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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. 

Council approves water and sewer rate increase

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City water customers will see an increase in their rates beginning next spring after the City Council approved a measure Tuesday evening. Under the new system, minimum water and sewer charges will end April 30, 2012, and new fixed rates will take effect May 1. The city’s current fixed rate for water, $3.35 per 1,000 gallons, will rise to $3.69.

VA to build new outpatient clinic in Carbondale

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A new Veterans Affairs medical clinic is expected to open on Carbondale's east side next year. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Oct. 7 that it had awarded a contract to the Carrington Company of Eureka, Calif., to build a 9,999-square-foot outpatient clinic at 1130 E. Walnut St. at the former location of Office Depot.

Shooting victim a father ‘trying to turn his life around’

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Deaunta R. Spencer died Sept. 14 after a dispute at a residence on the north east of Carbondale. Though he was born in Carbondale, the 20-year-old was from Byltheville, Ark., and is being remembered as a young man ready to take a new lease on life. He likely was killed with a pistol stolen from Carbondale’s chief of police.

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