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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]

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Man sentenced in Walmart scam Man sentenced in Walmart scam
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PITTSBURGH — A man who cashed $300,000 worth of counterfeit checks using personal information stolen by peeking over the shoulders of hundreds of Walmart customers was sentenced to prison Thursday. [Read More]
Police officials quarrel over effort to raise bar on force Police officials quarrel over effort to raise bar on force
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute is erupting among police organizations over new proposals that would govern when officers should use force during violent arrests, amid national outrage over questionable shootings. [Read More]
Woman charged in teen's death says she, too, was bullied Woman charged in teen's death says she, too, was bullied
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Natalie Keepers told a judge that she was bullied — just like the 13-year-old girl she is accused of plotting to kill. [Read More]
BLAIRSVILLE DISTRICT COURT DOCKET BLAIRSVILLE DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants were named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judges Jennifer Rega and Bernice McCutcheon, of Blairsville. [Read More]
Man accused of having sex with teen Man accused of having sex with teen
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PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Jefferson County man was charged Monday with exchanging nude photographs with a 15-year-old girl and having sex with her last month in a residence in Punxsutawney. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Neko Benson, of Pittsburgh, was held at Indiana County Jail early today following a traffic stop in downtown Indiana. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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State police reported that a westbound car driven by Jacob Shannon, of Homer City, hit a concrete median barrier then struck a guardrail in the area of 11853 Route 22 at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday. [Read More]
Judge refuses to dismiss sex-assault case against Cosby Judge refuses to dismiss sex-assault case against Cosby
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NORRISTOWN — A judge refused to throw out the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, sweeping aside a former district attorney’s claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago. [Read More]
Cheating allegations investigated at police academy Cheating allegations investigated at police academy
4 days ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s governor on Wednesday indirectly confirmed news reports of an investigation into possible cheating at the state police academy in Hershey. [Read More]
Jurors award $23.1 million to man shot by deputy in Florida
4 days ago -
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A federal jury has awarded $23.1 million to a black man who was shot and paralyzed by a Florida sheriff's deputy who thought he was armed, but it could be years before the 22-year-old man might see any of the money — if ever. [Read More]
Real estate heir pleads guilty on weapons charge Real estate heir pleads guilty on weapons charge
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NEW ORLEANS — A New York real estate heir pleaded guilty in New Orleans on Wednesday to a weapons charge and agreed to an 85-month prison sentence, a move that could usher in his extradition to California to face murder charges. [Read More]
New York inmate who sparked three-week manhunt gets more prison time New York inmate who sparked three-week manhunt gets more prison time
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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A convicted killer already serving life behind bars was ordered Wednesday to pay restitution and sentenced to additional prison time for his daring escape last year from a maximum-security prison in northern New York. [Read More]
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