A fourth-quarter strip sack Saturday on SIU quarterback Matt DeSomer by Youngstown State defensive end Justus Reed at the 2:44 mark sealed the 28-20 victory at Saluki Stadium for the penguins.
Southern Illinoisans who find themselves “parenting again” are invited to a free program sponsored by Southern Illinois Healthcare’s Second Act program. 'Parenting Again: Older Adults Raising Children of Relatives' will be held Thursday, May 16.
A local man charged with the armed robbery of a Carbondale liquor store last year has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. State’s Attorney Michael Carr says Jeremy Wesmoreland, 24, originally of Anna, pleaded guilty April 12 to the June 4, 2012, robbery of what was then Ron’s One Stop.
Four men will make appearances in court next month after a suspect was struck by a BB allegedly fired from their vehicle. Police on April 10 arrested Joshua L. Brady, Marquis D. Dunlap, Cameron A. Anderson and Jeromee D. Russell after a victim was struck by a shot fired in the 800 block of East Grand Avenue.
A Carbondale man was sentenced to four years in the Department of Corrections last week after pleading guilty to two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Jackson County State’s Attorney Mike Carr says Orlando N. Clark, 37, pleaded guilty to the charges April 10. Clark also must pay court costs totaling $522.
The Carbondale Park District will play host to “Black Tie and Flip Flops,” an event to raise funds for the construction of the Super Splash Park Outdoor Aquatic Center, from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Rustle Hill Winery, located at 8595 Rt. 51 in Cobden. Organizers are encouraging guests to have fun dressing up.
The SIU Edwardsville School of Nursing program in Carbondale has a new simulation lab, and on April 10, faculty and students held an open house to demonstrate the abilities and uses of the simulators. The lab is part of a renovation that includes six computerized human patient simulators and an updated operation system.
Carolin Harvey, Lee Fronabarger and Jessica Bradshaw won election Tuesday to the Carbondale City Council. Once all the votes were tallied, Harvey easily stood at the head of the pack, claiming 899 votes in a 12-person field. Fronabarger, the sole incumbent running in the election, came in second with 726. Bradshaw took third with 677 votes. Tuesday’s votes still must be canvassed. The winners are set to be sworn in at the May 7 City Council meeting.
The Obama administration is delaying the closing of 149 airport control towers — including five in Illinois — to deal with legal challenges. The first closures were scheduled for April 7, but the administration now says they will be delayed until June 15.
In a dramatic turn, the City Council last week week reversed its recent rejection of a Neighborhood Business District designation in the city’s zoning code and approved the measure, presumably greasing the wheels to bring a major development to Carbondale’s downtown.
Just before the City Council’s March 19 meeting, I sent out a notice to Carbondale residents alerting them to a proposed amendment to our zoning code. The amendment would have allowed a wide range of retail and service businesses to locate in their neighborhoods.