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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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Suspect withdraws guilty plea Suspect withdraws guilty plea
4 weeks ago -
An expected sentencing in Indiana County court in a murder solicitation case was averted Monday when the defendant at the last minute withdrew his guilty plea. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

'I ain't fit to live': Police say Mississippi gunman kills 8 'I ain't fit to live': Police say Mississippi gunman kills 8
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BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife and her family over his children was arrested Sunday in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff's deputy. [Read More]
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Someone broke several windows in the Lord Jesus Christ Assembly Church, 916 Oakland Ave., early Saturday morning, according to Indiana police. [Read More]
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India D. McMiller, 26, of Indiana, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana following a traffic stop Wednesday in the 200 block of South 10th Street, according to borough police. [Read More]
Ex-Pittsburgh cop convicted in civil rights trial Ex-Pittsburgh cop convicted in civil rights trial
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PITTSBURGH — A fired Pittsburgh police sergeant was convicted Friday of violating the civil rights of drunken teenager he beat at a high school football game. [Read More]
Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in 1980s Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in 1980s
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DALLAS — A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time. [Read More]
Police: Man hurling racial slurs kills two Police: Man hurling racial slurs kills two
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two people died Friday and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said. [Read More]
South Carolina man pleads guilty to murdering seven South Carolina man pleads guilty to murdering seven
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A prosecutor wanted to send a man who killed seven people in South Carolina to death row, but the state’s lack of execution drugs and the desire of victims’ relatives to never see him again led authorities to accept a deal for life in prison without parole for the serial killer. [Read More]
Federal judge tosses life sentences for D.C. sniper Malvo Federal judge tosses life sentences for D.C. sniper Malvo
2 days ago -
WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Virginia ruled Friday that a man who terrorized this region 15 years ago as the “Beltway Sniper” must be resentenced, because the life sentences imposed when he was a teenager are unconstitutional. [Read More]
Motorist injured in crash Motorist injured in crash
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Firefighters, police and paramedics face many risks and hazards when they respond to emergencies. [Read More]
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Indiana Borough police cited Jessica Beatty, 26, of Indiana, with two counts of harassment in summary charges filed Thursday in Indiana District Court. [Read More]
Police put crack cocaine in ‘lost, found’ Police put crack cocaine in ‘lost, found’
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WILKES-BARRE (AP) — Police in northeastern Pennsylvania said they have put about $1,600 worth of crack cocaine in their “lost and found box” in hopes of reuniting the drug with its rightful owner. [Read More]
Man pleads guilty to choking mom Man pleads guilty to choking mom
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BATH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to choking his mother to the point of unconsciousness for changing the TV channel. [Read More]
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