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Illinois man dies in crash on interstate ramp at South Split

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -- A motorist from Illinois died in a Saturday night crash after striking a guardrail on an interstate ramp in the South Split. The single-vehicle crash happened about 7:30 p.m. on the ramp from southbound I-65/70 to southbound I-65. That's near the Morris Street overpass. The cr


Congressman shot by Belleville man to speak in Illinois

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana is scheduled to speak later this month at a congressional prayer breakfast in southern Illinois. Scalise was injured in June 2017 when he was shot while practicing for the annual congressional baseball game in Washington. When he s


Crews recover 9-year-old boy's body from Illinois lake

WAUCONDA, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in the northern Chicago suburb of Wauconda say they've located the body of a 9-year-old boy who fell into a lake while paddleboating. The (Waukegan) News Sun reports dive crews using sonar technology found the boy about 12 p.m. on Saturday. Wauconda Fire District of


Emails About Lindenwood's Belleville Campus Imply School Is In Trouble

After Lindenwood University unexpectedly dismissed the leaders of its two campuses, several people — especially at the Belleville location — have been left to wonder what the departures mean.


Man Charged with Stealing from Seniors

A Collinsville man is charged in connection with several alleged burglaries in Bethalto this spring. 36 year old Jason Mitchell of the 200 block of West Woodcrest Drive is charged with three counts of residential burglary after he allegedly tried to scam senior citizens at their homes.


Arrest made in ‘smash and grab’ jewelry store robbery thanks to Snapchat image

Surveillance image from a theft that took place last July at Hudson Jewelers, located in Edwardsville Crossing off Troy Road. — EDWARDSVILLE — Christopher J. Gillespie Jr., 30, of St. Louis, has been charged with burglary for allegedly committing a “smash and grab” burglary after the Hudson Jewelers


O'Fallon woman overcomes the odds after life-altering accident

ST. LOUIS — "Let's see," Colleen Murphy says. She's pulling up an iPhone video of her daughter Lauren, 31, lacing up and taking the field for an Incarnate Word Academy alumni soccer match Saturday. "I'll blow it up for you."


The restoration of an 1887 house reveals its history, and the lives of the people who’ve called it home

On the first Friday of each month, the owners of a stretch of Victorian-era homes in historic Belleville gather for a potluck dinner. Most of the owners are in their 20s and 30s, and rather than call on their neighbors to borrow a cup of sugar or a stick of butter, they tend to seek their wisdom, so


Box: Belleville East 9, Jerseyville 8

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Cards take it to Mets in 10-2 St. Louis win

Rarely one to forcefully counter a critique, manager Mike Shildt took exception on Saturday morning to what he perceived to be a suggestion that the club needed to consider other starting pitching options amid a run of abbreviated starts.


St. Louis man charged with felonies after police chase through western Jefferson County

Jared Kline, 27, of St. Louis was charged with two felonies following a police chase through the west part of the Jefferson County. Kline allegedly was driving a stolen pickup during the chase, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported.


Illinois lawmakers push to legalize marijuana

CHICAGO (WLS) -- April 20th, also known as 4-20, is a holiday for cannabis lovers. This year's celebration comes as Governor Pritzker and other Illinois democrats are pushing to fully legalize marijuana in the state.


Man pulled over on way to job interview gets ride, not ticket, from officer

CAHOKIA, Ill. - A driver was pulled over on the way to a job interview and, instead of getting a citation, he was given a ride by the officer. Ka’Shawn Baldwin, 22, was pulled over for expired plates. He also had an expired driver’s license, according to a social media post by the mayor’s assistant.


St. Louis man dies after being struck by two cars

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Two cars and a pedestrian were involved in a fatal accident overnight in Ferguson. 53 year old, Terrance Robinson was crossing W. Florissant Ave. near Canfield around 10p.m. on Friday. A vehicle driving northbound struck him and then fled the scene. A second vehicle, unable to avoid


One dead after accident in Illinois

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) - One person is dead in Lawrence County, Illinois after an accident. Illinois State Police say it happened near the intersection of Billet Lane and 700 North in Lawrenceville Friday night.


New rules for nurses considered in Illinois House

Lawmakers could put new rules on nurses. A proposed bill would cap how many patients they can treat at one time. "It mandates how many nurses hospitals would have to have throughout the hospital." said Julie Moore-Wolfe, of St. Mary's Hospital.


Longtime St. Louis radio host charged with possession of child porn

ST. LOUIS -- A longtime St. Louis radio personality has been charged with possession of child porn and for having inappropriate contact with a minor. Radio DJ Harry Hamm is facing the sex crimes that occurred earlier this week.


Winkeler: Bat flips? Pick your spot

My credentials as a sports dinosaur (Scribbilus Horribilus) were renewed this week when I commented on a Tweet by former St. Louis outfielder Randal Grichuk. Grichuk suggested that bat flipping is becoming excessive in the major leagues. To paraphrase, he asked big leaguers to carry themselves more


The Air Force hasn't bought an F-15 in over a decade. Boeing is getting its St. Louis plant ready to build them just in case.

It’s been 15 years since Boeing’s north St. Louis County plant churned out an F-15 fighter plane for the Air Force. Orders from Singapore, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia have since sustained a manufacturing line that has built more than 1,500 of the fighters over nearly five decades. Boeing held prod


Escaped Wisconsin inmate found hiding in baby crib in Illinois

A minimum-security inmate that escaped from a Milwaukee facility has been found in Illinois, police say. Steger Police located 27-year-old Trezelle Bishop at an acquaintance's home in the village of Steger after being advised by a Will County dispatch center about the ongoing contact.