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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Kent Police Department launches new program for youth

Avery Savage, Reporter March 8, 2022

The Kent Police Department has rolled out a new program to show high school students the behind the scenes aspects of their operations.  In emergency situations the police are met with vast media...

Vehicles travel down South Water Street amid snowfall from winter storm Landon on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. 

City of Kent inflates resources to get ahead of Winter Storm Landon

Kelly Krabill Managing Editor February 3, 2022

The city of Kent prepared for Winter Storm Landon by beefing up staff, enforcing a parking ban and enduring longer shifts.Kent’s Fire Department expects more emergency-related calls so some employees...

No update on downtown weekend shooting

Kent Stater Staff Report October 20, 2015

Police are still investigating an early Saturday morning shooting in downtown Kent.Lt. Michael Lewis said the department is not able to release any updates about the incident. Kent Police Captain Jim...

Police officers from Kent State, Kent City, and Brimfield were stationed in around Downtown Kent for the annual Halloween festivities Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Some officers were on duty until as early as 7 a.m. to make sure rowdy partygoers did not get out of hand.

Police brace themselves for Halloween festivities

Ray Strickland October 22, 2014

The last Saturday of October, downtown Kent becomes an attraction as thousands of people, attired in Halloween costumes, pack the streets for Halloween parties and bar-hopping.This year it will be no different....

Kent Police to add foot, bike patrols

Carrie Blazina February 25, 2014

A grant given to the city of Kent will allow for more foot and bike patrols this spring and summer.Kent Police Department announced Friday that it received a Justice Assistance Grant for $6,750. The grant...

Kent Police Department Chief Michelle Lee swears in Lindsey Llewellyn, Michael Carnahan and Matthew Brooks last week. The three new officers are starting field training this week and in about three months will start regular officer duties, such as doing some of the new foot patrols a state grant is providing for. Photo courtesy of

Kent Police Department hires three officers

Carrie Blazina February 25, 2014

Kent Police announced Friday that the department has hired three new officers to replace officers who retired last year.The three new officers are Lindsey Llewellyn, Michael Carnahan and Matthew Brooks.Lt....

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