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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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Son held for trial in retired professor's slaying Son held for trial in retired professor's slaying
2 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
An Indiana man has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he fatally beat his mother in their home early last year. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Guilty conscience: Stolen sign returned after 30 years
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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It took 30 years, but a guilty conscience led someone who stole a large metal sign in Florida to return it — along with a $50 money order — to the New Smyrna Beach Police Department. [Read More]
Wedding thief sentenced to seven years in California prison Wedding thief sentenced to seven years in California prison
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A thief who posed as a guest at California weddings and stole wallets, credit cards and cash from brides, guests and wedding workers will be honeymooning in prison. [Read More]
Wounds reopened as ex-coal chief gets year in prison Wounds reopened as ex-coal chief gets year in prison
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Standing before a federal judge, former coal company executive Don Blankenship expressed sorrow for the families of 29 men killed in his coal mine six years ago but contended that he committed no crime. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
4 weeks ago -
Borough police charged Danielle B. Greene, 22, of Clymer, with two counts of driving under the influence and a summary traffic violation following a traffic stop at 12:50 a.m. March 9 in the 1000 block of Oakland Avenue. [Read More]
State police to focus on distracted drivers State police to focus on distracted drivers
4 weeks ago -
State police at Ebensburg said they will be placing a greater emphasis on detecting distracted drivers during April as a part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month. [Read More]
Police release statistics
4 weeks ago -
State police at the Indiana barracks reported 937 total incidents for March. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
4 weeks ago -
State police said neither the driver nor his passenger were hurt when a wheel came off their vehicle March 31 on Route 286 near Young Road. [Read More]
Overnight fire rips through five homes Overnight fire rips through five homes
4 weeks ago -
WILKINSBURG (AP) — Investigators are looking for the cause of an early-morning blaze that ripped through five homes in western Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Police: Robber threatened bank
4 weeks ago -
BURGETTSTOWN (AP) — Authorities are trying to find a nervous robber who threatened to blow up a western Pennsylvania bank. The incident happened about 2 p.m. Tuesday at the PNC Bank branch in Burgettstown, Washington County. [Read More]
Executions up sharply in 2015, group says Executions up sharply in 2015, group says
4 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — Amnesty International reports that there was a dramatic 54 percent increase in executions globally in 2015, with Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia responsible for nearly 90 percent of the killings. [Read More]
Inmate’s fate in court’s hands Inmate’s fate in court’s hands
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HUNSTVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to block the scheduled execution a Texas man for the slaying of a 12-year-old boy whose blood the convicted killer said he drank. [Read More]
Father to be tried for homicide
4 weeks ago -
ENOLA (AP) — The father of a 12-year-old Pennsylvania girl accidentally shot by a constable serving eviction papers has been ordered to stand trial on homicide charges in her death. [Read More]
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