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City Council to vote on CPD renovation items

Corryn Brock, News Editor

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 Increment Financing fund for the remodel and exterior renovation. The second agenda item is a r...

Eastern Student accused of Class X felonies

Corryn Brock, News Editor

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 doses of lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly known as LSD, with intent to deliver. Le is also accused...

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...

City Council honors cops who saved person’s life

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

March 6, 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 their life-saving actions on Feb. 16. They were called to the Charleston Walmart after man was found ...

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

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

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 in Urbana, Illinois. During the initial investigation into the incident officers were made aware of an argu...

1 in custody for Jan. 4 stabbing

Staff Report

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 battery. The victim was transported to Carle Clinic for treatment and was released, according t...

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...

CPD narrows down robbery suspects

Staff Report

September 2, 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 Detective Tony West, has not been identified. West said as far as the police know now, the sus...

Police arrest 3 in home invasion, sexual assault case

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

Stephanie Markham, News Editor

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 Richton Park, Ill., was charged with possession of stolen property. Gabriel Teat, 18, of Chicago,...

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