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Community mourns loss of Bogenberger

By Felix Sarver and Joe Palmer | November 4, 2012

An NIU student was found dead at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on Friday, according to the NIU police. David R. Bogenberger, 19, was found to be unresponsive when police arrived at the scene 10:14 a.m., according to the DeKalb Police Department....

Tips for fun, safe trick-or-treating

By Erin Kolb and Brooke Shinberg | October 30, 2012

Candy may be harder to come by in a college town, leaving some DeKalb residents to take their children to trick-or-treat in neighborhoods surrounding NIU. Renita Evans and her children live close to the NIU campus. For Evans, this year, like last year,...

Fraudulent checks lead to more than 28 forgery charges in Sycamore

By Sierra Lowe | October 17, 2012

Two men initially charged with forgery--Jarvis Z. Wright, 31, and Damien L. Little, 27--face an additional 28 counts in relation to a larger fraud operation. On Monday, National Bank & Trust, 1425 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore, informed police that a woman,...

Second suspect named in robbery case

By Northern Star Staff | October 3, 2012

John Lee Adams, 22, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for robbery. Allegedly, Adams was an accomplice to Anthony Phillips, 22, who was arrested for robbery Saturday, according to DeKalb police Lt. Jason Leverton. A male and female were walking together...

DeKalb police officers to live in residential neighborhoods as part of program

By Jessi Haish | October 2, 2012

DeKalb Police Officer Jared Burke moved into his new home on 11th Street this weekend as part of the Resident Officer Program. The Resident Officer Program allows police officer to move into a neighborhood to improve the quality of life in the area through...

Police arrest suspect in robbery case

By Northern Star Staff | October 1, 2012

DeKalb police arrested Anthony Phillips, 22, of DeKalb, on Saturday regarding a robbery occurring at approximately 5 a.m. Friday in the 900 block of Greenbrier Road. DeKalb Lt. Jason Leverton said there was a male and a female walking together and when...

Night, early morning marked by two robberies, one stabbing

By Northern Star Staff | September 28, 2012

According to DeKalb Police Lt. Jason Leverton, there were two robberies and one stabbing incident last night and today in the early morning. Leverton said based on what he has been told by NIU, none of the victims were students. One robbery and the stabbing...

Freddy E. Sparks-Ward

Butler stabbed Sunday, back in gym Monday

By Lauren Dielman | July 24, 2012

DeKALB | Football player Devon Butler, 20, received a knife wound in his upper chest after being involved in an altercation Sunday morning in the 800 block of Regent Drive, according to a press release from the DeKalb Police Department. At 3 a.m., Butler...

Police authority

Professionals give advice on rights, interacting with police

By Dave Gong | December 1, 2011

You're driving down Lincoln Highway after a late-night study session, when all of a sudden you see flashing red and blue lights behind you. The police are pulling you over, what do you do? "The police are going to do what they're going to do," said Donald...

Domestic violence vigil helps battered women share ’empowering’ experience

By Kelly Bauer | October 3, 2011

A brown paper tree, its rainbow-colored leaves decorated with the dreams and hopes of abuse survivors, was a focal point at Monday night's "Fallen Leaves Bring New Growth" domestic violence vigil. Self-expression through artwork like the paper tree and...

Information needed on 12 dumpster fires

By Sarah Raila | September 12, 2010

DeKALB | Police are currently looking for information on the 12 DeKalb dumpster fires that occurred in the last two weeks of August. Sgt. Jason Leverton of the DeKalb Police Department said the charges for someone starting the fires, technically, would...