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Sun 7:07 p.m.: Gov. gives details on Texas church shooting; 26 killed

UPDATE ON MORNING MASS SHOOTING IN TEXAS CHURCH SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A man opened fire inside of a church in a small South Texas community on Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 others in the deadliest mass shooting in the state's history, the governor ...

Sun. 9:52 p.m.: High winds, possible tornado reported north of Warren

Damage reports are coming in tonight, possibly from a tornado, in the southern part of Ashtabula County, and the northern half of Trumbull County was swept by high winds and rain. Brian Mitchell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Cleveland office, said reports of a tornado in ...

Sun. 6:55 p.m.: Kinsman man killed in crash

VERNON — A Kinsman man died late Saturday in two-car collision on state Route 88. David Stevens, 58, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after being extricated from his Ford E350 van, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The ...

Sun. 8:05 p.m.: Coming Monday: Niles bridge renamed for Vietnam vet

COMING MONDAY IN THE TRIBUNE CHRONICLE: Nearly 60 years after his death, a bridge in Niles has been named in honor of Bruce R. Jones. Jones, who served in the U.S. Air Force in 1960 and 1961 during the Vietnam era as a jet mechanic in Thailand, was 19 when he was accidentally killed. Today, ...

Sun. 9:22 p.m.: Getting clean – CCA graduates share opioid success stories

COMING MONDAY IN THE TRIBUNE CHRONICLE: Four years ago last week, Nicole Walmsley was on the other side of the podium from which she spoke at Community Corrections Association in Youngstown. Speaking at a CCA graduation ceremony Thursday, Walmsley recalled the circumstances that landed her at ...

Wed. 10:10 a.m.: Scammers claim county attorney stuck in Philippines

WARREN -- A scam to get cash from people concerned about the safety of someone they know is plaguing Trumbull County officials' offices, according to county Commissioner Frank Fuda. Several offices, including the county clerk's and county auditor's, received calls or emails requesting ...

Tues., 1:30 p.m.: Facebook, Twitter to tell Congress about Russia-linked posts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google are set to go before senators today to defend their security measures as new revelations have emerged that Russian-linked accounts reached many more American voters than previously thought. Testimony from Facebook obtained by The ...

Tues. 2 p.m.: Hamad’s penalty phase to begin Monday

WARREN - The jury of six men and six women who convicted Nasser Hamad of aggravated murder will return to the Trumbull County Common Pleas courtroom on Monday to begin hearing testimony that will decide whether Hamad should be sentenced to death. Jurors will hear testimony and evidence from ...

Mon. Noon: Man shot in Austintown Walmart parking lot

AUSTINTOWN - A man was shot this morning while sitting in his car in the Walmart parking lot on Mahoning Avenue here, according to police. Austintown Township police Chief Bob Gavalier said the man was shot in the stomach, but his injuries didn't appear to be life-threatening. The man, whose ...

Mon. 12:30 p.m.: Manafort indicted; ex-Trump aide pleads in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election revealed its first targets today, with a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump admitting he lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russians. Separately, Trump's former ...

Mon. 12:45 p.m.: Hamad case jury to begin deliberations this afternoon

WARREN - Closing arguments were completed shortly after noon today in the capital murder trial of a Howland man accused of shooting to death two people and wounding three others during a Feb. 25 confrontation outside his state Route 46 home. Lawyers for Nasser Hamad, 48, continued their ...

Mon. 5:30 p.m.: Jury finds Hamad guilty

WARREN - A Trumbull County Common Pleas Court jury has found Nasser Hamad guilty on two counts of aggravated murder. The crimes stemmed from a February incident at his state Route 46 home. This is a developing story. Check back here for updates or read Tuesday's Tribune Chronicle print ...

Fri. 1:30 p.m.: Murder defendant Nasser Hamad testifies, claiming self-defense

WARREN - Capital murder defendant Nasser Hamad said he felt endangered when a van pulled into his driveway at 4:30 p.m, Feb. 25, and several people got out yelling at him. Hamad, who is on trial facing two counts of aggravated murder and attempted aggravated murder, is on the stand today, ...

Thur. 3:40 p.m.: 10-year-old leads police, state troopers on high-speed chase

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 10-year-old Ohio boy was taken into custody after leading police and state troopers on a dangerous high-speed pursuit that began in Cleveland and ended miles away along the Ohio Turnpike when troopers boxed him in. Cleveland police say it's the second time in two weeks ...

Thur. 3:45 p.m.: Man sought in rape-murder of Ohio tot shows up in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a man wanted on charges he raped and killed a 13-month-old girl in Ohio has been spotted at a Pittsburgh convenience store. KDKA-TV reports Joshua Gurto was seen at a Sheetz store late Wednesday afternoon. He left on foot along a road that ...

Thur. 3:50 p.m: Trump declares opioids a public health emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump today pledged to "overcome addiction in America," declaring the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history. Trump's ...

Wed. 1:35 p.m.: Enterprise Park out of Amazon HQ2 running

HOWLAND - Because the Mahoning Valley does not meet Amazon's criteria for its second headquarters, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and local leaders said they are supporting a decision by the chamber's economic development partners to advocate for a Cleveland site that does meet the ...

Wed. 4:10 p.m.: Girard officer was shot in chest

GIRARD - Police officer Justin Leo was shot in the chest, according to a police report that contains few, but new details about the events Saturday at 408 Indiana Ave. Police were called just after 10 p.m. to the home for a disturbance that may have involved guns, and when officers arrived, ...

Tue. 3:23 p.m.: Funeral location for fallen officer changed

GIRARD - The funeral for Girard police officer Justin Leo is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at Youngstown State University's Beeghly Center, 224 W. Spring St, Youngstown, according to Blackstone Funeral Home. Public calling hours are scheduled 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Covelli Centre, 229 E. ...