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Truman student allegedly assaulted off campus

April 11, 2016

A sexual assault allegedly took place April 10 between a female Truman State student and a male acquaintance, says Sara Holzmeier, Truman’s Department of Public Safety Director. The Kirksville Police Department took control of the […]

Campus

Panel to review Title IX case

November 19, 2015

Truman State officials granted an appeal and currently are reviewing a remanded Title IX offense case involving four Truman students. Senior Duncan Holahan reportedly was harassed and threatened with assault by senior Connor Brown, junior […]

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KRCCU is refunded & operational

March 5, 2015

The Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit resumed operation during February after one month spent offline. KPD Detective Steve Feeney was reinstated as KRCCU investigator Feb. 17 and immediately returned to work in the computer crimes […]

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Meth reports decline throughout Adair Co.

February 26, 2015

During the year since the Kirksville City Council passed an ordinance banning the sale of over-the-counter drugs containing pseudoephedrine, the number of reported methamphetamine incidents in Adair County has decreased. Pseudoephedrine is one of the […]

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KRCCU loses funding, will shut down Jan 18

January 15, 2015

The Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit will discontinue operation Monday because of a lack of state funding. The KRCCU is comprised of a full-time investigator, Detective Steve Feeney, a part-time officer and a special computer […]

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Kirksville resident charged with murder

December 4, 2014

A Kirksville resident has been charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action following a stabbing incident Nov. 27. The Kirksville Police Department, Kirksville Fire Department and Adair County Ambulance District responded to a […]

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Student killed in accident

October 23, 2014

Freshman Connor Cunningham of Edwardsville, Illinois, died last weekend from injuries sustained during a car accident. At about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Cunningham was walking near Jefferson and Fible Streets when he was hit by […]

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The police should be monitored

September 11, 2014

Four weeks since Michael Brown’s murder in Ferguson, Missouri, tensions finally are falling to a simmer. What started as the shooting of an 18-year-old black male resulted in weeks of peaceful and sometimes violent protests, which the police and eventually the National Guard dealt with. The protests were managed with questionable, militaristic methods, such as curfews, tear gas, long-range acoustic devices and the display of the vast collection of military equipment in the police’s possession.

However, Ferguson police have adopted a new policy that could ease tension significantly between the police and inhabitants of Ferguson. About a week ago, the police started deploying officers wearing body cameras because of a donation from security companies Safety Visions and Digital Ally, according to a Sept. 1 2014 USA Today article. Having no dash cameras in their cruisers, Ferguson police department now will equip all officers with body cameras to record interactions with civilians. […]