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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 05:47

Missing Adult Alert Cancelled

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UPDATE-10:08AM The statewide missing adult alert for 70-year-old Stephen Demlow of Akron. has been cancelled. Authorities say Demelow, who disappeared on Sunday night--returned home on his own. __________________________________ A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the akron PD statewide. Information as of: January 23, 2018 at 1:59 AM Be on…
Monday, 22 January 2018 12:57

Akron Man Arrested in Barberton Shooting

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Barberton Police and U.S. Marshals arrested an Akron man in connection to a weekend shooting in Barberton.  According to reports, police were called to the area of Wooster Road and Sylverster Road in Barberton Saturday night around 9 p.m. for a shooting. Police say it was two groups of people…
Monday, 22 January 2018 11:14

Mayor Horrigan Releases Issue 4 Budget

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Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has released the full budget plan for the funds the city raised through the successful passage of Issue 4 on the November ballot.  Below is the full release and budget from the Mayor's office.  --  Today, Mayor Dan Horrigan released the City’s plan for spending “Issue…
Monday, 22 January 2018 10:20

Two Women, 13 Animals Escape Akron House Fire

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Two women, 2 dogs, 10 cats, and 1 snake all managed to get out safely when the home they were living in on Kennebex Avenue in Akron caught fire Sunday afternoon. According to the report from Akron Fire, the fire was under control around 4 p.m. Sunday. No one was…
Friday, 19 January 2018 12:32

Kucinich Picks Samples as Running Mate

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich has picked Akron City Councilwoman Tara Samples as his running mate.   The two will face a crowded field in the May primary, including former federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director, Richard Cordray and his running mate, former Ohio Congresswoman Betty Sutton, Ohio Supreme Court…
Friday, 19 January 2018 10:31

APD Investigating Thursday Night Shooting

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When Akron Police arrived at the home in the 1100 block of Bethany Avenue Thursday night on a call of a man shot, they found the victim sitting on the porch of the home with mutliple gunshot wounds, holding a gun.  The call first came in around 10 p.m. The…
Thursday, 18 January 2018 11:38

UPDATE: KSU Denies White Nationalist Speaker

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UPDATE: Kent State University has rejected the request from white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on May 4th at the Multicultural Center on campus.  In a release, the college says they simple couldn't accomodate Spencer's request as April 30th through May 12th is an "exceptionally busy" time on campus.  -- …
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 11:38

Former Summit Sheriff Warren Dies

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Former Summit County Sheriff Richard "Dick" Warren passed away over the weekend at the age of 78. Warren, who served as sheriff from 1994 through 2001, first joined the department at a reserve deputy in 1961, and wasn't even being paid. In 1974 was a promoted to deputy, then to…
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 11:29

Argument Between Two Men, Woman Leads to Shooting

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We have an update on the shooting in Akron's West Hill neighborhood this morning. According to the report, just before 5 this morning Akron Police responded to the 300 block of Gold Street near Nickel, on a call about a shooting. There were two male victims that were shot; one…
Monday, 15 January 2018 11:27

Akron Police Involved in Shootout with Suspect

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Akron Police were called to a home in the 1300 block of Waterloo Road Friday night around 11:30 about a man with a gun, inside the home, acting irradically, possibly on drugs, and threatening to shoot someone.  The female caller, who hasn't been identified, said that Michael Higgins (pictured) was…
Friday, 12 January 2018 11:52

Former Akron Police Chief Nice Charged

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Former Akron Police Chief James Nice has formally been charged after a months-long investigation by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office into his inappropriate behavior while on the job for the City of Akron.  The charge is Attempted Unauthorized Use of a Police Database, a first-degree misdemeanor. The WAKR Newsroom has…
Friday, 12 January 2018 10:49

SCPH Releases Updated Flu Numbers

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Summit County Public Health has released an update on the Flu Status in our area, warning residents the bug has gone widespread. The Department is reporting 5 deaths in our area; 4 adults, and 1 child. They're urging everyone to get their flu shot, that there is still time. Below is…
Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:36

Small Plane Crashes in Wadsworth

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A single engine plane crashed near the Wadsworth Municipal Airport, according to multiple reports. It happened in the area of Route 57 and Seville Road around 11:30 this morning. An airport spokesperson tells Channel 3 News that the plane was coming in for a landing, and came in too low,…
Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:04

Former Portage County Employee Sues Sheriff's Office

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A former employee at the Portage County Family and Community Services is suing the deparment, the Portage County Sheriff's Office, and a former Sheriff's Major, claiming she was forced to quit her job after she was sexually harrassed by that major. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Akron,…
Thursday, 11 January 2018 10:21

Renacci Leaves Governors Race for OH Senate Race

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U.S. Representative Jim Renacci is dropping Ohio Governor's Race to challenge Sherrod Brown in the U.S. Senate Race in Ohio. In a statement released Thursday, Renacci said he attended a meeting at the White House earlier this week, when he was asked to drop out of the Governor's race, and run…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:48

Gun Indictments Soar in 2017 Across No. Ohio

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The U.S. Attorney's Office out of Cleveland has released data from 2017 regarding gun indictments, and the report is showing a drastic jump in cases across Northern Ohio.  In 2017, 202 people across the northern part of the statewere indicted on gun charges. That is an increase from 105 the…
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