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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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Homicides fueled by drug deal gone bad, police say Homicides fueled by drug deal gone bad, police say
6 weeks ago - - SEAN YODER
Authorities took three people into custody Thursday afternoon in connection with a drug-related double homicide early that morning that occurred just outside of Clymer. [Read More]

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Judge blocks precinct recounts
1 week ago -
NORRISTOWN (AP) — A Montgomery County judge is rejecting Green Party-backed requests for recounts of presidential election results in about 78 precincts. [Read More]
Canadian police force threatens Nickelback on drunken drivers
1 week ago -
KENSINGTON, Prince Edward Island (AP) — A police department in Canada's province of Prince Edward Island is threatening to impose “the Nickelback treatment” on anyone who drinks and drives. [Read More]
Sheriff: California woman found with message burned on skin Sheriff: California woman found with message burned on skin
1 week ago -
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman abducted while jogging was branded by two female captors who kept their faces covered during the three weeks they held her, a sheriff said in seeking the public's help to solve a crime that has riveted and unnerved the community. [Read More]
Woman sentenced in robbery Woman sentenced in robbery
1 week ago - - SEAN YODER
The first of three people accused in connection with an attempted robbery and fatal shooting in Indiana on May 10 was sentenced Tuesday. [Read More]
Man pleads not guilty to homicide Man pleads not guilty to homicide
1 week ago -
David A. Yingling pleaded not guilty to criminal homicide Tuesday morning at a formal arraignment in the court of common pleas. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
1 week ago -
Borough police said a student apartment in the 200 block of West Avenue was broken into during Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Thanksgiving break from classes. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
1 week ago -
David P. King, 62, of Avonmore, was not hurt when his SUV struck a tree and slid into a small pond along Old Route 56 near George Road on Nov. 20, according to state police. [Read More]
Police seek witnesses to pedestrian’s death Police seek witnesses to pedestrian’s death
1 week ago -
INDUSTRY (AP) — State police and the family of a man fatally struck by a car along a Pennsylvania highway are begging witnesses or the driver to come forward. [Read More]
Defense: Shooting a ‘terrible accident’
1 week ago -
GRINDSTONE (AP) — The defense attorney for a 21-year-old fire captain charged with fatally shooting a junior firefighter at a Pennsylvania fire station said it was a “terrible accident” involving two friends. [Read More]
Prosecutor: Police didn't wrongly chase man before deadly car chase
1 week ago -
PITTSBURGH — Early indications are police didn’t wrongly push a man who may have driven 100 mph to avoid officers before crashing into a car and killing a family of three on Thanksgiving, a prosecutor said Tuesday. [Read More]
Guard charged with pepper-spraying inmate
1 week ago -
SCRANTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania county jail guard has been placed on paid leave and charged with simple assault for allegedly pepper-spraying an inmate’s genitals. [Read More]
One of two inmates who escaped from California jail recaptured One of two inmates who escaped from California jail recaptured
1 week ago -
SAN JOSE, Calif. — One of two inmates who sawed their way out of a California jail and vanished last week was recaptured late Tuesday, authorities said. The search continues for the other one. [Read More]
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