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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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Police charge son as suspect in murder Police charge son as suspect in murder
1 week ago - - RANDY WELLS
A respected retired Indiana University of Pennsylvania geography professor died early Friday morning after being assaulted in her Indiana home, and her son was arrested in the afternoon and charged with her murder. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana. [Read More]
Fire destroys Beyer home
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BEYER — Firefighters from three departments had to contend with extremely cold temperatures early Friday morning while battling a stubborn fire that destroyed a two-story vacant home at the intersection of Routes 85 and 954 in Beyer. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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State police at Indiana charged Joel Phoebus, 27, of West Lebanon, with aggravated assault. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
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Jeffrey Snider, 33, of Saltsburg, was not hurt in a one-vehicle crash at 5:23 p.m. Friday on Route 981. [Read More]
Ex-hospice executive indicted for fraud
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PITTSBURGH — The former head of a Pittsburgh-area hospice used patients who weren’t terminally ill to collect millions of dollars in false Medicare and Medicaid billings, according to a federal indictment. [Read More]
Two jailed, one sought in fatal overdoses
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GREENSBURG (AP) — Authorities have arrested two people and are looking for a third in connection with several fentanyl-laced heroin overdoses that killed 22 people in western Pennsylvania last year. [Read More]
Woman who had dog euthanized sent to jail
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who stole her cancer-stricken neighbor’s dog and paid to have it euthanized was sentenced Friday to three to six months in jail. [Read More]
Priest on leave over allegations
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HOLLIDAYSBURG (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in western Pennsylvania has been placed on leave due to sexual misconduct allegations dating back more than three decades. [Read More]
Son accused of attacking father with antlers
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MONONGAHELA (AP) — Police said a Pennsylvania man who was angry that his disabled father wouldn’t get out of bed attacked him with a set of mounted antlers. [Read More]
Gunman kills seven, self in Missouri
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TYRONE, Mo. — Residents in a remote area of southern Missouri are trying to come to grips with what could cause a man to kill seven people, including four of his own relatives, in a nighttime shooting spree that spanned four homes. [Read More]
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