Akron Police are investigating a deadly stabbing that happened at Chapel Hill Mall shortly before 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Police say the 35-year-old man was stabbed in the parking lot and ran inside the mall, where he collapsed. The victim was transported to Akron City Hospital, where he died around 8:30 p.m. Police have no motive at this time. The suspect is described as a black male, standing 5'10" tall, heavy set, wearing a black, oversized T-shirt, gray shorts with a white stripe down the side, and white shoes with black laces. He was last seen in a red SUV traveling towards Brittain Road. The victim's name is being withheld pending positive identification and family notifications. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy on Thursday. Anyone with information about the suspect is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department's Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490, U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED, or Summit County Crime Stoppers at 330-434-COPS. You can also text "TIPSCO" with your tips to CRIMES. Tipsters can remain anonymous.
This morning will see our rain slowly ending from west to east and we'll start a partial clearing trend throughout Thursday afternoon with cooler, drier air filtering in and temperatures reaching only into the mid to upper 70s. We'll enjoy a "football weather" feel in the air for the Browns and Bills tonight as the mercury slides into the 50s. Sunshine and blue skies will rule Friday with temperatures recovering only into the mid 70s. A sunsational weekend is on the horizon as well!
Retired U.S. Congressman Louis Stokes has died. The 90-year-old was diagnosed last month with lung and brain cancer. He passed away late Tuesday night. A public viewing will be held on Aug. 24 inside the Cleveland City Hall Rotunda, located at 601 Lakeside Avenue, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Aug. 25 at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, located at 8712 Quincy Avenue in Cleveland. Family Hour will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by the funeral program, which is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. The burial service will be private. The lawyer and Cleveland community leader served what were Ohio's 21st and 11th districts for 30 years.