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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
2 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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Pennsylvania police widely ignored rape kit backlog mandate Pennsylvania police widely ignored rape kit backlog mandate
2 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania officials want to know why only about a third of the state’s roughly 1,000 police agencies complied with a new requirement that they tell the state Health Department how many untested rape kits are in their possession. [Read More]
Man accused of killing three in Maryland ordered held without bond Man accused of killing three in Maryland ordered held without bond
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A federal security officer charged with killing three people, including his estranged wife, in a shooting rampage in Maryland should have surrendered all his guns as a result of a protective order but didn't, a prosecutor said Monday. [Read More]
Man sentenced to prison for beating boy Man sentenced to prison for beating boy
2 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Brandon Green, the 27-year-old White Township man charged with seriously beating his 6-year-old stepson last year, was sentenced this morning by Indiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Bianco to spend five to 10 years in a state prison and pay more than $4,850 in costs and a fine. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
2 weeks ago -
Borough police jailed Nicholas Kaczka after officers said he broke into a shop along South Seventh Street and fell asleep there early Sunday morning. [Read More]
State police to sponsor motorcycle run
2 weeks ago -
FORD CITY — The Pennsylvania State Police will hold a motorcycle run Sunday, May 22, beginning and ending at Lenape Vo-Tech, Chaplin Avenue, Ford City. [Read More]
Liquor enforcement stats released
2 weeks ago -
The Punxsutawney office of the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement released its statistics for the month of April. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
2 weeks ago -
Joshua A. Cravenor, 35, of Shelocta, suffered minor injuries when his car struck a guardrail along West Pike near Wood Crest Lane at 11:46 p.m. Saturday, according to state police. [Read More]
Sex-abuse case from 1971 among Penn State settlements Sex-abuse case from 1971 among Penn State settlements
2 weeks ago -
Penn State’s legal settlements with Jerry Sandusky’s accusers cover alleged abuse dating to 1971, which was 40 years before his arrest, the university said Sunday, providing the first confirmation of the time frame of abuse claims that have led to big payouts. [Read More]
Jury selection set to begin in inmate's escape, homicide trial Jury selection set to begin in inmate's escape, homicide trial
2 weeks ago -
KITTANNING (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin for a man charged with strangling a woman he knew after escaping from a western Pennsylvania jail. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
3 weeks ago -
Logan Bellman, 19, of Blairsville, was charged by Indiana Borough police with tampering with evidence, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and underage drinking in a complaint filed Wednesday at Indiana District Court. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
3 weeks ago -
A vehicle driven by Anthony Dwire, of Reynoldsville, hit the rear of a car driven by Karen Alley, of Anita, at 3:45 p.m. Friday on Harmony Road near Young Road, state police at Punxsutawney reported. [Read More]
Aunt, uncle charged in boy’s murder
3 weeks ago -
RIDGWAY (AP) — The aunt and uncle of a 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy found beaten to death in their squalid apartment have been charged with killing him, while his parents — who left the boy in their care two months before — face charges they contributed to his death. [Read More]
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