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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…
Suicide once again made headlines last week, with the deaths of world famous designer Kate Spade, and Celebrity Chef, Anthony Bourdain. Their deaths two more, in what has become a growing trend here in the US, with the CDC reporting suicide up more than 25%, and up 36 percent in…
Monday, 11 June 2018 12:10

APD Looking for Murder, Robbery Suspect

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Akron Police have identified one of two suspects in a deadly shooting outside the Spring Hill Apartments on Everton Drive back on June 5th.  Police first responded to the call of a man shot around 5 p.m. June 5th, and found 27-year-old Diamond Smith of Everton Drive lying near the…
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:43

Wadsworth Teen Pleads Not Guilty in Elderly Death

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A Wadsworth teen charged with aggravated murder in the death of his elderly neighbor has pleaded not guilty to all 9 felony counts against him.  Gavon N. Ramsay, 17, a Junior at Wadworth High School, is charged as an adult in the death of 98-year-old Margaret Douglas, who police say…
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:35

Arson Investigators Looking into Akron House Fire

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Akron Fire Department Arson Investigators were called to the scene of a house fire Tuesday night around 8:15 in the South Akron Neighborhood.  According to the AFD report, the fire started on the second floor of the home at 1286 Moore Street. There is no report on whether or not…
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:24

UPDATE: ID on Akron Bank Robber

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Update: Akron Police have identified the suspected robber of the Fifth Third Bank along South Canton Road as 55-year-old Gary R. Neal of Pocantico Avenue in Akron.  --  Just before 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, Akron Police say a man walked into the Fifth Third Bank branch at 576 South Canton…
Monday, 04 June 2018 11:54

Fugitive of the Week Out of Stark County

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Update:  This week's Fugitive of the Week, Jessie Lee Butler III was apprehended by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force in the 800 block of Wales Rd. NE on Tuesday afternoon.  Another man, Rushon Patterson, was arrested at the home Butler was found at, on obstruction charges. Patterson was…
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 11:30

Akron Man Guilty in 2016 Shooting

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A Summit County jury has found Darshawn T. McCormick, 25, guilty in a shooting death of another man back on December of 2016.  According to Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh's office, MCCormick was convicted on Wednesday on two counts of murder with a gun specification, one count of felonious…
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:11

Akron Municipal Court Closed Due to Heat

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Akron Municipal Court– The Akron Municipal Court offices and courtrooms will close at Noon Tuesday, Tuesday, May 29, and will be open from 8:00 a.m. to NoonWednesday, May 30, due to extreme temperatures and the lack of air conditioning. The court will reschedule all hearings originally on the docket for this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon.…
UPDATE: The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is reporting that Jacari Woodley was returned to his home safely. No further details were available.  --  A Statewide Endangered Missing Child Advisory out of the Columbus area this morning. Franklin County Sheriff's Office reporting that 2-year-old Jacari Woodley was last seen around 7…
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 10:53

New Curious Creatures Coming to Akron Zoo!

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(Akron Zoo) – The Akron Zoo is adding new animals to its popular exhibit, Curious Creatures. Throughout the month of June, guests will begin to see new animals on exhibit, such as tree monitors, flamboyant flower beetles, spotted turtles, pinkfall trigger fish, spotted jellyfish and more.   The Partula snail…
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