Kent City Police Find 3 Matches After Submitting Untested Rape Kits

The Kent City Police department sent out untested rape kits last year after Senate Bill 316 mandated all law enforcement agencies send any rape kits not tested to their respective crime labs. After doing so, Kent City Police found three matches in the FBI’s DNA data bank. https://video.kent.edu/media/Police+Rape+Kits.mp4/1_g85e313b#   Law enforcement agencies in Ohio submitted over 13,000 sexual assault kits for DNA testing and three-fourth of those have been tested on. The testing initiative was lauched by Attorney General Mike DeWine in 2011 and the kits have indicted hundreds of cases. The Ohio Attorney General’s office said that over 10,400 kints have been tested and have found three matches in

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Guns on campus

  In July of 2015 lawmakers in the state of Texas passed a bill that would allow people to carry guns on college campuses. The bill would come into place August 2016 at universities and August 2017 at community colleges.   The bill comes following several recent college shootings including the shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech in 2007.  In 2013 at least 19 other states presented legislation to allow concealed weapons on campus with 14 more following in 2014. Nine states, including Texas, have passed bills allowing for concealed weapons on campus. The others include: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah and the state of Washington.  

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Kent Receives Full Time IT Manager, JEDD Agreement with Rootstown at City Council Meeting

The City Council of Kent met in the basement of Kent’s Fire Station Wednesday to discuss a variety of topics. One of the first topics, mentioned by a local citizen, centered on how Kent could deal with the recent snow storms making side walks in-accessible. The citizen congratulated the city of Kent on keeping government maintained sidewalks clear (such as those in front of post offices, police stations, and fire stations, but noted businesses were not doing their share and clearing the sidewalks in front of their establishments. The meeting then turned to the topics slotted for that night’s discussion. Kent Government to Employ New IT Manager The Kent City

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