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Tire slashing suspect arrested after months-long pursuit

Tire slashing suspect arrested after months-long pursuit
By Courtney Alexander, Staff Reporter January 16, 2021
After a four month-long investigation Carbondale Police have arrested a suspect on Jan. 15 for damaging property around the city.

Carbondale sees increase in tire slashings

Carbondale Police and Fire responded to the scene on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 at the railroad crossing at Route 13 and Main Street in Carbondale. At approximately 6 p.m. Carbondale Police responded to the railroad crossing in connection to an individual being struck by a train.
By Courtney Alexander, Staff Reporter December 7, 2020
Carbondale Police Department has responded to several reports of tire slashing incidents around certain parts of the city since the end of September. While the suspect of these events is yet to be identified, CPD is investigating.

Joe Cervantez sworn in as Jackson County’s State’s Attorney

State's Attorney Joe Cervantez, is sworn in by presiding judge Christy Solverson, while Cervantez's sons Cason, 7, and Canon, 10, stand by during the ceremony at Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysboro, Ill. Dec. 1, 2020.
By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter December 1, 2020
Jackson County’s newly elected State’s attorney,Joe Cervantez, was sworn in Tuesday by Judge Christy Solverson at the County Courthouse in Murphysboro, Ill.

Examining Gun Violence in Chicago and St. Louis 

Examining Gun Violence in Chicago and St. Louis 
By Courtney Alexander, Staff Reporter November 28, 2020
Gun shots ring out as bystanders run to take cover, empty shell casings cover the streets from what’s left of the crime scene, family members mourn their loved ones who lost their lives, gun violence claims the lives of new victims every day within the cities of Chicago and St. Louis. 

Gallery: Protesters in Louisville Kentucky march for third night following grand jury’s decision in Breonna Taylor case

June Wells, Breonna Taylor's second cousin, marches through Louisville, Ky. on Sept. 26 in protest of the grand jury decision to indict former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison.
By Jared Treece and Nicolas Galindo September 26, 2020
Hundreds of demonstrators assembled in downtown Louisville Friday to protest the death of Breonna Taylor and the grand jury's decision in her case on Wednesday.

Photo of the day: SIU students protest grand jury’s decision in Breonna Taylor case

A police car follows the Breonna Taylor march down W. Main St. in Carbondale, Ill.
By Leah Sutton, Photo Editor September 23, 2020
On Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 around two dozen SIU students and community members organized a march to protest the death of Breonna Taylor and the decision of the Kentucky grand jury regarding her case.

Grand jury indicts one former officer with ‘wanton endangerment’ in Breonna Taylor death

Grand jury indicts one former officer with 'wanton endangerment' in Breonna Taylor death
By Staff Report, News Desk September 23, 2020
A Kentucky grand jury released its recommendations for the Breonna Taylor case and indicted one officer on Wednesday.

Q&A with Jackson County State’s Attorney candidate Joe Cervantez

SIU alumni Joe Cervantez, Jackson County State's Attorney candidate, marches with protesters and later gave a speech about how has has dealt with systematic  racism first hand as a defense attorney during the March on Washington  event that was put on by four different local organizations on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 in Carbondale, IL.
By Nick Hasenstab, Staff Reporter September 17, 2020
Joe Cervantez  served in the Carbondale community as an attorney for eight years and will be running against the incumbent State’s Attorney Michael Carr who has been serving since he was elected in 2012.

Crime Report: Five people arrested on armed robbery charges in Carbondale

Carbondale Police and Fire responded to the scene on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 at the railroad crossing at Route 13 and Main Street in Carbondale. At approximately 6 p.m. Carbondale Police responded to the railroad crossing in connection to an individual being struck by a train.
By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter August 22, 2020

Five people were arrested on Aug. 19 in relation to an armed robbery in the 700 block of East Main Street.  The police responded to the armed robbery at 1:46 p.m. and they say the victim was beaten...

Carbondale police investigate homicide at North Robert A. Stalls Avenue

Carbondale Police and Fire responded to the scene on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 at the railroad crossing at Route 13 and Main Street in Carbondale. At approximately 6 p.m. Carbondale Police responded to the railroad crossing in connection to an individual being struck by a train.
By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter August 17, 2020
Officers responded to another shots fired report on the 1000 block of North Robert A. Stalls Ave. where they found a gunshot victim. While life resuscitation measures were attempted, the victim passed away at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, the victim’s identity is not being released at this time.

Carbondale Police investigate early morning robbery

Carbondale Police and Fire responded to the scene on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 at the railroad crossing at Route 13 and Main Street in Carbondale. At approximately 6 p.m. Carbondale Police responded to the railroad crossing in connection to an individual being struck by a train.
By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter February 28, 2020
Carbondale police officers responded at 1:13 a.m. on Feb. 28 to the 300 block of S. Marion St. in reference to an armed robbery. 
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