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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.

Top Story for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Former local boy found dead after ATV accident
1 day ago -
WHITEHALL, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials in western Wisconsin say a missing boy, whose parents reside in Indiana County, has been found dead in a creek near his overturned all-terrain vehicle. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Police: Man tried to lure girl into truck Police: Man tried to lure girl into truck
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CREEKSIDE — A man driving a pickup truck tried to lure a young girl into his vehicle Monday morning on Kettering Road in Washington Township, state police reported. [Read More]
Man tried to rob store, police say
10 hours ago -
SHELOCTA — A man wearing a ski mask and sunglasses made his getaway on a red dirt bike this morning after he tried to rob the BP Fuel Lane convenience store along Route 422, east of Shelocta in Armstrong Township, state police reported. [Read More]
Woman facing assault, other charges
10 hours ago -
APOLLO — A domestic fight left a man in a hospital and a woman in the Westmoreland County jail, facing felony charges, state police reported. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
11 hours ago -
Michael Schrecengost, 62, of Indiana, was charged by state police with driving under the influence and four summary traffic infractions related to a traffic accident at 8:37 p.m. March 18 on Wayne Avenue at Rose Street. [Read More]
Man critical after being shot
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man is in critical condition after being shot in the mouth. [Read More]
Judge weighs 'mental anguish' law opposed by cop-killer Judge weighs 'mental anguish' law opposed by cop-killer
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HARRISBURG — A federal judge peppered lawyers with questions Monday about a Pennsylvania law designed to protect crime victims that is being challenged on free speech grounds, including by a convicted cop-killer. [Read More]
Tsarnaev's lawyers focus on brother's influence Tsarnaev's lawyers focus on brother's influence
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BOSTON — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev started their case by trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack. [Read More]
AP source: U.S. moving toward charging doctor in Menendez case AP source: U.S. moving toward charging doctor in Menendez case
11 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are moving toward charging a Florida eye doctor over his dealings with New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, according to a person familiar with a Justice Department investigation into their relationship. [Read More]
Ex-federal agents charged with stealing digital currency
11 hours ago -
SAN FRANCISCO — Two former federal agents were charged with fraud in the theft of digital currency during an investigation into an online black market known as Silk Road that let users buy and sell drugs and other illegal items, authorities said Monday. [Read More]
Police search for armed prisoner after escape Police search for armed prisoner after escape
11 hours ago -
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — One shot was fired early today as a guard wrestled with a prisoner, who then fled a northern Virginia hospital with a gun setting off an hours-long lockdown and search, police said. [Read More]
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