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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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Son held for trial in retired professor's slaying Son held for trial in retired professor's slaying
2 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
An Indiana man has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he fatally beat his mother in their home early last year. [Read More]

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FBI: Man arrested after doing yoga, meditating on airplane
4 weeks ago -
HONOLULU — A Japan-bound airplane returned to Hawaii because of a violent passenger who wanted to do yoga instead of sit in his seat, the FBI said. [Read More]
Minneapolis officers not charged in fatal shooting Minneapolis officers not charged in fatal shooting
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MINNEAPOLIS — Two white police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black man last fall will not face criminal charges, a prosecutor announced Wednesday in a decision that drew outrage from community members who said the move showed the legal system is rigged against African-Americans. [Read More]
Murder-for-hire plot featured on 'Cops' headed to trial Murder-for-hire plot featured on 'Cops' headed to trial
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BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — If the State of Florida’s attempted murder-for-hire case against Dalia Dippolito unfolds like a reality show, maybe that’s because it was made with television in mind. [Read More]
Judge delays more questioning of Cosby in sex battery case Judge delays more questioning of Cosby in sex battery case
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LOS ANGELES — Bill Cosby will not have to answer more questions under oath in a lawsuit from a woman who says the comedian forced her into a sex act at the Playboy Mansion, giving him time to resolve a separate criminal case, a judge ruled Wednesday. [Read More]
Dog brings home bag of marijuana
4 weeks ago -
LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi are investigating after they say a family’s dog brought home a large bag of marijuana. [Read More]
Obama commutes sentences of 61 convicted in drug crimes Obama commutes sentences of 61 convicted in drug crimes
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday commuted the sentences of 61 federal prisoners convicted of drug and firearm crimes, extending his efforts to reshape a criminal justice sentencing system he has said is unduly harsh, unfair to minorities and outdated. [Read More]
In Minneapolis, distrust flares after officers cleared In Minneapolis, distrust flares after officers cleared
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Activists from Minneapolis' black community spent four months demanding the release of videos and other evidence after a black man was fatally shot in a confrontation with two white police officers. [Read More]
BLAIRSVILLE DISTRICT COURT DOCKET BLAIRSVILLE DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
5 weeks ago -
The following defendants were named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Jennifer Rega, of Blairsville. Criminal complaints and affidavits of probable cause are not evidence of guilt in a criminal case. [Read More]
Court denies appeal for Murphy in murder of 3 family members Court denies appeal for Murphy in murder of 3 family members
5 weeks ago -
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Tuesday rejected Kevin Murphy’s appeal of his death sentence for the April 2009 murders of his mother, sister and elderly aunt. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
5 weeks ago -
State police said William A. Grozanick, 20, of Indiana, escaped from their custody as they attempted to handcuff him for suspicion of driving under the influence on March 19. [Read More]
Kane hires ex-DA who declined to charge Cosby Kane hires ex-DA who declined to charge Cosby
5 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general hired as her second-in-command a former district attorney who has become a central figure in Bill Cosby’s criminal defense. [Read More]
Police: Boy started house fire
5 weeks ago -
ALTOONA (AP) — Police say a boy playing with matches set a fire that damaged two houses and left nine people homeless in central Pennsylvania. [Read More]
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