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Wednesday, 26 October 2022 04:13

APD Chief Pens Letter to the Community

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Akron Police Chief Steve Mylett responding to the letter that was sent and signed by 43 community and faith leaders this week, condemning his reinstatement of the eight APD officers being investigated for the shooting death of Jayland Walker. Chief Mylett initially justified his decision saying there is a severe…
Tuesday, 27 September 2022 04:30

No Elevators at Justice Center

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More elevator issues have been reported at the Harold K. Stubbs building in downtown Akron.   Another person was reportedly stuck in another elevator in the building on Monday, just a day after a similar situation on Sunday.   Now, all of the building's three elevators are out of service…
Update: Akron Police say the suspect, 24-year-old Jose Castro, is in custody. He was arrested in Cleveland along Detroit Avenue. Castro is charged with Kidnapping and Felonious Assault.    Akron Police are looking for a suspect at the center of an Amber Alert issued Monday night.   According to reports,…
Tuesday, 13 September 2022 05:20

Three Suspects Sought In Akron Shooting

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Akron Police are looking for three men involved in a shooting back on September 9th. According to the APD report, the 47-year-old victim was shot on his porch in the 800 block of Merton Avenue. He says the three individuals were talking about around 9:20 p.m. on the 9th, words…
Thursday, 25 August 2022 04:39

The Beat Goes On For Guardians Super Fan

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Cleveland Indians - Guardians superfan John Adams, whose drum beat echoed at Cleveland baseball games for nearly 50 years, is now the 12th member of the Guardians Distinguished Hall of Fame.   A plaque has been installed on the back wall of the bleechers above John's longtime seat at Progressive Field and a bronzed drum…
Wednesday, 17 August 2022 04:37

APD: Burglary Suspects Used Stolen Credit Card

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Akron Police say suspects used a stolen debit card that was taken during a burglary earlier this month.    The man and woman (pictured) were caught on security cameras using the debit card at the Circle K on 13th Street in the city. They also allegedly swiped the stolen card at a nearby…
Tuesday, 02 August 2022 05:22

APD Looking for ATM Thieves

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Akron police on the lookout for a couple of suspects who broke into an ATM in the 600 block of West Market Street on July 25th.   See the video from Akron Police below:   
Akron Police are looking for the vandal who spray-painted obscenities and threats on the Right to Life Northeast Ohio building and sidewalk at 572 West Market Street earlier this month. The graffiti was discovered the morning of July 8th, according to APD. Windows of the building were also broken out.…
Akron Police and the Summit County Medical Examiner's office have released more information regarding the pedestrian that was killed along I-77 North at Vernon Odom Boulevard early Wednesday morning.   The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Morgan Guice from Akron.    Akron Police say she was crossing the interstate…
Thursday, 21 July 2022 04:35

Photos of Suspect Vehicle in 4-Year-Old's Murder

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More than three weeks after the fatal shooting of four-year-old Journei Tolbert and 40-year-old Johnny Gaiter, Akron Police are releasing footage of a vehicle they say may be involved.     The two were shot and killed after someone opened fire on a group of people during a party in…
Monday, 18 July 2022 04:27

Akron Curfew Lifted

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Akron's curfew is lifted - Mayor Dan Horrigan signed an executive order ending the previously imposed curfew early Sunday morning.     A curfew for the Downtown Akron area had been in place since Monday, July 4th, after protests turned into riots the night before after the body camera footage of…
Wednesday, 13 July 2022 10:46

Jayland Walker Memorial Begins In Downtown Akron

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Friends, family, and community members wishing to pay their respects to Jayland Walker began lining up for his memorial service at the Akron Civic Theater little after 10AM this morning. Viewing hours for the open-casket remembrance last until 1PM, when the funeral will begin.  The Walker family is planning a…
The Summit County Board of Elections is changing the location of some polling places for the upcoming August 2 primary.  Officials say voters who are affected will get updated voter information cards in the mail.  Here is the list. • Apostolic Church Annex located at 1717 Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Barberton,…
(City of Akron) - (On Monday), Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan announced the launch of the city’s incident website at www.akronupdates.com. The site will provide the most up to date safety information for downtown and beyond. It will also serve as a collective hub for all the information available to the public in relation to the fatal shooting of Jayland Walker which…
The City of Akron has reinstated the nightly curfew amid ongoing civil unrest in the wake of the Jayland Walker shooting. The move from Mayor Dan Horrigan's office comes just one day after the city lifted the previous curfew and less than 24 hours after protesters once again turned violent…
Thursday, 07 July 2022 06:12

Akron Curfew Lifted, Protests Continue

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Less than 24 hours after Mayor Dan Horrigan lifted the curfew implemented for the Downtown area in the wake of protests that turned violent Sunday night into Monday morning, protests and riots continued in Akron.  Wednesday night into early Thursday morning, a group of protesters reportedly showed up Downtown outside…
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