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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…
Friday, 15 February 2019 05:59

Trooper, Others Injured in "Move Over" Crash

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An Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper and two others were injured, and the trooper's cruiser destroyed, when a commercial semi truck slammed into the vehicle that was parked along I-77 in Stark County Thursday. The Patrol posted an update, and photo, to Facebook after the accident, reminding everyone that it…
Thursday, 14 February 2019 05:19

This Valentine's Day, Zippy Finds Love

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Love is in the air for one of our favorite local mascots... Well, TWO of them... 
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:26

APD: Suspected Bank Robber Arrested

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Tuesday afternoon a man walked into the PNC Bank at 181 Massillon Road, armed with a knife, demanding money. He jumped the counter and proceeded down the line of tellers, taking money from each of the cash drawers and stuffing it into a backpack he was wearing on his chest. …
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:10

Akron Zoo Mourns the Loss of Beloved Otter

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(Akron Zoo) The Akron Zoo is sad to announce the passing of their male river otter, Porthos. Porthos went into cardiac arrest during a routine exam and passed away after CRP efforts were not able to revive him. From the results of the necropsy (an animal autopsy) and related analysis,…
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:54

UPDATE: Woman, Abductor Dead in KY

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UPDATE: Multipe reports from news outlets are that both Skylar Williams and her alleged abductor Ty'rell Pounds are dead following a possible shootout with police in, or near Louisville, Kentucky on Tuesday.  A recent Facebook post from Pounds indicates the two were in a relationship and having trouble, including a…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 11:58

Firestone Racing Committed to Akron Through 2025

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INDYCAR and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced a five-year partnership extension for the Firestone brand to continue serving as the sole tire supplier and Official Tire of the NTT IndyCar® Series through 2025. The agreement, which includes continued rights for Firestone as the Official Tire of the Indianapolis 500®,…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 08:44

Former Mayor Might Run as Independent

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Former Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic won't run against current Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan in the Democratic primary, but he says he's thinking about running in the general election--as an Independent. Listen here to this live, exclusive interview on the Ray Horner Show.    
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 12:53

Akron Police Ramp Up Recruiting Efforts

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Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has announced changes to the process for recruiting police, fire, and EMS, including an increase in the maximum age for new hires. As of Monday, the maximum age to be hired as a police officer is up from 35 to 40, while the max age to be…
Monday, 04 February 2019 12:36

APD Looking for Attempted, Robbery Suspect

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Akron Police are investigating one attempted robbery and another actual robbery, both committed Friday night within a couple of hours of one another and within just about 5 miles of one another, too.  First, just after 7 o'clock Friday night, a man wearing a ski mask walked into Two Monk's…
Thursday, 31 January 2019 05:53

Infant Ibuprofen Recall Expanded

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A recall of infant ibuprofen has been expanded by Tris Pharma Incorporated, according to a report. The New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company first recalled the infant ibuprofen drops back in November last year due to a higher concentration of ibuprofen in the drug than it was labeled, some doses as high…
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 08:37

USPS Cancels Some NEO Postal Services Amid Cold

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The United States Postal Service announced Tuesday night that carriers covering certain parts of Northeast Ohio and beyond will not deliver mail Wednesday, January 30th, as high temperatures are not even expected to hit zero degrees in most areas.  Areas with the following 3-digit zip code beginnings will not be…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 13:51

Akron Mayor On Possible Plusquellic Challenge

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Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan is responding to the possibility that former Mayor Don Plusquellic might run against him, noting in part that Plusquellic's "bitterness and stale personal feudes with council members, the local paper, and even federal decision makers poisoned his ability to lead the city".But he says, he says…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 13:42

City of Akron Still Dealing with Cyber Attack

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The City of Akron is still dealing with last week's cyber attack, letting residents know some systems are still off line, as they try to make sure all their equipment is free of the virus that took down part of the city's network. The City’s online 3-1-1 portal is currently…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:21

Help Find Missing Mansfield Teen Girl

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The National Center for Missing & Exploited children asking for your help locating 17 year old Khiajah Habeen Ullah who's been missing from her home in Mansfield, since November 17th.  They say She may still be in the local area or she may have traveled to Akron, OH. She is…
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