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Mansfield Police are asking the public's help finding a woman who was caught on cellphone video shooting into the air during an altercation in the city. The incident happened Sunday, June 27th, at about 3:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Bulkley Avenue. The video shows the woman firing two…
After suffering a gruesome injury during Sunday's game in Minnesota, Indians Outfielder Josh Naylor is expected to miss significant time.  Monday, the ball club updated the status of Naylor, saying he suffered a closed fracture and dislocation of the right ankle.  In the fourth inning of the game against the…
Monday, 28 June 2021 11:21

Burglary Suspect Arrested in Green

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A burglary suspect is facing multiple charges after breaking into a home in Green earlier this month.  The Summit County Sheriff's Office received a report the morning of June 21st, that around 3 a.m. someone had broken into a home on South Main Street in the city.  The suspect stole…
The Stow Police Department is carrying the torch, raising money for the Special Olympics. On Wednesday morning, 14 members of the local police department were pounding the pavement in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. Currently, Stow PD is the top…
The City of Akron now down to three finalists for the new Police Chief job in the city.   Monday, Mayor Dan Horrigan announced on the city's Facebook page that Eric Hawkins, the current Police Chief in Albany, New York, removed himself from consideration for the job. Mayor Horrigan says Chief…
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…
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