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Madison County Sheriff's Office alerts residents of phone call scam involving sons or daughters

EDWARDSVILLE - The Madison County Sheriff's Office said it had fielded several calls on Friday from concerned parents or grandparents advising them their son or daughter was in custody at the Sheriff's Office and they could post bond over the phone. Madison County Sheriff's Office officials stressed


Man found in burning Missouri home had been reported missing

ST. LOUIS – Authorities say a man whose body was found last month in a burning St. Louis home had been missing since Christmas Eve. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that authorities identified the man Thursday as 26-year-old Chrishaun Hilliard. His body was found Jan. 17 in the back bedroom of th


3-alarm fire breaks out at Metro East motel

ALORTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- Fire departments in the Metro East have rushed to the scene of a 3-alarm fire in Alorton. St. Clair County EMA says the fire broke out at the Princess Motel in the 3700 block of Walnut Friday morning.


Illinois rescinded 10,000 gun licenses last year. More than 75 percent of holders ignored the notice.

Illinois State Police rescinded more than 10,000 gun licenses last year — and more than 75 percent of the revocation recipients ignored it, according to newly released data. The state agency provided the staggering figures late Thursday, as part of a trove of law-enforcement documents involving Gary


Shooting victim says this isn’t the first time she’s been wounded at apartment complex

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis woman grazed by afternoon gunfire on Selber Court says it’s the second time she’s been grazed by a bullet at the Hillvale Apartments. St. Louis police reported Thursday three women were wounded during the shooting. Investigators said a 27-year-old man returned fire and was no


Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants a 5-cent bag tax across Illinois. Shoppers aren't buying it.

For more than two years, Chicagoans have struggled with a nagging decision at grocery stores and other retailers – pay 7 cents for a disposable bag, or somehow do without. Now, if Gov. J.B. Pritzker has his way, shoppers across the state will face a similar choice.


Madison County calls VAC funding suit 'frivolous'; Lavite, VAC seek more than $1M in funding shortfalls

Madison County called a lawsuit seeking more than $1 million due to alleged shortfalls in funding for the Veterans Assistance Commission “frivolous” and without “basis in fact or law."


Edwardsville Police Department seeks information about Elliott Fine Jewelers robbery

EDWARDSVILLE - The Edwardsville Police Department released information Friday morning that it is seeking assistance with identifying a potential witness to an ongoing Elliott Fine Jewelers robbery investigation.


Local former bank teller charged with theft of over $25,000

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -- A Ballwin woman has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from a customer while she worked as a teller at an Ellisville bank. Michelle Green, 58, was charged with stealing more than $25,000 while working as a teller at the Regions Bank at 1300 Clarkson Clayto


Ferguson man charged in 2017 homicide now in custody, police say

NORTHWOODS • St. Louis County police say a murder suspect from a 2017 killing in Northwoods was arrested for that crime Thursday. Donte Sproling, 29, had been charged about nine months ago with murder and armed criminal action.


Free Fishing Days For Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois For 2019

While it may still be February and chilly outside, it's never too early to think about fishing. There are many areas around the Tri-State to put your fishing skills to the test, but if you are 17 and older, you must purchase your fishing license first. However, there are a few days this year when a


Caught on camera: Hole opens up in south St. Louis, nearly swallows school bus

ST LOUIS, Mo. - The city's streets department said they have covered up a hole in the street near the intersection of Potomac and Illinois in south St. Louis after part of a school bus slid into it.


R. Kelly charged with criminal sexual abuse in Illinois

Chicago — Illinois prosecutors have filed charges against singer R. Kelly. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx will announce the charges against the 52-year-old Grammy winner Friday afternoon, the office said in a media release.


Illinois Hepatitis A Outbreak: 44 Cases Reported

ILLINOIS — The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a hepatitis Aoutbreak with 44 confirmed cases across the state. The majority of cases are among individuals at high risk for infection–including men who have sex with men, homeless individuals and/or those who use drugs.


$5,000 reward offered as police hunt for gunman who shot high school coach in Berkeley

BERKELEY • CrimeStoppers announced Thursday a $5,000 reward in the case of a football coach wounded in a drive-by shooting in Berkeley. Todd Shelton, who coaches at McCluer South-Berkeley High School, was hit by gunfire late Saturday night as he drove past the intersection of Airport Drive and Everg


5 motorcycles stolen during Metro East business burglary

O’FALLON, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Five sport motorcycles were stolen when a Metro East business was burglarized overnight. Police in O’Fallon, Illinois told News 4 MetroEast Motorsports on Frontage Road was burglarized around 2:30 a.m. Friday. According to officials, a rock was thrown thru the window.


Illinois State Police seizes over 110lbs of suspected cocaine

MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) - Officials say a traffic stop made in Mclean County, IL resulted in two arrests and the seizure of suspected cocaine weighing more than 110lbs. On February 21st, 2019 an Illinois State Trooper from the Statewide Criminal Patrol Team stopped a truck tractor-semitrailer com


Robbery victim who admitted to firing bullet that killed St. Louis County employee sentenced to prison

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The man who admitted to pulling the trigger on the gun that killed Craig LeFebvre has been sentenced to prison. Devin Earl Smith was allegedly being robbed at gunpoint at the Grand Bus Stop last August when he pointed a gun at one of the suspects and opened fire. The bullet fr


Mail Found in Stolen SUV Helps St. Louis Police Solve Bevo Burglary

St. Louis police officers investigating a stolen car used the address on mail found in the vehicle to trace the suspects back to a separate home invasion, authorities say. Officers working on Wednesday learned the stolen Hyundai Santa Fe was on Itaska Street, according to a probable cause statement.


Wood River Avenue Project Moves Ahead

It probably won't begin until early 2020, but the Wood River City Council is getting its so-called ducks in a row for a major street project. The Wood River Avenue improvement project calls for resurfacing of the road from Ferguson Avenue to the south to Edwardsville Road to the north - basically th