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Salukis crushed by South Dakota 49-14 on the road

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Chris Barron
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The 2017 Saluki Football team is on a pigskin cusp after the Salukis were dominated by Missouri Valley Football Conference mate South Dakota State 49-14. 

It was the tale of two halves for the slumping Dawgs, which have now lost three in a row, including two consecutive in Valley play.

Two weeks ago, the Dawgs lost a game it could have won against Northern Iowa by making mistakes when they had possession of the ball in the Panther red zone. In Saturday’s fiasco, the Jackrabbits didn’t allow the Salukis any opportunities to get in the game.

Crusaders force two pick-sixes for 48-21 win

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Chris Barron
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Size is important. 

Carbondale has athletes, but the Belleville Althoff Crusaders football team had plenty of size Friday night. 

The Crusaders started 6-foot, 5-inch, 295-pound Jordyn Slaughter and 6-foot, 8-inch, 340-pound Patrick Ahrens at the offensive tackle positions Friday and equally elephantine players on its defensive line. 

Friday night’s game was fairly even in the first half, but the size difference seemed to wear on the Terriers in the final two quarters.

“We had great effort out there tonight,” said Carbondale Coach Bryan Lee. “But their size wore us down by the latter part of the game.”

Meet and the Chancellor and Mayor event

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SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno and Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry will be at the SIU Student Center Starbucks from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, Oct. 16 for the “Meet the Chancellor and Mayor” event.

East St. Louis man killed in Carbondale shooting Saturday

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A Saturday shooting resulted in the death an East St. Louis man, according to the Carbondale Police Department. 

The victim has been identified as Tony Johnson, 35, police said. 

At about 2:41 a.m., on Saturday, Carbondale officers responded to the 700 block of East College Street in reference to a shooting. 

Upon arrival, officers found Johnson with a fatal gunshot wound. 

Police said the suspect in this case is described as a heavyset black male with a beard, wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, and a hat. 

Authorities said the investigation is still currently active as of Tuesday. 

Carbondale man faces arson charge

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A Carbondale man faces a charge of arson after a residential fire last month. Jason W. Mann, 33, faces a preliminary hearing Jan. 8 in Jackson County court after his arrest Dec. 12 by Carbondale police. Authorities say they arrived at about 6 p.m. that day to a residence in the 500 block of South Ash Street following a report of a house fire.

Three make appearances following robbery

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Three SIU students are making court appearances this month following an armed robbery last month on the 17th floor of a campus residence hall. Martin E. Tabb, 18, and Darius M. Bell, 19, both originally from Chicago but residents this semester of SIU’s Neely Hall, where the incident is alleged to have occurred, were scheduled to make first court appearances Jan. 4

Ballot order finalized in Carbondale council election

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The city clerk’s office has announced ballot placement for City Council candidates running in next February’s primary election. Blaine Tisdale, Brent Ritzel, Carolin Harvey and incumbent Lee Fronabarger, in that order, will take the top four spots on the ballot following a lottery Dec. 4 among the first four candidates to file their nominating petitions last month.

Three face drug charges after arrest

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Three men will make appearances in Jackson County circuit court next month on drug charges stemming from an incident last week in Carbondale. Police arrested Jerrel T. Stockstill and David Stockstill Jr., both 24 and of Mound City, and Demetry J. Allen, 31, of Carbondale at around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 while on foot patrol near Allen’s residence in the 300 block of Robinson Circle Drive.

District 95 concerned about tax climate

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The combination of complying with state regulations and local decisions about reassessed property values has created a scenario that one local school board official said he “has never experienced before.” District 95 Board President Roger Pfister called out a number of local chain businesses — including his own employer, Walgreens — Nov. 13 in an attempt to explain the gravity of the situation.

Wissmann won't run for reelection

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Chris Wissmann, who has served on the Carbondale City Council since 2003, will not seek another term in the April 2013 election. Wissmann made his announcement at the end of Tuesday’s meeting, saying he has “a calling in life that I need to answer while I’m still young enough to do so.” He says he expects to run for Council again one day.

Carbondale city clerk to step down

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Carbondale City Clerk Rachael Moore will leave her job next month, leaving the city to fill the position for the second time in as many years. Moore submitted her letter of resignation Tuesday evening to City Manager Kevin Baity and members of the City Council. She said she intends to work for the city through Monday, Nov. 26.

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