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NW Pa. woman convicted of 3rd-degree murder

A northwestern Pennsylvania jury has convicted a woman of third-degree murder in the shooting death of her boyfriend last summer, rejecting defense arguments that the gun went off accidentally.…
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Pa. township approves permits for airport drilling

Supervisors in a western Pennsylvania township have approved permits for a company to drill for natural gas at Pittsburgh International Airport with almost two dozen conditions.…
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Ohio watchdog releases investment scandal report

Ohio's watchdog released his much-anticipated investigative report Thursday on the investment scandal that engulfed the state in 2005, concluding the bureau where it started has become significantly more professional and accountable.…
Hostage situation at Trumbull County jail resolved

Trumbull Co. Jail press conference

Watch a replay of today's press conference breaking down yesterday's hostage situation at the Trumbull County Jail.…
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Reimold & Reynolds at 6-4

Sophomore Jacob Reimold is batting .545 over his last three games for the Raiders.…
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Dave Sess

Dave Sess began working for WKBN 27 First News in October 1998 as a morning anchor and producer.…
Trumbull County Jail Hostage situation

Jail standoff ends

The standoff ended last night peacefully, but we're learning more about what it was like inside the jail, when three inmates took a corrections officer hostage. Dennis Biviano explains.…
This photo combo of images provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett, left, and Charles Warner. Lockett and Warner, two death-row inmates who want to know the source of drugs that will be used to execute them, have placed Oklahoma’s two highest courts at odds and prompted aggravated members of the Legislature to call for the impeachment of Oklahoma Supreme Court justices. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections)

Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates’ claims

In rejecting the inmates' claims, the court also lifted a stay of execution that it had granted earlier in the week in a case that placed Oklahoma's two highest courts at odds and prompted calls for impeaching justices on the Supreme Court.…
A mourner weeps as she pays tribute to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast at a gymnasium in Ansan, South Korea, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching over 140, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

S. Korea ferry death toll hits 159

As divers plunge deeper into the ferry, the work gets harder as they find they have to rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims.…