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UPDATE Fri. 10:19 a.m.: Hoerig in court

WARREN - Claudia Hoerig pleaded not guilty to a charge of aggravated murder today in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. Bond for Hoerig, accused of killing her husband, U.S. Air Force Major Karl Hoerig in March 2007, was set at $10 million. After the shooting death, Hoerig fled to her native ...

Fri. 1:22 p.m.: Urban books return gig to Covelli Centre

YOUNGSTOWN - Keith Urban will return to the Covelli Centre on Oct. 24 as part of his upcoming Graffiti U World Tour. Urban played a sold out concert at the Youngstown arena in 2016 with Maren Morris. This time he'll be joined by another young female country star, Kelsea Ballerini. Ticket ...

Fri. 3:44 p.m.: Grandpa guilty of breaking grandson’s arm

WARREN - A jury today deliberating the case of a man accused of breaking the arm of his grandson took less than three hours in the morning to find him guilty of felonious assault and other charges. Sentencing for Michael R. Tenney, 64, of Champion is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday before ...

Wed. 1:40 p.m.: Champion police search for van after suspicious incident

CHAMPION -- After a girl, 15, reported a man driving a white van slowed and pulled up next to her Tuesday as she walked home from Champion High School on Mahoning Avenue, Champion police are asking the public for help finding him. The girl reported the man is white and in his 50s who was ...

Wed. 10:11 p.m.: Claudia Hoerig in Trumbull County Jail

Claudia Hoerig, who has evaded Trumbull County law enforcement for more than a decade after being accused of killing her husband, U.S. Air Force Major Karol Hoerig, is in the Trumbull County Jail. Hoerig will be arraigned on an aggravated murder charge Friday in Trumbull County Common Pleas ...

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at O'Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Tues. 11:30 a.m.: Pope apologizes for church sex abuse during Chilean visit

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — At least some Chileans are welcoming the pope's plea for forgiveness over the priestly abuse of children. Eighty-eight-year-old Cecilia Briseno Pizarro was at the Mass where the pope made the plea. She says that many Chileans were hoping for the pontiff to do exactly ...

3:38 p.m.: Man tries rob elderly Warren woman with knife inside her home

WARREN - A man who shovels the driveway of an elderly woman tried to rob her at knifepoint Monday after he finished clearing the drive, according to a police report. The Dodge Street NW woman, 84, told police the man, who she described a "small scruffy" man who rides a bike, pulled a knife on ...

Mon. 11:18 a.m.: About 100 dogs seized from home; woman charged with cruelty

COOLVILLE — Authorities have seized about 100 dogs from a southeastern Ohio home and charged a 76-year-old woman with misdemeanor animal cruelty, alleging she kept animals in unsanitary conditions. The Athens Messenger reports a dog warden removed the animals last week from a home in the ...

Mon. 1:22 p.m.: Accord named top car at Detroit auto show

DETROIT (AP) - Automotive journalists crowned the Honda Accord the North American Car of the Year on Monday, a first for the longtime model that's twice flirted for the top honor as a finalist. The 10th-generation Accord edged out the Kia Stinger and Toyota Camry for the award, which was ...

Mon. 2:49 p.m.: Helicopter for utility work crashes into field, killing 2

STONY RIDGE — Authorities say a helicopter crashed into a snowy Ohio field, killing the two people on board. A witness reported the crash around midday today just south of the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County, about 12 miles southeast of Toledo. The county sheriff's office says the aircraft ...

Mon. 3:05 p.m.: MLK day marked by Trump criticism, pledges to fight racism

ATLANTA (AP) ä Martin Luther King Jr.'s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he once preached decried disparaging remarks President Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, while protests between Haitian immigrants and Trump supporters broke out near the ...

Mon. 3:23 p.m.: Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46

LONDON (AP) - Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday. She was 46. O'Riordan died in London, where she was recording, publicist Lindsey Holmes said. "No further details are available at this time," Holmes said, adding the singer's family ...

Sun. 11 p.m.: Large sinkhole reported near Mecca Circle

MECCA -- With the recent heavy snow and ice, a large sinkhole has formed a short distance east of Mecca Circle, along state Route 88. A Trumbull County 911 supervisor reported receiving calls from motorists Sunday afternoon of the large sinkhole near Mecca Cones and Coneys, 2312 Greenville ...

Fri. 10:04 a.m.: Closings, early dismissals and parking bans reported

Schools and agencies throughout Trumbull County are closed or will close early today because of a predictions that a winter storm will roll in this afternoon. Parking bans also have been issued. That National Weather Service reports that a winter storm warning is in effect from noon today ...

Fri. 3:50 p.m.: Authorities: Man bit off part of trooper’s ear in struggle

ELYRIA - A pedestrian accused of biting off part of an Ohio trooper's ear after the officer confronted him has been jailed on an assault charge. The State Highway Patrol says a trooper responding to a report of a man walking in the roadway approached Cornelius Carey on Thursday morning along a ...

Thur. 12:18 p.m.: YSU pres. Tressel top GOP senate recruit

Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel is being floated as a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. The Washington Examiner reports Tressel is a "top GOP recruit" to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown now that Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel withdrew due to health issues ...

Thu. 7:45 pm: School closings, parking bans announced

The following parking bans are in effect ahead of Friday's predicted storm: Bazetta - noon Friday to noon Sunday Cortland - noon Friday to Sunday Howland - Noon Friday until further notice Liberty - 5 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Sunday Niles - 3 p.m. Friday to noon Sunday Warren - 6 p.m. ...