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Joe Gorman

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Man gets 12 years for impersonating cop, harassing deputy

Was convicted by jury last month

Fire Capt. Ware calls it a career after nearly 3 decades

Youngstown Fire Department Capt. Alvin Ware stands inside the Fire Investigation Unit headquarters in the old South Avenue fire station. Ware, who has served in the department for more than 29 years and has won numerous awards for his work as an arson investigator, is retiring Friday.

Judge to Scott Bowden: This is your last chance

Pleaded guilty to charge of obstructing justice

Thirty two dogs taken from North Side home

Second-largest seizure in annals of Animal Charity

Two from Pa. arrested on drug charges

Woman arraigned for having drugs in hospital

Dad charged with child endangering arraigned

Thomas Quimby had passed out after drinking a bottle of vodka

Youngstown dad charged after child falls from window

Had been asleep more than 18 hours after drinking bottle of vodka

Youngstown police unit begins weekly crime searches

With Youngstown police Officer Kristina Vaughan looking on, Officer Joe Moran arrests a man on outstanding warrants and searches him after he was pulled over at Erie and Lucius avenues Tuesday for weaving in and out of traffic. Vaughan and Moran are both members of the city’s Community Police Unit, which did a crime sweep of the the city's South Side.

Woman said she did probation sentence for heroin

She signed in as someone else for seven days, reports said

Warrants issued in Cohasset Drive slaying

The suspect is a 21-year-old Summer Street man

Woman arraigned for disturbance in Mahoning juvenile court

Has a previous resisting arrest conviction from '98

Hispanic Heritage month kicks off downtown Youngstown

Courthouse event starts celebration

Keynote speaker was Dr. Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez from YSU, who came here from Cuba

Man indicted for West Side homicide

Was returned from Pittsburgh Wednesday

Man gets more than 12 years for May attack

He tells a judge the witnesses against him lied

Judge orders attorneys in Herring case to decide how to use evidence

Prosecution may have some witnesses read previous testimony

Youngstown couple accused of starving infant arraigned

Both in jail with no bond pending pretrial hearing

One pleads guilty in home invasion; another pleads in store robbery

Sentences of eight and six years, respectively, recommended

Addict says she is not a 'monster,' wants another chance

By JOE GORMAN jgorman@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Katie Grist wants people to know she is many

Judge gives defense time limit on house where girl, grandparents killed

Defense faces time limit for getting house tested

Neighbors complaining house is becoming a nuisance

Prosecution plays videos in Winona homicide sentencing

Two groups were arguing over a girl which led to fight, shooting

Man gets six years for West Side home invasion

Sentence same as two co-defendants received

Man sentenced for pulling on cop's gun

Happened at Covelli Centre concert last fall

After 20 years, Youngstown cop returns to gridiron, plays for championship

Played last game in '95 as a walk on at YSU

Community Police Unit stats released

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Unit began operations in July

Mailman finds body on North Side Saturday

Man's death is city's 14th homicide of 2015

Man gets 23 years in May '14 homicide

Victim found in car at gas station

YPD swears in four new officers

All are natives of Youngstown

Sweeney gives Youngstown woman 7 years in HIV sex case

Defendant's attorney said he will appeal

3 injured, 2 arrested in series of S. Side shootings

By JOE GORMAN jgorman@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Three people were wounded in two separate shootings

Man gets time served, probation, in weapons case

Says wants to take care of his sick mother

Lawyer asks appeals court to test DNA in 2001 rape case

Unknown DNA was on two different items of evidence, the lawyer said.

Prosecutors can’t get witnesses to appear; murder charges dismissed

Prosecutors can’t get witnesses to appear

Charges can be refiled at a later date

YSU residence hall workers get active shooter training

Residence-hall workers at Youngstown State University’s Cafaro House learned what to do if confronted by a gunman. YSU officer Kevin Chapel, right, played the role of the shooter in Tuesday’s mock drill, which covered using the ALICE technique - Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.

Trial date set for suspect in arson, murders of girl, grandparents

TRIAL For suspect in arson, murderS set FOR SEPT. 2016

Judge also orders crime scene be preserved

Last two members of E Block gang enter guilty pleas

Total of 12 members were indicted

Man in jail since '02 on murder charge has bond request denied

Was tried five times in the case

Man gets three and a half years on gang, weapons charges

Admitted to being member of E Block gang on West Side

Man arraigned in retaliation case; gets permission to attend brother's funeral

Sibling charged with felonious assault

Has bond set at $35,000

Police: Siblings try to avenge brother's death


Man pistol whipped before his father intervenes

Woman: Heroin 'ruined my life'

Warned what will happen if she violates probation

Man arrested at standoff has pending domestic violence charge

Records show police have been at the home nine times in '15

Tutor gets eight years in prison for felonious assault

Tells judge he could not have inflicted injuries on student

Roller sentencing delayed again

Reset for Aug. 14

Heroin ring indictments announced

37 indicted; some are well known names

Pair get year in jail for Firestone Mansion arson, Old Mill vandalism

Both say were on drugs at time of both incidents

Lawyer asks to dismiss murder charge against Brown

Says found more missing evidence in police files

Woman, 38, can't explain why she just started heroin

Tells judge she was 'stupid'

Woman pleads guilty to drug charge, asks to be sent to jail

Judge gives her 30-day sentence

Dogs found in abandoned home

House is scheduled for demolition

Man with criminal history arrested again

Has history of receiving probation, then violating it



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