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There are still good cops in the world

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist

August 25, 2019

As I was scrolling through my social media last Friday, I saw that an Illinois state trooper, Nick Hopkins, died in an exchange of gunfire in East St. Louis. All he did that morning was go to a house to serve a search warrant, and minutes later he was shot.  He died that evening at the hospital.  It...

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...

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 ...

Man arrested for aggravated domestic battery toward brother

Staff Report

January 15, 2019

A man has been placed in the Coles County Jail on pending charges of aggravated domestic battery. Anthony M. Fisher, 23, of Effingham, allegedly battered his brother with an empty box cutter inside of a vehicle in the 300 block of West Lincoln Avenue at approximately 12:30 p.m. Fisher then fled th...

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...

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...

Safety Walk to follow up on issues

Analicia Haynes, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2015

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect a new day for the follow-up. It will be Nov. 16.   A follow-up University Safety Walk will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in front of Old Main to see if the issues brought up in the last safety walk were addressed properly. Th...

Glassman releases off-campus crime statement

Staff Report

November 1, 2015

President David Glassman released an email statement in response to the crimes happening off-campus Friday. Glassman said the University Police are taking care to provide a safe campus and will continue to do so with increased foot and bike patrols. He said the safety of Eastern’s students, faculty...

Philosophy professors discuss the devil

Molly Dotson, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2015

Students filled Coleman Auditorium on Wednesday to play the devil’s advocate and discuss whether the being is real. The panel titled, “Does the Devil Exist?” debated the reality of an evil spiritual being. Philosophy professors Dannie Otto, Gary Aylesworth, Grant Sterling, Brian Beakle...

Crime advisory reports of Saturday incident

Staff Report

October 24, 2015

A crime advisory sent out to the college community describes an incident that occurred in between Weller and McKinney Halls at approximately 12:15 a.m. in which a female student's breast was grabbed by a male student while her body was being rubbed. The suspect is described as an African-American...

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