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KSU investigating 2nd sexual assault in 3 weeks


KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw State University police are looking into an alleged sexual assault.

Campus police say the attack happened lateTuesday night in a parking area near one of the university's on-campus housing.

Kennesaw State police informed all students of the incident and say it is currently under investigation. Campus police say they have added extra patrols on campus.

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KSU students blame poor advising services, not racism in viral video


Kennesaw State University placed academic adviser Abby Dawson on administrative leave on Friday after a video of her interaction with a student caused a controversy on social media. The student, Kevin Bruce, released the video on Thursday showing the encounter he had with Dawson at the WellStar College of Health and Human Services advising offices.

The video was retweeted over 7,000 times and the hashtag, #ItsBiggerThanKSU, was trending nationally.

Kennesaw State administrators said in a statement an investigation is pending and could take up to two weeks to complete.

Pedestrian dead after stepping into traffic in Kennesaw


KENNESAW, Ga. -- A young woman is dead after an accident between an SUV and a pedestrian in Kennesaw early Sunday morning.

According to the Cobb County Department of Public Safety, officers responded to Busbee Parkway south of Chastain Road shortly after midnight.

According to investigators, the driver of a gray 2002 Toyota 4Runner was heading south on Busbee Parkway at the same time a group of four pedestrians was attempting to cross the road.

Police said that, for unknown reasons, one of the four, later identified as Chelsea A. Tucker, 25, of Lizella, Ga., stepped into the road and was hit.

Tucker was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle did not sustain injuries.

The initial investigation reveals that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in Tucker's death.

#ItsBiggerThanKSU: Advisor placed on leave after video goes viral


KENNESAW, Ga. – An academic advisor has been placed on administrative leave after an incident caught on video spread on social media.

The video was tweeted by KSU student Kevin Bruce. It showed what happened when he was waiting in the lobby of the WellStar College of Health and Human Services as he tried to see his student advisor.

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KSU making changes after coach accused of harassment


KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw State is making major changes to its women's basketball team after several players accused the coach of harassment.

A 28-page report released on Thursday looks into allegations that coach Nitra Perry verbally harassed her student-athletes.In it, the school's General Counsel says many parents would find the treatment to be unacceptable in a non-sports setting. But this is a sports setting, so coach Perry will keep her job.

Among the findings it says, "Although the student-athletes and parents state that Coach Perry has created a hostile, intimidating environment within the program, the alleged actions appear to be generally acceptable within many Division One women's basketball programs."

Cobb County residents split on proposed park


COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County could soon get a new multi-million-dollar park, complete with various courts, a walking trial, a spray park and even a velodrome.

However, the plan is not without controversy.

The proposed Cobb International Village would be built in the area of Bells Ferry and North Booth roads near Kennesaw. Developer Keith McSorely said it would include a privately funded international village for outdoor activities, mentoring programs, concerts and other family events. He believes he can get clearance within the next 30 days to build the park.

Sexual assault reported on KSU campus


KENNESAW, Ga. – Students at Kennesaw State are being warned of a reported sexual assault on campus.

The school sent out notifications to all students early Sunday about the incident

The incident allegedly happened at the victim's on-campus apartment at KSU Place on Idlewood Avenue. School officials say the victim is a student who rode home with the suspect from a party last Thursday night. The suspect is another KSU student.

Students at Kennesaw State say the notification from the school reminded them to stay in groups when attending parties.

Campus police say they will not comment any further on the incident because it is still under investigation.