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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:43

Wadsworth Teen Pleads Not Guilty in Elderly Death

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A Wadsworth teen charged with aggravated murder in the death of his elderly neighbor has pleaded not guilty to all 9 felony counts against him.  Gavon N. Ramsay, 17, a Junior at Wadworth High School, is charged as an adult in the death of 98-year-old Margaret Douglas, who police say…
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:35

Arson Investigators Looking into Akron House Fire

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Akron Fire Department Arson Investigators were called to the scene of a house fire Tuesday night around 8:15 in the South Akron Neighborhood.  According to the AFD report, the fire started on the second floor of the home at 1286 Moore Street. There is no report on whether or not…
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:24

UPDATE: ID on Akron Bank Robber

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Update: Akron Police have identified the suspected robber of the Fifth Third Bank along South Canton Road as 55-year-old Gary R. Neal of Pocantico Avenue in Akron.  --  Just before 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, Akron Police say a man walked into the Fifth Third Bank branch at 576 South Canton…
Monday, 04 June 2018 11:54

Fugitive of the Week Out of Stark County

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Update:  This week's Fugitive of the Week, Jessie Lee Butler III was apprehended by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force in the 800 block of Wales Rd. NE on Tuesday afternoon.  Another man, Rushon Patterson, was arrested at the home Butler was found at, on obstruction charges. Patterson was…
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 11:30

Akron Man Guilty in 2016 Shooting

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A Summit County jury has found Darshawn T. McCormick, 25, guilty in a shooting death of another man back on December of 2016.  According to Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh's office, MCCormick was convicted on Wednesday on two counts of murder with a gun specification, one count of felonious…
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:11

Akron Municipal Court Closed Due to Heat

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Akron Municipal Court– The Akron Municipal Court offices and courtrooms will close at Noon Tuesday, Tuesday, May 29, and will be open from 8:00 a.m. to NoonWednesday, May 30, due to extreme temperatures and the lack of air conditioning. The court will reschedule all hearings originally on the docket for this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon.…
UPDATE: The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is reporting that Jacari Woodley was returned to his home safely. No further details were available.  --  A Statewide Endangered Missing Child Advisory out of the Columbus area this morning. Franklin County Sheriff's Office reporting that 2-year-old Jacari Woodley was last seen around 7…
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 10:53

New Curious Creatures Coming to Akron Zoo!

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(Akron Zoo) – The Akron Zoo is adding new animals to its popular exhibit, Curious Creatures. Throughout the month of June, guests will begin to see new animals on exhibit, such as tree monitors, flamboyant flower beetles, spotted turtles, pinkfall trigger fish, spotted jellyfish and more.   The Partula snail…
Monday, 14 May 2018 14:43

Groundbreaking for New UA Building

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The University of Akron plans to  break ground tomorrow  near the corner of South Broadway and University Avenue, for their new $5.2 million dollar College of Business Administration, Professional Development Center. Construction on the new 15 thousand square-foot, two-floor building, is expected to take about a year.
Monday, 14 May 2018 14:35

AUDIO: Living Near a Volcano

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What's it like to live near a volcano, and how are people out in Hawaii coping with it? Ray Horner talked to former Akron resident Chris Beiter, who owns a home on the Big Island, and who has friends who have been evacuated since the Kilauea volcano erupted.
Monday, 14 May 2018 12:35

Expensive Jewelry Stolen From Akron Home

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Akron Police are investigating an expensive heist last Friday, that left a woman without her nearly $30,000 engagement ring!  According to the report, a burglar, or burlars, hit the home on Jennifer Street in Akron on Friday, May 11th, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., while the victim was at…
Monday, 14 May 2018 11:20

Deputies, Jail Cleared in Inmate's Death

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Back on September 1st, 2017, Summit County Jail inmate Anthony L. Jones was involved in an altercation with two Sheriff's deputies at the jail. The following day, Jones died in the jail's hospital.  Shortly after Jones' death, the Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry requested an investigation into the incident, and…
This Saturday, May 12th, WAKR, WONE, and WQMX, are sponsoring a FREE shredding and safety inspection in our station parking lot at the Akron Radio Center.  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Akron Police Department, Summit County Sheriff's Office, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be on…
Akron Police believe they have the man who stole an AMR Ambulance from St. Thomas Hospital early Tuesday morning.  According to the APD report, officers responded to the hospital at 444 North Main Street Tuesday around 1:30 a.m., regarding a stolen medical unit. An EMS worker, employed by Physicians and…
Monday, 07 May 2018 07:04

House Fire Near UA Leaves One Dead

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Akron fire has confirmed that one person is dead after Monday morning house fire at 675 Grant Street, near the University of Akron.  The victim, identified as 26-year-old Kevin McCollum of Grant Street, was found in a second floor bedroom, while two other people who lived in the home made…
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 12:14

Akron Taxi Driver Pepper Sprayed, Robbed

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An female Akron taxi driver was pepper sprayed by a female passenger early Monday morning, according to an APD report. The driver, who works for Rides-4-Less, picked up two women along Noah Avenue, and after driving for about half a mile, one of them sprayed her in the face while the other reached over…
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