This week, we’ll take a look at how industry is gearing up to protect itself from spies, hackers, and cyber saboteurs, robocalling criminals, intriguing and possibly intimidating advances in artificial intelligence, municipal broadband, and exploding cell phones.

This week, we’re focusing on cars, crime, cops, and catastrophe, along with new technology that’s bringing them together in ways that not long ago—we could only imagine. Today, we’ll find out how what once was science fiction, is now science fact.

UPDATE: The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is reporting that Jacari Woodley was returned to his home safely. No further details were available. 

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A Statewide Endangered Missing Child Advisory out of the Columbus area this morning. Franklin County Sheriff's Office reporting that 2-year-old Jacari Woodley was last seen around 7 o'clock yesterday morning with his non-custodial mother, 28-year old Jasmine Tyree. He was supposed to be back by 6 last night, but was never dropped off. The Sheriff's Office says the boy may be in danger on account of past incidents involving Tyree.

See more details, including a description of Jasmine Tyree below. 

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Endangered Missing Child
Advisory 
(This is NOT an AMBER Alert)

AN ENDANGERED MISSING CHILD ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED BY FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE FOR THE FOLLOWING REGIONS: STATEWIDE
WHILE THIS IS NOT AN AMBER ALERT, THE CHILD IS BELIEVED TO BE IN DANGER.


Jacari Woodley was last seen at 7:00am with his non-custodial mother, the child was to be returned home by 6:00pm and was not. The child is believed to be in danger due to the non-custodail mother's past behavior.
BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A MISSING OR ABDUCTED CHILD FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY, OH. LAST SEEN ON SUNDALE PLACE IN THE CITY OF COLUMBUS AT 5/17/2018 6:00:00 PM.
INFORMATION AS OF 05/18/2018 04:50 AM.

CHILD: JACARI WOODLEY
NICKNAME/ALIAS:  
DOB:  10/18/2015 2 Yrs old
SEX:  Male
RACE:  Black
HEIGHT:  2'0"   WEIGHT:  26 lbs
HAIR:  Brown
EYES:  Brown
LAST SEEN DATE:  05/17/2018 06:00 AM
Columbus, Ohio

SUSPECT: Jasmine Tyree
NICKNAME/ALIAS:  
DOB:  10/24/1989 28 Yrs old
SEX:  Female
RACE:  Black
HEIGHT:  5'7"   WEIGHT:  140 lbs
HAIR:  Black
EYES:  Brown
She has multiple tattoos on her arms.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 10:53

New Curious Creatures Coming to Akron Zoo!

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(Akron Zoo) – The Akron Zoo is adding new animals to its popular exhibit, Curious Creatures. Throughout the month of June, guests will begin to see new animals on exhibit, such as tree monitors, flamboyant flower beetles, spotted turtles, pinkfall trigger fish, spotted jellyfish and more.

spotted turtles

 

The Partula snail will also now be featured in Curious Creatures. The Akron Zoo has had great success in past years breeding the Partula snail, which became extinct in the wild in the 1990s after a carnivorous snail species was introduced to the islands of Tahiti. In 2016 and 2017, the Akron Zoo and several other zoos sent shipments of snails to Tahiti and the snails were successfully introduced into a predator-free reserve.

Curious Creatures opened in June 2017 and featured animals with strange and unique adaptations. The exhibit features over 20 different species, plus several interactive areas, including the Learning Lab.

The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and admission is $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $9 for children (ages 2-14). Children under two are free and parking is $3. For more information visit www.akronzoo.org or call (330) 375-2550.

Founded in 1953, the Akron Zoo is a non-profit, world conservation zoo with over 700 animals from around the world. Located just west of Downtown Akron, the zoo strives to connect your life to wildlife while inspiring lifelong learning and conservation action. The Akron Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.

Monday, 14 May 2018 14:43

Groundbreaking for New UA Building

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The University of Akron plans to  break ground tomorrow  near the corner of South Broadway and University Avenue, for their new $5.2 million dollar College of Business Administration, Professional Development Center.

Construction on the new 15 thousand square-foot, two-floor building, is expected to take about a year.

Monday, 14 May 2018 14:35

AUDIO: Living Near a Volcano

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What's it like to live near a volcano, and how are people out in Hawaii coping with it? Ray Horner talked to former Akron resident Chris Beiter, who owns a home on the Big Island, and who has friends who have been evacuated since the Kilauea volcano erupted.

Monday, 14 May 2018 12:35

Expensive Jewelry Stolen From Akron Home

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Akron Police are investigating an expensive heist last Friday, that left a woman without her nearly $30,000 engagement ring! 

According to the report, a burglar, or burlars, hit the home on Jennifer Street in Akron on Friday, May 11th, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., while the victim was at work. 

In addition to the $28,000 ring, other jewelry, including a thousand dollar diamond ring, were taken in the burglary. Police say a suspect entered the home through a rear window, but didn't specify whether it was locked or not. 

Police haven't identified any suspects or leads in the case just yet, but the investigation is ongoing. 

Monday, 14 May 2018 11:20

Deputies, Jail Cleared in Inmate's Death

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Back on September 1st, 2017, Summit County Jail inmate Anthony L. Jones was involved in an altercation with two Sheriff's deputies at the jail. The following day, Jones died in the jail's hospital. 

Shortly after Jones' death, the Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry requested an investigation into the incident, and requested that Stark County investigators conduct the investigation, to avoid any conflict of interest. 

On Monday, the Summit County Sheriff's Office released the following statement regarding that investigation: 

 

In September of 2017, Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry requested the Stark County Sheriff’s
Office to investigate the death of Mr. Anthony L. Jones due to Mr. Jones’ death occurring while
Mr. Jones was incarcerated at the Summit County Jail. Summit County Medical Examiner, Dr.
Lisa Kohler, performed an autopsy on the deceased and the results of the autopsy were signed
and released on February 22, 2018. According to this documentation the cause of death was
Hypoxic/ischemic encephalopathy due to cardiac arrest of uncertain etiology. The manner of
death is listed as UNDETERMINED: Cardiac arrest during active restraint while in custody.
It should be noted how the autopsy does also reflect the following Accessory diagnosis: Clinical
history of schizophrenia, pulmonary emphysema, and Focal moderate atherosclerotic
cardiovascular disease. Further, Mr. Jones had been admitted to Akron General Hospital in 2016
for acute encephalopathy, respiratory failure, rhabdomyolysis, kidney failure, substance abuse
disorder, and hypokalemia. The investigation was completed by the Stark County Sheriff’s
Office and then turned over to the Stark County Prosecutor’s Office for review. We have now
received correspondence from the Stark County Prosecuting Attorney, Mr. John D. Ferrero, that,
his office has reviewed the investigation into the death of Mr. Anthony Jones. Prosecutor Ferrero
explains how documents from the Stark County Sheriff’s Office investigation, were all reviewed,
as well as the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office documents, including the Medical
Examiner’s Report of Autopsy. The Prosecutor ends his communication with, “Based upon our
review of the case, probable cause does not exist for charging criminal liability with respect to
Mr. Jones’ death. Accordingly, we do not believe this matter merits presentation to the Summit
County Grand Jury.” From everything submitted, it has been concluded Mr. Jones suffered
cardiac arrest due to unknown medical origin during this tragic and unfortunate incident.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank the Stark County Sheriff’s Office and the
Stark County Prosecutor’s Office for their professional assistance and thorough investigation and
offers its true condolences to Mr. Jones’ family.
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For questions concerning this release please contact Sheriff Steve Barry at 330-608-2784

This week, we’ll hear about a major automaker using wind power to produce cars and trucks, high tech highways, a new way to train IT pros, and how online consumers are closing both their minds—and their wallets—to in-home delivery.

This Saturday, May 12th, WAKR, WONE, and WQMX, are sponsoring a FREE shredding and safety inspection in our station parking lot at the Akron Radio Center. 

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Akron Police Department, Summit County Sheriff's Office, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be on hand providing safety inspections. No tickets will be given for anyone found to be in violation, but they will be able to tell you what you need to fix. 

In addition, AARP will be at the station offering free shredding services for documents, plus they will take old electronic equipment, such as computers, laptops, and other items; please no tube TV's. 

No RSVP is necessary. Our building is located at 1795 W. Market St. 

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