The Northerner

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...

Chief of Police focuses on community outreach

Chief of Police focuses on community outreach

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-In-Chief

September 19, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News

After a late start to the school year, Leslie Kachurek is starting to settle into his role as Northern Kentucky University’s chief of police. In his first three weeks at the university, Kachurek has been working various shifts with the department, trying to gain an understanding of the existing ope...

Learning more about the gun incident

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-In-Chief

September 9, 2015


Filed under News

In a recording received Tuesday by The Northerner, a female student who remains unidentified can be heard rushing away from Steely Library as she tells the 911 dispatcher that there’s a student in the library with a gun. Several documents received from NKU confirm that the female student was study...

UPDATE: Mearns addresses open records on gun incident

UPDATE: Mearns addresses open records on gun incident

Abby Anstead, News Editor

September 2, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News

President Geoffrey Mearns sent an e-mail to the Northern Kentucky University community Wednesday, nearly a week after a female student had a gun in Steely Library. The email said that the NKU police department has released additional documents regarding the incident in response to open records re...

UPDATED: NKU officers respond to gun incident

UPDATED: NKU officers respond to gun incident

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2015


Filed under Crime, Featured Story, News

It was a seemingly normal Thursday when social media began a frenzy of news that someone was in possession of a gun on NKU’s campus. It was around 11 a.m. on Aug. 27 when NKU lit up Twitter with news of an event that had occurred nearly an hour before on the third floor of Steely Library.&nbs...

BREAKING: NKU Police respond to student in possession of gun

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

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 account sent out tweets around 11 a.m. on Thursday alerting the university that campus police ha...

Police chief candidates offer a variety of backgrounds

Abby Anstead, News Editor

August 5, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU’s police department’s primary goal over the summer has been to find a new chief for the department, a goal which entered its final phase last week after holding three forums for the final candidates for the position. Finalists for the position include William Wilson, Mark Machan and Leslie Ka...

NKU searches for new police chief, PD turmoil nearby

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-In-Chief

July 30, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU is searching for a new police chief amidst controversy over a police shooting at nearby University of Cincinnati.Police involved shootings have been a sensitive subject across the country in recent months and matters are taking on new perspective with one of the most recent coming from just acro...

BREAKING: Chief of Police Jason Willis resigns after receiving Ph.D.

BREAKING: Chief of Police Jason Willis resigns after receiving Ph.D.

Tori Lentz, News Editor

April 22, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chief of Police Jason Willis announced he is resigning from NKU to pursue other opportunities in higher education. His resignation, effective May 29, comes after four years as head of the NKU Police Department. Willis recently completed a doctorate in education and educational leadership with a special...

Student hopes to bring national organization to campus

Karen Plunkett, Reporter

April 20, 2015


Filed under News

Preston Buckley, a NKU business major, is looking to bring a national organization that advocates for the legalization of concealed carry on college campuses for purposes of self-defense. Buckley has been around firearms his whole life and at the young age of six he started learning how to use them....

Police chief Jason Willis celebrates four years at NKU

Police chief Jason Willis celebrates four years at NKU

Karen Plunkett, Reporter

November 6, 2014


Filed under News

Chief Jason Willis has always wanted to be more than a police chief. That’s why he’s working to earn his doctorate as he celebrates four years of being NKU chief of police. He is writing his dissertation on exploring the dispositions of affective university police officers, because he believes ...

NKU students ‘walk the line’

NKU students ‘walk the line’

Kerry Skiff, Copy Editor

October 22, 2014


Filed under News

NKU Police showed students how to walk the line during National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. Policemen offered a simulated Walk and Turn sobriety test for students on Oct. 21 and 22 to educate them about driving under the influence. Students could choose between four types of drunk goggles that simu...

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