The Daily Eastern News

1 person shot in Charleston

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 28, 2019

*The story has been corrected to reflect updated information from the Charleston Police Department. The alleged victim was misidentified. Police officers are searching for suspects who reportedly shot a man in an apartment building on the corner of A Street and Buchanan Avenue at approximately 3:15 p...

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 release. Prior to the fire department’s arrival, the Charleston Police Department reported smoke coming from t...

Unidentified man who exposed self to 2 students still at large

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

February 19, 2019

An unidentified suspect remains at large after exposing himself and masturbating in front of two Eastern students at approximately 7:30-8 p.m. Monday at Morton Park. Sadie Elliot, a junior fashion and merchandising major, is one of the victims from the incident. She described the suspect as an older ...

Shots fired in 2400 Block of 8th Street Thursday

Staff Report

December 6, 2018

The Charleston Police Department reported shots fired in the 2400 block of 8th Street just south of campus around 6:40 p.m. More information will be added as soon as it becomes available. The initial alert was sent out throughout the campus community via Alert EIU. Officers on the scene declined to ...

Sunday’s shots fired call still being investigated

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018

A shots fired call, which occurred in the 1400 Block of 10th Street and that led to two arrests, is still under investigation. One victim was taken to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center with a non life-threatening wound. Brandon Hightower, Braxton Johnson and the victim were all in the apartment when the i...

UPD, CPD collaborate for active shooter response training

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

March 19, 2017

The University Police Department and Charleston Police Department used McAfee Gym Tuesday and Thursday over spring break to train officers for active shooter scenarios. Brett Compton, patrol officer for the CPD, said this training has taken place annually for over 10 years, usually rotating among...

Some concerned about shots fired

Adrian Bolaji, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2016

With shots being fired in the area just a few days ago, some students are concerned but still hopeful for Charleston’s safety. According to a press release from the Charleston Police Department, at 1:51 a.m. Friday police received reports of shots being fired. They were not able to determine the...

Sexual assault reported Monday

Staff Report

November 1, 2016

  The Charleston Police Department responded to a sexual assault report 10:15 p.m. Monday on the 1400 block of Seventh Street. According to an Alert EIU email, the suspect was described as a 6-foot tall male, with an athletic build, blue eyes, shaggy blond hair and a tattoo on his back. Any...

Multiple calls of shots fired Friday morning

Staff Report

October 30, 2016

  The Charleston Police Department and University Police Department responded to two shots fired calls Friday morning. The first one occurred at 1:51 a.m. at Ninth Street and Garfield Avenue and the second happened at 2:24 a.m. at 1520 Edgar Drive. For the call at Edgar Drive, officers...

UPD officers serve up floats

Janet Pernell, Multicultural reporter

October 5, 2016

Students lined up outside of Coleman Hall Wednesday afternoon to be handed cups of root beer floats by officers from the University Police Department. The University Board has put together a social called “Cooling it with the Cops,” which gave students the opportunity to drink root beer floats...

1 suspect arrested, 2 at large after home invasion

1 suspect arrested, 2 at large after home invasion

Staff Report

March 8, 2016

Police responded to a home invasion on the 1400th block of Sixth Street at 8:35 p.m. Friday, according to a Charleston Police Department press release The Coles County Sheriff’s Department and University Police Department were present on the scene. Reports indicated that the suspects were two...

Local vehicle vandalism causes financial burden

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

November 2, 2015

Although Alexys Opel, a senior sociology major, was angry when she got a tire on her car slashed Halloween night, she said there was one positive thing that came from it. “I know how to change a tire now,” Opel said. Opel and her roommate, Callie Beck, a senior kinesiology and sports studies...

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