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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

15 hours ago -
Indiana Borough police reported Xavier Bennett, 19, of Butler, Butler County, was lodged at Indiana County Jail after police responded to a report of a disturbance inside Giant Eagle Express, 435 S. Seventh St., at 2:57 a.m. today. [Read More]
Trooper laid to rest as police search woods Trooper laid to rest as police search woods
16 hours ago -
SCRANTON — Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer — a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland. [Read More]
Chase suspect critical after being shot
16 hours ago -
MONROEVILLE (AP) — A man was in critical condition after he allegedly fired at four officers who then returned fire after a 30-mile police chase through several western Pennsylvania communities. No officers were wounded. [Read More]
Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life
16 hours ago -
SUNBURY — A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their “permanent removal” from society is appropriate. [Read More]
Man wanted girl, 5, for sex, AG says
16 hours ago -
BUTLER (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he was trying to meet a 5-year-old girl for sex. [Read More]
Official: Child with lighter started fire
16 hours ago -
ALTOONA (AP) — Authorities in central Pennsylvania said a child playing with a cigarette lighter apparently started a blaze that sent seven people to the hospital, including three firefighters. [Read More]
Lonely man called 911, police say
16 hours ago -
HARRISON CITY (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been charged with making three 911 calls to report bogus emergencies simply because he was lonely and wanted paramedics to show up. [Read More]
Man accused in parking lot dare
16 hours ago -
BUTLER (AP) — Police said a Pennsylvania man caused more than $14,000 damage to several other vehicles when he took a dare to do a “doughnut” with his pickup truck in a bar parking lot. [Read More]
Convicted Florida felon kills daughter, 6 grandchildren Convicted Florida felon kills daughter, 6 grandchildren
16 hours ago -
BELL, Fla. — A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past. [Read More]
New York couple faces federal charges
16 hours ago -
ALBANY, N.Y. — The couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters in northern New York were charged Thursday in federal court with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography. [Read More]
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