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Friday, 19 November 2021 09:05

It's Official... The Cleveland Guardians are Here!

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The former Cleveland Indians have now officially transitioned to the Cleveland Guardians, including across all social media platforms and websites. Here to talk about the shift and where you can get the new merch is Curtis Danburg with the ball club: 
The US hit a tragic milestone in the ongoing opiod epidemic this week, as the CDC reported 100 thousand Americans died from drug overdoses between April, 2020, and April, 2021. As Jeanne Destro reports, that unfortunate trend also played out in our area. Listen now, as she talks about it…
UPDATE: 5-year old Ana Grace Burke, who was allegedly abducted from her home by her babysitter's boyfriend, has been found safe, and returned to her parents. Bloomington Illiois police, following up on an Amber Alert, found her in the back of alleged kidnapper, 36-year old Jonathan Stinnett's van. He's now…
Akron Police suspect the same man who robbed a Metro PCS in the city the morning of November 6th, robbed the Laundry Time laundromat two days later, on the 8th.   The Metro PCS store was in the 600 Block of North Main Street and the laundromat was just a few…
Akron Police are looking for help identifying two men they say are responsible for the theft of roughly $50,000 worth of band equipment.   The theft happened back on October 23rd, outside an Akron hotel at 41 Furnace Street, where a band visiting town says their van and trailer containing all of…
Thursday, 04 November 2021 10:11

Three Identified in Unprovoked Attack Outside Am. Legion

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Akron Police have identified three individuals connected to the assault of three men outside of the Akron American Legion in the 1000 block of Kenmore Boulevard this past Saturday night.   The suspects are Shaun Husk Junior, 19, Cody Sell, 19, and Michael Baratko, 25.  All three men are facing multiple charges…
Wednesday, 03 November 2021 13:19

UPDATE: No Akron METRO RTA Strike Today

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UPDATE: No strike today. Akron METRO RTA officials say the Transit Workers Union (TWU) has assured them that even though they have still not reached an agreement on a new contract; there will will be no strike or picket today-- though that is still a possibility for November 15th. In a…
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 04:55

UA Sticking With Vaccination Policy

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The University of Akron is sticking with its COVID-19 vaccination policy enacted two months ago, but says they are relaxing some of the exemption acceptions.  UA says all faculty, staff and students still need to be fully vaccinated by December 13th. However, after a review of the policy, the school…
Convicted Murderer and Arsonist, Stanley Ford will never step foot outside prison again. Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge, Christine Croce, sentenced him to nine consecutive life sentences, for torching two of his Akron neighbors' homes while they were still inside, killing 9 people, including 5 children. Ford was recently…
Thursday, 21 October 2021 04:18

Video: Drive-By Shooting in New Philadelphia

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New Philadelphia Police are looking for suspects in a drive-by shooting that was caught on home security camera early Tuesday morning, at about 1 a.m. The incident happened near 11th Street NE and Ray Avenue.  See the video and more from the New Philly PD below:
Tuesday, 19 October 2021 10:22

UPDATE: Akron Bank Robbery Suspect In Custody

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Akron Police have arrested 21-year-old Jamaryon Frazier of Tallmadge who is accused of robbing the Chase Bank in the 1800 block of Brittain Road in the city last Friday morning. Police say after putting out a surveillance photo from the bank and a description, tips led to the arrest this week.…
Akron police have arrested one suspect in connection with a shooting on Bernice Avenue yesterday, which left a 19 year old man dead inside his car.   18 year old Christopher Blue is charged with felonious assault, after surrendering to authorities following a SWAT standoff at a home in the…
Tuesday, 12 October 2021 04:16

Suspect Identified in Green Homicide

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help finding a Navarre man wanted for murder. According to the Sheriff's Office report, back on October 10th, the deputies and the Green Fire Department responded to Raber Road in Green on a report of an unresponsive man with a gunshot…
Monday, 04 October 2021 04:30

Two Homicides in Akron Over the Weekend

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Akron Police are investigating two more homicides in the city this past weekend.   First, Friday night around 9:30, officers responded to the 500 block of Fuller Street where they found a 21-year-old male with at least one gunshot wound inside of a car. Detectives determined the car was traveling…
Ohio's new "Vax-2-School" lottery begins Monday October 3, now with $2 million dollars worth of college and career training scholarships up for grabs, instead of the originally advertised $1 million. Ohio Department of Health Director, Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, says the promotion which is designed to increase vaccinations for young people,…
Thursday, 30 September 2021 10:51

Akron Zoo's Lions Test Positive for COVID-19

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The African Lions at the Akron Zoo have tested positive for COVID-19, per an update from the zoo this morning.   There are five lions at the local zoo, all of whom are positive.   In a release this morning, the Akron Zoo says out of an abundance of caution…
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