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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. …
The Akron School Board has voted to ask taxpayers to approve a new tax levy and bond issue, in November. It has been 12 years since voters last approved a levy to support Akron Public Schools, which in that time have seen enrollment drop for various reasons, including some students…
Two 17 year old males who allegedly shot a 15 year old girl on May 2 in Akron's Joy Park neighborhood, are now in Juvenile Detention, charged with Felonious Assault. Police say detectives have been working since then to determine who shot the girl, and then left her seriously injured,…
Akron Mayor Shammis Malik, and Acting Police Chief Brian Harding are asking citizens for tips to help them find out who is behind the distribution of a racist flyer that includes contact information for a  Ku Klux Klan group based in Kentucky. The flyer, which a city resident found on their…
Wednesday, 15 May 2024 16:12

University of Akron Names New President

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University of Akron Trustees today named Robert "R.J." Nemer, as their new President, and at the same time announced the retirement of current U-A President, Gary Miller, who has been with the University since 2019. Nemer's appointment is effective immediately, and Miller will remain as a special consultant to the president…
Monday, 13 May 2024 07:41

Violent Weekend In Akron

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Akron police are investigating a string of violent incidents over the weekend.   On Saturday morning, a 72 year old man was shot multiple times on South Main street near the bus stop in front of the Main Library, downtown. The man who allegedly shot him, 30 year old Donald…
Akron City officials and community leaders broke ground for a new pool and renovated recreation center at Reservoir Park in Goodyear Heights, on Tuesday. The pool will be completely redone, and the community center will be partially demolished, expanded, and renovated. The new pool will feature a 15-foot slide, shallow water…
The Akron Police officer who is currently under investigation for shooting a 15 year old boy in the hand who was holding a toy gun on April 1st, has been fired from his job, for two other, unrelated use of force incidents. Officials say Officer Ryan Westlake was involved in…
Summit County Juvenile Court Judge, Linda Tucci Teodosio, granted a request from the Summit County Prosecutor's office, to dismiss a charge of brandishing a replica firearm in the presence of a public safety officer, that had been lodged against15 year old Tavion Koonce-Williams, who was shot in the hand by an…
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