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Opening statements in the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a routine traffic stop are expected in the same courtroom where another ex-cop was convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd.

Opening statements begin in trial of Kimberly Potter, ex-cop who killed Daunte Wright

 (CNN) -- Opening statements are underway in the trial of Kimberly Potter, the former Minnesota police officer who said she mistook her gun for a Taser when she killed Daunte Wright during a traffic...

Kyle Rittenhouse, right, puts a pen in his pocket and looks to the gallery as his attorney Natalie Wisco moves him toward the door during a break in the trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two people and wounding a third during a protest over police brutality in Kenosha, last year. (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool)

Prosecution rests its case against Kyle Rittenhouse and judge dismisses curfew violation charge

Eric Levenson, Brad Parks and Carma Hassan, CNN November 10, 2021

(CNN) -- The prosecution on Tuesday rested its case against Kyle Rittenhouse in his homicide trial after calling 22 witnesses over the course of six days, giving the defense its first opportunity to...

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: U.S. President Joe Biden signs executive actions in the Oval Office of the White House on January 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden signed a series of executive actions Thursday afternoon aimed at expanding access to health care, including re-opening enrollment for health care offered through the federal marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act. (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)

Judge likely to extend hold on Biden’s deportation pause until late February

Priscilla Alvarez, CNN January 30, 2021

(CNN) -- A federal judge in Texas said Friday that he'll likely extend his hold on the Biden administration's deportation moratorium until February 23.Earlier this week, Judge Drew Tipton of the Southern...

Opinion: Q&A with Common Pleas judge Becky Doherty

Sara Crawford Opinion editor November 3, 2020

Becky Doherty is a Common Pleas Court judge for Portage County. She has served as a Common Pleas Court judge since the beginning of 2014 and is now running for re-election. On the Common Pleas Court, she...

Women in politics creates a movement on campus

Katia Rodriguez Diversity reporter October 26, 2019

While women outnumber men in the United States, the representation of women in government does not compare. According to Time, the increase in female representation is prevalent; the amount of women involved...

Fitness competitions encourage students to stay active, eat better

Building muscle turned into a new competitive fitness trend that involves countless hours at the gym, strict macro counting and posing in a bikini to show off muscle definition. Weight lifting is taken...

An Ohio state prosecutor recommends a $50,000 bail for Steven Franzreb during his arraignment on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at the Portage County Courthouse.

$50,000 bond set for suspected Kent sorority stalker

A $50,000 bond was set for a man arrested in association with several prowling incidents at sorority houses on Fraternity Circle.  Kent Police arrested 43-year-old Steven Franzreb of North Royalton, Ohio,...

Man suspected in attack of student at the track faces multiple charges

Becca Sagaris Health reporter October 15, 2019

Christopher Eugene Clark was charged in Portage County Common Pleas Court with two counts of gross sexual imposition, both felonies of the fourth degree, obstructing official business, a misdemeanor second...

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OUR VIEW: The Hendry case

Editorial Board August 28, 2019

On Monday, Connor Hendry was sentenced to only 180 days in jail after being found guilty in a sexual assault case on campus. In June of 2016, Brock Turner was charged with rape and sentenced to six months...

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Who are guns protecting?

Shams Mustafa August 28, 2019

The two latest mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, changed my mind about what it means to own a gun. It seems that now no matter where I go, there is a chance that I can witness an active...

Judge dismisses university from Title IX lawsuit involving former softball player’s alleged rape

Laina Yost and McKenna Corson November 5, 2018

Kent State was dismissed Tuesday from a Title IX lawsuit filed in Feb. 2016 by former softball player Lauren Kesterson.U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi said in her ruling “there is absolutely no evidence...

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