Akron Police Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting that left a one-year-old child dead and two adults injured. 

According to the APD report, the shooting happened around 9:30 Sunday night at a home in the 1200 block of 5th Avenue. When police arrived, they found the child, a man, and a woman all with gunshot wounds. 

All three victims were taken to Summa Akron City Hospital where the child later died. Both adults suffered gunshot wounds to their lower extremeties and are expected to fully recover. 

Since the shooting, police have released a photo of a vehicle they say was "possibly involved" in the shooting (pictured above), a black Dodge Ram pickup truck. Additionally, police say that there are two suspects that they are looking for. The investigation revealed that the two suspects got out of a vehicle and opened fire from the driveway of the home on 5th Avenue and then drove off. The two adult victims were reportedly both shot while getting out of their car. The baby was shot after several bullets struck the home.   

Anyone with information is asked to call Akron Police. 

Friday, 31 July 2020 12:48

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-7-31-20 Featured

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Virus protection technology, new car models, and proof the government is tracking UFO’s!

Our featured guest this week, is University of Akron Polymer Science doctoral student, Anvay Patil. He's part of a research project on a revolutionary new kind of dye that could be used for everything from counterfeit-proof money, to permanent hair coloring.


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Though Summit County is back to the orange category as far as COVID-19 cases, recently downgraded from red, the threat of the virus is still present. Public health leaders in and around Akron are taking the proper precautions to ensure the safety of the citizens through the recent spike and preparing for a possible second wave come fall.

First up, Summa Health CEO Dr. Cliff Deveny called into the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss what he and others around the hospital have learned about this virus since March and April, and how they are ready to keep battling it.


Akron mayor Dan Horrigan started off talking about the economic impact of the coronavirus in the city these last five months, and what steps his administration will take going forward.


Summit County Public Health commissioner Donna Skoda stressed the importance of masks, as well as the color map of Ohio’s counties, and the possibility of a vaccine with the next six months to a year.


In the world of sports, entertainment, and leisure, many have proceeded with caution in terms of reopening their establishments, if at all. But the biggest question mark falls under the umbrella of education.

It was announced this week that Akron Public Schools will go completely virtual the first nine weeks of the school year, as mentioned by superintendent David James. He also talked about how Akron Public Schools plans to handle the fall sports and extracurricular season.


So what about the suburban schools such as Norton? Superintendent Dana Addis weighed in on those same topics discussed above.


Plenty of changes have occurred in the last year inside the bishop’s office in the Archdiocese of Cleveland. First, Bishop Richard Lennon passed away in October after a long battle with dementia. Then in January, his successor, Bishop Nelson Perez, was called to serve the Diocese of Philadelphia.

Come September 14th, the diocese will welcome in a new bishop, and that is Edward Malesic, formerly of the Diocese of Greensburg. Born in Harrisburg, Bishop Malesic talked to the Ray Horner Morning Show about his background and upbringing, where he was not called by the Lord to enter the priesthood until college. And when he became a priest, he never envisioned himself as the bishop of a diocese.

Bishop Malesic talked about how the church has been present in the community’s lives, even if the doors to the facilities were closed for two months, during the pandemic. On the topic of the pandemic, he also shared his thoughts and ideas on the local Catholic schools and how to safely reopen them for the fall.


Friday, 24 July 2020 09:53

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From keeping their members safe from COVID-19, to keeping their jobs safe from continued budget cuts; Dr. Pamela A. Schulze, President of the Union representing Professors at the University of Akron, talks with Morning Show Host, Ray Horner.


With President Trump talking about sending federal law enforcement officers to other cities including Cleveland, like he has in Portland, Oregon; WAKR Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, talked to CBS News Law Enforcement & Security Analyst, Paul Viollis, about what's really going on, and what that could mean for protests in the future.


Due to the COVID-19 delay and game time temperatures nearing 80, it certainly does not feel like opening day for baseball. But on July 24th, the Cleveland Indians will be set to start their truncated season against the Kansas City Royals.

The long-time voice of the Tribe, Tom Hamilton, made time for the Ray Horner Morning Show about ten hours prior to the first pitch. Hamilton touched on the challenges the team may and will face during the shortened season, though admits the Indians’ pitching has the advantage for the push into the expanded playoffs.

Every pitch of this Indians season can be heard on WAKR, both on 93.5 FM and 1590 AM.


Friday, 24 July 2020 07:13

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This week, how increased screen time and online classes affect children's mental health, Russian hackers trying to steal Coronavirus vaccine information, an inside job Twitter hack, and privacy issues involving Presidential campaign apps.
 
Our featured guest is Akron Children’s Hospital psychologist, Dr. Geoffery Putt, who talks to us about the psychological effects of increased screen time for kids who will be going back to school, but mostly online, this fall.
 
We've also got reports from CBS on Russian hackers trying to steal information on a coronavirus vaccine, a big Twitter hack, privacy issues with Presidential campaign apps, and new pandemic-related safety equippment for Lyft drivers.


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Even though unemployment claims rose sharply nationwide last week; the US Senate has not yet approved another pandemic relief package including additional unemployment benefits.

WAKR Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, talked to US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) about what's going on with the proposed pandemic relief bill, whether the federal government could really cut funding for schools if they don't fully reopen with in-class instruction, and what he thinks about Governor DeWine's statewide mask mandate. 


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