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Monday, 04 July 2022 13:13

Few Protestors, Calm Downtown Today

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Despite some sporadic violence like window breaking, dumpster fires, and police using tear gas late last night in downtown Akron related to protests against Akron police shooting and killing 25 year old Jayland Walker last week; the scene was calm and very empty just after noon today, when there was…
One day after releasing the body camera footage of the fatal police shooting of 25-year-old Jayland Walker, the City of Akron has implemented a curfew for the city.  Protests that remained peaceful in the days leading up to the release of the footage and throughout the day Sunday, July 3rd,…
The City of Akron and the Akron Police Department have released the body-worn camera footage from last Monday morning's officer-involved shooting death of Jayland Walker, 25.  Due to the nature of the video, WAKR has chosen not to show that footage here.  Prior to releasing the body-cam footage during a…
Friday, 01 July 2022 10:43

Akron's Weekend Rib Fest Cancelled

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The Rib, White, and Blue festival in downtown Akron is cancelled this weekend, Akron Municipal Court is closed, and Summit County offices are offering only limited service today.  The cancellation and closings are in response to the possibility of more protests related to police shooting and killing 25 year old…
Tuesday, 28 June 2022 06:11

Akron Police Seek Bank Robber

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Akron Police are looking for tips to help them find the suspect who robbed a Chase Bank branch in the 1600 block of South Arlington Street, Saturday morning. They say he had a gun, and handed a note to a teller demanding money. Police describe the suspect as a black male…
Wednesday, 15 June 2022 04:21

Suspects Caught on Camera Vandalizing Shaw JCC

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Akron Police are asking the public's help identifying two females and a male who broke into Shaw JCC back on May 30th and vandalized the property.  Police say there were broken windows, fire extinguishers were set off, and obscenities were spray painted throughout the property.  See security footage from the…
Wednesday, 15 June 2022 04:12

Akron Extends Community "Cooling Center" Hours

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The City of Akron is extending hours at four local community centers as the forecast is calling for heat index values near 106 degrees Wednesday.    The four cooling centers are Lawton Street Community Center, Mason Park, Patterson Park, And Summit Lake Community Centers. The facilities are open from 8:30…
Akron Police and the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force announcing the arrest of three men in connection to the brutal murder of 17-year-old Ethan Liming back on June 2nd. This past Saturday morning, U.S. Marshals and Akron Police arrested 19-year-old Tyler Stafford, 20-year-old Deshawn Stafford Junior, and…
Akron police Chief Stephen Mylett says although they still don't have a complete picture of exactly what happened when 17 year old Firestone CLC Senior, Ethan Liming, was beaten to death near the I-Promise School basketball courts last Thursday night, June 2, 2022; they do know it was not racially…
Akron Public Schools Superintendent, Christine Fowler Mack is offering condolences and prayers for the family and friends of 17 year old Ethan Liming, who was found dead near Akron's I-Promise School, last night. Mack described Liming as a "rising senior" and "student leader", at Firestone Community Learning Center, where he…
Akron Police are asking the public's help identifying two suspects who broke into the Sam Sleedz Drive-Thru at 1915 South Arlington the early morning of May 2nd.  See security video below:  Anyone with any information is asked to contact Akron Police Detective C. Artis at 330-375-2464; the APD Tip Line at…
The Summit County Sheriff's Office is looking for Adam Richardson, 37, in connection to an assault that led to a crash along State Route 224 in Coventry Township.  According to the report, on Sunday, May 22nd, at about 9:30 a.m., Richardson was riding in the front passenger seat of a…
The Summit County Sheriff's Office is looking for two suspects who stole more than a thousand dollars worth of merchandise from the Acme in Green back on April 29th.   Surveillance video from inside the store (below) shows the two women loading up two bags full of items and a…
North Canton Police were called to a noisy disturbance along Glenwood Street Southwest early Wednesday morning, around 2 a.m.   Upon arrival, officers noticed a duck standing along the street near a sewer grate. Inside that grate - twelve tiny ducklings.   They had apparently fallen in while crossing the…
Tuesday, 17 May 2022 04:20

City of Akron Releases 2022 Resurfacing List

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Akron, Ohio, May 16, 2022 — Today, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has released the full 2022 Street Resurfacing list. The City plans to pave 38 miles carried over from 2021 plus an additional 45 miles for a total of 83 miles planned in 2022. The City has budgeted $5.4 million for the 45…
Thursday, 12 May 2022 09:17

Fiery Crash Involving ODOT Truck Closes I-77

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A serious crash involving an ODOT truck left I-77 Northbound closed for more than an hour Thursday morning.  The Summit County Sheriff's Office is reporting it was a dump truck that veered off of the road near the Akron-Canton Airport exit and hit the ODOT vehicle that was parked along…
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