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Thursday, 12 December 2019 21:22

Legal Ease: Understanding Impeachment

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Everybody is talking about Impeachment this week, but few people really understand how it actually works--or at least, how it's supposed to work, according to the US Constitution. So, that's where retired University of Akron Law Professor, Dean Carro, comes in. He talked to Jeanne Destro about it the extremely…
Thursday, 12 December 2019 14:48

Ohio Supreme Court Considers Bail Reform

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The Ohio Supreme Court is considering changing the rules that govern how criminal defendants can get out of jail on bail, while they are waiting for trial.  Jeanne Destro talked to ACLU Attorney Claire Chevrier, who is advocating for a change in the bail rules, as well as retired University…
Thursday, 12 December 2019 13:43

New Fitness Program for AMHA Housing Residents

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A new fitness program designed to help improve cardiac health, as well as emotional well-being, is underway now at Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority buildings citywide. Alexis Holt, and Caroline Murrock from the University of Akron are coordinating the new "FABU" program, and they talked to Jeanne Destro about it this…
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 20:13

Saudi Aviators Grounded After Pensacola Shootings

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More than 800 Saudi Military Aviation students in the US have been grounded, following last week's shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. Jeanne Destro interviewed CBS News Military Consultant, Jeff McCausland, to find out more about what has become an increasingly complex story with far reaching implications…
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 14:06

Protecting and Repairing Your Online Reputation

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Everybody knows how easy it is for somebody to trash your reputation online. Maybe they give your business a bad review, or say horrible things about you personally. What can you do to fight back against that? Who do you call? Well, here in the Akron-Cleveland area, Hennes Communications specializes…
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 09:51

Streetsboro Scammer on the Loose

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Streetsboro Police are looking for Jason Nicholas James, who they say has scammed multiple people and businesses out of a lot of money. James was previously arrested and charged for operating a ponzi scheme in North Carolina back in 2014, but has made his way to Northeast Ohio. The department…
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:55

Two More Pizza Delivery Drivers Robbed in Akron

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Akron Police are investigating two robberies of pizza delivery drivers within an hour and just a few miles of one another Sunday night into Monday morning.  A Dominos driver was robbed of cash by two suspects, one who had a gun, along Power Street around 11:40 Sunday night. About 50…
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 10:25

Young, Day Win Big 10 Awards for Buckeyes

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Ohio State Defensive End Chase Young has been named the Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year. In spite of missing two games due to suspension, Young notched 38 total tackles and 16.5 sacks, which is a school record. In other Ohio State Football news, head coach Ryan Day, in his…
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 10:40

Horrigan Unveils 5-Year Plan for Akron Development

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(City of Akron) (Monday), Mayor Dan Horrigan is proud to release the Five-Year Strategic Framework for the Office of Integrated Development (OID) created this year under the direction of Deputy Mayor James Hardy.  Through this plan, the City will better focus its resources and relationships, advance equitable outcomes, and deliver improved services for…
Monday, 02 December 2019 12:15

Nephew Charged in Uncle's Shooting Death

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Akron Police say a 27-year-old man is under arrest in connection to the shooting death of his uncle over the weekend.  On Saturday, November 30th, police were called to home in the 800 block of Cordova Avenue, where they found the victim, 64-year-old Melvin Peters. He had been shot in…
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 10:50

Changes At Akron City Hall

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Some job shuffling going on over at Akron City Hall, as Mayor Dan Horrigan announces the city's Director of Public Service, John Moore, is retiring January 8th.  He'll be suceeded by Chris Ludle, who is currently Akron's Deputy Director of Public Service. In addition, the city's Public Service Department will…
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 11:23

Akron Bringing Back "Winterblast at Lock 3"

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The City of Akron is getting residents in the holiday spirit with the 16th annual Winterblast at Lock 3.  The season of outdoor, wintry fun for both adults and kids kicks off Friday, November 29th, Black Friday, and runs through February 17th.  “Winterblast is a hallmark of the Akron holiday…
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 09:21

Woman Assaulted in CVNP Sunday Morning

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The National Park System and local law enforcement are asking the public's help finding a suspect who assaulted a female runner in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park this past Sunday morning around 11:30. According to the report (below), the woman was jogging on the Old Carriage Trail in Sagamore Hills…
Monday, 18 November 2019 09:21

Browns Garrett Appealing Suspension

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Browns Defensive End Myles Garrett is appealing his indefinite suspension after Thursday night's on-field fight between him and Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph. According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, Garrett and his representation may have found a loophole in the League's Collective Bargaining Agreement that doesn't allow indefinite suspensions for on-field acts.…
Friday, 15 November 2019 10:31

Akron Snapchat Sale Turned Robbery

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Gordon Banks Jr., 19, of Akron is facing charges connected to a Snapchat meet-up that turned into an armed robbery. Back on November 11th, Brooks and the victim arranged to meet so that one of them could buy a THC cartridge from the other. That's when Brooks pulled a gun…
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 12:06

Fatal Crash Causes Major Delays on Turnpike

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is still investigating, but have confirmed that at least one person was killed in an accident along I-80 Eastbound in Richfield Tuesday morning.  According to the report, just about 9 a.m. a multi-vehicle happened in the eastbound lanes at State Route 8.  As of noon…
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