Monday, 07 May 2018 07:04

House Fire Near UA Leaves One Dead

Akron fire has confirmed that one person is dead after Monday morning house fire at 675 Grant Street, near the University of Akron. 

The victim, identified as 26-year-old Kevin McCollum of Grant Street, was found in a second floor bedroom, while two other people who lived in the home made it out. It is believed that the fire started in that bedroom where firefighters found McCollum, around 4:45 a.m. Monday. 

McCollum was a former University of Akron student, attending from August 2010 through December 2015. While initial reports indicated that the home was occupied by University of Akron students, a spokesman for UA clarified that none of the residents of the home were current students at the school. In addition to McCollum, another resident had graduated from UA in the Spring of 2016. The third never attended the school.  

Meanwhile, the investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. 

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Monday, 20 November 2017 11:37

Akron Woman Arrested for Murder after Crash

A crash in Akron ended with an arrest for murder, according to Akron Police. 

On Saturday morning, just after 7 a.m., Police and EMS responded to a single car crash into an abandoned building at 781 Grant Street. When they arrived, they found the 2007 Pontiac G6 had plowed into the side of the Grant Street building. The driver, 27-year-old Jelicia M. Wilder, was outside the vehicle, while her passenger, a 27-year-old male, was still in the car and had a stab wound to the neck. 

The male was immediately transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital where he passed away shortly afterwords. 

Wilder later told Akron Police investigators that she and the victim were fighting and she stabbed him in the neck. She was driving him to the hospital, traveling north on Grant trying to turn right onto East South Street, when she lost control of her car and crashed into the building. She was arrested and is charged with demostic violence charges and murder. She's been booked into the Summit County Jail. 

The victim has not yet been identified, pending an autopsy from the Summit County Medical Examiner and family notification. 

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Monday, 11 July 2016 12:08

3 Separate Shootings Reported in Akron

Akron police detectives are investigating three separate shootings that happened on Sunday.

The first shooting happened near the intersection of Grant Street and Cole Avenue. A 20-year-old man reported to police that he was shot in the shoulder and had his car stolen. The second shooting happened on Shoreline Drive where a 30 year-old man was shot in the right thigh. The third was reported on Cole Avenue where a bullet grazed the head of a 23-year-old man. All the victims were taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police say the shootings do not appear to be related

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