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Wednesday, 09 December 2015 15:29

Falls High Commotion Results In Teen Arrest

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A combination of problems led Cuyahoga Falls High School to keep students in classes for about an hour earlier this morning, but one of those problems was not an actual gun. Cuyahoga Falls superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols says despite what was rumored on social media, it wasn't a real gun…
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 11:19

Akron Man Accused Of Hiding Gun In Homicide Investigation

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An Akron man is accused of trying to hide or destroy evidence in a homicide investigation. Police said Robert Leemar Lewis Jr., 21, of Mull Avenue, lied to officers about his identity by giving false information and removed a 9mm pistol from a Storer Avenue house and then tried to…
Update 2:51 p.m. Law enforcement has captured a man who is accused of fatally shooting his wife at a nursing home in Canton near Meyers Lake. Stark County Sheriff George Maier says 37-year-old Dragan Sekulic was apprehended on 77 Southbound near Cambridge. Sekulic is charged with shooting his estranged wife Celjka Sekulic…
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 17:40

Feds Indict Akron Man On Violent Online ISIS Propaganda

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An Akron man accused of posting violent ISIS propaganda threatening the murder of U.S. military members has been indicted on six federal counts. The federal Department of Justice says 25 year-old Terrence J. McNeil of Akron was indicted on three counts of soliciting a crime of violence, and three counts…
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 11:04

Council May Remove Phones

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How often do you feel ignored when you are talking about something that is seemingly important and the person you're talking to is staring at their phone? Akron City Council is trying to avoid that problem by banning cell phone use by council members during regular or committee meetings, outside…
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 11:52

UPDATE VIDEO 21-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Akron

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Updated 1:34 p.m. Police say the gunman pictured in the surveillance video below appears to be one of the two people who robbed two Family Dollar stores on Saturday night by pistol-whipping employees. They say one suspect could be a female. Akron CrimeStoppers is offering a reward in the crimes. NewsChannel…
Monday, 07 December 2015 17:44

LeBron Signs Lifetime Deal With Nike

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LeBron James and Nike are hooking up for life. Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that LeBron has signed a "guaranteed, life time endorsement deal" with the shoe and athletic giant that has been his partner for his entire NBA career. A source tells Cleveland.com that the deal was "the largest"…
Monday, 07 December 2015 11:43

AMATS Director To Become City's New Planning Director

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The director of the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study is leaving his position to become the city's new planning director. Akron Mayor-elect Dan Horrigan announced that Jason Segedy, director of AMATS for the past seven years, will take over the new position in January. Current AMATS planning administrator Curtis Baker…
Monday, 07 December 2015 11:26

College Of Wooster Cancels Classes After 2nd Bomb Threat

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The College of Wooster canceled classes Monday after receiving two bomb threats in one day. Officials were forced to close academic buildings on campus as authorities investigate yet another threat. The first bomb threat was reported Sunday night. The second threat was reported around 9 a.m. Police searched through the…
Monday, 07 December 2015 10:55

Hanukkah Begins

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Hanukkah began Sunday night.  Although there are different interpretations of similar stories, Beth El Congregation's Rabbi Stephen Grundfast says the eight-day Jewish celebration has historical roots in a series of miracles and a fight for religious freedom, something that is no less important in modern times. "The miracle was that people fought…
Monday, 07 December 2015 09:57

VIDEO Scoreboard At Progressive Field To Be Replaced

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The Cleveland Indians announced Monday that the more than 10-year-old scoreboard at Progressive Field will be replaced with a new high-definition screen. The new scoreboard will measure 59-feet high by 221-feet wide and will include a new sound system for the 2016 season. Renovations are still underway at the stadium…
Monday, 07 December 2015 06:02

Tree Of Lights Worth $37K

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The WQMX Tree of Lights is fully lit and that means a nice donation from the community to Haven of Rest Ministries. People donated money to light a bulb or a strand of lights that form the shape of a three story tall tree on the front of our building…
Sunday, 06 December 2015 21:57

Akron Man Carrying Rifle Sparks Conversation About Guns

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Daniel Kovacevic, the man who's been walking around Akron with a rifle on his back, and more than a dozen of gun-activists held a gun rally Sunday to have a conversation about the second amendment and their right to bear arms. "This is the first time that I've ever done…
Saturday, 05 December 2015 11:33

Man Shot, Killed in Akron

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Akron police are investigating the shooting death of a man on the city's west side Friday night. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office reports a man was shot at a home on Storer Avenue and was pronounced dead at the scene around 8:30 p.m. Further details and the victim's identity…
Saturday, 05 December 2015 07:10

Richfield Christmas Tree Damaged, Police Looking For Vandals

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Richfield police are offering a $500 reward for anyone with information on the person who damaged a Christmas tree in the village's town square. Police Chief Keith Morgan posted photos of the damage on his Facebook page. Officials said the tree will not survive after the holidays. The reward is…
Saturday, 05 December 2015 06:35

UPDATE Freezing Fog Advisory Issued

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UPDATE 9:45a - The Freezing Fog Advisory has been extended. The advisory is in effect until noon.    ----   The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Fog Advisory for Summit, Stark, Portage, and Trumbull counties until 10 a.m.    NWS reports the combination of dense fog and colder…
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