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A 25 year old Canton man has been charged with four counts of Felonious Assault in connection with a shooting on Saturday, July 7, in the 800 block of Morningview Avenue in Goodyear Heights. Police say they arrested the supect, Delrico Thomas,  at his home, on Sunday, July 8. Two…
Canal Park in downtown Akron is the place to be for fun on the 4th of July! Gates will open at 7PM, with the movie, "Little Big League" scheduled to play on the Canal Park videoboard, and those in attendance can stay to watch the City of Akron's downtown Fireworks…
Wednesday, 26 June 2024 10:15

Murder Suspect Surrenders To Akron Police

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An Akron man who was allegedly involved in an ongoing dispute with 38 year old Brandon Daniels, who was killed on June 13th, turned himself in to police yesterday. Police found Daniels dead in the driver's seat of his car, after he crashed into a pole in the 600 block…
Two more Juneteenth celebrations are on tap this weekend in downtown Akron. Friday evenng, June 21, from 6:00-8:00 PM, there will be an adult "Mix & Mingle" at the Civic Theater's Knight Stage. Click here to find out how to purchase tickets. Then, on Saturday, June 22, there will be…
The City of Akron's big Juneteenth celebration is today from 1PM-7:00 at the John S. Knight Center, in downtown Akron. In partnership with the Akron Urban League, City officials put this event together over the past few days, after other Juneteenth events that had been scheduled for the weekend, were…
Akron Police have released pictures of the vehicle used in the drive-by mass shooting which claimed the life of one man, Lateris Cook, and injured 28 others in East Akron on June 2. Authorities say it appears to be a white SUV with dark tinted windows. Make, model, and license…
The City of Akron is keeping its Summit Lake Community Center (380 W. Crosier St.) open until 7PM today, as a cooling center for residents who don't have air conditioning, and need someplace to beat the heat. Today's high temperature is expected to be 93, but with the high humidity,…
The eight Akron City Council members who sent a letter to Mayor Shammas Malik asking him to shut down events over the past weekend on safety concerns related to the recent mass shooting in East Akro, have released a statement clarifying it was only Juneteenth events they wanted shut down;…
After receiving a letter from eight City Council members, stating that having any big public events in Akron this weekend would be "irresponsible", so soon after the mass shooting in Akron on June 2; Akron Mayor Shammas Malik ordered all big events shut down this weekend. The letter noted that…
Akron City officials updated the community on the mass shooting in Akron on June 2. The number of people reported injured has changed several times since it happened. First, police said it was 27, then, they revised it down to 25, then, it went back up to 27, and now,…
Friday, 07 June 2024 14:16

New Akron Fire Chief Appointed Today

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The City of Akron has a new Fire Chief. Deputy Chief Leon Henderson has been with the Akron Fire Department for 34 years, rising through the ranks from firefighter/paramedic in 1990, to stepping into the role of Fire Chief, today. He replaces former Chief Joseph Natko, who announced his retirement from…
Akron City officials provided an update on their investigation into Sunday's mass shooting in East Akron, which resulted in the injury of 27 people, and the death of one man; 27 year old  Lateris Cook, of Akron. Some of the highlights of today's press conference include: The number of people…
The 27 year old Akron man who lost his life in a hail of bullets early Sunday morning in a drive-by mass shooting in East Akron, has been identified as Lateris Cook, of Akron. The Summit County Medical Examiner's office released his name this morning, even as law enforcement and city…
Akron Police Chief, Brian Harding, Mayor Shammas Malik, and Acting Fire Chief, Stephen Kaut provided an update on last night's mass shooting in East Akron. You can watch the full press conference (below), but here are some of the highlights: 25 people were shot, one of them, a 27 year…
Akron officials are now saying there were 25 people shot in East Akron early this morning (Sunday), instead of the 27 originally reported in the aftermath of the incident which took place shortly after midnight.  One of the people who were shot–a 27 year old man–has died. According to a…
26 people were injured, and one person has died as a result of a mass shooting in Akron. Akron police say they responded to calls early Sunday morning, about shots fired and multiple persons struck near the intersection of Kelly Avenue and 8th Avenue in East Akron a little after midnight. …
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