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Police seeking suspects in two early-morning Alton drug store robberies

The robbers at the 1 a.m. June 17 CVS robbery are described as African-American, one wearing jeans and the other wearing shorts, wearing dark hooded sweatshirts, one with a tattoo of a webbing design, both clean shaven. They fled south in a vehicle which police were unable to describe.

TELEGRAPH - 2018-06-19 18:54:00

Murder suspect found dead of self-inflicted shot after standoff in St. Louis, authorities say

But when deputies approached, they heard gunshots from inside the house, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service.

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-06-19 15:00:00

East St. Louis man convicted of murder for the second time in 12 years

Antonio Williams, 46, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 24 years in prison Monday in St. Clair County.

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-06-19 18:15:00

More than $30K in prescription drugs stolen from Alton pharmacies

LOCALMore than $30K in prescription drugs stolen from Alton pharmaciesThe first robbery happened at a CVS store just across the street from the Walgreens. Nobody was injured during that incident.

KSDK - 2018-06-19 20:12:00

BBB warns people not to shop at Rural King after nearly 100 complaints filed

The Better Business Bureau warned customers not to shop at an Illinois-based retail store after nearly a hundred complaints were filed about the store's poor customer service.BBBissued a press releaseMonday listingmultiple complaints againstRural King, a retail store headquartered in Mattoon. Rural

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-06-19 09:08:00

2 shot while stopped at red light outside St. Louis police headquarters

ST. LOUIS• Two people were injured, one critically, when a gunman opened fire on them near St. Louis police headquarters early Tuesday.

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-06-19 16:22:00

Examiner: St. Louis County woman's death heat related

Suzanee McCune, spokeswoman for the office, says the woman's air conditioning apparently stopped working Thursday and she had made an appointment to have it repaired the night before she died.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-06-19 20:24:48

U-Haul to Acquire and Repurpose Former Kmart Building in Alton - Illinois Latino News

ALTON, Ill.,June 19, 2018/PRNewswire/ —U-Haul® will soon be showcasing a modern self-storage facility inAltonthanks to the recent acquisition of a former Kmart® store at 2851 Homer Adams Pkwy.

ILLINOISLATINONEWS.COM - 2018-06-19 10:47:00

Ex-offender job fair in Edwardsville

Some employers present will be Wendy's, Taco Bell, Witte Brothers Trucking and SWIC Construction program of East St. Louis.

FOX2NOW.COM - 2018-06-18 11:06:39

Three people shot, one dead outside St. Louis bar

ST. LOUIS• Three people were shot, and one of them has died after a late night exchange of gunfire in the 3000 block of Olive Street, police say.

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-06-18 11:30:00

Driver who crashed into Florissant police car charged with persistent DWI

Alfredo Salvador, of Bridgeton, was charged with driving while intoxicated-persistent offender after allegedly crashing into a Florissant police car.

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-06-18 21:15:00

Report: Your doctor should know if you were exposed to Coldwater Creek

If you are unable to make it to the sessions, you can send your comments in writing by email or physical mail by August 31. The email address is ATSDRRecordsCenter@cdc.gov, or mailed to:

KSDK - 2018-06-18 19:54:53

Alton’s creepy conventions began 100 years at Mineral Springs Hotel

The Mineral Springs Hotel on Broadway in Alton, as it was in 1909, seven years before it served host to the city’s first undertakers convention.


From our archives: Paula Sims claims daughter kidnapped by armed stranger

Editor's note:On June 17, 1986, Paula Sims told police her 13-day-old daughter had been abducted by a masked and armed man. Police began a search and investigation that eventually led to the body of Loralei Sims being found about 150 feet from her parents' home. Paula Sims later made the same claim


Parson picks Jefferson City senator as lieutenant governor

Gov. Mike Parson (center) listens to a presentation at the University of Missouri-Columbia on Wednesday during a statewide tour. Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, is seated to the left. Photo by Jack Suntrup.

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-06-18 19:00:00

2 charged, accused of hitting popular party bus driver with stolen car

According to charging documents, Curtis Alford and Jana Stowers approached two people who had just parked a 2015 Ford F-150 on the 700 block of Chestnut for Taste of Downtown. Police said Alford pepper sprayed the victims, took their keys and drove off in the truck.

KSDK - 2018-06-18 18:26:48

1 dead, 3 injured in north St. Louis shootings Sunday

ST. LOUIS – A man is dead and three others are in the hospital after two separate shootings in north St. Louis early Sunday morning.The first shooting occurred at the intersection of Blair and Angelica around 12:30 a.m. A man was pronounced dead at the scene and another man was found suffering from


One in custody after Alton police, ILEAS raid house Friday morning

ALTON — One person was arrested Friday morning after a raid of a suspected drug house by Alton police and the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) team.A house at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Mack Street was raided by the ILEAS team and Alton officers after the Alton Police Department


Alton Post 126 falls in consolation round, Edwardsville captures tourney title | RiverBender.com

HILLSBORO, MO. - It was a toasty 100-plus degree Fathers Day afternoon at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Mo.

RIVERBENDER.COM - 2018-06-18 10:24:00

Autopsy confirms Collinsville inmate's death in prison was due to electrocution

Shane Farris, 31, of Collinsvillewas an inmateat the Centralia Correctional Center and working in the kitchen area when he came into contact with an apparent faulty piece of equipment on Thursday. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital.