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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:20

UA Hosting Gun Violence Town Hall Wednesday Night

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Wednesday marks the one-month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.  In conjunction with the anniversary and on National Walkout Day, where students in high schools, and other schools across the country are walking out of class for 17…
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:02

Stark State College Increasing Tuition

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Stark State College, for the first time in four years, is increasing the instructional fee.  The $10 increase to the fee brings it to $126.50, and is effective starting this summer semester. According to the press release, the instructional fee will only be applied to the first 16 credit hours…
Monday, 12 March 2018 12:34

APD Looking for Domestic Assault Suspect

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Akron Police are looking for 33-year-old Marcus Brooks, who is wanted on a Domestic Violence charge. According to the APD report, a 25-year-old woman walked into the station about 3:30 Sunday morning, crying, bleeding from her head, and her right eye swollen and bruised. She reported that Brooks, who is…
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 10:38

Brunswick HS Student Arrested for Online Threat

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An 18-year-old Brunswick High School student is under arrest after reportedly making online threats against the school.  Tyler Hrouda was arrested Monday at a local business along Pearl Road, after Brunswick Police were made aware of the threat. They contacted the school, who with the help of a resource officer…
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 10:27

Mansfield Sr. High Locked Down, Student Arrested

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Mansfield Senior High School was locked down early Tuesday morning after reports of a student with a gun on campus.  Mansfield Police were called to campus and, with the help of a school resource officer, were able to identify the suspect student. They detained him, but did not find a…
Monday, 05 March 2018 12:04

Summit Co. Scam Seminar

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Scams are everywhere these days; from your inbox to your front door. With that in mind, and as part of Consumer Protection Week, the Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs is holding a "How to Spot and Stop a Scam" seminar on Tuesday, March 6th, from 11 a.m. to noon,…
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:50

APD: Young Girl Abducted, Dropped Off Unharmed

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Akron Police are looking for a suspect who abducted an 11-year-old girl in the city's East Neighborhood Tuesday afternoon and then let her go unharmed. The victim's mother says the girl was walking home from David Hill Elementary School on East Archwood Avenue about 2:35 p.m. According to reports, the…
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:19

APD: Two Women, One Child Shot in Akron

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Akron Police are looking for anyone that may have witnessed a shooting along Hamlin Street Tuesday afternoon to come forward.  According to the press release, two young women, 22-years-old and 19-years-old, were sitting in a car along with a 7-year-old girl, in the 800 block of Hamlin Street in Akron…
Monday, 26 February 2018 10:24

Two Northwest HS Students Found Dead

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Two Northwest High School students from Jackson Township are dead after what police believe was a weekend murder suicide, or possibly a double-suicide. The two students, a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were found by the male victim's cousin in a wooded area in the Township Friday evening, around 8:30. The…
Monday, 26 February 2018 07:41

Wahoo Week, Day 1

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Coming off a great season but disappointing finish in 2017, the 2018 Cleveland Indians have unfinished business to tend to. The team lost a few familiar faces in the offseason, but many members of the squad are back, as well as some new blood. Ray will have interviews with anyone…
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 12:31

Green Middle School Students Targeted in Threat

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office was tipped off to an online threat that was made against students from Green Middle School on social media.  According to Sheriff's Inspector Bill Holland, on Sunday, February 18th, the suspect, a 14-year-old former student at Green Middle School threatened to shoot students and then…
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 12:09

Ellet HS Teen Arrested in Online "Copycat" Threat

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Akron Police have arrested a 16-year-old Ellet High School student after making threats online that referenced the Parkland, Florida shooting that left 17 people dead on Valentines Day.  The student, whose name hasn't been released because he is a juvenile, allegedly posted a message to Snapchat indicating that he was…
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 09:06

UPDATE: Jackson Student Has Died

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Update: The Summit County Sheriff's Office is reporting that that the Jackson Memorial Middle School student who brought a rifle into the school and shot himself has died.  According to the report, the 13-year-old student hid the gun underneath his clothing and brought it onto the school bus. When he…
Monday, 19 February 2018 10:34

Suspect Arrested in Toddler's Death

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U.S. Marshals have arrested Darnell Bitting, 31, of Akron, in connection to the shooting death of a young girl in the city last week.  According to reports, the shooting happened inside a home in the 900 block of Mercer Avenue, Friday night around 10:30. Police say it appears the shooting…
Thursday, 15 February 2018 12:10

Police Seek Teens in Akron Murder

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Akron police are looking for two teens in connection with the murder of 18 year old Shpetim Ramadani of Inman Street, Tuesday night. He was shot in the 1000 block of Herberich Avenue. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of 16 year old John Smith, East Archwood Ave.; and…
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 09:13

US Marshalls "Dirty Dozen"

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U.S. Marshalls have released an updated version of their "Dangerous Dozen" list of most wanted fugitives.   It includes Elijah Butler, who is from the Akron area, and is wanted for drug trafficking and parole violations.    More details below.   ________________________   U.S. MARSHALS TASK FORCE “DANGEROUS DOZEN” February…
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