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Wednesday, 05 June 2019 12:14

New @ the Zoo: Akron Welcomes Snow Leopard Cub

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There's something new at the Akron Zoo--a Snow Leopard Cub! The female cub was born on April 29 and is currently in a private cubbing area with mom, Shanti.  Zoo officials say she's healthy, but she does have a congenital eye defect, which is fairly common in Snow Leopards. Once she's older,…
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 04:53

Akron Announces Summer Food, Reading Programs

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(City of Akron) – As another school year comes to an end, Mayor Dan Horrigan is proud to announce that the City of Akron Recreation Bureau, in partnership with Akron Public Schools Child Nutrition Services, will once again be participating in the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program this year. “There is…
Thursday, 23 May 2019 12:30

Man Attempting to Abduct Children Arrested

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Jay Miller, 50, was arrested Wednesday, charged with the attempted abduction of four girls at Weis Park in Canton. According to the report from Canton Police, at about 5:41 p.m. Wednesday, Miller is alleged to have approached the group of children between the ages of 6 and 11-years-old and threatened…
Taylor Ceepo was just a quarter mile from the finish line of Sunday's Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, when she collapsed on the unseasonably hot day. Medics on the scene responded immediately, and Taylor was taken to University Hospital's Cleveland Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. Just 22-years-old, Taylor is…
Late last week, according to News 5, Coventry Local Schools District noticed a data-stealing virus identified as a "trickbot" on the district's network.  As a precaution, Coventry Schools Superintendent Lisa Blough announced that the entire district would be closed Monday, May 20th.  As of early Monday afternoon, the FBI has…
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 10:35

Akron Woman Assaults, Robs Elderly Grandfather

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Akron Police are looking for help finding a woman they say assaulted and robbed her elderly grandfather. According to the report, about 8 o'clock Monday night, the suspect, 28-year-old Leandrea Wright tried to get her 86-year-old grandfather's wallet from him. He fought back, she pushed him to the ground, and…
Monday, 13 May 2019 12:49

APD, Marshals Looking for Akron Murder Suspect

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Akron Police, U.S. Marhals, and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force are looking for the public's help finding this week's Fugitive of the Week, 26-year-old Chris Johnson.  According to a press release, Johnson is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and APD for the murder of Brandon Belleville back…
Monday, 13 May 2019 09:21

BREAKING: Cavs Hire New Head Coach

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ESPN story on the Cleveland Cavaliers agreeing with Michigan's John Beilein to a five-year contract to become franchise's new coach. https://t.co/9BUMn57B19 — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 13, 2019
Monday, 13 May 2019 09:11

APD Officer Injured in OVI Crash Saturday

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An Akron Police Motorcycle Officer was seriously injured when he was pinned underneath the van of a suspected drunk driver after a crash Saturday night.  According to the APD report, the officer was on his motorcycle and was attempting to stop another vehicle at the intersection of South Portage Path…
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 07:00

Akron Primary Election Results

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Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan easily fended off his Democratic primary challenge from Greg Harrison, winning with more than 78 percent of the vote. He will face Republican Josh Sines, in the November election. It's going to be a whole new ballgame on Akron City Council, after yesterday's primary election. Long-time…
Friday, 03 May 2019 07:11

Stow Police Looking for Missing Teen

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The Stow Police Department are looking for help finding missing 17-year-old Lauren Nicole Sheppard who hasn't been seen since early March.  According to a post to the Stow Police Facebook page, Lauren was last seen leaving her home in Stow on March 3rd, 2019. Her mother told police that she…
Wednesday, 01 May 2019 12:21

Assault, Resisting, and His 10th OVI

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Todd Casten, 47, of Ravenna Township was arrested early Monday morning after he allegedly drove his car into a Portage County Sheriff's cruiser... in reverse. He was drunk... allegedly. According to the press release from the Portage County Sheriff's Office, at about 1:20 Monday morning, one of his deputies was…
Wednesday, 01 May 2019 10:28

Akron Zoo Remembers "Emma" the Humbolt Penguin

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The Akron Zoo is mourning the loss, but more celebrating the legacy, of female Humbolt penguin Emmanuelle who was euthanized last week. At 36-years-old, Emma, as she was known, was the oldest, zoo-born female Humbolt penguin in an accredited zoo. Emma, who's been retired since 2013, far-exceeded her life expectancy…
Wednesday, 01 May 2019 10:35

Should You Get Vaccinated For Measles Again?

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As the number of measles cases continues to rise nationwide, word that if you are a certain age, and have already received the vaccine; that might not be enough to protect you. Dr. Tim Brown from Cleveland Clinic- Akron General, talked to Ray Horner about it this morning, and has…
Monday, 29 April 2019 10:20

KSU Names 13th University President

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(Kent State University) The Kent State University Board of Trustees has appointed Todd Diacon, Ph.D., Kent State’s executive vice president and provost, as its next university president at a special Board meeting held Monday, April 29. President-elect Diacon will begin his term as Kent State’s 13th president on July 1.…
Thursday, 25 April 2019 13:42

Wadsworth City Employees Light Up Navajo Nation

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Four City of Wadsworth Electric and Communications employees are out West this week, helping to bring electricitiy homes in the Navajo Nation.   Jeanne Destro talked to Wadsworth Public Service Director, Robert Patrick, who tells us why.
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