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As of Friday morning, the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force is looking for Adarus Black, who is charged with murder in Na'kia's death. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest and conviction, per that update from the U.S. Marshals. Also, per Akron Police, 24-year-old…
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 09:44

UPDATE: Suspected Killer Found Dead in California

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UPDATE: Akron Police are reporting that the suspect, Chester Walker, was found dead in Santa Monica, California, from a suspected suicide.  --  Akron Police are looking for the suspect in a murder along Manchester Road in the city Wednesday morning.   According to the report, when officers arrived at the scene…
(Akron Marathon) The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation’s Board of Directors and staff have announced the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay, and related race weekend events, including the Health & Fitness Expo and the Kids Fun Run scheduled for Sept. 25-26, will be held virtually due to COVID-19—and with an…
Akron Police have released two photos of the possible suspect vehicle connected to the murder of 18-year-old Na'Kia Crawford. The photos were taken around the time Crawford was shot Sunday afternoon near the intersection of North Howard Street and East North Street. That's where police found Crawford inside her vehicle…
Akron Police Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old woman Sunday.  According to the APD report, the woman was sitting in her car near the intersection of East North Street and North Howard Street Sunday afternoon around 1:25 p.m. That's when she was reportedly shot several times…
Akron's own Goodyear Blimp is saluting local healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential employees with a flyover tour this week.   Starting Monday, the blimp will be circling above hospitals in the Cleveland area, then making its way to the Akron area Tuesday.   Here is the full schedule: …
Thursday, 11 June 2020 05:21

Police Looking For Missing New Franklin Girl, Man

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New Franklin Police are asking your help finding missing 5-year-old Alexandria Guthrie and her non-custodial father, 35-year-old Michael Guthrie. According to reports, the elder Guthrie left with Alexandria about 7 o'clock Sunday evening, saying he was going to the gas station, but then never returned. He's said to be driving…
Akron Police and the Summit County Medical Examiner are still investigating a double-homicide that left two people dead, one of them a teenage girl.  According to the report, the 13-year-old girl and 24-year-old male victim were both shot some time before 11 p.m. Thursday in the 90 block of Brighton…
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 04:27

All American Soap Box Derby Canceled

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For the first time since World War II, the All American Soap Box Derby is canceled. Organization leaders made the call Tuesday, citing concerns associated with the pandemic. President and CEO Mark Gerberich also says a lot of local races that qualify kids to make the trip to Akron have…
Cleveland Clinic Akron General is opening a COVID-19 testing center downtown in mid-June, according to a press release (See below). In addition to assistance from the Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund and the United Way of Summit County, Akron-based GOJO Industries is donating $25-thousand to the site. It will…
(University of Akron The University of Akron (UA) announced today that it will discontinue three intercollegiate athletics programs at the end of the 2019-20 academic year as part of its plan to reduce the University’s financial support to the Athletics Department by approximately 23 percent ($4.4 million). The action is being taken as…
The annual Stewart's Caring Place Hope Walk is this Saturday, May 9th. In past walks, hundreds gathered together for a walk outside but because of new social distancing guidelines, it's going to be held differently than in the past. I've included a link at the end of this blog to…
Friday, 08 May 2020 04:58

Ohio Restaurants Reopening May 15th, 21st

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(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today announced the next phase of the Responsible RestartOhio plan as it relates to restaurants, bars, and personal care services. As part of today's announcement, Governor DeWine reminded Ohioans that COVID-19 is still incredibly dangerous…
(Akron Zoo) Akron Zoo volunteers and staff have stepped up to sew masks from kits developed by the zoo’s veterinary team. Using a medical mask pattern from the University of Florida, volunteers are making masks with up to N99 level filtration using Halyard H600 surgical sterilization wrap material. These masks…
(City of Akron) As the City of Akron moves forward into the next phase of the response to the COVID-19 crisis and prepares for recovery, the City will be transitioning toward modified business operations and services within our community.  On Monday, April 27, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine’s administration issued the…
(Akron Marathon) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and consistent with the City of Akron’s restriction of City-sponsored events of more than 250 people through Sept. 7, the first two races of the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series, the National Interstate 8k & 1 Mile on June 27, 2020, and…
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