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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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Power wires hamper firefighters' efforts Power wires hamper firefighters' efforts
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BURRELL TOWNSHIP — Fire destroyed a vacant house early Sunday in Black Lick, and the state police fire marshal’s office is investigating for the cause of the blaze. [Read More]

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Man sentenced to life in hospital shooting
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MEDIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia man has been sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of his caseworker and the wounding of his psychiatrist, who returned fire with his own gun to end the siege at a hospital complex last year. [Read More]
Selenski denied another trial Selenski denied another trial
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WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A man convicted in the strangulation death of a pharmacist and his girlfriend more than a dozen years ago has been denied a new trial, with a judge rejecting all 12 of the defendant’s arguments. [Read More]
Homer City man acquitted of rape charges Homer City man acquitted of rape charges
2 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
A Homer City man was acquitted of rape and several related charges following a jury trial Wednesday in Indiana County Common Pleas Court. [Read More]
Crew responds to water main break Crew responds to water main break
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A crew from Pennsylvania-American Water Co. repaired a water pipe that broke Thursday along Oakland Avenue between School and South 10th streets. [Read More]
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Someone stole a wallet from an apartment along the 900 block of Philadelphia Street at 12:09 a.m. Thursday, according to borough police. [Read More]
Sobriety checkpoints planned Sobriety checkpoints planned
2 weeks ago -
KITTANNING — State police warned motorists that troopers would conduct sobriety checkpoints this weekend. [Read More]
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State police reported vehicles driven by Thomas Twinchek II and Caroline Ashley, both of Blairsville, collided at 2:25 p.m. Sept. 18 while they were traveling in the northbound lanes of Route 119. [Read More]
Teen sentenced to jail at 18 for stabbings Teen sentenced to jail at 18 for stabbings
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GREENSBURG (AP) — A teen charged with stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at his high school must move from a juvenile detention center to the county jail when he turns 18, a judge ruled Thursday. [Read More]
Kane: Suspension may stop re-election run Kane: Suspension may stop re-election run
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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s attorney general said Thursday she does not think she will be eligible to run for a second term next year if her law license remains suspended as she faces perjury, obstruction and other charges. [Read More]
DA calls out defense lawyer
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Allegheny County’s top prosecutor is slamming a defense lawyer’s suggestion that a female high-school student initiated sexual contact that led to criminal charges against his client, a teacher. [Read More]
Ex-college president denied travel Ex-college president denied travel
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HARRISBURG — Penn State’s former president can’t travel to Saudi Arabia while he awaits trial on charges he engaged in a criminal cover-up of child sexual abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, a judge ruled Thursday. [Read More]
Man convicted of theft for failing to take care of corpses
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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas funeral home owner whose business was to be featured in a reality TV show was convicted Wednesday of accepting money to care for bodies but failing to do so before the mortuary abruptly closed. [Read More]
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