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UPDATE: NKU reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

UPDATE: NKU reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, Featured Story, Men's Basketball, News

After a year and a half long sexual assault lawsuit, Northern Kentucky University reached a settlement with a female student Wednesday. The woman, Jane Doe, sued the university in 2016 for mishandling her case in 2013. NKU was confident in their legal position, according to a statement released by the university on Thursday, but believed, "proceeding with a lengt...

NKU officials review policies after OSU attack  

NKU officials review policies after OSU attack  

Emily Sherry, Reporter

December 5, 2016


Filed under Crime, Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

Interim Police Chief John Gaffin sits back in his chair, static fading in and out of the room from the police scanner across the hall. Just days before, an Ohio State University police officer shot and killed an OSU student who police say drove his car through a group of people before exiting t...

Students fall prey to scammers, check fraud

Students fall prey to scammers, check fraud

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Crime, Featured Story, News

Danielle Moore has heard NKU students swear to her they would never fall for a scam. “They say, ‘I’m too smart for that,’” Moore said. “The students say, ‘I would never fall for that.’ “Guess what? Twenty of your fellow classmates fell for it in the last year.” The assistant mana...

Northern Terrace burglar steals from four women, hides in plain sight

Northern Terrace burglar steals from four women, hides in plain sight

Leonard Ivey, Reporter

September 9, 2016


Filed under Crime, Featured Story, News

After an unknown woman successfully executed three weeks of thievery, the group of roommates she was victimizing realized that she had been hiding in plain sight. According to an e-mail from NKU’s Interim Chief of Police, Lieutenant John Gaffin, four women staying together at The Northern Terrace repo...

NKU police to carry naloxone by end of summer

NKU police to carry naloxone by end of summer

Abby Anstead, Managing Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Crime, Featured Story, News

  Northern Kentucky University Police Department will be one of the first university law enforcement agencies in the region to carry naloxone, also known as Narcan, a drug that reverses heroin overdose.Officers will be equipped with naloxone by the end of summer, which will enable them to preven...

Chasing the truth: externship helps the innocent

Chasing the truth: externship helps the innocent

Molly B. True, Reporter

November 17, 2015


Filed under Crime, Featured Story, News

When Michael VonAllmen walked into a neighborhood bar for a cold beer on a Sunday night in Louisville in 1981, he had no idea he would be fighting for his freedom for the next three decades. VonAllmen didn’t know that just two nights prior, while he was at a party, a young lady was abducted at gunpoint...

Police Beats 8/25

November 11, 2015


Filed under Police Beat

August 20, 2016 4:21 a.m.: An intoxicated man was found laying in parking lot F. The man was evaluated by EMS and taken into custody.  August 22, 2016 3:25 p.m.: A report was received that a man was allegedly masturbating in public at Griffin Hall.  August 23, 10:49 a.m.: A two-vehicle accident...

Police Beats 10/21

October 21, 2015


Filed under Police Beat

October 8, 4:11 p.m.: A report was received that a female experienced unwanted communication from her ex-boyfriend in Founder’s Hall.October 10, 1:11 a.m.: A report was received that there was an intoxicated female in Commonwealth Hall. Officers responded and determined that she was underage. Hous...

Police Beats 10/7

October 7, 2015


Filed under Police Beat

September 28, 10:00 a.m.: A report was received that an unknown person removed keys and change from an office desk drawer in the Albright Health Center. October 1, 10:42 p.m.: A report was received that there was an individual in the Regents Albright building without permission. The subject was taken into ...

Police Beats 9/30

September 30, 2015


Filed under Police Beat

September 11, 7:00 p.m.: A report was received that a female resident from Woodcrest Apartments was sexually assaulted off campus. The Cold Spring Police Department was contacted and took over the investigation.September 18, 2:11 p.m.: A report was received that an unattended engagement ring was left...

Police Beats 9/23

September 25, 2015


Filed under Police Beat

September 14, 9:00 a.m.: A report was received that an unknown vehicle sideswiped a dumpster near the Student Union.September 14, 12:00 p.m.: A report was received that an unknown person left a note on a parked vehicle in the Kenton Garage.September 15, 7:00 p.m.: A report was received that an unknown...

Police Beats 9/7

September 7, 2015


Filed under Police Beat

 August 31, 7:45 a.m.: : A report was received that copper wire had been taken from a construction site at the Recreation Center. August 31, 9:00 a.m.: A report was received that an unknown person unlawfully removed a NKU parking permit from an unlocked vehicle in Lot K. September 1, 10:07...

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