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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]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Police: Firefighter shoots at house
4 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh firefighter has been placed on paid leave after he was charged with firing a shot through his neighbor’s window — while holding his 18-month-old son. [Read More]
Bond revoked for ex-teacher Bond revoked for ex-teacher
4 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pennsylvania high school teacher charged with having sex with a student is back behind bars to await trial. [Read More]
Officer resigns after acquittal
4 weeks ago -
HUMMELSTOWN (AP) — A central Pennsylvania police officer who was acquitted of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed motorist as he lay facedown on the ground has resigned from her position on the police force. [Read More]
Two teens charged in murder plot at Denver-area school Two teens charged in murder plot at Denver-area school
4 weeks ago -
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — Two 16-year-old girls have been charged as adults in an alleged plot to kill classmates at a suburban Denver high school. [Read More]
Three accused of failing to report rape Three accused of failing to report rape
4 weeks ago -
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Three officials at a Tennessee high school were charged Thursday with failing to report the sexual abuse of four basketball players in a complaint that portrayed a far broader assault. [Read More]
Police: Canadian woman had 50 lbs. of pot in foosball table
4 weeks ago -
LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Canadian woman has been caught trying to smuggle more than 50 pounds of marijuana by hiding it in a foosball table she tried to bring across the border in western New York. [Read More]
FBI director: cop shooter loyal to ISIS likely acted alone FBI director: cop shooter loyal to ISIS likely acted alone
4 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA—FBI Director James B. Comey said Thursday that investigators are not currently seeking any other suspects in last week’s shooting of a Philadelphia police officer by a man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. [Read More]
Lawyer: Police shooting of black teen deserves second look Lawyer: Police shooting of black teen deserves second look
4 weeks ago -
A lawyer for the family of a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect fatally shot by a white Chicago police officer in 2013 hopes video of the shooting just released by the city will prompt a new look at the case and possibly even lead to the reopening of a criminal investigation. [Read More]
Woman injured in accident Woman injured in accident
4 weeks ago -
Firefighters and medics worked to remove a woman from her car after it struck a utility pole Wednesday along Route 286 in front of the Purchase Line school grounds. [Read More]
Police arrest driver found with heroin Police arrest driver found with heroin
4 weeks ago -
Indiana Borough police found heroin and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop Wednesday evening, according to Lt. Anthony Clement. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
4 weeks ago -
State police charged Johnathon D. Horchak, 22, of Forbes Road, with five counts of driving under the influence after troopers said he was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance at 11:50 a.m. Dec. 25 along Cornell Road. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
4 weeks ago -
State police said no one was hurt in a three-vehicle accident at West Pike and Walker Lane Monday at 4:10 p.m. [Read More]
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