December 21st marks a historic milestone here in Akron.
It's the both what would have been Firestone founder, Harvey Firestone's 150th birthday, and the 30th anniversary of the day when Bridgestone merged with Firestone--cementing the company's position as the world's largest tire and rubber company.
This Week, social media in the spotlight, with another big Facebook data sharing scandal, new information on just how much the Russians are influencing Americans by using social media, and a local woman actually sentenced to jail for inducing panic, after posting false information on Facebook.
We'll also find out about efforts to to bring more software companies to Akron, a giant leap ahead in computing power, and how you can take a ride on a space ship, even if you're not an astronaut.
This week, the link between internet access and your health, how China is scoring and penalizing citizens for what they do online, why your phone's fingerprint reader isn't so safe after all, and how flying cars may one day help you sail high above traffic jams.
This week, the massive Marriott data breach, a phone scam that cost grandparents $41 million dollars last year, a huge military contract for Microsoft, and robots that both help the disabled, and allow them to-help you.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's office has identified two of the four people who died in a fiery one-car crash on Goodyear Boulevard Monday morning.
They are 29 year old Colleen A. Wood, from Malasia Road, in Akron, and 29 year old Alex Jay Lester, from Merrill Road, in Ravenna.
But--they have not yet been able to identify two other men who were killed in the accident, which police say may have been related to excessive speed. So, the Medical Examiner's office is now asking anyone who may have information about who those two men might be--to give them a call, at 330-643-2101.
In Streetsboro, police are still looking for a 16 year old girl who's been missing since May.
They posted photos of Samantha Castro, and a male they say she might be with, on their Facebook page earlier this week.
Anyone with information is asked to call Streetsboro Police.
More information below.
Streetsboro Police Department
November 27 at 2:41 PM ·
Samantha Castro is still missing, she was last seen in Streetsboro on 5/27/2018. Social media posts show she has ties to the Canton area and may be with the male pictured below. If you have information on her location, please contact Dispatch at 330-626-4976, comment here or direct message. Investigators have not been able to locate her based on her social media presence. Castro will be 17 in December, she is 5'2", approximately 120 pounds, brown hair. She has a heart tattoo with flowers on her right arm and unknown words on her right ankle.
Akron police are looking for a suspect in the murder of 20 year old Shawn Prude of North Toby Terrace, who was found shot to death on South Arlington Street, on Monday morning.
They've identified the suspect as 21 year old Devon Williams, of Vicgross Avenue, in Akron, and they'are asking for help finding him. They say he should be considered armed and dangerous, and if you have any information --please call Akron police.
More information below:
Suspect Identified, Warrants Signed
Thanks to the public’s help, the suspect involved in the homicide has been
identified as Devon Williams, 21, with a last known address on Vicgross
Avenue in Akron. Detectives signed a warrant for murder on Devon
Williams. The other two males have been identified and are not involved in
Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating Devon Williams.
Devon Williams is 5’8” and 160 lbs. He should be considered armed and
On November 20, 2018 shortly after 10:00am in the morning, officers
responded to the 1200 block of South Arlington Street for a shooting. When
officers arrived, they found a 20 year old black male in the roadway with
several gunshots. The victim was pronounced dead on scene. The suspect
fled on foot.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Devon Williams is
encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-
375-2490; or 330-375-2TIP, the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-
WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS.
You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (Crimes). Callers can
This week, new software designed to help local retailers compete against Amazon, the FCC taking aim at Robocalls, and smartphones you can fold up and put in your pocket. We'll also hear about weatherizing your home for the winter, technology to help infants learn, and a guy who wants to legally change his age--so he can get more dates online.
This week, advances in medical technology that could improve surgery, let you know whether you're at risk for a heart attack, and and give people who are paralyzed, the ability to walk again. We'll also hear why people in Sweden are getting microchips implanted under their skin, how highway speed signs are spying on you, and a new truck that actually makes and delivers pizza.