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Belleville man faces charges in Centreville shooting

A Belleville man shot a person in the leg with a pistol on Sunday in Centreville, according to charging documents. Michael A. Williams Jr., 24, was charged Tuesday with aggravated battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm. Charges allege that Williams shot Jessie Thomas Jr. in the leg with a pis

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 14:13:00

This new Belleville business will challenge you. Can you find a way to escape?

Tyler Renner's great-grandfather, Theodore Bauer, built the imposing Grant Building on East Main Street in downtown Belleville and now Renner will bring new life into the building as Escape 618. Renner bills his venture as Belleville's first escape room. Customers, including kids and their families,

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-20 20:20:00

A Belleville sales tax was set to expire at the end of the year. Now it's permanent.

Belleville aldermen unanimously agreed Monday to permanently keep a 0.25 percent sales tax that was first charged to replace the city's wheel tax over five years ago. The sales tax produces about $1.1 million annually and supports the $28 million general fund used to pay for the city's day-to-day op

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-19 07:04:00

A sad day for St. Louis

I'm not trying to get political up in here, but all wouldn't be well with my soul if I didn't say that a major injustice was served on a chilled platter by Judge Timothy Wilson when he acquitted Jason Stockley for the murder of Anthony Lamar Smith Friday morning. Let me take a moment to send my cond

ST. LOUIS AMERICAN - 2017-09-21 04:45:00

Naked Virginia man seen running down street after he was robbed during online date

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - An online date that went terribly wrong ended with a naked man running down the street screaming for help before a 15-year-old girl came to his aid, according to WTKR. 15-year-old Aaliyah Thompson says she was shocked by what she saw on her block of Highland Avenue in Portsmouth, V

KPLR11.COM - 2017-09-20 15:57:37

Report: Fatal plane crash during 'American Made' film blamed in part on Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis film a scene for the movie 'The Mummy' in Oxford Featuring: Tom Cruise Where: Oxford, United Kingdom When: 06 Apr 2016 Credit: WENN.com The loved ones of two people who died during a plane crash while filming for "American Made" claim Tom Cruise is partially to blame

ABCSTLOUIS.COM - 2017-09-20 14:22:27

Father 'living every parent's worst nightmare' after 15-year-old killed in freak accident

FORT THOMAS, Ky. - A Kentucky father is speaking out for the first time since his 15-year-old daughter was killed in a freak accident last month, WXIX reports. Michelle Chalk was killed on Aug. 1 when a tree fell on her while she was sitting in a hammock. "We are living every parent's worst nightmar

KPLR11.COM - 2017-09-21 02:02:36

If you call 911 and need an ambulance, here's how they'll decide what ER to take you to

St. Elizabeth's Hospital nursing manager Timothy Swain watched the patient turn red, then blue, then purple, then a color he's never seen before. The man's wife had driven him to the emergency room. He was having a massive heart attack. It's situations like that when minutes and emergency medical ca

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 16:45:00

There's a new Mexican restaurant coming to the metro-east

For Octavio Caratachea, bringing a Mexican restaurant to the metro-east is more than a business deal. It's a labor of love. His third restaurant, Tres Caminos, is expected to open Sept. 27 at 601 N. Main St., Caseyville. Every detail, from landscaping to the menu, has Caratachea's touch. Hand-stitch

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 17:51:00

Police searching for missing 10-year-old boy in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS - Wednesday the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children released a statement that they are helping the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department take calls for a missing 10-year-old boy from St. Louis. According the centers website, 10-year-old Tyron Pembrook-Hagood was last seen o

KPLR11.COM - 2017-09-21 03:42:08

Council thinks O'Fallon is prime location for Amazon headquarters

O'Fallon is making an aggressive and competitive push to land Amazon's second headquarters at the Mid America Commerce Center, which is more than 1,500 acres north of Scott Air Force Base near Interstate 64, between the Illinois Route 158 and U.S. Highway 50 exit and the new Reider Road exit. Mayor

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-20 17:55:00

Girl, 4, fatally shoots herself while reaching for candy in grandmother's purse

TAMPA, Fla. - A 4-year-old Florida girl fatally shot herself after she accidentally pulled the trigger of a gun inside her grandmother's purse while reaching for candy, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The incident happened on Sept. 14 while Yanelly "Nelly" Zoller was at her grandparents' Tampa hom

KPLR11.COM - 2017-09-21 17:09:38

Bill Gates: Sorry about Control-Alt-Delete

Bill Gates is sorry that he made it so annoying to log in to your computer. The billionaire Microsoft co-founder admitted Wednesday that the Control-Alt-Delete function originally used to get into Windows computers is an awkward maneuver. "If I could make one small edit, I'd make that a single key,"

KPLR11.COM - 2017-09-21 17:03:15

Maximize the Joy of Travel

(Family Features) Many facets of travel - the anticipation, the experience and even the return trip - can enhance your mood. It can create an element of the unexpected and give you the opportunity to gain new, memorable experiences. To explore the connection between happiness and travel, and what ma

ST. LOUIS AMERICAN - 2017-09-21 05:00:00

7 Ways to Help Hurricane Victims

(Family Features) Natural disasters come in multiple forms and can quickly devastate many lives in a matter of moments. While they all can cause nightmares for those affected, few are as powerful and destructive as hurricanes. That's why, when hurricanes make landfall and wreak havoc, help is immedi

ST. LOUIS AMERICAN - 2017-09-21 05:00:00

Wesley House celebrates director's 31-year tenure

In honor of its longtime leader's upcoming retirement, the community around social services agency Wesley House gathered to grant him a special honor, one they had been keeping a secret for weeks. Terry "Chip" Jones, the director of Wesley House for 31 years, was the only person attending the celebr

ST. LOUIS AMERICAN - 2017-09-21 14:00:00

East St. Louis native Reginald Hudlin's new film sheds light on long history of systemic racism

When director, producer, filmmaker and East St. Louis native Reginald Hudlin called The American on Friday to talk about his upcoming film "Marshall," protests were underway in downtown St. Louis. Earlier that morning, Judge Timothy Wilson handed down a not guilty verdict in the murder trial of form

ST. LOUIS AMERICAN - 2017-09-21 14:00:00

Delmar Loop businesses take damage in stride

Black Lives Matter supporters pitched in to clean up after windows were smashed on the University City Loop when a confrontation between protestors and police got ugly following a peaceful protest action that already had concluded on Saturday, September 16.Photo by Lawrence Bryant / St. Louis Americ

ST. LOUIS AMERICAN - 2017-09-21 13:30:00

Mobile dental program gets $132K grant

To help area children get vital dental care, Delta Dental of Missouri's chief sales and marketing officer, Ed Pattarozzi (right), presented a donation for the Gateway to Oral Health Foundation mobile dental program to president, Byron DuVall, DDS, at the foundation's open house event in St. Louis on

ST. LOUIS AMERICAN - 2017-09-21 13:30:00

Georgetown Law adds former acting Attorney General Sally Yates as lecturer

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, May 8, 2017, prior to testifying before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing: "Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election."(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Sally

ABCSTLOUIS.COM - 2017-09-21 13:14:06