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The City of Akron and AMATS are installing speed tables on some residential streets, part of a safety pilot program to curb speeding through Akron neighborhoods.    The tables will be installed early next week along Edgewood Avenue and Shocalog Road on a temporary basis.   If proven successful, Mayor Horrigan says more…
Just after midnight on Thursday, August 27th, the Summit County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call about shots fired at an apartment on Schneiderman Drive in the City of Green.  Upon arrival, deputies found two males with gunshot wounds inside. Not long after that, another call was made about…
UPDATE: 7:47 AM, Tuesday, August 26, 2020 All lanes of Route 8 between Tallmadge Avenue and  Howe Avenue, are open this morning, after yesterday's fiery crash involving a car and a gasoline tanker truck. The driver of the tanker truck escaped serious injury, but the driver of the car, 18…
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is asking the public's help looking for an Akron man wanted for attempted murder, felonious assault, and several weapons charges. Monday of this week, Timothy Sargent is alleged to have fired several shots at a family in their SUV as they were leaving…
Just hours after Mayor Dan Horrigan and Police Chief Ken Ball addressed citizens of Akron about the increase in deadly gun violence in the city over the course of this year, Akron logged its 34th homicide of 2020.  Police were called to the area of Maryland Avenue and 5th Street…
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 11:29

Crime Spree Hits the City of Green

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is investigating several incidents in the City of Green over the past couple of weeks, including breaking and entering, assaults, burglary, theft, and more.  One incident in question dates back to August 11, when a Sheriff's Deputy stopped a vehicle in the city for a…
Thursday, 13 August 2020 05:49

UPDATE: Rittman Police Find Missing Woman

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Rittman Police report they have found 31-year-old Kayla Cottrell. They say she was found safe, after being reported missing on Sunday afternoon.  
Akron City Council Woman Tara Samples (D-Ward 5) recently wrote a letter to constituents, in which she urged them to help stop gun vioence in our community. (Text of letter, below). Today, she talked to Jeanne Destro about why she wrote the letter, and what she wants to see happen…
UPDATE-Although Ohio Governor Mike DeWine initially tested positive for COVID-19, when he was screened at the airport before greeting President Trump yesterday in Cleveland; after re-testing, twice, his test results came up negative. That's because the first one administered, was a rapid result "antigen" test, which has been widely reported…
Thursday, 06 August 2020 10:57

Akron Pot Bust Nets $45K in Cash

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Akron Police cashed in on a routine traffic stop Wednesday afternoon near North Case Avenue and East Market Street.  According to the report, officers stopped the vehicle for an equipment violation. When they approached the vehicle they smelled marijuana coming from inside. The driver, identified as 26-year-old Damiarie Davis admitted…
Akron Police Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting that left a one-year-old child dead and two adults injured.  According to the APD report, the shooting happened around 9:30 Sunday night at a home in the 1200 block of 5th Avenue. When police arrived, they found the child, a man, and…
Friday, 24 July 2020 09:53

U-A Professor's Union President Speaks Out

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From keeping their members safe from COVID-19, to keeping their jobs safe from continued budget cuts; Dr. Pamela A. Schulze, President of the Union representing Professors at the University of Akron, talks with Morning Show Host, Ray Horner.
Even though unemployment claims rose sharply nationwide last week; the US Senate has not yet approved another pandemic relief package including additional unemployment benefits. WAKR Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, talked to US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) about what's going on with the proposed pandemic relief bill, whether the federal…
There will be a Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Firestone Country Club in Akron on August 13th through 16th, but there won't be any spectators there.    Executive Director of the Bridgestone Seniors Championship, Don Padget, talked about it with WAKR Morning Show Host, Ray Horner. 
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 09:08

Both Sides: Akron Police Proposal

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Morning Show Host Ray Horner talked to both Akron City Councilman, Russ Neal, and the President of the Akron Fraternal Order of police, Clay Cozart, this week about Neal's proposal seeking to more closely regulate police operations and push the cost of defending officers accused of excessive force onto the…
Ohio's Republican Speaker of the House, Larry Householder, one of his advisors, the former head of the Ohio Republican Party, and two lobbyists have been arrested on Federal charges alleging they took $60 million dollars in bribes to push a billion dollar bailout through the legislature, that propped up unprofitable…
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