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Monday, 20 November 2017 11:43

Bank Robber On the Lam in Akron

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Akron police looking for your help are finding the bank robber who hit the Fifth-Third Bank branch at 656 West Market Street on Saturday. They say he passed a note to a teller demanding money, and saying he had a gun. No one was hurt. More details below, from Akron police report.…
Monday, 20 November 2017 11:37

Akron Woman Arrested for Murder after Crash

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A crash in Akron ended with an arrest for murder, according to Akron Police.  On Saturday morning, just after 7 a.m., Police and EMS responded to a single car crash into an abandoned building at 781 Grant Street. When they arrived, they found the 2007 Pontiac G6 had plowed into…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 13:12

OSHA Investigating Tree Trimmer Electrocution

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The Federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration--OSHA--is looking into Tuesday's fatal tree trimming accident in Akron, when two people were electrocuted when the cherry picker in which they were working, came into contact with high voltage wires, on Coventry Street. Police have identified the worker who died, as 38 year…
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:31

Police: Shooting of Affinity Doctor Was Personal

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Massillon Police say that the man who shot a cardiologist in the parking lot of Affinity Medical Center Monday afternoon targeted the doctor because of a shared love interest.  Dr. George Seese was walking out to his vehicle that was parked in the Affinity Medical Center parking lot Monday afternoon.…
Monday, 13 November 2017 12:40

AUDIO James Burdon, Akron Lawyer, Dead of Cancer

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Perhaps the finest compliment a leader in the field can get is they "didn't live to work, they worked to live." Those words from James Burdon's law partner Larry Whitney paint the way the legendary Akron defense lawyer always wanted to be defined. Jim Burdon was 78 and died of…
Thursday, 09 November 2017 05:25

New UA, I PROMISE Campaign Featuring The King

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LeBron James, the Kid from Akron, is the man behind the "I PROMISE" program, which he started back in 2011 in an effort to reduce the number of high school students dropping out of school. Since then, the "I PROMISE" program has partnered with University of Akron, helping kids, from…
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 19:56

State & Local Election Results 2017

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Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has declared a victory, and is celebrating the passage of the  City's .25% income tax increase. _________________________________________ As of 10:46 PM Results on Akron/Summit County races and issues include: Issue #3: Summit County DD (4.5 Mills tax levy renewal, 6 years) Yes: 74,818 (71.97%) No: 29,141 (28.03%) Issue…
Thursday, 26 October 2017 14:42

Kindergarten Student Killed in Accident Identified

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The 5 year old boy who died when he was hit by his parents' car right after being dropped off for kindergarten at St. Francis DeSales School in Coventry earlier this week has been identified. He is Carter Andes, of Green, and the Summit County Medical Examiner's office says he…
Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:44

Summit Metro Parks Fire Rogue Ranger

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Summit County Metro Parks said in a statement Thursday that they've fired Park Ranger Jeffrey Axner, 33, following an investigation into a bizarre incident last month that left an elderly Akron couple bruised and in handcuffs in their driveway.  According to reports, the couple was driving through the Metro Parks on…
Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:46

Runaway Boy Found Safe

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Mansfield Police say 16 year old Trenton M. Schoenman,  reported missing earlier today, has been found and is safe.
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 05:40

Police Seek Info On Bar Shooting

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Akron police are asking for your help identifying four people who might have information about a fatal shooting last Friday at the Halftime Sports Pub on South Main. Police found 26 year old Darian Hardison dead, and another man--28 year old Derrick Comby--wounded--shot in the leg. Anyone with information about…
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 11:54

Child Hit, Killed Outside St. Francis De Sales

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a five-year-old boy from the City of Green who was hit by a car outside St. Francis De Sales School Tuesday morning has died.  Sheriff's Office Inspector Bill Holland tells 1590 WAKR that the boy was a student at the school and…
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 06:40

Endangered Missing Child Alert--CANCELLED

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An endangered missing child alert has been cancelled now, for a 7 year old boy who was taken from his home in Trumbull County by his non-custodial father. Authorities said they believed Aaryn Bickel was in danger. He's been found safe now. He's described as white, with blond hair and…
Friday, 20 October 2017 08:46

University of Akron Gets $20 Million Donation

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The grandaughter of the founder of the Quaker Oats company--Jean Hower Taber, has given the University of Akron its biggest ever donation---$20 million dollars. University President, Matthew Wilson, says three quarters of the money will be used for scholarships for students studying Audiology, and for students in their Honors College.…
Friday, 13 October 2017 09:37

UPDATE: Summa St. Thomas Still Closed

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Update: Summa St. Thomas Hospital in Akron is still closed after the fire that started in the basement early Friday morning.  No one was injured, as medical staff and first responders were able to evacuate patients and staff in time, but there is severe smoke damage throughout much of the…
Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:43

APD Looking for Robbery Suspect

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Akron Police are looking for a suspect they say robbed the Copley News on Copley Road at gunpoint on Tuesday, October 10th, just after 2 p.m.  The suspect (pictured) is a black male, between 18 and 29-years-old, about 5'10", with black hair and brown eyes.  APD is asking anyone who…
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