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Driver that crashed into bridge killing St. Louis business woman below speaks to News 4

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- For the very first time, we're hearing from the driver that crashed into a St. Louis bridge back in July, causing the death of a well-known St. Louis business woman, Jan Torrisi-Mokwa.She was the wife of former St. Louis Police Chief Joe Mokwa.She was driving below the bridge

KMOV - 2018-10-18 22:16:00

Mercfest Brings Rugby Back To Hillsboro

Journal-News PhotoMercfest Brings Rugby Back To HillsboroAfter hosting a three-team tournament in April at the Hillsboro Sports Complex, the orange and blue clad Mercenaries Rugby Team will be back in Topper Country on Saturday, Oct. 27. The team will be one of six squads competing in the inaugural

THEJOURNAL-NEWS.NET - 2018-10-18 00:00:00

Autistic woman allowed to have sex with numerous men 'despite not being aware of dangers'

Social workers have defended their handling of a case in which a young woman with autism was allowed to have sex with several men despite not always being aware of the potential dangers.There were fears the woman, who has severe learning disabilities and an IQ of 52, was repeatedly exploited during

TELEGRAPH - 2018-10-18 16:03:00

Woman caught on camera abandoning 2-year-old on stranger’s doorstep

Deputies with the Montgomery County, TX, Sheriff’s Office said a 911 caller heard a knock at her door Wednesday and when she went to answer, found the abandoned child.

SHELBYVILLE DAILY UNION - 2018-10-18 14:45:39

Alton double murder suspect opts to represent himself in court

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons said it's only the third time it's happened during his 20 years as county prosecutor - a man charged with homicide acting as his own lawyer in the courtroom. The May 21, 2018 killings happened in the Alton Acres neighborhood. Elijah In

FOX2NOW.COM - 2018-10-17 23:33:19

Murder charges filed in killing of 87-year-old man in Alton

Police took a suspect into custody at the time, and Wednesday charged Donald M. Nelson with three counts of murder in Williams' killing, as well as attempted robbery, trespassing, and unlawful possession of a gun by a felon.

KMOV - 2018-10-17 20:30:00

Enos Elementary School reports 16% truancy rate

The school enrolled 344 students in the 2016-17 school year, and average daily attendance was at 92 percent for the year, the Illinois State Board of Education reported. The average daily rate of attendance across the state was 94 percent.

SANGAMONSUN.COM - 2018-10-19 00:00:00

Sectional roundup: Marquette, Troy, Hillsboro post shutout victories

Marquette's Annah Junge starts her wind up during the Suburban Softball Showdown Championship game on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Kirkwood Athletic Association in Kirkwood, Mo. Randy Kemp | Special toRandy Kemp

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-10-18 01:37:00

Crash closes I-55 northbound in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Northbound I-55 is closed in Edwardsville after a vehicle crash sent debris all over the interstate.The crash happened at Illinois 143, which is exit 23. The road is closed between exits 20A and 23. Traffic is backed up all the way to I-270.The crash was reported at 1:39 p.m. an

KSDK - 2018-10-18 19:09:21

Rollover Crash on I-55 | Alton Daily News

The News Democrat reports the crash took place at 1pm Tuesday about 2 miles north of a construction zone on I-55. The woman was airlifted to a hospital in St. Louis in critical condition, while the man was also taken to a St. Louis hospital in serious condition. Police say he is facing DUI charges i

ALTONDAILYNEWS.COM - 2018-10-18 00:00:00

Square CEO Jack Dorsey shows off new product in hometown of St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square and co-founder of Twitter, made a stop in his hometown of St. Louis to launch a new product. Square, a mobile payment company, unveiled the Square Terminal worldwide Thursday. It can speed up the way you pay with your credit or debit card. +2 Dors

KMOV - 2018-10-18 16:00:00

Police search for motive in ‘senseless’ killing of Godfrey trustee Eldon Williams

ALTON, Ill. - One person of interest is in custody, Wednesday morning but police are still searching for a motive in the slaying of a Godfrey trustee, Eldon Williams was known around Godfrey by the nickname 'Twirp '.


Couple hospitalized after crash near Hamel; police suspect driver was impaired

A couple from Effingham were hospitalized after a one-vehicle crash at 1 p.m. Tuesday on northbound Interstate 55 about two miles north of the construction near Hamel.A 59-year-old woman was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected in the rollover crash. She was flown to Saint Louis University Hospit


Man accused of doing drugs before crash that nearly killed woman

HAMEL, Ill. — A man is accused of doing drugs before getting in a crash that nearly killed a woman in Madison County, Illinois.The man and woman were in a vehicle driving up I-55 near Hamel Tuesday afternoon when the man lost control of the wheel, Illinois State Police said. The car flipped over and


Schnucks opens at former Wood River Shop-n-Save location | RiverBender.com

Standalone Pharmacy - 500 West Highway 50, Union, Mo. 63084 (8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday - Friday; 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday)


Godfrey trustee shot and killed in Alton

The victim, identified as Eldon "Twirp" Williams, was found dead inside the residence. Williams had worked as a real estate agent and served as a member of the Godfrey Village Board of Trustees.


Godfrey Trustee found shot to death in Alton Tuesday morning

ALTON, Ill. – An investigation is underway after an 87-year-old man was found shot to death Tuesday morning.Police responded to the 200 block of West Delmar Avenue where the man was found shot to death.According to the Mayor of Godfrey, the man is Godfrey Trustee Eldon ‘Twirp’ Williams.The mayor tol


Human remains found in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY (KMOV.com) - Human remains were found in a wooded area in northern Jefferson County on Monday night.Authorities say the remains were found by a woman cutting through woods near Highway 30 and Old Sugar Creek Road, which is between High Ridge and Fenton.The remains are badly decompos


After storm shuts down radio stations, 2 hosts carry on

First Hurricane Michael damaged the radio station where they worked and then the owner shut the station down permanently — but that hasn't stopped two Florida radio hosts from continuing their mission of informing their listeners during the disaster.Instead, Tiffany Dunning and Sean Streeter, turned


Emergency crews on scene of rollover crash on I-55 in Illinois

HAMEL, Il. (KMOV.com) -- Emergency crews are on the scene of a one-car accident on Interstate 55 near Hamel, Illinois.