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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Officer who held back crowd during George Floyd’s murder convicted of aiding and abetting manslaughter

Eric Levenson and Brad Parks, CNN May 2, 2023

  CNN -- A Minnesota judge found former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao guilty of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter for his role in the May 2020 killing of George Floyd, according to...

Kim Potter

Kim Potter, ex-officer convicted in fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, sentenced to 2 years in prison — less than prosecutors requested

Dakin Andone, Brad Parks and Claudia Dominguez CNN February 19, 2022

(CNN) -- Kim Potter, the former Minnesota police officer who mistakenly drew a gun instead of a Taser and fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, was sentenced on Friday to two years in prison.The...

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...

Dustin Crum (7) lets a a pass go against Buffalo. Crum would throw for 343 yards and three touchdowns. Nov. 28, 2020.

2021 Kent State football preview: the bright future ahead

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor September 2, 2021

The Kent State football team was riding high, winning its first three games and looking to compete in the Mid-American Conference Championship. A blowout loss to Buffalo and two cancellations due to COVID-19...

Elaine Frantz is a historian and Kent State professor. 

Verdict from George Floyd murder trial may reveal historical problems, new solutions

Ian Jameson Reporter April 22, 2021

After the death of George Floyd last year and protests worldwide in the following months, the verdict of the murder trial and the charges against the man who killed him have been announced. On Tuesday,...

Authorities fire gas munitions at demonstrators gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department to protest the shooting death of Daunte Wright, late Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Officer charged with 2nd-degree manslaughter in Daunte Wright killing

(CNN) -- A police officer who shot and killed a Black man in a Minneapolis suburb after a traffic stop has been arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter in the case, authorities said Wednesday.Kim...

OPINION: Brandon’s World – Patrick Mahomes is 2020 NFL MVP

Brandon Lewis Columnist December 1, 2020

When I had originally planned to sit down and write this week’s column, the title of the column was going to be, “There is no clear cut MVP in the NFL this season.”Entering Week 11 of the NFL season,...

Protesters march down the streets in Clayton, Missouri on Saturday, May 30, 2020. 

‘Get out of your house and into the streets’: Kent State students, alumni present at Black Lives Matter protests

“Get out of your house and into the streets,” chanted Arkayla Tenney-Howard, Kent State alumna, along with other protesters as they marched through the streets of Clayton, Missouri. Throughout the...

Senior athletes speak about seasons ending because of COVID-19

Amanda Levine Sports editor April 26, 2020

Senior softball player Vanessa Vodan found out from a social media post by the NCAA that her senior season was over. Her heart stopped and she prayed it wasn’t true. Vodan was in her room in an off-campus...

Ohio is one of 10 states, mainly in the Rust Belt, likely to lose seats in the House of Representatives following the 2020 Census next month, according to projections by The Kent Stater. Seven states are expected to gain districts, led by Texas with three added seats and Florida with two.

Projections show Ohio likely to lose House seats following 2020 Census

Editor’s note: This story is the work of Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Interviewing and Data class. Ohio is one of 10 states — mainly across the Rust Belt —...

Members of the Kent State womens lacrosse team cheer after scoring a goal against Kennesaw State on April 11, 2019. Kent lost 11-18.

Kent State women’s lacrosse set to start 2020 season

Mason Lawlor Sports reporter February 6, 2020

Kent State’s women’s lacrosse will begin its 2020 campaign this Friday at 3 p.m. when the team will take on the University of Cincinnati at Dix Stadium. The Flashes are aiming to avenge their loss...

A sixth person in the United States has died from lung disease related to vaping, Kansas health officials said. The death marks the first in the state, but raises even more concern about the safety and regulation of e-cigarettes.

A sixth person died from vaping-related lung disease. Here’s what you need to know

By Jacqueline Howard, CNN September 11, 2019

Originally Published: 10 SEP 19 19:21 ETUpdated: 11 SEP 19 08:29 ET    (CNN) -- A sixth person in the United States has died from lung disease related to vaping, Kansas health officials said Tuesday....

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