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The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is asking the public's help looking for an Akron man wanted for attempted murder, felonious assault, and several weapons charges. Monday of this week, Timothy Sargent is alleged to have fired several shots at a family in their SUV as they were leaving…
Just hours after Mayor Dan Horrigan and Police Chief Ken Ball addressed citizens of Akron about the increase in deadly gun violence in the city over the course of this year, Akron logged its 34th homicide of 2020.  Police were called to the area of Maryland Avenue and 5th Street…
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 11:29

Crime Spree Hits the City of Green

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is investigating several incidents in the City of Green over the past couple of weeks, including breaking and entering, assaults, burglary, theft, and more.  One incident in question dates back to August 11, when a Sheriff's Deputy stopped a vehicle in the city for a…
Thursday, 13 August 2020 05:49

UPDATE: Rittman Police Find Missing Woman

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Rittman Police report they have found 31-year-old Kayla Cottrell. They say she was found safe, after being reported missing on Sunday afternoon.  
Akron City Council Woman Tara Samples (D-Ward 5) recently wrote a letter to constituents, in which she urged them to help stop gun vioence in our community. (Text of letter, below). Today, she talked to Jeanne Destro about why she wrote the letter, and what she wants to see happen…
UPDATE-Although Ohio Governor Mike DeWine initially tested positive for COVID-19, when he was screened at the airport before greeting President Trump yesterday in Cleveland; after re-testing, twice, his test results came up negative. That's because the first one administered, was a rapid result "antigen" test, which has been widely reported…
Thursday, 06 August 2020 10:57

Akron Pot Bust Nets $45K in Cash

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Akron Police cashed in on a routine traffic stop Wednesday afternoon near North Case Avenue and East Market Street.  According to the report, officers stopped the vehicle for an equipment violation. When they approached the vehicle they smelled marijuana coming from inside. The driver, identified as 26-year-old Damiarie Davis admitted…
Akron Police Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting that left a one-year-old child dead and two adults injured.  According to the APD report, the shooting happened around 9:30 Sunday night at a home in the 1200 block of 5th Avenue. When police arrived, they found the child, a man, and…
Friday, 24 July 2020 09:53

U-A Professor's Union President Speaks Out

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From keeping their members safe from COVID-19, to keeping their jobs safe from continued budget cuts; Dr. Pamela A. Schulze, President of the Union representing Professors at the University of Akron, talks with Morning Show Host, Ray Horner.
Even though unemployment claims rose sharply nationwide last week; the US Senate has not yet approved another pandemic relief package including additional unemployment benefits. WAKR Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, talked to US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) about what's going on with the proposed pandemic relief bill, whether the federal…
There will be a Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Firestone Country Club in Akron on August 13th through 16th, but there won't be any spectators there.    Executive Director of the Bridgestone Seniors Championship, Don Padget, talked about it with WAKR Morning Show Host, Ray Horner. 
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 09:08

Both Sides: Akron Police Proposal

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Morning Show Host Ray Horner talked to both Akron City Councilman, Russ Neal, and the President of the Akron Fraternal Order of police, Clay Cozart, this week about Neal's proposal seeking to more closely regulate police operations and push the cost of defending officers accused of excessive force onto the…
Ohio's Republican Speaker of the House, Larry Householder, one of his advisors, the former head of the Ohio Republican Party, and two lobbyists have been arrested on Federal charges alleging they took $60 million dollars in bribes to push a billion dollar bailout through the legislature, that propped up unprofitable…
(AKRON POLICE) - Detectives need your help identifying persons of interest wanted in connection to the Crouse St Homicides. Officers responded to the 400 block of Crouse St around 10:00 AM on Sunday. When they got there, they found the victims, later identified as 43-year-old Horace Lee and 22-monthold daughter,…
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 11:48

City of Akron Passes Mask Mandate

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(City of Akron) Yesterday (Monday), Akron City Council passed legislation to require face coverings in the City of Akron under most circumstances. The legislation was sponsored by Mayor Dan Horrigan and a majority of City Council members, including Council leadership. Akron’s mandate, which follows the Ohio Department of Health mask…
Monday, 13 July 2020 06:21

FDA: More Deadly Hand Sanitizers

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Check the label on your hand sanitizer, because the FDA has expanded its list of potentially deadly products made with toxic wood alcohol (methanol), instead of the safe kind of alcohol (ethanol).  Click here for the official FDA list of brand names, which now includes 59 different products that it…
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