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Tuesday, 20 October 2020 10:29

Human Trafficking Bust in Summit County

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is releasing more details on an undercover human trafficking operation that resulted in several arrests recently.  According to a press release, on October 15th, several adult females were detained as part of the investigation. Of those that were detained, seven were arrested and charged with…
Ohio State Highway Patrol in Canton is investigating a crash after a driver drove into a Canton Township home Sunday night.  Troopers responded to the call about 9:15 on October 18th. When they arrived at the home near State Route 800 and 37th Street, they found the Hyundai Santa Fe…
The pursuit of a suspect in a stolen car ended in Fairlawn early Thursday morning after that suspect crashed the car into a State Highway Patrol cruiser.  Akron Police say it started near North Arlington Street and McNaughton Street when officers observed the suspect, identified as 44-year-old Lewis Nemeth (pictured),…
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 11:49

Red Cross Announces 2021 H. Peter Burg Award Recipients

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(American Red Cross) Community leaders Nick and Cindy Browning have been named the recipients of the 2021 H. Peter Burg Community Leadership Award. The Brownings were selected by a committee of past award winners and will receive the honor during a visual presentation of the 25th Annual Acts of Courage event…
Tuesday, 13 October 2020 11:37

Woman Arrested for Akron Stabbing

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Akron Police have arrested a woman in connection to a recent stabbing in the city.  Back on October 6th, about 3:20 p.m., police were called to the 1500 block of Copley Road to a parking lot where a woman was stabbed. There, the 18-year-old victim told police that she had…
Monday, 12 October 2020 05:01

Man Shot at Springfield Township Hotel

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Springfield Township Police are investigating a non-fatal shooting in the city over the weekend.  Officers first responded to the Quality Inn Hotel on South Arlington Road about 10:15 Sunday morning on a call about a shooting in the parking lot. That's where they found a 25-year-old man from Tallmadge inside…
A deadly wrong-way crash that left State Route 8 South closed near Glenwood Avenue for hours Tuesday morning started with a police chase.  Akron Police are reporting that officers first responded to a domestic call in the 200 block of Cole Avenue just after 3:30 a.m. The female caller told…
Tuesday, 06 October 2020 04:37

Fugitive of the Week: Akron Woman Wanted for Murder

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The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is looking for 22-year-old Arianna Richardson, this week's Fugitive of the Week, from Akron.   Richardson is wanted for the murder of 23-year-old Willguian Jews, who was shot and killed back on September 16th at a home near Fernwood Drive and Hoye Avenue.…
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 11:03

Akron Search Warrant Turns Up Drugs, Guns

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UPDATED: Akron Police are continuing their effort to get illegal guns off the streets and out of the hands of criminals.  With that, the Anti-Violence Bureau, Akron SWAT, and the ATF served two search warrants Tuesday morning at homes along Tioga Avenue and Clearfield Avenue in the city. The warrants…
Monday, 28 September 2020 10:25

Shrimp Salesman Stabs Victim Outside Circle-K

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Akron Police say an argument over shrimp ended with one man being stabbed at the Circle K on East Exchange Street Sunday afternoon.   According to the police report, the victim was approached by the suspect (pictured) who was selling shrimp in the parking lot. When the victim said he…
The U.S. Marshals Service, along with local and state police, are reporting that 35 children have been recovered so far during Operation Safety Net over just the past month. That updated total is out of 40 active cases in the northern part of the state.   All of the missing and…
Friday, 18 September 2020 04:44

APD: Two Shot at High School Football Game in Akron

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Two people were shot after a fight broke out at the football game between East and Firestone CLC at Ellet High School last night.   The victims are a 19-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman. Neither suffered life-threatening injuries and both were treated and released from Summa Akron City Hospital.…
Thursday, 17 September 2020 11:26

Charges Filed in Deadly Route 8 Crash

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Charges have been filed in connection to the deadly, fiery crash along Route 8 North in Akron back on the morning of August 25th.  That morning of the 25th, just after 7:30 a.m. during rush hour traffic, a truck tire blew out along the northbound lanes of Route 8 just…
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 11:06

Falls Woman Arrested for Impersonating Federal Agent

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You've seen it in the movies, right? An officer walks up to an unsuspecting citizen, pulls a badge and commandeers their vehicle for "police purposes."  Well, that scene played itself out in Akron Monday morning, though it didn't end well for a Cuyahoga Falls woman.  According to Akron Police, at…
Akron Police Chief Ken Ball is reporting that two suspects are in custody as of Friday morning, connected to the shooting along Copley Road Thursday afternoon that left a young girl injured.  The first 911 call came in just after 1:15 p.m. Thursday regarding multiple shots fired from two different…
Thursday, 10 September 2020 10:49

NWS: Smoke From West Coast Wildfires Impacting NEO

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The National Weather Service says that smoke from the west coast wildfires is already starting to impact us here in Northeast Ohio:   It already has and will continue to filter through the skies across the #Midwest, #GreatLakes and #OhioValley region. The skies today are very hazy and kinda a…
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