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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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Fire destroys home Fire destroys home
2 days ago -
A house in Banks Township was destroyed by a Wednesday morning fire. [Read More]

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Judge rejects plea in party drive-by
3 weeks ago -
UNIONTOWN (AP) — A judge has rejected a guilty plea by one of three men charged in a drive-by shooting at a western Pennsylvania birthday party earlier this year. [Read More]
Mother charged in second infant’s death
3 weeks ago -
LANCASTER (AP) — A mother charged five years ago in the suffocation death of one child is now facing a criminal homicide charge in the death of a second child in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Accused teen 'doctor' arrested
3 weeks ago -
STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — A Florida teenager accused of pretending to be a doctor and stealing money from an 86-year-old patient faces new charges in Virginia after authorities say he fraudulently tried to buy a luxury car. [Read More]
Some police departments shelve body cameras
3 weeks ago -
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police departments in at least two states that outfitted their officers with body cameras have now shelved them, blaming new laws requiring videos to be stored longer, which they say would significantly increase the cost. [Read More]
HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
3 weeks ago -
The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Susanne Steffee, of Homer City. [Read More]
Driver killed in wreck on South Sixth Street Driver killed in wreck on South Sixth Street
3 weeks ago -
One motorist was fatally injured in the collision of a car and a truck at 3:38 a.m. today at South Sixth and Washington streets in Indiana, at the rear of the former National Guard Armory. [Read More]
Pennsylvania prosecutors swamped with child abuse reports Pennsylvania prosecutors swamped with child abuse reports
3 weeks ago -
A nearly 40 percent increase in the number of reported cases of child abuse in Pennsylvania is straining the resources of county district attorneys’ offices, with one prosecutor saying her staff is overwhelmed by the rising workload. [Read More]
Pittsburgh police alter call policy
3 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh public safety officials have reversed course and will scale back a new policy that had clerks taking some crime reports over the phone rather than dispatching a police officer. [Read More]
Police: Man stole 300,000 pennies
3 weeks ago -
TAYLOR (AP) — Talk about penny pinching: A Pennsylvania man is accused of stealing about 300,000 pennies from his employer. [Read More]
Police: Photos of boy with passed-out adults show drug scourge Police: Photos of boy with passed-out adults show drug scourge
3 weeks ago -
A safety director in a city that released photos of a 4-year-old boy in a vehicle with two adults slumped over after overdosing on heroin and fentanyl said Friday he and others wanted to send a message to addicts they should find safe places for their children when using debilitating drugs. [Read More]
Convictions tossed, new trial ordered in Rutgers webcam case Convictions tossed, new trial ordered in Rutgers webcam case
3 weeks ago -
NEWARK, N.J. — A new trial was ordered Friday for a former Rutgers University student whose roommate killed himself after being captured on a webcam kissing another man, with a New Jersey appeals court throwing out his 15-count conviction. [Read More]
Seven officers to be charged in sex scandal Seven officers to be charged in sex scandal
3 weeks ago -
OAKLAND, Calif. — Seven current and former San Francisco Bay Area police officers will be charged in a sexual misconduct scandal involving a teenager who was later arrested in Florida in an unrelated assault case, a prosecutor said Friday. [Read More]
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