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Cyntoia Brown, convicted at 16, granted clemency after killing man who picked her up for sex

Cyntoia Brown, convicted at 16, granted clemency after killing man who picked her up for sex

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

January 7, 2019


Filed under Crime, Latest News

“Imposing a life sentence on a juvenile would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms. Brown has taken to rebuild her life,” Bill Haslam, Tennessee governor said.

Jackson County judge vacates Gaege Bethune’s murder conviction

Jackson County judge vacates Gaege Bethune’s murder conviction

By Campus Desk, Staff Report

September 17, 2018


Filed under Crime, Latest News, More Headlines, News Briefs

A Jackson County Judge vacated Gaege Bethune's murder conviction for first-degree murder with aggravated battery in the death of SIU student Pravin Varughese, according to WSIL News. The 12-person jury did not find Bethune guilty on the second charge noted – first-degree murder with an aggravated ...

Carbondale Police respond to gunfire early Friday morning

Carbondale Police respond to gunfire early Friday morning

By Staff Report

August 17, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest News, More Headlines

Carbondale Police responded to gunfire near North Wall Street at East Oak Street early Friday morning. A resident in the 400 block of East Oak Street said that their home was struck by the gunfire, according to Carbondale police. Officers identified the suspect as Traeshonne D. Blythe, 25, o...

Carbondale police investigating death of a 5-year-old after being struck by vehicle

Carbondale police investigating death of a 5-year-old after being struck by vehicle

By Staff Report

August 13, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest News, More Headlines

The Carbondale Police Department is investigating the death of a 5-year-old male child after being struck by a vehicle, according to Deputy Police Chief Stan Reno. The fatal crash occurred near the 500th block of North Wall at 7:55 p.m. Monday evening, according to Carbondale police. "It was determined...

Bethune found guilty in 2014 death of SIU student

Bethune found guilty in 2014 death of SIU student

By Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

June 14, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest News, More Headlines

Gaege Bethune, a 23-year-old from Herrin, has been found guilty of first degree murder with aggravated battery in the murder of SIU student Pravin Varughese. The 12-person jury did not find Bethune guilty on the second charge noted – first-degree murder with an aggravated factor of robbery. Varughese...

Police investigate early Thursday morning Carbondale shooting

Police investigate early Thursday morning Carbondale shooting

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

April 5, 2018


Filed under Crime

Carbondale police responded a shooting at the 200 block of North Wall Street early Thursday morning which left one person with a non-life threatening injuries.

One man dead, one person seriously injured after Carbondale shooting

One man dead, one person seriously injured after Carbondale shooting

By Daily Egyptian Staff

February 16, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest News, More Headlines

Brandon Brooks, 35, of Carbondale, was killed and another individual was injured after a shooting in Carbondale Thursday night, police said. Police responded to gunshot calls around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of East Mill Street. The incident appeared to be a dispute between acquaintances,...

Two injured after woman crashes into Carbondale squad car

Two injured after woman crashes into Carbondale squad car

By Staff report

November 21, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest News

Two are injured after a crash involving a civilian vehicle and a Carbondale Police squad car on Illinois Avenue and Mill Street, Monday afternoon.

Man arrested after harassing woman in Morris Library

Man arrested after harassing woman in Morris Library

By Brian Muñoz

October 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, Crime, Latest News, More Headlines

A man has been arrested after harassing students at Morris Library, according to SIU Department of Public Safety chief Benjamin Newman.  

Car crashes into Thai Taste, injuring one person

Car crashes into Thai Taste, injuring one person

By Staff reports

September 12, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest News, News Briefs

A car crashed into Thai Taste on Tuesday night, sending one restaurant patron to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Kevin Barker, of Marion, was driving westbound on West Main Street when he ran through a red traffic signal and entered the intersection of Illinois Avenue and West Main S...

Bethune pleads not guilty to the murder of Pravin Varughese

Bethune pleads not guilty to the murder of Pravin Varughese

By Cory Ray

July 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Crime, Latest News, More Headlines

Gaege Bethune pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder of SIU student Pravin Varughese on Tuesday. Bethune appeared at the Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysboro for his arraignment in the murder case for SIU student, Pravin Varughese. He was held under two charges, one count in aggra...

Gaege Bethune released on bond in Varughese murder case

Gaege Bethune released on bond in Varughese murder case

By Branda Mitchell

July 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, City, Crime, Latest News, More Headlines, Showcase

Gaege Bethune posted $100,000 bail and was released from Jackson County Jail on Friday after being indicted Thursday for two counts of first-degree murder. The charges come more than three years after the death of Pravin Varughese, an SIU student whose body was found in the woods near Route 13 on...

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