• Sydney Zoo: Does the world still need big zoos?

    As Sydney gets a brand new zoo, animal experts question what we really learn from visiting captive animals.

  • Man shot and killed during fight in Akron

    Watch the story above for a look at how an Akron church responded to being the victim of a crime. AKRON, Ohio (WJW) – The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Akron Police Department are investigating the shooting death of a 46-year-old male. According to the medical examiner, the victim went to a home in the 1400 block of Tonawanda Ave. in Akron just before 10 p.m. Sunday. According to a press release, the victim got into a fight [

  • 1 dead in Akron officer-involved shooting

    AKRON, Ohio (WJW) — Akron police are investigating an officer involved shooting. Police say it happened at 8:54 a.m. Sunday near Brittain Road and Evans Avenue. Officers were dispatched to a car crashed against the center median on I-76 E near E. Market St. after receiving multiple calls.  Police say the driver had abandoned the vehicle. Callers had provided dispatch with a description of the alleged suspect. A short time later, police found the subject walking near Brittain Rd. and [

  • Oakland Zoo elephant M'Dunda collapses, dies

    Just months after celebrating her 50th birthday, the Oakland Zoo's eldest African elephant M'Dunda collapsed and died unexpectedly on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Cincinnati Zoo names its new baby giraffe

    CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) – The Cincinnati Zoo says its new baby giraffe now has a name. The male calf was born Nov. 23 and has been named Theo. View this post on Instagram Hello, my name is Theo!!! The week-old baby giraffe that has already stolen the hearts of staff and visitors will be called Theo. The male calf, born on November 23 to eight-year-old mom Cece, is healthy and very brave, already wandering away from mom to thoroughly explore [

  • Akron police: Nephew admitted to killing uncle

    AKRON, Ohio (WJW) – Akron police say they’ve arrested a suspect in a deadly shooting that happened Saturday in the 800 block of Cordova Ave. Officers found 64-year-old Melvin Peters dead at the home. He had a gunshot wound to the back. Police say 27-year-old Donnell Lawson has been arrested and charged with aggravated murder. Police say he is the victim’s nephew and admitted the killing to police.

  • Detectives investigating deadly shooting in west Akron

    AKRON, Ohio (WJW) – Akron police say they’re investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Saturday. Police say just after 6 a.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 800 block of Cordova Ave. Police say officers found a 64-year-old man who had been shot in the back. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has not been identified. Police have not said if they have a suspect in custody.

  • White Rhino born at San Diego Zoo

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Zoo Safari Park has a new baby — a white rhino conceived through artificial insemination. The park says the female southern white rhino was born Thursday to an 11-year-old mother named Amani. View this post on Instagram The 2nd rhino born following hormone-induced ovulation and artificial insemination is here, and she's adorable. Congrats to Amani and everyone involved in this historic milestone at the @sdzsafaripark. Be sure to follow our sister facility for regular...

  • 8 macaroni penguins hatch at Kansas City Zoo

    The Kansas City Zoo says its staff is raising eight fluffy macaroni penguin chicks

  • Fiona the hippo stands like a human at Cincinnati Zoo

    Cincinnati Zoo's famous hippo, Fiona, was caught standing like a human.

  • 8 macaroni penguins hatch at Kansas City Zoo

    The Kansas City Zoo says its staff is raising eight fluffy macaroni penguin chicks

  • Akron man found guilty of killing man during robbery

    AKRON, Ohio (WJW)– An Akron man was found guilty of killing a man during a 2018 robbery. A Summit County jury convicted Christian Pittman, 24, of murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and tampering with evidence on Tuesday. Pittman and his co-defendant, Cenqunn Woods, robbed a man at the Spring Hill Apartments on June 5, 2018. The two men were confronted by the victim’s roommate, 28-year-old Diamond Smith, who had just returned home. According to the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office,...