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

    18 hrs ago | 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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  2. Life-size portraits capture Akron's growing communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 10 | 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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  3. Workers allege campaign donations were expected, rewarded by Summit Prosecutor Sherri Bevan WalshRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 10 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    For nearly two decades, Sherri Bevan Walsh has built a powerful political base, trumpeting herself as champion for crime victims as Summit County's prosecutor. And ever since, she's been the face of Summit County Democrats, among their top vote-getters, routinely snapping up nearly 70 percent of the vote. 6 comments

  4. Akron police awarded nearly $1 million to investigate sexual assault crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    A nearly $1 million grant has been awarded to the Akron Police Department to develop a group focused on investigating sexual assault crimes. The 3-year Sexual Assault Kit Initiative grant comes from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.

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  5. Former UA student gets early prison release after serving 10 months for roommate's stabbing deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    A Summit County judge has granted the early prison release of a former University of Akron student convicted in the stabbing death of his roommate. Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Rowlands ruled in favor of the judicial release motion requested on behalf of Kendal Scheid, 24, who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Duncan Unternaher, 23, who died at a hospital on Dec. 5, 2016.

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  6. Akron celebrates 'First Peoples Day'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 2 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    Burt Medicine Bull and his group of Northern Cheyenne came back to Akron to celebrate the new "First Peoples Day." Akron City Council voted down a proposal to change Columbus Day last year.

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  7. The shooting occurred in the 400 block of Zahn Drive in Akron shortly before 7 p.m. Friday.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    The Akron Police Department is searching for a man accused of injuring a 51-year-old man in a drive-by shooting. At the scene, officials learned that a male, his female friend and her daughter were outside when a 2014 Chevy Equinox drove by and fired several shots towards them.

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  8. Can DNA help Akron survivors find their roots before it's too late?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 25 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    In the late 50s, early 60's it was a small town with a dark secret - nearly 200 babies, being delivered under a veil of secrecy and illegally adopted. Roughly 50 of those babies were brought to Akron, Ohio, where they would live their lives with absolutely no idea of who their birth parents were.

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  9. They're hoping for one last clue, through modern science and DNA, for one last answer.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 25 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    "I don't see how you could find it anymore peaceful. I've never seen anything ugly here," said Doris Abernathy, 92. "We have a little jail over there, but I've never seen anybody in there."

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  10. Summit County woman reports man wearing boxers broke into her homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 21 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    Police responded to a Springfield Township home after a woman reported that a man wearing only boxer shorts broke into her home Thursday. Police responded to the Lessig Avenue home around 9:30 p.m. for a report of a burglary in progress.

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  11. eBay launches new eBay@Home program in AkronRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    "We came here in the hope of finding a partner for the U.S. launch of our retail revival program," Chris Librie of eBay said. Librie said they were chose the Summit County city because they were looking for that "magical mix of spirit, grit and optimism that eBay itself proudly embodies."

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  12. Critics call for change as some unregulated sober houses offer little counseling, big profitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    "I relapsed, and it got so bad that I got into such despair I was going to take my own life," Bruce Watson said. His demons reemerged, not at a bar or on the streets, but inside a recovery home near Youngstown, billed as a sober living house.

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  13. $2 million bond set for man accused of killing girlfriend after remains found in Akron fire pitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    Bond was set at $2 million for a man accused of killing his girlfriend after her remains were found in a fire pit behind her home. Freitag had been reported missing more than a month before her remains were found in a shallow grave behind her Crouse Street home Friday.

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  14. Vigil held for Akron woman after body found in shallow graveRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 16 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    Vigil underway in Akron to remember Robin Freitag whose murdered body was discovered behind her home last week. @wkyc pic.twitter.com/kiKlPDPSbu Freitag was found by her cousin in a shallow grave behind her house on Crouse St. on Friday.

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  15. Remains found in Akron identified as missing woman, boyfriend charged with murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2018 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    The Summit County Medical Examiner has identified the human remains found behind an Akron home Friday as those of 53-year-old Martha "Robin" Freitag, who had been missing for more than a month. Freitag was found in a shallow grave behind her house on Crouse St. She had been reported missing by her daughter Kim back on Sept.

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  16. Possible human remains found in Akron fire pitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2018 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    There is a mystery in Akron, where remains have been found in a fire pit not far from the University of Akron campus. They were discovered behind the home of 54-year-old Martha "Robin" Freitag, who has not been seen in weeks.

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  17. Akron's Shawn Porter wins WBC Welterweight Championship with decision win over Danny GarciaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2018 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    Akron native Shawn Porter won the WBC Welterweight Championship with a unanimous decision win over Danny Garcia at Barclays Center in Brooklyn Saturday night. Porter, a native of Akron, Ohio and graduate of Stow-Munroe Falls High School, earned a unanimous-decision victory over Danny Garcia and claimed the WBC Welterweight Championship in the feature bout of Showtime Boxing's event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn Saturday night.

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  18. Ex-Akron police captain Douglas Prade loses latest appeal in murder of ex-wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2018 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    Douglas Prade, the former Akron police captain imprisoned for the 1997 murder of his former wife, has lost his latest bid to overturn his conviction. In a 3-0 decision released Wednesday, the 9th District Court of Appeals denied Prade's request for a new trial.

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  19. Elyria City Schools announced it will be closed on Tuesday due to high heat.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2018 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    On Monday, the district announced it has canceled classes on Tuesday due to the high heat that has caused several other closings across Northeast Ohio. Tuesday was originally scheduled to be the first day of the new school year at Elyria City Schools.

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  20. The giant tunnel drill came to Akron earlier this summer to update the city's sewer system.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    "Rosie" -- the gigantic tunnel boring machine burrowing under downtown Akron -- is expected to complete its 6,240-foot journey Wednesday. The event will feature a live stream of Rosie's breakthrough moment, along with merchandise sales, special giveaways, a sample concrete segment from the tunnel and the re-release of Rosie Digs Akron, a lager produced by Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.

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