Tag: Akron

National

White man carrying rifle through Black neighborhood confronted by Black business owner

The citizens of Akron, Ohio are angry about a White man walking through their neighborhood openly carrying a rifle and handgun. Deone Slater, owner of Kangaroo Kutz, confronted Daniel Kovacevic and refused to allow the gun-toting White man to walk in front of his barbershop. Slater joined guest host Catalina Byrd Tuesday on NewsOne Now to discuss his tense encounter with […]

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Youth

LeBron gives back to hometown and alma mater

Miami Heat’s LeBron James greets a young fan while on the way to an interview at his foundation’s second annual “I Promise Family Reunion,” Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Phil Masturzo) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — NBA star LeBron James has kicked off another school year in his hometown of Akron with his foundation’s second annual “I Promise Family Reunion.” The LeBron James Family Foundation event has evolved from a bike giveaway to an education initiative that includes nearly 700 students.

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Sports

Woods shoots 70, coasts to 8th win at Bridgestone

Tiger Woods hits to the sixth green during the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — They say par is a good score in a major. If that’s true next week at the PGA Championship, then Tiger Woods is already dialed in. Woods played safe and smart with a big lead, parring 16 holes in an even-par 70 Sunday to coast to a seven-shot victory at the Bridgestone Invitational for his eighth win at the event — matching the PGA Tour record he shares for victories in a single tournament.