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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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Three charged in double homicide Three charged in double homicide
2 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Three suspects have been arrested in the shooting deaths of two men during an argument police said stemmed from a drug deal late Tuesday in the Essex House Apartments complex near the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. [Read More]

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Man resentenced in drug trafficking Man resentenced in drug trafficking
3 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
An Indiana man was placed on probation Monday after a years-long battle to overturn a prison term imposed for his conviction on a drug trafficking charge. [Read More]
Suspect found dead Suspect found dead
3 days ago -
A trial scheduled this week in Indiana County Common Pleas court was canceled after the suspect in the case was discovered dead in his home. [Read More]
Man bilked Social Security, feds say Man bilked Social Security, feds say
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An Indiana County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of theft of government property, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced Tuesday. [Read More]
Police seek suspects in Philadelphia Street robbery Police seek suspects in Philadelphia Street robbery
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A man told Indiana Borough police he was robbed by three men at about 1 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of Philadelphia Street. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Three people face theft-related charges for an incident at Walmart, 3100 Oakland Ave., between May 15 and 18. [Read More]
Police set seat belt checkpoints Police set seat belt checkpoints
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State police will be aggressively patrolling for speeding, seat-belt violations and aggressive driving over the Memorial Day weekend. [Read More]
Police: Elderly couple had pact
3 days ago -
BELLE VERNON (AP) — Police said an elderly couple found alive with knife wounds in their Pennsylvania home had a suicide pact and the man could now face criminal charges. [Read More]
Jury mulls death penalty for Pittsburgh man Jury mulls death penalty for Pittsburgh man
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury that already determined a city man will die in prison for killing his next-door neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker, now must determine how he’ll die, the convicted killer’s defense attorney told the jury Tuesday. [Read More]
Men plead guilty in burglary spree
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two men prosecutors say stole nearly $2 million worth of merchandise from stores across the U.S. have pleaded guilty. [Read More]
Babies behind bars: Moms do time with their newborns Babies behind bars: Moms do time with their newborns
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BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Jennifer Dumas sits on a sofa, her smiling 6-month-old girl on her lap. The room is full of bright toys and children's books. A rainbow-colored activity mat is on the floor, and Winnie the Pooh is painted on the walls. [Read More]
Suspect in Charleston church shooting faces death penalty Suspect in Charleston church shooting faces death penalty
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year after the brutal shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday its intent to seek the death penalty against the man facing federal hate crime charges in the killings. [Read More]
Cosby lawyers outline defense as case heads to trial Cosby lawyers outline defense as case heads to trial
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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers gave a blistering preview of the questions the actor's accuser will face at trial, as a judge refused to dismiss the sex-assault case at a preliminary hearing. [Read More]
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