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Rescuers continue to search for survivors in flooded homes in Florida after Hurricane Ian's passage earlier this week. Meanwhile, authorities in South Carolina began assessing damage on Saturday morning. Ian made another landfall Friday on South Carolina's coast and is now a post-tropical cyclone moving across parts of North Carolina, Virginia and New York. The powerful storm terrorized millions of people for most of the week and officials say it's blamed for at least 27 deaths in Florida and three deaths in Cuba. But authorities say they expect the death toll to rise further.

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Experts say that Hurricane Ian is shining a spotlight once again on the vulnerability of the nation’s barrier islands and the increasing cost of people living on them. Florida's Sanibel Island was hard hit by the storm. Homes were destroyed. Two people have been confirmed dead. And Sanibel's lone bridge to the mainland collapsed. Barrier island communities like Sanibel anchor tourist economies that provide crucial tax dollars. But the cost of rebuilding them is often high because they’re home to many high-value properties. Jesse Keenan is a real estate professor at Tulane University. He questions whether such communities can keep rebuilding as hurricanes become more and more destructive from climate change.

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An early prototype of Tesla Inc.’s proposed Optimus humanoid robot slowly and awkwardly walked onto a stage, turned, and waved to a cheering crowd at the company’s artificial intelligence event Friday. But the basic tasks by the robot with exposed wires and electronics were far from CEO Elon Musk’s vision of a human-like robot that can change the world. Musk told the crowd that the robot can do much more than the audience saw Friday. But he said it's also delicate and they didn't want it to fall. The demonstration didn't impress several robotics experts, one of which called it a scam. Musk said Tesla's goal is to make millions of robots at a cost that could be less than $20,000.

A state appeals court has upheld the felony convictions of a man who served 38 years as sheriff in a northern Alabama county. In the unanimous ruling Friday, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals also denied former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely’s request for a new trial. Blakely was removed from office in August 2021 a jury convicted him of theft and abuse of power. Prosecutors said the theft charge was tied to accusations that he deposited $4,000 of campaign funds into his personal account. The abuse of power charge was tied to the sheriff borrowing money from a jail safe that held inmates’ money.

Chicago police say a 3-year-old boy was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting. They say the boy was riding in an SUV with his mother and three other children around 8:40 p.m. Friday on Chicago’s southwest side when someone in the rear seat of a car opened fire, striking the boy in the head. Police say the boy was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead hours later. No other injuries were reported. Police say no arrests have been made in the case.

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Hurricane Ian ravaged coastal towns in southwest Florida. But the impact has not been confined to the beaches and tourist towns. The rains from the storm's deluge are flowing into inland towns not usually part of the hurricane warnings. In the Sarasota suburb of North Port, water levels have gone up significantly, turning roads into canals, reaching mailboxes, flooding SUVs and trucks, blocking the main access to the interstate and leaving families trapped. Now, as days go by, they are starting to run out of food and water. It’s the rising rivers that cause the flooding, and authorities say that flooding now poses a danger to those nearby.

When chronically homeless people were moved off of Denver's streets and into apartments, they were far less likely to end up in hospital emergency rooms or jail. But they still died at the same rate as those who lived outside. The Colorado Sun reports that's the grim finding from a new study of Denver’s social impact bond program, which sends outreach workers to find the highest users of taxpayer-funded services including hospitals, detox centers and the jail. Researchers concluded that a few years in supportive housing was not enough to reverse the long-term health effects and stress of being homeless, which often include mental health problems and addiction.

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According to an updated press release from Franklin- based Pennsylvania State Police, human remains were found within the confines of Oil Creek State Park on Friday, April 15 at 8:07 p.m.

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Titusville Police Chief Dustin LeGoullon was having a conversation with a city firefighter when he found out that a big building downtown had recently added multiple security cameras.

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Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to Crossingville Road in Elk Creek Township, Erie County  on Sunday at 2:21 p.m. for the report of a motor vehicle crash, in which the operator fled the scene, according to a report from state police.

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The Titusville Police Department has received several reports of car ransacking/theft from motor vehicles over the past couple of days.

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MEADVILLE—Jack Turner, the subject of a national manhunt in 2019 after he committed a double homicide, pleaded guilty Thursday morning at the Crawford County Courthouse in the killing of his stepmother and stepbrother in August of 2019.

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TIDIOUTE, Warren County — Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police report they were dispatched to The Tidioute Pub on Sept. 16 for a report of a burglary. Troopers discovered someone stole money on Sept. 16 at approximately 3:23 a.m. while dressed in a Halloween outfit with a mask, dark pants …

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OIL CREEK TOWNSHIP — Corry-based Pennsylvania State Police report they attempted to stop a black and white Yamaha Blaster ATV in the area of Springcreek and Willey Roads on Sept. 9 at approximately 11:15 a.m. When troopers activated the lights and sire, the ATV driver fled north on Springcre…

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The Titusville Area School District entered a safety lockdown on Thursday after the discovery of an alleged shooting threat made on social media. However, Titusville Police located the Titusville High School student allegedly responsible for the threat and believe it was not credible.

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A Titusville woman who allegedly evaded police during a high-speed car chase on July 12 was apprehended Thursday morning by Warren-based State Police before being turned over to the Titusville Police Department.

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The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department recently saw several changes made, including the naming of a new deputy sheriff and the creation of a corporal position.

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Thursday proved to be a bad day for multiple area motorists, as pieces of metal spilled out onto the street from a commercial vehicle led to dozens popped and damaged tires in the Titusville area.

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MEAD TOWNSHIP, Warren County — State Police are on the search for a missing Mead Township man who reportedly left his home, located in a heavily wooded area, overnight on Sunday.

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SLIPPERY ROCK — Felony charges were filed against Michael Simmons, former Titusville police chief, for using a fake PayPal account to hide fraudulent activity during his tenure as Slippery Rock University’s Chief of Police.

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A Titusville man has been arrested in connection with an assault with a baseball bat which took place Monday night.

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Editor’s note: The following is an account of an active shooter drill at Titusville High School on Friday as if it was happening.

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OIL CREEK TOWNSHIP — A Florida man is in custody after he allegedly killed a Titusville man in a camper on Howe Lane near Windfall Road Thursday evening at around 7.

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A Titusville police officer recently resigned his position on Monday following an internal investigation into the officer discharging his weapon during a police chase on Jan. 28.

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When sirens wail and Titusville High School is surrounded by police Friday morning, residents in Titusville need not be alarmed — it is just a drill.

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A Titusville man allegedly found with bags of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana waived his right to a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols, of Titusville, on Thursday, and will face a number of charges in court.

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Three Oil City residents are accused of being connected to a meth distribution ring in Oil City which was purportedly bringing meth into the city by mail and selling it.