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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

POLICE LOG
22 minutes ago -
Indiana Borough police cited Nicolas Carson, 18, of Vandergrift, and a male juvenile from Apollo, with summary counts of disorderly conduct and underage drinking after officers found them fighting each other at 2:29 a.m. Feb. 15 in the 400 block of South Fisher Avenue. [Read More]
Appeals court rejects venue change for Tsarnaev
43 minutes ago -
BOSTON — A divided federal appeals court has rejected a motion by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused in the Boston Marathon bombing, to move his trial out of the city, paving the way for opening statements in the case to begin Wednesday. [Read More]
15 tons of pot seized on border
48 minutes ago -
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal authorities have seized more than 15 tons of marijuana in a near-record bust at a border crossing in Southern California. [Read More]
INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
15 hours ago -
The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana. [Read More]
Fire destroys Beyer home
15 hours ago -
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
15 hours ago -
State police at Indiana charged Joel Phoebus, 27, of West Lebanon, with aggravated assault. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
15 hours ago -
Jeffrey Snider, 33, of Saltsburg, was not hurt in a one-vehicle crash at 5:23 p.m. Friday on Route 981. [Read More]
Two jailed, one sought in fatal overdoses
16 hours ago -
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]
Priest on leave over allegations
16 hours ago -
HOLLIDAYSBURG (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in Blair County 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
16 hours ago -
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]
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