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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

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...

OPINION: A culture of empowering complacency, endurance instead of taking a stance

Maria Ferrato Opinion Writer March 5, 2021

“You can’t let one whacko ruin your night,” a family member texted me after I informed her that a man logged into a Zoom call and performed inappropriate sexual behavior on screen after having listened...

Police in Kent are investigating the theft of catalytic converters on and off-campus.

Police investigating catalytic converter thefts

Kent State University Police and Kent Police are investigating the theft of catalytic converters from vehicles on and off-campus.A catalytic converter is a component of a vehicle’s exhaust and is often...

Dante Darnell Dixon, 40, is being held in the Portage County Jail without bond on charges of aggravated burglary and felonious assault on police officers after unlawfully entering a home in Kent while in possession of a firearm. 

Kent police share new details in officer-involved shooting

Kent Police released an updated statement on the officer-involved shooting that took place on January 16 at 1596 E. Summit Street in Kent. Police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a young girl just after...

The Kent Police Department is reporting no fatalities after an officer-involved shooting occurred Saturday morning, according to a press release from Lt. Mike Lewis.

Two Kent police officers, suspect shot after attempted burglary on E. Summit St.

Jenna Borthwick, Digital Content Director Connor Steffen, TV2 News Director January 16, 2021

Two Kent police officers and a burglary suspect were shot after police responded to a 911 call at 1596 E. Summit St. Saturday morning, according to Administrative Lt. Mike Lewis of the Kent Police Department.A...

A DORA recycling bin outside Fresco Mexican Grill & Salsa Bar in downtown Kent. 

Kent DORA suspended due to elevated COVID-19 risk level in Portage County

Nathan Mehring Reporter October 30, 2020

Kent’s DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) has been suspended due to Portage County’s COVID-19 risk level rising to “red” (Level Three). The 33.25-acre area is “where alcoholic beverages...

Apartments in Kent introduce COVID-19-related changes

Jacob Shondel Reporter September 21, 2020

As students return to campus, apartments in Kent have implemented changes in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.Two complexes that have been enacting changes are Holly Park and Campus Pointe. Both...

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Police look for man suspected of threatening two women on University Drive

Nathan Mehring Reporter September 19, 2020

Kent Police are asking for help in locating a suspect in what they say were two incidents of aggravated menacing that occurred on Friday, Sept. 18. The incidents involved the same suspect.According to...

Facebook post from Franklin Square Deli about the altercation.

Altercation in downtown Kent leaves one hospitalized

Nathan Mehring Reporter September 5, 2020

A physical altercation took place between two people in downtown Kent on Aug. 29, leaving one with significant facial injuries, said Kent Police Administrative Lieutenant Mike Lewis.While it’s unconfirmed...

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Man accused of pulling down women’s pants at Kent State sentenced, pre-trial hearing set for alleged sorority stalker

The man accused of pulling down two different women’s pants on Kent State’s campus last fall was sentenced to one year in the Portage County Jail Thursday. Christopher Eugene Clark pleaded guilty...

KSUPD discuss preparations, staying safe during Kent Halloween

Kent is preparing for its annual Halloween celebration and that means the police are getting ready, too.Halloween has been a tradition in Kent for decades, but Lt. Mike Lewis with Kent Police said criminal...

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