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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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Close call reported as ATV gets stuck on train tracks Close call reported as ATV gets stuck on train tracks
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BLAIRSVILLE — Two men avoided being hit by a freight train when their all-terrain vehicle got stuck on railroad tracks in Blairsville late Wednesday, but one was hospitalized for treatment of an apparent serious medical problem. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Shawnetta Marie Mason is accused by police of placing Phillip Eugene Simms in a headlock and slapping him in the face during an altercation at 12:40 p.m. Monday on Oakland Avenue. [Read More]
Police catch rhyming suspect Police catch rhyming suspect
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies said they have caught the gingerbread man, a Pittsburgh-area burglary suspect who referred to the nursery rhyme in taunting authorities who couldn’t catch up to him. [Read More]
Pennsylvania man gets 12 years in sex trafficking case Pennsylvania man gets 12 years in sex trafficking case
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man will spend 12 years in prison for sex trafficking four teenage runaways from Ohio who were found in his car — along with 8,000 individual dose bags of heroin — when a state trooper pulled him over last year. [Read More]
Trial begins for officer charged in Freddie Gray case Trial begins for officer charged in Freddie Gray case
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BALTIMORE (AP) — The second trial in the Freddie Gray case gets underway Thursday, and it will be different than the one that ended last year with a hung jury. [Read More]
In rare move, feds indict former officer in fatal shooting In rare move, feds indict former officer in fatal shooting
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two things stand out about this week's indictment of a white former South Carolina police officer on federal civil rights charges in the death of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott. [Read More]
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]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
3 weeks ago -
An Indiana man has been lodged at Indiana County Jail more than three weeks, since state police arrested and charged him with a first-degree felony count of burglary. [Read More]
Prosecutor: Inmate 'can't hide' from evidence Prosecutor: Inmate 'can't hide' from evidence
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KITTANNING (AP) — A man accused of escaping from a county jail and killing an acquaintance who lived nearby can run but “can’t hide” from evidence in his trial, a prosecutor said Tuesday. [Read More]
Prosecutor: New Sandusky claims unreliable
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HARRISBURG — Prosecutors are dismissing as unreliable allegations that two assistant coaches at Penn State witnessed Jerry Sandusky having inappropriate or sexual contact with children in the late 1980s, more than two decades before his arrest and conviction as a serial child abuser. [Read More]
Torrance Hospital finds patient
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DERRY (AP) — State police said a patient who escaped from a Pennsylvania mental hospital has been found. [Read More]
Mom’s jail death leads to legislation Mom’s jail death leads to legislation
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HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate is advancing legislation in response to a 2014 jail-cell death of a mother of seven who was serving a weekend sentence for her children’s absences from school. [Read More]
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