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For the second time in the last couple of months; somebody was held up at gunpoint and carjacked outside the Lucky Corner Bar at 1350 W Waterloo Rd, in Akron. Police say they are investigating, and are not sure whether or not the two crimes are related. The first one…
US Marshals say the missing 17 year old Canton girl they have been seeking since her disappearance on April 11th, Kaitlyn Coones,  has been recovered Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico, and the 33 year old fugitive suspect, Jonathan Jones, who she was with, has been arrested. Marshals put out the word this weekend,…
Akron police are investigating a shooting outside the Weathervane Playhouse in the Merriman Valley, that occurred early Saturday morning, May 6, leaving the victim in the hospital with "life threatening" injuries.  So far, they're unclear on what led to the shooting, but they say the 40 year old male victim…
Put a lid on it! That’s the message from the Ohio Department of Transportation and the American Academy of Pediatrics as they team up to give out helmets this month in recognition of May being Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Month.  This is the 13th year of helmet distribution, and more…
A good deed was thwarted this weekend, when a car full of donations for a non-profit was stolen from a volunteer's driveway.  According to a report from News5, the stolen vehicle was packed full of items that would be donated or auctioned off to raise money for the Halo Foundation’s…
Intuit, the company that makes the popular Turbo Tax software, will be sending out checks to Ohioans who were tricked into paying for free tax services. The State of Ohio is one of a number of states that will split a $141 million dollar legal settlement, with $5 point three…
A 17 year old girl from Canton is missing, and US Marshals say she was recently seen in Arizona near the Mexico border with a 33 year old man wanted here in Ohio for pandering obscene material and child endangerment. The Marshals have listed Kaitlyn Coones as "endangered", and say she's been missing…
Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce officials issued a statement pledging their support for Akron's next Mayor, Shammas Malik, while at the same time outlining the business community's desired agenda.  This, after voters in Tuesday's primary overwhelmingly chose Malik out of a seven candidate field. He'll run unopposed in the November…
Wednesday, 03 May 2023 10:37

Two Shot Outside Bar, One Dies: Who Did it?

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A 21 year old man was injured, and a 28 year old man was killed in a drive-by shooting in the parking lot at the D&K Bar, 1305 Archwood Avenue in Akron, last night, May 2, a little before 11:00PM. Akron Police say both men went to the hospital, one…
Wednesday, 03 May 2023 06:25

Shammas Malik: Akron's Next Mayor

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Akron's Ward 8 Councilman, Shammus Malik will be Akron's 63rd Mayor, after capturing 43 percent of the vote in yesterday's primary election, beating 6 challengers—all of them, Democrats. Because no Republicans or Independents were on the ballot; Malik will run unopposed in the November General election. Current Mayor, Dan Horrigan…
Tuesday, 02 May 2023 09:05

Primary Underway, Get Out and Vote

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If you haven't already cast your ballot early in person, or by mail already; today is the day to get out and vote. The polls are open until 7:30 PM, and remember to bring a valid photo ID along with you, as today is the first time the state's new…
Two Stark County high school students will soon face criminal charges after being caught on video bullying a fellow student with special needs. The Canal Fulton Police Department released a statement on Monday saying that charges are forthcoming against the two Northwest High School students involved in the April 24th…
Monday, 01 May 2023 09:43

Akron Judge Honored with Humanitarian Award

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In celebration of his many accomplishments, Judge David Hamilton, the Administrative/Presiding judge for Akron Municipal Court was honored Friday night with the Harold K. Stubbs Humanitarian Award. The award which is sponsored by the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church of Akron, recognizes those who have made contributions in areas…
Akron Police on the hunt today for a "taller, heavy-set" male, who shot three men between the ages of 20 and 41, at the Exhale Hookah Lounge at 575 East Exchange Street in Akron, a little after 11:00 PM, Saturday night, April 29. All the shooting victims were taken to…
Summit County Public Health is offering a drive-through COVID vaccination clinic tomorrow, Tuesday, May 2, at their office at 1867 West Market Street in Akron, between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM. They're recommending it for anyone 12 or over, who hasn't been vaccinated yet, or who has not yet received…
US Marshals and the Northeast Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force tracked a suspect they believe killed 8 year old MiKayla Pickett, on August 14, 2020, and arrested him yesterady, Thursday, April 27, in Detroit. Pickett was killed, and a then 14-year-girl injured, when they were caught between a hail of gunfire that erupted…
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