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City of Carbondale to decide on new plans for old firehouse

The city of Carbondale, Illinois is trying to figure out what to do with the old firehouse on Oakland Ave. and Walnut St. The city council had two different proposals presented to them. One of these proposals was put forward with an $82,000 bid to change the building into a farm-to-table restaurant

KFVS12 - 2017-09-19 22:42:53

Carbondale fire house to be used as studio space to 'attract creative minds'

CARBONDALE - The person who submitted the proposal favored for purchase of the old fire station on South Oakland Avenue says he intends to redevelop the property as a wood shop and public studio space where local artists can work and collaborate. The city has recently come under fire by members of t

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-19 01:00:00

Carbondale police identify suspect who shot man multiple times Sunday morning

The Carbondale Police Department has identified a suspect in a shooting that left one person with life-threatening injuries Sunday morning. An arrest warrant has been signed for Terrence Curtis, 27, of Carbondale, Sergeant Amber Ronketto confirmed Monday. At about 2:26 a.m. Sunday, officers with the

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-18 18:12:00

Carbondale African American Museum to celebrate 20 years

CARBONDALE -- The African American Museum in Carbondale will hold a fundraiser this weekend in celebration of 20 years of operation. The museum opened in 1997 by two residents who wanted to celebrate and share African American contributions across the country but especially in Southern Illinois. The

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 03:25:00

Two minors could face arson charges for Carbondale fire

CARBONDALE -- Two minors could face arson charges after a fire at a Carbondale business. Police received call around 7:00 p.m. Sunday night about a fire at Southern Recycling Center on West Chestnut Street. When fire crews arrived, recycled paper was burning in one of the buildings. Authorities said

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 01:30:00

Carbondale Police searching for arson suspects

The Carbondale Police Department are seeking juvenile suspects in a Sunday night arson. Officers were dispatched to a structure fire at a business at about 7:02 p.m. Sunday at 300 W. Chestnut St, according to a news release from the Carbondale Police Department. The Carbondale Fire Department exting

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-18 15:54:00

Flu season in the Heartland - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Doctors report that the flu virus has already made its way to the Heartland. At least two cases of the flu have been reported in the Heartland and some places are already giving vaccinations Cape Girardeau County Public Health Department will start vaccinations on September 25. They will not be g

KFVS12 - 2017-09-18 20:27:00

FIRST ALERT: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Heartland

The First Alert Weather Team is watching a few scattered showers and storms moving through the area on Monday night, September 18. Parts of the Heartland were under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. At 8:30 p.m. the storm shows at least quarter size hail moving towards Carbondale, Illinois. Chief Mete

KFVS12 - 2017-09-18 19:42:25

Rec Center patrons can now enter by scanning their hands

Student Recreation Center patrons now have a way to skip the line and hit the gym faster. The Rec announced last week via social media that they will now give students the option to use a biometric hand scanner to gain entry into the center. So far, 136 students have registered to use this new feat

DAILYEGYPTIAN.COM - 2017-09-20 00:09:07

Chicago-area mechanics are back to work after new contract ends almost 7-week strike

Filed under Chicago, State Mechanics at Chicago-area auto dealerships will be back at work Monday morning after approving a four-year contract Sunday and ending a strike that was about to begin its eighth week. The walkout, which started Aug. 1, involved nearly 2,000 mechanics at almost 140 new-car

DAILYEGYPTIAN.COM - 2017-09-18 18:28:07

Law school dean steps down

Cynthia Fountaine, dean of the School of Law, is stepping down from her position effective Sept. 15. She has occupied the role since 2010. The position will be filled temporarily by Christopher Behan, an associate dean at the law school. Behan will serve as acting dean until the search for an inter

DAILYEGYPTIAN.COM - 2017-09-18 17:54:01

Letter to the editor: Eliminating Africana studies is eliminating SIU's history

Southern Illinois University, home of the Salukis, cannot get rid of Africana studies, for its core spirit culture is based on an African culture. Have you ever been to the basement of the Student Center, Saluki Stadium or Grinnell Hall? These places feature significant symbols in ancient Egyptian

DAILYEGYPTIAN.COM - 2017-09-18 23:49:17

Monday morning protest in downtown St. Louis begins with silent march

Filed under National About 100 protesters began marching in silence east on Market Street from 16th Street in downtown St. Louis Monday morning, hours after city police arrested about 80 people during a third night of violence following the acquittal of ex-St. Louis patrolman Jason Stockley. Police

DAILYEGYPTIAN.COM - 2017-09-18 18:40:44

2 juveniles in custody in connection to Carbondale, IL arson investigation

Two juveniles are in custody in connection to an arson investigation in Carbondale, Illinois. According to Carbondale police, the juveniles were taken into custody on Sunday and later released to their parents. Police say the fire started outside in a recycling bin at a recycling facility. Firefight

KFVS12 - 2017-09-18 09:49:01

Police searching for driver in Carbondale crash

The Carbondale Police Department is searching for a driver involved in a single vehicle crash early Sunday morning, September 17, 2017. The crash happened on the 1800 block of E. Main Street, which is Route 13. Officers were called to the area around 3:43 a.m. about a vehicle which had crashed into

KFVS12 - 2017-09-17 12:30:37

Armed, dangerous man wanted in connection to Carbondale shooting

A Carbondale, Illinois is wanted in connection to an early morning shooting on Sunday, September 17. According to Carbondale police, 27-year-old Terrence J. Curtis is considered armed and dangerous. He is wanted on a warrant charging him with aggravated battery with a firearm. His bond was set at $5

KFVS12 - 2017-09-17 12:12:58

Newest class of Leaders Among Us recognized at Regional Chamber Luncheon

CARTERVILLE - The 2017 class of Leaders Among Us was introduced by The Southern Illinoisan on Tuesday during the Regional Chambers of Commerce Luncheon in Carterville. "Each year, we solicit nominations and it becomes more difficult to pick the winners," said Tom English, executive editor of The Sou

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-19 22:50:00

2017 Leaders Among Us: Darrell Bryant

Human nature is such that there comes a point in life where each of us begins to consider our legacy - what we have done that makes a difference or what we need to do to leave things better than they were. For Carbondale's Darrell Bryant, the realization was that it was time to support the things th

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-19 18:00:00

2017 Leaders Among Us: Peter Gregory

On the day of his interview for "Leaders Among Us," Peter Gregory was on a step ladder under the marquee of Carbondale's Varsity Center for the Arts, putting mortar between decorative stones with his hands. It's something he doesn't have to do or wants credit for, but it is something he wants to do.

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-19 18:00:00

Leaders Among Us: Congrats, you've all earned it

Let me begin by saying congratulations. Congratulations to each and every one of this year's class of Leaders Among Us. Each of this year's honorees display the traits each and every day that make them a leader. As usual, this year's honorees vary greatly. They are all of different ages and backgrou

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-19 18:00:00