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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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Two men jailed on drug charges, third held on parole warrant Two men jailed on drug charges, third held on parole warrant
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Three men were jailed last week after state police found drugs in a vehicle during a traffic stop near Indiana, troopers announced today. [Read More]

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Jury clears man of second rape allegation Jury clears man of second rape allegation
17 hours ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
For the second time in five months, a former Indiana University of Pennsylvania student has been exonerated of rape charges following a trial in Indiana County Common Pleas Court. [Read More]
BLAIRSVILLE DISTRICT COURT DOCKET BLAIRSVILLE DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
17 hours ago -
The following defendants were named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Jennifer Rega, of Blairsville. [Read More]
Man waives right to hearing in porn case Man waives right to hearing in porn case
17 hours ago -
A Punxsutawney man accused of possessing child pornography and sex-related crimes waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday, sending over a thousand charges to the court of common pleas. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
17 hours ago -
A commercial tree trimming company reported the theft of more than $12,000 of equipment from several trucks parked on Geesey Road. [Read More]
BLCE announces continuation of hotline BLCE announces continuation of hotline
18 hours ago -
The Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement and Pennsylvanians Against Underage Drinking announced they will continue their hotline for reporting underage drinking. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
18 hours ago -
A sport utility vehicle driven by Peter Barbus Jr., of New Florence, hit a deer at 10:26 p.m. Thursday on Power Plant Road near Hutchison Hollow Road, state police reported. [Read More]
Man sentenced in vampire role-playing, teen sex case Man sentenced in vampire role-playing, teen sex case
18 hours ago -
GREENSBURG (AP) — A Westmoreland County man who had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl as part of a vampire role-playing game in which he also drank her blood must spend 10 years on probation, the first two of which he’ll also be confined to his home. [Read More]
Police: Wife stabs husband for drinking her beer Police: Wife stabs husband for drinking her beer
18 hours ago -
UNIONTOWN (AP) — Police have charged a Pennsylvania woman with stabbing her husband with scissors because he drank one of her beers while she slept. [Read More]
Ex-prison warden stole from social club
18 hours ago -
MEADVILLE (AP) — The former warden of a prison in northwestern Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty under a plea agreement to stealing $133,000 from a social club while he was the group’s administrator. [Read More]
Police dog killed on duty earns award Police dog killed on duty earns award
18 hours ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh police dog that was stabbed to death in January is being honored by the American Kennel Club. [Read More]
AG tells staff he's reviewing report on offensive emails
18 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s attorney general told employees Thursday that an outside review of offensive or objectionable emails is now in his hands, and he’s conferring with senior advisers about what to do with it. [Read More]
Three accused of killing turtle with firecrackers
18 hours ago -
MANHEIM (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania said two men and a 17-year-old boy are facing charges after they exploded two M-80 firecrackers on a turtle, killing the reptile. [Read More]
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