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Pedestrian struck and killed in East St. Louis
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - A woman was struck and killed in a hit and run accident in East St. Louis. Police found the victim in the street at 13th and State Street around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators have no witnesses. Hit and run police working a fatal acci
Holbrook says only one complaint over machines during early voting - from Belleville lawyer wanting to cast 'no' on retention
Holbrook said the situation brought to his attention last week by early voter, Belleville attorney Eric Rhein, was immediately investigated, but the machine at the county administration building was found to be working properly.
Mini Cooper on fire inside Aamco shuts down Illinois 159 in Fairview Heights
A MINI Cooper caught fire inside a business and spread to three other cars Thursday afternoon, shutting down part of North Illinois Street as crews responded to the area.The vehicle caught fire in the Aamco building, 5609 N. Illinois St., according to a Facebook post bySt. Clair County Emergency Man
Historic Belleville home goes on auction block Wednesday night
The first owner was Lucien Cabanne, who was a great-grandson of prominent St. Louisian Pierre Chouteau and was a business partner andbrother-in-law of A.G. Edwards, who founded the A.G. Edwards brokerage firm, according to research by the Belleville Historical Society.
Gun found in McCluer North High School student's backpack
FLORISSANT, Mo. - McCluer North High School administrators tell parents that they found a loaded gun in a student's bookbag today. A razor was also found in the student's possession. That student was placed under arrest and taken to the Florissant police station. Criminal charges are expected to be
Officers sworn in after East St. Louis hires police personnel for first time in 5 years
The department, which once boasted 67 police officers is now down to 42, a number that includes the four sworn in Tuesday: Juan Fowler, Albert Harris, Teron Mister and Tia Mitchell.
Square CEO Dorsey launches Terminal register and commits to expanding jobs in St. Louis
Square CEO Jack Dorsey, in town last week to unveil a new credit and debit card reading device called Square Terminal, reiterated his commitment to growing his business in St. Louis, alluding to a likely downtown office for the San Francisco-based company and stating his desire to see the company hi
City of Belleville Board of Fire & Police Commission met October 18.
Emergency Procedures – In case of severe weather, all should exit to basement; in case of fire or smoke, proceed to nearest outside exit, carefully cross the street and assemble in front of the St, Clair County sign located at the southwest corner of the St. Clair County Courthouse.
Historic Belleville home saved from wrecking ball — for now
Linda Weisenstein is not sure yet what she’s going to do with the formerCabanne family home built in 1854but she agreed to buy it for $5,000 Wednesday night.“It needs to be saved and not torn down,” she said of the home once described in a local newspaperas the “most tasteful and elegant”residence i
Jury convicts East St. Louis man on felony gun charges for the second time
An East St. Louis man has been convicted on gun charges for the second time.A federal jury convicted Albert L. Richardson, 46, of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a news release from U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft stated.On April 2, East St. Louis police apprehended Richardson after r
Viral video highlights alleged human trafficking attempt near Tower Grove Park
ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis woman’s viral video is highlighting what she claims is a human trafficking problem in the region.Emily Scates posted the video to Facebook Tuesday afternoon. In it, she detailed her experience at the Conoco gas station on Kingshighway near Tower Grove Park."This white escalad
Police officer shoots suspect in south St. Louis
A police officer shot a suspect Wednesday night near Grand Boulevard and Gravois Avenue in south St. Louis."The male suspect was conscious and breathing when he was transported to a hospital," the St. Louis Police Department said.No officers were injured, police said.The shooting in the 3500 block o
Murder charges filed in killing of 87-year-old man in Alton
Police took a suspect into custody at the time, and Wednesday charged Donald M. Nelson with three counts of murder in Williams' killing, as well as attempted robbery, trespassing, and unlawful possession of a gun by a felon.
Square Plans to Expand in St. Louis, Add 300 Jobs Locally
Dorsey, a St. Louis native, mentioned those plans during a press conference last Friday to promote the company's new product, Square Terminal. (The news was under embargo until today.) "That’s not a company goal, but for me personally, that’s what I would love to see and help make happen," Dorsey sa
Belleville man shot outside club; police investigating
East St. Louis police were called to a shooting in the parking lot of Club Candyland early Tuesday morning.Officers arrived to find a man had been shot in the leg, East St. Louis Detective Sgt. Gilda Johnson said. While officers are still in the preliminary stages of the investigation, Johnson confi
Patient Attacked at St. Louis Hospital By Security Guard
The 25-year-old, with an IV already installed into her body, stepped outside momentarily of the SSM Health DePaul Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., to get some fresh air. Upon attempting to enter the hospital again, a burly, white security guard manhandled Allen.
Fairview Heights restaurant needs new name after running afoul of the Juicy Crab
The first time Jack Chan ordered a sign for hisnew seafood restaurantin Fairview Heights, the sign maker printed the wrong name.The intended “Juicy Crab” came back as “Crazy Crab.”Chan got what he ordered the second time around, but a Georgia-based company threatened legal action if the restaurant o
Metro East news and events for the week of Oct. 17
Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is accepting donations for its annual Book Bazaar from 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 20, as well on Tuesdays through Oct. 30, in the Auxiliary Warehouse, located behind Medical Office Center – Two on the campus of Memorial Hospital, 4500 Memorial Dr., in Belleville. There is a large
Dog ‘cannot recover’ and is set to be killed after man used it for sex acts, Colo. judge says
An Aurora, Colorado, man was sentenced to six months in jail on Tuesday after pleading guilty to using his dog for sex acts.
Alton double murder suspect opts to represent himself in court
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons said it's only the third time it's happened during his 20 years as county prosecutor - a man charged with homicide acting as his own lawyer in the courtroom. The May 21, 2018 killings happened in the Alton Acres neighborhood. Elijah In