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NIU crime log, Feb. 2023

By Bridgette Fox, Written Managing Editor | March 7, 2023

DeKALB – The information in this report is compiled from the NIU Police Department’s Daily Crime Log. Any case defined as “unfounded” was not included in this list. Any case “closed by exception” means the case is closed due to circumstances...

A paramedic stands in the middle of Annie Glidden Road after a reported stabbing, as officers enter Lincoln Tower apartment building on Monday evening at 1100 West Lincoln Highway. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

BREAKING: Stabbing sends two to hospital, suspect located

By Northern Star Staff | October 31, 2022

DeKALB – Police responded to a stabbing on the 1100 block of West Lincoln Highway Monday afternoon.  Two people were injured and transported to Kishwaukee Hospital, according to DeKalb Police. The first left the scene at 3:58 p.m. and the second...

The annual clery report highlights the crime statistics for the 2021-2022 academic year at NIU and provides information regarding safety and security for the 2022-23 academic year.

2022 Clery report shows increase in criminal offenses on campus

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | October 3, 2022

DeKALB – NIU has released its annual safety and security report. The report highlights the crime statistics for the 2021 year at NIU and provides information regarding safety and security for the 2022-23 academic year. This report details different...

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Leverton: Gun-related violence up since 2018 in DeKalb

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | January 27, 2022

DeKALB — Alerts get sent out to students and faculty whenever there is crime happening on or around campus. This raises the question of how crime has changed in these areas in the last 10 years and how it impacts residents, students and faculty. Alex...

Men hire lawyers over alleged abuse by U. of Michigan doctor


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Several men alleging sexual abuse by a deceased University of Michigan doctor have retained law firms that are representing accusers who sued Michigan State University and Ohio State University in similar cases, attorneys said...

Former U of Texas tennis coach gets 6 months in college scam

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER | February 24, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe as part of a sweeping college admissions scam.Michael Center collapsed into his chair and sobbed...

Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS | February 24, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and was led off to prison in handcuffs, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement.The 67-year-old...

German man drives car into Carnival crowd, injures 30

By DAVID RISING and FRANK JORDANS | February 24, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — A man intentionally drove a car into a crowd at a Carnival parade in a small town in central Germany, injuring around 30 people including children, officials said Monday.The driver, a 29-year-old German citizen who lived locally, was arrested...

Hero or criminal? Court hears 2 views of WikiLeaks’ Assange

By JILL LAWLESS | February 24, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Truth-telling journalist or reckless criminal: A British judge was given two conflicting portraits of Julian Assange as the WikiLeaks founder's long-awaited extradition hearing began Monday in a London court.A lawyer for the U.S. authorities,...

The Latest: Defense vows to appeal Weinstein’s conviction

February 24, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a verdict in the rape and sexual assault trial of Harvey Weinstein (all times local):1:30 p.m.Harvey Weinstein's legal team vowed Monday to appeal his conviction.Defense attorney Arthur Aidala spoke briefly after the jury...

Supreme Court won’t hear case brought by author Jon Krakauer

February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The educational records of a star University of Montana quarterback accused of rape will remain confidential after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to get involved in the case brought by author Jon Krakauer.Krakauer had made a public...

Actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges

By DON BABWIN | February 24, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago and falsely reporting to police that the phony attack...