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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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Three charged in double homicide Three charged in double homicide
2 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Three suspects have been arrested in the shooting deaths of two men during an argument police said stemmed from a drug deal late Tuesday in the Essex House Apartments complex near the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Prosecutor: Officer destroyed phone, lied about stop
1 week ago -
READING — A Pennsylvania police officer lied about the reason behind a traffic stop, then smashed the motorist’s cellphone and punched her in the face after pulling her over without sufficient cause, prosecutors said. [Read More]
Van, pickup collide in Indiana Van, pickup collide in Indiana
1 week ago -
A van and a pickup truck collided at Wayne Avenue and Maple Street at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
1 week ago -
State police charged Nicholas J. Wink, 26, of Homer City, with possession of drug paraphernalia and four summary traffic violations. [Read More]
Judge Steffee recertified Judge Steffee recertified
1 week ago -
HARRISBURG — Magisterial District Judge Susanne Steffee was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
1 week ago -
State police said a Homer City woman suffered minor injuries after she turned into oncoming traffic on Route 119 Wednesday. [Read More]
Study: Motorcycle deaths rise 10 percent
1 week ago -
DETROIT — U.S. motorcycle deaths spiked 10 percent last year, topping 5,000 for the first time since 2008, according to a study done for a highway safety group. [Read More]
Officials: Couple hurt in explosion
1 week ago -
CORAOPOLIS (AP) — Officials said smoking caused an oxygen tank to explode in a western Pennsylvania home, injuring a husband and wife. [Read More]
11 hospitalized in head-on crash
1 week ago -
PENN HILLS (AP) — Authorities said a head-on crash in western Pennsylvania sent almost a dozen people to hospitals, but none of the injuries were reported to be life-threatening. [Read More]
Search on for escaped inmate
1 week ago -
WAYNESBURG (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a western Pennsylvania jail. [Read More]
No charges made in school sex scandal
1 week ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A grand jury is recommending no criminal charges against officials in a western Pennsylvania school district where two teachers have already been convicted of having sex with students, and two more face related charges. [Read More]
Zimmerman closes pistol auction Zimmerman closes pistol auction
1 week ago -
MIAMI (AP) — George Zimmerman said he is vetting bids after closing an auction for the pistol he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin during an altercation. [Read More]
Police searching for woman who reported Arcadia man's death Police searching for woman who reported Arcadia man's death
1 week ago -
Investigators are looking for the woman who tipped off a police officer about a dead body discovered by authorities in Arcadia on May 5. [Read More]
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