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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
4 days 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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Probe underway in brawl that left man, K-9 dead Probe underway in brawl that left man, K-9 dead
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PITTSBURGH — A man fatally stabbed a police dog while brawling with officers at a busway in the Pittsburgh suburbs before police opened fire and killed the suspect, authorities said. [Read More]
Police say Chicago homicides climbed dramatically in January Police say Chicago homicides climbed dramatically in January
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CHICAGO — Chicago saw a dramatic spike in the number of homicides and shootings in January — the bloodiest start to a year in at least 16 years and a blow to a police force struggling to regain public trust following the release of a video of a white officer fatally shooting a black teen. [Read More]
Fight over hostage broke up California jail escapees Fight over hostage broke up California jail escapees
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SANTA ANA, Calif. — Three inmates who teamed up to pull off an intricate escape from a California jail stuck together and eluded authorities for nearly a week. Then authorities said their alliance began to unravel over a disagreement on whether to kill a cab driver they’d taken hostage. [Read More]
Accused ex-pastor waives hearing
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WEST CHESTER (AP) — A former suburban Philadelphia pastor has waived his preliminary hearing on charges alleging that he raped and impregnated a teenage girl. [Read More]
Details remain scarce in death of Virginia 13-year-old Details remain scarce in death of Virginia 13-year-old
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David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers were promising engineering students at Virginia Tech, described by those who knew them as ambitious and focused. Nicole Madison Lovell was an energetic 13-year-old who bore emotional and physical wounds, suffering from bullying over the scars from a transplant. [Read More]
Americans are packing classes in how to survive a shooting Americans are packing classes in how to survive a shooting
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WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting. [Read More]
One arrested, another at large in abduction of IUP student One arrested, another at large in abduction of IUP student
4 days 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]
REA warns of man impersonating an employee REA warns of man impersonating an employee
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REA Energy said this morning a man impersonating an employee approached a home in Northview Estates in White Township on Saturday. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Horner E. Woody IV, 20, of Homer City, will face a citation for underage drinking after borough police said he arrived at the station to take custody of another person and was found to have consumed alcoholic beverages. [Read More]
Coroner: Car hit trees, caught fire Coroner: Car hit trees, caught fire
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MANOR (AP) — Authorities said autopsies will not be done but toxicology test results are expected in several weeks on the bodies of a Westmoreland County couple whose car went off the road, struck some trees and burst into flames. [Read More]
Man fatally shot after stabbing K-9 Man fatally shot after stabbing K-9
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WILKINSBURG (AP) — Authorities have identified a suspect shot and killed by police in western Pennsylvania after a K-9 officer was stabbed to death. [Read More]
Two held in death of Virginia teenager Two held in death of Virginia teenager
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BLACKSBURG, Va. — A 13-year-old girl who police say was abducted and killed by a Virginia Tech student is being remembered by friends as an “angel” on Earth as investigators work to piece together the final moments of the teen’s life. [Read More]
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