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For the second time this week, Akron police made arrests at what they're calling an illegal "Gambling House".   Police say as part of an ongoing investigation, they arrested five people at a suspected betting operation called Tap Tap at 1035 Kenmore Avenue. While executing a search warrant, police allege…
Thursday, 08 June 2023 09:45

Fatal Police Involved Shooting in Canton

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Canton Police officers shot and killed a 41-year-old man Wednesday night, with officers saying they were responding to a disturbance and that they returned fire after the suspect shot at them. It happened a little after 10pm in the 300 block of 25th Street SW in Canton. Sources tell Fox…
Wednesday, 07 June 2023 11:52

Barberton EMS Help Deliver Baby

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Arriving just in time the Barberton Fire Department helped a local woman deliver her baby last Thursday.  Fire Capt. Duane Milford told the Beacon Journal that the call for a possible imminent birth came in around 8am. Crews were dispatched and arrived at the home to find the mother, Mariah…
Wednesday, 07 June 2023 09:13

New I PROMISE Housing Development Opens In Akron

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Akron's newest affordable housing development will be christened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 8. The I PROMISE development at 445 S. Maple Street, is located near the LeBron James Family Foundation's I PROMISE School, and offers services and ammenities like a demonstration kitchen where residents can learn about…
He was only 16 years old when he reportedly tried to hold-up what police are calling a "gambling house" in Akron Monday night, and now he's in the hospital, shot in the abdomen, after a struggle for his gun. Police say the attempted hold-up happened around 7:15PM Monday, at the Royal…
The CDC is advising healthcare providers and public health agencies nationwide, to encourage people to get vaccinated, who are most at risk of contracting what used to be called "Monkeypox", but is now just called "Mpox". In a recent post on the CDC website, they report that although the number…
A big investment at Case Western Reserve University as they announce plans to build a new $300 million dollar interdisciplinary research facility. Eric Kaler the president of Case Western believes they need a building that will match the caliber of their researchers telling News 5, “We have some really terrifically…
Akron police say two young men, a 17 and an 18 year old, were injured when shots rang out a large party in the parking lot of the old Erie Island Elementary School, at the corner of Cordova and Peckham Streets early this morning. They say the 17 year old…
An FBI Raid in Plain Township over the weekend resulted in an arrest and the seizure of drugs, cash, and weapons. As reported by the Canton Repository the FBI’s Stark County Safe Streets Task Force executed a search warrant at a house near Meyer’s Lake where they found 6 kilos…
Monday, 05 June 2023 08:15

US Marshals Seek Alleged Akron Child Rapist

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US Marshals are looking tips to help them find 38 year old John White, who they're seeking for the alleged rape of two 12 year old girls.. They say John White fled his apartment in Akron, after a 16 year old minor was recovered there. White is described as a…
Monday, 05 June 2023 06:56

Gas Prices Drop In Akron

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      Gas prices dropped again in Akron last week, to an average of $3.36 per gallon. The national average also dropped, and is now $3.51 per gallon. But, that downward trend might not last, according to GasBuddy.com, which reports we could see some gasoline price increases now that the OPEC+ oil…
The suspect wanted in connection with the May 17th road rage killing of 40 year old Akron resident, George Jenson, who died after getting shot while driving on I-76 in Norton, was arrested today in Columbus. Southern Ohio US Marshals and Columbus police took Dacarrei Tovon Kinard into custody without…
The long arm of the law reached out this morning, and nabbed Jason Lyle Conrad, the Summit County Jail inmate who escaped Sheriff's Deputies when they took him to a doctor's appointment Tuesday, at Summa, White Pond Health Center. US Marshals and their Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, including…
A Hudson man will pay roughly $2.4 million in penalties and restitution after defrauding customers who hired him for contracting services.  According to 3 News, Neil Wolfe was sentenced for breaking consumer protection laws at least 71 times through his now defunct company Neil Construction. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost…
Akron police say they encountered a large, hostile, crowd when they responded to a "shots fired" call near the corner of Orrin Street and South Hawkins Avenue, just South of Copley Road in West Akron, on Sunday night at around 9:00.Around the same time; an 18 year old man showed up…
UPDATE: 5-31-23 The long arm of the law reached out this morning, and nabbed Jason Lyle Conrad, the Summit County Jail inmate who escaped Sheriff's Deputies when they took him to a doctor's appointment Tuesday, May 30, at Summa, White Pond Health Center. US Marshals and their Northern Ohio Violent…
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