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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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Shootings leave one dead, three injured Shootings leave one dead, three injured
3 days ago - - SEAN YODER
One person is dead from one of two shootings early Saturday morning in Indiana Borough, police said. Both suspects in the shootings are in custody. [Read More]

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Former aides to testify against Spanier Former aides to testify against Spanier
1 week ago -
HARRISBURG — Prosecutors preparing to lay out their case against Penn State’s former president say two of his ex-top lieutenants are among those who could take the stand. [Read More]
Cosby wants jury pool prescreened Cosby wants jury pool prescreened
1 week ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers hope to prescreen potential jurors to weed out those with opinions about the sex-assault case before jury selection begins in person. [Read More]
Jailed ex-sergeant loses contempt case
1 week ago -
PHILADELPHIA — A U.S. appeals court on Monday rejected a fired police sergeant’s stance that he has a Fifth Amendment right not to turn over computer passwords in a child porn investigation. [Read More]
Man dies during police shootout
1 week ago -
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man wanted for a sex crime opened fire on Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies outside their station after they tried to arrest him, unleashing a brief gunfight that ended with the shooter likely taking his own life, authorities said. [Read More]
Report: Suspect had kissed girl Report: Suspect had kissed girl
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old female student in Tennessee had been investigated by the school system after another student reported seeing him kiss the girl, a lawyer for the missing girl’s family said. [Read More]
No electronics on some U.S.-bound jets from Mideast, Africa No electronics on some U.S.-bound jets from Mideast, Africa
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is ordering passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from a handful of mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to pack electronic devices other than cellphones in their checked baggage. [Read More]
Former aides set to testify against Penn State ex-president Former aides set to testify against Penn State ex-president
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Prosecutors preparing to lay out their case against Penn State's former president say two of his ex-top lieutenants are among those who could take the stand. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
1 week ago -
Indiana Citations issued Indiana Borough police reported Michael Brown, 35, of Indiana, was cited with public drunkenness and failure to report a change of address or name at 4:04 p.m. Sunday after officers responded to an incident at 11:05 Oakland Ave. DUI Borough police charged Sara Smith, 38, [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
1 week ago -
A Ford Ranger driven by Chad Stineman, of Coral, wrecked on Power Plant Road at 9:50 p.m. Friday, state police reported. [Read More]
LGBT community worries about hate crime prosecutions LGBT community worries about hate crime prosecutions
1 week ago -
In the waning days of President Barack Obama's administration, supporters of LGBT rights hailed the first federal hate crime conviction for the killing of a transgender woman in Mississippi. With President Donald Trump now in office, they worry about the future of such prosecutions. [Read More]
Jury selection to begin in Penn State ex-president's trial Jury selection to begin in Penn State ex-president's trial
1 week ago -
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin on Monday in the trial of Penn State's former president on charges that children were put at risk by how he responded to child sex abuse complaints about Jerry Sandusky more than 15 years ago. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
1 week ago -
State police at Indiana charged Raymond Erwin, 44, of Armagh, with theft, receiving stolen property and access device fraud. [Read More]
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