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Community organizers call for police reforms following violent traffic stop, arrest of Kiveon Crawford 

Community organizers call for police reforms following violent traffic stop, arrest of Kiveon Crawford 

By Joel Kottman , Staff Reporter September 17, 2021

Local community organizers are calling for police reform after a video, recorded on Aug. 28, showed Kiveon Crawford, a twenty-eight-year-old Herrin man, wrestled to the ground, handcuffed and tasered twice...

A group comfort each other during a vigil was held for Keshanna Jackson, a SIU freshmen who was shot and killed early Sunday morning.  The vigil was held in front of Davies Hall on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at SIU.

“A beautiful soul with a bright future”: Honoring the life of Keeshanna Jackson

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi , Editor-in-Chief August 25, 2021

On Sunday, Aug. 22, SIUC freshman Keeshanna Jackson was shot and killed at 3:12 am on 501 W. Cherry on her way back to her dorm.  Jackson attended a college party like hundreds of other students during...

Keshanna Jackson pictured on the SIU campus. Photo provided by Kaszcha Jackson

SIUC Freshman fatally shot; investigation underway

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Editor-In-Chief August 22, 2021

Friends and family are mourning Keeshanna "Shanna" Jackson, shot and killed early Sunday morning in a multi-victim shooting. At 3:12 a.m, the City of Carbondale Police Department arrived at the 500...

Students released early following bomb threat at Marion High School

Students released early following bomb threat at Marion High School

By George Wiebe, Staff Reporter April 28, 2021
Students were released when a bomb threat was made over the phone following a week of unease at Marion High School.
Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in death of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in death of George Floyd

By News Desk, News Desk April 20, 2021
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty an all three counts in the death of George Floyd last summer in Minneapolis, Minn. April 20, 2021. 
Attorney Eric Nelson and his client, Derek Chauvin. (Court Tv/Pool/TNS)

Derek Chauvin tells court he will not testify in his murder trial

By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Tribune Content Agency April 15, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Chauvin said in court Thursday that he will not testify in his murder trial shortly before the defense said it has completed its case and the prosecution reiterated the same, setting the stage for closing arguments and deliberations Monday.
SIU alerted after Carbondale Police respond to shots fired near campus

SIU alerted after Carbondale Police respond to shots fired near campus

By Danny Connolly, Staff Reporter April 15, 2021
SIU sent out alerts via text message and email to students after Carbondale Police responded to a report of shots fired near Oakland Avenue and Freeman Street. According to the police’s investigation, people in two separate cars fired at each other. 
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump arrives with family members of George Floyd at the Hennepin County Government Center as the trial continues for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on March 30, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Security is heightened in the city in an effort to prevent a repeat of the violence that occurred in Minneapolis and major cities around the world following Floyds death on May 25, 2020. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/TNS)

Derek Chauvin had ‘heartless’ look as George Floyd pleaded for his life, teen who shot viral video testifies

By Paul Walsh, Chao Xiong and Rochelle Olson, Star Tribune, Tribune Content Agency March 30, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS — The teenager who brought before the world's eyes the events leading to George Floyd's death last spring testified Tuesday in Derek Chauvin's murder trial that the ex-Minneapolis police officer had a "cold look, heartless" as Floyd pleaded for his life.
Photo of Alexander McWilliam, courtesy of the Illinois State Police Investigations.

Death of Mishealia Meredith leads to manhunt for southern Illinois man

By George Wiebe, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021
Alexander McWilliam, 36, is wanted for alleged first degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Mishealia Meredith of Harrisburg.
Counterfeit currency creates complications for local businesses in Carbondale, Jackson County

Counterfeit currency creates complications for local businesses in Carbondale, Jackson County

By Courtney Alexander, Staff Reporter March 2, 2021
Over the past decades, there have been several reports of counterfeit money circulating around Carbondale. The forged currency has been used at several businesses around the city and businesses have lost profit as a result. 
Crime bill would end cash bail but could expand electronic monitoring abuses

Crime bill would end cash bail but could expand electronic monitoring abuses

By Jason Flynn, Staff Reporter February 10, 2021
The omnibus crime bill that passed the Illinois general assembly in January, HB 3653, would eliminate cash bail if signed into law by Governor JB Pritzker, but civil libertarians worry the bill could lead to abuses in electronic monitoring. 
Inmate dies in Jackson County Jail

Inmate dies in Jackson County Jail

By Jason Flynn, Staff Reporter February 4, 2021
An inmate was found dead in Jackson County Jail cell, according to a press release by the Jackson County Sheriff's department. 
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