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Wednesday, 13 January 2016 17:11

Three Streetsboro School Buses Crash, 18 Students Hurt

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Three Streetsboro school buses were involved in a crash Thursday afternoon that resulted in 18 students being injured. Those injuries, including an injury to the bus driver, are not life-threatening. Streetsboro Police say it happened at about 10 minutes until 3 PM on Page Road between Frost Road and Pike…
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 13:50

UPDATE Browns Name Hue Jackson As Head Coach

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The Cleveland Browns have officially hired their next head coach. The team has announced the hiring of Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson to take over the job vacated when the Browns fired Mike Pettine after the 2015 season. In a statement released by the team on Wednesday afternoon, Jackson says…
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 12:44

Fire Marshal: Northfield House Fire Intentionally Set

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The cause of a Northfield house fire and explosion that killed a family of four on Monday night has been determined to be arson. That's the word from the State Fire Marshal's Office, which along with the Summit County Sheriff's Office has been conducting the investigation of the fatal fire…
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 17:16

Victims IDed, Northfield House Explosion Probe Starts

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The two adult victims in Monday night's house explosion have been identified. The Summit County Medical Examiner's office says 43 year-old Jeffrey Mather and 43 year-old Cynthia Mather died in the explosion and fire at the house on Skyhaven Drive. Two children who also died in the fire, believed to…
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 16:30

Akron Man Gets Life For Murder, Rape

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Brock Tipping won't be getting out of jail anytime soon for murdering one woman and raping another. Tipping was sentenced to life in prison in Summit County Common Pleas Court, and will be eligible for parole after 18 years, in the two cases - the murder of Crystal Palm and…
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 16:28

Hairstylist Robbed In Akron

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Akron police are looking for the man who robbed a hairstylist at an East Waterloo Road salon. The hairstylist reported that the man pulled out a small, silver revolver after he entered the Famous Hair salon at just after noon on Monday. She said he demanded money, and would shoot…
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 12:22

AUDIO: Knight Cities Challenge Includes 10 Akron Finalists

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The Knight Foundation has selected more than 150 finalists in the second annual Knight Cities Challenge -- including 10 ideas submitted in the Akron area. The national challenge is focused on picking some of the best ideas that would make cities more successful. "One of the reasons theses ideas were…
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 12:15

Family Of Four Killed In Northfield House Explosion

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Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of an explosion that killed a family of four Monday night in Northfield. The Summit County Sheriff's Office reports the bodies of two adults and two children were recovered by first responders when they arrived on scene to the home on…
Monday, 11 January 2016 17:42

Bond Set at $5 Million For Alleged K9 Killer

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The man accused of killing a Canton police dog during a burglary will be held behind bars after he gets out of the hospital. Bond was set at 5-million dollars for 22 year-old Kelontre Barefield, who faces charges now including aggravated burglarly and assaulting or harrasing a police dog, along…
Monday, 11 January 2016 16:09

AUDIO: Jethro Donations Pour In

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The death of Jethro the K-9 is tugging at the heart - and the wallet for hundreds. More than $24,000 had been raised in Jethro's honor in a GoFundMe account by late Monday afternoon...a far cry from the 10-thousand that the organizer was hoping for. The money will be used…
Monday, 11 January 2016 15:48

Here Comes The Snow Again

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The National Weather Service says get ready for the snow. There's a Winter Weather Advisory now up for most of Northeast Ohio, including the Akron/Canton area, from 3 AM until noon on Tuesday. The NWS says one to two inches of snow by daybreak - the heaviest snow during the…
Monday, 11 January 2016 12:45

Haven of Rest Issues "Code Zero" Alert

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The wind chill is pushing temperatures below zero in the Akron area -- prompting a local shelter to issue a "Code Zero" alert. Haven of Rest has issued a "Code Zero" Alert to remind those in need that the shelter is open 24/7. The shelter will be open for guests…
Monday, 11 January 2016 12:39

Gas Prices Drop In Akron

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Gas prices continue to fall as the new year moves forward. In the past week, gas prices have dropped more than a nickel in the past week in the Akron area, bringing the average price of a gallon of gas to $1.86, according to GasBuddy.com. And it appears drivers will…
Sunday, 10 January 2016 19:47

Shoppers Lament Chapel Hill Mall Store Closings

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The future does not look bright for the once popular Chapel Hill Mall in Cuyahoga Falls. The mall took a major hit, after another round of closings were announced. First it was Macy's -- now there's reports of three stores --- Old Navy, Express and Aeropostale -- will also be…
Sunday, 10 January 2016 13:11

Fire Breaks Out at Akron Home

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The Akron Fire Department responded to a call of a fire late Saturday night at a Fouse Ave. home. Officials said they were able to extinguish the fire at the home located in the 600 block of Fouse Ave. and no injuries were reported at this time. The fire is…
Sunday, 10 January 2016 12:24

Family, Friends Raise Money for Man Killed at Zodiac Bar

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Grief and pain are two of many words that can explain the feelings of the loved ones Forrest Ryan, 43, left behind, after he was reportedly beaten to death at the Zodiac Bar in Akron on Friday. "We're all still trying to wake up from the nightmare that happened that…
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