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Man charged for murder of elderly Alton man
According to Emily Hejna, a spokeswoman for the Alton Police Department, on August 3 paramedics were called to a home in the 1100 block of Vernie for an elderly man who was seriously injured. The man was rushed to a local hospital to be treated.
Authorities seek motorcycle following alleged Riverbend high-speed chase
A South Roxana police officer said, in a sworn statement, that the chase began in the village, where he spotted the bike traveling at a high rate of speed on Madison Avenue and Michigan Avenue.
Edwardsville news and events for the week of Aug. 15
The City of Edwardsville Parks & Recreation Dept. still has seats available for a trip to STAGES St. Louis to see "Oklahoma!" The registration deadline is Aug. 15. This trip will take place Sept. 18, and is open to all senior citizens (55 and older).
Summerfield woman sentenced for fatal crash that killed her husband, injured her kids
The prosecution and defense starkly disagreed on one word and what’s best for one group of people during the sentencing for a Summerfield woman who earlier pleaded guilty to driving drunk in a crash that killed her husband and injured her children.Judge Steven McGlynn sentenced Jennifer Sawyer, now
St. Louis man with dismissed murder case faces new gun and drug charges
Antwuan L. Morrow Jr., 26, is facing several new charges of illegal gun and drug possession. Prosecutors charged him after police arrested him Aug. 1 for allegedly riding in a car with a semiautomatic rifle and fentanyl stowed in the passenger-side door handle. Charges say the vehicle he was in fled
At least one of 2 sisters found dead inside St. Louis home had been shot
Those sources said one woman apparently died of either natural causes or, possibly, from the presence of hazardous chemicals in the home in the 3100 block of Whittier Street in the city’s Greater Ville neighborhood. The other woman then apparently fatally shot herself, those sources said.
Women denied job because of 'ghetto' names, but company claims it was hacked
ST. LOUIS, MO (WCMH) -- Two Missouri women say they were rejected for a job because of their names, but the company they applied to claims it was hacked.
Madison County police news, Aug. 14
BETHALTO - Danny M. Smith, 54, of the 600 block of Valley Drive, East Alton, was charged Monday with methamphetamine trafficking and unlawful possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.
Car overturns on Broadway in downtown Alton, police capture one
The first call came in just after 1 a.m. Initial reports, via police radio traffic, indicated that a white male suspect fled the scene northbound on Ridge Street.
Gunman shoots and kills accomplice while firing at different man, St. Louis police say
ST. LOUIS• A gunman who opened fire on a victim inside a St. Louis home late Monday night shot that man, but also killed shot and killed an accomplice, police say.
O'Fallon, Ill., man charged with making terrorist threats in St. Clair County
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS• An O'Fallon, Ill., man is accused of calling in a threat to harm patrons coming out of St. Clair Square mall, according to police here.
Alton man convicted after ‘forgetting’ about drugs in pocket
Michael A. Mason, 33, whose address is listed in the 1100 block of Brown Street, was told by an officer of the Alton Police Department to leave a residence in the 1900 block of Grove Street but then asked the officer for a ride. Then-police officer Adam Feldewerth said he was assigned to investigate
WATCH: Illinois man rescued from mud with parrot on his shoulders
BELLEVILLE, Ill. --Firefighters had to rescue a southwestern Illinois man from deep mud after he became stuck while trying to reach his pet parrot.Belleville firefighters were called Sunday afternoon to the city's Bicentennial Park after a visitor heard the man calling for help.Fire Chief Tom Pour t
Woman gets probation in crash that killed Troy moped driver
She was sentenced for failure to reduce speed on Monday morning in the Madison County Courthouse. In exchange for her guilty plea, the 23-year-old Chester woman was sentenced to a $500 fine, six months of supervised probation, 300 hours of community services and participation in a victim impact pane
I-270 closed at Mississippi River for police situation
ST. LOUIS, MO — A police situation at the Chain of Rocks Bridge is causing a major traffic backup. The Illinois Department of Transportation says that I-270 is closed at the Mississippi River to deal with the situation.The exact cause of the situation is not known at this time. More details will b
Woman passing bad checks said to be ‘too old to be wearing Aeropostale’
Each time, she was spotted leaving the scene in a 4-door, silver 2001-02 Hyundai Accent that was missing its front passenger side hubcap. A man was behind the wheel during the incidents.
Man in custody after shooting 4 on gas station lot in St. Louis; one victim in critical condition
The victims, two men and two women, were outside Salama's Mobile Mart at 1515 North 13th Street whenthey were shot just before 10:30 p.m. Friday.
Men accused of kidnapping woman at gunpoint in East St. Louis
Two East St. Louis men are now facing aggravated kidnapping charges after Belleville police say they held a woman against her will with a weapon.Charges allege that 25-year-old Barneshio A. White and 21-year-old Antonio K. Wright “knowingly and secretly confined Tamija Walton against her will while
Man charged with count of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon near Hope Clinic in Granite City | RiverBender.com
GRANITE CITY - A Springfield, Mo., man was charged with one count of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon after it was reported a subject was seen near the Hope Clinic with a rifle.
Man charged over loaded gun in 4-year-old son's backpack
© Richard Sharrocks/Moment/Getty ImagesPrison cell barsEDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — An Illinois man is charged with reckless conduct after authorities say his 4-year-old son found a gun in a backpack his father had brought to him at day care.The Belleville News-Democrat reports that authorities say 32-year-