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Jury Selections Begins For Juvenile In Craigslist Killing Case

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17-year-old Brogan Rafferty of Stow, who was then 16, is suspected of helping his mentor, 53-year-old Richard Beasley of Akron, lure victims with bogus job offers. Beasley will be tried separately.
11:30AM
October 9, 2012

17-year-old Brogan Rafferty of Stow, who was then 16, is suspected of helping his mentor, 53-year-old Richard Beasley of Akron, lure victims with bogus job offers.

Testing: DNA Found In Bite Mark Not From Convicted Akron Cop

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Douglas Prade was sentenced in 1998 to life in prison with parole eligibility in 26 years for the death of his ex-wife, 41-year-old Akron doctor Margo Prade.
10:41AM
August 2, 2012

Tests indicate that crime scene DNA did not come from a former Akron police captain convicted of murdering his ex-wife 13 years ago.

Akron Man Gets New Trial After 17 Years Behind Bars

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Dewey Jones was sentenced to life in prison for the 1993 murder of 71-year-old Neil Rankin. Jones had a lengthy criminal record prior to the conviction, but has always maintained he was not involved in Rankin's murder.
7:16AM
July 10, 2012

Dewy Jones was sentenced to life in prison in 1995 for the murder of an elderly man, but new DNA evidence raised questions about the conviction.

What Part of Illegal Don’t You Understand?

12:00AM
March
18, 2011

I’ve always been morbidly fascinated by people whose take on illegal immigration boils down to what part of ILLEGAL don’t you understand?

Scientists Test Strength Of Spider Silk.

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June
30, 2009

The strength of spider silk is often a source of inspiration for scientists trying to design new types of ultrastrong materials. But at the University of Akron, it’s something else about spider silk that inspires.

Economy Ohioans Number One Concern in Presidential Election

12:00AM
March
17, 2008

A new poll by the University of Akron finds that Ohioans see the economy as the top issue in this fall’s presidential election.

Sewage in Lake Erie

12:00AM
May
23, 2007

An environmental group says northern Ohio cities are unleashing a health menace on the public, by pouring a very common but dangerous substance into Lake Erie.