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Victims identified in Illinois workplace shooting; gunman had prior felony conviction

AURORA, Ill. — Police have identified the five people gunned down by a co-worker who was being fired in Aurora on Friday. The shooting began at 1:24 p.m. at Henry Pratt Company, a 29,000-square-foot manufacturing warehouse at 641 Archer Ave. in west suburban Aurora, according to Aurora Police Chief


Edwardsville Launches Photo Archive Project

Edwardsville's 200th anniversary is this year, and to commemorate, city leaders are asking residents to submit their photos. The project, known as “Edwardsville at 200: A Photo Archive of Our Community in 2019” will take photo submissions of a diverse array of activities that the founder of the proj


An Intern at His First Day on the Job Was Among 5 Killed in Illinois Mass Shooting

The identities of the five victims of a workplace shooting in Aurora, Illinois on Friday were revealed by the Aurora Police Department on Saturday. Aurora police got the call for an active shooter at 1:24 p.m. on Friday, Aurora police chief Kristen Ziman told reporters at a press conference on Frida


VIDEO INCLUDED: Edwardsville Fire Department retrieves submerged car after rescuing driver

EDWARDSVILLE – Edwardsville Firefighters responded to the scene of a partially submerged Nissan passenger car early Wednesday morning to find the driver trapped. The driver was trapped after their vehicle spun into a retention pond near Gateway Commerce Center Drive. Weather was not determined to be


NB I-55 closed near Edwardsville after semi-truck overturns

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — All northbound lanes of Interstate 55 are closed after a semi-truck overturned and spilled its payload Thursday afternoon. The truck was the only vehicle involved in the crash, which happened a little before 4 p.m. near Route 143.


Two ejected during fatal crash on I-64 near Clayton Road

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - One person is dead after a crash involving a pickup truck on westbound I-64 near Clayton road. The accident happened at around 4:30am Sunday. Reporter Jason Maxwell says that two people were inside the vehicle during the crash. Speed may have been a factor in the accident. The peopl


Top 10 schedule, results

1. Edwardsville (29-2) was idle. 2. Kirkwood (19-3) vs. Hazelwood Central (18-7) , 6 p.m Friday (postponed). 3. Francis Howell Central (19-4) at Fort Zumwalt West (11-13) , 5:30 p.m Friday.


St. Louis man pleads guilty to charges connected to fatal home invasion in Jefferson County

Paris-John Earnest Devine, 26, of St. Louis pleaded guilty Monday (Feb. 11) to federal charges stemming from a carjacking in St. Louis and a home invasion at a Jefferson County mobile home that left an alleged accomplice dead. Both incidents happened in 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported.


UPDATE: Young man charged with aiding ISIS to be transferred to DHS facility for mental health treatment

EDWARDSVILLE – Keaun Cook, 21, of Godfrey was arrested in July 2016 for allegedly providing material support to terrorists and making terrorist threats – both felonies. Since then, he has been in the custody of the Madison County Jail, where he was accused of assaulting a jailer in 2018. His grandmo


Man found shot, killed in parking lot of North County hotel

NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -- A man was found shot and killed in a North County hotel parking lot of a early Sunday morning. The victim, a man in his late teens or early twenties, was found in the parking lot of the Budget Inn at 1405 Dunn Road. Police said the man suffered from apparent guns


One dead after North County shooting

ST. LOUIS – A North County man was shot and killed early Sunday morning on the 1400 block of Dunn Road. Officers arrived on the scene at 1:25 a.m. responding to calls regarding a possible shooting. After searching the area, they found a man in his late teens or early twenties in the parking lot of t


Saturday night’s wintry mix may mean slick roads out-the-door Sunday

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the St. Louis area as our next weather system arrives overnight bringing a light mix of snow, sleet, and freezing drizzle. The initial precipitation will be mostly snow with some sleet mixing in. That snow will tr


Two from Illinois suffer minor injuries after accident Friday

Two were left with minor injuries after an accident on US 54 Friday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Michael Jackson, 53, of Lake Zurich, Illinois, and Daniel McCurley, 56, of Lake Zurich, Illinois, had minor injuries after an accident on US 54 in Miller County


Police warn of new drug thousands of times more dangerous than morphine

EDMUNDSON, Mo. – Drugs do not discriminate. There’s no denying the nationwide epidemic, even here in St. Louis. The DEA and local law enforcement are warning about a dangerous drug that's 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Edmundson police believe they're finding it mixed into other street drug


Walmart building revived; Jimmy John’s leaves downtown Belleville

The former Walmart building on Carlyle Plaza Drive in Belleville has sat vacant since 2008, when Walmart moved to Green Mount Crossing, but a Miami developer plans to resurrect the sprawling space with an indoor self-storage business.


STORM ALERT | Light freezing drizzle, sleet mix keeping untreated roads slick

ST. LOUIS — We continue to be on Storm Alert early this morning, but most Winter Weather Advisories should be ending at 9 a.m. for most locations in the viewing area. Most of us around the metro are seeing a light freezing drizzle and sleet mix that is collecting on surfaces and elevated areas. The


Dismissed employee kills five co-workers in Illinois factory shooting

AURORA, Ill. (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire at an Illinois factory just after receiving notice of termination from his job there on Friday, killing five fellow workers and wounding five policemen before he was slain by police, authorities said.


St. Louis police searching for woman seen hitting toddler in Facebook video

ST. LOUIS • Police on Saturday said child-abuse detectives had found a toddler seen being struck by a woman on a video posted to Facebook and were taking the child to a hospital.


2-3″ of snow for much of central Illinois

A system will work its way into the viewing area, bringing more snow. Here’s what you need to know. Winter Weather Advisory in effect from Midnight until 6 PM Sunday for most of the viewing area.


Masked thieves smash and grab 26 firearms from Rural King in Swansea

More than two dozen firearms were stolen this week from a Rural King farm supply store in Swansea, Ill. Around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, two masked people smashed the store’s glass front doors and went directly to the area containing firearms, according to the Swansea Police Department. The two broke the