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Ex-offender job fair in Edwardsville
Some employers present will be Wendy's, Taco Bell, Witte Brothers Trucking and SWIC Construction program of East St. Louis.
Three people shot, one dead outside St. Louis bar
ST. LOUIS• Three people were shot, and one of them has died after a late night exchange of gunfire in the 3000 block of Olive Street, police say.
SIU board to meet in Edwardsville for another attempt at ousting university president
A special board meeting has been called for June 21, which will take place in the multipurpose room of the Evergreen Hall dorm at SIUE. In addition to routine contracts and purchases, the agenda includes an executive session, followed by consideration of “releasing documents provided trustees relate
Driver who crashed into Florissant police car charged with persistent DWI
Alfredo Salvador, of Bridgeton, was charged with driving while intoxicated-persistent offender after allegedly crashing into a Florissant police car.
1 dead, 3 injured in north St. Louis shootings Sunday
ST. LOUIS – A man is dead and three others are in the hospital after two separate shootings in north St. Louis early Sunday morning.The first shooting occurred at the intersection of Blair and Angelica around 12:30 a.m. A man was pronounced dead at the scene and another man was found suffering from
Job fair aims to give ex-convicts a new chance to work
About 50 former prisoners showed up for the job fair this afternoon, which was also open to the public. The companies were hiring for a number of jobs like construction, fast food and healthcare work.
Parson names Jefferson City senator as lieutenant governor
Gov. Mike Parson (center) listens to a presentation at the University of Missouri-Columbia on Wednesday during a statewide tour. Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, is seated to the left. Photo by Jack Suntrup.
Man facing sex charges 10 years after first alleged crime
WILDWOOD, Mo. — A 51-year-old man was arrested and charged with sex crimes involving children more than 10 years after the first alleged incident took place.Jason Lawson, 51, was charged with three counts of statutory sodomy and one count of statutory rape after police said he engaged in sexual cont
Owner of 'Gus Gus' party bus in ICU after robbers run him down near Kiener Plaza
Two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle during an attempted robbery in the 700 block of Chestnut Street on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Photo by Jennifer Selph of the Post-Dispatch
Three escaped inmates on the run
Edwardsville, Ill. (WICS) —Authorities in Southeastern Illinois are searching for three men who broke out of a White County jail.The men used a pipe to break a hole in an outside concrete block and brick wall around 3 am Saturday morning.The Sheriff's office says 24-year-old Zachery Shock was awaiti
Autopsy confirms Collinsville inmate's death in prison was due to electrocution
Shane Farris, 31, of Collinsvillewas an inmateat the Centralia Correctional Center and working in the kitchen area when he came into contact with an apparent faulty piece of equipment on Thursday. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
Rising Stars: Edwardsville's Will Whittaker has big Friday Nights Lights Meet, aims for future | RiverBender.com
“It's hard, because I got into the 800,” Whittaker said in an interview during the meet. “I took a little breather. I can't really breathe,” he said with a smile.
2 charged, accused of hitting popular party bus driver with stolen car
According to charging documents, Curtis Alford and Jana Stowers approached two people who had just parked a 2015 Ford F-150 on the 700 block of Chestnut for Taste of Downtown. Police said Alford pepper sprayed the victims, took their keys and drove off in the truck.
Neighbor taken into custody in the fatal shooting of Collinsville man
Police were alerted by the father of the victim. When they arrived, they found the victim, whose identity has not been released, lying on the street near his vehicle.
Collinsville Police Department investigating fatal shooting
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – The Collinsville Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Friday evening.Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Illinois Avenue at around 9:30 p.m. in reference to a shooting. They say the victim of the shooting was laying on the street near his ve
Sauget nightclub catches fire Friday night
The Diamond Cabaret club in Sauget caught fire on Friday night, causing an unknown amount of damage.The Sauget Fire Department was called out for a structure fire at the club, located on Mississippi Avenue in Sauget and bills itself as the “premier strip club in St. Louis.” The Cahokia Fire Departme
St. Louis County police searching for missing woman with autism
Lauren Curtis, 19, was last seen leaving her home in the 400 block of Summit Place Drive on foot sometime Friday night or early Saturday morning, according to police.
Missouri trooper's 'unacceptable' conduct in traffic stops leads to dismissal of hundreds of tickets, other criminal cases in St. Louis
Chris Hinckley, chief warrant officer for the circuit attorney’s office, recently emailed a letter to the Missouri Highway Patrol saying the office had dismissed some cases and refused to file charges in others afterTrooper Michael L. Crutcher’sconduct during traffic stops caught the attention of ci
One in custody after Alton police, ILEAS raid house Friday morning
ALTON — One person was arrested Friday morning after a raid of a suspected drug house by Alton police and the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) team.A house at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Mack Street was raided by the ILEAS team and Alton officers after the Alton Police Department
Six involved in MetroLink retaliation assault; police search for 3 suspects
The suspects in custody are identified as Jahma Swanigan, Jody Dale, and Eddie Price. Price and Dale were identified from the MetroLink surveillance video. They are facing 1st degree assault charges. Dale tells police the attack was in retaliation for victim having forcibly stolen money and a gun fr