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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, shingles and parts of the back window of the Sigma Phi Epsilon house. Members of the University...

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 from the Charleston Police Department, Charleston Fire Department, Coles County Coroner's...

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...

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