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Monday, 07 October 2019 11:46

"Dogtober" Event Offers Discounted Pet Adoptions

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The Summit County Division of Animal Control, along with County Executive Ilene Shapiro and Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise, is hosting their special adoption event "Dogtober" from now until November 2nd.  Dogs and puppies are all $25, which includes a Summit County dog license for the remainder of the year.…
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 12:10

Summa Announces New Facility at Akron Campus

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Summa Health announced Wednesday morning plans for a 60-bed, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facility on its Akron campus. The $60 Million investment is part of the Summa Health Master Facility Plan. The state-of-the-art facility, that's planned to be open by 2022, will provide services for psychiatric patients, trauma patients,…
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 12:05

Cyclist Hit, Killed by Suspected Drunk Driver

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Akron Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident involving a bicyclist from early Tuesday morning.  According to the report, police responded to the intersection of South Broadway and East Exchange Streets for an accident involving injuries. There, they found a bicyclist that was hit by a car that reportedly jumped…
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 05:22

Fugitive of the Week: Alleged Akron Killer

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The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive Coley Richardson. Richardson is wanted by the United States Marshals Service, the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, and the Akron Police Department on charges of Aggravated Murder for the shooting…
Monday, 30 September 2019 10:57

Former Acting C.I.A. Director on Trump and Ukraine

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WAKR Morning Show host, Ray Horner talked to former Acting C-I-A Director Michael Morell, who is originally from Cuyahoga Falls, about President Trump's recent phone call with the President of Ukraine.  Revelations about that call, which came from a whistleblower, are now the basis of an impeachment inquiry in Congress.…
Monday, 30 September 2019 09:41

Akron Children's Museum's New Music Garden

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The Akron Children's Museum recently unveiled the brand new Music Garden during a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier in September.  While well-visited every year, one of Akron's hidden gems may go unnoticed by many who aren't that familiar with the wonderful things happening at the Akron Children's Museum, tucked away in the…
Friday, 27 September 2019 05:22

Sheriff: Missing Portage Co. Woman

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UPDATE: Hattie Mack was found safe and is reportedly back home.  The Portage County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a missing elderly woman who they say suffers from Dementia. Hattie Mack, 77, left was driving home from West Virginia Thursday morning, but never made it back…
Thursday, 26 September 2019 12:02

Suspicious Package "Rendered Safe" in Akron

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A portion of State Road, between Marc Drive and Bath Road in Akron at the border of Cuyahoga Falls, was closed for hours Thursday morning, after a report of a suspicious package was called in to 911 just after 7:30 a.m.  According to Akron Fire Lieutenant Serjie Lash, a AFD…
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 12:16

East HS Principal on Leave, Police Report Filed

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A police report was filed last Thursday alleging that East High School Principal Vyrone Finney hit a student twice in the face after the two were involved in a verbal altercation at the school. According to the report (see below), the incident started in an English class between the sophmore student and…
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 11:54

Special Cold Case Unit Gets Another DOJ Grant

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The special investigative unit of the Akron Police that was formed in February of this year and designed specifically to investigate cold case sexual assaults, is getting more federal money courtesy of the US Department of Justice. According to a press release from the City of Akron (see below), the Akron…
Tuesday, 24 September 2019 10:29

Norton Storage Thief Caught on Camera

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Norton Police are asking the public's help finding a suspect they say broke into several units at the Barber Road Storage in Norton.  According to the videos, the incident occured the early morning of September 19th.  Anyone with information is asked to call Norton Police Detective Connell at 330.706.0084 Ext.…
Monday, 23 September 2019 12:20

City Looking to Feature Your "Hey Akron!" Park Pic

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Calling all photogs!  The City of Akron is looking for your best pictures of city-managed parks, one of which will be featured on the cover of the city's "Hey Akron!" magazine.  "The (Parks Photo Contest) is about celebrating our beautiful parks and encouraging residents to get out and enjoy these…
Monday, 23 September 2019 11:21

"Rubber City Round Up" Nets 60+ Arrests

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U.S. Marshals, along with the help of several local law enforcement agenices, were able to catch up with and arrest 63 people, all who were wanted fugitives.  Below is the full press release from the Marshals office:  Akron, Ohio –U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott, Akron Police Chief Kenneth Ball and Summit…
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 11:53

Cavs TV Announcer Fred McLeod Passes Away

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One of the GREATEST days of all of our lives and @CavsFredMcLeod called it all with his buddy A.C! ???❤️ https://t.co/q8r7go14IB — LeBron James (@KingJames) September 10, 2019   (Cavaliers) It is with the most extreme sadness that the Cleveland Cavaliers share that Cavs and Fox Sports Ohio play-by-play announcer Fred…
Wednesday, 04 September 2019 12:08

APD: Be Weary of "Good Deals" on Home Repairs

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In the wake of recent severe weather that's caused damage in and around the Greater Akron area, Akron Police are warning residents to be cautious of bogus contractors offering deals on home repairs. The Better Business Bureau has a list of tips for homeowners, advising first and foremost to do…
Wednesday, 04 September 2019 11:23

NEO Red Cross Volunteers Deployed Ahead of Dorian

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As residents of the Carolinas and surrounding southern states deal with and continue to prepare for Hurricane Dorian, the American Red Cross has mobilized more than 1,900 trained disaster response workers, including 18 from Northeast Ohio.  As part of their efforts, the Red Cross has deployed 110 Emergency Response Vehicles…
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