The Northerner

Technology proving to be new addiction

Caitlin Johnston/MCTCampus

September 21, 2011


Filed under National News, News

Michael Decker is always reachable. The 42-year-old creative director from Dallas sleeps with his phone nearby on his nightstand. From when he wakes up and checks it until he sets it down before bed, his phone is constantly with him. “It’s an intrusion into your own private life,” he says. “...

National tragedy hit home

Jesse Call

January 26, 2011


Filed under Crime, National News, News

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...

Indian Head Rock returned to Kentucky

Associated Press

November 8, 2010


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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The three-year battle with Ohio for an 8-ton boulder that state archaeologists say is steeped in Kentucky history concluded Thursday when the artifact was returned. The boulder known as Indian Head Rock traveled about an hour via flatbed truck and is being stored in Greenup...

Whooping cough cases up 226 percent in N.Ky.

November 8, 2010


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EDGEWOOD, Ky. (AP) — Health officials in northern Kentucky say there's been a big increase in the number of whooping cough cases this year in that area as well as around the U.S. Since January, 111 cases of pertussis have been reported to the Northern Kentucky Health Department. That's up 226 percent...

Voting begins, election features US Senate race

Associated Press

November 2, 2010


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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Voting began Tuesday in Kentucky where a moderate number of voters were expected to take part in one of the most closely watched races in the country, with Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Rand Paul vying to become the state's new U.S. senator. Also up for grabs are all...

Fire in northern Ky. appears intentionally set

Associated Press

November 2, 2010


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ERLANGER, Ky. (AP) — Firefighters from more than a dozen departments have controlled a northern Kentucky brush fire that officials say was intentionally set. The Kentucky Enquirer reports the large wildfire burned about 50 acres overnight after being discovered shortly after 9 p.m. Monday in a subdivision....

US Senate candidates begin final push for votes

Associated Press

November 1, 2010


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WORTHINGTON, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidates Jack Conway and Rand Paul are crisscrossing Kentucky in a final push for votes ahead of Tuesday's general election. Paul, a Republican from Bowling Green, made his first stop Monday in eastern Kentucky, a region he has courted heavily throughout the...

Man could face death penalty in Ill. student death

Associated Press

November 1, 2010


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DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man may face the death penalty if convicted in the slaying of a college freshman who went missing earlier this month. William Curl is jailed on $5 million bail in the death of Northern Illinois University freshman Antinette "Toni" Keller. The 34-year-old Curl of DeKalb...

Lawyers dispute allegations in Rutgers suicide

Associated Press

November 1, 2010


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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for two former Rutgers University freshmen accused of webcasting a male classmate having sex with another man are disputing allegations against them. Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei were charged with invasion of privacy after prosecutors say Ravi used a webcam Sept....

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