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Thursday, 31 August 2017 07:18

Nice Probe Goes Out of Town

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The investigations surrounding former Akron police chief James Nice will be handled by folks outside of Akron. Both Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh and Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan taking the steps for a special prosecutor and team of investigators from Cuyahoga County to take over the case. - -…
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 11:13

Goodyear Using Soybean Technology in Tires

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The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, always on the edge of innovation, is taking a brand new approach to tire technology with the help of the United Soybean Board.  In a release sent Tuesday, Goodyear announced the first commercial use of a new soybean oil-based rubber compound that's helping enhance…
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 10:27

Harvey Hits Local Gas Pumps

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Harvey made landfall in Texas a a category 4 hurricane last Friday, August 25th; the largest storm system to make landfall in the U.S. in more than a decade. In the process, Harvey destroyed or otherwise damaged refineries in the Gulf of Mexico, near Houston. Patrick DeHaan, with GasBuddy.com, says…
Monday, 28 August 2017 12:46

AUDIO Nice Resignation Over Criminal Matter

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Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan says it's a criminal investigation that led to his surprise call Sunday to Chief of Police James Nice to resign -- and not the death of a teenager Friday in the backseat of a police cruiser of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Nice delivered a terse 30…
Thursday, 24 August 2017 09:23

Stow Truck-Train Wreck Detailed

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Stow police releasing more details of a collision between a train and a dump truck on Monday. 64-year old Darodd Duncan was seriously injured when his Skios Trucking rig was hit while trying to cross the tracks near Middlebury Road by an eastbound CSX train. The impact came on the…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:20

Browns Name Kizer Starter Against Tampa Bay

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The Cleveland Browns have announced rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer will start the Browns preseason game 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday, August 26th in Tampa.  Here is the statement from Hue Jackson:  “This morning, I informed our quarterbacks that DeShone will be our starter for the third preseason game…
Monday, 21 August 2017 12:11

Steubenville Judge Shot in Courthouse Ambush

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Municipal Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot and wounded outside of a Steubenville courthouse at the start of the workday Monday morning.  According to reports, a suspect and another man were seen waiting outside of the courtroom and then approached Bruzzese as he was walking up to the entrance of…
Monday, 21 August 2017 09:04

Rare Bat Found In Twinsburg

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Summit Metro Parks reporting a rare discovery -- a northern long-eared bat discovered in Twinsburg, the first time they've seen the endangered animal in five years. The northern long-eared bat has been hit hard by white nose disease, a fungus that claimed 90% of the bat population. Biologists attached a…
Friday, 18 August 2017 10:07

Akron Zoo Loses Leo

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Liver disease the reason the Akron Zoo euthanized their Sumatran tiger "Leo" earlier this week. The Zoo had been home for the past couple of years; he was born at the Oklahoma City Zoo in 2011. The tiger exhibit will remain closed for the time being; the Zoo's other tiger Sanjiv is…
Thursday, 17 August 2017 12:29

APD Investigating after Mausoleum Vandalized

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Akron Police are looking for a suspect, and a motive, after a woman found an Akron mausoleum broken into and vandalized. Rita Day-Lavelle tells News 5 that she was walking past East Akron Cemetery Tuesday and noticed the door to a mausoleum was open. Upon further inspection she saw the…
Thursday, 17 August 2017 12:16

Akron Dad Leaves Toddler in Car at Jack Casino

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An Akron man is charged with Child Endangering after reportedly leaving his toddler locked in the car while he was inside the Jack Casino in Cleveland.  Cleveland Police responded to a call of the young boy locked in the car Saturday night, around 9:30. When they arrived, 28-year-old John Pierre…
Thursday, 17 August 2017 12:07

Crews Find Missing Boater in Lake Milton

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Rescue crews have recovered the body of a missing boater from Lake Milton Wednesday night.  The body of 29-year-old Kyle Alspaugh was pulled from the lake Wednesday after he had gone missing from his boat Tuesday night. A witness, who was fishing on the lake, reports that he noticed the…
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:16

89 Yr. Old Man Gets New Bike From Cops

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Akron Police gave an 89 year old Akron man a new bike today, to replace his bike that was stolen last week. Thornapple Avenue resident, James Pint, says he was very happy to get the new bike, as his old one was stolen when he parked it in front of…
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:39

Police: Student, Teacher Denied Affair

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Multiple authorities were contacted about an alleged student-teacher relationship, that had been ongoing for three years. Every investigating agency concluded that despite multiple text messages between the two, there wasn't enough evidence to prove such a relationship.  Now, 36-year-old Laura Lynn Cross, a former English teacher at Buchtel High School,…
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 11:30

Former McKinley Coach Admits Student Relationship

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A former Canton McKinley H.S. swim coach now says he did have a sexual relationship with a student, and more than once, back when he was coaching her.  Samuel Seiple, 57, says that between May, 2014 and November, 2015, he sexually assaulted the girl who was 16-years-old at the time. …
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 10:14

Akron Woman Allegedly Stole from Charity Fund

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An Akron woman is charged with theft after Summit County Sheriff's Office detectives were tipped off that she was pocketing donations to a victim's charity fund.  Back in July, Inspector Bill Holland says the third party manager of the "Walking For You" charity fund notified his office that something wasn't…
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