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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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Two men jailed on drug charges, third held on parole warrant Two men jailed on drug charges, third held on parole warrant
6 days ago -
Three men were jailed last week after state police found drugs in a vehicle during a traffic stop near Indiana, troopers announced today. [Read More]

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Justice Department report critical of zero-tolerance policing Justice Department report critical of zero-tolerance policing
2 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — To supporters, zero-tolerance policing has long represented a logical crime-fighting approach: Crack down on minor infractions before they mushroom into more serious and disruptive violence. [Read More]
Serial killer 'Grim Sleeper' sent to death row Serial killer 'Grim Sleeper' sent to death row
2 weeks ago -
LOS ANGELES — The serial killer known as the “Grim Sleeper” was sentenced to death Wednesday for the murders of nine women and a teenage girl that went unsolved for years as the body count grew in a poor section of Los Angeles haunted by the scourge of crack cocaine. [Read More]
Pennsylvania attorney general's former top deputy testifies for government Pennsylvania attorney general's former top deputy testifies for government
2 weeks ago -
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane returns to the defense table and a former boyfriend-turned-top deputy to the witness stand when Kane's perjury case resumes. [Read More]
Man released after road rage death killed by motorist Man released after road rage death killed by motorist
2 weeks ago -
PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — A man who had recently been released from prison after serving time for a road rage killing has been shot and killed during another road rage encounter in Florida. [Read More]
Traffic crash victim dies in hospital Traffic crash victim dies in hospital
3 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH — A Homer City woman died this week in Pittsburgh, possibly as a result of injuries she suffered in a traffic accident last month. [Read More]
State police probe buggy accident State police probe buggy accident
3 weeks ago -
State police were called to the scene of an accident involving a buggy on Green Apple Road in Armstrong County on Tuesday morning. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
3 weeks ago -
Two Shelocta men are accused of attempting to intimidate a witness Monday, according to state police at Kittanning. [Read More]
Sheriff's office releases monthly statistics Sheriff's office releases monthly statistics
3 weeks ago -
Indiana County sheriff’s deputies screened 11,611 people entering the Indiana County Court House, and 1,623 people entering the Domestic Relations office, during July, according to a monthly statistical report from the sheriff’s office. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
3 weeks ago -
A 13-year-old Penn Run boy was hurt when he crashed his dirt bike on private property near Weston Road and Route 553, according to state police. [Read More]
Autopsies: Most nightclub victims were shot multiple times Autopsies: Most nightclub victims were shot multiple times
3 weeks ago -
ORLANDO, Fla. — More than a third of the 49 patrons killed during the Pulse nightclub massacre were shot in the head, and most of the victims had multiple bullet wounds, according to autopsy reports released this week. [Read More]
Report: Baltimore police show bias, overuse force Report: Baltimore police show bias, overuse force
3 weeks ago -
BALTIMORE — Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented today. [Read More]
Prosecutor: Kane leaked files to get revenge against rival
3 weeks ago -
NORRISTOWN — A desire for revenge drove Pennsylvania’s attorney general to leak secret criminal files to the press to embarrass a rival and then lie about it to a grand jury, prosecutors said as Kathleen Kane’s perjury and obstruction trial opened Tuesday. [Read More]
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