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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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Suspect withdraws guilty plea Suspect withdraws guilty plea
4 weeks ago -
An expected sentencing in Indiana County court in a murder solicitation case was averted Monday when the defendant at the last minute withdrew his guilty plea. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Man gets prison in fatal hit-run crash Man gets prison in fatal hit-run crash
3 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 2ᄑ to six years in prison in a hit-and-run crash on New Year’s Day last year that killed a jogger in western Pennsylvania. [Read More]
'Dance Moms' star gets year in prison 'Dance Moms' star gets year in prison
3 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH — Former “Dance Moms” reality TV star Abby Lee Miller was sentenced Tuesday to a year and a day in prison for bankruptcy fraud and for taking $120,000 worth of Australian currency into the country without reporting it. [Read More]
Police: IHOP waitress pulls knife
3 weeks ago -
MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a waitress at a New York IHOP pulled a steak knife on a Long Island family after an argument over poor service. [Read More]
Penn State frat members appear in court in pledge's death Penn State frat members appear in court in pledge's death
3 weeks ago -
BELLEFONTE (AP) — Eight more members of a Penn State University fraternity made their first court appearance Tuesday and were released on bail to await trial on charges stemming from the death of a pledge after an alcohol-fueled hazing ritual. [Read More]
Man held for trial after fraternity melee Man held for trial after fraternity melee
3 weeks ago -
An Indiana man has agreed to face possible trial on charges that he drew a knife and threatened the members of an Indiana University of Pennsylvania fraternity early last month. [Read More]
3 weeks ago -
A sport utility vehicle apparently was damaged by a hit-and-run vehicle late Sunday or early Monday while it was parked on South 11th Street between Philadelphia and Church streets, Indiana Borough police reported. [Read More]
3 weeks ago -
A Toyota Camry driven by Tamara Wlotko, of Homer City, went out of control Friday on wet pavement on Route 119, then sideswiped the guardrail, hit a culvert and flipped over the rail and overturned, according to state police. [Read More]
Uniformed officers barred from trial
3 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has agreed with prosecutors to bar uniformed police officers from the courtroom when a fired Pittsburgh officer faces civil rights charges that he wrongly beat a drunken man and then lied about it in a police report. [Read More]
Woman jailed in father's stabbing referenced 'Mummy' movie
3 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman jailed on charges she fatally stabbed her physician father told police she was motivated by the movie “The Mummy Returns.” [Read More]
Police officials vow probe of arrest
3 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s mayor and police are promising an investigation after a 10-second video posted online showed an officer kneeing and kicking a man in the head during an arrest. [Read More]
Man arrested in serial killings of nine Man arrested in serial killings of nine
3 weeks ago -
It was a rampage that killed nine people, stumped police for months and left Phoenix residents unnerved. [Read More]
Frat member told 911: 'We have a friend who's unconscious' Frat member told 911: 'We have a friend who's unconscious'
3 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A Penn State University fraternity member calmly told a dispatcher "we have a friend who's unconscious" as he summoned help in February for a pledge who would soon be declared dead of a traumatic brain injury, according to a 911 tape released Monday. [Read More]
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