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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 11:29

Argument Between Two Men, Woman Leads to Shooting

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We have an update on the shooting in Akron's West Hill neighborhood this morning. According to the report, just before 5 this morning Akron Police responded to the 300 block of Gold Street near Nickel, on a call about a shooting. There were two male victims that were shot; one…
Monday, 15 January 2018 11:27

Akron Police Involved in Shootout with Suspect

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Akron Police were called to a home in the 1300 block of Waterloo Road Friday night around 11:30 about a man with a gun, inside the home, acting irradically, possibly on drugs, and threatening to shoot someone.  The female caller, who hasn't been identified, said that Michael Higgins (pictured) was…
Friday, 12 January 2018 11:52

Former Akron Police Chief Nice Charged

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Former Akron Police Chief James Nice has formally been charged after a months-long investigation by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office into his inappropriate behavior while on the job for the City of Akron.  The charge is Attempted Unauthorized Use of a Police Database, a first-degree misdemeanor. The WAKR Newsroom has…
Friday, 12 January 2018 10:49

SCPH Releases Updated Flu Numbers

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Summit County Public Health has released an update on the Flu Status in our area, warning residents the bug has gone widespread. The Department is reporting 5 deaths in our area; 4 adults, and 1 child. They're urging everyone to get their flu shot, that there is still time. Below is…
Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:36

Small Plane Crashes in Wadsworth

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A single engine plane crashed near the Wadsworth Municipal Airport, according to multiple reports. It happened in the area of Route 57 and Seville Road around 11:30 this morning. An airport spokesperson tells Channel 3 News that the plane was coming in for a landing, and came in too low,…
Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:04

Former Portage County Employee Sues Sheriff's Office

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A former employee at the Portage County Family and Community Services is suing the deparment, the Portage County Sheriff's Office, and a former Sheriff's Major, claiming she was forced to quit her job after she was sexually harrassed by that major. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Akron,…
Thursday, 11 January 2018 10:21

Renacci Leaves Governors Race for OH Senate Race

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U.S. Representative Jim Renacci is dropping Ohio Governor's Race to challenge Sherrod Brown in the U.S. Senate Race in Ohio. In a statement released Thursday, Renacci said he attended a meeting at the White House earlier this week, when he was asked to drop out of the Governor's race, and run…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:48

Gun Indictments Soar in 2017 Across No. Ohio

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The U.S. Attorney's Office out of Cleveland has released data from 2017 regarding gun indictments, and the report is showing a drastic jump in cases across Northern Ohio.  In 2017, 202 people across the northern part of the statewere indicted on gun charges. That is an increase from 105 the…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:38

New Court Program To Battle Opiod Addiction

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Summit County Common Pleas Court has partnered with Greenleaf Family Center, to provides addiction and mental health assessments for low-risk criminal offenders, in an effort to steer them into intervention and recovery--instead of jail. Judge Amy Corrigall Jones explains, ""If you address the underlying issues, albeit drugs and alcohol, mental illness,…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:36

Medina Issues NEXUS Pipeline Construction Permits

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Medina County has agreed to issue construction permits for the NEXUS natural gas pipeline, in exchange for the pipeline company agreeing to put up $6.5 million dollars in bonds, that will cover the county for road and bridge repairs. Medina Gazette reporting county officials say they'll only need to dip into…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:34

Fire Destroys Stow Wendy's

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The Stow Fire Department says they still don't know what caused the Wendy's on Graham Road to burn to the ground last night. Firefighters from Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, and Monroe Falls helped battle the flames for eight hours last night, but were hampered by the cold weather and icy conditions. No…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:33

US Supreme Court Hears Voter Roll Purge Arguments

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Ohio Secretary of State John Husted is in Washington today, where the US Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on whether or not it was legal for his office to purge voter rolls of the names of people who hadn't voted in a few years, and who couldn't be found…
Friday, 05 January 2018 05:19

Missing Adult Alert for Massillon Man

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A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Massillon Police Department for Stark County and surrounding counties: Carroll, Columbiana, Holmes, Mahoning, Portage, Summit, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.Information as of: January 5, 2018 at 1:30 AMBe on the lookout for a missing adult. On January 4, 2018 at 5:00 PM, Mr.…
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 09:59

Akron Enters Deal to Protect Your Service Lines

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The following is a press release from the City of Akron:    The City of Akron has partnered with Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) to offer homeowners optional residential external water service line warranties. The coverage is voluntary and available at affordable monthly or annual prices. Founded in 2003,…
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 09:41

"Warming Center" Hours Extended Through Saturday

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The cold isn't going anywhere, so the City of Akron has extended hours for four local community centers throughout the city that have been converted into "Warming Centers" for those stuck outside in the dangerous cold.  Below is the press release from the City of Akron, including a statement from…
Friday, 29 December 2017 09:38

Staying Warm This Weekend In Akron

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The city of Akron is keeping three community centers open later than usual through the holiday weekend, to help people who need somewhere warm to stay. They are Mason Park, Patterson Park, and Summit Lake community centers--all staying open until 10 PM, because of the cold weather--even on New Year's…
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