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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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Firefighters battle vehicle blaze Firefighters battle vehicle blaze
4 weeks ago -
Firefighters from Homer City worked to put out a car fire on Friday night along Route 119 between Ridge Avenue and East Church Street. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Fire leads police to marijuana
2 weeks ago -
READING (AP) — Police said an eastern Pennsylvania house fire led them to discover $350,000 worth of marijuana growing inside. [Read More]
Woman who tried to self-abort pleads guilty to felony
2 weeks ago -
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee woman accused of trying to end her pregnancy with a coat hanger has pleaded guilty to a felony and was released after more than a year in jail. [Read More]
Church members join relatives in grief, anger at gunman Church members join relatives in grief, anger at gunman
2 weeks ago -
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — It wasn't just the family members of the nine people Dylann Roof killed in a Charleston, South Carolina, church who suffered. Their church family grieved too. [Read More]
Trash collectors in McKeesport find body of man fatally shot Trash collectors in McKeesport find body of man fatally shot
2 weeks ago -
MCKEESPORT (AP) — Police say trash collectors in suburban Pittsburgh discovered the body of a young man who investigators believe was shot to death in the area the night before. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
2 weeks ago -
A 32-inch LED TV was reported stolen from 900 Church St., according to borough police. [Read More]
Charleston church shooter sentenced to death Charleston church shooter sentenced to death
2 weeks ago -
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Dylann S. Roof, the unrepentant and inscrutable white supremacist who killed nine African-American churchgoers in a brazen racial rampage almost 19 months ago, an outburst of extremist violence that shocked the nation, was condemned to death by a federal jury on Tuesday. [Read More]
Black ice causes morning accidents Black ice causes morning accidents
2 weeks ago -
Black ice was likely responsible for a number of vehicle accidents this morning across Indiana County despite a temperature of 40 degrees in Indiana. [Read More]
Police: Friend who found couple stole gun Police: Friend who found couple stole gun
2 weeks ago -
JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who found a couple dead of apparent heroin overdoses along with their starved infant has been jailed on charges he stole a gun from their residence and sold it. [Read More]
Frein barred from insanity defense Frein barred from insanity defense
2 weeks ago -
MILFORD (AP) — A judge has barred an insanity defense for a man charged with fatally ambushing a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding a second trooper near a rural barracks in eastern Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Biological mom: I trusted the system
2 weeks ago -
READING (AP) — The biological mother of a 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl who authorities said was killed and dismembered by her adoptive mother said she trusted the system would give her child a “wonderful home” and she’s very angry. [Read More]
Suspect in fatal officer shooting has lengthy record Suspect in fatal officer shooting has lengthy record
2 weeks ago -
A suspect who is the focus of a manhunt following the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer has a lengthy criminal record dating back two decades, and authorities had been searching for him in the weeks leading up to the sergeant’s killing for questioning in the slaying of his girlfriend. [Read More]
Suspect in fatal shooting of officer has lengthy record Suspect in fatal shooting of officer has lengthy record
2 weeks ago -
A suspect who is the focus of a manhunt following the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer has a lengthy criminal record dating back two decades, and authorities had been searching for him in the weeks leading up to the sergeant's killing for questioning in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend. [Read More]
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