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City Council to vote on CPD renovation items

October 14, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on two items related to remodeling and renovating the Charleston Police Department.  The first agenda item would allow the allocation of up to $350,000 of the Tax...

Eastern Student accused of Class X felonies

October 3, 2019

An Eastern student was arrested for allegedly committing two Class X, one Class Three and one Class One felony. Jenny L. Le, 25, of Charleston is accused of possessing 5,000 grams of marijuana and 600...

1 person shot in Charleston

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...

City Council honors cops who saved person’s life

March 5, 2019

The Charleston City Council honored police officers from the Charleston Police Department and the University Police Department and approved all action items on Tuesday. The officers were honored for...

Shooting victim was 26-year-old male flown to Urbana hospital

March 4, 2019

A 26-year-old man was shot in the abdomen early Sunday morning near 7th Street and Buchanan Avenue. The victim was transported to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and then flown to Carle Foundation Hospital...

1 in custody for Jan. 4 stabbing

January 9, 2019

A man has turned himself in for a stabbing on Jan. 4 in the 300 block of Madison Ave. Lorenzo Patton, 44, turned himself into the Coles County Jail following a warrant issued for his arrest for aggravated...

UPD, CPD collaborate for active shooter response training

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...

CPD narrows down robbery suspects

September 1, 2016

The Charleston Police department was able to eliminate several people as suspects for a robbery at Prairie State Bank Wednesday. As of press time, the suspect, who took $5,800 according to Charleston...

Police arrest 3 in home invasion, sexual assault case

(Left to right) Deshawn Duncan, Gabriel Teat, and Jehari Butler.
October 5, 2014

Three men were arrested on various charges in connection with a home invasion and sexual assault reported on Sept. 30, according to a Charleston Police Department press release. Jehari Butler, 18, of...

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