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Wednesday, 20 March 2019 05:53

Akron's Infant Mortality Rate Drops

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Akron's infant mortality rate has decreased by nearly 9 percent since 2016, according to a data revealed at Mayor Dan Horrigan's third annual Health Equity Summit Tuesday. The group Full Term First Birthday, created in 2017 at the direction of the mayor, has released details of their three-year strategic plan…
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 10:43

APD: Man Robbed of Cellphone in Broad Daylight

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An 18-year-old man was robbed of his cellphone in broad daylight Monday afternoon, around 3:30 at the intersection of Kenmore Boulevard and 13th Street Southwest. The victim told Akron Police that a man walked up behind him, put him in a chokehold and slammed him to the ground, before taking…
Springfield Township Police have a new member of the team: K-9 Brodie! The German Shepherd all the way from Jessen, Germany, was introduced last with alongside his handler, Officer Shawn Brady. The two will be attending an extensive, 6-week training in Wapakoneta, Ohio, and then Brodie will be ready to…
Monday, 18 March 2019 04:56

UPDATE: Missing Tallmadge Teen Found Safe

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UPDATE: Tallmadge Police say Destiny Pritchett was found safe. Word from the department is that she ran awway last week.  --  The Tallmadge Police Department is asking for the public's help finding missing 17-year-old Destiny Pritchett.  According to a release, Pritchett was first reported missing on March 13th. The circumstances,…
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 08:06

UPDATE: 100 Cars Involved in Rt. 8 Pile Up

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UPDATE: A few more details from Tuesday's massive pile-up on Route 8 in Hudson, as officials now say that 25 people were transported to nearby hospitals with varying injuries. Still none that were life-threatening. Now, the estimated number of cars involved are more like 100, opposed to the 60 initially reported…
Friday, 01 March 2019 05:08

Temporary Boil Water Advisory for Fairlawn Hts.

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(City of Akron) As a result of work being performed by a contractor of the City of Fairlawn, an Akron water line at the intersection of Waltham and Wyant Roads was inadvertently damaged.  The City of Akron Water Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for certain customers located…
Thursday, 28 February 2019 12:37

Galonski Focuses on Human Trafficking

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Today is the 10th annual Human Trafficking Awareness day at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Jeanne Destro talked to State Representative Tavia Galonski of Akron, who is pushing for some new laws to fight the problem.
Thursday, 28 February 2019 12:33

State of the Akron Public Schools

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Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James is delivered his State of the Schools address today, which in part focused on partnerships with the local business community, that will help students find jobs after graduation. They include career training opportunities through Akron Children's Hospital, at North High School, and the operning…
Thursday, 28 February 2019 05:51

Dog at Akron Animal Rescue for Three Years

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Luna was supposed to be euthanized before she was pulled from a Columbus shelter and brought to Akron... That was three years ago!  See her story below: 
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 11:37

Rite Aid Educating APS Students on Rx Drugs

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The opioid epidemic has resulted in virtually countless casualties across the nation, in Ohio, and right here in Akron. One of the unfortunate realities of drug addiction is that it spares no one in its path, claiming victims of all ages, including high school students.  Faced with the staggering statistics,…
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 05:14

County Offering Storm Damage Tax Relief

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If you live in Summit County and suffered damage to your home during the wind storm that blew through Northeast Ohio Sunday and early Monday, the County Fiscal Officer has your back! WKYC's reporting that Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise has announced real estate tax relief is available to property…
Monday, 25 February 2019 09:20

Fugitive of the Week: ARRESTED

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UPDATE: Shortly after the U.S. Marshals released reward information for Tyrell Dumas, he turned himself in to Medina Police.  --  The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is asking the public's help finding the Fugitive of the Week, Tyrell Dumas of Medina. Dumas is wanted on a burglary charge out…
Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:24

Woman Overdosed with Baby in the Back Seat

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On Wednesday afternoon, Akron Police Officers responded to a call of a woman overdosing at a gas station on Mogadore Road about noon, according to the report. When they arrived, they found the woman passed out in the front passenger seat of a Buick and an 11 month old baby…
Thursday, 21 February 2019 05:13

HELP Find Geronimo a Furever Home

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Last week there was hope when Geronimo, the pit bull terrier who had been at the Humane Society of Summit County Shelter for more than eleven hundred days, was adopted! Unfortunately, and at no fault of the adopting family, Geronimo's forever home didn't last, and now he's back to the…
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 11:34

METRO RTA Will Train You!

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First time bus rider? Not sure where to start?  Never fear, METRO RTA is here:  See more now at METRORTA.org. 
Friday, 15 February 2019 07:55

Portage Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder

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UPDATE: The Portage County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Michael Bussinger is being treated at the burn unit at an Akron-area hospital, but there was not update on his condition yet this morning. Meanwhile, 45-year-old Jay E. Brannon, the suspect who reportedly had a metal can filled with a flammable liquid that he…
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