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Movie Massacre, Akron Robberies, Summer Pests

Authorities have the suspected lone gunman in custody after 12 people were killed and 38 more injured during a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, CO. The suspect is James Holmes, 24, of North Aurora, CO. CNN reported he had a rifle, shotgun and two handguns in his possession, according to federal officials. Holmes was reportedly wearing body armor and a gas mask as well. Law enforcement officials said the gunman went to the back door of the theater, propped it open, "geared up" and threw a smoke bomb or tear gas grenade, according to CNN. Witness Jennifer Seeger told the Today show the shooter fired at people as they were trying to go for the exit doors. According to her, he started at the corner of the screen then went to the top of the stairs and back down toward the front.

Detectives in Akron are investigating two separate robberies that happened within two hours of each other and in the same general area. The first robbery happened just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night on Corson Avenue. The victims, 25-year-old man and 26-year-old woman, were out walking when three suspects approached them. One suspect pointed a gun at the victims and demanded the victims' property. The victims emptied their pockets and the suspects fled. The second robbery occurred shortly after midnight near the intersection of Crosby Street and Oakdale Avenue. The victims, a 23 and a 25-year-old man, were out walking when the suspects approached them. One victim reported he was punched in the face then the suspects demanded his money. The suspects then reached into the second victim's pant pockets and took his wallet. When the suspects saw that the victim didn't have any cash in his wallet, they threw the wallet back to the victim and fled.

During summer most of us look forward to time at the beach, fishing and other fun activities. Unfortunately, summer also means having to deal with certain pests. Why So Many Summer Insects? Have you noticed that when warm weather rolls in, insects seem to appear, seemingly out of nowhere? Click here for some reasons.

 

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager

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