April 24, 2019

An assault outside of Carlson. Speculative tweets. Passing rumors. Last week, University of Toledo’s campus was a case study on the convergence of crime, misinformation and social media. The Independent Collegian sat down with UTPD Chief Jeff Newton to sort through what really happened. 

Q: What happened outside of Carlson Library a couple of weeks ago? There were rumors all the way from jumpings to gang initiations. What really happened? 

A: “[The rumors] are mystifying. I think it’s just one of the effects of social media. We had one report that happened on Sunday, [April 14] at 10 p.m. where an individual called and indicated that he was struck in the face by an unknown individual. Nothing...

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February 27, 2019

Former Toledo Rockets running back Kareem Hunt is back in the news again after recently being signed by the Cleveland Browns. 

The Kansas City Chiefs released Hunt last season after TMZ released video of Hunt assaulting a woman at a hotel in Cleveland in February of 2018.

When asked about why the team signed Hunt, general manager John Dorsey sai...

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