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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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One arrested, another at large in abduction of IUP student One arrested, another at large in abduction of IUP student
2 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Authorities said this morning that an Indiana University of Pennsylvania student was kidnapped last week from an off-campus apartment by two acquaintances and was driven to Erie, where one of his abductors was captured while the other remains at large. [Read More]

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Family wants man's body exhumed Family wants man's body exhumed
11 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
The mother of an Armagh-area man who died in December has challenged the ruling by the Indiana County coroner that her son died by suicide. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
11 hours ago -
Indiana University of Pennsylvania police said they observed an intoxicated female being dragged along the sidewalk of the 400 block of Pratt Drive by two other people at 2:04 a.m. Thursday. [Read More]
Fire around chimney causes $40K in damages Fire around chimney causes $40K in damages
11 hours ago -
Damage is estimated at $40,000 in an early-morning fire Thursday at a three-story house along Hazley Lane in White Township. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
11 hours ago -
One person was hurt in a two-vehicle crash at 7:56 p.m. Tuesday on Mulligan Hill Road south of Hood Road. [Read More]
Police: Man held girl as collateral
11 hours ago -
BROWNSVILLE (AP) — Police said a Pennsylvania man kept a 15-year-old girl in shackles as collateral for a loan to her father. [Read More]
Cleveland mayor apologizes for billing family of Tamir Rice Cleveland mayor apologizes for billing family of Tamir Rice
12 hours ago -
CLEVELAND — The mayor of Cleveland apologized Thursday to the family of Tamir Rice, a black 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer, for the city having sent the administrator of the boy's estate a “decedent's last dying expense” claim of $500 for ambulance services. [Read More]
Judge: Cosby's wife must give deposition Judge: Cosby's wife must give deposition
12 hours ago -
BOSTON — A federal judge in Massachusetts ruled Thursday that Bill Cosby’s wife must give a deposition in a defamation lawsuit against the comedian, but said she can refuse to answer questions about private marital conversations. [Read More]
Child porn offender faces new charges
12 hours ago -
GLENWILLARD (AP) — Authorities said a Pennsylvania man violated his probation for possessing child pornography by running a business that produced videos of youth sporting events. [Read More]
Lawyer: Street defended herself
12 hours ago -
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawyer for Olympic gold-medalist skier Picabo Street said she was defending herself during a December fight with her father and will demand a jury trial on domestic violence and assault charges. [Read More]
Girl pleads guilty to plotting mom's death Girl pleads guilty to plotting mom's death
12 hours ago -
ALLENTOWN (AP) — A 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl accused of plotting with her soldier boyfriend to kill her mother pleaded guilty Thursday in a deal with prosecutors. [Read More]
Death of officer, second killed in line of duty, shakes Fargo Death of officer, second killed in line of duty, shakes Fargo
14 hours ago -
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The death of a Fargo police officer in the line of duty has shaken the city, North Dakota's largest. [Read More]
Missing Knox Dale woman found dead Missing Knox Dale woman found dead
1 day ago -
State police at Punxsutawney are investigating the death of a Knox Dale woman who had been missing since Monday. [Read More]
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