Motel in Warren is hit by gunfire
WARREN - City police responding to reports of shots being fired in the area of Belmont Street N.W. on Friday found that the Downtown Motor Inn had been hit by gunfire. Warren police received reports that the gunshots were heard around 1 p.m. in the area of 463 Belmont St. N.W.
No injuries were reported. However, police said they recovered six .45-caliber and 12 AK shell casings on the street, the grass area between the sidewalk and street, the parking lot, the corner of Belmont at Mahoning Avenue N.W. and at the motel, which is at 777 Mahoning Ave. N.W.
Police provided no other information.
Woman pleads guilty to stabbing boyfriend
YOUNGSTOWN - A Boardman woman accused of fatally stabbing her live-in boyfriend pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter.
Tequila M. Haskins, 28, of 812 Moyer Ave., is being held at the Mahoning County Jail on a reduced bond of $150,000. She is due back in court Feb. 14, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.
Haskins was originally charged in June with murder. She told police that she fatally stabbed Brian E. Tubbs, 28, on June 4 after she confronted Tubbs about him being naked with another woman inside their home, reports state.
Haskins told police Tubbs "went after her" and she stabbed him, reports said.
According to a police report, Haskins stabbed Tubbs in the arm, chest and throat.
Hartford trustees OK additional police hours
HARTFORD - Township trustees have approved adding 32 hours of additional police coverage for the remainder of this month, and they plan to meet early next year to discuss how to bring more hours back to the department.
Trustee Chairwoman Rebecca Whitman said at Monday's special meeting that trustees have begun reviewing the budget since passage by voters last month of an additional 2-mill, five-year police levy.
She said plans are to add more hours for police coverage in 2014 as well as review the contract with Brookfield Township for fire service contract. Both matters will be addressed early next year after review of the budget.
Trustees will end the year with one last meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 30.
Donate toy, get chance for airline tickets
VIENNA - The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, the United States Marine Corps Reserves and the American Red Cross are teaming up to collect Toys for Tots and Phone Cards for military men and women deployed this holiday season.
Donating to the drive, now through Thursday, enters donors into a drawing for a pair of round-trip Allegiant Air tickets for travel from the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, the airport announced.
Unwrapped new toys or calling cards can be dropped off at the American Red Cross 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. now through Thursday at 661 Mahoning Ave., Warren, or at the airport information counter 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Claus and a Marine from the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, will greet passengers at 4:30 p.m. Thursday as they arrive at the airport. Drawing for the two Allegiant Air tickets will take place at 7 p.m.