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St. Louis radio personality facing child porn charges

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A longtime radio personality in St. Louis is facing child porn charges. An arrest warrant was issued for Harry Hamm on charges of second-degree statutory sodomy, incest and possession of child pornography. His bond was set at $250,000 cash only with the following condit


Boston cannabis company buys local dispensaries

Amid Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s push to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Illinois, one of Springfield’s two medical cannabis dispensaries has been purchased by a Boston-based cannabis company.


Police find missing 4-year-old girl in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS • Police on Friday afternoon located a four-year-old girl who was reported missing in St. Louis Wednesday morning. Police found the girl around 3:45 p.m. near South 37th Street and Eichelberger Street, police said. She was safe and custody of the department's juvenile division Friday. She


City of Collinsville Cool Cities Committee will meet April 18

City of Collinsville Cool Cities Committee will meet on April 18. 4.1. Motion to approve Minutes of the March 18, 2019 Meeting. 5.1. 2019 Green Business Challenge – Update on Kick-Off Meeting.


Suspect sought after armed robbery at Granite City Family Dollar

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) - Police are searching for the suspect who robbed a Family Dollar in Granite City Thursday afternoon. Authorities said the man entered the Family Dollar in the 3800 block of Nameoki Rd shortly after 2 p.m. with a gun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect then t


'Something came upon me;' officer pulls over teen but instead of writing ticket, helps him get to job interview

CAHOKIA, Ill. (KMOV.com) - Instead of writing a teen a ticket, a Cahokia police officer helped him in his effort to land a job. Officer Roger Gemoules became a police officer to help people. He said his shift on Wednesday started off like any other day.


Madison County population down in latest U.S. Census

EDWARDSVILLE — New United States Census Bureau estimates released Thursday show population in Madison County has declined in the past year in line with a statewide trend. The 2018 estimate, 264,461, is also 1,010 fewer, or -0.38 percent, than the 2017 census estimate. The county lost 4,821 residents


Illinois residents feeling the pinch on property tax bills

For the first time, every metropolitan area in the state of Illinois is reporting a loss in population. Although it may be too soon to tell, with the 2020 census right around the corner, officials estimate Adams County could see a loss of almost 400 people.


Pastor planning big things for former Wild Country building

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – The building that was home to Wild Country in Collinsville is getting a new life. David Hawkins is the lead pastor at the Living World Church in Collinsville and East St. Louis. He was appointed pastor after his father, who started the church, passed away in 1998.


Friday's best hitting performances

Best performances (1 Hit Minimum) PlayerHitsABRRBI2B3BHRAvg. Bailey Ford, Troy Buchanan (vs Orchard Farm)3433101750. Ryan Loeffler, Belleville West (vs Triad)22030001000. Cameron Hibbets, Granite City (vs Civic Memorial)3422101750.


Neighbors come together for the second Community Day of Service

EDWARDSVILLE — Last spring about 80 community members, representing nine different local churches, volunteered on a Saturday to paint, rake leaves, move boxes and other “honey-do” home repair projects for some seniors and neighbors who needed help.


Woman says DoorDash delivery driver threatened her

ST. LOUIS — Many people use popular food delivery services like UberEats, GrubHub or DoorDash. Food delivery apps have become a way of life. They're convenient and simple. But just how safe are they? One St. Louis woman who wants you to think twice the next time you use any of those apps.


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.


TX man sells semi-automatic guns to Illinois ATF agents

JOLIET, IL (KFVS) - A Texas man was jailed after selling semi-automatic guns and ammunition to ATF agents in Joliet, Illinois. On March 24, the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad and ATF agents from Chicago negotiated the purchase of four guns and one semi-automatic rifle from Allen Estrada, 2


‘Quit acting like a baby’: Jail guards taunt 20-year-old inmate as he dies from untreated leukemia [Lawsuit]

Lamar Catchings reportedly died of acute promyelocytic leukemia, which, with treatment, has a 90-percent survival rate. A Missouri mother is suing weeks after her incarcerated son died of an undiagnosed—but treatable—form of acute leukemia, accusing jail staffers of forgoing treatment and taunting t


Person hospitalized after being struck by vehicle in North County

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- A man is hospitalized after being struck by a car in Ferguson, Missouri, according to police. Police said a man was struck by a car at West Florissant and Canfield. He was then rushed to the hospital in serious condition.


Father of missing girl says mother tackled his girlfriend, took child [UPDATE]

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Police announced Friday that a missing 4-year-old girl has been found. Paisley Bolda was reported missing Wednesday, after an incident in the 3900 block of Nebraska.


Stolen vintage mopeds recovered but owner had to buy them back

ST. LOUIS – In a Fox 2 follow-up, two custom mopeds stolen from a south St. Louis County garage were recovered this week in St. Louis City. The owner of the vintage bikes said it cost $700 to buy back her property.


Florissant man admits selling fatal fentanyl dose

FLORISSANT • A man from Florissant pleaded guilty Friday to a federal drug charge and admitted selling the fentanyl that killed a man in 2017, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.


Illinois girl gets new heart at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

ST. LOUIS – While many Christians will observe Easter this Sunday, the Rovey family of Litchfield, Illinois will spend Easter St. Louis Children's Hospital. But it’s a day they will never forget, as they celebrate new life and new hope for their 10-year-old daughter, who needed a new heart.