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'Hugging Dog' viral photo saves pair from being put down

By Published: July 22, 2015

An adorable photo of two dog pals hugging it out in the pound blows up on social media, saving the pups from being euthanized. Sean Dowling (@seandowlingtv) has more.

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VIDEO: Community shares thoughts on Summa's dress code with Bob Dyer

By Bob Dyer Published: July 17, 2015

The new, highly restrictive Summa Health System dress code has been the talk of the town. So columnist Bob Dyer hit the streets to see what people think about it -- especially people who clearly wouldn't qualify for a Summa job.


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Jimmy Fallon dunks on LeBron James during 'Tonight Show' appearance promoting 'Trainwreck'

By staff Published: July 15, 2015

First Bill Hader scores on LeBron James in Trainwreck then Jimmy Fallon dunks on him on the Tonight Show.

The Cavs all-star, while promoting the film in New York, stopped by the Tonight Show Tuesday night for a game of “Faceketball."

MORE: Hollywood comes to Akron for 'Trainwreck' red carpet event

Fallon completed his dunk attempt while sporting LeBron’s Trainwreck-edition Nike shoes. Not to be outdone, James returned the favor with a rim-breaking double dunk.

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LeBron James pitches 'Trainwreck' sequel in Funny or Die video shot at Swensons

By Dan Kadar Published: July 13, 2015

While LeBron James, Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and Judd Apatow were in Akron on Friday for the Trainwreck red carpet event, they stopped at Swensons and shot a Funny or Die video.


MORE: LeBron makes jump from performance-art basketball to big-screen acting

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POLL: What do you think Craig Webb’s horse is worth?

By Darrin Werbeck Published: July 9, 2015

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'Daily Show' visits Canton for sketch about Mount McKinley debate, stirs controversy in area

By staff Published: July 8, 2015

The Daily Show made a trip to Canton for a sketch about the debate to rename Mount McKinley in Alaska.

The comedy news show took a satirical look at the issue -- changing the name to Mount Denali to honor the indigenous people of the state instead of William McKinley, a president from Ohio.  

Some “tongue-in-cheek” comments from historian Kimberly Kenney during the sketch did cause a bit of controversy locally, according to the Canton Repository. 

Keep an eye out for an Akron Beacon Journal reference in the piece. 

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Larry Nance Jr. deletes tweet calling Kobe Bryant a "rapist" after being drafted by Lakers

By staff Published: June 26, 2015

Larry Nance Jr. is headed to Los Angeles after the Lakers selected him Thursday night No. 27 overall in the first round of the NBA Draft, but a 2012 tweet about his new teammate may lead to an awkward exchange in the locker room.  

According to ESPN, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Public Relations Director John Black spoke to Nance, a 2011 Revere High School graduate, about a tweet referencing  Kobe Bryant's 2003 the sexual assault case.

 "Really, I'm not in a position to really share information" Kupchak told ESPN Thursday night. "But it is something that they will have to discuss amongst the two of them."

The tweet published on Nance's account in 2012, which was deleted, said:  "Gee I sure hope Kobe can keep his hands to himself in Denver this time. #rapist". 

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'Trainwreck' director Judd Apatow talks about bossing around LeBron James

By staff Published: June 24, 2015

LeBron James may be the “Babe Ruth of basketball,” according to Judd Apatow, but off the court he was just another actor who needed direction in the upcoming film Trainwreck.

Apatow, who directs the film staring Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and James set to release next month, told Conan O’Brien that after years of being picked last on the playground he took pleasure in getting a chance to boss around the athletes on set.

In a humorous clip -- featuring some colorful language -- from the late night show, Apatow shared a behind-the-scenes interaction with James working on some vocal exercises. 

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