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Driver that crashed into bridge killing St. Louis business woman below speaks to News 4

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- For the very first time, we're hearing from the driver that crashed into a St. Louis bridge back in July, causing the death of a well-known St. Louis business woman, Jan Torrisi-Mokwa.She was the wife of former St. Louis Police Chief Joe Mokwa.She was driving below the bridge

KMOV - 2018-10-18 22:16:00

Alton double murder suspect opts to represent himself in court

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons said it's only the third time it's happened during his 20 years as county prosecutor - a man charged with homicide acting as his own lawyer in the courtroom. The May 21, 2018 killings happened in the Alton Acres neighborhood. Elijah In

FOX2NOW.COM - 2018-10-17 23:33:19

Rollover Crash on I-55 | Alton Daily News

The News Democrat reports the crash took place at 1pm Tuesday about 2 miles north of a construction zone on I-55. The woman was airlifted to a hospital in St. Louis in critical condition, while the man was also taken to a St. Louis hospital in serious condition. Police say he is facing DUI charges i

ALTONDAILYNEWS.COM - 2018-10-18 00:00:00

Murder charges filed in killing of 87-year-old man in Alton

Police took a suspect into custody at the time, and Wednesday charged Donald M. Nelson with three counts of murder in Williams' killing, as well as attempted robbery, trespassing, and unlawful possession of a gun by a felon.

KMOV - 2018-10-17 20:30:00

Vehicle strikes fire truck in I-255 afternoon crash, driver is seriously injured | RiverBender.com

by Cory DavenportandChris RhodesROXANA - The Roxana Fire Department responding to an emergency call on Illinois 255 was struck by a vehicle.The vehicle hit a fire apparatus and the vehicle was severely damaged in the crash. The driver of the vehicle was airlifted via ARCH. Fire personnel involved we

RIVERBENDER.COM - 2018-10-18 16:24:00

Godfrey woman came face-to-face with suspected killer

GODFREY, Ill. - Cynthia Pratt had no idea a murder had just been committed. She was home with her longtime partner when a stranger walked right through their front door on Rosa Avenue in Godfrey. She says the intruder was calm and asked for food. Pratt suspected he was looking for a place to hide. S

FOX2NOW.COM - 2018-10-18 03:30:20

UPDATE: Alton Police announce press conference regarding Tuesday homicide | RiverBender.com

Early reports from the scene stated the police took someone into custody after the shooting death of Williams, but this has not been confirmed at this time. Grief counselors are also on hand at the Godfrey Village Hall Wednesday for those who need them. The purpose of the conference, which will be h

RIVERBENDER.COM - 2018-10-17 12:44:00

Square CEO plans to add 300 jobs to the St. Louis workforce

DETROIT, MI - Twitter Chairman and Square CEO Jack Dorsey moderates a panel discussion with Detroit entrepreneurs at Techonomy Detroit at Wayne State University September 17, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The topic of the discussion was "Turbocharging Detroit's Teconomy." (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty

FOX2NOW.COM - 2018-10-18 17:04:58

Murder, robbery charges filed in shooting death of Godfrey Trustee

CRIMEMurder, robbery charges filed in shooting death of Godfrey TrusteeDonald M. Nelson was charged with three counts of first-degree murder, armed robbery and several other counts, Alton Police announced Wednesday afternoon.

KSDK - 2018-10-17 20:20:39

Godfrey trustee shot and killed in Alton

The victim, identified as Eldon "Twirp" Williams, was found dead inside the residence. Williams had worked as a real estate agent and served as a member of the Godfrey Village Board of Trustees.


Square CEO Jack Dorsey shows off new product in hometown of St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square and co-founder of Twitter, made a stop in his hometown of St. Louis to launch a new product. Square, a mobile payment company, unveiled the Square Terminal worldwide Thursday. It can speed up the way you pay with your credit or debit card. +2 Dors

KMOV - 2018-10-18 16:00:00

Crash closes I-55 northbound in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Northbound I-55 is closed in Edwardsville after a vehicle crash sent debris all over the interstate.The crash happened at Illinois 143, which is exit 23. The road is closed between exits 20A and 23. Traffic is backed up all the way to I-270.The crash was reported at 1:39 p.m. an

KSDK - 2018-10-18 19:09:21

Viral video highlights alleged human trafficking attempt near Tower Grove Park

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis woman’s viral video is highlighting what she claims is a human trafficking problem in the region.Emily Scates posted the video to Facebook Tuesday afternoon. In it, she detailed her experience at the Conoco gas station on Kingshighway near Tower Grove Park."This white escalad

KSDK - 2018-10-18 03:38:50

Police search for motive in ‘senseless’ killing of Godfrey trustee Eldon Williams

ALTON, Ill. - One person of interest is in custody, Wednesday morning but police are still searching for a motive in the slaying of a Godfrey trustee, Eldon Williams was known around Godfrey by the nickname 'Twirp '.

FOX2NOW.COM - 2018-10-17 10:46:08

Centerstone Grant to Help in Alton | Alton Daily News

The announcement of a $3-million, 5-year grant has officials at Centerstone in Alton hoping to reach more adolescents (ages 12-18), transitional-aged youth (ages 16-25) and their families and caregivers dealing with substance abuse. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servic


87-year-old man shot and killed in Alton, 'person of interest' in custody

ALTON• An 87-year-old man was shot and killed in Alton shortly before noon Tuesday, police said.Alton police said a "person of interest" was in custody, but they had few other details in the deadly shooting.The victim was shot in the 200 block of West Delmar Avenue just before noon, police said. The


Madison County news and events for the week of Oct. 17

These upcoming events will take place at Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, in Godfrey (unless otherwise noted):


Couple hospitalized after crash near Hamel; police suspect driver was impaired

A couple from Effingham were hospitalized after a one-vehicle crash at 1 p.m. Tuesday on northbound Interstate 55 about two miles north of the construction near Hamel.A 59-year-old woman was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected in the rollover crash. She was flown to Saint Louis University Hospit

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-10-17 10:12:00

Man Charged in Death of Woman who was Stabbed 17 Times - KTRS | St Louis News and Talk Radio | The Big 550 AM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 56-year-old Gregory Boston is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and stealing a motor vehicle in the death of 60-year-old Valerie Holliday. His bail is set at $500,000 cash-only.


Friends remember 87-year-old Godfrey trustee killed in shooting

ALTON, Il. (KMOV.com) -- Metro East police are investigating the shooting death of an 87-year-old man.Officers from Alton and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 200 block of West Delmar Avenue just before noon Tuesday, where the man, later identified as Eldon "Twirp" Williams, was

KMOV - 2018-10-17 15:30:00