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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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Suspect withdraws guilty plea Suspect withdraws guilty plea
3 weeks ago -
An expected sentencing in Indiana County court in a murder solicitation case was averted Monday when the defendant at the last minute withdrew his guilty plea. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Georgia carries out first execution of the year Georgia carries out first execution of the year
6 days ago -
JACKSON, Ga. — Georgia today carried out its first execution this year, putting to death a man convicted of killing his 73-year-old neighbor 25 years ago. [Read More]
Woman cleared by jury in hit-for-hire case Woman cleared by jury in hit-for-hire case
1 week ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
A woman accused as a go-between in a murder-for-hire scheme has been cleared of the charges by an Indiana County Common Pleas Court jury. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
1 week ago -
Indiana police charged Ricky Wilcox, 32, of Indiana, with theft and receiving stolen property. Police said surveillance video at 9:13 p.m. on April 28 in Buggey’s Laundromat, 490 Water St., showed Wilcox taking a jacket that was being cleaned. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
1 week ago -
No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash at 4:48 p.m. Monday on Route 119 at Snyder Hill Road. [Read More]
Man, 18, sentenced to 15 to 30 years in teen-death selfie case Man, 18, sentenced to 15 to 30 years in teen-death selfie case
1 week ago -
GREENSBURG (AP) — An 18-year-old Westmoreland County man who authorities said shot a friend and then posed for a selfie with the dying teen has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison. [Read More]
Four plead guilty in fraternity hazing death
1 week ago -
STROUDSBURG — Four men facing the most serious charges in a brutal fraternity hazing ritual that resulted in the 2013 death of a New York City college student pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. [Read More]
Police: Man killed mother, stabbed store clerk Police: Man killed mother, stabbed store clerk
1 week ago -
ESTACADA, Ore. — A man killed his mother on Mother’s Day at a rural Oregon home, then showed up at a grocery store in a nearby town carrying a decapitated human head and began stabbing a checkout clerk before being subdued, authorities said Monday. [Read More]
Police: Mom hit son who didn't give her Mother's Day card
1 week ago -
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman is charged with hitting her son on his head, and a police report said the abuse began because the mother was upset that the child gave a Mother's Day card to his grandmother and not to her. [Read More]
Hernandez's fiancee discusses his death
1 week ago -
BOSTON (AP) — The fiancee of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez said in an interview that she didn’t initially believe he had died in his prison cell and doesn’t think his death was a suicide. [Read More]
Clymer man killed in motorcycle wreck Clymer man killed in motorcycle wreck
1 week ago -
SALEM TOWNSHIP — A Clymer man was killed Sunday evening when his motorycle hit the rear of a sport utility vehicle on Route 22, the Westmoreland County coroner’s office reported. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
1 week ago -
Indiana Borough police reported a motorist in a light brown Ford truck drove away at 10:09 a.m. Saturday after an accident in the 1200 block of Philadelphia. [Read More]
ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
1 week ago -
An Indiana woman was injured Thursday in a three-vehicle wreck on Route 422 near Cherry Run Road, state police reported Sunday. [Read More]
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