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A healthcare worker fills a syringe with Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at a community vaccination event in a predominately Latino neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, August 11, 2021. - All teachers in California will have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or submit to weekly virus tests, Governor Gavin Newsom announced on August 11, as authorities grapple with exploding infection rates. The number of people testing positive for the disease has surged in recent weeks, with the highly infectious Delta variant blamed for the bulk of new cases. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

FDA grants full approval to Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

Jacqueline Howard, CNN August 23, 2021

 (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older. This is the first coronavirus vaccine approved by the...

Authorities fire gas munitions at demonstrators gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department to protest the shooting death of Daunte Wright, late Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Officer charged with 2nd-degree manslaughter in Daunte Wright killing

(CNN) -- A police officer who shot and killed a Black man in a Minneapolis suburb after a traffic stop has been arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter in the case, authorities said Wednesday.Kim...

2nd presidential debate host withdraws amid virus outbreak

Zeke Miller, AP July 27, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Notre Dame has become the second university to withdraw as the host of one of this fall's three scheduled presidential debates amid the coronavirus pandemic.The university...

The Cleveland Cavaliers box from Sports Crate.

BREAKING: NBA and Cavs to announce partnership deal with Sports Crate

Simon Hannig October 30, 2017

The NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Sports Crate, a subscription-based company, have agreed to a partnership deal called NBA Sports Crate, KentWired has learned.According to Sports Crate’s website,...

Publicist: Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home

Associated Press April 21, 2016

Pop music superstar Prince has been found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis.His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told The Associated Press the music icon was found dead at his home Thursday in Chanhassen.The...

Emergency crews tend to Thirupathi Vakiti after he was struck by a car on East Summit Street near the Kent State Student Center on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

Student struck by vehicle on Summit Street

Skye McEowen April 5, 2016

A Kent State student who was hit by a car at the intersection of Risman Drive and Summit Street and was taken to University Hospitals Portage Medical Center.The victim's roommate identified him as Thirupathi...

Police and investigators on the scene at Ryan Place Apartment complex on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. The police were called around 4:15 p.m. when shots were reported.

2nd suspect arrested in connection with Ryan Place homicide

Karl Schneider February 11, 2016

The Kent Police Department arrested a second suspect around 8 p.m. on Wednesday in connection with Sunday night’s homicide at Ryan Place apartments.A 17-year-old Massillon teen, Marquis Grier, was taken...

Former Kent State softball player alleges rape in lawsuit

Stephen Means and Ian Flicklinger February 9, 2016

Senior integrated health studies major Lauren Kesterson, a former Kent State softball player, filed a civil lawsuit alleging she was raped by the son of former softball coach Karen Linder. Kesterson also...

Police and investigators on the scene at the Ryans Place apartment complex on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, following the shooting death of a Kent State freshman. The fourth suspect in the homicide, 17-year-old Anton Planicka, has pleaded not guilty to six felony charges.

Ryan Place homicide victim identified, suspect in custody

Karl Schneider February 8, 2016

Kent Police have identified the victim of a homicide Sunday at Ryan Place apartments as 18-year-old Nicholas Massa, a freshman managerial marketing major, according to a press release.A 17-year-old suspect,...

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Kent State alumna killed in hit-and-run

Jimmy Miller December 28, 2015

Kent State graduate Ali Fuhrman, 24, was pronounced dead early Sunday morning after a hit-and-run car accident in Millcreek Township, Pennsylvania.According to reports from Erie News Now and,...

A man armed with a machete was shot and killed by Kent police early Thursday morning. Four Kent city police officers have been placed on administrative leave during the investigation.

Four Kent police officers involved in shooting identified

Emily Mills December 22, 2015

Four Kent police officers involved in Thursday's shooting of a man armed with a machete have been identified.Officers Benjamin Darrah, Dominic Poe, Michael Carnahan and Sean Driscoll have been placed on...

Kent man armed with machete shot and killed by police

Emily Mills December 17, 2015

A 25-year-old Kent man was shot and killed by Kent police early Thursday morning after wielding a machete at his family members and officers.Chief Michelle Lee said Douglas Yon was armed with a machete...

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