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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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Homicides fueled by drug deal gone bad, police say Homicides fueled by drug deal gone bad, police say
6 weeks ago - - SEAN YODER
Authorities took three people into custody Thursday afternoon in connection with a drug-related double homicide early that morning that occurred just outside of Clymer. [Read More]

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New competency exam ordered in Charleston church shooting
4 weeks ago -
A judge announced Tuesday that he has ordered another competency exam for a white man charged with killing nine black parishioners at a Charleston church one day after halting jury selection because of a motion from defense attorneys. [Read More]
Police: Stepmom fed laxatives to boy, 4
4 weeks ago -
QUARRYVILLE (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges she fed her 4-year-old stepson laxative-laced beans and hot sauce, and otherwise insulted him over her apparent frustration over potty training. [Read More]
Naked man shot with stun gun dies in North Carolina
4 weeks ago -
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say deputies hit a naked man with a stun gun after he charged at them following a car crash, and that the man has died. [Read More]
Woman now denies fatal subway push
4 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — A former home health aide rolled her eyes and insisted she wasn’t guilty as she was charged Tuesday with shoving a woman onto the subway tracks under Times Square, killing her. [Read More]
Authorities warn of jury duty phone scam in Pittsburgh area Authorities warn of jury duty phone scam in Pittsburgh area
4 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal authorities are warning residents in the Pittsburgh area about a nationwide telephone scam in which callers purporting to be officials are collecting fines from people who fail to report for jury duty. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
5 weeks ago -
State police cited John L. Barto, 22, of Indiana, with harassment after troopers said he slapped a woman in the face during an argument then fled the scene at 3:40 a.m. Oct. 26 at 403 Barclay Heights. [Read More]
Judge Steffee recertified
5 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Magisterial District Judge Susanne V. Steffee was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successfully completing continuing legal education course work. [Read More]
DA: Escaped suspect died after jump into river DA: Escaped suspect died after jump into river
5 weeks ago -
JOHNSTOWN (AP) — The district attorney says a Pennsylvania suspect who escaped from a hospital jumped off a bridge and died in the river below while being chased by police. [Read More]
Man convicted in shooting at mall Man convicted in shooting at mall
5 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man charged in a Pittsburgh-area mall shooting that wounded three people has been acquitted of attempted murder but convicted of other charges. [Read More]
Penn State asks judge to overturn verdict
5 weeks ago -
BELLEFONTE (AP) — Penn State University is challenging a jury’s $7.3 million award to a former assistant football coach in his defamation case against the university. [Read More]
Real estate heir durst pleads not guilty to murder Real estate heir durst pleads not guilty to murder
5 weeks ago -
LOS ANGELES — Wearing a neck brace and seated in a wheelchair, looking pale and frail, real estate heir and documentary star Robert Durst pleaded not guilty to murder Monday, more than a year and a half after a live microphone recorded him muttering, “killed them all.” [Read More]
Authorities: Third body found on South Carolina man's property Authorities: Third body found on South Carolina man's property
5 weeks ago -
WOODRUFF, S.C. — Investigators discovered a third body on the property of a South Carolina man who is now linked to seven deaths and the kidnapping of a woman who was found chained inside a storage container, authorities said Monday. [Read More]
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