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2 arrested, 2 charged in double homicide at burning house

Aug. 13, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Akron have charged four people in connection to the shooting deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a burning house last month. Steven Hayes, 20, and Kianna Buckley, 42, were arrested on Wednesday and face charges related to the murders of Justin Lee Walker and Melinda...

Steve Stricker tied for lead in Senior Players Championship

Aug. 13, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Steve Stricker birdied the final hole for a 2-under 68 and a share of the lead Thursday in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, the PGA Tour Champions' first major of the season. “Didn’t hit it all that good, though. I scraped it around, got it up-and-down a...

Trial again delayed for Akron man accused of 9 arson deaths

Aug. 11, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The latest capital murder trial of a man accused of killing nine people in two separate arson fires has been delayed until January. Stanley Ford, 61, of Akron, had gone on trial in February, but it was soon halted by the coronavirus pandemic and the judge overseeing the case eventually...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 11, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: What will it take to reduce violence in Akron? Akron Beacon Journal Aug. 9 A week ago, gunfire interrupted the evening on Fifth Avenue in Akron. Multiple shots hit two residences, leaving two adults wounded and a 20-month-old baby boy...

7-month-old boy dies after attack by family dog in Akron

Aug. 8, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 7-month-old boy died after an attack by the family dog at an Akron home. Akron police said the pit bull attacked the boy and his 77-year-old grandmother shortly before 4 p.m. Friday. Police said the boy was rushed to Akron Children's Hospital, where he was pronounced...

FILE - Viola Davis arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast on Dec. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. Davis, Sterling K. Brown and LeBron James are among several honorees at the AAFCA TV Honors later this month. The African American Film Critics Association announced the recipients of the second annual event on Wednesday. The virtual ceremony is scheduled to air Aug. 22. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Viola Davis, LeBron James among honorees at AAFCA TV Honors

Aug. 5, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown and LeBron James are among several honorees at the AAFCA TV Honors later this month. The African American Film Critics Association announced the recipients of the second annual event on Wednesday. The virtual ceremony is scheduled to air on Aug. 22....

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 3, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Nursing home residents must be protected The Warren Tribune Chronicle Aug. 3 About 40 percent of the more than 146,000 Americans killed by COVID-19 have been residents of nursing homes. Somehow, despite knowing older people with...

1-year-old killed, 2 adults wounded in shooting

Aug. 3, 2020 6:16 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A 1-year-old was killed and two adults were wounded in a shooting in Ohio, police said. According to Akron police, a suspect on Sunday night opened fire on a home, hitting the baby and wounding a man and a woman who were inside. The child died at Summa Akron City Hospital. The Summit...

Shooting deaths of 2 found in burning home ruled homicides

Jul. 29, 2020 8:30 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The shooting deaths of two people found inside a burning home this week have been ruled homicides, authorities said. Justin Lee Walker, 34, and Melinda Kay Pointer, 47, were both shot in the head and torso, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office. The Akron...

Firefighters find 2 people fatally shot inside burning home

Jul. 28, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Firefighters who extinguished a blaze at an Ohio home early Tuesday found two people inside who had apparently been shot to death, authorities said. The fire in Akron was reported shortly before 6 a.m., and the blaze was soon brought under control, fire officials said. The bodies of a...