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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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Stabbing suspects to face court Stabbing suspects to face court
2 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
Four suspects in the stabbing death of a Blairsville man about 1 1/2 years ago will face action on the charges in Indiana County Common Pleas Court. The cases advanced on Friday after two of the suspects testified against the others during a preliminary hearing. [Read More]

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Car, motorcycle crash kills 3 Car, motorcycle crash kills 3
6 days ago -
BLACKLICK TOWNSHIP — State police reported three people were killed in a collision involving a motorcycle and a car about 7 o’clock this evening on Route 286 near Route 217. [Read More]
Boy slammed by mother’s fiance dies
6 days ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities said an 8-year-old Pennsylvania boy has died after his mother’s fiance grabbed him for not cleaning his room and slammed him on the floor. [Read More]
State police cleared in turnpike shooting
6 days ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A prosecutor said state police were justified in fatally shooting a retired trooper who killed two people during a botched robbery at a rural Pennsylvania Turnpike toll plaza in March. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
1 week ago -
State police have charged four people in connection with a scheme to steal merchandise and return the goods for credit on gift cards at Walmart in SouthTowne Plaza. [Read More]
Pair arrested in cookout ambush that killed 6 Pair arrested in cookout ambush that killed 6
1 week ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two men ambushed a backyard cookout near Pittsburgh, killing a pregnant woman, her 8-month-old fetus and four other adults, because they wanted retribution for the 2013 slaying of a friend, authorities said. [Read More]
Acquittal of officer leaves Baltimore asking: What happened? Acquittal of officer leaves Baltimore asking: What happened?
1 week ago -
BALTIMORE (AP) — With no witnesses or video inside the metal compartment of a police van, it's likely no one will ever know what snapped the neck of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man left handcuffed and shackled but unbelted on his trip to the station. [Read More]
BREAKING: Police driver acquitted of all charges in Freddie Gray death BREAKING: Police driver acquitted of all charges in Freddie Gray death
1 week ago -
BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge acquitted a police van driver of all charges including "depraved-heart" murder on Thursday in the death of 25-year-old arrestee Freddie Gray, whose broken neck on the way to the station set off Baltimore's worst riots in decades. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
1 week ago -
State police said they were able to the get the license plate of a motorcycle traveling at high speed along Route 422 Monday. [Read More]
Woman pleads guilty in mail theft case Woman pleads guilty in mail theft case
1 week ago -
A former Armstrong County resident pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of theft of mail, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today. [Read More]
Accuser seeks to protect identity Accuser seeks to protect identity
1 week ago -
A man who claims he told Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that he was sexually abused as a teen by Jerry Sandusky asked a judge Wednesday to protect his identity and limit questioning by lawyers in a lawsuit brought by Paterno’s family against college sports’ governing body. [Read More]
Frein fails in bid to avoid death penalty Frein fails in bid to avoid death penalty
1 week ago -
MILFORD (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge has denied a pair of defense requests that sought to prevent prosecutors from seeking the death penalty against a man charged with fatally ambushing a state police trooper near a rural barracks. [Read More]
Ex-airline manager on 9/11 guilty of child-sex charge Ex-airline manager on 9/11 guilty of child-sex charge
1 week ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former American Airlines operations manager who learned of the first Sept. 11, 2001, hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has pleaded guilty to a federal interstate child-sex charge in Pittsburgh. [Read More]
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