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Top 50 Alton home sales for 2018

A home buyer who paid $420,000 to purchase a home on Nov. 13 paid the top home sale price for Alton in 2018, according to BlockShopper.com, which calculated the top 50 home sale prices by city for the 12 months ending Dec. 31.


Snoop Dog is coming to the Illinois State Fair

SPRINGFIELD (WREX) — Rap icon Snoop Dogg is coming to the 2019 Illinois State Fair. Snoop Dogg and Friends will perform Friday, Aug. 16 on the Grandstand stage. Since 1993, Snoop Dogg has released 17 studio albums, sold more than 35 million albums worldwide, reached No. 1 on Billboard charts, and re


Several without power following police chase in Alton

ALTON – Several people living within the vicinity of Central and Union are without power Thursday evening following the conclusion of a police chase. One is in custody after his vehicle struck a power pole in the 800 block of Union. Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons said the pursuit began when an off


Glen Carbon man is convicted in Madison County Court of first-degree murder

EDWARDSVILLE — Glen Carbon's Stephen J. McGauley, 48, has been convicted of first-degree murder and domestic battery following a seven-day trial at the Criminal Justice Center in Edwardsville, Illinois.


UPDATE: Alton detectives seeking "persons of interest" in Wednesday night shooting

ALTON – The Alton Police Department is seeking persons of interest regarding a shooting just before midnight Wednesday night. An unidentified 29-year-old male was shot in the shoulder and arm at a residence in the 2300 block of Salu around 11:50 p.m. Wednesday. Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons said


Alton man shot in home invasion

A man shot in a home invasion Wednesday night in Alton is expected to live, Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons said. The victim, 29, lived at the home in the 2100 block of Salu Street. He was shot just before midnight Wednesday, Simmons said.


Victim flown to St. Louis hospital after being shot in Alton

ALTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A person was flown to a St. Louis hospital after being shot in Alton late Wednesday night. The shooting occurred in the 2130 block of Salu just before midnight, according to police.


Neighbors say pregnant woman wounded in triple shooting at north St. Louis apartments

ST. LOUIS – A pregnant woman and two teenagers were shot at a north St. Louis apartment complex. A spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed a woman and two females were shot at the Hillvale Apartments in the 5800 block of Selber Court just after 12:40 p.m. Police said


St. Louis County man gets 10-year term after admitting that he 'slammed' 10-month-old's head

ST. LOUIS COUNTY • A man from the Glasgow Village area has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after admitting to a charge that he "slammed and hit" the head of his girlfriend's 10-month-old daughter, critically injuring her.


Illinois rescinded 10,000 gun licenses last year. More than 75 percent of holders ignored the notice.

Illinois State Police rescinded more than 10,000 gun licenses last year — and more than 75 percent of the revocation recipients ignored it, according to newly released data. The state agency provided the staggering figures late Thursday, as part of a trove of law-enforcement documents involving Gary


Anniversary Party to Benefit Two Groups

Two local groups will benefit from your business at the Post Commons in Alton tomorrow. The business at the corner of 3rd and Alby Streets will be donating 100% of its profits from 9am-9pm to Riverbend Family Ministries in Wood River and Today's Beauty Supply in Alton.


Caught on camera: Hole opens up in south St. Louis, nearly swallows school bus

ST LOUIS, Mo. - The city's streets department said they have covered up a hole in the street near the intersection of Potomac and Illinois in south St. Louis after part of a school bus slid into it.


New State Data Paints Shocking Picture of Illinois Firearm Laws

Responding to growing questions in the aftermath of last week’s mass shooting at a factory in Aurora, the Illinois State Police released data Thursday evening which paints a shocking picture of the system for firearm regulation in Illinois.


'They were inseparable': St. Louis County brothers gunned down 6 months apart

For most of the last 19 years, Kelvin Phillips Sr. said, his sons Kelvin and Kelvon would spend every minute together. Though they were a year apart in age, they were very nearly like twins.


St. Louis woman arrested at a club, police discover she is a fugitive with a felony warrant out for her arrest

EAST ST. LOUIS, Il. (KMOV.com) -- A St. Louis woman was charged with aggravated battery and resisting arrest, but was also found to be a fugitive that had a felony warrant for another aggravated battery she allegedly committed, authorities say.


Woman and girl shot in Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Police are investigating a shooting in the 5800 block of Selber Court in St. Louis Thursday afternoon. They tell FOX 2 that the shooting victims are a woman and a girl. The shooting scene is in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood in north St. Louis.


Q3 real estate sales report: Bethalto

Median prices declined in Bethalto over last year, and are down 11.7 percent over 10 years, adjusted for inflation, according to third quarter sales data collected by BlockShopper.com.


House Executive Committee passes bill to make Illinois a sanctuary state

A bill that grants full sanctuary for illegal immigrants has passed the Illinois House Executive Committee. House Bill 1687 also creates the Keep Families Together Act, which would require the state attorney general to offer up new rules within 90 days of the bill’s enactment outlining the limitatio


Top 10 schedule, results

1. East St. Louis (23-5) at Collinsville (25-5) , 7:30 p.m Friday. 2. Belleville West (26-4) vs. Granite City (14-15) , 7:30 p.m Friday. 3. Francis Howell (23-2) at Parkway Central (19-6) , 6 p.m Friday.


Missouri lawmakers vote to eliminate required vehicle inspections

ST. LOUIS - If you own a vehicle, you’ve probably taken it to get inspected. But a Missouri lawmaker’s proposal might get rid of this state requirement. The Missouri House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to end vehicle inspections on a voice vote. The plan still needs final approval before it ca