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Carbondale Police officer put on unpaid leave for 1 week after selling mugs with photo of local man

“The city would like to remind the community that the behavior that resulted in this discipline is not the standard of conduct that we expect of any city employee, nor the conduct that we will tolerate going forward,” he wrote in a statement to the newspaper. “Further, it’s not reflective of the har

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-06-22 20:30:00

Carbondale man acquitted in 2016 shooting at Evolve apartments

HolmesPROVIDED BY JACKSON COUNTY JAILMURPHYSBORO — A Carbondale man was acquitted by a Jackson County jury Wednesday afternoon for his alleged involvement in a shooting at an apartment complex in April 2016, according to Carbondale defense attorney Christian Baril.Daniel Holmes, 23, was charged with


1 more arrested, 1 still sought in Sunday shooting on Carbondale's Strip

Renard M. Ward, 35, of Jackson, Tennessee, is wanted by police for his involvement in the shooting that happened around the time bars were closing early Sunday morning, according to a news release from Carbondale Police Department. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous, and asked a


Opinion | Voice of The Southern: Thumbs up to 710 Bookstore's new digs; thumbs down to Carbondale shooting

Thumbs up to Southern Illinois University assistant criminology and criminal justice and professor Raymund Narag for his work to reform the Filipino judicial system. Narag spent seven years in the Quezon City Jail awaiting trial on various charges before being acquitted. He has a doctorate in crimin

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-06-22 09:00:00

Carbondale to install kiosk in Washington Street parking lot; it's permit parking only until then

CARBONDALE — Changes to a downtown Carbondale parking lot are soon on the way, according to city officials.According to Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox, the city removed the parking meters from the Washington Street parking lot prior to the eclipse in August to create space for outdoor c

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-06-21 20:22:00

Another Man Arrested for Role in Carbondale Shooting Incident

Officers believe Graham, Jr. and Ward fired handguns from a vehicle as they fled the area. They are both charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Reckless Discharge of a Firearm. Graham, Jr. was also charged with Intimidation and Unlawful Communication with a Witness.


Murphysboro Fire Department fights 3 fires in 24 hours

Several fire trucks and police cars were on scene of a fire at 2003 Herbert St. at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday.Molly Parker The SouthernMURPHYSBORO — The Murphysboro Fire Department has been busy throughout the past couple of days fighting three different fires in the city.The first fire happened at a

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-06-21 19:00:00

Land of Lincoln and NAACP to hold record sealing and expungement clinic

CARBONDALE — The Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, the NAACP Carbondale Branch and the Center for Empowerment and Justice are teaming up to help those with criminal backgrounds obtain a second chance.The groups will host a free expungement and sealing clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-06-21 20:45:00

Homes Recently Listed in the Carbondale Area

Awesome is the only way to describe this updated 1.5 story bungalow! Situated near downtown Nashville, this home features newly remodeled kitchen with new appliances. Baths also remodeled, complete with top-of-the-line subway tile shower. Property features include new flooring, updated vinyl windows


SIU President Randy Dunn to keep his job after 4-4 board split on vote to place him on leave

EDWARDSVILLE — After deliberating on the fate of embattled Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn in executive session for nearly four hours on Thursday, the SIU Board of Trustees was split on whether to oust the system’s leader.At a special meeting on the Edwardsville campus, the motion

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-06-21 20:54:00

Carbondale police looking for missing man

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Police are looking for a missing man with a cognitive deficiency who left home Monday morning.Police said Tommy L. Ellis walked away from his home on the 900 block of West Burton Street in Carbondale sometime between 7 and 10 a.m.Police said they don't know where he was going or w


Man arrested after early Sunday shooting on The Strip in Carbondale, which caused a car crash

CARBONDALE — A De Soto man has been arrested and charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated discharge of a firearm following an early Sunday shooting in downtown Carbondale.According to a Monday news release from Carbondale Police Department, no one was injured in the shooting,


SIU School of Medicine, SIH break ground on a new building in Carbondale

CARBONDALE — The SIU School of Medicine and Southern Illinois Healthcare had a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday for a new 41,000-square-foot building on the corner of Oak Street and University Avenue, just north of the parking garage of Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.Work on the $17 million projec


Old Carbondale Water Treatment Plant is getting new life as next home of 710 Bookstore

The bookstore will be located on the second floor of the building with exposed red brick and the absence of several gigantic water treatment tanks. Since the water treatment equipment is gone, 710 manager Randy Johnson said there is about 4,800 square feet of usable space for the retailer.


Murphysboro is getting a splash park

MURPHYSBORO — Friends of Murphysboro has been saving money for several years to fund a big project, according to member Brad Fager. On Monday, the group announced plans to construct the Fred Cook Memorial Splash Park.“Fred Cook passed away and left his estate to six different nonprofits,” Fager expl


SIU Carbondale earns international award for eclipse events

Clouds break in time to the cheers of fans who got to briefly see the total eclipse inside Saluki Stadium on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.ROBERT COHEN, THE SOUTHERN NEWS SERVICES


DeSoto Man Accused of Firing Shots in Carbondale

Carbondale Police officers were monitoring crowds at bar-closing time. Around 2:18 a.m., they observed a disturbance begin among a group of people in the alleyway behind the businesses. They saw a man firing a handgun in the direction of a vehicle that was fleeing the alleyway. Officers ordered the


Desoto, IL man arrested for shooting gun at vehicle in Carbondale

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -Carbondale Police Department arrested a man for aggravated unlawful use of weapons after he shot a gun at a vehicle on Sunday, June 17.At 2 a.m. officers were in the 500 block of South Illinois Avenue monitoring crowds at bar-closing time.Officers saw a disturbance begin among


Actor William Shatner endorses solar-powered bitcoin facility in Murphysboro, IL

MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) -What does Star Trek's William Shatner, Bitcoin and a Murphysboro, Illinois abandoned factory have in common?Shatner is the spokesperson for the solar company Solar Alliance, who will now take over the abandoned manufacturing plant in Murphysboro.Download the KFVS News app:iPh


SIU board will meet Thursday to consider putting president on leave

Earlier this month, some board members called for a meeting of the board’s executive committee for the purpose of temporarily ousting Dunn and appointing a replacement, butthe meeting was ultimately scrappedafter Board Chair Amy Sholar questioned the committee’s authority to take such an action.