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Granite City man to serve prison time for illegal gun possession

A Granite City man will spend more than three years in prison after he fired a gun into the air at an East St. Louis housing complex in November 2016. Leon Johnson, 28, was found on a park bench with a loaded pistol at his feet by East St. Louis police officers on Nov. 9, 2016. They had been called

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-16 18:08:00

Trial set after man's life sentence, conviction for alleged molestation gets reversed

Burgund EDWARDSVILLE - A judge Friday set a firm April 30 trial date for Michael Burgund, formerly of Alton, who is free on bond after the Fifth District Appellate Court reversed his conviction and life sentence for allegedly molesting two female household members, ages 2 and 3. Circuit Judge Kyle

TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-15 00:17:57

Local police chiefs, officers to be recognized at annual banquet

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS - Multiple officers and law enforcement personnel from local departments will be honored Thursday at the Southwestern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission (SILEC) and Southern Illinois Police Chiefs' Association (SIPCA) joint SILEC/SIPCA Awards Banquet. The 26th annual banquet will b

TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-16 16:22:31

Corruption probe of new local leaders by old political rivals fails the smell test

When a police officer is involved in a shooting, the officer is put on a desk assignment and an outside agency is tasked with investigating the shooting. That arm's-length, independent look ensures there is no favoritism and that the facts lead where the facts lead. But in Madison County there is to

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-16 00:30:00

Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye welcome baby girl

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New

FOX2NOW.COM - 2018-01-16 19:33:47

'A true public servant': Hawkins chosen for Senior Citizen Hall of Fame

Madison County Board Member Helen Hawkins, D-Granite City, holds an old project map for the East Side Levee and Sanitary District. Hawkins was one of three new appointees to the Metro East Sanitary District board at a Madison County Board meeting last year. Hawkins is to be inducted into the Illinoi

TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-15 22:34:46

Former KSDK reporter charged with drug possession

An Alton native and former TV reporter has been charged with possession of illegal drugs. Jeffrey Small was a reporter for KSDK for nine years before he became a spokesman for the city of Ferguson, Missouri. Now, he's facing felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-16 22:00:00

Alton-Wood River area hit with power outages Monday, most quickly restored

ALTON - Several hours after a power outage Monday morning, Ameren Illinois was still working to determine its cause. The outage affected about 5,200 customers on the east side of Alton and a portion of East Alton. "The outage started at 8:35 a.m.," said Brian Bretsch, Ameren Illinois communications

TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-15 22:27:47

Infestation and poor management at Rensselaer senior living facility

RENSSELAER, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Residents at a senior living facility are speaking out about their poor living conditions. They're saying enough is enough and that it's time to get the respect they deserve. Even the parking lot outside the Renwyck Apartments could be dangerous. There are sheets of ice a

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-01-14 22:51:38

Albany area to get 4 to 6 inches snow by Wednesday

Steady snow is headed to Albany but it's not a ferocious storm, the National Weather Service says. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. Wednesday because slippery roads are expected. The advisory includes the Capital Region, eastern Catskill Mountains and the mid-Hudson Valley. "It's

TIMES UNION - 2018-01-16 14:38:17

A former Post editor reviews 'The Post'

ALBANY - Harry Rosenfeld could not believe he was growing moist in the eyes while he watched "The Post." This was fiction, and he had a front-row seat to history as a Washington Post editor during the Vietnam War era interpreted by Steven Spielberg's new film. The editor-at-large of the Times Union

TIMES UNION - 2018-01-16 06:34:05

Boil water order lifted for Troy, N. Greenbush, Brunswick

TROY, N.Y. >> The Rensselaer County Department of Health has lifted a boil water order issued over the weekend for public water customers in the southern part of the city, as well as the parts of the towns of Brunswick and North Greenbush. The Department of Health has received sufficient water sampl

TROY RECORD - 2018-01-16 05:00:00

Three charged after gun found during traffic stop

COLONIE -- An early Saturday morning traffic stop resulted in the arrests of two Schenectady men and an Amsterdam man on weapon possession charges, police said. Police stopped the car just before 3 a.m. on Loudon Road, near Pine Street, for several vehicle and traffic violations, police said. Office

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Men charged in connection with $15K jewelry theft

COLONIE -- An investigation into the theft of $15,000 in jewelry from a Colonie residence last week has led to two arrests, police said. Paul J. Harris, 66, of 60 Hoffman Ave., Albany, and John F. Pietrzak, 26, of 813 Holland Road, Schenectady, each face one count of second-degree burglary and third

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Two quadruple killings, two different tales

LANSINGBURGH - Amid the snow in front of 158 Second Ave., stuffed animals, candles and cards compose a 10-foot-long memorial to the two women and two children slain Dec. 21 in Lansingburgh. Police believe the two men taken into custody three days after the bodies were discovered in the basement apar


Albany fire injures woman, destroys home

ALBANY - A fire at 318 Second Street sent one woman to Albany Medical Center on Sunday night with burn injuries. Joseph Gregory, deputy chief of Albany Fire Department, said the woman and her brother were inside the two-story home when the fire was called in at 7:25 p.m. "They self-evacuated and the

TIMES UNION - 2018-01-15 07:13:13

Rooftop burglar breaks into Stuart stores

STUART, Fla. - Stuart police need your help identifying a man they say broke into a business on Federal Highway. Officers said a man first broke into the Wigs and More store by going in through the roof. Once inside, he got into the Sprint store by going through the dividing wall. Stuart police rel

WPTV - 2018-01-16 14:13:12

No injuries reported after fire in Stuart home Tuesday morning

STUART - A Tuesday morning fire caused no injuries but left a home with smoke damage, a Martin County Fire Rescue spokesman said. Crews were called at 7:47 a.m. to the home in the 6800 block of Southeast Raintree Avenue, said Doug Killane, bureau chief of fire prevention. The location is west of U.S

TCPALM - 2018-01-16 14:16:26

Accused dirty dancing woman gets no love in Hobe Sound

HOBE SOUND - Nancy Wolfteich apparently didn't like it when she said another woman was "dancing on top of her fiance," according to a Martin County Sheriff's Office report. Wolfteich, 54, further reported the woman, also 54, was cutting a rug in a sexually suggestive manner during the Dec. 31 incide

TCPALM - 2018-01-16 10:00:08

Thomas Turyniwicz recognized for 25 years of volunteering with SCORE

The Treasure Coast Chapter of SCORE recently recognized Thomas Turyniwicz, a long-time SCORE volunteer, with a 25-year service award for appreciation and recognition of his dedication and voluntary service to SCORE and the small business community. Turyniwicz, of Stuart, signed on initially as a sno

TCPALM - 2018-01-16 03:13:00