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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:11

Akron Municipal Court Closed Due to Heat

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Akron Municipal Court– The Akron Municipal Court offices and courtrooms will close at Noon Tuesday, Tuesday, May 29, and will be open from 8:00 a.m. to NoonWednesday, May 30, due to extreme temperatures and the lack of air conditioning. The court will reschedule all hearings originally on the docket for this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon.…
UPDATE: The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is reporting that Jacari Woodley was returned to his home safely. No further details were available.  --  A Statewide Endangered Missing Child Advisory out of the Columbus area this morning. Franklin County Sheriff's Office reporting that 2-year-old Jacari Woodley was last seen around 7…
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 10:53

New Curious Creatures Coming to Akron Zoo!

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(Akron Zoo) – The Akron Zoo is adding new animals to its popular exhibit, Curious Creatures. Throughout the month of June, guests will begin to see new animals on exhibit, such as tree monitors, flamboyant flower beetles, spotted turtles, pinkfall trigger fish, spotted jellyfish and more.   The Partula snail…
Monday, 14 May 2018 14:43

Groundbreaking for New UA Building

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The University of Akron plans to  break ground tomorrow  near the corner of South Broadway and University Avenue, for their new $5.2 million dollar College of Business Administration, Professional Development Center. Construction on the new 15 thousand square-foot, two-floor building, is expected to take about a year.
Monday, 14 May 2018 14:35

AUDIO: Living Near a Volcano

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What's it like to live near a volcano, and how are people out in Hawaii coping with it? Ray Horner talked to former Akron resident Chris Beiter, who owns a home on the Big Island, and who has friends who have been evacuated since the Kilauea volcano erupted.
Monday, 14 May 2018 12:35

Expensive Jewelry Stolen From Akron Home

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Akron Police are investigating an expensive heist last Friday, that left a woman without her nearly $30,000 engagement ring!  According to the report, a burglar, or burlars, hit the home on Jennifer Street in Akron on Friday, May 11th, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., while the victim was at…
Monday, 14 May 2018 11:20

Deputies, Jail Cleared in Inmate's Death

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Back on September 1st, 2017, Summit County Jail inmate Anthony L. Jones was involved in an altercation with two Sheriff's deputies at the jail. The following day, Jones died in the jail's hospital.  Shortly after Jones' death, the Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry requested an investigation into the incident, and…
This Saturday, May 12th, WAKR, WONE, and WQMX, are sponsoring a FREE shredding and safety inspection in our station parking lot at the Akron Radio Center.  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Akron Police Department, Summit County Sheriff's Office, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be on…
Akron Police believe they have the man who stole an AMR Ambulance from St. Thomas Hospital early Tuesday morning.  According to the APD report, officers responded to the hospital at 444 North Main Street Tuesday around 1:30 a.m., regarding a stolen medical unit. An EMS worker, employed by Physicians and…
Monday, 07 May 2018 07:04

House Fire Near UA Leaves One Dead

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Akron fire has confirmed that one person is dead after Monday morning house fire at 675 Grant Street, near the University of Akron.  The victim, identified as 26-year-old Kevin McCollum of Grant Street, was found in a second floor bedroom, while two other people who lived in the home made…
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 12:14

Akron Taxi Driver Pepper Sprayed, Robbed

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An female Akron taxi driver was pepper sprayed by a female passenger early Monday morning, according to an APD report. The driver, who works for Rides-4-Less, picked up two women along Noah Avenue, and after driving for about half a mile, one of them sprayed her in the face while the other reached over…
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 12:10

Indians Resume Progressive Field Tours

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Cleveland, OH—The Cleveland Indians will resume tours of Progressive Field on Tuesday, May 1, with all proceeds benefiting Cleveland Indians Charities. Tours will run through Saturday, Sept. 1 and will take place Monday-Saturday with the exceptions of holidays and day home games. The tours will begin and end at the Team Shop and will…
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 11:43

Accused Serial Killer Changes Plea to Guilty

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Accused Ohio serial Killer Shawn Grate changed his plea to guilty to 15 charges, including rape, kidnapping, gross abuse of a corpse, and more. Common Pleas Court Judge Ron Forsthoefel explained in court on Wednesday that this means Grate is waiving his right to take the stand in his own…
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 09:26

Akron Firefighters Seeing Through Smoke

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The City of Akron announced Wednesday the purchase of 10 new thermal imaging units for the Akron Fire Department.  In a press release, City of Akron Press Secretary Ellen Lander Nischt describes the new devices as "life-saving" equipment that will help the City's fire department "advance its mission to protect…
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 12:51

Teen Charged in Younger Brother's Death

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A babysitter for two underage boys called 911 frantically asking for police at a home on Alden Drive in Streetsboro, saying that a young boy had been injured.  Streetsboro Police responded to the home around 9:30 Monday night, and say an 11-year-old was taken to UH Ravenna Hospital with a…
Monday, 23 April 2018 12:20

Greater Akron Chamber Names COSE's Millard CEO

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(Release Courtesy of the Greater Akron Chamber) The Greater Akron Chamber announced today that Steve Millard has been named President and CEO of the Chamber.  He replaces Richard Norton who has served as Interim President since April 2017.   Millard is expected to join the Chamber on or before June 4. Currently…
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