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Aurora, Illinois, shooter was 15-year employee of company, police say - live updates

A gunman opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing company Friday, killing at least five civilians and wounding five police officers in the rampage, authorities said. Local police identified the gunman as 45-year-old Gary Martin, who died in a shootout with officers.


Second student charged for bringing gun and knife to Belleville West

BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a second Belleville West High School student after a gun and knife were brought to campus earlier this week.


It’s been vacant for 11 years. Now this developer has plans for Belleville’s former Walmart

Belleville — The former Walmart store on Carlyle Plaza Drive has sat vacant since 2008 when Walmart relocated to the Green Mount Crossing shopping center but a Miami developer has plans to resurrect the sprawling space into an indoor self-storage business.


Man killed in north St. Louis County crash identified

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Police have identified a man killed in a north St. Louis County crash Friday morning. They say Timothy Bethany, 24, of Hazelwood was a passenger in a car driven by a 22-year-old man.


Days after loaded gun brought to campus, Belleville police investigate threat rumors

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – School will go on Friday at Belleville West High School despite rumors of threats circulating online. Belleville police and the school district told News 4 Wednesday night they have investigated the threats. Both organizations said they do not believe the threats are cr


Illinois man being fired from job fatally shoots 5 workers

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - The frantic calls started pouring in at 1:24 p.m. A gunman was shooting people inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois. Within four minutes, the first police officers rushed to the 29,000-square-foot building and were fired on immediately; one was struck ou


Five killed as gunman opens fire at Illinois warehouse

AURORA, Ill. (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire on Friday at an Illinois manufacturing warehouse, apparently as he was being terminated from his job there, killing five fellow workers and wounding five police officers before he was slain by police, authorities said.


ATF investigating gun theft at Rural King in Swansea

SWANSEA, Ill. - Swansea police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are investigating after more than two dozen guns and ammunition were stolen from a Rural King this week.


The Thread 314: Waking Up

Tim doesn't drink coffee, but he's hanging at a coffee house this morning. Coffee With Christ in Belleville, Illinois is the place, and Tim is all about waking up (no caffeine needed). Hear how Melissa woke up to God's call to minister through a coffee shop. Learn how St. John's Lutheran Church in A


Suit alleges baby died as a result of negligent care

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing Grace Women's Healthcare for allegedly negligently treating her child, resulting in his death. Amy Stehlik, as special administrator of the estate of Baby Boy Stehlick Young, deceased, filed a complaint on Feb. 4 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Grace Women


WANTED: Persons of interest in Metro East boutique theft

O'FALLON, Ill. (KMOV.com) - Police are searching for two women who they say are persons of interest in connection to a theft at an O’Fallon, Illinois boutique. Items were stolen from Hollyhock House on February 7 just before 1:00 p.m.


Girl dropped off at wrong bus stop, found shivering in the cold

O'FALLON, Mo. - A father is upset after his 6-year-old daughter was dropped off at the wrong bus stop on Friday. The man said his daughter is a first-grade student at Mid Rivers Elementary School in the Fort Zumwalt School District. His daughter told him she had a substitute bus driver and said when


$1,000 could be yours if you have info that leads to arrest of Metro East gun thieves

SWANSEA, Ill. (KMOV.com) - Police are looking for two suspects who were captured on surveillance video when they stole guns from a Rural King store in Swansea, Illinois. Around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, police said two suspects wearing masks smashed the glass front doors of the store and walked into th


Widow alleges use of asbestos products caused husband's death

BELLEVILLE — A Texas widow is suing 3M Company and nearly 20 other manufacturers and users of asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence. Katherine Smith of Channelview, Texas, individually and as representative of the heirs and estate of Eugene Smith, deceased, filed a complaint Jan


Saturday evening’s wintry mix may mean slick Sunday roads

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Missouri is expecting more snow Saturday evening. The precipitation is expected to spread east overnight. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area.


Police warn of new drug thousands of times more dangerous than morphine

EDMUNDSON, Mo. – Drugs do not discriminate. There’s no denying the nationwide epidemic, even here in St. Louis. The DEA and local law enforcement are warning about a dangerous drug that's 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Edmundson police believe they're finding it mixed into other street drug


Masked burglars steal at least 26 guns from Swansea Rural King

Swansea police are searching for two masked people they say stole multiple guns from a business Tuesday night. Police said that around 10:30 p.m., the two smashed the glass front doors of the Rural King on North Illinois Street and entered the store, which was closed at the time.


Jimmy Johns in downtown Belleville closes

The freaky fast sandwiches in downtown Belleville are gone. Jimmy John’s at the corner of East Main and High Street has closed. Tuesday was the last day for the business according to workers cleaning out the downtown location next to the future Escape 618.


STORM ALERT: Another round of wintry weather overnight

ST. LOUIS — Saturday will start out sunny and warmer, helping to melt some of Friday's snow from most road surfaces. Our next round of wintry weather arrives tonight, and will start off as snow. There could be freezing drizzle before dawn, creating a glaze of ice on several bi-state roads.


New bill would make drivers pay by the mile in Illinois

One Illinois lawmaker is again seeking a tax on each mile vehicle owners drive instead of a gas tax. State Rep. Marcus Evans, D-Chicago, introduced House Bill 2864, which would create the per-mile road usage charge pilot program. Voluntary participants would pay a per-mile road usage charge is $0.02