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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Police release body camera video capturing Illinois police shooting man inside his home

Whitney Wild, Bill Kirkos, CNN March 1, 2024

CNN -- A police department in suburban Chicago has released portions of several body camera videos capturing the moments police shot and killed a man inside his apartment bedroom....

Former Memphis police officer says Tyre Nichols was initially pulled over on suspicion of speeding in newly released videos

Jaide Timm-Garcia, CNN January 31, 2024

CNN -- Newly released videos from the city of Memphis, Tennessee, appear to shed light on the reason why Tyre Nichols was initially stopped by police last year – an encounter that...

Former UPS worker who dressed in company uniform accused of triple murder in home invasion

Andy Rose, CNN January 31, 2024

CNN -- A Minnesota man accused of killing three people inside their Anoka County home was a former UPS worker who appeared to wear a company uniform as he carried out the fatal shootings last Friday,...

Ohio police used flash-bangs during raid of home with toddler on a ventilator inside, body camera footage shows

Sara Smart and Dave Alsup, CNN January 17, 2024

CNN -- Police in Elyria, Ohio, deployed exploding flash-bangs while raiding a home last week while a toddler on a ventilator was inside, newly released body-worn camera footage shows, and the mother says...

OPINION: Interacting with the police: Know your rights

OPINION: Interacting with the police: Know your rights

Jackson Small, Opinion Writer December 9, 2023

With Halloween behind us and St. Patrick’s Day coming up, it is crucial to know your rights in the event of an encounter with law enforcement.  When confronted by a police officer, most of us are...

Kent Police Explorers hope to boost officer recruitment

Dennis Farahani, TV2 Reporter October 3, 2023

Youth ages 14 to 20 are invited to the Kent Police Department on 301 S. Depeyster St. Local youth who are considering a law enforcement career can learn about the program, meet officers and ask questions. Explorers...

Pictured are top, from left, former officers Justin Smith, Emmitt Martin III and Desmond Mills, Jr. and, bottom, from left, Demetrius Haley and Tadarrius Bean. Memphis Police Department

What we know – and still don’t know – about what led to Tyre Nichols’ death

Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN January 28, 2023

CNN--It’s been almost three weeks since a traffic stop in Memphis led to a violent arrest and, three days later, the death of the 29-year-old Black driver. Tyre Nichols was hospitalized after he was pulled...

Kent police raise money for local people fighting cancer

November 29, 2022

Kent police department is raising money for Movember or no shave November. This passion project is in honor of Officer Susan K. Graves and Detective Ray Stein who the department has lost to cancer. For...

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...

Police respond to Stopher Hall altercation

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief August 29, 2022

Kent State police were called to Stopher Hall on Sunday night following a report of a fight in the residence hall. An officer arrived on the scene around 10:30 p.m.—police described the incident as...

Kent Police Department uses app for tip reporting

Avery Savage, Reporter April 15, 2022

The new Kent PD app is designed to allow individuals to submit tips anonymously to law enforcement, schools and community groups. The Kent Police Department says the goal of the app is to bring awareness...

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