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The missing 7-year-old girl from Carbondale has been found alive.

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A Carbondale man is headed to prison after pleading guilty to a charge of reckless homicide from an incident last summer.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 57-year-old Gary Starks was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

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A Carbondale man is headed to prison for being a felon in possession of a weapon.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 22-year-old Jonquel Gaston received a two-year sentence after pleading guilty to the offense of Unlawful Possession of Weapons by a Felon.

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A Kansas man has been sentenced for charges related to the 2016 shooting of a Carbondale police officer.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 24-year-old Alex Karcher received a 27-and-a-half year prison.

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A Jackson County jury convicts a Carbondale man for his role in a shooting incident in 2017.

Carbondale Police are searching for two suspects wanted for robbing a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint.

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The Carbondale Police Department is asking for help in identifying a suspect in a retail theft investigation last month at Circle K Gas Station on East Walnut Street.

Officers say on November 17th, the suspect stole merchandise from Circle K Gas Station and fled on foot. 

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A Belleville man has pleaded guilty to aggravated discharge of a firearm.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 29-year old Jeremy Spivey faces up to 15 years in prison.

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A Carbondale man has been sentenced for the offense of unlawful use of weapons by a felon.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 24-year-old Demarcus Jones pleaded guilty and received a two-and-a-half year prison term.

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A Kansas man pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting a Carbondale Police officer in 2016.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 24-year-old Alex Karcher of Salina, Kansas pleaded guilty to aggravated battery to a police officer; aggravated discharge of a firearm and conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver more than five thousand grams of a substance containing cannabis.

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A Carbondale man is headed to prison after a jury found him guilty of striking a woman during an altercation earlier this year.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 50-year-old Joseph Warren received a nine-year prison sentence on the charge of aggravated battery, a Class 3 Felony.

A Carbondale man is in custody after a bank robbery Monday afternoon.

Carbondale Police say at around 5 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a reported bank robbery in progress at the First Mid-Illinois Bank, located inside Schnuck's.

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Carbondale Police would like the public's help in identifying suspects in a retail theft at Dick's Sporting Goods.

Officers say on October 9th, three suspects stole merchandise from the retailer and left in a Silver Ford Fusion with no license plates attached.

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Carbondale Police are asking for help in identifying a suspect wanted for using someone else's credit card on October 4th in the 1200 block of East Main Street.

Carbondale Police Investigate Weekend Shooting

Aug 27, 2018

Early Saturday morning Carbondale Police say a man arrived at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale with a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Authorities say the victim is a 27-year-old man from Chicago.

A five-year-old boy was killed in Carbondale Monday night after being hit by a vehicle.

Carbondale Police say the incident occurred around 8 p.m. in the 500 block of North Wall Street.

A Kansas man has been indicted on charges that he fired the shots that wounded a southern Illinois police officer during a chase two years ago.

A Jackson County grand jury returned the indictment Thursday against 24-year-old Alex B. Karcher of Salina, Kansas, on felony charges of aggravated battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Karcher is charged with firing several shots at Carbondale Officer Trey Harris. Officials say one shot wounded Harris in the eye, causing him to lose vision.

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A Carbondale Police officer has been honored for his efforts to stop an active shooter situation last year.

Sergeant Guy Draper was awarded the Chief's Medal of Valor and the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Medal of Valor Wednesday during a ceremony at the Carbondale Public Safety Center.

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One of two additional men wanted in connection to a shooting incident in Carbondale early Sunday morning is in custody.

Carbondale Police say 21-year-old Rahsaan Graham, Jr. of Murphysboro was arrested Wednesday in Murphysboro.

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No injuries were reported after gunfire early Sunday morning in the 500 block of South Illinois Avenue in Carbondale.

A Carbondale police officer is on paid leave, as the department investigates a social media post that's stirring controversy.

The post shows a coffee mug with a photo of a man lying on the ground. Local social media groups say the man has mental health and substance abuse issues.

Carterville Police are investigating two separate burglaries from this past weekend.

Officers responded to a report of a burglary at a business in the 200 block of Commercial Drive on Saturday at 3:20 a.m. The officers found someone broke a window and stole cash.

Carbondale Police are searching for a man wanted for an attempted abduction Wednesday morning.

Officers say while walking to school on the north side of East College Street, a teenage girl saw a man near The Fields Apartments complex at 700 South Lewis Lane. The man called out to her, but she ignored him. He then ran across the street and grabbed her around the waist.

Carbondale Police say they don't suspect two shootings over the weekend are related.

The incidents sent two victims to St. Louis Hospitals, and happened hours apart... but investigators say there is no evidence the two are connected.

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On Wednesday, March 21 around 12:00 p.m., officers with the City of Carbondale Police Department located Mariyiah Turner and Ciara Stidhum in Carbondale.

They were accompanied by a third female juvenile who was also listed as a runaway. The three girls were found safe and healthy. All were returned to the custody of their parents.

Two men were shot late Sunday night and early Monday morning in two separate incidents in Carbondale.

Police say at around 11:25 p.m., they responded to the 1200 block of North Bridge Street after a report of shots fired. Officers learned that a white vehicle left the area at a high rate of speed prior to officers arriving.

Carbondale Police are searching for anyone involved in the burglary of a construction site.

Officers responded to the 2500 block of East Walnut Street at around 7:30 Thursday morning.

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A Pulaski County man is headed to prison after pleading guilty to firing gunshots in Carbondale last year.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 25-year-old Devante Taylor of Olmstead was sentenced to eight years on the charge of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm.

Carbondale Police are investigating after two people were shot on East Mill Street just before midnight Thursday.

Investigators say one of the victims - 35 year old Brandon Brooks of Carbondale - was killed, and another has been transferred to a St. Louis hospital for treatment.

Two men accused of killing a Carbondale musician in 2016 will go to trial next month.

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