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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The city of Kents police station is located at 301 S. Depeyster St.

Kent Police and U.S. Marshal identify homicide suspect

Adriana Gasiewski, Staff Reporter December 1, 2023

The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) is offering a $1,500 reward to individuals who can provide information that could lead to the arrest 44-year-old Dawan R. Wilson, the...

Kent Community Camera Program maximizes resources to limit crime

Sydney Brown, TV2 Reporter November 7, 2023

The Kent Police Department is utilizing community cameras to help fight city crime. Although Kent is a fairly safe city, according to Lt. Mike Lewis, having this program in place will hopefully discourage...

Suspect connected to social media bomb threat at Kent Theodore Roosevelt High School in custody

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2023

A recent 18-year-old graduate of Kent Theodore Roosevelt High School is now in custody after threatening “to blow up the school” in a social media post Thursday, said Michael Lewis, administrative...

Police urge safety for boozy Halloweekend

Kayla Gleason, Reporter October 26, 2023

Even though downtown Kent hasn’t faced scary, big crowds during Halloween weekend in recent years, city and university police are still preparing for a tricky night.  Tricia Knoles, a Kent State...

Officer Miguel Witt with Dexter, a K9 who worked for the Kent State Police until his death in April.

K9 handlers and their dogs share indescribable bond

Josie Burkhart, Reporter June 14, 2023

K9 handlers and their K9s go through up to six months of training that creates an unbreakable bond, said officers from the Kent State Police Services. Coco, Salem and Freddie are all K9s who are integral...

Kent police make arrest in connection to Flash Vapes armed robbery

Leah Shepard, Managing Editor June 6, 2023

Kent police have arrested a suspect in connection to an armed robbery at Flash Vapes in Kent that occurred May 28.  The suspect, a 17-year-old male from Brimfield township, was charged with second-degree...

Kent State student arraigned on rape and burglary charges

Erin Sullivan, Reporter April 8, 2023

Kent State junior architecture student McCoy Watkins was arraigned in Portage County Common Pleas Court Friday and charged with two first-degree felony counts of rape involving two Kent State students. The...

How Kent city and university police train

Savana Capp, Reporter March 25, 2023

Police training differs from city to city, but there are certain standards that all forces should adhere to according to Jackie Lisnek, a Ph.D. student at the University of Virginia studying causes and...

Local police work to keep Kent safe Halloween weekend

October 31, 2022

Both Kent State police and Kent City police were fully staffed for Halloween weekend. The departments shared that it was fairly calm with a total of 18 arrests between the university police and city police. Most...

Kent Police partner with the Explorer Program to bring more opportunities to youth in Portage County

October 18, 2022

The Kent Police partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to create their own branch of the Explorer Program. An open house was held Tuesday, to promote the second year of the program. It focuses on helping...

LGBTQ+ hate crimes in the U.S. in 2020, as stated in Statisa.

LGBTQ+ hate crimes rise in the U.S., none reported at Kent State

Avery Savage Reporter March 2, 2022

Lawmakers in seven states proposed laws to limit transgender and nonbinary youth rights within the first week of 2022. As anti-LGBTQ+ legislation is making its way through state government, LGBTQ+ hate...

Kent Police’s new community watch program works to reduce crime

Avery Savage Reporter February 4, 2022

A new Kent Police Department program meant to reduce crime rates has not led to the incarceration of any suspects in its first six months. The city of Kent’s "Community Watch Camera Program” enlists...

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