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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.

Top Story for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Former local boy found dead after ATV accident
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WHITEHALL, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials in western Wisconsin say a missing boy, whose parents reside in Indiana County, has been found dead in a creek near his overturned all-terrain vehicle. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Police probe collision Police probe collision
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A sport utility vehicle driven by Jonathan Costello, of Homer City, and a car driven by Vincente Izquierdo, of Indiana, collided about 12:20 p.m. today at North Ninth and Water streets. [Read More]
Fire destroys home in Green Township Fire destroys home in Green Township
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Fire officials said a house owned by Carl Syster along Starford Road in Green Township was destroyed by fire at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
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Borough police officers said a Bellefonte man fought against arrest while he was intoxicated in the 100 block of South Seventh Street on Friday morning. [Read More]
ACCIDENT
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A Creekside woman suffered minor injuries in a collision on Wednesday on Route 422 at the intersection with Ridge Road, according to state police. [Read More]
Video grows in use as stun gun feature
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HARRISBURG — The existence of cameras attached to stun guns was news to a Pennsylvania prosecutor who said Wednesday that a recording made by an officer’s own stun gun was the strongest evidence used to charge her this week with homicide for a man’s shooting death in February. [Read More]
FBI: Bomb components found in Tsarnaev's family apartment
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BOSTON — FBI agents told jurors in the Boston Marathon trial that nails, BBs, pressure cooker parts and other items similar to those used in two pressure-cooker bombs that exploded near the marathon’s finish line were found in Dzokhar Tsarnaev’s family apartment in Cambridge. [Read More]
Cops: Suspect left behind credit card
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WEST SUNBURY (AP) — State police in Pennsylvania say a trespassing suspect used his own credit card to jimmy open a garage door, then left it behind when the homeowner suddenly appeared and startled him. [Read More]
Judge finds man disabled, voids his death sentence
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UNIONTOWN (AP) — A man convicted of the 2002 slayings of a Pennsylvania couple and their pregnant 17-year-old daughter has an intellectual disability that makes him ineligible for the death penalty, a judge said Wednesday in throwing out the sentence. [Read More]
Police: Teacher accused of luring
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PITTSBURGH — An elementary school teacher who resigned this month was obsessed with one of her 11-year-old students, encrypting her phone number on the girl’s math homework, exchanging thousands of text messages with her and even talking of running away with her, authorities said Wednesday. [Read More]
Prison guard charged with assault
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PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania county jail guard has been charged with assaulting an inmate who was serving a drunken-driving sentence, by allegedly pushing him backward while handcuffed so hard that he hit his head and suffered a seizure. [Read More]
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