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IUP students study by day, man fire station at night

By Mary Pickels
When a call comes in to the Indiana Fire Association’s White Township substation after midnight, four firefighters spring from their second-floor beds, slide down a pole into the truck bay, grab their gear and head out. Students at Indiana University …

Indiana County man sentenced for killing toddler

By Renatta Signorini
Devon Bailey drives past his 22-month-old son’s grave twice a day. “I can’t do nothing but look,” Bailey said. Juan Raul Campbell apologized to Bailey on Friday for the May 17 suffocation death of Malachi Patterson. Campbell was sentenced by …

Beautification, park projects proposed at Blairsville roundtable meeting

By Jeff Himler
Proposals for beautifying various areas of downtown Blairsville, for expanding amenities at its community center park and for building on the tourism potential of the town’s Riverside Trail were among ideas that emerged during a recent community roundtable meeting. About …

Indiana County road, bridge projects get enhancement boost

By Jeff Himler
PennDOT is on track to undertake $15.4 million in highway and bridge improvement projects in Indiana County this year, with about 40 percent of the total cost covered by the state’s new Act 89 Transportation Enhancement Funding Program. Because of …

Panel at Saltsburg gathering warns parents about dangers of drugs

By Gina Delfavero
A panel of law enforcement and drug and alcohol specialists gathered April 1 in the Saltsburg Middle/High School auditorium with a message for parents: Drugs are …

Saltsburg council eyes funding for recreational improvements

By Gina Delfavero
Saltsburg Borough Council has been made aware of several funding sources that could be used for various improvements around the community. The borough received word from the Indiana County Commissioners and the county Office of Planning and Development that solicitations …

Extortion trial set for Saltsburg man accused of killing gun shop owner

By Jeff Himler
A Saltsburg man will go on trial for allegedly extorting at least $146,000 in raffle ticket winnings from a Tunnelton gun shop owner he is …

Furniture stolen from IUP’s African-American Cultural Center

By Tribune-Review
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Police are investigating the theft of several pieces of furniture from the African-American Cultural Center in Delaney Hall. A gold and tan sofa, a cherry table and an oak end table were taken from the center …

Local robotics clubs gain experience through FIRST competition

By Gina Delfavero
Two local teams have returned from the annual FIRST Robotics Competition held last weekend, and though neither team ranked very high, they came away charged …

Saltsburg could get economic boost through Trail Town Program

By Gina Delfavero
Saltsburg will soon gain a new resource to help capitalize on its distinction as a trail town. The Progress Fund, a Greensburg-based nonprofit community development financial institution, has expressed interest in adding both Saltsburg and Ebensburg to its Trail Town …

Indiana County Airport Authority to clear trees, pursue interim $1.6 M loan

By Greg Reinbold
In a move that will help the Indiana County Airport reopen a runway for nighttime landings, county commissioners at their March 26 meeting approved a contract between the airport and Babyak Forestry Services of Indiana, to identify trees on airport …

Blairsville-Saltsburg fills vacant school board seat, retains early Friday dismissals

By Jeff Himler
Blairsville-Saltsburg school directors filled a vacant school board seat Wednesday by appointing Blairsville-area resident Richard Serafin, a volunteer volleyball coach for the district and an official with the company that provides transportation for its students. Serafin, who was approved by …

Homer City proposes ordinances for unsafe buildings, nuisances

By Jeff Himler
Homer City Council is considering enacting a handful of new ordinances that would address an array of issues in the borough ranging from overgrown grass and unregistered vehicles to animal nuisances and buildings that are deemed to be in dangerous …

Tractor Supply signs store lease in Blairsville

By Jeff Himler
Owners of the former BiLo supermarket building in Blairsville have sealed a deal for the Tractor Supply ranch and farm retail chain to establish a location in a portion of the vacant structure. Indiana County-based Strategic Real Estate Properties on …

Pursuit, traffic stop in Indiana County land pair in jail on drug counts

By Stacey Federoff
An Indiana County man tried to stuff bags of heroin in his mouth as he fought with police during a traffic stop on Tuesday, officers said. William Shontay Johnson, 29, of Coral was driving on Philadelphia Street in Indiana when …

Man who shot at White House sentenced to 25 years

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to firing an assault rifle at the White House in 2011, striking the executive mansion more than half a dozen times, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison. Prosecutors initially charged …

White Township woman opts to fight charges in son’s drowning death

By Renatta Signorini
An Indiana County woman who agreed to plead guilty earlier this year in the death of her 13-month-old son has withdrawn that plea and will stand trial in the case. “You’re now asserting your innocence in that case?” Judge Thomas …

Pa. examines Indiana County officials’ handling of out-of-control St. Patrick’s Day parties

By Renatta Signorini
It will take at least a few months for the state to examine the response of Indiana officials to wild St. Patrick’s Day parties in the borough earlier this month that resulted in criminal charges and numerous citations. Ruth Miller, …

Saltsburg man pleads not guilty in murder of gun shop owner

By Paul Peirce
A Saltsburg man awaiting trial in  Indiana County for the New Year’s Eve slaying of a gun shop owner formally pleaded not guilty to murder, arson and assault charges on Friday and asked for a jury trial. Jack O. Edmundson …

Indiana road rage defendant will stand trial

By Paul Peirce
A 20-year-old Indiana University of Pennsylvania student testified on Thursday that he was attacked and shot by a Center Township man who became angered in a road-rage incident on Jan. 30 just outside Indiana. Hayden Warmke testified before District Judge …

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