The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Debris from the deceased man’s car who drove into oncoming traffic causing the five-car accident at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and University Drive on Sept. 19, 2021.

Scanner audio sheds light on fatal 7-vehicle wreck

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2021

Editor's note: The following story is based on scanner audio from Sept. 19. Timestamps next to subheadings correspond with the attached audio clip.  The scanner audio from Sept. 19 shows what led up...

A member of the Charleston Police Department picks up debris from the five-car accident that happened on the intersection of Lincoln Ave. and University Drive on Sept. 19, 2021.

High-speed chase leads to 5-vehicle wreck

Corryn Brock and Ryan Meyer September 20, 2021

A high-speed chase that began in Mattoon Sunday afternoon led to a 5-vehicle car wreck at the corner of University Drive and Lincoln Avenue in Charleston near CVS. At least one person was airlifted due...

Grill fire causes damage in Greek Court

Staff Report August 24, 2020

A fire started Saturday afternoon in Greek Court is suspected to have been caused by a grill. The fire caused damage to the fences surrounding dumpsters behind the house, a large portion of the porch,...

Woman found dead at Lake Charleston

Corryn Brock, News Editor March 23, 2020

A 51-year-old dead woman from Chicago was found at Lake Charleston Sunday afternoon from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Her identity is being withheld at the request of her family. Individuals...

CFD testing quality of fire hydrants in June

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2019

The Charleston Fire Department is testing the city’s fire hydrants in June, and this testing is important because it affects everyone’s insurance premiums and safety. Fire chief Steve Bennett...

CFD buys 200 smoke detectors with grant

Staff Report April 23, 2019

The Charleston Fire Department used a $3,000 fire prevention grants to purchase 200 smoke detectors. The smoke detectors, that have a 10-year sealed battery, will be available for low-income households. Fire...

CFD responds to attic fire Sunday

Staff Report March 3, 2019

The Charleston Fire Department extinguished an attic fire at a residence located at 319 Madison Avenue early Sunday morning. The cause of the fire was faulty electrical wiring, according to the press...

CFD responds to attic fire Sunday

Staff Report March 3, 2019

The Charleston Fire Department extinguished an attic fire at a residence located at 319 Madison Avenue early Sunday morning. The cause of the fire was faulty electrical wiring, according to the press...

Structure fire reported on Elm Street

Staff Report January 31, 2018

A fire at 3:48 a.m. on 1001 Elm Street destroyed a structure Tuesday, but no injuries were reported. The resident was home at the time of the fire but was able to escape without injury. According...

Justin Wilson, a Charleston High School senior performs a field sobriety test with an Eastern police officer during Wednesdays mock DUI exercise at the High School.

Mock accident shows consequences of drunken driving

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter April 26, 2017

As the school year comes to an end, Charleston High School students are preparing for prom on Saturday. To remind the students and community to remain safe, the Charleston Fire Department hosted a mock...

Fire Department to host annual open house

Mandy Grepares, Contributing Writer October 12, 2016

The Charleston Fire Department will be giving demonstrations and showing the capabilities of firefighters at this year’s fire prevention open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Charleston fire...

Charleston firefighters extinguish a car fire in the parking lot of Charleston Community Unit District 1 central office Friday afternoon.

Car catches fire in school district parking lot

Analicia Haynes and Destiny Bell, Managing Editor and Copy Editor August 26, 2016

A vehicle fire was extinguished Friday afternoon in the parking lot of Charleston Community Unit District 1 central office. The vehicle, a gray Suburban, belonged to the school district. The Charleston...

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