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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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Firefighters battle vehicle blaze Firefighters battle vehicle blaze
4 weeks ago -
Firefighters from Homer City worked to put out a car fire on Friday night along Route 119 between Ridge Avenue and East Church Street. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

On-duty officer accused of patronizing prostitute
2 days ago -
PITTSBURGH — A Mercer County police officer has been charged with meeting a prostitute on duty, then trying to cover it up, state police announced Thursday. [Read More]
Woman accused of taping child to wall Woman accused of taping child to wall
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REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — A young woman accused of taping her 2-year-old son to a wall so she could get some housework done and streaming it live on social media was arrested on Thursday. [Read More]
Video released of suspect's surrender in police slaying Video released of suspect's surrender in police slaying
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Hours after a fugitive in the slaying of a police officer told a judge he was brutalized during his arrest, Orlando’s police chief released a video of his surrender and described the suspect as “extremely violent, dangerous and very unpredictable.” [Read More]
Report: Man choked wife after dream
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EYNON (AP) — A Pennsylvania man tried to strangle his wife after he woke up from a dream in which she was cheating on him, police said. [Read More]
Police union buys 'help wanted' billboard in battle with DA
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s police union has purchased a “Help Wanted” billboard that says the city is ready for a new district attorney. [Read More]
'Dance Moms' star's 2-day sentencing hearing set to begin 'Dance Moms' star's 2-day sentencing hearing set to begin
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge will decide if "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller should be sentenced to prison or probation for concealing hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of income during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy. [Read More]
Man pleads guilty in fatal DUI crash Man pleads guilty in fatal DUI crash
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A Homer City man pleaded guilty to his involvement in a drunken driving accident that claimed the life of a Rayne Township woman in March. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
3 days ago -
A Penn Run man escaped injury when his pickup truck slid on an icy Route 286 Jan. 11 and sheared off a utility pole, state police said. [Read More]
Pennsylvania prosecutor probing anti-MLK truck
3 days ago -
JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A truck sporting images and messages against slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has drawn the attention of Pennsylvania authorities. [Read More]
Bill introduced to allow blue lines on roadways Bill introduced to allow blue lines on roadways
3 days ago -
TRENTON, N.J. — Two New Jersey congressmen have introduced legislation to allow towns to paint strips of blue on roadways to honor police after regulators said the tributes crossed the line of federal safety rules. [Read More]
Notice of execution signed for Pittsburgh cop killer Notice of execution signed for Pittsburgh cop killer
3 days ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Although merely a formality, a notice of execution has been signed for a western Pennsylvania man convicted of killing three Pittsburgh police officers in 2009. [Read More]
Greenville woman sentenced for drug trafficking Greenville woman sentenced for drug trafficking
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A Mercer County woman was ordered Tuesday to serve prison time for a drug trafficking offense in Indiana County, the district attorney’s office reported. [Read More]
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