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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…
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:42

Summa, Akron Public Schools Announce Partnership

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On Wednesday, the Akron Public School District announced its new partnership with Summa Health as part of the College And Career Academies of Akron at Buchtel CLC.  As part of the agreement, the Summa Health Academy of Leadership and Innovation will offer real-world learning opportunities and instruction for students who…
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:17

Akron Student Arrested for Concealed Weapon

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On Monday, Summit County Sheriff's deputies and detectives responded to the Bridges Learning Center on Johnathan Avenue on a report of a student with a gun on campus. After a brief investigation, Detectives found a semi-automatic pistol stashed in the back of a school transport van. While the gun never…
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 13:11

Medical Examiner Seeks Help to ID Crash Victims

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The Summit County Medical Examiner's office has identified two of the four people who died in a fiery one-car crash on Goodyear Boulevard Monday morning.  They are 29 year old Colleen A. Wood, from Malasia Road, in Akron, and 29 year old Alex Jay Lester, from Merrill Road, in Ravenna.…
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 12:51

Akron Man Sentenced to Life on Rape Charges

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An Akron man will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of rape, according to the Summit County Prosecutor's Office. Back in October, Raymond Smiley pled guilty to raping his girlfriend's young daughter on two separate occassions. Common Pleas Court Judge Christine Croce…
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 11:20

Sheriff: Ravenna Man Forged CCW Permits

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A Ravenna NRA instructor was arrested Monday, charged with issuing fake concealed carry permits to participants of his class. According to reports, Anthony Drago, 47, forged concealed carry training certificates without providing the required training, that by law must include at least 8 hours of class time and two hours…
Monday, 03 December 2018 12:19

YSU Lockdown, Report of Man with a Gun

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Youngstown State University officials are reporting the campus is locked down due to a report of a person with a gun on campus.  Below is an update posted to the YSU Facebook page:  Updated 12/3 11:52 AM: Please note that the Youngstown State University campus is currently on lock down.…
Monday, 03 December 2018 11:57

Two Rite Aids, Tanning Salon Robbed in Kenmore

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Three businesses in Akron's Kenmore neighborhood were targets for robbers over the weekend, and Akron Police believe it was one suspect that hit two of them.  According to the report from APD, a man jumped over the front counter at the Rite Aid at 1047 Kenmore Boulevard Friday morning around…
Monday, 03 December 2018 10:38

Four Dead in Fiery Akron Crash

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Akron Police and the Summit County Medical Examiner are investigating a fatal accident from early Monday morning, around 3:30 a.m. at Goodyear Boulevard near Kelly Avenue.  According to the Medical Examiner's report, four people were riding in a car westbound on Goodyear Boulevard, when the car went off the road and…
Monday, 03 December 2018 09:16

Semi Hauling Bulldozer Hits East Ave Bridge on 76

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A semi-trailer that was hauling a bulldozer along I-76 Eastbound hit the East Avenue Bridge before 6:30 Monday morning, causing major backups during the rush hour commute.  See the full release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol below:   Akron, Ohio – On December 3, 2018 at approximately 6:21 AM, The…
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