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Salukis crushed by South Dakota 49-14 on the road

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Chris Barron
Carbondale Times 

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
Carbondale Times

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. 

Cristaudo's back under original family ownership

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For the first time in more than five years, local family bakery, restaurant and catering service Cristaudo's is back under original family ownership. Established in 1977 in the Murdale Shopping Center, Cristaudo's was owned and operated by Lorenzo and Lucia Cristaudo for nearly three decades until it was turned over to Lorenzo's daughter Rachel in 2001. The Cristaudo family has proudly announced that as of Oct. 29, Cristaudo's Bakery is now back under original family ownership in a new location on North Illinois Avenue.

JALC hosts three-day state level earthquake drill

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The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is conducting a state-level functional earthquake exercise this Tuesday through Thursday on the John A. Logan College campus to test plans for handling a catastrophic earthquake in Southern Illinois. The Community Health and Exercise Complex of John A. Logan College is serving as the command center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day of the exercise. More than 100 state and local agencies and emergency response organizations, including ones from Carbondale, are participating in the exercise.

Council to meet to discuss Gill’s replacement

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The Carbondale City Council will conduct a special meeting Nov. 4 to discuss applications received for the position of city manager. The meeting, set for 2 p.m. in the mayor’s conference room at the Carbondale Civic Center, is for the Council to review 12 finalists for the position and to decide which ones should be invited for interviews.

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