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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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Man sentenced to 15 to 30 years in trail killing Man sentenced to 15 to 30 years in trail killing
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The case of the 2013 drug-related slaying of James “Pork” Alexander, of Ernest, was virtually closed out this morning with the resentencing of one of the men who took part in the killing. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Stepfather to face trial for youngster's injuries Stepfather to face trial for youngster's injuries
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CLYMER — After two doctors testified that a 6-year-old White Township boy suffered life-threatening injuries that could only have been the result of child abuse, the youngster’s stepfather this morning was ordered to stand trial on attempted homicide, assault and endangerment charges. [Read More]
Truck pulls down wires, triggering power outage Truck pulls down wires, triggering power outage
2 days ago - - SEAN YODER
An truck bearing an oversized load struck the Route 119 bridge over East Pike in White Township before bringing down a utility pole Monday just before 5 p.m. in the area of Twolick Drive, according to local officials. [Read More]
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Borough police charged Robert Oakes, 51, of Munhall, with driving under the influence on May 31 at 12:41 a.m. in the 800 block of Philadelphia Street. [Read More]
Driving enforcement set for holiday weekend Driving enforcement set for holiday weekend
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PennDOT, Pennsylvania State Police and local police have announced that they are partnering to help decrease impaired driving and aggressive behaviors through the Independence Day holiday weekend. [Read More]
2 days ago -
State police said both operators involved in a collision were able to drive their vehicles from the scene of an accident on Friday at 1:40 p.m. along Route 403. [Read More]
Gov. Cuomo: Escaped inmates went separate ways
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Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks in the woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before one was shot and the other captured, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. [Read More]
Teacher in sex case charged again
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania high school teacher charged with having sex with a student has been charged for a second time with trying to intimidate the girl — this time by allegedly sending her cryptic emails from his school-issued laptop computer. [Read More]
Airline ops manager charged in sex sting
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American Airlines operations manager who was among the few people to learn of the first 9/11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has been arrested near Pittsburgh in an online child-sex sting. [Read More]
Interstate to be named for trooper
2 days ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — An exit off Interstate 84 will be renamed in memory of a Pennsylvania State Trooper killed in an ambush at his barracks last year. [Read More]
Teens escape from detention center
2 days ago -
RINGWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Police searched Monday for three teenage boys who they say escaped from a state detention center over the weekend after attacking an employee, stealing his keys and carjacking his van with a sleeping woman inside. [Read More]
Police recover bronze receptacles
2 days ago -
BANGOR (AP) — Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania said they have recovered 137 of the bronze urn-like receptacles stolen from eastern Pennsylvania cemeteries in recent weeks. [Read More]
Suspect arrested in cookout shooting
2 days ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police said a 23-year-old suspect has turned himself in after a shooting that injured 11 people at a Philadelphia cookout. [Read More]
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