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Wed. 4:35 p.m.: Local speller doing well at national bee

WARREN - Isabella Pinto, representing the Tribune Chronicle at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., correctly spelled "schmutz" in the third round of competition today. Pinto, 13, an eighth-grade student at Bristol High School, "apishamore," which is a saddle blanket usually ...

Tue. 3:23 p.m.: Testimony underway in Warren murder trial

WARREN - Testimony is underway in the murder trial of Shaun R. Simpson, who is accused of shooting and then dropping off his mortally wounded girlfriend at Trumbull Regional Medical Center on Nov. 12, 2016. Simpson is charged with two counts of murder and one count each of felonious assault ...

Tues. 2:15 p.m.: ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’ after star’s racist tweet

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC has canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" following Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey says the comment "is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to ...

Mon. 5:13 p.m.: Alberto makes landfall on Florida Panhandle

PANAMA CITY, Fl. (AP) — The National Hurricane Center says Subtropical Storm Alberto has come ashore on the Florida Panhandle. The Miami-based center said in a 5 p.m. advisory that Alberto's core made landfall a few minutes ago at Laguna Beach, Florida, about 15 miles west-northwest of ...

Mon. 5:35 p.m.: Garage fire cancels Niles Fire Department ceremony

NILES — A garage fire 10 a.m. Monday led to the cancellation of a Memorial Day service at the Niles Fire Department, according to Niles fire Capt. Todd Thomas. The alarm for the blaze in a two-car, detached garage at 604 Lafayette Ave. came in just before the small service was scheduled to ...

Mon. 8:38 p.m.: Power outage strands roller coaster riders at amusement park

SANDUSKY (AP) — A power outage at Cedar Point amusement park left riders stranded on some of its roller coasters and other rides for about two hours. A spokesman for Cedar Point said the park lost power this afternoon when a car hit a utility pole. Photos shared on social media by people ...

Mon. 8:49 p.m.: Alberto flood threat continues after landfall

PANAMA CITY, Fl. (AP) — The National Hurricane Center says Subtropical Storm Albert is weakening as it moves inland but poses a threat from heavy rains that could cause dangerous flash flooding. Forecasters say Alberto's ill-defined core was located over the Florida Panhandle near DeFuniak ...

Sun. 7:27 p.m.: George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Maine

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized today in Maine after he experienced low blood pressure and fatigue, a spokesman said. Just after 2 p.m., Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the 93-year-old Bush, said he was awake, alert and not in any discomfort. He said ...

Sun. 8:02 p.m.: Flash flooding hits Maryland community

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Flash floods struck a Maryland community wracked by similar flooding in 2016, authorities said, and water rescues were being carried out as raging brown waters surged through the streets today. News outlets showed photos and video of turbulent water rushing down ...

Sun. 8:04 p.m.: Florida panhandle braces for impact as Alberto approaches

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Beaches in Florida were largely empty ahead of Memorial Day as the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Subtropical Storm Alberto, approached the northern Gulf Coast carrying brisk winds and heavy rain. The storm disrupted long holiday weekend ...

Sun. 9:20 p.m.: Trump says US team in N Korea planning summit with Kim

(AP) --- President Donald Trump said Sunday a U.S. team was in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jon Un, raising expectations that the on-off-on meeting would indeed take place. The State Department said earlier that a team was in Panmunjom, which straddles the border ...

Sun. 9:48 p.m.: Here’s where to observe Memorial Day in your community

Memorial Day events scheduled for Monday include: * BRACEVILLE — 10:15 a.m. service at Braceville Christian Church, followed by parade at 11 a.m. from township center to the township cemetery, where a service will be at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon at the road department garage. ...

Sun. 7:30 p.m.: Will Power wins Indy 500, No. 17 for car owner Roger Penske

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power can win anything now, even the Indianapolis 500, an intimidating race on an oval he hated because it marginalized his talent. He drives for Roger Penske and nothing matters more to the boss than winning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. So Power worked to change ...

Sun. 11:03 p.m.: Cleveland Cavaliers returning to the NBA Finals

BOSTON --- The Cleveland Cavaliers are returning to the NBA Finals. In a low-scoring game, the Cavs defeated the Boston Celtics 87-79 tonight to win the Eastern Conference title 4 games to 3. They will face the winner of the Houston Rockets-Golden State Warriors series, which is tied at ...

Sat. 10:30 pm: Memorial Day events set in Trumbull

Memorial Day events Sunday McDONALD - 1 p.m. service at War Memorial, Woodland Park. WARREN - 3 p.m. Memorial Day remembrance concert, Packard Music Hall. Monday BRACEVILLE - 10:15 a.m. service at Braceville Christian Church, followed by parade at 11 a.m. from township center to the ...

Sat. 10 pm: Warren struggles to hire officers

WARREN - When city leaders convinced voters to pass a five-year, half-percent income tax increase in 2016, a selling point was it would allow the police department to grow to 70 officers. At the time, the city had 57 officers. Today, more than a year and a half later, there are 63 ...

Fri. 12:50 p.m.: Civilians kill gunman after 3 shot at Oklahoma restaurant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside an Oklahoma City restaurant during the dinner rush, wounding a woman and two girls before two armed citizens shot him dead outside, police said this morning. The suspected gunman, 28-year-old Alexander Tilghman, was armed with a pistol when ...

Fri. 1 p.m.: Weinstein faces sex charges in prosecution amid #MeToo

NEW YORK (AP) — Flinching when he heard himself described as a man who used power to prey on women, Harvey Weinstein was charged today with rape and another sex felony in the first prosecution to result from the wave of allegations against him that sparked a national reckoning over sexual ...