Amani Abraham

Amani Abraham

Amani Abraham is the morning web editor and also tracks morning drive traffic for 1590 WAKR, 97.5 WONE and 94.9 WQMX during weekday mornings and is a reporter/anchor. She's no stranger to AkronNewsNow.com, having worked as an intern with Rubber City Radio Group as a producer for the Daily Vodcast and other video projects.. Amani is a 2011 graduate with a Communications degree from the University of Akron, where she excelled in her work on the student radio station WZIP-FM and Z-TV, the University's television program. You can reach Amani through the newsroom 330-864-6397 or by email aabraham@rcrg.net

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 05:49

Easy Thanksgiving Dessert

Skip the pie shell and try something different. Phyllo shells are one of my favorite ways to entertain guests. You can find the miniature shells in the freezer aisle at your grocery store. Fill it with your favorite pumpkin pie recipe for the filling or try a pecan tart recipe (below).
Easy Thanksgiving Dessert
Source: http://www.yummly.com/recipe/Mini-pecan-phyllo-tart...
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 06:53

Simple Thanksgiving Place Cards

A simple idea to spice up your Thanksgiving Day table!

Simple Thanksgiving Place Cards
Source: http://www.thesweetestoccasion.com/slideshow/diy-thanksgiving-place-cards/

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Thursday, 05 December 2013 06:41

Simple Christmas Tree Alternative

Here's an easy alternative to the original Christmas tree. Try decorating a ladder with lights and ornaments hanging from each step. This is also a great idea for big homes to add a second tree in a room or basement. 

Simple Christmas Tree Alternative
Source: http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net


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Thursday, 05 December 2013 06:46

Start A New Holiday Tradition

Christmas cards. Gift lists. Letters.
These begin to pile up around the holiday season - so why not use it as a way to decorate the home. Just attach a piece of rope or wire on both ends to a wall in your home. Use clothespins to attach cards, letters, pictures or gift lists to the wire to create a holiday atmosphere and a great conversation to...
Thursday, 05 December 2013 06:50

Last Minute Christmas Centerpiece

You don't have to go out of your way to create a beautiful centerpiece.
Just take a large wine glass and turn it upside down. Just add a couple of ornaments inside the glass and place it upside down. Then, add a candle on the top (which is actually the bottom) of the wine glass. Repeat and add a row of the unique items along the dinner table.
Last Minute Christmas Centerpiece
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Friday, 06 December 2013 10:18

Snow, Cold Weather Ahead

After a short break from the winter weather, snow and colder temperatures are on their way back to the area with a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for most of Northeast Ohio. 
 
Frank Kieltyka with the National Weather Service says the advisory points to snow accumulation in the area from two to four inches of snow within a 12 hour period.
 
"A warning is if you're going to have six inches or more snow in 12 hours or 8 inches in 24 hours, so a warning is higher than an advisory," said Kieltyka.
 
The Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10 p.m.
 
Kieltyka also pointed out that colder weather is on its way for the weekend with temperatures expected to drop into the teens on Saturday night. 
 
Visit AkronNewsNow.com for the latest updates. 
 
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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
443 AM EST FRI DEC 6 2013

.PRECIPITATION WILL MAKE THE FINAL TRANSITION TO SNOW BY EARLY
THIS MORNING AS THE ATMOSPHERE CONTINUES TO COOL ALOFT. THE AXIS
OF PRECIPITATION WILL SHIFT SOUTH THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS AND
MANY LOCATIONS WILL SEE A BREAK IN THE SNOW BEFORE RETURNING THIS
AFTERNOON.

A SECONDARY WAVE OF SNOW WILL ARRIVE BY MID-AFTERNOON AS A WAVE OF
LOW PRESSURE TRACKS UP THE APPALACHIANS. SNOW WILL BE MODERATE TO
HEAVY AT TIMES FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY EVENING...
ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF A LINE FROM MANSFIELD TO YOUNGSTOWN. THE
HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES WILL EXTEND FROM CENTRAL TO
NORTHEAST OHIO. SNOW WILL QUICKLY EXIT TO THE EAST TONIGHT.

OHZ021>023-029>033-036>038-047-PAZ003-061745-
/O.CON.KCLE.WW.Y.0014.000000T0000Z-131207T0300Z/
SUMMIT-PORTAGE-TRUMBULL-RICHLAND-ASHLAND-WAYNE-STARK-MAHONING-
MARION-MORROW-HOLMES-KNOX-CRAWFORD PA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AKRON...RAVENNA...WARREN...MANSFIELD...
ASHLAND...WOOSTER...CANTON...YOUNGSTOWN...MARION...MOUNT GILEAD...
MILLERSBURG...MOUNT VERNON...MEADVILLE
443 AM EST FRI DEC 6 2013

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW MAY CONTINUE TO MIX WITH SLEET OR FREEZING
  RAIN THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS BEFORE MAKING A FINAL
  TRANSITION TO SNOW. AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW IS
  EXPECTED THROUGH THIS EVENING WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS FROM
  MOUNT VERNON TO YOUNGSTOWN.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BECOME LIGHT AND EVEN STOP IN SOME LOCATIONS
  BY LATE MORNING. THE NEXT ROUND OF SNOW WILL SPREAD NORTH OVER
  THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES FROM MID
  AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 5 TO 10 MPH.

* IMPACTS...SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN EARLY THIS MORNING CAN
  MAKE ROADS SLICK...REQUIRING LOWER SPEEDS AND GREATER DISTANCES
  BETWEEN VEHICLES WHILE DRIVING. SNOW WILL INCREASE THIS
  AFTERNOON AND BE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH THE EVENING COMMUTE.

* TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES WILL DROP TO NEAR 30 DEGREES
  TODAY...THEN INTO THE MID 20S BY THIS EVENING.

* VISIBILITIES...DROPPING TO AROUND ONE MILE AT TIMES THROUGH MID
  MORNING...THEN IMPROVING THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. VISIBILITIES
  WILL DECREASE THIS AFTERNOON AND DROP TO A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES
  LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NORMALLY ISSUED FOR A VARIETY OF
WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS SUCH AS LIGHT SNOW... BLOWING SNOW...
SLEET... FREEZING RAIN AND WIND CHILLS. WHILE THE WEATHER WILL BE
SIGNIFICANT... THE WORD ADVISORY IMPLIES THAT SEVERE WINTER
WEATHER IS NOT ANTICIPATED. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR
FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES.

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Thursday, 05 December 2013 12:09

Akron Man Arrested For Weekend Shooting

Akron police arrested a 22-year-old Akron man who was wanted for a shooting that happened in the city over the weekend.

Police said Michael Reid of Murray Avenue was wanted for felonious assault. Reid allegedly shot a 25-year-old man in the back following an argument inside a house in the 200 block of Paris Avenue on Sunday, December 1st. The victim, Fahrudin Colic, was taken to a local hospital where his injuries do not appear to be life threatening. 

Thursday, 05 December 2013 11:53

Police: Man Robs Akron Sports Card Shop

Akron police arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly robbing a sports card shop on East Market Street Wednesday afternoon.

Police said the robbery happened at Grandpa's Sports Cards around 4:30 p.m. The clerk told police that 20-year-old Michael Maynard took several collector cards, pulled out a knife and demanded the cards for free. The clerk refused and the suspect fled on foot. Police caught up with him a short time later after he got onto a bus where they found the knife used in the robbery.

Maynard was charged with aggravated robbery and booked into the Summit County Jail.

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:58

KSU To Teach Students How To Fly Drones

You've probably already heard about Amazon's future plan to introduce drones as a new way to ship packages to customers within minutes. 

It's a concept that has a lot of people talking, including those at Kent State University. The university recently announced it will soon be teaching students how to fly the unmanned aircrafts.

KSU Professor Ray Weber says drones have been around for a while, but now it's gaining some momentum in the commercial field.

"There's a huge amount of commercial operations that would benefit from this technology," said Weber. 

Many associate drones with the military, but Weber says there's many more ways it can used.

"It allows farmers and different companies and corporations to keep track of crops and to apply pesticides more precisely to prevent contamination of the environment around it."

The KSU Faculty Senate recently took the next step to keep up with technology by moving forward with plans to offer a minor in Unmanned Aircraft Systems, which is set to begin next fall. The minor is already listed on the university's website.