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YPD adds 4 officers

Five more to be added in few weeks. Of the four new police officers sworn onto the force Monday, three have previous experience, and the fourth served five years in the military.

Man arrested for threat served time for beating woman

Did five years on felonious assault charge

Deputies find unregistered sex offenders

Get help from U.S. Marshals

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West Side man found dead in his home after Vindy carrier calls police

Elderly man’s body found after newspaper carrier makes call

Had several blunt force injuries to back of head

Former teacher pleads guilty to child porn

To be sentenced in March

Women sentenced after appeal denied

Two women who sued the city police department in federal court over civil-rights violations in 2012 were each sentenced to 28 days in jail Wednesday after appeals of their municipal-court convictions for obstructing official business were denied.

Man pleads guilty in missing body case


Victim's bones found by dogs on Sharon Line

Youngstown chief: quick arrests key to stopping murders

Police chief credits three fewer killings to speedy arrests

City records 19 homicides in '14, down three from previous year

Fatal accidents increase by three in city in ‘14

Investigator: Speed common factor in most crashes

Two arrested, arraigned on drug charges

By JOE GORMAN jgorman@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Two men arrested on drug charges in separate

Court affirms order to reinstate Brown murder charge

Charge was reinstated in October '13

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YSU happening place in 2014

Jim Tressel’s return to YSU was the top story of 2014

Dunn's departure, Tressel's hiring, keep school in forefront of news

Speakers tell marchers to keep at it

Youngstown marchers support protests over police-involved deaths

By JOE GORMAN jgorman@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN More than 125 people wended their way through

YPD probe of traffic stop completed

Four officers were disciplined for their role in helping the brother of a city police lieutenant get out of a charge of driving under the influence, and an Internal Affairs report is recommending the brother be charged anyway.


EDITOR’S NOTE: From now and throughout 2015, reporter Joe Gorman will take a deeper look into the issues and consequences of crime in Youngstown. Today he examines the costs that taxpayers shoulder for an ongoing murder investigation.

Cops: Victim may have shot himself

Police searching for two vehicles, several suspects

Man pleads to reckless homicide in Struthers homicide

Was going to argue self-defense if case had gone to trial

Judge's son pleads guilty in two cases

Sentencing set for February

City denies request for BAC results

City will release BAC log book

Blood-alcohol in internal affairs investigation sought

Vindicator, WFMJ, file request

Protest held downtown

Group upset with grand jury decisions in Missouri, NYC

Cops called for tow, BAC operator, for traffic stop of officer’s relative

Dispatch tapes show tow truck was called, blood-alcohol test operator was requested

Log book shows driver was in BAC room but no result given

Woman runs from cops, leaves kids in car

Arrested next day by police

Former court administrator sent to jail

Accused of violating probation

YPD to investigate traffic stop

Internal affairs to consider whether driver got preferential treatment

Relative of police officer stopped last week

Man gets six month sentence in vehicular homicide case

Hit victim while on way home from wrestling practice

Three get probation for role in Struthers brawl

The three told the judge they deeply regret their actions in April 2013.

Cops investigate two slayings in two days

Man, 20, found shot to death on sidewalk on North Side

Also double shooting on Sunday

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Family, East High grieve devastating loss of Faith

Jamie Bass, whose daughter was friends with East High School student Faith McCullough-Wooster, kneels beside a makeshift memorial for her on East High Avenue on Thursday. Faith died after she was run over by a city school bus Wednesday.

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East High reels after freshman killed by school bus

Crisis teams will be at East High School today to help students deal with the freak accident that resulted in the death of a classmate.

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MCCTC cadets fight gas fire during training exercise

Don Waldron, right, an instructor in the firefighter program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, instructs cadet firefighters on how to battle a gas fire, set on the grounds of the school Tuesday.

Attorneys ask to dismiss murder indictment

Original conviction was overturned by appeals court

Man who repossesses cars has suspended license

Was towing car from North Side church

Man pleads guilty to gun, drug charge

Judge tells him he will face prison if found with another gun

Man pleads to shooting, will go to trial on murder

Prosecution: Defendant upset he was cut out from robbery profits

Officer who fired shots at man cleared

Suspect was never hit

Man gets 15 to life for Thanksgiving 2013 murder

Pleaded guilty earlier this week

Woman gets probation for 2012 robbery

Other two defendants in prison

Man dies after being shot at apartment

Police, prosecutors try to determine whether charges should be filed

Death is second homicide in city in three days

Plea averts trial in murder case

Sentencing set for Thursday

Cops: YSU player breaks water line with punch

Junior dismissed from team

Dismissal from team was 'no-brainer,' coach says.

Stabbing case suppression hearing

Attorney says his client did not understand his rights

Man gets 17 years in East Side murder

Also sentenced for felonious assault

Man gets year in assault case after victim urges mercy

Victim asked for a non prison sentence

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Court denies appeals from Teddy Foltz's mom, murderer

Teddy Foltz, 14, died after being beaten by his mother’s boyfriend

The Struthers teen died in January 2013

Prosecutors ask to use prior bad acts in Brooks case

robert brooks case

Some details of Martin murder also mentioned

Man caught with gun in parking lot

Chief Lees one of officers to make arrest

Brooks pleads guilty in real-estate agent Vivian Martin's death

Avoids death penalty for Vivian Martin murder; will be sentenced Oct. 1

Prosecutors to recommend life without parole; sentencing set for Oct. 1

Cops release VIP stats

The program ran through Labor Day

Cops: Witness in murder case gave false name

Arrested on obstruction of justice charge



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