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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
1 week 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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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana Borough police responded at 3:25 p.m. Thursday to a report of a fight in the Hadley Union Building near the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. [Read More]
Coroner rules 2015 deaths accidental
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ALTOONA (AP) — A coroner has ruled the deaths of three people in a central Pennsylvania house fire more than a year ago accidental although police say they are still investigating the blaze. [Read More]
Smoking materials likely cause of fire at Flight 93 memorial Smoking materials likely cause of fire at Flight 93 memorial
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SHANKSVILLE (AP) — Discarded smoking material is “strongly” suspected as the cause of a 2014 fire that struck the Flight 93 National Memorial, according to a report released Saturday that cited other factors believed to have contributed to the blaze. [Read More]
Officials probe deadly crane collapse Officials probe deadly crane collapse
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NEW YORK (AP) — Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars. [Read More]
Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma
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CHICAGO — A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager’s estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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The owner of a red Mercury Milan told Indiana police someone broke the side mirror of her car between 10 p.m. Thursday and 5:30 a.m. Friday while it was parked in a private lot along the 800 block of Wayne Avenue. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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Edward Cass III, 23, of Saltsburg, told state police at the Kiski Valley station he was not hurt following a one-vehicle crash at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on Route 981. [Read More]
Crane collapses in New York City, leaving one dead, three hurt Crane collapses in New York City, leaving one dead, three hurt
2 days ago -
NEW YORK — Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars. Three other people were hurt by debris, two of them seriously. [Read More]
‘Touching therapy’ doctor gets prison ‘Touching therapy’ doctor gets prison
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BELLEFONTE (AP) — A central Pennsylvania psychologist who used “touching therapy” on two female sexual trauma patients will spend three to six years in prison. [Read More]
New trial date set for ex-CEO New trial date set for ex-CEO
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WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — A federal judge has set a new trial date for the former CEO of a Centre County museum awaiting trial on child-sex charges. [Read More]
Texas authorities move 'affluenza' teen to adult jail Texas authorities move 'affluenza' teen to adult jail
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FORT WORTH, Texas — The Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-drivingwreck was transferred to an adult jail on Friday, a week after a judge initially refused to do so. [Read More]
Boy, 12, dies in house fire Boy, 12, dies in house fire
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NORRISTOWN (AP) — Relatives say a 12-year-old boy died when he returned to a burning suburban Philadelphia house to search for his father who just had hip surgery. [Read More]
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