Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- A Georgia woman said she is thankful to be alive after a 20-foot section of a 747 cargo plane’s wing fell off before part of it came crashing into her home.Pamela Ware was in her Clayton County, Ga., home Sunday afternoon when she heard a boom from above.
The boom Ware heard was a part of the wing of a...
Photodisc(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The Utah woman who made headlines for forcing her stepdaughter to wear secondhand clothes as a punishment for bullying says she did it to teach the girl empathy.
“She needed to know how inappropriate she was behaving,” Ally Olsen told ABC’s Good Morning America special correspondent Cameron Mathison.
Lui Kit Wong-Pool/Getty Images(WEST VALLEY, Utah) -- A newly released, eerie home video made by Susan Powell, the Utah mother who disappeared in 2009 under mysterious circumstances, shows her recording her family's belongings just in case something ever happened.
"This is me July 29th, 2008," Powell says in the video. "[I am] covering all my bases,...
Larry States has been a news anchor and reporter for 36 years at radio stations in Akron and Canton, including the last 26 at 1590 WAKR. States served as News Director of WAKR for 14 years. Larry also served as news director of the former WAKR TV 23 in Akron. Larry was inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame in Akron in 2004. He is currently a member of the Summit County Emergency Management Committee. An Akron native, Larry is a 1970 graduate of Hower High School and a 1975 graduate of the University of Akron. Contact Larry through the newsroom at 330-864-6397 or email at email@example.com
Akron Police think they may have solved a quadruple murder that happened in an apartment on Kimlyn Circle near Chapel Hill Mall April 18th. They've arrested two men and charged them with aggravated murder.
Deshanon Haywood and Derrick Brantley, both 21, are charged in the execution stle shootng deaths of 24-year-old Ronald Roberts, 23-year-old Kem Delaney, and two 19-year-old women Kiana Welch and Maria Nash.
The bodies were discovered in the basement of Robert's townhouse. All the victims had been shot in the head..
Haywood and Brantley are charged with four counts each of aggravated murder and four counts of aggravated robbery and were booked into the Summit County Jail.
Police believe robbery was the motive for the shootings.
News Release From The Akron Police Department
As a result of a thorough, month-long investigation, the Akron Police Department homicide detectives charged both Deshanon Haywood, 21, of Brittain Road and Derrick Brantley, 21, of Cornell Street, each with four counts of aggravated murder and four counts of aggravated robbery.
On April 18, 2013, one of the victim’s friends discovered the bodies of Kem Delaney, Maria Nash, Ronald Roberts, and Kiana Welch in the basement of 42 Kimlyn Circle. Multiple officers, detectives and the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene. Several interviews were conducted, evidence was collected and various records were examined. The autopsy results revealed that each victim suffered multiple gunshots, including at least one gunshot to the head.
Haywood and Brantley were both charged with obstructing justice for providing false statements to homicide detectives during the investigation. Deshanon Haywood was charged with obstructing justice on April 27, 2013. At that time, Haywood was incarcerated in the Summit County Jail on unrelated charges and has been incarcerated since that time. Derrick Brantley was charged with obstructing justice on April 29, 2013 and has been incarcerated in the Summit County Jail as well.
University of Akron Police have wrapped up their investigation into the shooting death of an Akron man by officer Aaron Burnette during a traffic stop on Wolf Ledges Parkway May 17th. Burnette shot and killed 64-year old James Genda when according to the officer Genda picked up a gun as Burnette walked back to the car after checking the driver's license and registration. The gun, which looked like a real .45 caliber pistol, turned out to be a BB gun.
The paperwork from that investigation has now been turned over to the Summit County Prosecutor's Office. Assistant Prosecutor Mary Ann Kovach tells AkronNewsNow what happens next " We review that paperwork and determine whether or not it's the type of case that should go to the Grand Jury"
Kovach says the prosecutor must determine if the shooting is a crime that qualifies to go to the grand jury or is ruled justifiable, meaning no evidence would be presented to the grand jury.
" A case goes to the Grand Jury when a prosecutor believes there is probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed. And a police shooting is not really any different than any other case," says Kovach.
The other possibility is that the shooting could be filed as a misdemeanor, sending it back to the city prosecutor.
The Akron School Board has voted to fire Buchtel Community Learning Center teacher Melissa Cairns for posting a picture of her students with duct tape on their mouths on her Facebook page. Under the picture was the caption "Finally found a way to get them to be quiet."
Cairns later admitted her decision was "stupid," but she posted it as a joke at the time after one of her students had asked for the duct tape to fix a binder, and the playfully placed it over her mouth. about eight or nine other students in the class of 15 students then joined in, and then put the duct tape over their mouths.
Akron Public Schools Communications Director Mark Williamson said she showed a lack of good judgement and that her conduct was unbecoming of a teacher.
Williamson told AkronNewsNow " The students and their parents were highly upset about this during the hearing process, and expressed that in no uncertain terms. This was not something that was innocous, it was not something that was to be laughed off."
Cairns posted the picture in October . It was later taken down at the request of Buchtel principal Sonya Gordon.
Cairns was teaching seventh and eighth graders math at the Buchtel Community Learning Center at the time.
Melissa Cairns had been on paid leave since January.
A downtown Akron tenant that helped the rebirth of the former B.F.Goodrich factory buildings along South Main Street is now in the process of moving out of Akron. AkronNewsNow has learned that Advanced Elastomer Systems (AES) is being moved by its parent firm Exxon-Mobil to Houston in a consolidation move by the oil company. The move comes after Exxon bought out its shared venture with Monsanto in operating A.E.S. The Akron operation has approximately 250 employees.
Akron's Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Bob Bowman says while it's never good to see a firm move out of downtown, the city could be getting another tenant to move into the building. "You never like to lose that, but we've already had some interest in their space, so I won't say that it will be an equal exchange, but we are getting activity on the building. We're working with some possible investors and other companies looking to locate facilities in that building," says Bowman.
Bowman says a start-up polymer firm is interested in the A.E.S. lab space.
The AES building also has several other tenants who are not moving out, including law firms. Bowman said he couldn't estimate the financial impact of the A.E.S. move out of town.
Bowman says the downtown Akron area remains attractive to corporations because of it's growing entertainment, night life and restaurants.
Following the successful conversion of the abandoned Goodrich factory complex into Canal Place, Advanced Elastomer Systems, attracted by the city's polymer industry, moved from St. Louis to Akron into the last refurbished factory building nearly two decades ago .
An Akron man was sentenced to more than three years in prison and ordered to pay more than $15 million in restitution for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme in Florida and a separate scheme to defraud two elderly investors, according to Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Andrew D. Norman, 36, previously pleaded guilty to participating in the two schemes and failure to report his income derived from the scheme against the elderly investors.
Norman and his business partner Jason Herceg conspired with Jack Coppenger in procuring “straw buyers” and submitting false loan documents to banks to purchase Coppenger’s lots in Florida (which had already been inflated in value as part of a land flip) in a mortgage fraud scheme. Coppenger, with assistance from Norman and Herceg, perpetrated a large mortgage fraud scheme involving numerous straw buyers, who essentially sold their good credit score to Coppenger, in order for him to secure loans, through straw buyers’ names, for property in Florida.
Coppenger promised money to the straw buyers if they signed the loan application and paperwork, that he would make any down payment and all the mortgage payments for the straw buyers, and that, once the property was developed, they would receive half the profits from any sale, according to court documents. The U.S. Attorey's Office says the mortage payments ceased.
Robbers targeted another fast food restaurant in Akron late Sunday night. Akron Police Lieutenant Rick Edwards says several teens robbed the Church's Chicken at 700 South Arlington around 11pm..
The employees reported as they were locking up the store at closing time, five suspects approached them in the parking lot and forced the workers back into the restaurant at gunpoint. The suspects, ranging in age from 13 to 18, then demanded money from the restaurant's safe and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
No one was hurt.
The suspects are described as five black males, ranging from 5' 6" to six feet tall, and weighing between 130 and 160 pounds.
The Red Cross is helping a family of five left homeless by a house fire in Akron Sunday night. The fire in the home in the 500 block of Whitney Avenue began in the basement and caused more than $17,000 in damage before firefighters could put out the blaze. Two adults and three children were left temporarily homeless by the fire.
There were no injuries.
The cause remains undetermined at this time.
Cuyahoga Falls City officials say due to water main breaks, the following roads will be closed until further
notice: Second Street, from Broad Blvd. to Sackett Ave. and Falls Ave., from Front Street to Second Street.
Summit County Sheriff's detectives are looking for a bank robber who hit a Manchester Road bank Thursday afternoon..
Shortly before 3pm., the suspect entered the PNC Bank in Coventry Township and handed the teller an envelope. The envelope contained a note which demanded cash. The suspect fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
Sheriff's Inspector Bill Holland says the suspect is white, standing 5' 8" tall , weighing between 165 and 190 pounds with dark hair and facial hair, and appeared to be between the ages of 40 and 50. Bank security cameras recorded good quality pictures of the robber.
Anyone with information on the robber is asked to call the Summit County Sheriff's Department.
Around midnight last night, the McDonald’s Restaurant on Romig Road, was robbed at gunpoint. The employees reported as they were closing the restaurant, they were confronted in the parking lot by five suspects armed with handguns. The robbers forced the employees back into the restaurant and demanded money. They fled with an unreported amount of cash and the victims’ cell phones.
The suspects are five black males, 18 – 22 years old.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron Police.
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