverson said she was shocked to learn her nephew was struck in the eye by a hunter’s bullet just a few days after he was born and wanted to help from her home in  New Jersey. “Tears just started …

Indiana County man gets life sentence for murder

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana County man was sentenced to life in prison without the chance for parole Monday for killing a 46-year-old man on a walking trail in Clymer in 2013. Judge Thomas Bianco sentenced Gregory “Sam” Patterson of Glen Campbell to …

Corbett announces funding for programs for at-risk students

By Megan Harris
Gov. Tom Corbett announced $23.1 million in state funding for social and artistic activities in high-poverty, low-performing schools on Monday, including nine in Western Pennsylvania. Among the 64 winners were the Boys and Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Consortium …

Hunter’s role to get scrutiny in shooting of Indiana County infant

By Kari Andren
Investigators will meet this week to determine if action should be taken against an unnamed hunter whose bullet pierced the skull of an infant as he was being cradled in his father’s arms in their Indiana County home, District Attorney …

Indiana County DA: Hunter’s bullet penetrated infant’s skull

By Jacob Tierney
The infant boy who was accidentally shot by hunters near Saltsburg on Thursday is more seriously injured than authorities first thought, according to Indiana County District Attorney Pat Dougherty. “It was originally reported that the bullet had grazed the child’s …

Baby grazed by stray bullet in Indiana County

By Tribune-Review
A stray bullet grazed the head of a 5-day-old infant Thursday in Young Township, authorities in Indiana County said. The shooting occurred at about 7 p.m. near a farm on Elders Ridge Road, according to Indiana County District Attorney Pat …

Kindergarten position added at Blairsville Elementary School

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville-Saltsburg School Board has agreed to add a fourth kindergarten teacher at Blairsville Elementary School in response to an increase in enrollment at the school. According to district business manager Eric Kocsis, 66 Blairsville area students originally were expected to …

Burrell Township supervisors hear road complaints

By Gina Delfavero
In a brief regular meeting Sept. 17, Burrell Township supervisors heard concerns from resident Tammy Shields about road repairs and driver safety. Marshall Heights and Lyda roads are in need of improvement, with the edges of the pavement beginning to …

Grant will help Burrell Township Library upgrade computers

By Gina Delfavero
The Burrell Township Library will soon have an updated catalogue system that will make it easier for library patrons to find the books they want to read. Thanks to a $2,500 grant from the United Way of Indiana County, the …

Challenger Learning Center gets $500K boost from state

By Jeff Himler
Plans are coming together for a new Indiana County learning center that could help students set a career course for science, technology and engineering fields. …

Trail connection among priorities as state officials view Blairsville projects

By Jeff Himler
Connecting local recreational trails, developing new housing and recruiting a downtown grocer were among community projects Blairsville officials highlighted for a delegation from Harrisburg that …

Homer-Center School District adds aides to support union contract

By Jeff Himler
A group of 23 aides at Homer-Center School District has become party to a contract between the district and the 35-member Homer-Center Education Support Professionals …

Money stolen from senior living facility residents

By Tribune-Review
State police reported money was stolen from the rooms of five residents at St. Andrew’s Village, a senior living facility in White Township, sometime between Sept. 4-15. Four women and one man reported unspecified amounts of money missing from their …

Indiana County mother gets jail term for toddler’s drowning

By Renatta Signorini
Tonya Thomas grabbed two tissues before she stood before an Indiana County judge on Monday morning to hear her punishment. The 27-year-old mother wiped away tears as she expressed grief over her son’s drowning in February 2013 to Judge William …

York man, 21, accused of assaulting Indiana Borough police officer

By Tribune-Review
A 21-year-old man was released on $10,000 unsecured bond Sunday morning after allegedly hitting an Indiana Borough police officer in the face. Police were called to a South 14th Street home just before midnight Saturday for a report of a …

Indiana Regional Medical Center marks centennial with book, campus addition

By Gina Delfavero
Indiana Regional Medical Center is staying true to its motto: “Honoring Our Past, Embracing Our Future.” While a $55 million centennial project is adding about …

Indiana County Humane Society ready to open new, roomier shelter

By Debbie Black
About 185 cats and dogs waiting for adoption have been relocated to a more spacious and healthier home as the Indiana County Humane Society prepares …

Brush Valley club members promote interest in antique tractors

By Pamela Sagely
An intermittent morning rain marked the start of the Brush Valley Antique Iron and Power Club’s first annual show at Brush Valley Park. But club …

Police, firefighters locate missing Homer City boy

By Tribune-Review
A search for a missing 9-year-old autistic boy in Homer City on Friday morning ended when he was found in his home. Multiple fire departments and police responded to the home at about 9 a.m. to help in the search. …

United OKs bond issue, bills for high school renovation

By Jeff Himler
United School Board at its most recent meeting approved more than $13,000 in bills for ongoing renovations at the district’s high school as well as financing to help pay for the work. Construction is under way to create a new, …

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