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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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Homicides fueled by drug deal gone bad, police say Homicides fueled by drug deal gone bad, police say
6 weeks ago - - SEAN YODER
Authorities took three people into custody Thursday afternoon in connection with a drug-related double homicide early that morning that occurred just outside of Clymer. [Read More]

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State police reported cars driven by Nathaniel Weatherspoon, 24, of Pittsburgh, and Charles Astolos, 51, of Apollo, were involved in a traffic accident at 2:32 p.m. Nov. 23 on West Market Street near South Water Street. [Read More]
Latest ‘juvenile lifer’ leaves prison Latest ‘juvenile lifer’ leaves prison
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has become the latest “juvenile lifer” to leave prison after serving more than 40 years for a crime committed when he was 17. [Read More]
Police use 'fake news' in sting aimed at Calif. gang Police use 'fake news' in sting aimed at Calif. gang
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LOS ANGELES — Police investigating a notorious gang in a city on California’s central coast issued a fake press release that the chief credited with saving two men by deceiving gang members who wanted to kill them, but the ruse was criticized by news organizations who reported it as fact. [Read More]
Campus attack could be latest terror case in Ohio
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CINCINNATI — Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland state. [Read More]
Man in car death to be sentenced
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ATLANTA (AP) — A judge is set to sentence a Georgia man Monday after a jury last month found that he intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die. [Read More]
Man struck, killed by off-duty officer
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FELTON, Del. (AP) — Police say a 32-year-old Pennsylvania man was killed when he was hit by a car driven by an off-duty police officer in Delaware. [Read More]
Fire destroys garage, damages home Fire destroys garage, damages home
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An early-morning fire that started in a garage in White Township consumed the structure and part of the adjoining house, according to Indiana Fire Association Captain Ron Moreau. [Read More]
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The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge George Thachik, Clymer. [Read More]
Police: Beware of kidnapping scams
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State police in Kittanning reminded residents to be wary of anyone calling and asking to send money to help a loved one without confirming first with other family or friends. [Read More]
Jury breaks amid deadlock in ex-officer's murder trial Jury breaks amid deadlock in ex-officer's murder trial
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The jury in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer charged with gunning down a black motorist will continue deliberating next week, despite at one point Friday appearing deadlocked by a juror who told the judge he could not “with good conscience approve a guilty verdict." [Read More]
Macaw poses in Oregon man's mug shot Macaw poses in Oregon man's mug shot
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A 4-year-old macaw named “Bird” is an instant celebrity after appearing in a posed booking mug shot in Oregon with his unfortunate owner. [Read More]
Special angel decoration stolen from church Special angel decoration stolen from church
6 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Organizers of the It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Downtown Indiana reported that a lighted angel figure was taken from the yard at Christ Episcopal Church at Philadelphia and South Ninth streets this week. [Read More]
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