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Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:50

Akron Police Find Drugs, Cash During Traffic Stop

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An Akron man was arrested on drug trafficking charges after a routine traffic stop in the city yesterday.  According to the report, just after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers pulled over Michael Gaines, 37, for a routine traffic violation near Ruckle Road and Hampton Road. During the stop, officers found that…
Thursday, 17 June 2021 09:36

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Dragway 42 Shooting

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New: The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has announced one arrest in the Dragway 42 shooting in West Salem on Sunday.  Now charged with felonious assault is Jonathan Paul Roman Perez from Cleveland. According to a Facebook post from the Sheriff's Office (see below), the arrest comes after investigators reviewed several…
A new law proposed by City Council this week would require Akron Police to release body camera footage within seven days of a deadly force incident.   The ordinance calls on police to share at least three different video angles, when available, of any such incident, and then release any…
Canton City Schools Superintendent Jeff Talbert is setting the record straight in regard to the district's decision to fire McKinley head football coach Marcus Wattley and six other assistants. In a video statement (see below), Talbert details the investigation into Wattley and the rest of his coaching staff, that began…
Wednesday, 09 June 2021 09:08

Akron Narrows Police Chief Search to Final Four

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The City of Akron has narrowed its search for a new Police Chief down to four candidates, none of whom are from within the department, or even the state, for that matter. Per Mayor Dan Horrigan the final four are Eric Hawkins, chief of the Albany Police Department in New…
Mansfield Police are circulating a photo of a man they are calling a "person of interest" related to the brual attack of an elderly woman in the city last week.   The morning of Thursday, June 3rd, at about 7 a.m., someone broke into the 74-year-old victim's apartment in the…
Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and County Council passing a resolution recognizing today, June 4th, as National Gun Violence Awareness day in Summit.   In a release sent Friday morning, Shapiro said she hopes that federal lawmakers can pass common sense gun laws that protect innocent lives and also protect…
Thursday, 03 June 2021 09:22

Jewett and Kerr Parks Win Akron Parks Challenge

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Mayor Dan Horrigan and the Akron Parks Collaborative announcing the winners of the 2021 Akron Parks Challenge Thursday. Both Kerr Park in West Akron and Jewett Park in Middlebury are receiving $100,000 in grant money to improve the parks. This is the third installment of the Parks Challenge that calls…
A $161 Million dollar highway construction project that will close ramps, tear up lanes, and require detours on I-76/77, and Route 8 in the Akron area for months, gets underway tonight, Friday June 4. It was supposed to start last night, but got delayed by rain. Phase One of the…
Summit County Prosecutor Sheri Bevan Walsh is calling 27 year old Shaquille Anderson, "the worst of the worst", for murdering four people in Akron.  Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge, Alison McCarty, sentenced Anderson to four consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole, in connection with the deaths of…
Ward One Akron City Councilman, Rich Swirsky, has died at the age of 68, from Leukemia. He stepped back from public life several months ago; relinquishing his day to day duties on City Council, while he battled the disease. A lifelong Akron resident, Rich Swirsky was elected as the Ward…
Wednesday, 26 May 2021 12:38

Police Nab Kenmore Murder Suspect

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Akron police chased down and arrested a murder suspect last night (Tuesday, May 25), in connection with the shooting death of 28 year old Cameron Murray. His body was found in the backyard of a home on 24th Street Southwest in Kenmore, on Monday.   25 year old Akron resident,…
Akron Police are investigating the murder of an as yet unidentified 28 year old man who was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the backyard of a home in the 22 hundred block of 24th Street SW last night (Monday, May 24). It is the 23rd homicide in Akron this…
Wednesday, 19 May 2021 09:03

Man Shot on Akron Metro Bus Dies at Hospital

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Akron Police say an altercation between three men on an Akron Metro bus ended with a deadly shooting Tuesday evening.  Just about 5 p.m., APD says officers working at the Metro RTA transit center at 631 South Broadway Street in Akron heard gunshots and responded. On their approach, they noticed…
A woman who had been missing since 2017 is reunited with her family after showing up in an Akron homeless shelter.  The Summit County Sheriff's Office is reporting the remarkable story of a now 69-year-old woman who took a flight from Oklahoma to Ohio with a friend years ago. The…
Tuesday, 18 May 2021 05:39

City of Akron Lifts Mask Mandate

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(City of Akron) Akron, Ohio, May 17, 2021 — Due to updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Ohio Department of Health, and Summit County Public Health, Mayor Dan Horrigan and Council President Margo Sommerville have asked Akron City Council to rescind Ordinance No. 214-2020 which required all persons in public places within the city to…
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