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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 06:16

Endangered Missing Adult Alert Cancelled

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UPDATE: 12-12-17 (11:33 AM) The Endangered Missing Adult Alert issued earlier today, has been cancelled for Anatole Kurkov, an 81 year old man from Rocky River, who had suffered a stroke in the past, and police were concerned for his safety. ______________ Endangered Missing Adult Alert A Missing Adult Alert has…
Thursday, 07 December 2017 06:22

Missing 14 Year Old Barberton Girl Found

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Update: 12-22-17 The 14 year old Barberton girl who has been missing since December 4th, and has been on the run with her 33 year old convicted felon cousin, has been found. US Marshals caught up with Analys Clay, and Louis Jakab, when they were spotted at a Cleveland area…
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 11:49

UA Student Sentenced in Roommate's Stabbing

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Kendal Scheid, 23, who pleaded guilty to First Degree Felony Involuntary Manslaughter in the stabbing death of his University of Akron roommate, 23-year-old Duncan Unternaher, was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday.  Back on December 3, 2016, Scheid stabbed Unternaher in the chest during an argument over fast food,…
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 11:21

Indians To Extend Safety Net at Progressive Field

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The Cleveland Indians announced Wedensday that they will extend the safety netting at Progressive Field to the ends of each dugout before the start of the upcoming 2018 season.  According to a press release, the mesh netting will extend from section 164 along the third base line around to section…
Friday, 01 December 2017 07:28

An Inside Look at Haven of Rest Ministries

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For more than 70 years, Haven of Rest Ministries has been serving Akron and beyond, providing faith-based services and programs that cater to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of men, women and children in need.  Throughout the 70-plus-year history of Haven of Rest, the ministry has not taken a…
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 05:34

Will the Bridgestone Invitational Stay in Akron?

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Bridgestone Invitational officials not commenting directly on reports they may move the PGA Tournament event out of Akron after next year. Instead, they're saying they're "focused" on the August tournament, which will be held for the 65th year in August, 2018. In response to a report published by Crains Cleveland…
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 05:42

You Can Help Solve Cold Case Murder Mystery

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State and local law enforcement authorities are asking for the public's help in solving a cold case--a really cold case--as the murder victim died in Twinsburg, more than 35 years ago. But--through the use of facial reconstruction technology; they now they have an image of what the 20 to 30…
Monday, 20 November 2017 11:43

Bank Robber On the Lam in Akron

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Akron police looking for your help are finding the bank robber who hit the Fifth-Third Bank branch at 656 West Market Street on Saturday. They say he passed a note to a teller demanding money, and saying he had a gun. No one was hurt. More details below, from Akron police report.…
Monday, 20 November 2017 11:37

Akron Woman Arrested for Murder after Crash

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A crash in Akron ended with an arrest for murder, according to Akron Police.  On Saturday morning, just after 7 a.m., Police and EMS responded to a single car crash into an abandoned building at 781 Grant Street. When they arrived, they found the 2007 Pontiac G6 had plowed into…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 13:12

OSHA Investigating Tree Trimmer Electrocution

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The Federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration--OSHA--is looking into Tuesday's fatal tree trimming accident in Akron, when two people were electrocuted when the cherry picker in which they were working, came into contact with high voltage wires, on Coventry Street. Police have identified the worker who died, as 38 year…
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:31

Police: Shooting of Affinity Doctor Was Personal

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Massillon Police say that the man who shot a cardiologist in the parking lot of Affinity Medical Center Monday afternoon targeted the doctor because of a shared love interest.  Dr. George Seese was walking out to his vehicle that was parked in the Affinity Medical Center parking lot Monday afternoon.…
Monday, 13 November 2017 12:40

AUDIO James Burdon, Akron Lawyer, Dead of Cancer

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Perhaps the finest compliment a leader in the field can get is they "didn't live to work, they worked to live." Those words from James Burdon's law partner Larry Whitney paint the way the legendary Akron defense lawyer always wanted to be defined. Jim Burdon was 78 and died of…
Thursday, 09 November 2017 05:25

New UA, I PROMISE Campaign Featuring The King

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LeBron James, the Kid from Akron, is the man behind the "I PROMISE" program, which he started back in 2011 in an effort to reduce the number of high school students dropping out of school. Since then, the "I PROMISE" program has partnered with University of Akron, helping kids, from…
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 19:56

State & Local Election Results 2017

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Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has declared a victory, and is celebrating the passage of the  City's .25% income tax increase. _________________________________________ As of 10:46 PM Results on Akron/Summit County races and issues include: Issue #3: Summit County DD (4.5 Mills tax levy renewal, 6 years) Yes: 74,818 (71.97%) No: 29,141 (28.03%) Issue…
Thursday, 26 October 2017 14:42

Kindergarten Student Killed in Accident Identified

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The 5 year old boy who died when he was hit by his parents' car right after being dropped off for kindergarten at St. Francis DeSales School in Coventry earlier this week has been identified. He is Carter Andes, of Green, and the Summit County Medical Examiner's office says he…
Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:44

Summit Metro Parks Fire Rogue Ranger

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Summit County Metro Parks said in a statement Thursday that they've fired Park Ranger Jeffrey Axner, 33, following an investigation into a bizarre incident last month that left an elderly Akron couple bruised and in handcuffs in their driveway.  According to reports, the couple was driving through the Metro Parks on…
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