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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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Brush fire scorches tree farm Brush fire scorches tree farm
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About 5 acres containing Christmas and pine trees burned along Cedar Drive in Armstrong Township Tuesday afternoon, according to Pete Yacovone, Creekside fire chief. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Guard, inmate take fatal plunge down elevator shaft
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A corrections officer and an inmate smashed through an elevator door during a scuffle at a Pennsylvania jail and plunged down an open shaft to their deaths, officials said Tuesday. [Read More]
Crane collapses on lanes of Tappan Zee Bridge in New York City suburbs
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NEW YORK — Cars crossing the Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City on Tuesday had to swerve out of the way as a crane boom from an adjacent bridge project crashed down across the key Hudson River crossing, halting traffic for hours. [Read More]
Route 119 motorcycle wreck claims North Carolina man Route 119 motorcycle wreck claims North Carolina man
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CENTER TOWNSHIP — A man who crashed his motorcycle along Route 119 Tuesday morning died of his injuries at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, according to state police at the Indiana barracks. [Read More]
Police shootings touch nerve among military veterans Police shootings touch nerve among military veterans
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Back-to-back attacks on police in Texas and Louisiana by former military men have touched a nerve among veterans who traditionally share a close bond with law enforcement. [Read More]
Motorcyclist injured in Route 119 accident Motorcyclist injured in Route 119 accident
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A motorcyclist was hurt this morning as he was traveling south along Route 119 near Luther Ford in Center Township. [Read More]
Blaze destroys vacant Green Township home Blaze destroys vacant Green Township home
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A vacant house caught fire Monday afternoon along Starford Road near City Street in Green Township, according to Mark Riva, assistant chief of the Commodore fire department. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Three people face charges of retail theft on June 22 at Walmart, 3100 Oakland Ave. [Read More]
Judge delays friars' trial due to 'voluminous' evidence Judge delays friars' trial due to 'voluminous' evidence
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HOLLIDAYSBURG (AP) — Three Franciscan friars won’t stand trial until at least next year on charges linked to their role in supervising a suspected sexual predator accused of molesting more than 100 children, most at a Pennsylvania high school. [Read More]
Correctional officer, inmate dead Correctional officer, inmate dead
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WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A correctional officer and an inmate died following a brief altercation at a Pennsylvania prison, officials said. [Read More]
Mom accused of putting kids in trunk Mom accused of putting kids in trunk
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HANOVER (AP) — A Pennsylvania mother is accused of stuffing her children, ages 3 and 5, into the trunk of a red Corvette and then driving around town. [Read More]
Judge sets trial in shooting Judge sets trial in shooting
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MILFORD (AP) — A judge has set a March trial for a man charged with fatally ambushing a state police trooper near a rural barracks in eastern Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Third consecutive officer acquitted in Gray case Third consecutive officer acquitted in Gray case
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BALTIMORE — A Baltimore judge dealt the state yet another blow in the protracted and unsuccessful prosecution of six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man who was injured in police custody. [Read More]
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