The Northerner

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 5, 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...

Student attacked on campus

Matthew Brewer

February 23, 2011

A recent incident that took place on campus makes some students wonder if Northern Kentucky University is a safe place. “I’m in shock. I never thought anything like this would happen on NKU’s campus,” said Bo Oetjen, senior public relations student. “I’ve never felt threatened when wal...

Low light hides crime

Jill Liebisch

February 23, 2011

Students at Northern Kentucky University are questioning nighttime campus safety after the report of the Feb. 15 physical harassment incident outside Steely Library near Lot I. Several NKU members have begun requesting better safety precautions and regulations to prevent these criminal activities. Que...

Police reclassify student-reported assault as incident of harassment

Jesse Call

February 16, 2011

The Northern Kentucky University Police Department has issued a campus crime alert after a student reported a sexual assault in a parking lot on the Highland Heights campus on Feb. 15. According to the original Feb. 16 alert, the student reported that a man approached her in Lot I as she was walking to ...

DPS to offer self-defense class

Roxanna Blevins

February 9, 2011

The Northern Kentucky University Police Department wants to help protect women from sexual violence, on campus and off. Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) is a basic self-defense class now offered, at no charge, by the NKU Police in conjunction with the Alexandria Police Department. The class is taught by ...

National tragedy hit home

Jesse Call

January 26, 2011

Almost every news source he flashed through kept repeating one word. “Dead.” News agencies reported that the inspirational provider of one of the most meaningful experiences in the life of a Northern Kentucky University student had been killed. Kevin Golden, an NKU student from Louisville, too...

Eleby makes good on second chance

John Minor

January 26, 2011

The starting point guard for the Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team has been a huge contributor in just his first season. Leading the team in points, rebounds and assists, Malcolm Eleby found his comfort zone as a member of the Norse. Eleby, a graduate of the Franklin Learnin...

Crosswalks compete with cars

John Minor

December 8, 2010

A meeting between campus administrators and the Residential Housing Association took place Dec. 6 night at Norse Commons. The meeting was held in regard to pedestrian safety between the Residential Village and the academic buildings. “I don’t know if you all know this, but the rumor is that if ...

Pedestrian ‘thrown into air’ after being struck in crosswalk, police say

Jesse Call

November 19, 2010

A pedestrian “flew through the air” after being struck in a crosswalk by a speeding vehicle at Northern Kentucky University earlier this week, according to an NKU police report. A car driven by Kelly Schneider struck Rebecca Webster in the crosswalk on Kenton Drive in front of Norse Commons around...

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