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A Chicago man has been arrested for a possible attempt to abduct a child at University Mall in Carbondale.

Police say 23-year-old Argenis Hernandez of Chicago is charged with Stalking and Disorderly Conduct.

The person killed by a train Monday evening in Carbondale has been identified.

Police say 57-year-old Beverly Carvell of Carbondale died when she apparently walked in front of a northbound Canadian National freight train at the crossing on Main Street. It happened around 6:00pm.

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A Carbondale man has been sentenced to prison for violating his probation on an aggravated battery charge.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 32-year-old Joshua Stephens received an eight-year prison term.

Carbondale Police are searching for a suspect in a strong armed robbery at a local business.

Officers responded to a business in the 1900 block of West Main Street on Sunday night. They learned an unknown suspect battered the victim and stole property.  The suspect fled east from the business.

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A Carbondale man faces significant prison time after a jury found him guilty of Armed Robbery and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.

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A Jackson County jury found a Carbondale man guilty of Threatening a Public Official and Criminal Trespass.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 46-year-old Daniel Robert Hamilton received a 4 1/2 year prison sentence.

Carbondale Police still have little information on the suspects from a shooting incident last weekend.

Officers responded to a parking lot in the 300 block of South University Avenue at around 3:40 Saturday morning.

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A Carbondale man wanted in a shooting incident last month has been arrested in Ridgely, Tennessee.

Carbondale Police say 32-year-old Ricky Richardson is currently jailed in Lake County, Tennessee awaiting extradition to Illinois.

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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.

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