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Monday, 22 October 2018 12:02

APD Investigating Two Weekend Homicides

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Another violent weekend in Akron, this time ending with two homicides.  First, Friday night around 8:15, Akron Police were called to the scene of a car that had crashed into a building at the intersection of Osage Alley and Park Street. Upon arrival, officers noticed several citizens surrounding the vehicle,…
Monday, 22 October 2018 11:34

FOW: Akron Man Sought in July Murder

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The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive Bryan Esters. Esters is wanted by the United States Marshals Service and the City of Akron Police for Murder and Felonious Assault. Esters is believed to have committed the…
Monday, 22 October 2018 07:05

VIDEO: APD Arrest Goes Viral

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Akron Police have reportedly launched an internal investigation into an incident involving several APD officers who were involved in an arrest  WKYC.com is reporting that officers were seen tasing the suspect, and as seen in the video below, at least one officer punched the suspect several times while he was…
Friday, 19 October 2018 11:54

APS Kenmore-Garfield Partners with Stark State

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(Akron Public Schools) Today Akron Public Schools (APS) formally welcomed Stark State College (Stark State) as a sister college to Kenmore-Garfield High School. The partnership is part of the growing community of businesses and organizations engaging in the new College & Career Academies for APS high schools. More than 100…
Friday, 19 October 2018 05:47

Drinking Water in Windham OK, Advisory Lifted

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(Portage County Health District) The Village of Windham Water Department in coordination with Portage County Health District and Ohio EPA today canceled the 'Do Not Drink Advisory' for infants under 1-year-old and nursing or pregnant women.    Following repairs and treatment adjustments at the water plant, sampling throughout the system has shown levels…
Friday, 19 October 2018 05:11

FBI Conducting Multi-State Search for Wisconsin Girl

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(Cleveland Office of the FBI) On Monday, October 15, 2018, at 12:53 AM, a 911 call was received from Barron, Wisconsin. Upon arrival, law enforcement officials found two adults deceased, and their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme Closs, missing. Closs is now considered endangered. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts…
Friday, 19 October 2018 05:07

Missing Adult Alert

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A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Weathersfield Township Police Department for Trumbull County and surrounding counties: Ashtabula, Geauga, Mahoning, and Portage. Information as of: October 18, 2018 at 10:46 AM   Be on the lookout for a missing adult. On October 18, 2018 at 4:00 AM, Mr.…
Thursday, 18 October 2018 11:15

Akron Zoo Announces Major Expansion

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The Akron Zoo is set to open two new areas in the next two years. Pride of Africa is scheduled to open in summer of 2019 and Wild Asia will open in summer 2020. Pride of Africa will include a new, expanded habitat for a pride of African lions, Speke‚Äôs…
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 11:42

Still No Mega Millions Winner

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Still no winner in the Mega Millions after Tuesday night's drawing, and with that the jackpot has jumped another $201 Million to roughly $900,000,000, and is expected to grow even larger with increased Lotto sales.  The winning numbers for Tuesday's $667 Million pot were 3-45-49-61-69 and Mega Ball 9.  As…
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 12:26

Life Sentence in Halftime Pub Double Shooting

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Queitin Tyler, 34, of Akron has been sentenced to life in prison by Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Alison McCarty for the fatal shooting of Darian Hardison outside of the Halftime Sports Pub in Akron on October 20, 2017.  According to court documents, Tyler got into an argument with…
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 07:12

CONTAMINATED WATER: Village of Windham

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(Portage County Health) The Village of Windham is issuing a water use advisory for sensitive populations experiencing discolored water.  Infants (one year and younger) and nursing or pregnant women should not drink the water.   Bottled water is available at the Windham Fire Station. If you are unable to pick up water, please…
Monday, 15 October 2018 12:42

UPDATE: MAPS Theft Suspects Arrested

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office says they've arrested two men accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and other items from the MAPS Air Museum in Green.  The alleged theft happened back on October 3rd, when the two teenages walked in, one acting as a lookout and the…
Monday, 15 October 2018 10:33

Serious Crash Closes I-71 Sunday

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I-71 South was closed for about six hours Sunday afternoon into the evening after a multi-vehicle crash involving a semi near Route 18 in Montville Township. Reports are the accident started in the Northbound lanes of 71, when the driver of the semi truck swerved to the left and hit…
Monday, 15 October 2018 09:36

Gas Prices Falling in Akron

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Gas prices in Akron are down nearly 12 cents over the past week, averaging out at $2.60 per gallon of regular unleaded, as of Sunday night. That's 9 cents less than the Cleveland area, and 8 cents below the statewide average. Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy.com says that the Great Lakes…
Thursday, 11 October 2018 11:54

Bitting Sentenced to Life in 4-Yr-Old's Death

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Darnell Bitting, 32, of Akron will spend the rest of his life in prison for the shooting death of 4-year-old Janaya Swain back in February outside his Akron home. Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Christine Croce handed down the sentence Wednesday, adding that Bitting will not be eligible for…
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 08:43

JACKPOT! No Winner in Tuesday Mega Millions

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Still a lot of lottery cash to be claimed as there was no winner in Tuesday night's Mega Millions jackpot drawing, pushing Friday night's jackpot to a whopping $548 Million!  That's the third largest prize in Mega Millions history; the largest being the $656 Million that three winners shared back…
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