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Thursday, 18 February 2016 11:15

Coventry Twp. Man Arrested For Series Of Break-Ins

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Summit County Sheriff's deputies say they have arrested a Coventry Township man who is believed to be involved in at least a dozen break-ins in Summit County. Joshua Collmar, 36, was arrested after a month long investigation and two incidents where he fled from authorities. On February 11th, deputies say…
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 17:32

Hospital Guard Recovering, Investigation Starts

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The St. Thomas Hospital security guard stabbed by a patient at the hospital on Tuesday night is recovering. Summa Health officials say Art Belcher Jr. is in stable condition, and is expected to make a full recovery. They say the stabbing was "unprovoked". Akron police say that 33 year-old Andrew…
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 10:51

Inmate Dies Of Apparent Suicide At Jail

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An apparent suicide has been reported at the Summit County Jail. The Summit County Sheriff's Office reports 63-year-old inmate Wayne K. Jordan was found unresponsive in his cell Friday afternoon. A deputy and medical staff attempted to resuscitate him. The Akron Fire Department responded to the jail.Jordan was pronounced dead…
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 17:31

Early Voting Starts In Ohio

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Ohio's presidential primary election is set for March 15th, but you can vote absentee starting on Wednesday. Through March 14th, you can vote in person at the Board of Elections, or get your ballot to vote by mail. Summit County Board of Elections director Joe Masich tells WAKR.net that it's…
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 11:18

Baskerville Sentenced For Chapel Hill Stab Death

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The man convicted in the fatal stabbing outside of Chapel Hill Mall has been sentenced to life in prison with the chance of parole after 15 years. Deandre Baskerville was found guilty of two murder counts in the death of Terrence Rogers in August 2015. The two got into an…
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 10:26

Three Rescued From Freezing Water

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Last weekend's bitter cold temperatures and icy lakes left Summit County Sheriff's deputies with a rescue mission Friday night. Deputies responded to a report of a man drowning in the "Iron Channel", located in the east reservoir of Portage Lakes in Coventry Township, late Friday night when temperatures were hovering…
Monday, 15 February 2016 16:43

Winter Snow Making Return Appearance

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There's a Winter Weather Advisory for the Akron/Canton area - starting at 7 PM tonight through 1 PM Tuesday. The National Weather Service says the advisory is for "3-6 inches of widespread snow" by daybreak Tuesday, and snow is expected to start late this evening thru Tuesday morning. The Winter…
Monday, 15 February 2016 07:00

Largest Heroin Bust For Alliance Police

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Alliance police made their largest heroin bust over the weekend. Police say detectives found 50 grams of un-cut heroin with a street value of up to $10-thousand dollars after serving search warrants on West Main and East Grant streets on Friday night. Ghani Malik Khalifa-El (formerly Demetrius "Meech" Miles) was arrested and…
Monday, 15 February 2016 06:42

Three Women Injured In Akron Car Crash

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Three women were injured in a wreck after the car they were in crashed into a telephone pole in Akron late Sunday morning. Fire officials say the car hit a pole and street sign in the 500-block of Cuyahoga Street shortly before 11:30 a.m. At least one person may have…
A murder warrant has been issued for a 31-year-old man --- accused of fatally shooting a man at a house party on early Valentine's Day morning. Police say Antoine C. Bennett should be considered armed and dangerous. His last known address was on East 97th Street in Cleveland. Police say…
Sunday, 14 February 2016 19:52

Akron Man Caught on Video Trying to Steal Shrimp

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An Akron man was caught on surveillance video attempting to jam a bag of shrimp down his pants during an armed robbery at an Acme supermarket. Joseph Porter, 40, has been charged with aggravated robbery and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. He has yet to be arrested.…
Sunday, 14 February 2016 19:26

Couples Say "I Do" on Valentine's Day

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On a day that symbolizes love, couples in Akron cemented their love by saying "I do" and marrying their significant other. Fifteen couples exchanged vows on Valentine's Day downtown at the main branch of the Summit County Akron Public Library with Judge Annalisa Williams, of the Akron Municipal Court, presiding…
Saturday, 13 February 2016 16:23

Barberton Couple Accused of Stealing Money From Football League

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A Barberton couple face charges, after being accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a youth football organization. The Beacon Journal reports, Mark Sager and Rachel Sager, 38 and 34, are the former president and treasurer of the Barberton Football league. The couple accused of stealing $2,400 was ordered to pay…
Saturday, 13 February 2016 16:02

Springfield Teen Charged With Rape Again

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A Springfield teen, who is a registered sex offender, has been charged with rape for the second time. The Beacon Journal reports James Lane, 18, has been charged with rape of a child under age 13, but Lane is already a registered sex offender--not publicly listed-- for a sexual assault he…
Saturday, 13 February 2016 14:17

VIDEO APD Search for Man Who Robbed Family Dollar

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Police searching for a man who robbed a Family Dollar in Akron. Akron police says the man robbed the store located at 19 N. Arlington St. on February 4th just before midnight. He smashed the front window out with a rock and stole several items. Police say when they arrived…
Saturday, 13 February 2016 09:21

Stow Police Issue Missing Adult Alert

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UPDATE This Missing Adult Alert has been cancelled. Mr. Strauss was located safely by Law Enforcement. - - - Stow police have issued a missing adult alert for a 84-year-old man who was last seen in Tallmadge early Saturday morning. Police say Thomas Strauss left his house on Crossing Circle…
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