This week, we’re focusing on cybersecurity, concerns about the upcoming election, and what’s being done to train people to keep both civilian and government networks safe.
Akron-based Signet Jewelers plans to close 200 mall-based stores, reduce costs, and beef up e-commerce, to improve long-term operational and financial performance. This, as a result of recent sales declines.
Market Watch, and Wall Street Journal report the retailer, which owns Kay Jewelers, Zales, and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, says it hasn't adapted quickly enough, as consumers make fewer trips to stores, and shop more online.
This week, we'll look at how the internet which brings us together with friends and family on social media--is also helping to tear our society apart, and threaten our very existence.
Sound extreme? Well, from the indictment of 13 Russian nationals charged with interfering with the 2016 Presidential election, to Akron-Canton area teens arrested over the past week for making online threats; social media is being used in ways that its creators never dreamed--and which for many--has become a nightmare.
Akron police are looking for two teens in connection with the murder of 18 year old Shpetim Ramadani of Inman Street, Tuesday night.
He was shot in the 1000 block of Herberich Avenue.
Warrants have been issued for the arrest of 16 year old John Smith, East Archwood Ave.; and 18 year old Tyler Morgan of Talbot Avenue.
If you have any information about the shooting; please call Akron police.
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Detectives are asking for the publics help in locating two males involved in the shooting death of Shpetim Ramadani. Warrants were signed for murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery on John Smith, 16, with a last known address on E. Archwood Ave.; and Tyler Morgan, 18, with a last known address on Talbot Ave. Smith and Morgan are wanted in the recent shooting death of Shpetim Ramadani, 18, of Inman St. in Akron.
Around 7:00pm Tuesday night, officers responded to the 300 block of Margaret St. for a shooting. The victim, Shpetim Ramadani, was found in the back seat of a Chrysler 300 with a gunshot wound. He was transported to Akron City Hospital where he later died.
The other individuals in the car reported they stopped to talk to two males in the 1000 block of Herberich Ave. One of the males pulled out a handgun and fired it into the Chrysler, striking Ramadani in the torso. The driver drove off and called police on Margaret Street.
John Smith is a white male, 5’9”, 130 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. Tyler Morgan is a black male, 5’11”, 150 LBS., with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone knowing their whereabouts is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490; 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 remain anonymous. If you see the suspects, they should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS! Do NOT approach; call 911.
An Akron Firefighter has been charged with felonious assault after a domestic dispute inside a home in the 700 block of McKinley Avenue last week.
Police say 31 year old Enrique Green was visiting a female friend, when her ex-boyfriend showed up, and there was an argument.
When the ex threw a brick at Green; Green allegedly shot him in the shoulder. Green, who does not have a concealed carry permit, has been with the city of Akron's fire department for six years, and is currently on unpaid leave.
The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the convictions and death sentences for Richard Beasley, the Akron man who posted fake employment ads to Craigslist, luring four men to a rural property in southeastern Ohio, killing three and attempting to kill the fourth.
Scott Davis managed to escape Beasley after being shot; he'd eventually testify against him. Brogan Rafferty, who Beasley claimed was his nephew, was an accomplice to the crimes when he was just 16, was sentenced to life in prison.
This week, we're taking a look at an ambitious new retail and online initiative in Akron, that's a first-ever for the US, efforts to make Ohio ready for self-driving vehicles, and the second scary emergency mobile alert in the past month.https://soundcloud.com/wakr-newstalksports/this-week-in-tech-with-jeanne-destro-2-9-18