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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Samaria Rice delivers the keynote speech during the May 4 Commemoration Ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Samaria Rice calls for solidarity and social change in May 4 address

Emily Mills May 4, 2016

Samaria Rice called for "white privilege" Americans to get involved in the Black Lives Matter movement during her keynote address as part of the annual May 4 commemoration ceremony. "It's almost like...

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Instagram adds longer video option

Emily Mills March 29, 2016

Instagram announced Tuesday it will allow videos up to 60 seconds, up from the previous 15-second option.According to a blog post, the time people spent watching video increased by more than 40 percent...

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Snapchat launches chat update

Emily Mills March 29, 2016

Snapchat launched Chat 2.0 on Tuesday, an updated version of its chat feature it launched two years ago.According to a blog post, the new feature allows users to video or audio call other users in the...

Maintenance crews work on a broken water main at Manchester Field on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The water main break caused the Student Center to close early Thursday night.

Water service restored to Student Center, will reopen Friday morning

Emily Mills March 3, 2016

Water service was restored to the Kent State Student Center Thursday night after crews repaired a water main break in Manchester Field.According to an update on the university's advisory website, university...

Police Chief Michelle Lee talks to media at a press conference about an officer-involved shooting on Dec. 17, 2015.

Kent police officers involved in fatal December shooting return to work

Emily Mills February 14, 2016

Four Kent police officers involved in the December shooting of a man armed with a machete returned to work Friday.Officers Benjamin Darrah, Dominic Poe, Michael Carnahan and Sean Driscoll were placed on...

Title IX requires university to investigate sexual assault claims

Emily Mills February 10, 2016

Former Kent State softball player Lauren Kesterson alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the university and her former softball coach violated her Title IX rights.The suit, filed in U.S. District Court,...

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Accused professor denies alleged links to ISIS

Emily Mills January 19, 2016

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating Julio Pino, a Kent State associate history professor, for alleged involvement with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.A joint...

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...

Members of the Area Wide Protective Street construction company dust off the road and work in the ditch on the corner of Summit and Lincoln on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.

Summit Street closes until Wednesday

Emily Mills December 21, 2015

Summit Street will be closed Monday through Wednesday for crews to work on underground utilities in preparation for the Summit Street Improvement Project.Both lanes of the street are closed from Depeyster...

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...

Armed suspect killed in officer-involved shooting off-campus

Emily Mills December 17, 2015

A Kent police officer shot and killed an armed suspect about one mile north of campus early Thursday morning. According to Newsnet5 in Cleveland, officers were called to a home in the 600 block of Virginia...

A black, four-door Toyota Camry hit Century 21 Wilbur Realty, located at 548 S. Water St., at approximately 1:35 p.m. 

Car strikes realty office on South Water Street

Neville Hardman and Emily Mills November 23, 2015

A car struck a realty office on South Water Street Monday afternoon, causing minimal damage to the building. A black, four-door Toyota Camry hit Century 21 Wilbur Realty, located at 548 S. Water St.,...

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