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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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Citizens taking video of police facing arrest Citizens taking video of police facing arrest
6 days ago -
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Thomas Demint’s voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. “I’m videotaping this, sir,” he tells an officer. “I’m just videotaping this.” [Read More]

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Man who got life for marijuana charge goes free in Missouri Man who got life for marijuana charge goes free in Missouri
4 days ago -
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for two decades — a period in which the nation's attitudes toward pot steadily softened. [Read More]
Officer fatally shot, prompting manhunt in northern Illinois Officer fatally shot, prompting manhunt in northern Illinois
4 days ago -
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed. [Read More]
Man, 19, found dead on IUP campus Man, 19, found dead on IUP campus
4 days ago -
The Indiana County coroner’s office is investigating the death of a 19-year-old man whose body was found early today on Papermill Avenue near Oakland Avenue and the parking garage, on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
4 days ago -
Borough police reported someone threw a plug-in air freshener through a rear window of a vehicle on the 500 block of South Sixth Street at 9:32 p.m. Sunday. [Read More]
Strict DUI enforcement planned for holiday Strict DUI enforcement planned for holiday
4 days ago -
As part of a focus on reducing drug- and alcohol-related crashes, PennDOT, state police and municipal police are taking part in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement initiative through Labor Day. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
4 days ago -
Vehicles driven by Jerry Rankin, of Creekside, and Takara Thomas, of Yatesboro, sideswiped each other at 8:33 a.m. Sunday on Sagamore Road, state police reported. [Read More]
Suspect in deputy attack had history of mental illness Suspect in deputy attack had history of mental illness
4 days ago -
HOUSTON — A man charged with murder in the ambush of a suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy had a history of mental illness and was once declared mentally incompetent, according to authorities and his former attorney. [Read More]
Kane, supporters rally against effort to force her out of office Kane, supporters rally against effort to force her out of office
4 days ago -
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane has retained a lawyer to look into disciplinary matters for her, the lawyer said Monday as her supporters mobilized against perceived efforts to force her out of office as she fights criminal charges. [Read More]
Man convicted of killing three Man convicted of killing three
4 days ago -
OLATHE, Kan. — The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites gave jurors a Nazi salute Monday after they convicted him of murder and other charges for the shootings, which he said would allow him to “die a martyr.” [Read More]
Details emerge in Wayne Avenue pedestrian death Details emerge in Wayne Avenue pedestrian death
4 days ago -
Indiana Borough police on Monday continued their investigation into the Sunday evening traffic death of a pedestrian on Wayne Avenue between Grant and Maple streets. [Read More]
Indiana man struck, killed on Wayne Avenue Indiana man struck, killed on Wayne Avenue
5 days ago -
An Indiana man was fatally injured Sunday evening when he was struck by a pickup truck on the 900 block of Wayne Avenue outside McDonald’s restaurant. [Read More]
Two hurt in melee at Copper Beech complex Two hurt in melee at Copper Beech complex
5 days ago -
A Philadelphia man was shot and an Indiana University of Pennsylvania student suffered facial injuries early Sunday during a melee at an off-campus housing complex in White Township. [Read More]
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