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Police report attempted sexual assault

Police report attempted sexual assault

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

October 8, 2019

University Police released a timely warning Tuesday morning stating an attempted sexual assault occurred Monday evening.  According to the release, a female reports being taken and held against her will. The victim requested a ride on social media, stating she needed a ride from Cincinnati to New...

A different perspective: NKU’s newest police officers

A different perspective: NKU’s newest police officers

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

September 11, 2019

NKU's police department has recently hired three female officers, making it the first time the department has had three female officers at one time.

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....

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