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Thur. 4 p.m.: A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims today, and millions of Puerto Ricans faced the dispiriting prospect of weeks or even months without electricity after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island. Maria's death toll across the Caribbean climbed to at least 19, ...

People walk by a fallen tree off the shore of Sainte-Anne on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, early Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, after the passing of Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Dominique Chomereau-Lamotte)

Wed. 10 a.m.: Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico as Category 4 hurricane

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island before 8 a.m. today, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane Maria would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the ...

Wed. 7:40 pm: Statewide alert triggers action by judge

WARREN - A state alert of 18 drug overdoses and two overdose deaths during a 24-hour period in Trumbull County prompted a judge on Wednesday to drug test defendants who face drug-related charges before their scheduled morning court appearances. With two probation officers carrying ...

Mon. 12:40 p.m.: Home raided, prostitution alleged

WARREN - Warren police raided a southeast side home this morning, alleging human trafficking and prostitution. Officers executed a search warrant at 765 Kenilworth Ave. SE. At least one person was taken into custody and is being held at the Trumbull County Jail. This is a developing story. ...

12:18 p.m.: Warren man accused of selling heroin that caused death

WARREN - A local man is accused of selling heroin that caused a woman to overdose and die. John G. Simer II, 38, is charged with distribution of heroin that resulted in death, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, being a felon in ...

UPDATE Fri. 6:20 pm: Federal appeals court dismisses YSU appeal on Richmond

YOUNGSTOWN - A federal appeals judge has dismissed an appeal by Youngstown State University on a judge's decision to allow a man convicted of rape as a teen in a highly publicized case to be temporarily reinstated to the Penguins football team. The dismissal means Ma'lik Richmond will be ...

Thur. 3:45 p.m.: State school report cards released

WARREN - Based on the 2017 State Report Cards released today by the Ohio Department of Education, three local school districts scored an A for the progress their students are making based on their past performances. Where Girard maintained its 2016 A grade, Bloomfield-Mespo and Austintown ...

Thur. 8:31 p.m.: Convicted rapist eligible to play for YSU football team

YOUNGSTOWN - A Youngstown State University football player convicted of raping a teen in a highly publicized case in Steubenville is eligible to play in the Penguins game on Saturday, a judge ruled this evening. Ma'lik Richmond, of Steubenville, filed a federal lawsuit against the university ...

Wed. noon: Ohio executes man convicted of back-to-back killings

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man convicted of killing two people in back-to-back robberies in suburban Cleveland in 1992 was executed this morning. Gary Otte, 45, was put to death at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville with a lethal combination of three drugs. The ...

Wed. 1 p.m.: Former Lordstown coach pleads guilty to sex charges

WARREN - A former volleyball and assistant girls basketball coach at Lordstown High School pleaded guilty this morning to felony charges stemming from fondling two 13-year-old girls from his volleyball team. Richard Knox, 45, Virginia Drive, Warren, appeared before Trumbull County Common ...

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Annakin Gammon, 2, was found in a backyard above ground pool in Masury about four hours after he was reported missing from his Sharon, Pa. home a few blocks away.

Tues. 1 p.m.: Coroner rules toddler’s death a drowning

HERMITAGE, Pa. - A preliminary autopsy report shows that Annakin Gammon, 2, of Sharon, died due to drowning, according to Mercer County Coroner John A. Libonati. The boy was prounounced dead at 10:23 p.m. Sunday in the emergency room of Sharon Regional Health System after he was found ...

Tues. 3:45 p.m.: Local Cruze production back on for Oct. 2

LORDSTOWN - Production at the local General Motors Assembly Complex is back on for the week of Oct. 2. Previously, the week was included in the 2017 downtime schedule at the Lordstown plant, where the Chevrolet Cruze sedans are built. Last week, the local facility's some 3,000 employees ...

A rough surf surrounds Boynton Beach inlet as Hurricane Irma hits in Boynton Beach, Fla. (Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Mon. 10 a.m.: Rescues under way in flooded areas of Florida

People are being rescued from flooded homes this morning south of Jacksonville, Florida, as Tropical Storm Irma pounds the state with rain and wind. John Ward, the emergency operations manager of Clay County, says crews have pulled 46 people from flooded homes and an undetermined number are ...

Mon. 11:10 a.m.: Delphi to lay off 26 local workers

WARREN - Budget issues at one of Delphi's local plants will cost 26 workers their jobs, union leaders confirmed. Although the permanent cutbacks, effective Sept. 18, will take place division wide, the move will result in the downsizing of Plant 11's workforce. Workers with the least amount ...

Mon. 12:20 p.m.: Boy, 2, found in swimming pool

MASURY - A Sharon boy, 2, died after he was found in a Masury swimming pool Sunday a few blocks from his home, according to Brookfield police. The boy, of Lafayette Avenue, Sharon, has not been identified. He was found a few blocks from his home in the backyard of 675 Syme St. in ...

Mon. 12:55 p.m.: UPDATE – Police investigating Sharon boy’s death

SHARON, Pa. - A Sharon, Pa., toddler who died last evening after he was found in a Brookfield Township, Ohio, swimming pool has been identified as Annakin Gammon, age 2. Sharon police Chief Gerald T. Smith said the boy was found unresponsive in the pool on Syme Street, Brookfield. Police had ...

Sun 1:55 a.m.: More than 170K without power in Florida

ST. PETERSBURG - The National Hurricane Center says Irma's projected path is continuing to shift to the west, just a few crucial miles, that should keep its eye just off Florida's west coast on a track to hit St. Petersburg, not Miami or even Tampa. The hurricane's leading edge was already ...

Sun, 4:55 p.m. : Hurricane Irma pummels Florida

MIAMI — A monster Hurricane Irma roared into Florida with 130 mph winds making landfall at Marco Island about 4 p.m. Sunday. The storm could stick around for a sustained assault on nearly the entire Sunshine State, flooding streets, knocking out power to more than 2 million homes and ...

Sun. 10 p.m.: Irma hits Florida’s midsection

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast-to-coast pummeling with winds up to 130 mph Sunday, swamping homes and boats, knocking out power to millions and toppling massive construction cranes over the Miami skyline. The 400-mile-wide storm blew ashore in the mostly cleared-out ...

Fri. 11:20 a.m.: House sends $15B Harvey aid bill, debt hike to Trump to sign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted overwhelmingly this morning to send a $15.3 billion disaster aid package to President Donald Trump, overcoming conservative objections to linking the emergency legislation to a temporary increase in America's borrowing authority. The legislation also keeps ...