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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 11:42

Still No Mega Millions Winner

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Still no winner in the Mega Millions after Tuesday night's drawing, and with that the jackpot has jumped another $201 Million to roughly $900,000,000, and is expected to grow even larger with increased Lotto sales.  The winning numbers for Tuesday's $667 Million pot were 3-45-49-61-69 and Mega Ball 9.  As…
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 12:26

Life Sentence in Halftime Pub Double Shooting

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Queitin Tyler, 34, of Akron has been sentenced to life in prison by Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Alison McCarty for the fatal shooting of Darian Hardison outside of the Halftime Sports Pub in Akron on October 20, 2017.  According to court documents, Tyler got into an argument with…
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 07:12

CONTAMINATED WATER: Village of Windham

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(Portage County Health) The Village of Windham is issuing a water use advisory for sensitive populations experiencing discolored water.  Infants (one year and younger) and nursing or pregnant women should not drink the water.   Bottled water is available at the Windham Fire Station. If you are unable to pick up water, please…
Monday, 15 October 2018 12:42

UPDATE: MAPS Theft Suspects Arrested

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office says they've arrested two men accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and other items from the MAPS Air Museum in Green.  The alleged theft happened back on October 3rd, when the two teenages walked in, one acting as a lookout and the…
Monday, 15 October 2018 10:33

Serious Crash Closes I-71 Sunday

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I-71 South was closed for about six hours Sunday afternoon into the evening after a multi-vehicle crash involving a semi near Route 18 in Montville Township. Reports are the accident started in the Northbound lanes of 71, when the driver of the semi truck swerved to the left and hit…
Monday, 15 October 2018 09:36

Gas Prices Falling in Akron

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Gas prices in Akron are down nearly 12 cents over the past week, averaging out at $2.60 per gallon of regular unleaded, as of Sunday night. That's 9 cents less than the Cleveland area, and 8 cents below the statewide average. Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy.com says that the Great Lakes…
Thursday, 11 October 2018 11:54

Bitting Sentenced to Life in 4-Yr-Old's Death

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Darnell Bitting, 32, of Akron will spend the rest of his life in prison for the shooting death of 4-year-old Janaya Swain back in February outside his Akron home. Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Christine Croce handed down the sentence Wednesday, adding that Bitting will not be eligible for…
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 08:43

JACKPOT! No Winner in Tuesday Mega Millions

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Still a lot of lottery cash to be claimed as there was no winner in Tuesday night's Mega Millions jackpot drawing, pushing Friday night's jackpot to a whopping $548 Million!  That's the third largest prize in Mega Millions history; the largest being the $656 Million that three winners shared back…
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 11:19

Victim Shot Along 77 in Coventry Township

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was shot multiple times along I-77 near Wilbeth Road in Coventry Township Saturday night, just before 10 p.m. According to the release, Deputies responded to a one-car accident in that same area, where they found a silver BMW that has…
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 09:24

Rock Hall Names Nominees for 2019

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland revelaed the list of nominees for the 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Class Tuesday morning, including six first-time nominees:  First-time nominees:  Devo Def Leppard John Prine Roxy Music Stevie Nicks Todd Rundgren Returning Nominees: Janet Jackson Kraftwerk LL Cool…
Monday, 08 October 2018 12:29

Canton Detective Honored by DOJ

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The Department of Justice is recognizing the efforts of local law enforcement in the fight against opioid addiciton, honoring Canton Police Detective Mike Rastetter and the work of the department's Stark Outreach Support team. The S.O.S. team consists of Detective Rastetter, who works VICE, a social worker and a nurse…
Monday, 08 October 2018 09:06

Gas Prices Up in Akron

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Akron gas prices jumped a little more than 9 cents over the past week, according to GasBuddy.com's weekly survey of local stations. The current average for a gallon of regular unleaded in the Akron area is sitting at $2.75.  See the full press release below:  (GasBuddy.com) Akron, OH, October 8-…
Friday, 05 October 2018 08:47

UA Students Suing School Over Accreditation Loss

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Thirteen current and former University of Akron students are suing the University because the marriage counseling and therapy program in which they were enrolled, lost dual accreditation. According to the report from Cleveland.com, $25,000 in damages is being sought. The group of students claim they lost money by having to…
Thursday, 04 October 2018 12:20

Huntington Bank Closing Dozens of Branches

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Huntington Bank is closing 70 branches across the nation, including 30 in Ohio, several around Akron. No word yet on when or how many employees will be affected. Below is the full list of Northeast Ohio branches that will be closing:  Ashtabula County:260 East Main St., Andover888 Lake Ave., Ashtabula6254…
Thursday, 04 October 2018 10:49

Akron Man Sentenced in Human Trafficking Case

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Darren Townsend, 38, of Akron, pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in persons, six counts of promoting prostitution, three counts of compelling prostitution, and one count of corrupting another with drugs. He was facing up to 38 years in prison if he were convicted on all of the charges he…
Thursday, 04 October 2018 10:45

APD Getting $1M for Cold Case Rape Kits in Akron

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(City of Akron) The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, awarded  the City of Akron a 3-year Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grant. The purpose of the grant is to develop a multidisciplinary working group that will be trained in a victim centered, trauma informed approach to review, prioritize,…
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