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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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Mother charged in boy's beating Mother charged in boy's beating
5 days ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
CLYMER — A White Township woman, whose husband was charged earlier this month in the violent beating of her 6-year-old son, now faces criminal charges in the case. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Police suspend U.Va. probe, citing no evidence produced
6 days ago -
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A four-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia that Rolling Stone magazine described in graphic detail produced no evidence of the attack and was stymied by the accuser’s unwillingness to cooperate, authorities said Monday. [Read More]
Utah to use firing squads if lethal drugs unavailable
6 days ago -
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it “a little bit gruesome.” [Read More]
Deadly force report cites poor officer training Deadly force report cites poor officer training
6 days ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Poor training has left Philadelphia police with the mistaken belief that fearing for their lives alone justifies using deadly force, the Justice Department said Monday in a review of the city’s nearly 400 officer-involved shootings since 2007. [Read More]
Teacher accepts plea bargain on school rape charges Teacher accepts plea bargain on school rape charges
1 week ago -
A former Saltsburg High School shop teacher has pleaded guilty to reduced charges after being accused of raping a 16-year-old student in the school almost three years ago. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
1 week ago -
Craig Harris, 23, of Johnstown, was charged with public drunkenness on Wednesday in the first block of North Ninth Street at 1:58 a.m. after borough police said they found him to be intoxicated while walking. [Read More]
ACCIDENT
1 week ago -
A Marion Center woman was unhurt when her car collided with another vehicle on Route 28 near Alpha Drive on Friday at 12:20 p.m., according to state police in Kittanning. [Read More]
Seven children killed in fire arrive in Israel for burial Seven children killed in fire arrive in Israel for burial
1 week ago -
BEN GURION AIRPORT, Israel —The bodies of seven ultra-Orthodox Jewish siblings who died in a fire in their Brooklyn home arrived in Israel today for burial, a day after their sobbing father told mourners in his community how much joy they had brought him. [Read More]
Officers help motorist deliver baby in Allegheny County
1 week ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two western Pennsylvania police officers dispatched to investigate a traffic accident ended up helping to deliver a baby girl. [Read More]
Millionaire Durst returning to court in New Orleans
1 week ago -
NEW ORLEANS — After nearly a week in a prison’s mental health unit, millionaire Robert Durst was scheduled to return today to a New Orleans court, where his lawyers will argue that he was illegally arrested on murder and weapons charges and should be released. [Read More]
Fire company on alert Saturday
1 week ago -
Many Indiana volunteer firefighters spent much of Saturday in the Water Street fire station on “just-in-case” status, a measure often taken when events in the downtown area are expected to draw crowds and heavy traffic. [Read More]
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