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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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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]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Shooter's father sighted at Hillary Clinton event
3 weeks ago -
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The father of the Orlando gay nightclub shooter was spotted at a campaign event for Hillary Clinton in central Florida. [Read More]
Trooper breaks window to save dog
3 weeks ago -
PILESGROVE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Pennsylvania woman with animal abuse after a New Jersey state trooper broke the window of her car to rescue a dog that was suffering from heatstroke. [Read More]
Man pleads guilty in horse’s death Man pleads guilty in horse’s death
3 weeks ago -
EPHRATA (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is admitting he mistreated a horse by beating it last week after it collapsed along a highway while pulling a load of watermelons. [Read More]
Officer shoots, kills woman during drill
3 weeks ago -
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — A woman was fatally shot by a police officer while participating in a “shoot-don’t shoot” exercise during a two-hour citizens academy hosted by the Punta Gorda Police Department in southwest Florida. [Read More]
Car hits protester in Ferguson, shots ring out Car hits protester in Ferguson, shots ring out
3 weeks ago -
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gunshots rang out after a car struck a protester during a demonstration in Ferguson, Missouri, on the second anniversary of Michael Brown's death, disrupting what had been a peaceful gathering but apparently striking no one. [Read More]
Prosecutor: Pennsylvania attorney general had sought revenge Prosecutor: Pennsylvania attorney general had sought revenge
3 weeks ago -
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A blind desire for revenge led 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]
Movie to explore bizarre hunt for Boston Strangler Movie to explore bizarre hunt for Boston Strangler
3 weeks ago -
BOSTON — It took a half-century for DNA sleuthing to finger Albert DeSalvo as the Boston Strangler. Now a new movie is revisiting one of America’s most notorious serial killer cases and the bizarre involvement of a man who claimed psychic powers to help police investigate. [Read More]
INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
3 weeks ago -
The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
3 weeks ago -
State police said someone damaged an above-ground swimming pool at 112 Ash St. by putting a small hole in the liner, possibly from a BB gun, sometime between June 23 and Thursday. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
3 weeks ago -
David N. Hartzell, 17, of Rural Valley, was not hurt when his car struck a tree Friday along Sgros Road near Route 1042, according to state police at Kittanning. [Read More]
Woman planned to leave husband on day family of five found dead
3 weeks ago -
SINKING SPRING (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman found dead alongside her husband and three children in an apparent murder-suicide had told friends on social media that she planned to leave him. [Read More]
Timeline of Kathleen Kane case
3 weeks ago -
The Philadelphia Inquirer publishes a story revealing state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane shut down an investigation of several Philadelphia state legislators who were caught on tape accepting bribes. [Read More]
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