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GM: Would consider 'viable' opportunities for Cruze and Lordstown plant

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General Motors has responded to a call from President Donald Trump to sell or "open" the Assembly Plant in Lordstown.

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Wilson Avenue has reopened

Lowellville student, parent killed in Campbell traffic crash

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21 News has learned that a student in the Lowellville School system and a parent died in rollover crash in Campbell. S

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Police investigate homicide in New Castle

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A body found in New Castle is being investigated by police as a homicide. 

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Dollar General infant cough syrup recalled over contamination concern

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The Food and Drug Administration has announced the recall of an infant cough syrup sold at Dollar General Stores nationwide.

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America Makes shows off new era of 3D printing

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"A lot of the public still believes it's these desktop printers that you can print key chains and all these little cool trinkets," said Ashley Totin, a project engineer at America Makes. 

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The study encourages new businesses

Study: $4M improvement expected to increase Youngstown Rd. traffic

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A newly released study is aimed at encouraging new businesses to open up shop along a 1.3 mile stretch of Youngstown Road in Warren. 

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Rain in the forecast for the first full day of spring

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@emilyfrazzwfmj Thursday Forecast: pic.twitter.com/ZeMmrsAZb2 — StormTracker 21 (@StormTracker21) March 21, 2019 The first full day of spring is going to be a damp one! We are starting off the day with rain that should continue on and off through midday. A cold front will cross the area overnight. Snow showers and flurries are expected by sunrise on Friday. The wind chills will feel noticeably different and will not surpass 20 Friday. Saturday will feature clouds turning... More>>

Former Youngstown Mayor McNally seeks reinstatement of law license

Mayor John McNally Mayor John McNally
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Former Youngstown Mayor John A. McNally is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to let him continue his law practice.

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Honda recalls 200,000 generators over fire hazard

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If you're counting on a portable generator to get you through the next power outage, you might want to make sure it's not on a recall list 

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Attorney General wants crackdown on drug dealing at addiction recovery facilities

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A bill that would establish harsher penalties for people dealing drugs around addiction recovery facilities is getting support from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. 

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Ohio budget includes funds for narcotics intelligence center

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's budget plan includes funding to set up a state narcotics intelligence center to combat the opioid epidemic. 

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Powerball prize grows to $625 million

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With no ticket sold with numbers matching the latest Powerball jackpot drawing, the big prize has jumped to $625 million. 

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ABC Water holds meeting in Boardman addressing locals concerns

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ABC Water and Storm Water District look at old infrastructure that contribute to flooding in the areas and are focused on maintaining or replacing the infrastructure.

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Liberty Tim Hortons grand opening set for Thursday

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The restaurant is located on the corner of Goldie Road and Belmont Avenue in Liberty.

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The Latest: New Zealand bans all assault weapons immediately

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Ardern announced the ban Thursday and said it would be followed by legislation to be introduced next month.

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E Market St to be closed March 22 until March 24

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East Market Street is scheduled to be closed from Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24.

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Austintown Police: Robbery suspect had history of scheming for cash

Jawwaad Pusey Jawwaad Pusey
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It was likely from dumpsters, police say, 32 year-old Jawwaad Pusey would find food and try to return the items to fast-food restaurants for money back.

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Reward offered for information about missing Liberty man

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The family of a missing man from Liberty is offering a $1,500 reward for any information that will help them find him. Seth Svabik was last seen on January 9 in Liberty around 8:30 pm by Motel 6. According to Liberty Police Department's Facebook post, Svabik was acting paranoid and was asked to leave the hotel. Svabik is 6'2" and weighs around 140 pounds. He is described as having blue eyes and brown hair. He also has many tattoos, a goatee and a lower lip piercing. Police s...

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Do-Cut opens Route 224 location 8 years after fire

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Do-Cut's previous location burned down back in September of 2011.

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Niles city council approves tax incentives to bring businesses downtown

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Niles city council is considering tax incentives Wednesday night that could boost the number of businesses in the downtown area.   The tax incentives would ride the wave of positive economic growth now that the city is out fiscal emergency.   "There's a need for something to happen down here," Brent Ross said, owner of Stoneyard Tavern & Grill.  The "For Sale" and "For Rent" signs in the windows of storefronts and buildings in downto...

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Councilmen admit Chill Can project is behind schedule, but promise progress soon

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Work on the Chill Can plant on Youngstown's east side is progressing, despite questions from some residents about whether the project has gone cold. More than two years after groundbreaking, the site the plant is slated to sit on doesn't look much different from our last visit in September 2018. But despite the lack of visible progress, city councilmen Julius Oliver and TJ Rodgers, whose wards include the land the plant would sit on, expect that to change soon. "I've heard a lo... More>>

Fired cop backs out of plea deal in violent arrest of former NFL player Desmond Marrow

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Duane, who works for the Federal Department of Corrections said, "My son who respects police is now fearful, suffered from a concussion, has PTSD, and lost his business as a result. 

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President Trump: 'Everybody wants the Lordstown plant'

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President Trump made stops in Lima and Canton Wednesday, his first stop in Ohio since last year's midterm elections. 

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Manning proposes bill highlighting exemptions for vaccinations

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There could be more controversy to throw into the childhood vaccination debates. Legislation has been introduced in Ohio that would require schools to inform parents of how they can go about avoiding vaccinations. While it sounds like an "anti-vaxxer bill", the Valley lawmaker proposing it says that's just not the case. State Representative Don Manning, a Republican representing the 59th District tells 21 News that he  me he has absolutely nothing against vaccines. ... More>>

Kennywood gives sneak peak of new coaster

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Kennywood in Pittsburgh celebrated the first day of spring by offering a first look at their newest coaster. You can already see the black and gold steel track hovering above Kennywood from miles away. The record breaking Steel Curtain roller coaster is starting to take shape. 21 News was given a sneak peak of what will be the coaster with the world's tallest inversion of 197 feet, the most inversions of any coaster in North America with 9 and the tallest in PA at 220 feet. ...

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Youngstown man faces up to 30 years in prison for heroin arrest

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46-year-old Frank Christian faces up to 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or a combination of both.

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Columbiana county included in road emergency plan

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The Ohio Department of Transportation and local governments will be allowed to use federal emergency relief funds to fix the highways.

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Warren mom sentenced for leaving child in van overnight

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A Warren mom has been sentenced to ten days in jail after leaving her five-year-old daughter in the family van overnight in freezing temperatures this past January. 

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Ohio governor: House gas tax proposal 'doesn't cut it'

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is continuing his push-back against lawmakers' attempts to shrink his proposed gas tax, saying the current House version "doesn't cut it."

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Penitentiary officer placed on leave after Boardman shoplifting accusation

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A corrections officer at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown has been placed on administrative leave after accusations that she shoplifted from a Boardman Walmart.  

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Mercy Health named partner of OHSAA to keep student athletes healthy

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A unique partnership between Mercy Health and the Ohio High School Athletic Association is aiming to keep student athletes across the state a little healthier. 

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Sandy Lake man accused of strangling, raping woman

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A Mercer County man is jailed on $150,000 bond for allegedly tying up and raping a woman at her Sandy Lake apartment.

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No jail time for former Mercer D.A. Miles Karson

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Former Mercer County District Attorney Miles Karson is scheduled to be sentenced today on ten criminal counts. 

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Howland Schools consider closing intermediate school due to falling enrollment

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The Board of Education for Howland Local Schools will vote on a measure next week that could decrease the number of school buildings in the district.  

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Police used taser to arrest suspect

Police: Man refused refund pulls gun at Austintown McDonalds

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Police used a Taser to subdue a Youngstown man wanted for robbing a McDonald's restaurant in Austintown. 

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Warren man convicted for confrontation with Weathersfield K-9

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A Warren man is now waiting to be sentenced after pleading guilty to a less serious charge filed in connection with a confrontation with a Weathersfield Township Police K-9 officer. 

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Austintown woman pleads 'not guilty" to stealing $182,000 from Canfield doctor

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The Austintown woman accused of embezzling $182,000 from a Canfield doctor's office was in court Tuesday. 

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Lepore-Hagan supports bill to end state takeover of Youngstown schools

Rep. Michelle Lepore-Hagan Rep. Michelle Lepore-Hagan
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State Representative Michelle Lepore-Hagan is throwing her support behind a bill that would end the state takeovers of Younstown City Schools and two other Ohio school districts. 

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Trump to visit Lima and Canton

Ahead of 2020, Trump returns to Ohio, GOP's gem in Midwest

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President Donald Trump is returning to Ohio, the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of his re-election effort. 

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Salem man also injured

Sebring woman seriously injured in head-on crash

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State troopers say a woman from the Sebring area was seriously injured when her GMC Suburban crashed head-on into a pickup truck in southwest Mahoning County on Tuesday. 

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Ohio testing tornado sirens today

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Ohio residents should be prepared to hear sirens  at around 9:50 am today. 

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Job fair today at Eastwood Mall

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An event is being held today to help the hundreds of workers who are unemployed now that Chevy Cruze production has ended. 

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Ohio lawmakers aim to end school takeovers

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House Bill 70 would give local control to the districts and failing school districts would be required to have support services like health services and after-school programs.

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Legal commentators Nancy Grace and Dan Abrams speak at YSU Video included

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The pair were here to discuss a variety of news headlines, among the topics discussed included the case of Shannon Graves, a woman whose body was found dismembered in a Campbell freezer last year. Among those charged in the case: Arturo Novoa.

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Former Sebring judge ordered to pay back $209,000

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Vettori-Carabello was indicted in November last year and charged with fraud.

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Lisbon photographer changes pleas to guilty on child porn charges

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The Lisbon photographer accused of soliciting children to have sex on camera with adult males was back in court to change his plea to guilty. 21 News was in Youngstown Federal Court as David Grunden admitted he's not proud of what he did. Grunden, 35 of Lisbon will be sentenced on July 16th and could spend up to 30 years in prison on the child pornography related charges. When Grunden was escorted in to the courtroom he was in his orange inmate clothing, handcuffed and shackled bec... More>>

Trumbull County opioid lawsuit could see impact from OxyContin maker

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The latest numbers from Trumbull County show a drop in drug overdose deaths this year, but local experts warn that doesn't mean the addiction rate is down.  April Caraway, Executive Director of the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, says she's concerned that addiction still has a stronghold on the community. Drug overdose deaths in Trumbull County hit a record high of 135 in 2017. The county has only reported 14 so far in 2019.  Some of the money that coun... More>>

Dairy Queen free cone day set for tomorrow

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Certain Dairy Queen locations in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Mercer counties are participating and offering free small cones to customers.

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Lisbon photographer pleads guilty in child porn case

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A man who operated a photography business in Lisbon is expected to be in federal court today to change a “not guilty” plea he entered earlier to child pornography charges.

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State Troopers investigating school bus crash in Vienna

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving three vehicles.  Shortly after 2:30 officials were called out for a crash on Warren Sharon Rd in Vienna.  A Mathews Local School bus was involved in the crash.  First responders on the scene say no one was injured in the crash. The cause of the incident is still under investigation. 

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New police chief chosen to take over in City of Campbell

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The Mayor of Campbell says the City has chosen  its next police chief.  Former Youngstown City Police Detective Patrick Kelly will be sworn in to the office on Monday.  Kelly retired in June 2019 after 28 years of experience in law enforcement.  Kelly previously served as the Commander of the Community Police Unit, a Detective Sergeant in the detective division, a commander of the Street Crime Unit, and worked with the U.S. Marshalls.  In addition, Kelly r...

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More blood pressure medicine recalled over cancer causing impurity

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Yet another type of blood pressure medication has been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration over concerns about a potentially carcinogenic impurity.

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Mercer County firefighters & EMTs awarded $100,000 in grants

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Eight fire departments and ambulance companies in Mercer County have been awarded grants to help them stay afloat.  

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Youngstown man pleads guilty to robbing Austintown bank

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A Youngstown man has pleaded guilty to federal charges accusing him of robbing an Austintown bank in December.  

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  • European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

    European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

    Thursday, March 21 2019 11:33 AM EDT2019-03-21 15:33:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). In this Monday, March 11, 2019 file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. The Transportation Department...(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). In this Monday, March 11, 2019 file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. The Transportation Department...
    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). In this Monday, March 11, 2019 file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. The Transportation Department...(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). In this Monday, March 11, 2019 file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. The Transportation Department...
    The decision by Europe and Canada to break with U.S. air-safety regulators over the safety of the Boeing 737 Max is likely to delay the resumption of flights after two deadly crashes.More >>
    The decision by Europe and Canada to break with U.S. air-safety regulators over the safety of the Boeing 737 Max is likely to delay the resumption of flights after two deadly crashes.More >>
  • US experts: Medicines for opioid addiction vastly underused

    US experts: Medicines for opioid addiction vastly underused

    Thursday, March 21 2019 11:32 AM EDT2019-03-21 15:32:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Elise Amendola). FILE - This July 23, 2018 file photo shows packets of buprenorphine, a drug which controls heroin and opioid cravings, in Greenfield, Mass. On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the nation’s top medical advisers said medications whic...(AP Photo/Elise Amendola). FILE - This July 23, 2018 file photo shows packets of buprenorphine, a drug which controls heroin and opioid cravings, in Greenfield, Mass. On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the nation’s top medical advisers said medications whic...
    (AP Photo/Elise Amendola). FILE - This July 23, 2018 file photo shows packets of buprenorphine, a drug which controls heroin and opioid cravings, in Greenfield, Mass. On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the nation’s top medical advisers said medications whic...(AP Photo/Elise Amendola). FILE - This July 23, 2018 file photo shows packets of buprenorphine, a drug which controls heroin and opioid cravings, in Greenfield, Mass. On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the nation’s top medical advisers said medications whic...
    U.S. medical advisers say medications to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused.More >>
    U.S. medical advisers say medications to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused.More >>
  • Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

    Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

    Thursday, March 21 2019 11:32 AM EDT2019-03-21 15:32:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, a sales associate uses a pair of chopsticks to hold a bud of Lemon Skunk, the highest potency strain of marijuana available at the dispensary in Denver. According to research r...(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, a sales associate uses a pair of chopsticks to hold a bud of Lemon Skunk, the highest potency strain of marijuana available at the dispensary in Denver. According to research r...
    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, a sales associate uses a pair of chopsticks to hold a bud of Lemon Skunk, the highest potency strain of marijuana available at the dispensary in Denver. According to research r...(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, a sales associate uses a pair of chopsticks to hold a bud of Lemon Skunk, the highest potency strain of marijuana available at the dispensary in Denver. According to research r...
    Scientists say smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by about five times.More >>
    Scientists say smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by about five times.More >>
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  • Warren takes aim at Electoral College in 3-day trip to South

    Warren takes aim at Electoral College in 3-day trip to South

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 11:33 AM EDT2019-03-20 15:33:50 GMT
    (Bill Johnson/The Democrat-Times via AP). From left, Greenville, Miss. Mayor Errick Simmons, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mable Starks, former CEO Mississippi Action for Community Education, tour Central Avenue from ...(Bill Johnson/The Democrat-Times via AP). From left, Greenville, Miss. Mayor Errick Simmons, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mable Starks, former CEO Mississippi Action for Community Education, tour Central Avenue from ...
    (Bill Johnson/The Democrat-Times via AP). From left, Greenville, Miss. Mayor Errick Simmons, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mable Starks, former CEO Mississippi Action for Community Education, tour Central Avenue from ...(Bill Johnson/The Democrat-Times via AP). From left, Greenville, Miss. Mayor Errick Simmons, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mable Starks, former CEO Mississippi Action for Community Education, tour Central Avenue from ...
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is wrapping up a three-state Southern swing with appearances in Alabama.More >>
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is wrapping up a three-state Southern swing with appearances in Alabama.More >>
  • House Speaker Pelosi to headline Ohio Democrats' dinner

    House Speaker Pelosi to headline Ohio Democrats' dinner

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 8:26 AM EDT2019-03-20 12:26:49 GMT

    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will headline an Ohio Democratic Party fundraising dinner. 

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    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will headline an Ohio Democratic Party fundraising dinner. 

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  • Bernie Sanders' opening argument: I am electable. Really.

    Bernie Sanders' opening argument: I am electable. Really.

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 4:42 PM EDT2019-03-19 20:42:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher). FILE - In this March 16, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Henderson, Nev. Sanders spent much of 2016 talking of revolution. In 2019, he’s turned to a subject that’s a bit mor...(AP Photo/John Locher). FILE - In this March 16, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Henderson, Nev. Sanders spent much of 2016 talking of revolution. In 2019, he’s turned to a subject that’s a bit mor...
    (AP Photo/John Locher). FILE - In this March 16, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Henderson, Nev. Sanders spent much of 2016 talking of revolution. In 2019, he’s turned to a subject that’s a bit mor...(AP Photo/John Locher). FILE - In this March 16, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Henderson, Nev. Sanders spent much of 2016 talking of revolution. In 2019, he’s turned to a subject that’s a bit mor...
    In 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' main argument centered on policy. Now, in a crowded Democratic primary, it's electability.More >>
    In 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' main argument centered on policy. Now, in a crowded Democratic primary, it's electability.More >>
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  • "This Is Us" after show

    "This Is Us" after show

    The cast of "This Is Us" discusses what happened during last night's episode.

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    The cast of "This Is Us" discusses what happened during last night's episode.

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  • Dairy Queen free cone day set for tomorrow

    Dairy Queen free cone day set for tomorrow

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 6:24 PM EDT2019-03-19 22:24:31 GMT

    Certain Dairy Queen locations in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Mercer counties are participating and offering free small cones to customers.

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    Certain Dairy Queen locations in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Mercer counties are participating and offering free small cones to customers.

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  • Anderson Cooper has a 2-book deal, first expected in 2022

    Anderson Cooper has a 2-book deal, first expected in 2022

    Tuesday, March 19 2019 1:31 PM EDT2019-03-19 17:31:46 GMT
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018 file photo, host Anderson Cooper attends the 12th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York. Cooper has a 2-book deal and plans ...(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018 file photo, host Anderson Cooper attends the 12th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York. Cooper has a 2-book deal and plans ...
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018 file photo, host Anderson Cooper attends the 12th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York. Cooper has a 2-book deal and plans ...(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018 file photo, host Anderson Cooper attends the 12th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York. Cooper has a 2-book deal and plans ...
    Anderson Cooper has a two-book deal and plans to collaborate with historian-novelist Katherine Howe.More >>
    Anderson Cooper has a two-book deal and plans to collaborate with historian-novelist Katherine Howe.More >>
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