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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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Citizens taking video of police facing arrest Citizens taking video of police facing arrest
2 days ago -
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Thomas Demint’s voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. “I’m videotaping this, sir,” he tells an officer. “I’m just videotaping this.” [Read More]

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Wolf nominates retired major to lead state police Wolf nominates retired major to lead state police
4 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday nominated a retired state police major to lead the agency two months after the Senate scuttled his first choice for the commissioner’s job. [Read More]
Police: ‘Pastor’ cut electric meter
4 weeks ago -
CENTERVILLE (AP) — State police say a man claiming to pastor a small northwestern Pennsylvania church has tried to force out the minister who owns and founded the church by cutting the electrical meter off the founder’s home. [Read More]
Woman pleads guilty in testing plot Woman pleads guilty in testing plot
4 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH — A Chinese citizen who lives in western Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to charges she used phony passports to take English-language fluency tests used for college entrance purposes for two other Chinese women, including one now enrolled at Virginia Tech. [Read More]
Holmes jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances Holmes jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances
4 weeks ago -
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors declined to rule out death for James Holmes on Monday as they moved toward sentencing the Colorado theater shooter. [Read More]
Blairsville man dies in accident Blairsville man dies in accident
4 weeks ago -
DERRY TOWNSHIP — A Blairsville-area man was fatally injured in a traffic crash Sunday evening on Route 982 just north of New Derry, authorities reported this morning. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
4 weeks ago -
Someone stole unspecified property from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of School Street between 7 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Indiana borough police reported. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
4 weeks ago -
A van driven by Joshua Clark, of Connellsville, hit the side of a car driven by John Kuntz, of Saltsburg, while passing it Wednesday on the southbound lanes of Route 119, state police at Indiana reported. [Read More]
Murrysville doctor accused of illegally killing lion Murrysville doctor accused of illegally killing lion
4 weeks ago -
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July. [Read More]
Wildfires prompt evacuations in parts of Northern California
4 weeks ago -
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials called for thousands of evacuations as numerous homes remained threatened by northern California wildfires today, while more than 9,000 firefighters battled 21 major fires in the state, officials said. [Read More]
40 bills passed in Ferguson's wake 40 bills passed in Ferguson's wake
4 weeks ago -
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. [Read More]
Manhunt underway for suspect in officer's fatal shooting Manhunt underway for suspect in officer's fatal shooting
4 weeks ago -
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A manhunt was underway today for a suspect who police say fatally shot a Memphis officer after he interrupted a drug deal involving a small amount of marijuana that would have resulted in just a misdemeanor citation and a fine. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
4 weeks ago -
State police charged Sarah Delasko, 32, of Indiana, with a second-degree misdemeanor count of simple assault and a summary count of harassment in a complaint filed at Indiana District Court. [Read More]
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