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Potentially Armed and Dangerous Suspect is Still At-Large

The search continues after a police chase into North Canton. Police Chief Stephen Wilder says the chase started on 77N after troopers were alerted by OnStar of a stolen vehicle.   Wilder says then OnStar relocated the vehicle near Taft Ave. NE. and Hower Street NE.  Nearby youth football games and high school boys' soccer games were canceled. The suspect is described as a black man between 20 and 30 years old.  

Monday is the Voter Registration Deadline

This is the final day to register to vote in Ohio.  Jeanette Mullane with the Stark County Board of Election's office says your information also needs to be updated.   If you register in person, you need either your driver’s license number or the last four digits of your social security number on the written application. Early voting starts Tuesday. 

Canton Council to Consider Tax Abatement for Local Developer

A busy night ahead for Canton legislative leaders. City council is expected debate on a tax break planned for Bliss Tower during tonight's meeting. Members will vote on wether to provide a 10-year, 75 percent real estate tax exemption to developer Steve Coon. Coon has said he will not begin construction to turn the Second Street NW building into 66 modern-style apartments until the abatement is approved. Also on tonight's agenda, council will vote on a tax incentive agreement with Phoenix Rising BHR Inc. related to the city's economic growth as well as vote to accept an agreement and more than $88,000 improvement and incentive grant with the Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and correction. 

Local Business Owner Admits He Didn't Pay Taxes

A Jackson Twp business owner admits that he did not pay thousands of dollars in taxes to the state. 46 year old Christopher Mulqueen, owner of the Flower Factory, entered a guilty plea Monday to failure to remit sales tax. Several charges were dismissed as part of an apparent plea deal. Reports indicate Mulqueen did not pay between $150,000 and $750,000 in taxes. Mulqueen will go before Stark County Common Pleas Court Judge Frank Forchione for sentencing on November 9th. He faces a max of 18 months in prison. 

Alliance Couple Arrested in Meth Lab Bust

An Alliance couple is behind bars after police found more than 75 meth labs in their home.  Officer Chris McCord says that's when they discovered a number of "shake and bake" or "one pot" labs in a back room.  23 year old Jacob Reifsnyder and 26 year old Stephani Igo, both of North Park Avenue were arrested after the search Friday night.  Both are being held on 100-thousand dollars bond and if convicted they each could face up to 13 years in prison.

12 Year Old Killed in Target Shooting Tragedy

A tragic target shooting accident leaves a 12 year old boy dead. Investigators say Joseph Baily was visiting with his family from South Carolina when they decided to do some target shooting in Carroll County's Lee Twp Friday afternoon. Few details surrounding the incident are known, but investigators have said that Joseph may have been accidentally shot by his younger brother. He died from a head wound at the scene. The investigation is ongoing. 

432 Take Advantage of Stark Safe Surrender

432 people turned themselves in during “Fugitive Safe Surrender” in Stark County. Saturday marked the end of the four-day event at Trinity Gospel Temple. The event invited people with low-level, nonviolent offenses to turn themselves in; Judges resolved the majority of cases the same day. It's a program of Attorney General Mike DeWine's office.

Fall Color Show Begins

The leaves are turning in Ohio. The Department of Natural Resources expects the leaves to peak up to a week late this year; in the Canton area, the fall leaves usually reach their brightest and most colorful in mid-October. Casey Burdik with ODNR says the warm September weather should make it a good show this autumn. Keep updated on the fall leaves in the Buckeye State at a special ODNR webpage.



Jury acquits man held for 16 months on aggravated murder charge

Mortally wounded by a bullet in his chest, Thomas Burns remained conscious long enough to tell a Columbus police officer that he had been robbed and shot in his Far West Side apartment. “Kenny shot me,” Burns said. That dying declaration loomed over a trial in a Franklin County courtroom last week and prevented prosecutors from convincing a jury that the real killer was Robert D. Turner.

Ohio takes 5 tigers from noncompliant owner in Marion County

State officials removed five tigers from a Marion County property on Monday after the owner failed to complete the necessary steps to legally keep the animals. The tigers, taken from Mike Stapleton of the Paws & Claws Animal Sanctuary on Gillette Road near Waldo, were transferred to the state’s temporary holding facility for exotic animals in Reynoldsburg.

Early voting starts Tuesday

Voters can begin casting ballots on Tuesday to select Columbus’ first new mayor in more than 15 years and decide whether recreational marijuana use should be legal in Ohio. In-person early voting begins at 8 a.m. at the Franklin County Board of Elections office, 1700 Morse Rd., and will continue through Nov. 2. The general election is Nov. 3. Early voting is also available in every Ohio county.


The Latest: Obama signs disaster declaration

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the rainstorm that is pounding parts of the East Coast (all times local):

Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search goes on

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container ship with 33 people aboard helplessly — and tragically — adrift in the path of the powerful storm, the vessel's owners say.

Oregon shooter rants in manifesto about having no girlfriend

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The gunman who executed nine people at an Oregon community college before killing himself ranted in a manifesto he left behind about not having a girlfriend and thinking everyone else was "crazy," a law enforcement official said Monday.

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