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Sunday, 15 November 2015 20:33

Family, Friends Pay Tribute to Justin Winebrenner

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Rob Winebrenner, father of slain Akron police officer Justin Winebrenner, said he has forgiven the man who took his son away from him. "I said I can forgive him so I can move on. I wish it didn't happen that night. I wish he would gone home and stayed home,…
Saturday, 14 November 2015 09:29

Uniontown House Fire Kills One

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A woman is dead, her daughter and a Uniontown police officer injured after an early morning blaze today on Cleveland Avenue North near State Route 619. Officer Joshua Pirogowicz scaled to a balcony near a window where the victim was reportedly waiting for help, but the Canton Repository reports he…
Saturday, 14 November 2015 06:33

Auerbach, Band Safe In Paris

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The world still processing the Paris attacks, including Akron. Akron native and Black Keys band member Dan Auerbach's latest project, "The Arcs," played in Paris last night on their European tour. Family and friends say all are OK and were on their way out of Paris following their show at…
Thursday, 12 November 2015 17:21

NTSB: Engines Removed In Akron Plane Crash

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The National Transportation Safety Board has provided another update into that jet crash into an Ellet apartment building that killed 9 people aboard. NTSB vice-chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr says that significant parts of the Hawker jet have been taken away for examination. "Both engines have been removed for further inspection off-site,"…
An Akron man has been charged by the U.S. Government that he supported the ISIL group on social media, including posting a graphic with claimed personal information and addresses of military members. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 25 year-old Terrence J. McNeil of Akron appeared in U.S. District Court on…
Thursday, 12 November 2015 13:02

ODOT Ready For Snow

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"Be ready, it's coming." Those words from Ohio Department of Transportation's Justin Chesnic in reference to snow, ice, sleet or any combination that makes driving challenging. District 4, which includes Summit, Portage and Stark counties held its annual readiness event this morning to make sure all the trucks and equipment…
Thursday, 12 November 2015 12:37

Red Cross Assisting Families Affected By Plane Crash

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While the investigation continues into the deadly Akron plane crash that took the lives of all nine people on board, the American Red Cross is actively offering their support to the 11 families who were affected by the damage left behind. "We provided initial assistance to those families. Right now,…
Thursday, 12 November 2015 11:37

Wind Advisory In Effect

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There's a wind advisory today for several Northeast Ohio communities, including Summit, Stark, Portage and Medina counties. The National Weather Service reports wind gusts could hit up to 55 miles per hour. The advisory is in effect until 10 tonight. "As far as this time of year, this is what…
Canton paramedics say four children and one adult were hospitalized with what are being called "minor injuries" after a school bus crash. NewsChannel 5 reports that the school bus and a pickup truck crashed at the intersection of 27th Street and Fletcher Avenue on Canton's Northeast side on Wednesday afternoon.…
It's now official: nine dead from yesterday's jet crash on approach to Akron Fulton Airport. Lt. Bill Haymaker of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said all of the victims were on the jet's manifest from Ft. Lauderdale to Dayton, then Akron. Officials said not all of the victims may be…
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 08:40

The Future Of Fulton

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Questions on whether Akron should keep and maintain Fulton Municipal Airport arising again in the wake of the worst air disaster in the history of Summit County. Akron city council's Bob Hoch represents Ward 6, which covers much of the area around the airport and the Ellet neighborhood. He says…
Thursday, 12 November 2015 07:05

City Preps Ash Tree For Removal

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At 150 years old -- give or take a few years -- one of Akron's oldest residents is about to come down. A White Ash tree at the corner of West Exchange and Elmdale had served as a rallying cry for the neighborhood over a decade ago when safety concerns…
Officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed Tuesday night that there were no survivors after a small plane crashed into an apartment building near Mogadore and Skelton roads. While the identities and number of victims haven't been released, the plane's owner confirmed that there were nine people onboard the…
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 12:21

Empty Shelter Refills

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Finding an empty animal shelter is rare, but it is possible. Just ask officials with Summit County Animal Control. The 6th Annual Summit County Adopt-A-Thon over the weekend found a home for every single animal at the shelter. "We put all of the animals, dogs and cats, up for adoption for…
An Akron man will get three-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to felony meth charges. 25 year-old Nicholas Anton was arrested after Akron police were called to apartments on Kimlyn Circle in August - after reports that a one year-old child was walking alone in the complex and eating…
Monday, 09 November 2015 16:20

Norton Man Gets Prison For Overseas Sex Charges

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A Norton man will spend over 7 years in prison for sexually assulting minors overseas. The U.S. Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Ohio says 25 year-old Corey L. Bryant has been sentenced for sex charges involving three minors in Honduras between 2011 and 2014. Bryant pleaded guilty to…
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