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Police notes and week in review

The World News page will be trying something new for this issue: week in review and police notes combined

PN = Police Note

WIR = Week in review

PN: Aug. 20, 12:16 a.m.— ­Xavier Police investigated a report of two students smoking marijuana outside of the Commons Apartments. One student was identified and referred to the code of conduct.

WIR: Aug. 21 — The German City of Bielefeld, is offering a $1.1 million reward to anyone who can prove a conspiracy theory that it doesn’t exist as truth. Bielefeld became the subject of the long-standing joke in 1994 after a computer science student posted the claim to parody conspiracy pages.

WIR: Aug. 22 — Mark Sanford, a former congressman from South Carolina, mistook Iowa for Ohio when he tweeted his excitement to visit the Buckeye State, when he really meant the Hawkeye State. Sanford has since deleted the tweet.

PN: Aug. 22, 2:30 a.m. — Xavier Police assisted Cincinnati Police in investigating unknown trouble and possible domestic dispute at the four-way stop near Currito on Musketeer Drive. Per Cincinnati Police, the incident started off campus, ended up at the four way stop and both non-students were arrested for various violations. Additionally, their vehicles were towed from campus.

WIR: Aug. 22 — Commuters spent an average of 54 hours in traffic delays in 2017, according to a report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. The study also projected that number to rise to 65 hours by 2025.

WIR: Aug. 23 — A woman and her cat were reunited 11 years after he ran away. A shelter worker found the cat and used a microchip scanner to locate his owner.

PN: Aug. 23, 12:48 a.m. — Norwood Fire and Rescue transported an underage intoxicated student from University Station to Mercy Rookwood for possible alcohol poisoning.

PN: Aug. 24, 2:29 a.m. — Xavier Police checked on the well-being of an underage intoxicated student being assisted by friends into Husman Hall. The student was coherent, released to their roommates and referred to the code of conduct.

WIR: Aug. 25 — NASA astronaut Anne McClain has been accused of hacking her estranged spouse’s bank account while she was aboard the International Space Station in January and February. McClain and her spouse are in the middle of a divorce settlement and custody case.

PN: Aug. 25-26 — Xavier Police, Cincinnati Fire and Physical Plant investigated four fire alarms within 24 hours at the Commons Apartments, Brockman Hall and the Central Utility Plant. All four alarms were activated due to burnt food or mechanical issues and were cleared by Cincinnati Fire.

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