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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…
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 17:34

Police, Task Force Seek Violent Fugitive

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Police are looking for an Akron man wanted for felonious assault. Akron Police and the U.S. Marshal's Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force want to arrest 39 year-old Michael Deshawne Ayers for a violent assault on Roslyn Avenue in September. They say Ayers got into an argument with a 26…
With the Browns in the bye week after the loss to the Steelers, the team already knows who will be behind center when they finish the season. The 2 and 8 Browns have tapped quarterback Johnny Manziel to play the last six games of the 2015 season. The move came…
Cuyahoga Falls police say a man was found shot after an apparent dispute at State and Quick Roads. Woodridge Schools had a short lockdown, after Falls police told them about the shots fired call. Woodridge superindentent Walter Davi tells WAKR.net that the lockdown at Woodridge was lifted 20 minutes later, about 5…
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 13:52

Goodyear Opening Up Blimp Hangar For Toys For Tots

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Again this holiday season, you'll be able to get a close-up look at a Goodyear blimp, and help out Toys for Tots. It'll take place at the Goodyear blimp hangar at Wingfoot Lake in Suffield, this year from December 11th through the 13th. Visitors can see construction on the company's…
Students at Green Middle School will have to wait to take their trip to Washington D.C. "We can't control everything but when we have the opportunity to prevent a possible situation from happening, we want to take all sorts of precautions," said Julie McMahan, school district spokesperson. In other words,…
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 08:06

Man Shot, Killed At Akron Adult Club

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Akron police are investigating the second homicide in as many days reported at an adult club in Akron overnight. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Officer reports a 32-year-old man was found shot following an altercations inside the Adult Entertainment Club on East Archwood Avenue shortly after midnight. Further details and…
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