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LeBron James school student treated to VIP access by NASCAR

Aug. 09, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — LeBron James aims to give students at his I Promise School opportunities they may not have otherwise. Recently, the NBA superstar's mission shifted into another gear. James Bromsey III, a sixth-grader at James' school in Akron, Ohio, was given...

Attorney: DOJ should investigate Jayland Walker's death

Jul. 20, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for the family of Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Black man killed in a hail of police gunfire last month in Ohio, on Wednesday joined the national NAACP and its Akron branch in calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Walker's death. ...

Medical examiner: Jayland Walker was shot dozens of times

Jul. 15, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Black man who died last month at the hands of police in Akron, Ohio, was shot dozens of times, with 26 bullets recovered from his body, according to a preliminary autopsy report released Friday. Dr. Lisa Kohler, the Summit County...

Medical examiner: Jayland Walker shot, grazed, 46 times by firing Akron police

Jul. 15, 2022 09:45 AM EDT
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Medical examiner: Jayland Walker shot, grazed, 46 times by firing Akron police.

NAACP calls on Garland to probe killing of Jayland Walker

Jul. 14, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP on Thursday made a direct plea to Attorney General Merrick Garland for the Justice Department to open a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting death of Jayland Walker, a Black man who was killed last month by officers in Ohio in a hail of police gunfire....

Jayland Walker described as quiet, thoughtful at funeral

Jul. 13, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered at a theater in Akron, Ohio, on Wednesday to commemorate the life of Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man killed in a hail of police gunfire last month. Walker was remembered by family and friends as a shy, kind, thoughtful man with...

Jerry Kelly wins Senior Players for 2nd time in 3 years

Jul. 10, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jerry Kelly won the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship for the second time in three years Sunday, breaking away with two late birdies to beat defending champion Steve Stricker by two strokes. Kelly closed with a 2-under 68, taking the outright lead with a...

Kelly, Cejka share lead at Firestone in Senior Players

Jul. 09, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jerry Kelly shot a 5-under 65 on Saturday for a share of the third-round lead with Alex Cejka in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship. The Principal Charity Classic winner last month in Iowa, the 55-year-old Kelly had six birdies and a bogey to match Cejka...

Alker takes share of lead in Senior Players Championship

Jul. 08, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Steven Alker shot a bogey-free 4-under 66 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship with Joe Durant, Tim Petrovic and Alex Cejka. A three-time winner this season and the Charles Schwab Cup points leader, Alker...

Feces mailed to Ohio GOP lawmakers; post office investigates

Jul. 08, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Feces were mailed to Ohio's 25 Republican state senators this week, prompting an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, a spokesperson for the lawmakers confirmed Friday. Mailroom employees in the Ohio Statehouse and post offices in Cleveland and...