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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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One arrested, another at large in abduction of IUP student One arrested, another at large in abduction of IUP student
5 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Authorities said this morning that an Indiana University of Pennsylvania student was kidnapped last week from an off-campus apartment by two acquaintances and was driven to Erie, where one of his abductors was captured while the other remains at large. [Read More]

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Man shot dead during reported party
3 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania are investigating a shooting death that reportedly occurred as a party was taking place at a Pittsburgh-area hotel. [Read More]
Group pushes changes to solitary confinement
3 weeks ago -
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — As states rethink the use of solitary confinement to punish unruly inmates, a prisons oversight group is reshaping national accreditation standards to ease such procedures. [Read More]
Tangled relations center of ex-officer's murder case Tangled relations center of ex-officer's murder case
3 weeks ago -
COLOME, S.D. — Everybody knows Russell Bertram in this tiny prairie town of about 300, where the skyline is etched by a grain mill, city hall is the size of a one-bedroom apartment and there’s too little traffic to justify a stoplight. [Read More]
Ex-DA expected to be key Bill Cosby defense witness
3 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — An ex-prosecutor is expected to testify that he promised Bill Cosby would never be charged over a 2005 sex-assault complaint, but a judge must decide if that constitutes an immunity deal. [Read More]
Two Virginia men arrested on terrorism charges Two Virginia men arrested on terrorism charges
3 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Virginia man who was allegedly attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and a man accused of helping him have been arrested. [Read More]
Trial delayed for ex-pro wrestler in girlfriend's '83 death
3 weeks ago -
ALLENTOWN (AP) — The trial for former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago has been postponed with a defense attorney saying his client is not competent for the proceedings. [Read More]
Police probe crash Police probe crash
3 weeks ago -
Minor injuries were reported in this two-vehicle accident that occurred shortly after 11 a.m. Friday on Warren Road in White Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
3 weeks ago -
Borough police said they have cited Ralph R. Warr, no age given, of Indiana, for harassment. [Read More]
Police investigating coach suspended over social media posts Police investigating coach suspended over social media posts
3 weeks ago -
McKEES ROCKS (AP) — An assistant high school basketball coach has been suspended with pay after school officials learned of inappropriate social media messages he sent to several female players. [Read More]
Fake cop gets extra 9 to 18 years
3 weeks ago -
HOLLIDAYSBURG (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man already in prison for gun offenses must spend nine to 18 more years behind bars for robbing a drug dealer while pretending to be a narcotics officer. [Read More]
Prosecutor: Shooting of robbery suspect justified Prosecutor: Shooting of robbery suspect justified
3 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH — Last month’s fatal shooting of a bank robbery suspect by a Pittsburgh police officer working a security detail was justified, even though the suspect was wounded in the lower left back, the district attorney said Friday. [Read More]
Boston Marathon bomber loses bid for new trial Boston Marathon bomber loses bid for new trial
3 weeks ago -
BOSTON — A federal judge on Friday rejected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s bid for a new trial and ordered him to pay victims of the deadly attack more than $101 million in restitution. [Read More]
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