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Back in April of this year, the Summit County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation into the attempted suicide of an inmate at the Summit County Jail.  During the investigation, three deputies who were on duty at the time of the incident in question, were questioned. It was later uncovered that…
Monday, 16 July 2018 11:51

Teen Homicide Victim Identified

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The Summit County Medical Examiner has identified a weekend shooting victim as 15-year-old Tyrone Phelps of Akron. According to the report from Summit County Foresnsic Investigator Supervisor Amy Schaefer, Akron Police and EMS responded to Noah Avenue and Copley Road in Akron just before 10:30 Sunday night. That's where they…
Friday, 13 July 2018 06:31

Missing Girl Located in Stark County

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Update: Gabriella McKenzie Borell, 10, who had been missing since about midnight Friday, has been located. No word on where, but Jackson Township Police say she was found early Friday morning.  --  An endangered missing child advisory has been issued out of Stark County this morning, for 10--year-old Gabriella McKenzie…
Friday, 13 July 2018 06:15

Missing Adult Alert: Wayne County

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(Ohio Attorney General) A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Wayne County Sheriff's office statewide. Information as of: July 12, 2018 at 10:20 PM Be on the lookout for a missing adult. On July 12, 2018 at 11:30 AM, Mr. Blanar left his residence and failed to return.…
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 06:59

Former APD Chief Suing City, Mayor, Current Chief

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Former Akron Police Chief James Nice is suing the City of Akron, Mayor Dan Horrigan, and current Police Chief Ken Ball for defamation of character according to the suit that was filed in U.S. District Court in Akron Tuesday. In addition the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office is looking to get…
Monday, 09 July 2018 12:27

W. Bowery Closing Tuesday through July 29th

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(Akron Police Department) At 9 am on July 10th, W. Bowery Street will be closed to all through traffic, between W. Center Street and Water Street, as Cavanaugh Building Company, EDG and Akron Children’s Hospital begin work on a storm sewer connection.  Eastbound traffic from W. Center St. and W.…
Friday, 06 July 2018 10:16

Akron Man Dies After Tree Branch Falls on Car

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An Akron man died early Friday morning after a tree branch fell onto his car while he was driving along Front Street near 2nd in Cuyahoga Falls.  According to the Summit County Medical Examiner Gary Gunther's press release, 60-year-old Robert Musch was driving near the Gorge Metro Parks at around…
Monday, 02 July 2018 11:51

The Kid from Akron L.A. Bound

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July 11, 2014:  "I'm Coming Home:" the article posted to SI.com, courtesy of Sports Illustrated writer Lee Jenkins, were the words of LeBron James: Northeast Ohio's Hero turned Villian turned Prodigal Son.  After winning a pair of titles in South Beach with his cast of characters, LeBron James vowed to…
Friday, 29 June 2018 11:43

Arrive Alive: Free Cab Service for Holiday

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(SCPO) Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced today a new anti-drunk driving campaign to help keep Summit County roads safe by providing free rides for the July 4th holiday for people who’ve had too much alcohol to drink. Arrive Alive provides free rides up to a $65 dollar fare for…
Thursday, 28 June 2018 12:30

Akron Man Charged in Fatal OVI Crash

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Sean Michael Blackburn. 33, of Akron has been charged with Aggravated Vehicular Homicide for allegedly killing a 21-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man in a drunk driving accident back on April 7th. According to the police report, Blackburn, who was driving while intoxicated, crossed North Main Street into oncoming traffic and hit…
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 12:34

Copley Township PD Next Up for Body Cams

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Copley Township Police Officers will be equipped with body cameras soon, after the board of trustees approved the measure at Tuesday's meeting. The Township has entered a five-year deal with Motorola Solutions to buy 30 cameras at more than $45,000 the first year, which will be paid for by the funds…
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 12:17

Norton School District Cuts 27 Jobs

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The Norton Board of Education has approved a reduction in the workforce, eliminating 27 total jobs, and reducing 33 full-time jobs to part time. Superintendent Dana Addis recommended the reduction to the Board and Teachers Union. Four schools are affected by the move, which takes effect August first. Read more…
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 12:15

APD Looking for Three Drive-By Suspects

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Akron Police are looking for three suspects in a drive-by shooting that happened Tuesday evening, around 5:30, in the 800 block of Beardsley Street. According to the APD report, a 43-year-old man was shot, though it is unclear how many times. He was taken to Akron City Hospital, treated, and…
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 12:28

Broom-Wielding Store Clerk Chases Off Suspect

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Akron Police are looking for the suspect in an attempted armed robbery of the Valley Mart at 1752 Merriman Road Monday afternoon.  According to the APD report, the suspect walked into the Valley Mart with a scarf covering his face, threw a plastic bag in the clerk's face, pulled out…
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 11:52

APD: Man Held Gun to Woman's Head, Pulled Trigger

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An Akron man is under arrest, facing multiple felony charges, after Akron Police say he held his girlfriend against her will and threatened her life.  According to the APD report, police were called to the home at 26 West Dalton Avenue around 9 a.m. Tuesday. As officers pulled up to…
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 05:54

Akron Police Seek Bank Robber

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Akron police on the lookout for a bank robber who hit the PNC Bank at 889 West Market Street yesterday morning. Employees said he was wearing a ski mast and sunglasses, and that it looked like he had a gun. Police say he got away with an undetermined amount of…
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