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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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Three charged in double homicide Three charged in double homicide
3 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Three suspects have been arrested in the shooting deaths of two men during an argument police said stemmed from a drug deal late Tuesday in the Essex House Apartments complex near the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. [Read More]

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Doctor finds ex-wrestler mentally incompetent Doctor finds ex-wrestler mentally incompetent
2 weeks ago -
Professional wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka suffered so many blows to the head during his long career that he now suffers from dementia and is mentally incompetent to stand trial in the death of his girlfriend more than three decades ago, a psychologist testified Friday. [Read More]
Police: Teen pedestrian killed by vehicle Police: Teen pedestrian killed by vehicle
2 weeks ago -
PINE TOWNSHIP — A 16-year-old boy was killed by a vehicle early today while he walked along Mount Zion Road, state police reported. [Read More]
Firefighters battling blaze near Blue Spruce Park Firefighters battling blaze near Blue Spruce Park
3 weeks ago -
Volunteer fire fighters responded at just before 2 p.m. to a structure fire on Lingenfelter Road in Rayne Township. Creekside, Marion Center and Indiana fire departments are on the scene, as well as the Indiana County Rapid Intervention Team. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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A vehicle driven by Jeremy Murphy, 28, of Indiana, hit another vehicle in the Sheetz parking lot at 380 Philadelphia St. at 8:27 p.m. on March 11. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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David Lansberry, 48, of Marion Center, was not hurt in a one-vehicle crash at 11:11 p.m. Wednesday on Dixonville Road at Deckers Point Road. [Read More]
Man convicted of killing woman after escaping jail Man convicted of killing woman after escaping jail
3 weeks ago -
KITTANNING (AP) — A man accused of escaping from the Armstrong County jail last summer and killing an acquaintance who lived nearby has been convicted of murder. [Read More]
Teacher accused of assaulting child Teacher accused of assaulting child
3 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh teacher has been ordered to stand trial on charges she pinned a 7-year-old kindergartner to the floor with a chair after intervening in a student squabble. [Read More]
Former Sandusky lawyer pleads guilty
3 weeks ago -
CARLISLE (AP) — An attorney who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his sex abuse trial has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $750,000 from clients. [Read More]
Man apologizes for shooting mother of intended target Man apologizes for shooting mother of intended target
3 weeks ago -
WINDBER (AP) — A Pennsylvania man charged with attempted homicide and other crimes has apologized for mistakenly shooting the mother of his intended target and said in court testimony that his girlfriend had hired him to kill her ex-boyfriend. [Read More]
Judge hospitalized instead of surrendering in case Judge hospitalized instead of surrendering in case
3 weeks ago -
WYOMISSING (AP) — A judge in Pennsylvania stole more than $113,000 from his office and the volunteer fire company where he served as treasurer, the attorney general said Thursday. [Read More]
Man's family, lawyer praise charges against ex-officer Man's family, lawyer praise charges against ex-officer
3 weeks ago -
CHARLESTON, S.C. — As federal charges were filed against a white former South Carolina police officer who already faced a state murder charge in the shooting death of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott, Scott’s lawyer and family praised the federal prosecutors for pressing the case. [Read More]
Police: Man hit boy with whiffle ball bat
3 weeks ago -
NEMACOLIN (AP) — Police said a Pennsylvania man hit his girlfriend’s 11-year-old son with a whiffle ball bat but told authorities he only did it because the boy “hit him first.” [Read More]
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