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Man shot in chest in Cottage Hills, attempted armed robbery in Alton likely unrelated

Over police radio traffic, three suspects were being sought — three black males, all armed with handguns, who fled in a dark gray Lincoln MKX sport utility vehicle. One of them was identified as “Brad”.

TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-17 05:30:00

PHOTOS | Firefighters from 4 departments battle Cottage Hill blaze — 19 photos

Firefighters get into position, with a prepped fire hose, and await water Thursday at a fully involved house fire at 1316 5th St. in Cottage Hills. Firefighters from Cottage Hills, Rosewood Heights, Bethalto... more

TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-16 21:51:00

Granite City dance team takes inappropriate photos in shoot with police vehicle

“It was a promotional shoot that should have been where kids could have a lot of fun along with their coaches, along with the police, without anything inappropriate. Just looks like there were some bad decisions that were made here,” Greenwald said.

KPLR11.COM - 2018-08-16 23:24:08

Man facing meth charges told officer he sold drugs to ‘feel important and liked’

Danny M. Smith, 54, of the 500 block of Wood River Avenue, was charged after he admitted he owned a duffel bag that was in the rear cargo area of a car, in which he was a passenger.

TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-16 21:39:00

Fire engulfs vacant home in Cottage Hills

Firefighters from Cottage Hills, Rosewood Heights, Bethalto and Meadowbrook battled a morning blaze at 1316 5th St. in Cottage Hills that was fully engulfed in flames before firefighters arrived. The house was suspected to be vacant and the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office was called to the scen

TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-16 15:39:00

Man charged for murder of elderly Alton man

According to Emily Hejna, a spokeswoman for the Alton Police Department, on August 3 paramedics were called to a home in the 1100 block of Vernie for an elderly man who was seriously injured. The man was rushed to a local hospital to be treated.

FOX2NOW.COM - 2018-08-15 17:39:40

Authorities seek motorcycle following alleged Riverbend high-speed chase

A South Roxana police officer said, in a sworn statement, that the chase began in the village, where he spotted the bike traveling at a high rate of speed on Madison Avenue and Michigan Avenue.

TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-15 21:55:00

MO AG Hawley Files Suit Against St. Louis Housing Authority

ST. LOUIS, MO — After aninvestigation announced back in April, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is suing St. Louis' Clinton-Peabody public housing complex, where tenants have complained of mice, mold and other poor conditions for months. The AG's office has accused the St. Louis Housing Authori

PATCH - 2018-08-16 20:26:17

With steel beam in place, new $550 million St. Louis University Hospital reaches construction milestone

Over the years, tension grew between then-owner Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. and the university, mainly over Tenet’s failure to establish a broader hospital network in the region to feed into the academic medical center.

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-08-16 21:25:00

Car overturns on Broadway in downtown Alton, police capture one

The first call came in just after 1 a.m. Initial reports, via police radio traffic, indicated that a white male suspect fled the scene northbound on Ridge Street.


Man shot and killed in north St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -Police are investigating a north St. Louis shooting.A man in his 40's was shot in the 5100 block of Ridge Thursday morning.He was pronounced dead at the scene.There was a large police presence at the scene after the shooting.The investigation is ongoing.

FOX2NOW.COM - 2018-08-16 12:13:21

One Dead In Academy Neighborhood Shooting, Police Investigating

ST. LOUIS, MO — Detectives are investigating amurder in the north city's Academy neighborhood, the Post-Dispatch reports. A shooting took place there on the 5100 block of Ridge Avenue Thursday morning, reportedly leaving one man dead.

PATCH - 2018-08-16 17:29:33

Women denied job because of 'ghetto' names, but company claims it was hacked

ST. LOUIS, MO (WCMH) -- Two Missouri women say they were rejected for a job because of their names, but the company they applied to claims it was hacked.

NBC4 COLUMBUS - 2018-08-15 18:28:45

Alton’s Illinois American Water plant recognized nationally for water quality

The awards, which honor the efforts in continuously optimizing treatment plant and distribution system operation and performance, were presented during the 2018 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference.

TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-16 17:40:00

Cat-trappers needed: Neuter-return program seeks volunteers in Alton

“Trap-neuter-return is a humane, non-lethal alternative to the trap-and-kill method of controlling cat populations,” a SNIP press release says.

TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-15 15:53:00

Remembering, a century later, the 27 Alton-area men killed in World War I

Photo:John Badman | The TelegraphA strong breeze blows the American flag, flying half-staff, out behind the Doughboy War Memorial statue at the Alton VFW Post 1308.

TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-15 19:43:00

Alton double-murder suspect claims alibi, faces life in prison, representing himself at trial

Circuit Judge Richard Tognarelli told defendant Vincent Gordon, 35, of the 900 block block of Easton Street that he could have more time to put his case together, if he asked, but Gordon did not ask. Murder cases often take a year or more to resolve.


Alton man convicted after ‘forgetting’ about drugs in pocket

Michael A. Mason, 33, whose address is listed in the 1100 block of Brown Street, was told by an officer of the Alton Police Department to leave a residence in the 1900 block of Grove Street but then asked the officer for a ride. Then-police officer Adam Feldewerth said he was assigned to investigate


Altonian, 26, facing 1st degree murder charge in Bobby Depper beating death

The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged suspect Eugene L. Johnson, of the 2900 block of Fernwood Avenue in Alton, with the offense.

THEINTELLIGENCER.COM - 2018-08-15 14:33:00

Two women found dead inside St. Louis home; carbon monoxide suspected

"There isn't any evidence of foul play, but this is a very preliminary investigation," he said.