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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
1 week ago -
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]

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New York prison chief, 11 others put on leave, official says New York prison chief, 11 others put on leave, official says
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ALBANY, N.Y. — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled it off, a state official said Tuesday. [Read More]
Man jailed for not paying $749 fare Man jailed for not paying $749 fare
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UNIONTOWN (AP) — Police say a man who took a 300-mile cab ride across Pennsylvania to surprise his fiancee has been jailed because he couldn’t pay the $749 fare. [Read More]
Mall enacts new security plan
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MONROEVILLE (AP) — Executives at the Monroeville Mall announced new plans to improve security in response to several violent crimes, including a February shooting that injured three people. [Read More]
Nurse at hospital drops day-old baby Nurse at hospital drops day-old baby
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UNIONTOWN (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania say a nurse dropped a newborn boy at a hospital, fracturing his skull. [Read More]
Elderly man killed in crash Elderly man killed in crash
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APOLLO (AP) — A 90-year-old man died after making a turn and driving his car into the path of an oncoming truck in Washington Township, Westmoreland County. [Read More]
One dead in car chase One dead in car chase
5 days ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — State police said the driver of a car being chased by troopers was killed and four others were hurt when he crashed into another vehicle while exiting Interstate 376 in Pittsburgh. [Read More]
Three hurt, one critically in Route 22 wreck Three hurt, one critically in Route 22 wreck
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DELMONT (AP) — Three people were hurt Tuesday, one critically, when a tractor-trailer overturned and crashed into a pickup truck on a Route 22. [Read More]
Parking citation tossed Parking citation tossed
5 days ago -
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma. [Read More]
Severe thunderstorm watch issued Severe thunderstorm watch issued
6 days ago -
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Indiana and Armstrong counties. [Read More]
Stepfather to face trial for youngster's injuries Stepfather to face trial for youngster's injuries
6 days ago -
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
6 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]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
6 days ago -
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]
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