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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.

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Five guards settle lawsuits over prison abuse claims
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Five guards from the state prison in Pittsburgh who were disciplined over allegations they hazed or abused inmates — particularly those serving child-sex sentences — have settled lawsuits against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for a total of $132,500. [Read More]
Expert: Chokehold caused NYC man's death
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NEW YORK — An expert forensic pathologist hired by the family of a New York City man whose death in a police chokehold this summer was ruled a homicide said Friday he agreed with the findings of the city’s medical examiner after reviewing the man’s organs, slides and the final autopsy report. [Read More]
Three found guilty in salmonella trial Three found guilty in salmonella trial
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ALBANY, Ga. — More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning ... [Read More]
Man charged in death
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UPPER DARBY (AP) — The former boyfriend of a woman found strangled in her southeastern Pennsylvania home, who authorities said was arrested in Florida while driving a car used by the victim, has been charged with murder in her death. [Read More]
Former Connecticut governor convicted Former Connecticut governor convicted
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HARTFORD, Conn. — Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns. [Read More]
Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woods Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woods
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CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities hunkered down early Saturday in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents, raising hopes they had him cornered a week after the ambush outside a rural police barracks. [Read More]
Intruder gets in White House Intruder gets in White House
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WASHINGTON — The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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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
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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
2 weeks 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]
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