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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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Shootings leave one dead, three injured Shootings leave one dead, three injured
5 days ago - - SEAN YODER
One person is dead from one of two shootings early Saturday morning in Indiana Borough, police said. Both suspects in the shootings are in custody. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Man convicted of flashing maid
4 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A Maryland man who exposed himself to a female room service attendant at a Pennsylvania hotel, then gave the woman a $5 tip for her trouble, has been convicted of indecent exposure. [Read More]
Judge allows video in guard killing Judge allows video in guard killing
4 weeks ago -
WILKES-BARRE — A federal judge ruled that a jury can see surveillance video showing the killing of a guard at a federal prison in Pennsylvania when the inmate involved stands trial in April. [Read More]
MS-13 gang suspects indicted in slayings of 3 teens MS-13 gang suspects indicted in slayings of 3 teens
4 weeks ago -
Federal prosecutors said Thursday they had captured the members of a violent street gang who killed three high school students, including two girls who were inseparable best friends and were attacked with a machete and baseball bats as they walked through their suburban neighborhood. [Read More]
Dispatcher: Supervisor raped her
4 weeks ago -
SCRANTON — Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an allegation by a dispatcher who was on duty during a fatal barracks ambush that her supervisor raped her in 2013 and police officials tried covering it up, an agency spokesman said Thursday. [Read More]
DA: Detective stole cash and drugs
4 weeks ago -
AMBLER (AP) — Authorities in suburban Philadelphia said a respected detective stole $7,000 in drugs and cash from an evidence room to feed an addiction before apparently taking his life. [Read More]
Pastor charged in death of toddler Pastor charged in death of toddler
4 weeks ago -
The pastor of a church that shuns modern medicine was charged with a felony Thursday in his toddler granddaughter’s death from pneumonia, joining his son and daughter-in-law as defendants in the latest criminal case involving the Christian fundamentalist sect. [Read More]
Police: Posting man's last moments on Facebook not illegal Police: Posting man's last moments on Facebook not illegal
4 weeks ago -
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say the person who livestreamed a dying man's final moments on Facebook won't be charged because no law was broken. [Read More]
Cops: Wrong-way drunken driver hits ambulance in tunnel Cops: Wrong-way drunken driver hits ambulance in tunnel
4 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man was drunk when he drove the wrong way into the Fort Pitt Tunnel and hit an empty ambulance, closing the tunnel for several hours. [Read More]
Area teenager dies after explosion in burn barrel Area teenager dies after explosion in burn barrel
4 weeks ago -
MAHAFFEY — A Clearfield County teenager was fatally injured Tuesday when an object exploded in a barrel of trash that he was burning at his home along Smay Lane in Bell Township, authorities said. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
4 weeks ago -
Indiana Borough police cited Amanda Cohen, of Rockville, Md., with hosting a disorderly gathering after officers investigated a large party and a disturbance at 3:55 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Wayne Avenue, according to a report. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
4 weeks ago -
State police reported a pickup truck driven by Anthony Morales, of Sagamore, Armstrong County, hit the rear of a truck driven by Ethan Smith, of New Waterford, Ohio, at 10 a.m. Feb. 22 on Route 22 at Jonnet Road. [Read More]
Tools found in wooded area
4 weeks ago -
LOYALHANNA TOWNSHIP — State police in Westmoreland County reported that several tools were discovered on Feb. 16 or 17 in a wooded area along Forest Drive in Loyalhanna Woodlands. [Read More]
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