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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 hours ago -
A house in Banks Township was destroyed by a Wednesday morning fire. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Hurt trooper plans to sue accused shooter
3 weeks ago -
SCRANTON (AP) — A state police trooper seriously wounded in a 2014 ambush a near a rural barracks in eastern Pennsylvania has put the accused shooter and his parents on notice that he plans to sue them. [Read More]
Cosby lawyers claim racism Cosby lawyers claim racism
3 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby has long preached the gospel of personal responsibility to fellow blacks, irritating those who fault racism for holding the community back. [Read More]
Officials: Police chief shoots himself just after suspension Officials: Police chief shoots himself just after suspension
3 weeks ago -
A Mississippi police chief who had just been suspended shot and killed himself in the police department's parking lot, officials said, in what was described as "a bad day for law enforcement." [Read More]
Police: Angry tenant shot rifle in office Police: Angry tenant shot rifle in office
3 weeks ago -
A White Township man was held Thursday night at Indiana County Jail after state police said he fired a rifle in a fit of anger about a problem at his apartment complex. [Read More]
Officials: Man held in connection with gunfire Officials: Man held in connection with gunfire
3 weeks ago -
Authorities reported no one was injured when a man fired shots in an Indiana area apartment complex this afternoon. [Read More]
Police: Shots fired, suspect held Police: Shots fired, suspect held
3 weeks ago -
State police have captured a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting this afternoon at the Westgate Apartments in White Township. [Read More]
Family sues SCI Pine Grove over inmate's suicide Family sues SCI Pine Grove over inmate's suicide
3 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH — The family of a teenage prisoner who committed suicide at SCI Pine Grove near Indiana has filed suit against officials at the jail and the state corrections department, blaming them for the boy’s death. [Read More]
Owner of towing company charged with insurance fraud Owner of towing company charged with insurance fraud
3 weeks ago -
FORD CITY — An Indiana-area tow-truck operator has been accused of overbilling insurance companies for services related to three traffic accidents in 2015 in Armstrong County. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
3 weeks ago -
Indiana Borough police reported that Stephen Fitzgerald, of Jamison, Bucks County, assaulted a woman and damaged her property at 1:48 a.m. Friday in the 700 block of Philadelphia Street. [Read More]
Indiana police release statistics Indiana police release statistics
3 weeks ago -
Indiana Borough police officers responded to 552 calls for service during August, down from 751 calls for service in August 2015, according to a monthly statistical report by Police Chief William Sutton. [Read More]
More funds needed for rape kit tests More funds needed for rape kit tests
3 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania government auditors said Wednesday new funding is needed to cut into the state’s backlog of untested rape kits, and they suggested penalties against police agencies that do not meet testing and reporting standards imposed by a law enacted last year. [Read More]
Kane seeks immediate $1 million in divorce Kane seeks immediate $1 million in divorce
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SCRANTON (AP) — Convicted former Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane is asking a judge to order her estranged husband to immediately provide $1 million of about $6 million she contends she should receive in their divorce. [Read More]
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