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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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Brush fire scorches tree farm Brush fire scorches tree farm
3 days ago -
About 5 acres containing Christmas and pine trees burned along Cedar Drive in Armstrong Township Tuesday afternoon, according to Pete Yacovone, Creekside fire chief. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

ACCIDENT ACCIDENT
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No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision at 2:41 p.m. Friday on Rose Street near Willis Drive. [Read More]
Ex-wife of man killed in 2008 now charged along with son Ex-wife of man killed in 2008 now charged along with son
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SOMERSET (AP) — The ex-wife of a western Pennsylvania man authorities said was killed in 2008 is now charged with murder, and her son — who was charged earlier — now says that his mother killed the victim and has led authorities to a body. [Read More]
After two years, probe of Eric Garner chokehold death in limbo After two years, probe of Eric Garner chokehold death in limbo
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Two years after the chokehold death of Eric Garner made “I can’t breathe” a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men, federal authorities are still grappling with whether to prosecute the white officer seen on a widely watched video wrapping his arm around Garner's neck. [Read More]
Man held in San Diego homeless attacks had criminal record Man held in San Diego homeless attacks had criminal record
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man arrested for a string of deadly attacks on the homeless had a long history of crime and mental health issues and was himself living in subsidized housing for the homeless, it was reported. [Read More]
Judge reignites debate over researching jurors online Judge reignites debate over researching jurors online
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SAN FRANCISCO — Mining prospective jurors’ Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts is common practice for many attorneys looking to spot biases that might cost their clients a fair trial. [Read More]
INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
1 week ago -
The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
1 week ago -
Someone broke into the home of Benjamin Fitzgerald Polando, 21, of 413 Lutz School Road, and stole a 40-inch television, a video game system, a video game and a drill, according to state police in Indiana. [Read More]
Crowds mourn man killed by Baton Rouge police Crowds mourn man killed by Baton Rouge police
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BATON ROUGE, La. — Grieving residents of Baton Rouge honored an appeal at the funeral of a black man killed by police to celebrate his life rather than demonstrate about his death. [Read More]
Woman who pointed out alleged rapist sentenced in killing Woman who pointed out alleged rapist sentenced in killing
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SANTA ANA, Calif. — Norma Patricia Esparza was a Southern California college student in 1995 when she says she was raped by a man she met at a bar. [Read More]
Man caught in sting trying to join Islamic State gets 8.5 years
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As a kid, he went by the name “Jersey Joe,” identifying more with mob movies and culture than his father's Iranian heritage. As a young adult, he abused drugs but still was not particularly religious. [Read More]
Philly conducting experiment to save gunshot victims Philly conducting experiment to save gunshot victims
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PHILADELPHIA — In all of last year, there were only 22 days when someone wasn’t shot in Philadelphia. Nearly 1 in 5 victims died. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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An Indiana woman is accused of having a one-pot methamphetamine cooking operation in the 1300 block of Oakland Avenue. [Read More]
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