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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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Workers treated for chemical exposure Workers treated for chemical exposure
5 days ago - - RANDY WELLS
Seventeen employees of a Center Township specialty metals and melt shop were treated at Indiana Regional Medical Center Tuesday for exposure to a hazardous material, possibly cadmium. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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Both drivers were hurt in a two-vehicle accident July 23 along Route 981 at Freddie Road, according to state police. [Read More]
Not guilty plea entered for church shooting suspect Not guilty plea entered for church shooting suspect
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he couldn’t advise his client to do so until prosecutors say whether they’ll seek the death penalty. [Read More]
DA won't face forgery charges
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BELLEFONTE (AP) — A central Pennsylvania prosecutor did not forge a judge’s signature on a fake bail order and should not face charges, a grand jury said in a report issued Friday in a case that has roiled the region’s legal community. [Read More]
Baltimore killings soar to level unseen in 43 years Baltimore killings soar to level unseen in 43 years
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BALTIMORE — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years. [Read More]
Two officers at scene of fatal shooting won't be charged
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CINCINNATI — Two University of Cincinnati police officers who were at the scene just after a fellow officer fatally shot a driver are not being charged, a prosecutor said Friday. [Read More]
Family caught sneaking into park
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ALLENTOWN (AP) — Police say a Philadelphia woman and nine members of her family tried taking a theme park for a ride by running into the park without paying for tickets. [Read More]
Escapee accused in killing captured Escapee accused in killing captured
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KITTANNING — State police reported this morning that troopers captured an escaped Armstrong County Jail inmate suspected of killing a woman. [Read More]
Police withdraw drug charges Police withdraw drug charges
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Indiana Borough police on Wednesday withdrew narcotics charges that had been filed July 9 against a former star basketball player at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police said they will file charges against a 22-year-old Indiana man for possessing a small amount of marijuana at The Grove Apartments at 100 Grove Lane July 13 at 1:45 a.m. [Read More]
Ex-university officer makes bail in motorist's killing Ex-university officer makes bail in motorist's killing
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Two University of Cincinnati police officers who were present when a colleague shot and killed a motorist were placed on paid leave, a university spokesman said Thursday, while a judge set bail of $1 million for the officer at the center of the case. [Read More]
Lawsuit filed over shooting at township building Lawsuit filed over shooting at township building
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The widow of a victim of a 2013 shooting at a municipal building has filed a federal lawsuit against township officials and a county sheriff, alleging they knew the gunman was mentally unstable and capable of violence but failed to provide security at a township meeting where he opened fire. [Read More]
Escapee suspected in Armstrong County homicide Escapee suspected in Armstrong County homicide
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KITTANNING — State police this afternoon reported that an inmate who escaped from Armstrong County Jail now is suspected of a murder and vehicle theft. [Read More]
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