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5-year-old boy dies after being hit by car in Carbondale
A 5-year-old boy is dead after he was hit by a car in Carbondale on Monday evening.According to a news release from Carbondale Police Department, officers responded just before 8 p.m. Monday to the scene of the crash, in the 500 block of North Wall Street.
Carbondale Police investigating fatality related to traffic crash
CARBONDALE — The Carbondale Police Department is investigating a fatality related to a traffic crash, according to Deputy Police Chief Stan Reno.Carbondale Police were called to 500 W. Main St. at about 8 p.m. Monday, and were still on the scene at around 10:20 p.m.Reno said more information would b
5-year-old killed after being struck by vehicle in Carbondale, IL
The driver attempted to swerve to avoid the child but was unable to do so according to police. After hitting the child, the vehicle left the roadway, struck a utility pole, and came to rest west of the roadway.
Sheriff investigating 'suspicious' death of man whose body was found at West Frankfort mine
According to a news release from Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones, the death of a man whose body was found "badly decomposed" over the weekend is “suspicious."The release said an autopsy was conducted Monday and that no cause of death has yet been determined. The body was found at the Old Ben No. 9
SIU Carbondale awarded 2 federal grants for research
CARBONDALE, IL — Southern Illinois University Carbondale is getting more than $300,000 total from two federal grants, a congressman announced Tuesday.
Suspect Confesses To Killing, Dismembering Victim With Chainsaw, Pruning Shears & A Pocketknife - CrimeFeed
DESOTO, IL — A suspect charged with first-degree murder of a 76-year-old man has shared gruesome details about how he and the victim’s wife dismembered the body with a chainsaw and pruning shears, according to court documents.
34 sickened in Missouri salmonella outbreak
PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) – A southeast Missouri county is investigating a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 34 people.Salmonella- CDC imageThe cause hasn’t been determined. Perry County Health Department communicable disease coordinator Sheila Hahs says the agency began receiving worrying numbers of
SIU Board of Trustees discuses presidential search at special meeting in Carbondale
CARBONDALE Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees discussed the presidential search structure and process during a special meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday in SIUC Student Center Ballroom B.After taking action on a few agenda items, the board went into closed session, which lasted nearly three hou
Carbondale commission wants to host open forum on SIU enrollment; city says it will insult the university
CARBONDALE — The Carbondale Human Relations Commission is interested in hosting a public forum to talk about the impact of falling enrollment at Southern Illinois University.HennrichJerrold Hennrich, chairman of the committee, said on Thursday that the commission has heard from university professors
Decomposed body found at old mine near West Frankfort
Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones confirmed Monday a badly decomposed body was found Saturday near the entrance of the old No. 9 mine, east of West Frankfort. The identity of the deceased is not known.Jones said a private individual found the body and contacted authorities.Franklin County Sheriff’s
Carbondale Connections | A love letter to the City of Carbondale
Dear City of Carbondale,Growing up in Southern Illinois it was such a treat to travel to Carbondale to shop. In my elementary and tween years, it was so exciting to go to the new enclosed mall! I remember entering in front of JCPenney’s and strolling down the polished concrete floors, past the South
10-week-old Missouri infant found dead inside hot vehicle
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Bethune murder conviction sentencing postponed
Last week, the court granted Bethune’s previous attorney, Mike Wepsiec’s, request to withdraw as his counsel. Bethune’s new lawyers — Steven Greenberg and T. Liam Kelly — then filed a motion asking for more time to prepare and file a post-trial motion.
Safety in our schools: Carbondale High School
CARBONDALE, IL – Safety is on the minds of many of you as you send your child back to school. That includes parents in Carbondale, Illinois, where school starts this week.
New lawyer attacking conviction in SIU student's death
A judge on Monday pushed back sentencing for 24-year-old Gaege Bethune of Eldorado, Illinois, until Sept. 17. He had been scheduled for sentencing Wednesday after a jury convicted him in June of first-degree murder for 19-year-old Pravin Varughese's (VAHR'-geez) death.
Kansas man indicted in shooting of Carbondale police officer
Carbondale police Officer Trey Harris throws out the ceremonial first pitch Thursday night, Aug. 11, 2016, before the Southern Illinois Miners minor-league game against the CornBelters at Rent One Park In Marion, Illinois.He was among several law-enforcement officers and family honored at the team
Days before murder sentencing, Gaege Bethune gets new attorneys
CARBONDALE, IL — A man convicted of murder in the death of a Southern Illinois University student has new legal representation, just days before he is scheduled to be sentenced.
Downtown Carbondale construction will continue after today's deadline
In one way, Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams said, the city is disappointed the work didn’t hit its desired finish target, but there is a silver lining — the city will save $30,000 it had promised as a bonus to the contractor if the work was finished by Friday.
Gaege Bethune officially fires first attorney, hires Chicago lawyer
MURPHYSBORO — The man convicted of murdering a 19-year-old Southern Illinois University student has a new lawyer, according to Jackson County Court documents.Gaege BethuneContributed by Jackson County JailGaege Bethune, 24, has hired Steven Greenberg and T. Liam Kelly of the Greenberg Trial Lawyers
Salina man indicted in shooting of southern Illinois officer
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP)A Salina man has been indicted on charges that he fired the shots that wounded a southern Illinois police officer during a chase two years ago.A Jackson County grand jury returned the indictment Thursday against 24-year-old Alex B. Karcher on felony charges of aggravated batter