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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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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
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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
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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]
Professor sentenced to 12 years for abuse Professor sentenced to 12 years for abuse
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NEWARK, N.J. — A Rutgers University professor convicted of aggravated sexual assault on a disabled man who she claimed consented to the relationship through assisted typing on a keyboard was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday. [Read More]
Discipline court finds ex-Philly traffic judge fixed tickets Discipline court finds ex-Philly traffic judge fixed tickets
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A state discipline court has found a former Philadelphia traffic judge fixed tickets and violated ethics in a ruling that could cost him his state pension. [Read More]
Suspect convicted of manslaughter in 2014 Bourbon Street gunfight Suspect convicted of manslaughter in 2014 Bourbon Street gunfight
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NEW ORLEANS — A jury in New Orleans late Friday returned a guilty verdict in the trial of the only suspect arrested in a 2014 gunfight on Bourbon Street that left a bystander dead and nine other people wounded. [Read More]
One injured in Oakland Avenue crash One injured in Oakland Avenue crash
3 weeks ago -
One person was injured and taken by ambulance to Indiana Regional Medical Center following a crash at 2:19 p.m. Thursday on Oakland Avenue at Rustic Lodge Road, White Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
3 weeks ago -
Indiana police charged Michael Johns, 34, and Joshua Hatcher, 36, both of Indiana, with possession of a controlled substance. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
3 weeks ago -
A passenger in a Jeep was hurt when it struck a guardrail along Route 310 near Shane Drive on Monday, according to state police. [Read More]
Police: Firefighter shoots at house
3 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh firefighter has been placed on paid leave after he was charged with firing a shot through his neighbor’s window — while holding his 18-month-old son. [Read More]
Bond revoked for ex-teacher Bond revoked for ex-teacher
3 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pennsylvania high school teacher charged with having sex with a student is back behind bars to await trial. [Read More]
Officer resigns after acquittal
3 weeks ago -
HUMMELSTOWN (AP) — A central Pennsylvania police officer who was acquitted of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed motorist as he lay facedown on the ground has resigned from her position on the police force. [Read More]
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