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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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POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Homer City borough police are investigating an incident of criminal mischief at Floodway Park along Kirk Avenue. [Read More]
Man accepts deal in police beating
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man’s lawyer says his client has accepted a $125,000 settlement more than six years after the man — who is black — said three white police officers wrongfully arrested him and then beat him. [Read More]
Two adults charged in shooting death
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MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) — Two adults have been charged with child endangerment in the death of a 13-year-old boy who authorities allege was shot by a 14-year-old friend playing with a handgun. [Read More]
Man convicted of killing Iowa lawmaker's sisters Man convicted of killing Iowa lawmaker's sisters
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury in Pennsylvania convicted a man Monday in the slayings of two neighbors — sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker — and now must decide whether his punishment should be death or to spend the rest of his life in prison. [Read More]
Smaller cities across U.S. opening high-tech crime centers Smaller cities across U.S. opening high-tech crime centers
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Live video feeds from cameras across Hartford, Connecticut, light up a wall of flat-screen monitors in a high-tech room at the city's old police department, while computers take in data from license plate readers and a gunshot detection system. [Read More]
Freddie Gray: Prosecutor criticized after officer acquittal Freddie Gray: Prosecutor criticized after officer acquittal
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BALTIMORE (AP) — After two trials and no convictions, Baltimore's top prosecutor is facing criticism that she moved too quickly to file charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray without first ensuring there was enough evidence to bring them to bear. [Read More]
Police: Man harassed girl, 15 Police: Man harassed girl, 15
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State police said they filed charges of harassment against James M. Liscsak, 70, of Homer City, after receiving a report that he touched a 15-year-old Lucernemines girl at Kmart in White Township on Saturday. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Matthew T. McNevin, of Indiana, was charged with simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment after state police said a verbal dispute with an 18-year-old Indiana woman turned physical. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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State police said Susan E. Gamble, 48, of Bolivar, was not hurt when her car struck a guardrail and pole along Route 259 Sunday near Mulligan Hill Road. [Read More]
Coroner: Penn State student grabbed power line Coroner: Penn State student grabbed power line
4 days ago -
STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A central Pennsylvania coroner says a Penn State student who fell off the roof of a home died of electrocution. [Read More]
Principal on leave amid scandal
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PLUM (AP) — A suburban Pittsburgh principal has been placed on paid administrative leave as district officials plan to investigate how he handled reports of inappropriate sexual relationships between teachers and students. [Read More]
Man dies after falling from Ocean City hotel balcony
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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after they say a Pennsylvania man died after falling from an eighth-floor balcony at an Ocean City hotel. [Read More]
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