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GODFREY — Kareem J. Hamilton Jr., 23, of the 300 block of Gladys Avenue, Godfrey, was charged Tuesday with unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. He allegedly possessed more than 500 grams of the drug on Monday. Bail was set at $35,000.
Semi-trailer strikes, seriously injures Illinois trooper
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. — An Illinois State Police trooper was seriously injured when a semi-trailer struck him and his squad car while he was responding to a multi-vehicle accident.
“Cars are hitting us out of the blue” – State trooper discusses latest incident this year
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – Police say most people still don’t know to move over for an emergency vehicle. It’s the law, whether you’re in Missouri or Illinois. On Wednesday night, a semi-truck failed to follow that law and hit an Illinois State trooper who was outside of his car.
Illinois Gun Owners owes $225 in fines
The campaign committee Illinois Gun Owners owes a $50 fine imposed on Nov. 14, 2014, according to Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE). A detailed look reveals the committee owes additional outstanding fines totaling $175 with Nick Provenzano listed as the responsible officer.
Suspect in murder of Edwardsville couple was free on no-cost bond when killings occurred
Capers — EDWARDSVILLE — At the time of his arrest Sunday, Zachary Capers, the suspect in the double murder of a popular Edwardsville couple, was out on his own recognizance on several misdemeanor charges and one felony charge.
Former Madison County department head claims she was sexually harassed by county board member
BENTON – Former Madison County community development director Kristen Poshard alleges county Board member Phil Chapman sexually harassed her in a lawsuit filed in U.S. district court on March 19.
CVS to start selling cannabis-based products in eight states, Illinois included
(NBC) — CVS has started selling cannabis-based products in eight states. The drugstore chain has partnered with cannabis manufacturers to carry a line of topical products infused with CBD.
Madison County Sheriff's Office Issues Warning About Phone Scam
EDWARDSVILLE - It seems these days the scams never stop and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office reports a common telephone scam has hit Madison County. The Madison County Sheriff's Office received a call Tuesday from an area resident reporting a suspect called an area resident pretending to be a mem
Illinois Judge says he's never seen a criminal as old this 82-year-old man
BENTON, Ill. (AP) - An 82-year-old man who says he was desperate when he robbed an Illinois bank has been sentenced to 10 weekends in jail. Federal Judge Phil Gilbert told Arthur Bays that he's never seen a criminal as old as him. He says he struggled with a sentence Thursday.
Illinois State Trooper struck by truck
COLLINSVILLE, Illinois (WAND) - An Illinois State trooper was struck by a tractor-trailer while working a traffic crash along I-55 Wednesday evening, according to NBC affiliate KSDK.
St. Clair County Charges East St. Louis Man With First-Degree Murder
COLLINSVILLE - The St. Clair County's State's Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, it charged Herman D. Taylor, age 26, with one count of first-degree murder, one count of residential arson, one count of arson, one count of felon in possession of a weapon, and one count of conce
Highland business alleges former employee failed to maintain confidentiality agreement
EDWARDSVILLE — A Highland business is suing a former employee for allegedly failing to maintain a confidentiality agreement. Dean Schuepbach Enterprises filed a complaint March 8 in Madison County Circuit Court against Sabrina Jennings, alleging breach of contract.
O’Fallon, Mo. residents asked to stay inside while police search for bank robber
O’FALLON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Police in O’Fallon, Missouri are asking residents to stay inside as they search for a bank robber. Around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, police received a call for an armed robbery at the Reliance Bank in the 2450 block of Highway K. The suspect took an undetermined amount of cash a
DUI cases affected by clerical error include woman driving on revoked license
The list of drivers whose DUI cases were affected by a clerical error when a Madison County clerk failed to timely schedule statutory summary suspension hearings includes a woman with a long criminal history who had been driving on a revoked license.
Dislodged traffic reflector crashes through windshield in the Metro East
NEW BADEN, Ill. — If you just saw the car, you might think this happened in a war zone. For Sheri Keleman, it was on a stretch of road she drives every day. "I had to pick up my granddaughter from school to take her to dance," Sheri said.
Madison County foreclosures Feb. 25-28
METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY V. SANFORD J. MCMURRAY SR., JOANNE W. MCMURRAY, $58,911.87, 2213 LOCUST AVE., ALTON. 19CH140. NATIONSTAR HECM ACQUISITION TRUST V. CHARLES STEELE, JUDITH STEELE, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, $93,251.17, 2157 MIRACLE AVE
Another ISP Trooper Stuck by Vehicle
COLLINSVILLE, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 11 Commander William Guard announces the fourteenth ISP squad car to be struck statewide in 2019 as a result of a Scott’s Law violation.
A ‘loss to so many of us’ — Suspect behind bars; community mourns loss of couple
EDWARDSVILLE — A 23-year-old man has been arrested on charges of first-degree murder after a well-known Edwardsville couple was found dead in their home Monday. Zachary I. Capers of Collinsville has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Michael and Dr. Lois Ladd. The
Fight over DUI suspension persists at County Board
EDWARDSVILLE — The fight over a clerical error allowing a DUI suspect to have an automatic license suspension rescinded appears to be continuing, as it came up in the full Madison County Board meeting and the Judiciary Committee will again look at the issue.
Suspect in double-murder was caught weeks before at SIUE, trying to get into locked rooms
Just weeks before he allegedly stabbed a couple to death, Zachary Capers was caught wandering around Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, trying to get into locked rooms, according to campus police.