The state trooper who arrived just moments after an SIU student reportedly fled into a wooded area, only to be found dead five days later, didn’t see the student run from a nearby car and only interacted with the car’s driver, a State Police spokesperson says. The driver of the car reportedly told the trooper his passenger had assaulted him and tried to rob him.
A Carbondale business, a tireless volunteer and one of the region’s fastest-growing companies were among honorees at the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet Feb. 21 at the SIU Student Center.
The person authorities say shot a man in the chest last month at a Carbondale alternative high school will face a host of felony charges next week at a preliminary hearing.
When does the racial persecution of innocent people stop? I am a law-abiding citizen without so much as a traffic ticket to mar my record, and I have been made to feel like a common criminal.
Moments after SIU student Pravin Varughese ran to his eventual death in a wooded area on the city’s east side, a State Police trooper questioned the driver of the vehicle from which Varughese fled and even searched the area, but no report on the incident was filed.
In a sudden move, the SIU Board of Trustees announced Randy Dunn as the university’s new president Monday afternoon, several weeks ahead of the projected date for the announcement.
The SIU Board of Trustees will consider a possible student fee to help underwrite the campus’ struggling student newspaper. Trustees will consider a $9-per-student, per-semester Student Media Fee to support the Daily Egyptian.
The prosecutors reviewing the 2012 death of Molly Young won’t be announcing the results of their investigation just yet. Patrick Delfino, director of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor office in Springfield, said Thursday that his office now is more likely to make an announcement regarding the closely watched case sometime in February.
A onetime pitcher in Major League Baseball pleaded guilty last month in Williamson County to a methamphetamine possession charge.
Carbondale City Councilman Don Monty is the preferred choice of business leaders to serve as the city’s acting mayor, according to a poll conducted by the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce.
A high-stakes show of political theater will get underway this week at city hall as leaders take on the abruptly urgent task of naming a replacement for resigning mayor Joel Fritzler.