Lovely Varughese files suit against state trooper

Lovely Varughese, mother of deceased SIU student Pravin Varughese, has filed a $100,000 civil lawsuit against Illinois State Trooper Chris Martin for his negligence while investigating the disappearance of her son. Pravin was reported missing on Feb. ... Continue Reading →
File photo| Carbondale Police Jody O'Guinn speaks at a press conference Feb. 18
Jennifer Gonzalez · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Carbondale chief of police fired

The Carbondale chief of police has been fired. City Manager Kevin Baity announced this morning in a press release that he is dismissing Jody O’Guinn from his position and naming Deputy Chief Jeff Grubbs as interim police chief. Grubbs was previously ... Continue Reading →

Petition for Pravin continues to grow

Calls for a special investigation into the death of SIU student Pravin Varughese are growing quickly. Lovely Varughese, Pravin’s mother, started the Justice for Pravin campaign as a means of finding out what happened to her son the night of his death. Pravin ... Continue Reading →
Carbondale Police patrol the area surrounding La Fogata restaurant early Friday morning. Victim Dexter Lee, an SIU senior from Chicago studying information systems management, is in recovery at Carbondale Memorial Hospital. 
Kayli Plotner | Daily Egyptian

Police arrest three in student shooting

Carbondale Police have confirmed three arrests were made in response to the shooting of SIU student Dexter Lee. Darrion Jake of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Ternell Alritton of Carbondale and Robert E. Glass of Carbondale were taken to the Jackson County jail ... Continue Reading →

Student arrested with firearm

A student has been placed on interim suspension after he was found in possession of a firearm during an arrest on campus Sunday morning. Keenan Short, a 21-year-old junior studying radio television, was arrested after Carbondale Police pulled him over. ... Continue Reading →

Many assaults, batteries in October

Police reports show a number of assaults have been reported on campus and in Carbondale over the past 10 days. Carbondale Police Police arrested a Tennessee man after they received a report of shots fired near the 800 block of East Grand Avenue around ... Continue Reading →

Murphysboro man flips car in Poplar Street accident

A Murphysboro man struck a parked car Friday near the corner of Poplar and West Cherry Street to avoid a collision with a pedestrian, which flipped his red GMC Jimmy over and totalled the vehicle. Charles T. Mcghee, the 23-year-old driver, said he was ... Continue Reading →

Stories vary on melee

Police, witnesses and the chancellor have different accounts of what happened after police responded to a house party early Sunday morning. The Carbondale Police Department issued a press release Tuesday that states approximately 400 people attended a ... Continue Reading →

Shooting investigation continues, conflicting reports unresolved

The investigation into the March 24 shooting death of Molly Young continues, though conflicting reports on the circumstances of her death have not been resolved. Jackson County State’s Attorney Mike Wepsiec said the Illinois State Police are in the ... Continue Reading →

Police Blotters 3/7/12

Carbondale Police City police responded to a residence on the 2400 block of Southern Illinois Avenue Monday in response to a residential burglary. An unknown suspect entered the residence and stole property sometime between 12 p.m. March 1 and 1 p.m. ... Continue Reading →

Police investigate battery incident

An aggravated battery incident broke out in the driveway of Cory Hebbeler’s Mill Street home Monday around 3 p.m. An unidentified suspect was observed hitting an unidentified woman, according to a Carbondale police report. Hebbeler, an undeclared graduate ... Continue Reading →
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