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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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One arrested, another at large in abduction of IUP student One arrested, another at large in abduction of IUP student
2 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Authorities said this morning that an Indiana University of Pennsylvania student was kidnapped last week from an off-campus apartment by two acquaintances and was driven to Erie, where one of his abductors was captured while the other remains at large. [Read More]

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Man gets 30 years for kidnapping Man gets 30 years for kidnapping
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One of three men convicted of kidnapping and torturing a Philadelphia jewelry store worker before dumping her in a cemetery in an attempt to get the shop’s security codes has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison. [Read More]
Crime spree ends with 1 suspect dead
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A weeklong search for a Missouri couple wanted in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended with one suspect dead and the other wounded Friday, after authorities say they chased the pair across the highway and through a rural neighborhood and exchanged gunfire with them. [Read More]
January fire ruled accidental January fire ruled accidental
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A state police fire marshal has determined a Jan. 3 fire at 848 Rayne Church Road, Rayne Township, was accidental. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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State police at Indiana are investigating a retail theft about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at JC Penney. [Read More]
Police release monthly statistics Police release monthly statistics
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The Indiana County Sheriff’s Office as well as state police in Indiana and Kiski Valley have reported statistics for the month of January. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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Gabriella Zuccolotto, 20, of Freeport, was not hurt in a one-vehicle crash at 9:04 p.m. Tuesday on Route 56 east of Campbell Road. [Read More]
Details scarce in police academy probe Details scarce in police academy probe
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HARRISBURG — An investigation into possible cheating at the Pennsylvania State Police academy has involved dozens of interviews and an extensive collection of evidence since it began in December, the force’s commander said Thursday. [Read More]
Man overdoses in maternity ward Man overdoses in maternity ward
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JOHNSTOWN (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man overdosed on heroin in the bathroom of a hospital maternity ward where his girlfriend and their newborn were staying. [Read More]
DA: Police fired 12 shots at man who stabbed K-9 DA: Police fired 12 shots at man who stabbed K-9
1 week ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors say Pittsburgh-area police shot 12 times at a man they killed after he fatally stabbed a police dog. [Read More]
Man sentenced in Walmart scam Man sentenced in Walmart scam
1 week ago -
PITTSBURGH — A man who cashed $300,000 worth of counterfeit checks using personal information stolen by peeking over the shoulders of hundreds of Walmart customers was sentenced to prison Thursday. [Read More]
Police officials quarrel over effort to raise bar on force Police officials quarrel over effort to raise bar on force
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute is erupting among police organizations over new proposals that would govern when officers should use force during violent arrests, amid national outrage over questionable shootings. [Read More]
Woman charged in teen's death says she, too, was bullied Woman charged in teen's death says she, too, was bullied
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Natalie Keepers told a judge that she was bullied — just like the 13-year-old girl she is accused of plotting to kill. [Read More]
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