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  1. Police say he posed as a volunteer before stealing more than $1,000 in toys.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 14 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    Police say a man suspected of stealing from Toys For Tots while posing as a volunteer has turned himself in. Forty-six-year-old Calvin T. Hunter, of Akron, allegedly signed up as a volunteer for the Marine "Toys For Tots" program at First Faith Development on Easter Avenue.

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  2. Akron's Toys for Tots gets huge donation after theftRead the original story

    Friday Dec 14 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    One day later, that loss turned into so much more as Akron Police and the community rallied to give back to First Faith Development Corporation on Easter Ave. Akron police officers unloaded a trailer packed with toys - at the same place they were called this week after thieves got away with thousands of dollars worth of toys. "You know, you go out and take the report of the unfortunate circumstances and almost within a 24 hour period we're able to make a phone call and say 'hey, we've got your back.

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  3. Thieves steal from Toys for Tots in Akron while posing as volunteersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    Program officials estimate that the thieves stole around $5,000 worth of toys after posing as volunteers at on Monday. "How dare you," said Karen Stallings, a volunteer with the Toys for Tots program in Akron.

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  4. Akron woman dies after car is hit by stolen vehicle fleeing police; suspect in custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    An Akron woman is dead after the car she was driving was struck by a suspect fleeing police on the city's west end Monday evening. Police say they attempted to pull over a Saturn Ion that ran a red light on Copley Ave. around 7 p.m. before figuring out the car was stolen.

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  5. The 12-year-old was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and theft of a firearm.Read the original story

    Tuesday Dec 4 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    A 12-year-old boy is in custody after stealing a gun and carrying it on a transport van bound for Akron's Bridges Learning Center on Monday. According to Summit County Sheriff's deputies, a student at the school told teachers that they saw the boy with the gun.

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  6. Crash closes portion of I-76 East in Akron after semi hits bridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 3 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    The crash happened around 6:20 a.m. Monday when a semi hauling a bulldozer struck the East Avenue bridge. Authorities say the roadway is expected to remain closed until early this afternoon.

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  7. University of Akron issues advisory following attempted abduction near campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 1 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    The University of Akron Police Department is investigating after a student told them she was nearly abducted just south of campus. The incident apparently occurred around 2:15 a.m. Friday near Brown and Wheeler Sts.

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  8. Baker Mayfield's swagger lifting Cleveland Browns: The Donovan Live Postgame ShowRead the original story

    Monday Nov 26 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    Some may be turned off by Baker Mayfield's attitude, but Jim Donovan and Dave "Dino" DeNatale talk about how his bravado is helping to turn around the Cleveland Browns franchise. There's a line from Billy Joel's Just the Way You Are that is appropriate to the "controversy" surrounding Browns QB Baker Mayfield: I was wondering how the rookie would react to questions in the aftermath of his brief exchange with former Browns coach Hue Jackson, now an assistant with the Bengals after Sunday's win in Cincinnati.

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  9. Medical Examiner identifies body found in New Franklin as missing Akron teenRead the original story

    Monday Nov 26 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    The Summit County Medical Examiner has identified a body found in New Franklin as Samantha Guthrie, a teen who was reported missing earlier this month. Guthrie's body was found in a wooded area off of Rex Hill Road Sunday.

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  10. Suspect in Akron murder turns himself inRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 23 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    Devon Williams, whom authorities believe shot and killed a man on Akron's south side this past Tuesday morning, has turned himself in. Police say Williams, 21, came to the police station and was subsequently arrested.

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  11. Akron extends timeline to help tent city residents find housingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 20 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    The city of Akron's 60-day plan to help connect and find housing for homeless residents of Second Chance Village has been extended. "We were never going to walk in at 60 days and say 'this is the end and now you have to go,'" said Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan in an interview with WKYC Tuesday afternoon.

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  12. MISSING | 18-year-old Akron girl has not been seen for 10 daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2018 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    Akron police are asking for the public's help finding an 18-year-old girl who has not been seen for more than a week. According to detectives, Samantha Ann Marie Guthrie left her mother's house in May of 2018 shortly after turning 18 and has not been seen since the early hours of Nov. 4 on the 300 block of Lillian St. Officials believe she is currently missing under "suspicious circumstances."

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  13. Exclusive | Former pastor alleges sexual abuse by televangelist Ernest AngleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2018 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    There was no time for Little League or school musicals. There wasn't even time to think of what career path he'd choose.

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  14. WKYC speaks with suspect at center of aggressive, viral arrest in AkronRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2018 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    We've already heard from police , but Tuesday, WKYC spoke to the man they put in handcuffs: Patrick King, who is currently in the Summit County Jail. "I was being crushed to death," King, who spoke through a video feed at the jail, told us.

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  15. Days are getting shorter and there's a crispness to the air, but something seems to be missing.Read the original story

    Oct 23, 2018 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    "It's not really turning. I don't know. It's kind of bizarre. It's been unusually hot then it got cold really quick and it just tripped the leaves out a little bit," she observed.

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  16. Akron Police investigating aggressive arrest caught on viral videoRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2018 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    Akron Police say the snippet of the arrest of Patrick King that went viral online doesn't tell the full story. The Akron Police Department has been speaking with witnesses as well as the officers involved, plus reviewing body camera footage.

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  17. Teen among 2 killed in pair of Akron weekend shootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2018 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    The first killing happened Friday night at Osage Alley and Park Street. Police responded to a report of a crash and found the driver dead at the scene.

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  18. Pedestrian struck and killed by car in AkronRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2018 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    The driver of the vehicle involved remained on scene, and the victim's name is not being released at this time. Police say the accident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. on the 1300 block of Brittain Road.

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  19. Akron's tent city files lawsuit to stay openRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2018 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    Sage Lewis, founder of the Homeless Charity and Second Chance Village, and the Institute for Justice filed a constitutional lawsuit in hopes of keeping the tents up and avoiding eviction beyond the Thanksgiving deadline announced by the city. "The constitutional challenge is about the property rights of the Homeless Charity and of Sage, to use their private land in order to care for people," said Jeff Rowe, senior attorney with the Institute for Justice.

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  20. Life-size portraits capture Akron's growing communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2018 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    Outside of the Nepali Kitchen in Akron's North Hill neighborhood sits a life-size portrait that tells a story of a growing and diverse community. The photo was captured by local photographer Shane Wynn for the North Hill photography series which was created for the North Akron Community Development Corporation with support from the Knight Foundation.

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