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Friday, 23 October 2015 08:24

Fatal Crash Under Investigation

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The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office and Akron police are investigating a crash that left one person dead in Akron Thursday afternoon. The Medical Examiner's office reports the crash happened at the intersection of Russell and East Avenue around 4 p.m. The vehicle reportedly crossed the intersection at East Avenue and went airborne, crossed…
Thursday, 22 October 2015 17:49

Kenan Ivery's Mother Begs For Mercy In Court

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The penalty phase of Kenan Ivery's trial got underway Thursday, with jurors considering whether they'll recommend he lives or dies. Ivery was found guilty of aggravated murder last week by that same jury, in the killing of off-duty Akron police officer Justin Winebrenner at Papa Don's Pub last November. Ivery's…
UPDATE 1:38 PM: A manhunt that lasted about eight hours in Green is over, with the arrest of a 16-year old. According to Summit County sheriff's deputies, the Youngstown boy ran off when deputies pulled over a stolen pick up truck that he and two adults were in. He wound up…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 21:38

LeBron Brings The First Lady To Akron

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A two-time NBA champion and the wife of the most powerful man in the country sure do know how to make an impact.  Thousands of students involved in LeBron James' "Wheels For Eduction" and "I Promise" programs and their families packed the James A. Rhodes arena on the University of Akron campus Wednesday afternoon to take a pledge…
Thursday, 22 October 2015 06:16

VIDEO Free Mammograms Offer Hope, Life

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When a woman or man is faced with the decision to get a mammogram, the last thing they want to think about is the cost. It's a problem that Akron General Health System is well aware of and it's why the hospital continues to offer free mammograms to women and…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 03:53

NBA GMs All In With Cavaliers

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Northeast Ohio fans certainly hope NBA general managers are right. The annual NBA.com survey of team leaders predicts that the Cleveland Cavaliers will win their first NBA title. The vote was over 53 percent predicting the Cavs will win it all. And many GMs believe LeBron James will rack up…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 03:50

Stow Man Faces Gunman Who Wants Drugs

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A man leaving a Stow medical facility says someone tried to rob him of pain medication.   It happened Tuesday at just after noon, in the parking lot of the Akron General Medical Center on Allen Road   The 69 year old man called Stow Police after the attempted theft,…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 03:43

UA Survey: Ohioans Split On Pot Issue

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A new survey from UA's Bliss Institute says support of legalized marijuana is growing in Ohio, but those surveyed are still equally divided on Issue 3, which is on the November ballot. The survey of over 1000 registered voters in Ohio shows a 46-to-46 percent split on the pot issue,…
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 16:16

VIDEO Scarborough: UA Expanding To National Reach

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University of Akron president Scott Scarborough says the university needs to move towards being a national university. That's what he said Tuesday in his "State of the University Address", where LeBron James' new commercial for the university was unveiled.   LeBron will join first lady Michelle Obama for an event…
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 12:51

Two Shot In Akron

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Two people are recovering from gunshot wounds following a Monday night shootout on Robert Street.  According to Akron police, an 18-year old and a 26 year old claim they stopped by for a visit when it happened. "While they were knocking on the front door, two male suspects came from…
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 12:22

Students To Grill Candidates

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Green's mayoral candidates square off in a pre-election forum tonight but this one won't feature local journalists or any well known stakeholders asking the question. Instead, a group of high school students are taking charge. Actually, according to Green Local Schools Communications Director Julie McMahan, the students organized the whole…
UPDATE 5:54 PM: NewsChannel 5 IDs the man taken into custody near Edison Middle School as 48 year-old Forrest Sunkle, arrested for attempted murder charges linked to his wife. He held police at bay for about two hours in a pickup truck he was driving, and was eventually taken into custody…
Monday, 19 October 2015 13:11

Burglar Steals Liquor, Teen Gets Shot

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Here's a burglar who might still have a massive hangover - at least if he decided to sample the stolen goods. That's because the guy drove his car through the Shop Express Liquor Store on South Hawkins Avenue early Saturday morning. Yes, into the store. He got out of the car and took money…
Monday, 19 October 2015 12:54

Drug Ring Busted

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Some alleged drug runners, drug dealers and others are in trouble with the feds following a bust in Canton. 18 people, mainly from Stark County, are named in a federal indictment that accuses them of traveling back and forth from Chicago to bring large amounts of heroin and crack cocaine…
Monday, 19 October 2015 12:45

Warm Winter Waiting?

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We're still a couple of months away from the official start of the winter season but activity in the Pacific Ocean suggests a warmer and drier than usual winter for northeast Ohio.  Martin Thompson with the National Weather Service in Cleveland says we can thank a strong El Nino phenomenon, which…
Monday, 19 October 2015 12:40

Reach Higher To Reach Akron

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LeBron James and Michelle Obama have at least one interest in common - education. That's what is bringing the first lady to Akron this week. She'll join LeBron and family members of his "Wheels for Education" and "I Promise" programs Wednesday at the University of Akron. Eric Waldo, executive director…
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