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Calif. man free after DNA site leads to new arrest in murder

By DON THOMPSON | February 13, 2020

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California authorities used recently developed DNA techniques to free one man and implicate another for only the second time in the United States, officials said Thursday.A man who spent about 15 years in prison after being...

Father arrested in killings of 5 of his infant children

By DON THOMPSON | January 27, 2020

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California father about to be freed from prison has been taken into custody in connection with the decades-old killings of five of his infant children in a case a sheriff said has haunted his agency for years.Paul Perez, 57,...

Mom of 2 missing kids found in Hawaii with new husband

By REBECCA BOONE | January 27, 2020

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police say the mother of two missing kids has been found in Hawaii along with her new husband, but there's still no sign of the children in the cross-country investigation that includes several mysterious deaths.Police in Kauai pulled...

NIU Forensics takes 2nd in division at Novice Nationals Tournament

By Northern Star staff | March 23, 2015

NIU Forensics placed second in the nation in its division at the March 13-15 Novice Nationals Tournament.The team also picked up awards at the Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Tournament. Ben Donovan and Steven Cyhaniuk, who formed a debate...

SA Senate approves $4,400 in supplemental funding for two organizations

SA Senate approves $4,400 in supplemental funding for two organizations

By Alexandra Meyer | March 23, 2015

Correction: In a March 23 article, “SA Senate approves $4,400 in supplemental funding for two organizations,” the Northern Star reported that Black Male Initiative asked and received $400 in supplemental funding from the Student Association Senate...

BSU gets supplemental funding from SA Senate

By Betsy Mathew | April 7, 2014

Student Association Senate passed a resolution to provide $8,925 in supplemental funding to the Black Student Union at Senate’s Sunday meeting.The BSU is an umbrella organization that supports at least 22 organizations on campus.“We focus on unity...

Forensics hosts organizational meeting Wednesday

By Northern Star Staff | September 4, 2013

NIU Forensics will host an organizational meeting at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.The meeting will be held in the Campus Life Building, Room 100. State and nationally recognized speakers will be showcased at the event, and Forensics will provide information for...

High school students spend a week brushing up on their communication skills with NIU Forensics

By Tony Osborne | July 18, 2011

DeKALB | High school students from across the Midwest spent the week on campus hoping to spruce up their speeches at the NIU Speech Camp.The 26th annual summer camp helps high school students from Illinois and Iowa improve their communication skills before...