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Attempted murder charge following fight at Millstadt restaurant
A Millstadt man was charged this weekend with six felonies, including attempted murder, after it is alleged that he struck an elderly man in the head with a shovel and repeatedly hit him during a Thursday night altercation at Reinhardt’s Restaurant in Millstadt.
Teen flown to St. Louis hospital after DUI-related crash
Kayla Choate, 18, was flown to St. Louis after the single-vehicle crash on a rural Perry County road early Friday, according to a news release.
Fairview Heights restaurant searches for a new name; Jimmy John’s opens in Highland
The first time Jack Chan ordered a sign for hisnew seafood restaurantin Fairview Heights, the sign maker printed the wrong name.The intended “Juicy Crab” came back as “Crazy Crab.”Chan got what he ordered the second time around, but a Georgia-based company threatened legal action if the restaurant o
Missouri man charged after woman's body found in stream
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A man has been criminally charged days after a woman's body was found near Fellows Lake at Springfield. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 35-year-old Joseph Ehlers has been charged with abandonment of a corpse in connection with the death of 21-year-old Elisa Ferguson. Po
Appellate court reverses Rudolf, orders new trial on medication overdose case
In an Oct. 5 ruling reversing Associate Judge Heinz Rudolf, the Fifth District Appellate Courtfoundthe jury did not receive proper instructions before awarding non-economic damages to Brandy and Monty Pickell, on behalf of their daughter Ali Pickell.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office searching for “armed and dangerous” suspect
JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL. (WJPF) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is on the hunt for a man who ran from police in Woodlawn Saturday night.Authorities say the suspect is a white man, roughly 5’11” tall. He’s described as having a slender build and blonde hair. He was last seen wearing a red shirt
1 million doses of fentanyl found in suitcase at Nashville airport
Nearly 5 pounds of what was thought to be cocaine concealed in a suitcase flown into Nashville International Airport has been determined to be the conservative equivalent of 1 million lethal doses of fentanyl. Law enforcement was alerted by DEA agents in Phoenix that luggage checked by airline passe
With route of Centralia, Mascoutah soars to first playoff berth in nine seasons
Three years after taking over a Mascoutah football program with players he says were not physically strong enough to compete at a high level, coach Josh Lee has led the Indians into the playoffs.Junior running back Devin Wills set the tone with a pair of touchdowns in the opening eight minutes and t
5 arrested in ongoing drug investigation in Perry Co., IL
Jeremy D. Jones of DuQuoin, IL - Delivery of Controlled Substance and Delivery of CannabisKorteney L.F. Prather of DuQuoin, IL - Delivery of MethamphetamineBryant J. Eaton of DuQuoin, IL - 2 counts of Delivery of CannabisRaven D. Elder of Pinckneyville, IL - Delivery of Controlled SubstanceEstella L
1 million lethal doses of fentanyl found in suitcase at Nashville airport
(WSMV) - Nearly 5 pounds of what was thought to be cocaine concealed in a suitcase flown into Nashville International Airport has been determined to be the conservative equivalent of 1 million lethal doses of fentanyl. Law enforcement was alerted by DEA agents in Phoenix that luggage checked by airl
Body found at old mine site in August still unidentified
BENTON, Ill. - Authorities are still trying to confirm the identity of a man whose body was found in August at an old coal mine in southern Illinois. The body of what officials say was a middle-aged white man was found Aug. 11 in an advance state of decay at the Old Ben No. 9 Mine site near West Fra
BREAKING: Two in custody following Thursday bank robbery in Maryville | RiverBender.com
Maryville Police Chief Rob Carpenter said Christopher Coleman, 45, of St. Louis, is currently in custody in St. Louis and awaiting extradition to Madison County. He has been charged with one count of aggravated robbery after he allegedly handed a teller a note claiming to have a weapon at the First
Loretta Lynn says she's better after illness sent her to hospital
Loretta Lynn performs during the 16th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference at Ascend Amphitheater on September 19, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Americana Music) Loretta Lynn performs during the 16th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference at Ascen
Aces season ends in loss to Mount Vernon on a cold, chippy senior night
MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. -- It was just an all around ugly night in Mount Carmel on Friday night. Mount Carmel football's season ended on a damp, chippy night at Riverview Stadium in their 18-8 loss to Mount Vernon (Ill.) on senior night.The night began with a persistent, cold rain, a rain that wouldn't l
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
2 injured in Carbondale, IL crash
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Two people were injured in a crash in Carbondale, Illinois on Thursday, October 18.According to Illinois State Police, it happened around 2:50 p.m. on East Walnut Street at Cedarview Street.Troopers say 50-year-old Jane Ann Winther of Anita, Iowa, was driving a 2018 Ford Focu
Still few details on decomposing body found in August outside of West Frankfort
BENTON — Authorities are still investigating a suspicious death after a body in an advanced state of decay was found in August at a West Frankfort mine.Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones said the body’s decay was so advanced they are having to rely on dental records and DNA analysis to get a positive
Semi truck accident causes shutdown of I-70 EB in Troy IL
TROY, Ill. – Two tractor-trailer trucks collided on Interstate 70 eastbound in Troy, Illinois on Thursday.
City of Belleville City Council met October 15.
7-B. Mayor Eckert will recommend the appointment of Justin Dominique, Nichole Hettenhausen, Linda Weisenstein to serve 1-year terms on the Historic Preservation Commission.
Shobonier man dies in fire on Friday morning
A Shobonier man sustained fatal injuries early Friday morning when his residence was destroyed by a fire.Vandalia’s volunteer firefighters were called out shortly before 5 a.m. on Friday to a residence about eight miles south of Vandalia, about half a mile east of U.S. Route 51.Firefighters noticed