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Friday, 31 January 2020 04:49

Update: Jackson Teen Found Safe

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Update: The Jackson Township Police Department posted an update to their Facebook page this morning saying that Thomas has been located and is home safe.  No further details have been released.  --  The Jackson Township Police Department is asking for your help finding missing Thomas M. Barbee (pictured), who they…
Thursday, 30 January 2020 05:18

UPDATE: Missing Mansfield Boy, Uncle Found

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Update: Mansfield Police say that they have located missing six-year-old Zane Clay and his uncle Timothy Lee Whitt.  No other details have been posted yet.  --  Mansfield police asking for your help finding a couple of missing persons. They are 44 year old Timothy Lee Whitt, and his six year…
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 12:17

Delivery Driver Turns Tables On Robbers

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Akron Police are investigating a robbery and attempted robbery they say are connected.  Both incidents happened in the same area along Fourth Avenue Monday and both involved pizza delivery drivers.  According to the APD report, a Domino's Pizza delivery driver flagged down an officer at about noon Monday in the…
Thursday, 23 January 2020 12:17

Goodyear Hts. Shooting Victim Identified

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The Summit County Medical Examiner has identified Wednesday's homicide victim who was shot at Eastland and Bethany Avenues Wednesday as 27-year-old Tiffany Rhea from Akron. According to the Akron Police report, Rhea and an unidentified suspect got into a a verbal altercation near the intersection of Eastland Avenue and Bethany…
Monday, 20 January 2020 08:47

Norton Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges

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Police Detectives and the FBI, have arrested a 21-year-old Norton man on several charges including possession of child pornography late last week. The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation into Sam McKown started about three months ago. When McKown was arrested at his Norton home back on January 6th, in addition…
Friday, 17 January 2020 09:29

Man Steals Beer, Uses Motorized Getaway Cart

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Jackson Township Police are looking for a man who loaded up a motorized shopping cart full of beer and then, very slowly, rode right out the front door without paying for it. Surveillance cameras caught images of the man leaving the Acme Fresh Market on Whipple Avenue around 9 a.m.…
Monday, 13 January 2020 12:31

Caregiver Killed Outside North Canton Group Home

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Jackson Township Police say they have arrested a man in connection to a homicide outside of a group home in North Canton.  Sunday night, just about 10:15, police and EMS were called to 6807 Elaine Avenue Northwest for an assault in progress.  When officers arrived they found the victim, later…
Thursday, 09 January 2020 11:28

Akron Police Investigating Deadly Drive-By Shooting

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Akron Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another injured Wednesday night along Noah Avenue.  About 11:30 p.m. Wednesday police responded to the 700 block of Noah on multiple calls about shots fired. There, they found two men inside a car that had crashed into the…
Tuesday, 07 January 2020 08:46

Officer-Involved Shooting In Akron Early Tuesday

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Update: Akron Police have identified the suspect as 19-year-old Elijah Cade of Akron. He is listed in critical condition at Akron General Hospital.  --  Akron Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting early Tuesday morning at Manchester Road and Kenmore Boulevard.  Just about 12:23 a.m., police officers tried to stop a…
Monday, 06 January 2020 11:52

Red Cross Facing Nationwide Blood Shortage

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The American Red Cross is facing a nationwide blood shortage as blood drives and donations in general typically dwindle during the winter months, specifically the holiday season.  The most urgent need is type O, which is the universal donor. According to a recent press release (below), the Red Cross has…
Thursday, 19 December 2019 11:52

Pizza Delivery Man Threatened To "Kill People"

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Back on December 14th, pizza delivery man Byron Davis of Akron crashed his car into a ditch outside the home of a Green resident. Davis' car needed to be towed out out of the ditch and suffered some damages. Two days later, the Summit County Sheriff's Office says that Davis…
Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:48

Akron Woman Charged With Stealing State Benefits

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Brittany Anderson of Akron is accused of stealing state child-care benefits and tampering with records. According to the Summit County Sheriff's Office, Anderson, 28, used falsified documents to receive nearly $6,000 in benefits from the Department of Job and Family Services between December 2017 and May of this year. Anderson…
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 12:50

Eviction in Akron: How Legal Aid Can Help

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Akron is number one in Ohio for the number of renters evicted each year, and number twenty four, nationwide. So, Jeanne Destro talked Steve McGarrity, who is the Executive Director of Community Legal Aid in Akron, about what their attorneys can do to help low-income renters.
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 10:54

Green Energy from Wind...and Cows!

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Dominion Energy is making a big investment in green energy projects, aiming for a 55 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. Jeanne Destro talked to Dominion spokesmen Aaron Ruby, and Jeremy Slayton, about the company's big offshore wind initiative, and their $700 million dollar investment into producing methane gas…
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 10:16

Flu, Pandemics, and Life Expectancy

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The Flu is widespread in 10 states right now, but so far in Summit County; it's just getting started for the season. Jeanne Destro got the latest on the flu, as well as on the possibility of a pandemic, news that life expectancy in the US is actually falling now,…
Monday, 16 December 2019 12:52

North Hill Vandalism Continues

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The North Hill rock thrower or throwers are back and Akron Police are asking the public's help.  Nine residents of North Hill reported having their windows busted out, bringing the streak of recent vandalism in the neighborhood to at least thirty homes in the past few weeks. Over the past…
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