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Woman killed after stolen vehicle fleeing from police crashes into her car in Akron
AKRON, Ohio - A woman has died Tuesday morning after she was hit by a man fleeing from a traffic stop in Akron Monday night, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office.
Man chokes father at Akron nursing home over money, police say
AKRON, Ohio– An Akron man is accused of choking his father at a nursing home when he wouldn’t give him more money. Kahli A. Murphy, 38, faces charges of domestic violence and robbery.
Fourth suspect in robbery, shooting arrested in Akron
NEW PHILADELPHIA — The fourth suspect sought in connection with a robbery and shooting investigation in Tuscarawas County was arrested Monday night by Akron police officers investigating a tip regarding the location of 29-year-old Douglas M. Casteel, a West Lafayette resident.
Art & Ale expands at Akron Art Museum for 2019
AKRON, Ohio – Akron Art & Ale, the beer-tasting event held in the atrium of the Akron Art Museum, is returning with several changes, including a two-session format. A rep for the museum says Art & Ale 2019 will be 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 9. The event, previously held on a Friday night
Youngstown man arrested in Akron for alleged vehicular homicide
AKRON, Ohio - A Youngstown man has been arrested in Akron for aggravated vehicular homicide after allegedly striking a women's car and killing her. According to our NBC affiliate WKYC, 20-year-old, Timothy Goforth has been identified as the suspect and is currently in custody at the Summit County Ja
Akron church pleads for donations to save Christmas for poor after heartless toy theft
AKRON, OH (WOIO) - It was a job so big at the First Apostolic Faith Church that even Santa and his elves would have needed more help. Traci Higginbottom Williams reached out on Facebook asking people to lend a hand in packing gifts for Toys for Tots.
Toys for Tots Grinch? Akron, OH
Apparently there’s a grinch or three around the city. Cleveland 19 news were on the scene to help Toys for Tots take to the community to help identify people who have gotten away with over thousands of dollars of toys being gifted to needy children.
Thieves steal thousands of toys while posing as Toys for Tots volunteers in Ohio
AKRON, Ohio -- Police in Akron, Ohio say thieves signed up as volunteers for Toys for Tots, but ended up stealing thousands of gifts meant for kids, according to WJW. “Right now, we have over 15,000 children in Summit County and the surrounding areas. It means a lot, for some of the kids, this is al
Suspect in stolen car involved in fatal crash, Akron police say
AKRON, Ohio — Police say a man in a stolen car who was trying to elude officers crashed into another vehicle, killing a 53-year-old Akron woman. Timothy Goforth, 20, of Youngstown, Ohio, is being held in the Summit County Jail on charges of receiving stolen property, aggravated vehicular assault, ag
Woman killed in Akron crash remembered for always putting others first
AKRON, Ohio-- The woman who died after a car crash in Akron is being remembered as a beloved mother and grandmother. Stacey McGinnis passed away Tuesday morning at Akron General Hospital. She was 53 years old.
Thieves pose as volunteers to steal thousands of toys from Toys for Tots
AKRON, Ohio -- They were supposed to be helping, but instead, Akron police say they were helping themselves. Police are investigating after thieves posed as volunteers to steal thousands of toys from Toys for Tots.
Akron police investigate break-in at Mexican restaurant
AKRON —Police are investigating a break-in at Taqueria Laloma, a Mexican restaurant at 459 Darrow Road between late Thursday night and early Friday morning. Someone broke out the front-door window of the restaurant, stole an unreported amount of cash from the register and broke into the lottery mach
Search continues for Akron rape, kidnapping suspect
AKRON, Ohio — U.S. Marshals are still searching for a man accused of an Akron area rape that occurred in August. Coren Harris, Sr., 43, allegedly raped a female at his last known home address in the 400 block of Cuyahoga Street.
NICU nurse gives birth to preemies in Akron
AKRON, Ohio -- It was back in April, Kelly Musick showed husband Jeff sonogram photos: they were having twins!. But just two days before Halloween, their happiness took a scary turn when fraternal twin brothers Jacob and Benjamin came into the world ten weeks premature.
Akron Zoo to host family friendly New Year's Eve event
AKRON, Ohio - The Akron Zoo is hosting its first ever Zoo Year's Eve on Monday, Dec. 31. The family friendly event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the zoo will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include crafts, live music, a resolution wall and animal encounters.
Police Chase Ends In Death Of An Akron Woman
53 year old Michelle McGinnis died Tuesday morning after she was hit by a man fleeing from a traffic stop in Akron Monday night, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Mother transported to Akron after 5 children die in Youngstown house fire
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - An investigation is underway after a deadly house fire killed five children late Sunday night in Youngstown. Five children are dead after a house at 434 Parkcliffe Avenue caught fire around 11:30 p.m. Their mother 26-year-old, America Negron Acevedo, has been transferred to a burn
Car dealerships help in local woman’s fight against multiple sclerosis
AKRON -- A local woman is receiving help from her community to get treatments in her continuing battle against multiple sclerosis. In November, we introduced you to 32-year-old Katie Hominsky of Medina.
FOW: Akron Man Wanted in August Rape Featured
The Akron Police Department, U.S. Marshals, and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force are asking the public's help finding Coren Harris Sr., who they say is wanted for kidnapping and rape.
'Deck the Halls' at Stan Hywet: A Christmas tradition in Akron
AKRON, Ohio — It's a sight to behold. More than 1 million Christmas lights illuminate Akron's own Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. WKYC's Jasmine Monroe was given a tour of the holiday tradition, which includes an outdoor light show that's choreographed to three songs.