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Arrest made in Benjamin homicide case

New developments have surfaced in the homicide case involving the possible murder of 17-year-old freshman Jasmine Benjamin on November 17. The GBI has announced that Darien Meheux, 18, had been arrested in connection with the case. According to a press release from the GBI on Friday, Meheux was arrested at approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Schley County Sheriff’s Office in ...

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Benjamin investigation continues

   The investigation continues into the death of Jasmine Benjamin as authorities attempt to determine whether her death is a homicide. The 17-year-old nursing major was found dead in Georgia Hall Nov. 18 in the fifth floor study room. “The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the VPD are still following up and interviewing people individually and collecting evidence to be ...

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No threat in shooter rumor

                Rumors of a shooter in the Mass Media building on Wednesday proved to be false. Eyewitnesses place a young man at the scene who was described to be around 5-feet-9-inches tall, stocky and traditional college student-aged. He wandered around the building asking for money, claiming to be armed. It was discovered that the man was not armed and the ...

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Break-ins emerge as newest campus crime trend

The VSU Police Department advises students to be especially careful and to never leave their stuff unattended due to a recent string of vehicle break-ins.  According to the media log from VSUPD, there have been nine vehicle break-in cases on campus reported this year.  The areas of reported break -ins include Sustella and Oak Street parking decks.  According to Scott ...

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Student robbed near Sustella Parking Deck

VSU police arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery of a student on the multi-purpose trail by Sustella Parking Deck on Friday. Matty Hogan, a junior theatre major, and his roommate were robbed by three men on bikes who asked to use his cell phone as he and his roommate walked. “I gave one of the guys my phone ...

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Projectors stolen from West Hall

 Tuesday morning at 10:38, three classrooms in West Hall reported stolen overhead projectors.   The department most affected by the technological setback was the Modern and Classical Languages (MCL)­­, whose classes are centered near that part of the first floor of West Hall.  “Our first four classes, especially, we shuffled around, and moved as many of those classes into our ...

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Umbrella involved in student’s arrest

 William Mathews didn’t expect his Friday evening plans, a trip to a local coffee house, would land him in a jailhouse and cost him $1,000. � Mathews, a senior psychology major, was arrested Friday evening at 7:40 pm, and charged with theft by taking.  The item he was charged with stealing: a large black and white striped VSU umbrella.  According ...

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Georgia Hall revokes resident visitation rights

Visitation privileges for all Georgia Hall residents have been temporarily revoked for reasons that have yet to be clarified. According to Leighia Hammond, associate director of Housing, the suspension of visitation rights is in response to numerous reports of vandalism and damage that have happened within the past few weeks. Housing and Residence Life are working to ensure that students ...

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VPD robbery case terminated

The probe into an alleged armed robbery near the University Center has been closed after the alleged victim decided to sign a “termination of investigation” form over the weekend. An email was sent out to all faculty, staff and students Jan. 26 describing an alleged armed robbery incident that took place on the 1100 block of N. Patterson St., where ...

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Alert possible false alarm

Suspicious activity was afoot on Friday, or so one student thought. The VSU police department was notified by a student that a male in a blue windbreaker was asking students to see student IDs by the Bailey Science Center. Thressea Boyd, assistant to the president for communications, sent out a mass e-mail alert to faculty, staff and students at 1:40 ...

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