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Sunday, 22 November 2015 12:23

Serious Crash Closes State Route 5 in Ravenna

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A tractor-trailer ignited in flames when it rolled over and spilled fuel in a crash that happened along State Route 5 in Ravenna early Sunday morning. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports the 39-year-old driver drove off the right side of State Route 5 hitting a guard rail. Newschannel 5…
Friday, 20 November 2015 18:02

Medical Examiner IDs All Akron Plane Crash Victims

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The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office has officially identified all nine victims killed in last week's jet plane crash in Ellet. The final identification came Friday, of pilot 40 year-old Oscar Chavez and co-pilot 50 year-old Renato Marchese, both of Florida. The seven passengers, all employees of a Florida real…
Friday, 20 November 2015 16:35

Man Arrested In Connection With Norton Bar Death

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An arrest has been made in connection with a fatal fight at a Norton nightclub Thursday night. Norton police tell WAKR.net that 36 year-old Robert Lantz of New Franklin is charged with felonious assault and murder in the death of 63 year-old Daniel Carraway of Norton, who was found next…
Friday, 20 November 2015 15:14

Ellet Man Gets 10 Years For Harassment Campaign

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A man officials say conducted a reign of harrassment of his Ellet neighbors will spend the next 10 years behind bars. 42 year-old Jason West was sentenced after pleading guilty to 22 counts of harrassment, witness intimidation and obstructing justice. West was also charged with harrassing Summit County prosecutor Sherri…
Friday, 20 November 2015 11:27

Ice Skating Rink At Lock 3 Opens

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The ice skating rink at Lock 3 opens today (Friday) -- a week before the official grand opening of this year's winter lineup in Downtown Akron.  New to the winter lineup this year is an indoor/outdoor skating rink, sponsored by the University of Akron, with a polymer surface for beginners…
Friday, 20 November 2015 11:21

Family Dust-up Leads To Conviction

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An Akron man will likely be heading back to prison, this time for shooting a family member in the stomach during a wild all-day gathering at a family home.   A Summit County jury found Jonathan Fedrick, 31, of Hallie Street guilty of two counts of Felonious Assault with gun…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 17:21

KSU President: Looking At Accomplishments And The Future

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Kent State University president Beverly Warren gave her first State of the University address Thursday. "Kent State is already a shining example of the best in higher education," Warren told the audience at Kent State's Kiva Center. She talked both about the university's accomplishments and the future. "We continue to…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 12:43

Arrest Made In Shooting Death Of 19-Year-Old

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Akron police say they have made an arrest in connection with the shooting death of an Akron man over the weekend. On early Sunday morning, Jaleel Jovon Woods, 19, of Endicott Drive was found with a gunshot wound to the head near Cordova and Courtland avenues. Detectives arrested Jovonte A.…
Akron police have launched their third homicide investigation in four days. The latest fatal shooting was reported on Edward Avenue, where the body of 29-year-old Devon M. Anderson of Caddo Avenue in Akron was found in a car parked in a driveway. He had been shot several times. The Summit County…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:19

15-Year Old Nabbed In Car Chase

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Sheriff's deputies arresting a 15-year old after a traffic stop turned into a chase over a stolen vehicle. Deputies noted the driver crashed near Prosser Avenue and Sauer Drive in Coventry Township, then took off on foot. The deputy caught up to him after a short foot chase. - -…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 10:20

UA Requests Funding For Capital Improvement Projects

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The University of Akron has released its list of capital improvement projects on campus. University officials are asking the state for more than $32 million dollars over the next two years and an additional $60 million to help pay for projects from 2018 to 2022. One of their main priorities…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 09:16

Akron Lawyer In Trouble Again

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Not only is a former Akron attorney not allowed to practice law -- she's being chided again by the Ohio Supreme Court for not surrendering the documents that lawyers need to practice. Jana Bassinger DeLoach was first suspended back in 2010, publicly reprimanced in 2012, charged with misconduct by the…
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 17:22

Ex-Pizza Shop Manager Sentenced For Video Snooping

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The former manager of a Twinsburg pizza shop has been sentenced to four years in prison for videotaping female employees with a hidden bathroom camera. 34 year-old Paul Strebler of Tallmadge pleaded guilty to charges related to the hidden camera taping in September. Prosecutors say Strebler set up the hidden…
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 14:55

Neighbors Help APD Get Burglary Suspect

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Akron police say some observant neighbors helped them arrest a man they say assaulted and robbed an elderly woman at her home in Firestone Park. Police say the 81 year-old woman says a man followed her into her home when she returned from grocery shopping, grabbed her and demanded her…
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 10:33

AUDIO: NTSB Releases Prelim Report

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The National Transportation Safety Board released its first report on last Tuesday's jet crash on approach to Akron Fulton Airport that killed nine. The preliminary report doesn't contain much new that hasn't been reported previously. It does note some of the wreckage including airframe, engines, primary flight controls, and landing gear…
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 19:49

Stow Man Guilty Of Murder

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A guilty verdict in a 30-year old case makes it unlikely that a Stow man will ever live outside of prison.  A Summit County Common Pleas Court jury returned guilty verdicts against Scott Purk, 53, on charges of murder and tampering with evidence. Purk murdered his wife, Margaret Purk in…
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