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Multiple unattended bags and belongings litter NKUs Campus Recreation Center.

Comfortable yet cautious: Taking precautions despite NKU’s low crime rate

Aya Aleily, Assistant News Editor February 7, 2024

NKU is a relatively safe university, some might say. According to the 2022 annual security and fire safety reports, “While no location is devoid of crime, the university’s main campus in the city of...

UPDATE: Samantha Cain: Spotlight on survivorship

UPDATE: Samantha Cain: Spotlight on survivorship

Emily Sisk, News Editor March 31, 2023

Maleigha Henderson kneeled by the hospital bed of her childhood friend, clutching her hand. “Oh my gosh! Hi Samantha, it's Maleigha. I love you so much,” Maleigha uttered. To her surprise,...

The scene is still currently being investigated in the wooded area behind Truist Arena, shutting down Lot O.

UPDATE: Decomposed human remains found behind NKU soccer stadium

Emily Sisk and Braden White March 12, 2023

Decomposed human remains were found in a wooded area behind the NKU soccer stadium this afternoon, according to a campus-wide email sent out by university communications. At 12:28 p.m. on Sunday, the...

The potential murder-suicide occurred on Feb. 27 in New Richmond, Ohio.

NKU student in critical condition after ‘potential murder-suicide’ of family in New Richmond, Ohio

Emily Sisk, News Editor February 28, 2023

Four family members were found dead and NKU student Samantha Cain was left in critical condition after a potential murder-suicide incident in Clermont County Monday morning, according to a press release...

NKU’s 2022 Annual Campus Security Report for 2021

Understanding sexual assault on NKU’s campus

Emily Sisk, News Editor November 18, 2022

NKU’s Annual Campus Security Report was recently released for 2021; the report is a 75-page document that ultimately displays statistics on crimes that were reported within the range of campus property....

Newport Syndicate, formally known as Glenn Schmidt Playtorium, was a mob hangout.

The original ‘Sin City’: exploring Newport’s past of mobs, crimes and more

Rachel Smith, Reporter October 25, 2019

1955 Frank Sinatra gambled in the back room of the casinos on York Street. Dean Martin entertained guests at infamous mafia member Frank “Screw” Andrews’ house parties. And criminal racketeer Melvin...

Three thefts were reported in the Rec locker rooms in November. One incident involved a new PIN code locker pictured above.

3 thefts reported in Rec locker rooms

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor December 7, 2017
Two property thefts in the Campus Recreation Center were reported in the same week. Three thefts were reported to University Police in November, bringing total thefts in the building this semester to 10.
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

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...

Sophomore Avery Fithian sits in front of the classroom she was in on the third floor of Steely. Her class was not evacuated although there was a gun nearby.

Students concerned as class remains unevacuated with gun nearby

Abby Anstead, News Editor September 8, 2015

Police officers stormed through the third floor of Steely Library with their weapons drawn. Through the clear door of the classroom, Avery Fithian could see students streaming out of the library. At the...

BREAKING: NKU Police respond to student in possession of gun

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief August 27, 2015

Social media began buzzing Thursday morning after reports surfaced that a student had been taken into custody after being in possession of a gun on the third floor of Steely Library.NKU's official twitter...

Internet scammers prey on student victims

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor October 29, 2014

Maria Della Bella, a junior electronic media broadcasting major, was looking for a job like most other college students. She thought she got lucky when she received an email from someone named Thomas Hank,...

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