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Akron Police detectives have made an arrest in a domestic violence incident that ended in a fatal stabbing on Victoria Avenue Saturday night.
Detectives arrested Lillian M. Ritchey, 47, of Victoria Avenue in the stabbing death of Brian Knight. Ritchey allegedly stabbed Knight in the chest with a kitchen knife. Knight was Ritchey's live-in boyfriend.
Ritchey was taken into custody around 1 this morning. She was charged with Murder and booked into the Summit County Jail.
The five men accused of trying to blow up the Brecksville bridge will remain behind bars.
NewsChannel 5 reports a federal judge decided the men will remain in custody, for now, as the judge needs more time to make a ruling on bond.
During the hearing, some surveillance video was shown and more details about the bomb plot came out.
Federal prosecutors said one of the suspects was even secretly recorded saying, "We just committed the biggest act of terrorism in Cleveland since the 1960s."
Federal prosecutors also showed Judge David Dowd night vision surveillance video that allegedly showed four of the five suspects placing what they thought were real bombs at the base of the Rt. 82 bridge that links Brecksville and Sagamore Hills.
Judge Dowd says June 8 is the day he wants all final briefs filed on the issue of bond. He'll make a decision sometime after that.
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A 22-year old Akron man is handed a life prison sentence for the murder of a local soldier and the robbery of another man.
Summit County Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands sentenced Chad Stephens, 22, of Baird Street in Akron, to life in prison for the Murder of Kim Slayko . A jury found Stephens guilty of Murder and two counts of Aggravated Robbery, on May 15.
On August 23, Stephens set up a meeting to sell Opana, a painkiller, to a man he met at an Akron gas station. When the victim arrived at the meeting spot, he was robbed at gunpoint of several hundred dollars by an accomplice of Stephens. The following week, on August 31, Stephens arranged to meet and sell Opana to the victim, Kim Slayko. Stephens failed to show up. When Slayko called him to see where he was, Stephens claimed he wanted to make sure Slayko was not a police officer and then set up a second meeting spot. When Slayko arrived at the next meeting, he was jumped by two men who attempted to rob him. He called Stephens and set up a third meeting spot, this time on Baughman Avenue in Akron. When Slayko arrived and met Stephens, Slayko went behind a house, where he was shot and killed.
Kim Slayko had served tours of duty in Afghanistan.
Chad Stephens will be eligible for parole after serving 23 years in prison.
The federal government has granted Ohio and seven other states waivers from many provisions of the Bush-eraNo Child Left Behind Act. Ohio schools will no longer be judged on yearly progress toward making 100 percent of students in each demographic group proficient in reading and math. The mandate was considered unrealistic.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the Ray Horner WAKR Morning Show said the No Child Left Behind mandate has grown outdated " No Child Left Behind I believe is fundamentally broken. Far too punitive, too many ways to fail, no rewards for success, very prescriptive, very top down fro Washington. Frankly we're trying to get Washington out of the way."
Duncan says he wanted to have Congress fix its flaws and re-authorize an improved No Child Left Behind but he says Congress is non-functional these days in a politically charged year. " My first choice was to have Congress re-authorize it and fix it and work in a bi-partisan way. Unfortunately Congress is fairly dysfunctional these days, so we couldn't wait, we just had to move ahead. We're thrilled to pick those eight states, and Ohio being one of them did a great, great job" said Duncan.
Arne Duncan listed the advantages of Ohio receiving the No Child Left Behind waiver. " You'll be looking not just at a test score, but you'll be looking at growth, you'll be looking at how you're closing achievement gaps. There's going to be hard work done to turn around low performing schools. There will be a much greater emphasis on a well-rounded education."
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has placed designated hitter Travis Hafner on the 15-day Disabled List with inflammation in his right knee, retroactive to May 24. To replace Hafner on the 25-man Major League roster, the Indians have recalled left-handed pitcher Scott Barnes from Triple-A Columbus.
It didn't take Akron Police long to track down their suspect in the early Sunday morning stabbing death of a 30-year old man during a fight on South Adams Street.
The suspect, Rudolph Valentino Ammons III, 29, of South Arlington Street, was identified and taken into custody without incident around 8:30 this morning in the 700 block of East Buchtel Avenue.
Ammons is charged with aggravated murder and felonious assault for the stabbing death of Anthony Hargrove. After being stabbed several times Hargrove attempted to walk to Akron City Hospital, when he was found on a park bench outside of hospital. Hargrove was taken inside where he was later pronounced dead.
Rudolph Ammons was booked into the Summit County Jail.
Portage County Sheriff's detectives are looking for a suspect in the shooting death of a 54 year old man in a Freedom Township home early Tuesday evening.
Sheriff David Doak reports deputies received a call of shots fired at a home in the 6400 block of Vair Road . 54 year old Timothy R. McAtee was found shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Doak says the alleged shooter has been identified and the investigation continues.
A 26-year old Akron man is sentenced for his part in two robberies in the city on January 3rd.
Summit County Judge Amy Corrigall Jones sentenced Rayonte L. Jones of Lakeshore Blvd. in Akron, to eight years in prison.
On May 16, a jury found Jones guilty of Aggravated Robbery with a firearm specification, Receiving Stolen Property, and Misuse of a Credit Card.
Early on the morning of January 3, William Weems, 20, of West Thornton Street in Akron, robbed a man at gunpoint of his wallet and cell phone in the Akron General Medical Center parking lot, while Jones waited in a nearby car. Jones and Weems then went shopping with the victim’s credit card. Later that afternoon, Jones was with Weems when he robbed a 17-year-old boy in the Chapel Hill Mall parking lot.
Later that day, Jones called Target claiming he accidentally left in the store a stroller that he had purchased that morning (with a credit card stolen from the first robbery victim). Police were waiting when Jones and Weems went to Target the next day to get a replacement stroller and arrested Jones. Weems escaped but later turned himself in.
Weems pleaded guilty in March to Aggravated Robbery with a firearm specification, and Robbery. He was sentenced to eight years in prison on May 23rd.
Five Canton city firefighters were handed suspensions today for alleged shift trading.
NewsChannel 5 reports the suspensions range from 60 days to a couple of weeks.
Canton Fire Chief John Whitlatch told NewsChannel 5 the alleged shift trades happened between October 2011 and December 2011.
The announcement of the suspension comes a little more than two months after an audit of the Cleveland Division of Fire revealed widespread abuse of sick time and shift trades. That audit suggested as many as 200 firefighters may have abused the system for years.
It's not clear yet whether Canton's investigation was prompted by the publicity of Cleveland's audit.
Akron Police are investigating two weekend homicides. The two victims were stabbed to death.
Officers were called to a fight on South Adams Street at East Market Street around 1 Sunday morning where the victim had been stabbed several times.Lieutenant Rick Edwards says the suspect fled before officers arrived on a dark colored BMX Huffy bicycle on Buchtel Avenue. The victim Anthony Hargrove, 30, of Chittenden Street was later found on a park bench outside City Hospital. He was later pronounced dead.
Akron Police have provided the following video of the stabbing suspect.
Another stabbing shortly after 11 Saturday night in the 600 block of Victoria Avenue claimed a life. 39- year old Brian Knight of Victoria Avenue later died at City Hospital from a stab wound to the chest. Detectives say the stabbing apparently happened during a domestic dispute.
No charges have been filed at this time. The homicide remains under investigation.
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