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Police, Emergency, and Courts

Read police and emergency services reports here on The Indiana Gazette Online. Find daily police blotters, accident reports, and roundups of emergencies handled by Indiana County area fire departments. Follow the cases through the legal system from the district court dockets through the sentencing reports from Indiana County Common Pleas Court.

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Slaying suspect waives hearing Slaying suspect waives hearing
4 hours ago -
A Marion Center area man waived a preliminary hearing on charges that he shot his friend to death on Memorial Day weekend, and will remain in jail while attorneys try to craft a plea deal that would avoid a jury trial in Indiana County Court. [Read More]
Man faces charges of child porn distribution
12 hours ago -
CLYMER — A northern Indiana County man will face possible trial on charges that he offered child-pornography photos for distribution on the Internet. [Read More]
Emergency responders called for boaters
12 hours ago -
AVONMORE — Emergency responders from Indiana, Armstrong and Westmoreland counties were dispatched to the Avonmore Bridge area about midnight when it was reported that a group of four people had not been seen since they went boating on the Kiskiminetas River late Tuesday afternoon, officials said. [Read More]
12 hours ago -
James Catalano, of Rossiter, told state police he discovered construction waste that had been dumped onto his property along Union Hill Road between 9 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday. [Read More]
12 hours ago -
A motorcycle driven by Levi Hanna, of Punxsutawney, traveled off Route 119 at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday and slid more than 50 feet before coming to rest on the berm of the highway, state police reported. [Read More]
Paterno's son sues PSU, citing unfair dismissal Paterno's son sues PSU, citing unfair dismissal
12 hours ago -
STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. [Read More]
Judge gives murderer additional prison time
12 hours ago -
WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A convicted murderer accused of having persuaded a woman to bring two girls to visit him in a northeastern Pennsylvania prison so he could molest them has been sentenced to additional prison time and fined. [Read More]
Man convicted in ‘leftover’ marijuana trial
12 hours ago -
RIDGWAY (AP) — An Elk County man has been convicted of possessing 5 pounds of marijuana and at least 10 live marijuana plants that he claimed were merely “leftovers” from a police raid on his home two years earlier. [Read More]
School strike looms in Scranton
12 hours ago -
SCRANTON (AP) — Teachers at one of Pennsylvania’s 25 biggest school districts could strike on the first day of school. [Read More]
Officials identify men killed by freight train
12 hours ago -
EMMAUS (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two men killed when they were struck by a freight train while crossing railroad tracks in Lehigh County. [Read More]
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