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Shots fired in 2400 Block of 8th Street Thursday

Staff Report

December 6, 2018


Filed under News

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

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

  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


Filed under News

  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


Filed under News, Online

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under News

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...

Students speak out against retaliation rumor

Roberto Hodge, News Editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under News

In light of the recent off-campus incidents happening in Charleston, Eastern students are worried of the rumor spreading in regards to possible gang retaliation during Halloween weekend. Jenny Cisneros, a freshman pre-physical therapy major, said Eastern has many rumors about what is happening Halloween...

One arrest made after Friday home invasion

Staff Report

October 16, 2015


Filed under News

One person has been arrested after a home invasion that occurred in the 1400 block of Seventh Street, leaving two individuals with arrest warrants in connection with the crime. A press release from the Charleston Police Department lists Brittany L. Bush, 22, of Charleston, as arrested for obstructing jus...

Crime on campus creates cause for concern

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

October 14, 2015


Filed under News

The recent robberies and assaults have sparked a safety concern among students and some of their families. Daniel Nadler, vice president for student affairs, said he has heard the concerns that students have. “I’ve received some emails and I’ve talked directly to students and tried to reassure...

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