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Madison County news and events for the week of Nov. 14

• Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, in Godfrey.

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-11-14 06:15:00

Highland High School’s coffee shop is teaching students life skills

A new coffee shop at Highland High School aims to teach students with difficulty learning real world skills before they graduate. The program puts students inside a cafe where they take and prepare orders, handle money and interact with customers.


Edwardsville men tried to move almost $400,000 in drug money cross-country, police say

Two Edwardsville men have been accused of trying to move almost $400,000 of drug money through Illinois to California in an RV, according to documents filed in federal court.

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-11-13 08:05:00

Bar gunman who killed 12 remembered as 'out of control' in high school

FBI investigators arrive outside the house of David Ian Long, the identified shooter in Wednesday's attack on a country music bar in Southern California, as they wait to search the residence on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Newbury Park, Calif. Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, the former Marine opened


Highland officials hope for more storefront investment after new Kloss store opens

With Highland’s new Kloss Furniture store, located on Broadway, up and running, city officials hope area businesses might follow suit by reinvesting in their storefronts.


23-year-old from St. Louis area is missing, car found at boat ramp in rural Missouri

Raffaella Maria Stroik, 23, was reported missing on Tuesday. She was last seen on Monday at Whole Foods Market in Town and Country.

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-11-13 23:57:00

Teen charged with murder in fatal north St. Louis County shooting

Donald Lang, 21, was shot the night of Nov. 6 while walking in the 1500 block of Chambers Road, police said.

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-11-14 00:15:00

Joliet Catholic rushing attack wears down Highland in 5A quarterfinal

“Ultimately, we were unable to slow down their running game and that’s on us as a staff,” Highland coach Jim Warnecke said. “Our kids gave everything they had and our staff did a great job, too, but at the end of the day you tip your hat to them. We had no answer defensively.”


'All kids are in danger;' parents of teenager who was killed and left in East St. Louis desperate for justice

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- Michael Lee's parents say they will never stop searching for their son's killer. "I don't think anyone who does something like that deserves to be on the streets," said Angela Carpenter. Lee's body was found last year on an East St. Louis street near 12th and Baker

KMOV - 2018-11-13 03:15:00

Police investigate mysterious death in Washington Park

Crime scene investigators with the Illinois State Police were called in to determine the identity, age, and sex of the victim. Police said the body had clothing on it but it was not immediately determined if it was a male or female because the remains were so decomposed.

FOX2NOW.COM - 2018-11-12 23:30:33

Highland council votes to raise water rates every year for five years

The rate increase stems from a 2017 evaluation of Highland’s aging water distribution system. The study found that 25 percent of the entire system would need to be replaced and that the estimated cost of the project would be around $14.5 million, or $750,000 per year over a 20-year term.


Sexual harassment case involving Scott AFB employee moves to federal court

Asexual harassment caseaccusing the manager of Scott Air Force Base’s golf course and bowling alley of misconduct has moved to federal court, further complicating the case.James McCormick has denied any wrongdoing after a former employee, Corinne Hamilton, accused him of sexual harassment.As a feder


1 killed in crash along Highway 79 near O'Fallon, Mo.

Shortly after 1:20 a.m., police in O'Fallon responded to the southbound lane of Highway 79, approaching the I-70 overpass, for reports of a car accident. 5 On Your Side crews captured a single car smashed into a utility pole at the scene.


Gun-toting serial robber targeting stores from Maplewood to Granite City

MAPLEWOOD, Mo. - Caught on camera, a robber sticking his gun into the faces of workers in at least five St. Louis area stores from Maplewood to Granite City.

FOX2NOW.COM - 2018-11-12 23:49:25

First female commander at Fort Leonard Wood wants women to know what's possible for them in military

Buy Now Maj. Gen. Donna Martin salutes during the singing of the National Anthem before the start of the Veterans Day parade in Waynesville, Mo., on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Martin is the first woman to run Fort Leonard Wood. Martin is the first woman to run Fort Leonard Wood, the sprawling Army train


Illinois Woman Catches Democrats in the Act of Voter Fraud - David Harris Jr

Belleville, Illinois resident Peggy Hubbard worked as a poll watcher in St Clair County, Illinois, where voter fraud is rampant and the addicts sell their votes for crack. One former election official, Kelvin Ellis was sent to prison for trying to arrange the murder of a witness that saw vote tampe


Lincoln-Way East knocks Edwardsville out of Class 8A playoffs, advances to semifinals

"They've meant everything to me," Abdur-Rahman said. "I wanted to give them one more this year, just we fell short."


Highland's offensive line paves the way back to the quarterfinals

"What makes them them is that they have excellent coaching," Warnecke said. "They're very disciplined, very good technique and they're big up front. They're monsters up front."


Man found dead with 'unknown injury' in Bel-Ridge, Mo. prompting police investigation

BEL-RIDGE, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Bel-Ridge police are investigating after they found a man dead from an “unknown injury” Sunday morning.Officers with the Bel-Ridge Police Department responded to the 4000 block of Bel Fore Drive around 4:45 a.m. Sunday for a disturbance call.When they arrived, they locate


New Highland girls coach inherits young roster, but experience in the back court

Mike Arbuthnot retired as head coach this spring and Clint Hamilton, a Pittsfield native who has coached the Bulldogs junior varsity club the last two seasons, will take over the top spot for Highland.