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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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Man injured by pellet gun Man injured by pellet gun
1 week ago -
MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP — A Hillsdale-area man exchanged shots Saturday evening with an occupant of a vehicle that drove by the man’s home, state police reported. [Read More]

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Prison worker arraigned, accused of aiding 2 NY escapees Prison worker arraigned, accused of aiding 2 NY escapees
2 weeks ago -
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A worker at an upstate New York maximum-security prison was arraigned Friday night on charges she helped two convicted killers escape last weekend. [Read More]
Patterson admits role in slaying Patterson admits role in slaying
3 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
A Glen Campbell man, who was convicted last year of drug-related murder almost two years ago in Clymer, has decided against a court-ordered retrial on the charges and has pleaded guilty to a count that reduces his penalty. [Read More]
Indiana man sentenced for causing fatal accident Indiana man sentenced for causing fatal accident
3 weeks ago -
An Indiana man who pleaded guilty to causing the traffic death of a Homer City area man last year was ordered this morning to serve 3-1/2 to 10 years in prison. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
3 weeks ago -
Borough police said Mark A. Townsend, 33, of Spring Church, fled after they attempted to stop him for a vehicle code violation in the 300 block of Philadelphia Street Wednesday at 8:32 a.m. [Read More]
Search for prisoners enters seventh day Search for prisoners enters seventh day
3 weeks ago -
DANNEMORA, N.Y. — Squads of law enforcement officers today began a seventh day of trying to track down two murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York and could be hiding out in swampy terrain swarming with blood-sucking insects. [Read More]
Judge: Enough evidence to charge police in Cleveland boy's death Judge: Enough evidence to charge police in Cleveland boy's death
3 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND — A judge said Thursday that enough evidence exists to charge two white policemen in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black boy who was holding a pellet gun, a largely symbolic ruling because he can't compel prosecutors to charge them. [Read More]
Jurors see crime scene video of Colorado theater aftermath Jurors see crime scene video of Colorado theater aftermath
3 weeks ago -
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial took a virtual tour of the auditorium where 12 people were shot to death, moving past bodies wedged between rows of seats or sprawled throughout aisles amid spent ammunition, spilled popcorn and blood. [Read More]
Cycle crash video released by police Cycle crash video released by police
3 weeks ago -
LIMERICK (AP) — Police in a Pennsylvania town have released a video to show the dangers of driving a motorcycle at over 100 mph. [Read More]
Four Westerners jailed for posing naked on Malaysia peak
3 weeks ago -
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Four Westerners who posed naked on Malaysia's highest peak were sentenced today to three days in jail and fined for obscene behavior in a public place, their lawyer said. [Read More]
Madam sentenced in dancer’s death
3 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A madam who performed illegal “body sculpting” with low-grade silicone injections was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison after a London dancer died in Philadelphia. [Read More]
German prosecutors close Merkel cellphone spying probe
3 weeks ago -
BERLIN — German prosecutors today closed their investigation into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone by the U.S. National Security Agency, saying they have been unable to find evidence that would stand up in court. [Read More]
Engineer says cutting of prison steam pipe professional job Engineer says cutting of prison steam pipe professional job
3 weeks ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — A licensed engineer who has done work at the Clinton Correctional facility in Dannemora where two killers escaped last weekend said the work of cutting through a cell wall and a steam pipe was done with a high degree of professionalism. [Read More]
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