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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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School bus overturns between Indiana and Homer City School bus overturns between Indiana and Homer City
4 weeks ago -
CENTER TOWNSHIP — An Indiana Area School District bus wrecked this afternoon on Rustic Lodge Road Extension. Two people were injured. [Read More]

More Stories for Police, Emergency, and Courts

22 minutes ago -
Chad Davis, 19, of Cherry Tree, was slightly injured when he swerved his pickup truck to avoid a deer on Route 580, west of Spruce Road, at 8:55 a.m. Monday. Police said Davis lost control of the truck and it went into a field and rolled onto its roof. [Read More]
State to set policy limiting release of police video
32 minutes ago -
HARRISBURG — The state is poised to set a policy exempting police audio and video recordings from its public-records law and giving police departments broad discretion over when to refuse requests from people for copies of them. [Read More]
Review board to examine 'justified' police shooting
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A review board Tuesday found “substantial evidence of error” in a North Carolina police department’s decision that the fatal shooting of a black man by an officer last year was justified and scheduled another hearing on the matter in August. [Read More]
90-year-old man indicted for fraud
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 90-year-old man who escaped from a Maryland prison in 1970 has been indicted for Social Security fraud in Philadelphia. [Read More]
Indiana man sentenced in fatal motorcycle crash Indiana man sentenced in fatal motorcycle crash
1 day ago -
An Indiana man was sentenced Monday to serve up to five years in a state prison for the motorcycle crash death of a woman last summer in Young Township. [Read More]
Woman sentenced for endangerment Woman sentenced for endangerment
1 day ago -
A former Shelocta woman charged with keeping her two children in deplorable conditions, exposed to the risks of drug abuse, was sentenced Monday to serve four years on probation. [Read More]
1 day ago -
Borough police cited Matthew Culp, 39, of Indiana, with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct at 7:54 p.m. Saturday after he was discovered trying to enter a residence along the 300 block of Philadelphia Street. [Read More]
1 day ago -
State police reported three vehicles wrecked at 1:22 p.m. June 22 when a truck lost its brakes in a highway construction zone on Route 422 near Yellow Creek Road. [Read More]
Police find suspect locked in porta-potty
1 day ago -
MIFFLINBURG (AP) — Police said a Pennsylvania man trying to avoid capture locked himself in a portable toilet. [Read More]
New rules set for sentencing Pa. juveniles to life
1 day ago -
HARRISBURG — Juveniles should only rarely be sentenced to life without parole, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Monday, telling prosecutors that such cases require proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is an unusual example of someone who can never be rehabilitated. [Read More]
Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets nine years Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets nine years
1 day ago -
BOSTON — The co-owner of a pharmacy responsible for the deaths of 76 people was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison after he tearfully apologized to victims who described watching their loved ones die or enduring excruciating physical pain from a 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak. [Read More]
Cosby venue could move to California in sex abuse lawsuit Cosby venue could move to California in sex abuse lawsuit
1 day ago -
The stage for Bill Cosby's next legal challenge shifts to California with a hearing scheduled Tuesday to set a trial date in a lawsuit accusing him of sexually assaulting a teen at the Playboy Mansion more than 40 years ago. [Read More]
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