A 28-year-old Akron man is facing a list of charges after police claim he threw a baby off a porch.
Akron police said on March 24, Carl C. Honorable got into a verbal argument with his baby's mother while intoxicated at his home on West North Street.
Honorable put his 3-month-old daughter into a car seat without her seat belt and told the child's mother that he was going to leave with the baby. Police said he then threw the baby off the top step of the front porch.
The baby was taken to Akron Children's Hospital for treatment. Authorities say the child also had a broken leg prior to being thrown from the porch.
Honorable has been charged with felonious assault, felony child endangering, domestic violence and criminal damaging.
Police said additional charges are expected.
An Akron man and a member of the Ohio National Guard was arrested after he allegedly forged a letter to get out of a traffic ticket.
News Channel 5 reports Rodney Dennis, 25, was given a ticket on Sept. 23 for driving under a suspended license after police pulled him over for speeding.
Dennis sent a letter to the court on National Guard letterhead claiming that he was training during the month of September and could not have been stopped by the police.
The charges were dismissed by an Akron Municipal Court judge in February.
Police investigated the incident and found that Dennis had forged the letter. He is now facing three felony charges.
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Akron General Medical Center has been named as one of HealthGrades America's Top 50 Best Hospitals.
Researchers looked at 12 years of Medicare data to come up the nation's best hospitals.
Akron General made the top 50 list and Aultman Hospital in Canton was recognized as one of the nation's top 100.
Award recipients had mortality and complication rates low enough to place them in the top five percent.
This was the first year HealthGrades expanded their list to include the top 100 hospitals.
You can find the full list on www.HealthGrades.com
Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly broke into a jewelry store in Akron Sunday night.
Authorities say two men used a vehicle to crash through the front doors of Taylor Made Jewelry on Wedgewood Drive around 11:40 p.m.
Police say the suspects led police on a short car chase after they grabbed some jewelry from the store.
The suspects then fled on foot. Police are still searching for the two men.
A reported 25-thousand dollars worth of jewelry was reported stolen last month in a heist at the same store.
Around $25,000 worth of jewelry was reported stolen last month in a heist at the same store.
Surveillance video from the scene can be seen in the video below, courtesy of our news partners at WEWS NewsChannel 5.
Could the Thistledown race track be moving to the Akron area?
The Plain Dealer reports that such a move is being discussed now among the track's owners and state officials...the result of a proposal to add slot machines at the horse racing track currently located in North Randall.
Rock Ohio Caesars owns both Thistledown and the soon-to-open Horseshoe Casino on Cleveland's Public Square. The company wants to reduce competition to its own new casino by moving the race track and slots operation.
The Beacon Journal reports that Summit County officials say Thistledown could move to near the Akron-Canton Airport or to the Mogadore area.
Rock Ohio Caesars officials and the administration of Gov. Kasich are talking about the potential move.
No slot machines have yet been installed at horse racing tracks, as the industry awaits the outcome of a lawsuit filed by anti-gambling interests.
On the Web: Cleveland Plain Dealer, www.cleveland.com
Akron Beacon Journal, www.ohio.com
A domestic dispute turned violent after a woman allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the back early Saturday morning.
Akron police said it happened in the 800 block of Ravenswood Street around 2 a.m.
Kelly Lookabaugh, 23, called police and reported she stabbed her boyfriend, Chad Cunard, 32, following an argument.
Cunard was found with a stab wound on his upper back. He was taken to Akron City Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Lookabaugh was charged with felonious assault, attempted drug abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was booked into the Summit County Jail.
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A suspect in a 2011 Akron home invasion appeared in court Thursday morning to face a list of charges.
Micahel A. Hollis Jr., 20, of Akron, entered a not guilty plea during his arraginment at Akron Municipal Court. Hollis Jr.'s bond was set at $100,000.
He's charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary, among other charges in connection with the Sept. 9 incident where he and a victim suffered gunshot wounds.
Akron Police say Hollis Jr. and two other suspects were armed and forced their way into a home in the 300 block of Madison Avenue, then held a victim at gunpoint while working their way through the house in search for money.
A hearing is scheduled for March 16.
Akron police helped a family of three safely get out of a house fire early Thursday morning.
Police officers near the home in the 100 block of West Burns Avenue noticed the flames and helped the family exit the home.
Fire crews said they arrived on scene shortly after 1 a.m.
Officials say the fire started on the back porch. The home sustained damage to the first and second floors.
No one was injured in the fire.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Three people were injured in Akron after a head-on collision late Wednesday night.
It happened in the 700 block of East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue.
News Channel 5 reports a Jeep drove off the right side of the road and hit a SUV driving in the opposite direction.
The Jeep was found on its roof after crashing through a fence.
Authorities closed the road for several hours.
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