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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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HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Susanne Steffee, of Homer City. [Read More]

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Veteran used vest, military-style rifle in sniper slayings Veteran used vest, military-style rifle in sniper slayings
3 weeks ago -
DALLAS — The black Army veteran who killed five Dallas police officers donned a protective vest and used a military-style semi-automatic rifle in the sniper slayings, officials said, an attack that layered new anxiety onto a nation already divided about guns and how police treat African-Americans. [Read More]
Senior judge to preside over Penn State case Senior judge to preside over Penn State case
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HARRISBURG — A senior judge will preside over the criminal trial of three former Penn State administrators on charges stemming from their handling of child molestation complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, a court spokesman said Friday. [Read More]
Details emerge on veteran linked to Dallas sniper shootings Details emerge on veteran linked to Dallas sniper shootings
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DALLAS (AP) — Micah Xavier Johnson was known by his family and neighbors as an "Army strong" veteran who served in Afghanistan and loved playground basketball back home in suburban Dallas. [Read More]
Black Lives Matter supporters condemn violence in Dallas Black Lives Matter supporters condemn violence in Dallas
3 weeks ago -
DALLAS (AP) — Supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement on Friday condemned the slayings of police in Dallas but stressed that the shootings should not lessen concerns over the killings of black men and women by officers across the country. [Read More]
Dallas officers shot to death include newlywed, Iraq veteran Dallas officers shot to death include newlywed, Iraq veteran
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One was a newlywed. Another had survived multiple tours in Iraq. [Read More]
Five Dallas officers slain, deadliest day for police since 9/11 Five Dallas officers slain, deadliest day for police since 9/11
3 weeks ago -
DALLAS (AP) — Five Dallas police officers were fatally shot and seven others wounded during a protest over the deaths of black men killed by police this week in Louisiana and Minnesota — the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
3 weeks ago -
State police at Punxsutawney said someone sprayed silver and black paint on two storage sheds in Rossiter Monday or Tuesday. [Read More]
Minnesota governor: Race played role in shooting Minnesota governor: Race played role in shooting
3 weeks ago -
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — A suburban police officer who killed a black motorist likely wouldn’t have fired if the driver had been white, Minnesota’s governor declared, jumping into a suddenly reignited national debate over how law enforcement treats people of color. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
3 weeks ago -
John Bouch, 22, of Mahaffey, was injured and hospitalized following a crash at Wednesday on Route 36 south of Mill Road. [Read More]
Judge charged with drunken driving Judge charged with drunken driving
3 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A county judge based in Pittsburgh was so drunk she fell over following a traffic stop and has been charged with drunken driving, police said. [Read More]
Ex-church volunteer sentenced for child porn Ex-church volunteer sentenced for child porn
3 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former western Pennsylvania church youth worker will spend more than 14 years in prison for possessing child pornography, including some depicting adults performing sex acts with infants and violent content. [Read More]
Teen charged with raping woman Teen charged with raping woman
3 weeks ago -
BALDWIN (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has been charged with raping and beating a woman at a suburban Pittsburgh transit train station after following her from a stop in the city. [Read More]
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