Akron City Council

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Akron City Council will decide tonight whether to pursue a $1 million federal grant so police can process a backlog of sexual assault cold cases.

In 2012, Akron sent 1,822 rape kits to be tested – some dating from the mid-1990s. Close to half of the kits came back with a match to someone in the FBI’s national DNA database.

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Some Akron City Council members are considering whether changes need to be made to ordinances related to urban agriculture, in the wake of an unsuccessful proposal to hike fees for beekeepers.

The city had proposed raising the fees for beekeepers from $5 a hive to $50, but after public protests, Mayor Dan Horrigan withdrew the proposal.

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Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has introduced a plan to address vacant buildings in the city.

The mayor's spokeswoman, Ellen Lander-Nischt, says city council has received complaints about abandoned buildings throughout the city for a while. 

“Mayor Horrigan was a ward councilperson himself years ago, and a persistent problem has been vacant commercial or industrial buildings in Akron that has basically been neglected for years.”

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