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As the year draws to a close the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank reports that it will have served more people in 2023 than any other year in their history with the agency anticipating that they will reach over 3 million visits to their pantries and other hunger relief partners by…
A 21 year old clerk at Border's Drive Through at 1365 South Arlington Street in Akron was killed late Tuesday night by a customer who wanted a particular kind of cigar, and tried to use a bill that wasn't in acceptable condition to pay for it. Police say the man,…
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is speaking out on the number of missing children in Northeast Ohio as investigators continue to search for Cleveland teen Keshaun Williams who's been missing for almost 6 months, with his case now becoming Ohio’s longest active Amber Alert.  As reported by 19 News Williams…
Tuesday, 12 December 2023 07:09

Teen Suspect Arrested In Fatal Highway Shooting

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An 18-year-old Akron man has been charged with Aggravated Murder for the August 3rd shooting death of 23-year-old Marquise Banks on I-77 in Green.   The Summit County Sheriff’s office reports that a SWAT team arrested suspect Sirvonte Suggs Monday at a residence on Florida Avenue in Akron, where they…
Imagine lying down in your own house, and getting struck by a bullet coming in from the outside. That's exactly what happned to a 42 year old man in the 1300 block of Newton Street in Akron's Goodyear Heights neighborhood, Thursday night at about 7:30 PM. Police say the man,…
A 16 year old boy is in critical condition today, after being shot at about 11:00PM Thursday night by a 17 year old boy at a home in the 2300 block of East Waterloo Road, in Springfield Township. Springfield Township Police Chief, Jack Simone, says it appears the shooting was…
Wednesday, 06 December 2023 12:08

Cuyahoga Falls Police Seek Driver In Fatal Hit & Run

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Cuyahoga Falls Police are asking for tips to help them find the driver of a silver Ford hatchback, who fled the scene after striking a woman near the intersection of 2nd Street and Stow Avenue, at around 9PM Tuesday night. They say the woman had fallen on the sidewalk, landed…
Akron City Council voted last night to approve new rules limiting public comment and prohibiting signs and banners at meetings. Under the new rules, which Ideastream reports passed by a vote of 8-5,  public comment will be limited to 10 speakers at each meeting and members of the public can…
Monday, 04 December 2023 12:25

City Of Akron Releases Innerbelt Report

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The City of Akron today released its report on the background and possible future uses of the 30 acre site near downtown that now stands empty after what once was the Akron Innerbelt has been town down.    Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan released this statement today:   “As Mayor of…
Wow, what an event out at the Goodyear Wingfoot Lake Blimp hangar in Mogadore over this past weekend in Mogadore! There were so many cars in line Sunday, that it took nearly four hours to wind through, and get inside to donate a gift to the company's annual Toys for…
Thursday, 30 November 2023 10:40

All That (Crime) & A Bag of Chips

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Akron Police have arrested a suspect they allege shot somebody in the face on Tuesday night outside the "Lusty Adventures", nightclub at 41 Stanton Avenue, just because he wouldn't share his bag of chips. The 31 year old man, who took himself to the hospital, later told Police that the suspect produced a…
With a plot ripped straight from recent national headlines, playwright Eric Mansfield explores the red hot political topic of book banning in schools. What if efforts to keep students from reading certain books, goes too far? What if students rise up to defend a brave teacher who has been allowing…
Akron Police Chief Steve Mylett has released the results of an internal investigation into the Jayland Walker shooting, which exonerates the officers of any wrongdoing in the incident which made national headlines, and resulted in months of civil unrest in Akron; some of it violent. Walker, who was black, was…
Akron Police are trying to find out who left three 15 year old boys injured on Saturday afternoon, after a drive-by shooting near the intersection of South Arlington Street and Delos. They say they found one teen who had been shot in the leg, inside a nearby Dollar General Store, where…
Thursday, 16 November 2023 09:55

Akron Teen Accused of Robbery and Assault at Vape Shop

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An Akron teen was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly assaulting a store clerk and stealing vapes.  Police say it happened just after 8:30pm at the Valley Smoke Shop on Merriman Road, with the 22-year-old clerk saying that two men tried to buy some vape products but wouldn’t show their IDs.…
Thursday, 16 November 2023 09:51

Akron Municipal Court Gets New Location

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The Akron Municipal Court officially has a new home downtown.  The court, which was formerly located in the aging and no longer adequate Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center on South High Street, is now just a few blocks away in the newly renovated Oliver Ocasek Building located at 172 S.…
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