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Friday, 28 December 2018 11:25

Slightly Fewer Homicides in Akron 2018

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There are still a few days left in the year, but Akron Police have released homicide and gun-related incident statistics for 2018, with a slight dip in the former. So far this year, there have been 37 homicides in Akron; that's five fewer than last year. That said, there have…
Friday, 21 December 2018 12:24

Murderous Wife Pleads Guilty

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Nobody knew that Marcia Eubank's husband, Howard, was dead, until after his son found his corpse packed up in bags and boxes in his parents home in Coventry Township, last December.     Everyone thought he had moved to Texas, because his co-workers said they got a text from him saying…
Friday, 21 December 2018 12:17

Firestone Celebrates Big Day in Akron History

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December 21st marks a historic milestone here in Akron. It's the both what would have been Firestone founder, Harvey Firestone's 150th birthday, and the 30th anniversary of the day when Bridgestone merged with Firestone--cementing the company's position as the world's largest tire and rubber company.
Friday, 21 December 2018 10:43

City Says Extra Holiday Trash OK

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(City of Akron) Effective Wednesday, January 2, 2019, continuing through Monday, January 6, the City of Akron Sanitation/Curb Service Division will permit residents to place extra trash, in the form of wrapping paper and boxes alongside their trash carts, on their normal collection day.  "Each year we provide this extra service to…
Friday, 21 December 2018 05:15

Norton PD Looking for Missing Teen

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Police are looking for a missing Norton teen who hasn't been seen since the night of December 18th around 10 p.m.   Not much information regarding the diappearance of 17-year-old Alexis Sickafoose, but police are looking for the public's help. Anyone with information is asked to call Norton PD at…
Monday, 17 December 2018 12:14

Concrete Falls from East Ave. Bridge, Hits Car

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Just 11 days after a tractor trailer carrying a large bulldozer slammed into the East Avenue closing I-76 for more than 12 hours, a piece of debris fell from the bridge, slamming into a man's windshield.   Len Brown tells Channel 19 News out of Cleveland that on Friday he…
Friday, 14 December 2018 11:52

UPDATE: Toys for Tots Suspect Arrested

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UPDATE: Akron Police say Calvin T. Hunter turned himself in Friday evening, and has been charged with felony theft in connection to the Monday, December 10th theft of roughly $1,000 worth of toys that were meant for the "Toys for Tots" campaign in Akron.  The day of the theft, Hunter…
Friday, 14 December 2018 10:58

Stow Police Looking for PNC Bank Robber

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On Thursday, 12/13/2018, at 3:19 pm, Stow Police received a panic alarm at PNC Bank, 815 Graham Rd. As dispatchers were taking the initial alarm call, bank employees called 911 to report that the bank had just been robbed. Upon Officer’s arrival, it was determined that the suspect entered the…
Friday, 14 December 2018 10:27

County Police Forces Join for Christmas with a Cop

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(University of Akron) - More than 100 local youth will team up with police officers representing The University of Akron, Akron City, Copley Township, Fairlawn, Bath Township, Summa Health and the Summit County Sheriff’s Department to enjoy ‘Christmas with a Cop’ this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Referred by local school districts,…
Thursday, 13 December 2018 11:13

Falls Man Sentenced in Child Porn Ring

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A Cuyahoga Falls man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his part in an online child pornography ring that was run out of Michigan. According to the report from the U.S. District Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Michigan, 38-year-old Caleb Young was the only Ohioan involved,…
Thursday, 13 December 2018 05:21

Police Looking for Missing Cleveland Girl

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Cleveland Police are looking for help finding missing 12-year-old Shannon Bell. Police tell News 5 that Shannon left her home on East 59th Street around 5 p.m. Wednesday, after an argument with her family, and hasn't been seen since. Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police at 216-621-1234. 
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:33

Man Assaults, Robs Elderly Father

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Akron Police were called to ManorCare Health Services at 1211 West Market Street on a call of a domestic robbery Tuesday afternoon.  According to the report, the victim, a 75-year-old man, told police that his son, 38-year-old Kahli Murphy (pictured), showed up to his residence asking for money. When the…
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 09:00

APD Looking for Toys for Tots Thieves

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Akron Police are investigating a theft of about $5,000 worth of toys that were supposed to be donated to families in need for the annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign. According to a press release from USMC Staff Sergeant Phillip Greer, the theives posed as volunteers and were taking…
Monday, 10 December 2018 10:31

FOW: Akron Man Wanted in August Rape

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The Akron Police Department, U.S. Marshals, and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force are asking the public's help finding Coren Harris Sr., who they say is wanted for kidnapping and rape.  Harris Sr. (pictured) is wanted for the rape of a woman at his last known address on Cuyahoga…
Friday, 07 December 2018 05:15

Summit M.E. Looking for IDs on Two Crash Victims

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The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office is still looking for the public's help identifying two of the four victims in Monday morning's deadly crash at Goodyear Boulevard and Kelly Avenue in Akron. Two of the victims have been ID'ed, according to the report. 29-year-old Colleen Wood from Akron, who was…
Thursday, 06 December 2018 10:48

Akron Repaving Project Completed

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The City of Akron says they've finished their road repaving project that was funded by the passage of Issue 1, the quarter-percent income tax increase, voted in by Akron voters back in November of last year. More than 41 miles of city streets have been repaved over the course of…
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