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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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Suspect withdraws guilty plea Suspect withdraws guilty plea
4 weeks ago -
An expected sentencing in Indiana County court in a murder solicitation case was averted Monday when the defendant at the last minute withdrew his guilty plea. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Police: Tractor-trailer crashes into famed Nevada brothel Police: Tractor-trailer crashes into famed Nevada brothel
2 days ago -
LAS VEGAS — A man wearing body armor and a mask backed a tractor-trailer through the gate of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch before dawn Thursday and crashed it into the front door of the famed Nevada brothel featured in the CatHouse reality television show. [Read More]
Court tightens rules for seizing properties tied to crime Court tightens rules for seizing properties tied to crime
2 days ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court on Thursday reined in the power of prosecutors to seize people's property through civil actions. [Read More]
'Houdini' of Alabama death row executed for murder-for-hire 'Houdini' of Alabama death row executed for murder-for-hire
2 days ago -
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man once dubbed the "Houdini" of Alabama's death row after averting seven prior execution dates was put to death Friday, capping years of litigation challenging the humaneness of lethal injection. [Read More]
Man charged with dealing lethal drugs Man charged with dealing lethal drugs
3 days ago -
DERRY TOWNSHIP — Westmoreland County authorities have accused a Saltsburg man of providing a fatal dose of heroin to a Derry woman late last year. [Read More]
Man sentenced in two drug cases Man sentenced in two drug cases
3 days ago -
A Blairsville man was sentenced on Monday in Indiana County Court to serve five years of jail time and probation for his convictions on charges in two drug cases. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
3 days ago -
State police reported that Keriane Cameron, of Clymer, shouted at her mother at 11:40 p.m. May 13 and disturbed the neighbors at 224 Elkin Ave., then punched a parked vehicle and caused almost $490 of damage. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
3 days ago -
State police reported that a Buick LaCrosse driven by Kelly Zawodniak, of Saltsburg, crashed at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday on Route 286 near Clark Street. [Read More]
Man who had lethal injection delayed seven times to be executed Man who had lethal injection delayed seven times to be executed
3 days ago -
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama inmate Tommy Arthur — called the “Houdini” of death row by some after he got seven prior execution dates postponed — is scheduled to be put to death Thursday evening. [Read More]
From fame to shame: Playmate faces consequences From fame to shame: Playmate faces consequences
3 days ago -
LOS ANGELES — Dani Mathers earned fame posing as a nude model. She gained notoriety on the other side of the camera when she snapped a photo of an unwitting and unwilling subject — a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2017: Congressional candidate charged with assaulting reporter CAMPAIGN 2017: Congressional candidate charged with assaulting reporter
3 days ago -
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Today’s nationally watched election for Montana’s sole congressional seat got a last-minute twist when the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor assault for grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground. [Read More]
Addiction counselors at halfway house overdose
3 days ago -
WEST CHESTER (AP) — Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the same day, authorities said Wednesday. [Read More]
Man out of prison after 24 years Man out of prison after 24 years
3 days ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man who was exonerated of murder has been released from prison after 24 years. [Read More]
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