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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
2 weeks 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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Officer charged with burglary Officer charged with burglary
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GOULDSBORO (AP) — Police said a rookie officer in northeastern Pennsylvania accused of breaking into apartments told residents he was doing undercover work. [Read More]
Judge dismisses suit in death of child Judge dismisses suit in death of child
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PITTSBURGH — A federal judge has tossed out accusations that child welfare officials in Westmoreland County failed to properly protect a newborn baby, and ordered the lawsuit to be filed instead in Indiana County Common Pleas Court. [Read More]
Fire destroys rural barn as crews battle frigid conditions Fire destroys rural barn as crews battle frigid conditions
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CONEMAUGH TOWNSHIP — A fire destroyed a barn on a farm in a remote section of the township as temperatures flirted with 0 early today. [Read More]
BLAIRSVILLE DISTRICT COURT DOCKET BLAIRSVILLE DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants were named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judges Jennifer Rega and Bernice McCutcheon of Blairsville. [Read More]
Man guilty on drug charges Man guilty on drug charges
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PITTSBURGH — A New Kensington man has pleaded guilty at the federal court in Pittsburgh in drug trafficking charges originally filed early last year in Indiana County. [Read More]
Police investigate fraud scheme Police investigate fraud scheme
4 weeks ago -
ELDERTON — State police at Kittanning reported Elderton State Bank, along Main Street, and several people across the nation have been hit with cash losses as part of an online fraud scheme. [Read More]
Online extortion prompts warning Online extortion prompts warning
4 weeks ago -
State police have warned Internet users to exercise more discretion when developing online relationships. Two area residents told state police they were blackmailed after developing romantic relationships and exchanging photos and videos with online partners. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Police at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus reported Myles Schmidt, of Moon Township, and Abigail Lucas, of Pittsburgh, were lodged at Indiana County Jail after being found intoxicated early New Year’s Day on Elkin Drive. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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State police reported vehicles driven by Vincent DiMatteo, of Indiana, and Gregory Boring, of Cherry Tree, were involved in an accident at 2:10 p.m. Thursday on Oakland Avenue at Rustic Lodge Road. [Read More]
Orie Melvin fights 2013 conviction Orie Melvin fights 2013 conviction
4 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of using state-paid staff for campaign activities said the state violated her constitutional rights. [Read More]
University to pay $4.8 million over death
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — The University of Cincinnati has agreed to pay $4.85 million to the family of an unarmed black man who was shot to death in July by one of its police officers. [Read More]
Police: Ex-boyfriend killed New York students before suicide Police: Ex-boyfriend killed New York students before suicide
4 weeks ago -
GENESEO, N.Y. — A 24-year-old man distraught over a recent breakup stabbed to death his ex-girlfriend and a fellow college athlete she was with in her off-campus bedroom before apparently killing himself with the same knife, police said Monday. [Read More]
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