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Fri. 8:25 pm: Attorney wants confession suppressed in death of toddler

WARREN - Police Det. Nick Carney testified Friday that Arthur Harper confessed on Dec. 2, 2015, to causing the death of 3-year-old Russell Cottrill during a nearly three-hour interview with the defendant at the Warren Police Department. While Harper initially denied causing the death of his ...

Thurs. 8:10 pm: Portion of Housel Craft Road closed

FARMINGTON - Housel Craft Road between state Route 534 and Stroup Hickox Road, just east of address 3975, is closed for an emergency culvert replacement, according to Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith. The road will be closed through April 28. The detour is north on state Route 534, east ...

Wed., 1:30 pm: Sheriff makes change in drug task force

WARREN — In announcing a change in strategy of going after "purveyors of death" drug dealers, Trumbull County Sheriff Paul Monroe said Wednesday morning he was appointing a Howland detective as the new leader of the Trumbull Ashtabula Group drug task force. Tony Villanueva, who was hired ...

Pope Francis shakes hands with TV host Bill O'Reilly, second from right, during his weekly general audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. O'Reilly is on a two-week vacation that on Wednesday took him to Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Wed. 5:15 p.m.: Bill O’Reilly out at Fox News Channel after 20 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's parent company fired Bill O'Reilly today following an investigation into harassment allegations, bringing a stunning end to cable news' most popular program and one that came to define the bravado of his network over 20 years. O'Reilly lost his job on the ...

Wed. 5:15 p.m.: State Route 82 reopens after crash

HOWLAND - State Route 82 between Elm Road and East Market Street in Warren has reopened, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The highway had been shut down for about an hour following to a crash with entrapment. A motorist was transported from the scene by medical helicopter. ...

Wed. 8:20 pm: Friars ask for charges to be dismissed

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. - Attorneys for three Franciscan friars are asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges filed last year that accuse them of allowing a suspected sexual predator - Brother Stephen Baker - to hold or retain jobs that put him in a position to molest children. Documents filed in ...

Wed. 8:50 pm: Airport security contract goes to sheriff’s office

VIENNA - The Western Reserve Port Authority board on Wednesday decided to make a switch in security at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, granting a one-year contract to the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office. Port Authority members decided to save about $8,750 next year by approving the ...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Cleveland Police shows Steve Stephens. Pennsylvania State Police said Stephens, the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook, shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (Cleveland Police via AP, File)

Tues. 12:10 p.m.: Suspect in Facebook video killing shoots himself to death

CLEVELAND (AP) — The man who randomly killed a Cleveland retiree and posted video of the crime on Facebook shot himself to death today in Pennsylvania, police said. Pennsylvania State Police said Steve Stephens was spotted this morning in Erie County. Authorities say officers tried to pull ...

Mon. 9:30 a.m.: Crash closes Route 711 ramp

YOUNGSTOWN -- An accident Monday morning has closed some ramps at the state Route 711 / Interstate 680 interchange. A Youngstown police spokesman said a garbage truck flipped over on the Route 711 ramp at Interstate 680, spilling debris across the roadway. A police report said the ...

Sat. 8:39 p.m.: Coming Sunday – Girard redistributes speed camera fines

COMING SUNDAY: Girard city officials hope redistribution of speed camera money will help counter a "worst-case scenario" general fund deficit of $400,000. Retroactive to April 1, 50 percent of the camera profit will go to the general fund, 25 percent will go to the police department, 20 ...

Sat. 10 p.m.: Coming Sunday – Tourism tries to recover after money restored

COMING SUNDAY: After nine months of a reduced budget for the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau, the county restored the half percent it had diverted to another project. The reduction, which amounted to about 27 percent of the bureau's budget said tourism board chairman Jim Bugos, caused the ...

Sat. 10:36 p.m.: Coming Sunday – Tribune recycling returns

COMING SUNDAY: The Tribune Chronicle's annual Earth Day free recycling and shredding event will be April 24. This is the eighth year the Tribune Chronicle is providing a location to discard unwanted magazines, junk mail, newspapers and hardbound and paperback books. "Earth Day itself serves ...

This image made from a Thursday, April 13, 2017 video released by the U.S. Department of Defense shows a plume of smoke rising from a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb strike on an Islamic State militant cave and tunnel systems in the Achin district of the Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan. U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon every used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said. (U.S. Department of Defense via AP)

Fri., 11:45 am: U.S. bomb kills 36 Islamic State fighters

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A strike by the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military killed 36 Islamic State group militants and left no civilian casualties, hitting a tunnel complex in the remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Friday. The ...

Fri., 2:55pm: Trump vows ‘maximum pressure and engagement’ on N. Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has settled on its North Korea strategy after a two-month review: "Maximum pressure and engagement." U.S. officials said Friday the president's advisers weighed a range of ideas for how to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear program, including ...

Thu. 11:48 p.m.: Flooded section of bike trail in Niles reopens today

NILES – The portion of the Greenway Bike Trail between state Route 46 and Rupple Road north of Salt Springs Road that was closed a week ago will reopen at 2 p.m. today. The section of was closed after parts of that stretch were flooded in heavy rains. Bicyclists and walkers were asked to ...

UPDATE Thu., 3:52 pm: U.S. hit IS with largest non-nuclear bomb ever used

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all bombs," the largest non-nuclear weapon every used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said. The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, ...

Wed. 11:32 a.m.: County declares state of emergency in opioid crisis

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners this morning declared a state of the emergency in the county because of an opioid crisis. So far this year, 39 people in the county have died from opioid abuse, according to April Caraway, director of the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery ...

Wed. 11:50 a.m.: Ohio asks appeals court to review lethal injection process

COLUMBUS (AP) — State lawyers want an entire appeals court to review Ohio's new and twice-rejected lethal injection process as the state struggles to resume executions. The attorney general's office asked the full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati late Tuesday to hear Ohio's ...