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Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:28

Teen Shooting: Victim Reported Dead, is Alive

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Late Wednesday night Akron Police responded to a home in the 200 block of Grand Avenue to a call about a shooting in the basement of that home.  When officers arrived, they found two teenagers, one 15, the other 14-years-old, with gunshot wounds, reportedly to the head. Both teens were…
Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:20

Lane Shifts, Closures on I-76 this Weekend

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More lane changes and closures coming to I-76, courtesy of ODOT.  See the press release from the Akron Police Department below:  As part of the Interstate 76 and Main Street project, ODOT currently plans to flip the westbound traffic of I-76 over on to the eastbound side on Sunday, December…
Thursday, 29 November 2018 05:39

Streetsboro Police: Help Find Missing Girl

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In Streetsboro, police are still looking for a 16 year old girl who's been missing since May. They posted photos of Samantha Castro, and a male they say she might be with, on their Facebook page earlier this week. Anyone with information is asked to call Streetsboro Police. More information…
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:50

UA Army ROTC Celebrates 100 Years

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(The University of Akron) The U.S. Army positions itself as “Army Strong,” an expression that can go beyond distinguishing the men and women in the service branch who spend long nights on patrol or parachute out of airplanes into combat. “Army Strong” can also describe one of The University of…
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 11:53

Delta Discontinues CAK Detroit Service

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Non-stop service from CAK to Detroit is no more, as of Monday evening's final Delta Airlines departure. The Canton Rep is reporting that Delta is now only serving Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport out of Akron-Canton. Director of Marketing for CAK tells the paper that they will continue working with Delta,…
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 08:44

Show Dog Missing from Summit Fairgrounds

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Munroe Falls Police, and other local agencies are assisting in the search for missing Daria, a Saluki show dog that went missing after running from her owner at the Summit County Fairgrounds Saturday.  The dog is said to be in or around the Stow area.  See more from the Munroe…
Monday, 26 November 2018 12:42

GM Announces Lordstown Closing

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The Lordstown General Motors plant will officially close its doors March first of next year, per WFMJ out of Youngstown. The TV station's reporting that employees of the GM plant, that's been open since 1966, were notified of the closure date in a meeting this morning, right after a report…
Monday, 26 November 2018 11:37

Murder Charges Filed in Missing Akron Woman Case

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UPDATE: Akron Police Detectives have officially charged Danny A. Hamby, 39, of Springfield Township, and Toni Kenney, 31, of Warren, with murder in connection to the death of Samantha Guthrie, 18, of Akron.  Both Hamby and Kenney are already in Summit County Jail on charges related to Guthrie's disappearance on…
Friday, 23 November 2018 08:20

Akron Police: Help Find Murder Suspect

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Akron police are looking for a  suspect in the murder of 20 year old Shawn Prude of North Toby Terrace, who was found shot to death on South Arlington Street, on Monday morning. They've identified the suspect as 21 year old Devon Williams, of Vicgross Avenue, in Akron, and they'are…
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:40

UPDATE: Arrest Made in S. Arlington St. Murder

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Update: Akron Police have arrested 21-year-old Devon Williams in connection to the shooting death of 20-year-old Shawn Prude, whose body was found in the middle of South Arlington Street in the 12-hundred block early last week. A warrant was issued for Williams shortly after the shooting. He was arrested Friday and…
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:52

"Arrive Alive" to Prevent Drunk Driving

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(Summit County Prosecutor's Office) Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh is today relaunching an anti-drunk driving campaign to help keep Summit County roads safe during the Thanksgiving holiday by providing free rides for people who’ve had too much alcohol to drink. Arrive Alive provides free rides home up to a…
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 10:32

Main St. Closures Starting Monday

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(City of Akron) As part of the Main Street Corridor project, Dominion Gas line repair and replacement work will begin on Main Street in front of Lock 3 on Nov. 26, resulting in some closures and impacts between State Street and Bowery Street. One lane of north and south bound traffic…
Monday, 19 November 2018 12:51

UA Calls Dorm Shooting a "Teaching Moment"

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University of Akron officials are calling a frightening, and potentially more severe, incident that led to the brief lockdown of the campus more than a week ago a "teaching moment," that all students can learn from. In the early morning hours of November 10th, a gun went off in a…
Thursday, 15 November 2018 05:54

Endangered Red Wolves Move to Akron Zoo

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The Akron Zoo has welcomed two new red wolves, Waya and Mohe. The male wolves arrived from Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo in Greenbay, Wisconsin and are now out in the zoo’s red wolf habitat daily. Waya, which means “wolf” in Cherokee, and Mohe, meaning “elk” in Cherokee, are four years old.…
Thursday, 15 November 2018 05:19

APD Looking for Missing Akron Woman

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Akron Police detectives are looking for missing 18-year-old Samantha Guthrie, whose mother first reported her missing back on November 5th. News 5 though reports that Guthrie's mother said she turned 18 back in May and left her home.  According to reports, Guthrie was last seen leaving a home in the…
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:27

No Charges after Akron Fright Fest Investigation

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Springfield Township Police say no charges will be filed after the investigation into the "Akron Fright Fest."   The report (below) called the actions of some of the actors at the haunted house "inadvisable," but concluded that there was no physical evidence to prove a crime had actually been committed.…
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