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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
3 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

Police: Two dead in suspected murder-suicide at Texas college Police: Two dead in suspected murder-suicide at Texas college
3 weeks ago -
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Two people died Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide at a Texas community college, prompting an active-shooter alert that instructed students and employees to barricade themselves in rooms. It was the second deadly attack on a Texas campus this week. [Read More]
Police: Woman drove around with baby's corpse Police: Woman drove around with baby's corpse
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WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman drove around with her newborn daughter’s corpse in a cardboard box, and has been jailed on abuse of a corpse and other charges, court records show. [Read More]
DUI suspect claimed to be Hillary Clinton
3 weeks ago -
CHALKHILL (AP) — Authorities said a drunken driving suspect who was chased by police from Maryland into Pennsylvania identified herself as Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Two caught trying to steal statistics exam
3 weeks ago -
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Call it a statistical error: Police say two University of Kentucky students crawled through an air duct to steal a statistics exam from their professor's office but were caught because he was working late. [Read More]
Body of 19th century serial killer exhumed
3 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — The body of a 19th century serial killer is being exhumed in suburban Philadelphia at the request of his great-grandchildren, who hope identifying his remains will quell centuries-old rumors that he conned his way out of his execution and escaped from prison. [Read More]
SUV suddenly takes off, crashes during auto auction, killing three
3 weeks ago -
BILLERICA, Mass. — An SUV being shown to prospective buyers at a crowded indoor auto auction suddenly accelerated with a screech of its tires and crashed through a wall on Wednesday, killing three people, including a woman working her first day there, and injuring nine. [Read More]
College student dies after fall from 5th floor balcony College student dies after fall from 5th floor balcony
3 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials say a 19-year-old student has died after he fell from a fifth-floor balcony at a Catholic university in Pittsburgh. [Read More]
Second man charged in shooting death Second man charged in shooting death
3 weeks ago -
Indiana Borough police detectives have charged another person in the shooting homicide early in the morning of March 25 along Oakland Avenue. [Read More]
Windy weather topples trees Windy weather topples trees
3 weeks ago -
For a second consecutive day, emergency services crews and volunteers Tuesday were busy around Indiana County responding to the effects of strong winds and lingering rain that moved into the area Monday. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
3 weeks ago -
State police reported Alex Maher, 22, of Swedesboro, N.J., was cited with public drunkenness at 1:04 a.m. Sunday when, according to a report, Maher became confrontational with police officers during an investigation in the 200 block of Rice Avenue near the Hadley Union Building. [Read More]
Scam prevention event planned
3 weeks ago -
Scam Jam 2017 for older adults will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, 711 Pratt Drive, White Township. [Read More]
Police: Suspect in Texas stabbings had mental health trouble Police: Suspect in Texas stabbings had mental health trouble
3 weeks ago -
AUSTIN, Texas — The man suspected of stabbing four students at the University of Texas, one fatally, suffered from mental health troubles and had been involuntarily committed for treatment in another city, authorities said Tuesday. [Read More]
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