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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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Defense wants to drop murder charge Defense wants to drop murder charge
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GREENSBURG (AP) — A defense attorney wants a judge to dismiss a first-degree murder charge against a western Pennsylvania man who fatally shot a police officer responding to a domestic dispute. [Read More]

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Local police release statistics Local police release statistics
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State troopers at the Indiana barracks reported their activity numbers for the month of September. [Read More]
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One motorist was hurt in a rear-end collision at 6:15 a.m. today on Route 422 West near the Sixth Street exit. [Read More]
Attorney charged in gambling investigation
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GIBSONIA (AP) — A Pittsburgh attorney has been charged with helping a convicted video gambling figure’s illegal business, along with a state lawmaker already awaiting trial. [Read More]
Lawyers: Mistakes make defending Cosby hard
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PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby’s lawyers blame his arrest on sexual assault charges on “a perfect storm” of mistakes by a federal judge and misconduct by an ambitious prosecutor and celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred. [Read More]
Minnesota mall attacker became interested in Islam Minnesota mall attacker became interested in Islam
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ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The man who stabbed 10 people at a Minnesota mall had become interested in Islam in the last several months, withdrew from his friends and encouraged female relatives to be more religious, the FBI said Thursday. [Read More]
Illinois joins state bans on judges routinely shackling kids
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The Illinois Supreme Court announced Thursday that it has adopted rule changes banning the shackling of child suspects in state courtrooms, a move that comes in the wake of criticism nationwide that the use of handcuffs, leg irons, belly chains and other restraints on juveniles is too common. [Read More]
Officer acquitted in shooting death of mentally ill man
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NORFOLK, Va. — A jury in Virginia on Thursday acquitted a white police officer who had been charged in the shooting death of a mentally ill black man holding a knife. [Read More]
Obama commutes sentences for 102 more federal inmates Obama commutes sentences for 102 more federal inmates
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama offered 102 federal inmates the chance to leave prison early, wielding his clemency powers Thursday as part of his end-of-term push to spur action on criminal justice reform. [Read More]
Three women charged after fight between dance clubs Three women charged after fight between dance clubs
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Three Indiana University of Pennsylvania students face felony assault charges connected with a fight among members of rival dance clubs last week in Memorial Field House. [Read More]
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State police charged a 22-year-old Ernest man with driving under the influence and drug possession after an early-morning crash Wednesday along Rose Street near Wayne Avenue. [Read More]
Escaped inmate appeals sentence Escaped inmate appeals sentence
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KITTANNING (AP) — A Pennsylvania inmate convicted of escaping from jail and killing an acquaintance while on the run is appealing his life sentence and murder conviction. [Read More]
Man pleads guilty in harassment case
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BELLEFONTE (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to harassing an Indian student over the color of his skin while they both attended Penn State. [Read More]
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