The Daily Northwestern

Blotter: Nov. 10

Susan Du

November 9, 2011

Attempted cell-phone robbery A male Northwestern student walking in the South Quad and talking on his cell phone was nearly robbed of it Tuesday. The student was walking behind Cahn Auditorium and Scott Hall at approximately 10:40 p.m. when three males on bikes rode toward him, according to an alert issued by ...

FEMA tests national emergency alert system for the first time

Marshall Cohen

November 9, 2011

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission joined forces Wednesday to perform a national test of the Emergency Alert System for the first time since it was created 14 years ago. The test began promptly at 1 p.m. and lasted for about two minutes on campus, temporarily takin...

Student victim of attempted cell-phone robbery on south campus

Staff report

November 8, 2011

A student walking behind Cahn Auditorium and Scott Hall was the victim of an attempted cell-phone robbery late Tuesday night, according to a University emergency notification sent to students early Wednesday morning. The attempted robbery marks the eighth time since Oct. 22 subjects have attempted or...

City committee votes to advance ordinance softening pot penalties

Kimberly Railey and Patrick Svitek

November 8, 2011

An Evanston City Council committee unanimously approved an ordinance lessening marijuana possession penalties Monday night, bringing it one step closer to officially being on the books. The ordinance, debated for almost an hour at Monday's Human Services Committee meeting, would ease punishments for city ...

Evanston Police arrest boy linked to one of several recent smartphone robberies

Tanner Maxwell

November 8, 2011

Evanston police arrested a city resident Monday in connection with a cell phone robbery that took place on a Northwestern student's porch early Saturday morning, according to an EPD news release. Around 10:54 a.m. Monday, EPD officers were notified of four boys walking on the 2000 block of Wesley Avenue and that one may be in...