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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…
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 09:23

Texas Couple Kidnaps Akron Man Looking for Cash

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Akron Police arrested a Texas couple who they say set up another man and kidnapped him in an effort to get money. According to the report, the victim met his friend, Nicole Gaither, 47, at a bar along Arlington Street Saturday night. After some drinks the victim left around 1 a.m.…
Friday, 30 August 2019 05:23

OH High Schools Sporting National Guard Jerseys

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Select high school football teams across the state will be donning special Ohio National Guard-themed jerseys to kickoff their seasons this weekend, including Cuyahoga Falls High School. The jerseys (pictured) feature a dark camouflage pattern, black numbers and lettering, with "National Guard" scrawled across the back. Read the full press…
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 05:01

Canton Drug Ring w/ Link to Mexico Busted

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Fifteen people who were dealing heroin and cocaine from Mexico and California throughout the Canton area have been indicted on federal drug trafficking charges. The following were named in the 39-count indictment out of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cleveland:  Miguel Reyes-Perez, 33, from Mexico Miguel Ayala-Cardona, 52, from Canton…
Tuesday, 27 August 2019 12:13

Former KSU Student Sentenced in Campus Assault

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Former Kent State criminology student Connor Hendry, 21, who once worked for the KSU PD, was sentenced to 180 days in jail after pleading guilty to a lesser charged of Gross Sexual Imposition connected to an on-campus incident back in April of 2018. Hendry, whose father used to work for…
Monday, 26 August 2019 11:32

Open Houses Scheduled for New Fire Houses

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Akron's two new fire stations are ready for the public, as Mayor Dan Horrigan's announced two open house events, both happening Thursday, September 12th. First, Fire Station Number 2 at 952 East Market Street will be unveiled with a ribbon cutting, followed by tours starting at 10 a.m. Shortly afterwords,…
Thursday, 22 August 2019 11:32

REPORT: Online Threat Against Falls Middle School

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Police in Cuyahoga Falls are investigating a report of a threat made online that mentioned Roberts Middle School and a school shooting.  The Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that an all-call email alert that was sent to at least the family and staff of RMS Wednesday night; it's unclear if…
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 05:11

Theft Suspect Who Sicced Dogs on Employee Arrested

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Update: Akron Police have arrested Snow's 37-year-old daughter Jennifer Clark (pictured below) in connection to last Friday's theft/dog attack at the Acme on East Avenue. Clark is charged with Aggravated Robbery.  Police add that now both dogs that were unleashed on the Acme store employee are in custody of the…
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