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Mom who backed car over toddler has bail reduced in meth-possession case

A Beckemeyer woman who backed a car over her toddler son last year was granted a partial bail reduction Friday in her new meth-possession case. Nicole Voss, 36, was in St. Clair County Circuit Court for an initial appearance in the meth case. She was arrested Sunday after she allegedly drove a car o


Person struck and killed by MetroLink train in East St. Louis

A MetroLink train struck and killed a person Saturday night in East St. Louis near the Fairview Heights station. The man was hit by the train near the North 94th Sreet and St. Clair Avenue station at about 8 p.m., Fox2 News reported. The man was walking on the tracks when he was hit, according to

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-18 14:38:00

Former Sesser resident on the road to national parks, monuments

David Kroese may want to change his name to Rand ... or McNally. The former Sesser resident has been virtually everywhere in America, and American territories where there is a national park, national trail, monument or battlefield. The Loves Park resident has visited all 417 units in the National Pa

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-03-18 06:00:00

3 from southern IL sentenced on meth-related charges

BENTON, IL (KFVS) - Three southern Illinois residents have been sentenced to prison on meth-related charges according to the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of Illinois. Jeremy Humphries, 33, of Red Bud and Mandy Hagen, 30, of Lenzburg had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute


Woman charged with felony in scalding incident at Belleville day care

A Belleville woman has been charged with a felony after a child was burned by hot water at a day care center. Shiquetta Williams, 36, has been charged with reckless conduct causing great bodily harm after the incident, which occurred Monday at Kolor Wheel Child Care on North Belt West. According to

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-17 02:01:00

Tombstones take a special kind of care

EFFINGHAM - Effingham County Genealogical and Historical Society promotes preservation of cemeteries and its tombstones. At least twice a year they host "cemetery hops" across the county. The next hop is planned in Mason in the the spring, President LoElla Baker said during a speaker session Saturda

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-18 22:23:04

Man killed by Metrolink train near Fairview Heights station

A man walking along tracks for the MetroLink east of the Fairview Heights station was struck and killed about 8 p.m. Saturday, according to a news report. KMOV.com reported that a train was heading west when the pedestrian was hit by the train. A tweet from MetroLink stated that the rail service alo

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-18 04:42:00

Body found in submerged car amid search for woman - KMOV.com

Zoo looking for FrogwatchersZoo looking for Frogwatchers Updated: Friday, March 16 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-03-16 22:05:07 GMT The Saint Louis Zoo is looking for volunteers to become Frogwatchers. More > The Saint Louis Zoo is looking for volunteers to become Frogwatchers. More > Body found in submerged


4 accused of killing shooting witness to stop friend from being - KMOV.com

4 accused of killing shooting witness to stop friend from being indicted4 accused of killing shooting witness to stop friend from being indicted Updated: Thursday, March 15 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-03-16 00:46:31 GMT Prosecutors say jailhouse phone conversations helped lead them to four suspects accused


New owners of Copper Dock Winery in Pocahontas hope to bring in more live music

The Copper Dock Winery in Pocahontas is under new management. Steve and Linda Heimsath, owners of E.L. Flanagan's Sports and Spirits in Highland, took over this month. Copper Dock, located north of Pocahontas, features a restaurant, bar, a two-story dock, and a patio area. Steve Heimsath said, "We a


Prison Time in Clay County Case

A Flora man has been sentenced to prison for an offense in Louisville on Christmas Eve. 35-year-old Joshua Moheit was sentenced Wednesday to 3-1/2 years in prison on a charge of unlawful restraint. In exchange for a guilty plea to the charge, a Class X felony count of aggravated vehicle hijacking wa