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   Two people are facing charges and third is still at large in a kidnapping and robbery on the campus of SIU-Edwardsville.  At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, campus police said the victim had been set up by a friend.  

   Two other SIU-E students, 18 year old Jabreel Watson and 20 year old Shantel Rogers are charged with felony kidnapping, armed robbery and burglary.  Police say they are still looking for a third suspect, an unidentified male.  

   On April 2nd an SIU-E student had reported being set upon outside his residence hall.  He reported being forced into a car at gunpoint, driven to an ATM and forced to withdraw cash.  He wasn't injured.  

   Police are hoping surveillance video from the ATM's camera will help in their search for the third suspect.

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Tonight’s Arts and Issues debate between James Carville and Alberto Gonzales has been postponed.  The event was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

Travel issues related to this morning’s severe weather and the forecast for additional severe weather to move into the area this evening forced the event to be postponed.  The debate is expected to be rescheduled at a later date.  

All tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.  SIUE apologizes for any inconvenience, but the safety and well being of our participants, guests, students, faculty and staff are always our primary concern. 

For more information, please check the Arts and Issues website artsandissues.com or call the box office at 618-650-5774.  

 

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   Attorneys for a former SIU Edwardsville student are asking the Illinois Supreme Court to uphold a lower court's decision to toss out their client's conviction of attempting to make a terroristic threat.  The filing on behalf of Olutosin Oduwole comes more than a month after he was ordered freed by a state appellate court.  

   Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is appealing the overthrown conviction on behalf of Madison County prosecutors.  

   Oduwole's attorneys now argue there's no compelling reason for the state's high court to hear the case, and their client's six-year ordeal constitutes an abuse of prosecutorial power and a waste of judicial resources.

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Metro-east police are looking for two suspect who reportedly robbed a student on the SIU-Edwardsville campus overnight.  University officials issued a text alert to students and staff reporting the 1:00am robbery at the Cougar Village apartment complex.  

The suspects are described as two black men in their 20s.   One suspect is described as in his 20s, thin and wearing a black jacket and stocking cap and carrying a handgun. The second suspect also is described in his 20s and thin with a gray coat and stocking cap. They were armed with a handgun.

Officials haven't said what was stolen from the victim.

 

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