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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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Workers treated for chemical exposure Workers treated for chemical exposure
5 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
Seventeen employees of a Center Township specialty metals and melt shop were treated at Indiana Regional Medical Center Tuesday for exposure to a hazardous material, possibly cadmium. [Read More]

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Former Harrisburg mayor charged with corruption Former Harrisburg mayor charged with corruption
3 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — The former mayor of Pennsylvania’s capital city was arrested Tuesday on corruption charges, including allegations he unlawfully used public money from various agencies. [Read More]
Truck hits driver's ed car, killing two teens Truck hits driver's ed car, killing two teens
3 weeks ago -
WARWICK, N.Y. (AP) — A truck slammed into a driving lessons car in a rural intersection on Tuesday, killing two 16-year-old high school students and injuring two others and their instructor. [Read More]
Video released shows police killing unarmed man in Los Angeles suburb Video released shows police killing unarmed man in Los Angeles suburb
3 weeks ago -
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The police dashboard cameras that captured officers shooting Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino only depict part of the tragedy of his death in a Los Angeles suburb two years ago. [Read More]
Crews called to dryer fire Crews called to dryer fire
3 weeks ago -
Firefighters from five departments responded to a reported structure fire at 9:10 p.m. Monday in the apartment building at 15 South Stewart St., Blairsville. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
3 weeks ago -
State police at Indiana are investigating a possible incident of counterfeit money being given to a Turbo Taxi driver Sunday evening at a residence along Fairview Avenue. [Read More]
Ex-judge jailed for taking coke Ex-judge jailed for taking coke
3 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — A western Pennsylvania judge has been sentenced to 30 days to 23 1/2 months in jail for stealing cocaine from evidence he ordered to have kept in his chambers instead of in police custody. [Read More]
Penn State ex-officials' case heads to appeals court Penn State ex-officials' case heads to appeals court
3 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — A long delayed criminal case against three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up complaints about Jerry Sandusky is heading to a Pennsylvania courtroom next month, but not for trial. [Read More]
Senate OKs bill to require pre-conviction DNA testing Senate OKs bill to require pre-conviction DNA testing
3 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — State senators are trying again to widen DNA sampling from suspects accused of certain crimes, passing a bill for the third time in four years Monday to expand the state’s existing sampling and storage of DNA. [Read More]
Jail error allowed church shooting suspect to buy gun
3 weeks ago -
LEXINGTON, S.C. — A jail clerk made a mistake when entering information about the location of a drug arrest for church shooting suspect Dylann Roof, the first in a series of missteps that allowed Roof to purchase a gun he shouldn't have been able to buy two months before the attack. [Read More]
Settlement reached in chokehold death case
3 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — The family of a black man who died after being placed in a white police officer’s chokehold reached a $5.9 million settlement with the city on Monday, days before the anniversary of his death. [Read More]
Officer’s fall ruled homicide
3 weeks ago -
SCRANTON (AP) — A coroner has ruled homicide in the death of a northeastern Pennsylvania police officer who jumped a fence and fell 15 feet while chasing robbery suspects. [Read More]
Son of Boston police captain charged in alleged terror plot Son of Boston police captain charged in alleged terror plot
3 weeks ago -
BOSTON — The son of a Boston police captain has been accused of plotting to detonate pressure-cooker bombs at an unidentified university and to broadcast the killings of students live online, extremist acts aimed at supporting the Islamic State group, authorities said. [Read More]
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