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Police Beats Feb. 8, 2012

February 8, 2012

Jan. 31 6:25 p.m. An unknown person took a cell phone and cash from the basketball court at the Albright Health Center. The items were unattended. 7:49 p.m. Two male subjects were cited for an alcohol violation in Norse Hall. Feb. 1 1:46 a.m. A male was placed under arrest on Hidden Valley Drive...

Police Beats Feb 1, 2012

January 31, 2012

Jan. 23 2:03 p.m. A male subject filed a report when he felt he was being followed by his ex-girlfriend in Norse Commons. Jan. 25 12:04 p.m. A two-vehicle accident occurred on Grant Street on Northern Kentucky University’s main campus. 1:39 p.m. In Lot P tires were cut by unknown perso...

Police beats Jan-25

January 25, 2012

Jan. 17 10:09 p.m. An NKU employee found a pay card on the ground in the Kenton Garage and could not find its owner. 10:53 p.m. Two men reported that their cell phones were stolen from their lockers in the Albright Health Center locker room. Jan. 18 1:10 p.m. In Lot K an unknown vehicle...

NKU Police Beats 1/6 – 1/15/12

January 17, 2012

Jan. 6 11:29 p.m. A hot water heater overheated on a service elevator in the Student Union, causing the elevator to smoke. The fire department arrived and cleared the area. Jan. 7 12:45 a.m. A male was arrested for driving recklessly while under the influence of alcohol near Hampton Farms Apa...

Police Beats 1/11/2012

January 11, 2012

Dec. 12 9:14 a.m. An individual was reportedly brushed by a moving vehicle while crossing the crosswalk on Carroll Drive. The individual was startled, but not injured by the incident. 2:57 p.m. An unknown individual reportedly stole an unattended wallet from a counter in the Student Union. Dec....

Virginia Tech police chief defends school’s action

Virginia Tech police chief defends school’s action

Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press

December 8, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two Virginia Tech students were shot in their dormitory on April 16, 2007, there were no immediate signs of an additional safety threat on campus, the school's police chief said Thursday. But more shootings did follow that morning, leaving a total of 33 people dead. The...

Shootings occur at Virginia Tech after hearing

Shootings occur at Virginia Tech after hearing

Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press

December 8, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia Tech issued a series of warnings to students about a shooting on campus Thursday soon after the conclusion of an administrative hearing examining the university's actions in 2007 when 32 students and faculty were massacred. Following the 2007 shootings, Virginia Tech expanded...

Child’s death not counted in state’s abuse records

December 7, 2011

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The death of a 9-year-old Todd County girl, who was fatally bludgeoned by her adoptive brother after a history of alleged abuse in the home, wasn’t counted in the state’s annual report on child abuse deaths. The report last Thursday said that 18 other children died from...

Beats 11/16/11 – 11/28/11

November 30, 2011

Nov. 16 11:52 p.m. Woman reported to have verbally threatened two other women in Kentucky Hall. Nov. 17 4:39 p.m. Woman cited for possession of marijuana while in her car in Kenton Garage. 9:54 p.m. Report of smell of marijuana coming from room in Callahan Hall. Housing handled the situati...

Collision calls for heightened awareness

Allegra Carpenter

November 16, 2011

The accident that injured two pedestrians last month is helping bring awareness to Northern Kentucky University about traffic and pedestrian safety. Foggy car windows were to blame for the collision that occurred on Kenton Drive Oct. 19 when Candice McLaurine’s car collided with Louis Oder and Ashley...

Man freed from death row gives account of his 17 years in ‘hell’

Jesse Call

April 6, 2011

For 17 years, three months and one day, Juan Melendez fought the demons telling him to take his own life. Condemned to be put to death in Florida for a crime he says he did not commit, he was tormented with the idea that he could only be freed by dangling from a rope. “I would pray to God to sen...

Crime not caught on cameras

Jesse Call

February 23, 2011

A review of security cameras at Northern Kentucky University has yielded nothing to assist police investigators in learning more about a student-reported attack. There is no video footage of the area where a student said she was grabbed from behind in a major parking lot near Steely Library on Feb. 15. K...

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