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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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Man sentenced to 15 to 30 years in trail killing Man sentenced to 15 to 30 years in trail killing
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The case of the 2013 drug-related slaying of James “Pork” Alexander, of Ernest, was virtually closed out this morning with the resentencing of one of the men who took part in the killing. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Judge in theater shooting possesses cool head, strong will Judge in theater shooting possesses cool head, strong will
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — It was an agonizing decision. Should prosecutors be allowed to show a paralyzed mother a photo of her slain 6-year-old daughter while she testified in the Colorado theater shooting trial? [Read More]
Police: Surviving escapee could face a harder time alone Police: Surviving escapee could face a harder time alone
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MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — With his escape partner killed, a surviving convicted murderer on the run could have a tougher time eluding the army of searchers scouring miles of thick woods in far northern New York, police said today. [Read More]
CLYMER DISTRICT COURT DOCKET CLYMER DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
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The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge George Thachik, Clymer. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police have opened a probe into the reported theft of Footjoy brand golf shirts and a golf club at 1:34 p.m. June 19 from the pro shop at Indiana Country Club. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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A Jeep driven by Levi Bruner, of Lucernemines, went out of control, skidded off the road and hit a steel pipe along the north side of Lucerne Road at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, state police at Indiana reported. [Read More]
Search for second escaped convict intensifies Search for second escaped convict intensifies
4 days ago -
MALONE, N.Y. — The shooting death of one escaped killer brought new energy to the three-week hunt for a second escaped murderer as helicopters, search dogs and hundreds of law enforcement officers converged on a wooded area 30 miles from the prison. [Read More]
Agents raid monestery where friar tied to sex abuse lived Agents raid monestery where friar tied to sex abuse lived
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HOLLIDAYSBURG (AP) — Agents with the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office have seized documents and computers from a monestery where a Franciscan friar killed himself after he was accused of sexually abusing students at schools in two states. [Read More]
Foreign suspect indicted for ID theft Foreign suspect indicted for ID theft
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PITTSBURGH — A federal grand jury has indicted a foreign citizen in a conspiracy to file more than 900 phony federal tax returns seeking $2.2 million in refunds by using employee information stolen from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. [Read More]
Defense doctor barraged in theater shooting trial Defense doctor barraged in theater shooting trial
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A defense psychiatrist who found James Holmes was insane when he killed 12 people in an attack on a suburban Denver movie theater spent Friday answering a barrage of questions, including more than two dozen from jurors about his methods. [Read More]
Video shows officer shoving man with toddler Video shows officer shoving man with toddler
4 days ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Security video appears to show a Philadelphia transit officer shove a man holding a toddler against the wall and grab him by the throat as they argued over whether he paid the $2.25 fare. [Read More]
Strongstown man killed in wreck Strongstown man killed in wreck
5 days ago -
PINE TOWNSHIP — Authorities said speed, bad tires and rainy weather contributed to a fatal collision of two trucks late Thursday afternoon on Route 422 near Nolo. [Read More]
Multiple vehicles damaged in crash Multiple vehicles damaged in crash
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A chain reaction crash damaged multiple vehicles Thursday in Indiana along Oakland Avenue between 10th and 11th streets at about 10 a.m. [Read More]
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