Rumored Threat toward Carbondale Community H.S. Not Credible

CARBONDALE – It seems someone allegedly made a threat toward Carbondale Community High School on social media Wednesday. According to a Twitter post by Supt. Steve Murphy, the threat was investigated and turned out not to be credible. Murphy says school officials worked to get the news out to parents and the community about the

Detering: Threat of School Violence Not Substantiated

SALEM – Salem Community High School Superintendent Brad Detering is reporting the school has received information about the possibility of a threat of school violence. However, at this time there is no credible information to substantiate the claim. SCHS, along with the Salem Police Department, has investigated the threat, and at this time they have

SIU Gets 115-pound Black Carp Specimen for Further Study

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Researchers at Southern Illinois University have received what could be one of the largest black carp used for scientific research.Officials at the Carbondale campus say they’ve received a 115-pound specimen of the invasive fish species. Associate zoology professor Gregory Whitledge says the fish was caught this month by commercial fishers in

SIU Museum Reopens after Closing Due to State Budget Impasse

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The University Museum at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has reopened after it had to close last year due to the state budget impasse. The museum’s closing prompted an outcry from the university community and former student workers, The Southern Illinoisan reported. Curator of collections Susannah Munson, who maintained the museum’s collection

Sen. Fowler Week-in-Review: February 12-16, 2018

Harrisburg, IL—The second major milestone in Illinois state government for the year was hit this week, with lawmakers coming together from both the Senate and the House of Representatives to listen to the annual Budget Address on Feb. 14. After attending the speech, State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) was cautiously optimistic about the spending plan