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Missing Trumbull girl found alive

A miracle in Trumbull County. A 2-year-old girl missing for 48 hours is found alive Sunday night. Little Rainn Peterson disappeared from her great-grandparents North Bloomfield home Friday evening. Local, state and federal law enforcement along with volunteers combed the area around the house, and found her about a half-mile away in a field.

Man charged in 2 murders faces other charges

A 58-year-old Massillon man will be arraigned on October 14th on aggravated murder charges in connection with the deaths of two area women. Leeroy Rogers was arrested during the week on weapons and domestic violence charges, but was charged with two counts of aggravated murder yesterday. 47-year-old Kimberly Clupper of Massillon was found dead from gunshot wounds back in April; 23-year-old Kendra Carnes of Waynesburg was found dead in Newman Creek in Massillon in August. The domestic violence charge involves an incident where the victim says a weapon was fired.

Stark leads state in car deer crashes

We're at the top of a list, but it's not a good list. Stark County led the state in the number of reported car-deer collisions in 2014. 514 according to the Ohio Insurance Institute. The state Division of Wildlife says the county has a lot of deer and a lot of people. One car-deer accident hotspot is on Route 30 between Route 241 and Carmont Avenue. There were 11 such accidents there last year. There were nearly 20,000 car-deer crashes in the state last year; four of those were fatal accidents.

Canton Road Closure

A heads up to Stark County motorists. The ramp from westbound US Route 30 to Interstate 77 northbound will be closed beginning Monday through late October. Officials say the closure is to allow crews to make necessary bridge repairs. The detour will be to take I-77 south to SR 800/Cleveland Avenue back to I-77 North. The work is the start of a 110-thousand dollar project to repair the US 30 westbound ramp bridge to I-77 northbound. 

Woman Escapes Burning Home

A Canton woman is safe after escaping her burning home Friday morning. The flames broke out on Coventry Blvd. NE around 10:30. There's no word yet as to what caused the blaze, but the woman did manage to escape without any injuries. The investigation continues. 

Student Arrested for Strangling Bus Monitor

A special education student is behind bars on charges that he strangled a bus monitor with a safety belt. Officers say that's when the 62 year old school bus monitor says she tried to get the 14 year old student to calm down. Canton police Lt. Roger Crihfield [Critchfield] says two school employees pulled the student off of her and restrained him until police arrived. Charges against the student could be filed. 

Woman Robbed in Belden Village Mall Parking Lot

Police are looking for the suspects that robbed a 20 year old woman in the Belden Village Mall parking lot Thursday.  Jackson Twp Police Chief Mark Brink says a witness saw the whole thing happen and got the robbers license plate number.  The car had been reported stolen in West Virgina. No arrests have been made at this time. 



Suspect in Knox County killings arrested

A man sought in connection with the deaths of his mother and girlfriend in Mount Vernon last week has been arrested near Utica, authorities say. A Licking County deputy sheriff arrested Travis A. Bonham, 31, at 3:10 p.m. Sunday on Rt. 62 east of Lafayette Road in Licking County. Bonham was arrested without incident after being pulled over by the deputy and a Mount Vernon police officer.

Two teens killed in Morgan County crash identified

The State Highway Patrol on Sunday released the names of two teenagers who were killed on Friday afternoon in a two-car crash in Morgan County. Donald Perry, 15, of Malta, and Hannah L. Lewis, 16, of McConnelsville, died at the scene of the crash on Rt. 37 west of Malta, said Sgt. Michael Seabolt of the Marietta patrol post.

Man charged with raping student in Ohio University dorm

A Rocky River, Ohio, man was arrested today on a warrant charging him with raping a female student in an Ohio University dormitory on Sept. 26, university police reported.


Oregon shooter showed little sympathy in calculated killings

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The gunman had already shot several students at close range when he stood inches from Lacey Scroggins and demanded she stand up.

Pastor's sermon: 'Violence will not have the last word'

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A pastor whose daughter survived last week's deadly rampage in a college classroom told his congregation on Sunday that "violence will not have the last word" in this southern Oregon timber town.

Historic South Carolina floods: Heavy rain, hundreds rescued

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo that buckled buildings and roads, closed a major East Coast interstate route and threatened the drinking water supply for the capital city.

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