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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.

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

Emergency responders find missing Homer City boy
57 minutes ago -
HOMER CITY — Volunteer firefighters, police, deputies, search specialists and a family in Homer City went through some tense moments Friday morning when a 9-year-old boy was discovered missing from his house. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
1 hour ago -
Indiana police are investigating a burglary at Chestnut Hills Dental, 655 Church St. [Read More]
Three found guilty in salmonella trial Three found guilty in salmonella trial
2 hours ago -
ALBANY, Ga. — More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning ... [Read More]
POLICE LOG
1 day ago -
Indiana Borough police reported Xavier Bennett, 19, of Butler, Butler County, was lodged at Indiana County Jail after police responded to a report of a disturbance inside Giant Eagle Express, 435 S. Seventh St., at 2:57 a.m. today. [Read More]
Trooper laid to rest as police search woods Trooper laid to rest as police search woods
1 day ago -
SCRANTON — Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer — a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland. [Read More]
Chase suspect critical after being shot
1 day ago -
MONROEVILLE (AP) — A man was in critical condition after he allegedly fired at four officers who then returned fire after a 30-mile police chase through several western Pennsylvania communities. No officers were wounded. [Read More]
Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life
1 day ago -
SUNBURY — A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their “permanent removal” from society is appropriate. [Read More]
Man wanted girl, 5, for sex, AG says
1 day ago -
BUTLER (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he was trying to meet a 5-year-old girl for sex. [Read More]
Official: Child with lighter started fire
1 day ago -
ALTOONA (AP) — Authorities in central Pennsylvania said a child playing with a cigarette lighter apparently started a blaze that sent seven people to the hospital, including three firefighters. [Read More]
Lonely man called 911, police say
1 day ago -
HARRISON CITY (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been charged with making three 911 calls to report bogus emergencies simply because he was lonely and wanted paramedics to show up. [Read More]
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