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UPDATE: The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is reporting that Jacari Woodley was returned to his home safely. No further details were available.
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.
Endangered Missing Child
(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
DOB: 10/18/2015 2 Yrs old
HEIGHT: 2'0" WEIGHT: 26 lbs
LAST SEEN DATE: 05/17/2018 06:00 AM
SUSPECT: Jasmine Tyree
DOB: 10/24/1989 28 Yrs old
HEIGHT: 5'7" WEIGHT: 140 lbs
She has multiple tattoos on her arms.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
******END OF RELEASE*********
For questions concerning this release please contact Sheriff Steve Barry at 330-608-2784
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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.
Akron Police believe they have the man who stole an AMR Ambulance from St. Thomas Hospital early Tuesday morning.
According to the APD report, officers responded to the hospital at 444 North Main Street Tuesday around 1:30 a.m., regarding a stolen medical unit. An EMS worker, employed by Physicians and Surgeons (AMR), told them that while they were dropping off a patient inside the hospital, someone jumped into their ambulance and drove off.
While taking a report at St. Thomas, APD Officers were notified of an accident involving an ambulance at Merriman Road and Treaty Line Road. The suspect reportedly crashed the ambulance into a utility pole and then fled the scene.
Later Tuesday morning, around 3:30 a.m., officers were called to the University of Akron, Polsky's Parking Deck about a suspicious person. Shortly after, APD found 32-year-old Durelle Johnson of Cuyahoga Falls. With him, Johnson had a backpack with him that contained medical supplies that was taken from the EMS unit.
Johnson is currenly charged with receiving stolen property, but is facing additional charges pending the investigation, according to APD.
Akron fire has confirmed that one person is dead after Monday morning house fire at 675 Grant Street, near the University of Akron.
The victim, identified as 26-year-old Kevin McCollum of Grant Street, was found in a second floor bedroom, while two other people who lived in the home made it out. It is believed that the fire started in that bedroom where firefighters found McCollum, around 4:45 a.m. Monday.
McCollum was a former University of Akron student, attending from August 2010 through December 2015. While initial reports indicated that the home was occupied by University of Akron students, a spokesman for UA clarified that none of the residents of the home were current students at the school. In addition to McCollum, another resident had graduated from UA in the Spring of 2016. The third never attended the school.
Meanwhile, the investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
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An female Akron taxi driver was pepper sprayed by a female passenger early Monday morning, according to an APD report.
The driver, who works for Rides-4-Less, picked up two women along Noah Avenue, and after driving for about half a mile, one of them sprayed her in the face while the other reached over the seat and grabbed her purse. Both passengers then jumped out of the back and ran.
This is the second Rides-4-Less driver that's been robbed in the past few months; a driver back in October was hit with a stun-gun.
Cleveland, OH—The Cleveland Indians will resume tours of Progressive Field on Tuesday, May 1, with all proceeds benefiting Cleveland Indians Charities.
Tours will run through Saturday, Sept. 1 and will take place Monday-Saturday with the exceptions of holidays and day home games.
The tours will begin and end at the Team Shop and will be offered at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. On days when the team is on the road or is idle, a 1:30 p.m. tour will also be offered.
Fans can go behind the scenes to explore the most popular areas at the ballpark, including many typically not available to fans on game days.
Those areas include (subject to change):
Tours are available in several packages:
o Additional tickets are available at $10 each.
Tour tickets can be purchased online at Indians.com/tours, in person at the Progressive Field Team Shop or ticket office or over the phone by calling 216.420.HITS.
Since Progressive Field opened in 1994, hundreds of thousands of patrons have toured Progressive Field and benefited Cleveland Indians Charities (CIC). CIC is the self-sustaining charitable arm of the Cleveland Indians that concentrates on creative partnerships with select organizations that focus on youth education and recreation. Since its inception in 1989, CIC has donated more than $10 million to youth-oriented agencies and organizations throughout Northeast Ohio.