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Tuesday, 08 December 2015 11:04

Council May Remove Phones

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How often do you feel ignored when you are talking about something that is seemingly important and the person you're talking to is staring at their phone? Akron City Council is trying to avoid that problem by banning cell phone use by council members during regular or committee meetings, outside…
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 11:52

UPDATE VIDEO 21-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Akron

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Updated 1:34 p.m. Police say the gunman pictured in the surveillance video below appears to be one of the two people who robbed two Family Dollar stores on Saturday night by pistol-whipping employees. They say one suspect could be a female. Akron CrimeStoppers is offering a reward in the crimes. NewsChannel…
Monday, 07 December 2015 17:44

LeBron Signs Lifetime Deal With Nike

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LeBron James and Nike are hooking up for life. Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that LeBron has signed a "guaranteed, life time endorsement deal" with the shoe and athletic giant that has been his partner for his entire NBA career. A source tells Cleveland.com that the deal was "the largest"…
Monday, 07 December 2015 11:43

AMATS Director To Become City's New Planning Director

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The director of the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study is leaving his position to become the city's new planning director. Akron Mayor-elect Dan Horrigan announced that Jason Segedy, director of AMATS for the past seven years, will take over the new position in January. Current AMATS planning administrator Curtis Baker…
Monday, 07 December 2015 11:26

College Of Wooster Cancels Classes After 2nd Bomb Threat

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The College of Wooster canceled classes Monday after receiving two bomb threats in one day. Officials were forced to close academic buildings on campus as authorities investigate yet another threat. The first bomb threat was reported Sunday night. The second threat was reported around 9 a.m. Police searched through the…
Monday, 07 December 2015 10:55

Hanukkah Begins

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Hanukkah began Sunday night.  Although there are different interpretations of similar stories, Beth El Congregation's Rabbi Stephen Grundfast says the eight-day Jewish celebration has historical roots in a series of miracles and a fight for religious freedom, something that is no less important in modern times. "The miracle was that people fought…
Monday, 07 December 2015 09:57

VIDEO Scoreboard At Progressive Field To Be Replaced

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The Cleveland Indians announced Monday that the more than 10-year-old scoreboard at Progressive Field will be replaced with a new high-definition screen. The new scoreboard will measure 59-feet high by 221-feet wide and will include a new sound system for the 2016 season. Renovations are still underway at the stadium…
Monday, 07 December 2015 06:02

Tree Of Lights Worth $37K

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The WQMX Tree of Lights is fully lit and that means a nice donation from the community to Haven of Rest Ministries. People donated money to light a bulb or a strand of lights that form the shape of a three story tall tree on the front of our building…
Sunday, 06 December 2015 21:57

Akron Man Carrying Rifle Sparks Conversation About Guns

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Daniel Kovacevic, the man who's been walking around Akron with a rifle on his back, and more than a dozen of gun-activists held a gun rally Sunday to have a conversation about the second amendment and their right to bear arms. "This is the first time that I've ever done…
Saturday, 05 December 2015 11:33

Man Shot, Killed in Akron

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Akron police are investigating the shooting death of a man on the city's west side Friday night. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office reports a man was shot at a home on Storer Avenue and was pronounced dead at the scene around 8:30 p.m. Further details and the victim's identity…
Saturday, 05 December 2015 07:10

Richfield Christmas Tree Damaged, Police Looking For Vandals

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Richfield police are offering a $500 reward for anyone with information on the person who damaged a Christmas tree in the village's town square. Police Chief Keith Morgan posted photos of the damage on his Facebook page. Officials said the tree will not survive after the holidays. The reward is…
Saturday, 05 December 2015 06:35

UPDATE Freezing Fog Advisory Issued

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UPDATE 9:45a - The Freezing Fog Advisory has been extended. The advisory is in effect until noon.    ----   The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Fog Advisory for Summit, Stark, Portage, and Trumbull counties until 10 a.m.    NWS reports the combination of dense fog and colder…
Friday, 04 December 2015 16:57

Gymnastics Coach Indicted On Child Sex Charges

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A youth gymnastics coach has been indicted on three counts of Gross Sexual Imposition. The Summit County Prosecutor's Office says 28 year-old Derek Waskowski of Stow was indicted by a Summit County Grand Jury. He is charged with inappropriate sexual contact with a 10 year old girl who was taking…
Friday, 04 December 2015 16:52

Akron Fugitive Arrested After Over Three Years

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A fugitive on the run from Akron since 2012 is back in custody. The U.S. Marshal's Office Violent Fugitive Task Force and Akron police say they caught up with 29 year-old Shawn Johnson on Lumiere Street in Akron on Thursday night. He has been a suspect in a shooting in…
Friday, 04 December 2015 13:54

UPDATE Coventry Schools Placed In Fiscal Emergency

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Coventry Local Schools is being placed in fiscal emergency. The district has been in a fiscal watch for over 18 years, a situation that state auditor Dave Yost says isn't getting any better. "They're looking at pretty close to a million dollar deficit this year," Auditor Yost tells WAKR.net, "and they…
A Mogadore man is charged with trafficking and growing marijuana after police discovered it at his home. Mogadore Police were called to the Curtis Street home of 66 year old William Moore on Wednesday, after reports from witnesses who saw someone going into the house through a window. Mogadore police…
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