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08-13-18 Shelby County Sheriff's Office report
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents:Michael L. Kibler, 48, of Gays, was arrested July 22 for possession of a firearm by a felon after Deputies were called to a rural Gays residence on a complaint of Kibler shooting a ﬁrearm and threatening persons with it at the resid
Woman charged in Jersey County after giving sister’s ID at drug arrest
Regina L. Burks, 44, of Ramsey, Illinois, was charged with obstructing justice, a Class 4 felony, after allegedly giving a false identification to a Jersey County sheriff’s deputy during a drug-related arrest in July.
Annual Fall Festival in Benld announced
BENLD — The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce 20th Fall Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 22, offering a day of fun for families in Benld City Park.
Fall Festival returning to Benld
One of the annual highlights has been the Festival’s free petting zoo featuring pygmy goats, a variety of exotic species and live Alaskan reindeer. The display will provide an opportunity for children and adults to learn more about a variety of animals and get an up close look at them. Some of the f
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-
Litchfield Pickers Market To Highlight Local Artists
Upcoming Litchfield Pickers Markets are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Litchfield (400 N. State St.).
PREP BOYS GOLF: Hillsboro, Marquette repeat 1-2 finish at Hickory Stick
“It’s one of my better ones, absolutely,” Cogan said. “I came out today and tried to shoot a good round, first of the year. I just wanted to do my best and not really expect anything.”
Gillespie man faces two life sentences if convicted of sexually assaulting a child
In addition to the assault charges, Timothy P. Smith, 41, of the 14000 block of Illinois Route 138, is charged with child pornography and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Bail has not been set as of Friday.
LFPC And United Health Reach Contract Agreement
About a week after agreeing to a new contract with Health Alliance, Litchfield Family Practice Center (LFPC) announced that they have reached an agreement with United Healthcare."On behalf of the partners of Litchfield Family Practice Center, I am very excited to report that we have finally reached
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
Authorities arrest, charge men spotted at Wood River Walmart
Charged with unlawful possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and unlawful possession of a controlled substance was Joshua A. Zinkgraf, 29, of Vandalia. His bail was set at $100,000. A document states he has eight prior drug convictions.
Highland Police Chief Terry Bell dies after battle with cancer
Highland Police Chief Terry M. Bell died Saturday after an almost two-year battle with cancer.He was 55-years-old.The news was announced late Saturday night with a Facebook post from the Highland Police Department.“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Chief Terry
Semi drivers pull over swerving minivan on I-70 near Troy; driver charged with DUI
Two semitrailer drivers pulled over a driver who was swerving on Interstate 70 near Troy on Sunday afternoon, saving other drivers from potential accidents, police said.Illinois State Police received two reports of a minivan “all over the road” around 3:30 p.m., Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin
Illinois man charged over loaded gun in 4-year-old son's backpack
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Man stabbed Alton cab driver 12 times, not yet captured, police say
An arrest warrant has been issued for Arthur E. Smallwood, 54, Alton, for attempted 1st degree murder and aggravated battery.
NASA Launches Fastest Spacecraft Ever To Research The Sun's Atmosphere
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TENNIS: Kids get chance to star at Futures
Edwardsville Futures ball kid Colton Hulme, left, gives a towel to player Andres Andrade during a singles match on Thursday at the Edwardsville High School Tennis Center.
This Highland police officer was just named the hottest cop in the St. Louis area
If the Highland Police Department sees an increase in future traffic stops or house calls, a local officer might be to blame.On July 27, Officer Rob Horner was voted the hottest of hot cops in the the radio show contestSTL’s Hottest Cop Contest, which was hosted by Bud and Broadway show on New Count
Kincaid Police Department receives scam call
KINCAID, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —Scammers chose the wrong place to call in the village of Kincaid recently.According to the Kincaid's Facebook page, the village's police department received a scam call allegedly from the village's water department phone number.The scammer claimed there was a warrant out f
Dad accused of putting loaded pistol in backpack brought to child’s Glen Carbon daycare
A Maryville man packed his 4-year-old child’s backpack with bedsheets, covers and a loaded gun and then took it to the child’s daycare, according to charges filed in Madison County.Joshua Finley, 32, has been charged with reckless conduct. Finley, of Maryville, could not immediately be reached for c