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Monday, 09 October 2017 12:04

OH Teen Killed in Summit County Crash

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly crash in Coventry Township early Sunday morning.  According to the report, a 17-year-old boy was ejected from the car he was riding in after an accident just after 2 a.m. Sunday. Once the boy was ejected, he was hit by multiple…
Friday, 06 October 2017 11:56

Green HS Briefly on Modified Lockdown Friday

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On Friday morning, just after 8 a.m., Green High School was placed on "modified lockdown" after a social media threat.  Inspector Bill Holland with the Summit County Sheriff's Office says a 17-year-old male student of Green High made threats and posted pictures students online. Holland said that the student claimed…
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 11:55

Norton-Barberton Shooter Injured, Arrested

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The 911 call came in to Norton Police just about 7 p.m. Tuesday; reports of a man with a long rifle standing underneath a covered storage unit at the Barber Road Storage facility in Norton.  There were no reports of "shots fired" at the time.  Norton Police, Barberton Police, and…
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:17

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Akron Stabbing

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Akron Police have arrested Crystal Bruce, 33, of Garfield Street, in the death of a man found with a stab wound to his chest on an Akron porch early Tuesday morning.  Tuesday, around 12:45 a.m., APD was called to the home in the 700 block of Garfield Street. Upon arrival…
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 08:44

Deputies Look For Subway Thief

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Summit County deputies looking for a man who claimed he had a weapon when he stuck up the Subway restaurant on Massillon Road in Green. He got away with cash; witnesses and surveillance photos showed him wearing a cap with a "John Deere" patch and a white Ford F-150 pickup.…
Monday, 25 September 2017 11:36

Woman Found Stabbed in Falls Apartment, Dies

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Cuyahoga Falls Police are investigating the second murder in the city within the past two months.  The Medical Examiner's Office and Police say a 27-year-old woman was found stabbed inside an apartment in the Falls in the 1000 block of Howe Avenue about 7:15 p.m. Saturday. The victim suffered multiple…
Saturday, 23 September 2017 12:34

Winners Crowned At Akron Marathon

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More than 9,000 runners from 46 states and 12 countries took to the Blue Line in unseasonably warm conditions Saturday for the 15th running of the Akron Marathon. Blair Teal of Charlotte, North Carolina avenged his runner up finish in last year's marathon by winning in 2:23:39. Verrelle Wyatt of…
The family of Anthony Jones, 36, along with the Akron Organizing Collaborative community group, is planning a vigil Friday night outside of the Summit County Jail.  Jones, who was an inmate in the jail, died on September 2nd after an altercation with two Summit County Sheriff's Deputies inside the jail.…
Friday, 22 September 2017 10:13

Life Without Parole for Akron Rapist

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Convicted Akron rapist Roland Pyle, 52, was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, according to Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.  Pyle's victim came forward to a school counselor recently, alleging that Pyle raped her back in 2013 on her 11th birthday. Pyle was charged with one count of…
Thursday, 21 September 2017 12:44

Gymnastics Coach Gets Probation for Imposition

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Derek Waskowski, 30, of Stow, was sentenced to five years probation Wednesday, after pleading guilty to inappropriate contact with a 10-year-old girl while he was a gymnastics instructor. The incident happened back in 2015 when Waskowski worked for Little Leapers in Hudson. A Hudson Police report details the contact made…
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 10:18

Prade Remains in Jail on OH Supreme Ct. Ruling

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In a 5-1 ruling Wednesday, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in favor of Summit County Prosecutor's decision to uphold a 2014 ruling that put convicted murder, and former Akron Police Captain Douglas Prade back in prison.  Back in 2013, new DNA testing of a lab coat Prade's former wife, Dr.…
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 11:19

Craigslist Killer Appeals Death Sentence

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Richard Beasley, who was sentenced to death for the murders of three men he lured to a southern Ohio property through a Craigslist Ad for a job, is appealing his sentence to the Ohio Supreme Court. Beasley, who posted the ads from a room he rented in Akron, claims he…
Monday, 18 September 2017 09:14

APD Investigating Shooting in U of A Commuter Lot

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Akron Police Detectives, along with the University of Akron officials, are asking for the public's help finding a shooting suspect.  The shooting in question happened early Sunday morning, around 2:30 a.m., in the Wheeler Parking Lot on campus. According to the Police report, the victim was sitting in a car…
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 16:06

Dumke Suspended Pending Charges

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Summit County IT employee and former WAKR News Director Rob Dumke has been suspended with pay pending rape charges. Sources tell WAKR Dumke would turn himself in to custody tomorrow. County officials say should Dumke be indicted, he would remain on suspension but without pay.   Sheriff's deputies reportedly investigated…
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:42

APD Looking for T-Mobile Store Thief

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Akron Police are looking for help finding a suspected T-Mobile store robber.  Police provided surveillance photos from the July 12th robbery of the T-Mobile store on North Hawkins Avenue. According to the report, the suspect pointed a gun at employees and demanded the cash from the register. That suspect got…
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:31

Indians Release 2018 Schedule

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In the midst of an historic winning streak, the Indians are looking ahead to next season... Not really, they just released their 2018 schedule as it's now been set.  Some notables:  - The Indians open the season on the westcoast, with a series in Seattle against the Mariners on Thursday,…
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