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Police: Semi driver arrested after chase on I-70
Monterious Myrick, 26, of Milledgeville, Georgia, was arrested after the 2:20 a.m. incident when his vehicle was disabled at the 10-mile marker of I-70.
Proposed TIF guidelines for Vandalia
BIDS• Minimum of 2 bids for all aspects of project. If hiring a General Contractor to oversee entire project, then only need 2 bids from General’s only.• No work applied for shall be started before council makes final vote on ordinance.• It is also requested that detailed plans & bids be provided –
Illinois man among 8 arrested as police seize more than $700K of meth in multi-state bust
A Cairo man is among a group of eight people who were arrested in a multi-state drug bust over the last month.Along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, police from Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri seized $50,000 and more than 17 pounds of meth in multiple efforts over the last month,a news rele
Teens injured in St. Elmo accident
According to Illinois State Police District 12, a black 2011 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Jenna R. Long, 20, of St. Elmo was eastbound on Sixth Place Road when it struck a silver 2007 Pontiac G6 as the driver, a 17-year-old male of Vandalia, was backing out of a driveway onto Place Road. The vehicle w
Police arrest eight people after meth investigations
Flanked by federal, state and local law enforcement, McCracken County Sheriff Matt Carter announced Tuesday the arrests of eight people on methamphetamine-related and other charges.
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
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
Herrick Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
A Herrick man has been sentenced to three years in prison for violating his probation.Shelby County State's Attorney Gina Vonderheide said 21-year-old Ethan Thompson had been placed on four years probation after pleading guilty to three counts of burglary in February.In those original charges, Thomp
Overturned semi-truck closes portion of EB I-270 in Madison County
MADISON COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) - An overturned semi-truck has closed a portion of eastbound Interstate 270 in Madison County. The semi-truck overturned before 5 a.m. on the approach to Interstate 55. It is unknown when the roadway will reopen. Turn on News 4 This Morning for the latest traffic upda
Effingham breast cancer patient advocates for medical marijuana
Kyla Doedtman of Effingham never thought she would become an advocate for medical marijuana, but a battle with an aggressive and rare form of breast cancer changed everything.The 44-year-old first turned to medical marijuana for relief from back pain caused by a back injury.“My journey actually star
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.
Areas of IL feel 2.1M earthquake
ILLINOIS (KFVS) - An earthquake a little north of the Heartland hit on Oct. 15 at 2:31 p.m.The quake was about 6 km or 3.7 miles northwest of Sparta, Illinois.It was near Houston area of Illinois and several miles from Belleville and Waterloo.It was a magnitude 2.1 earthquake according to the USGS.C
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.
Metro East news and events for the week of Oct. 17
Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is accepting donations for its annual Book Bazaar from 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 20, as well on Tuesdays through Oct. 30, in the Auxiliary Warehouse, located behind Medical Office Center – Two on the campus of Memorial Hospital, 4500 Memorial Dr., in Belleville. There is a large
Chase ends in arrest of suspect in gang-related activity
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Metro East man wakes up to find car totaled outside his home
COLLINSVILLE (KMOV.com) - A Collinsville man is searching for the person who hit and totaled his car early Sunday morning.Jacob Mueller lives along Keebler Avenue near Chapel Road. He said he woke up Sunday morning to find his car with extensive damaged outside of his home. Mueller said his neighbor
Man facing felonies in sodomy case
An area man is facing felony charges after he reportedly was involved in a statutory sodomy case involving a St. Francois County youth.John Seastrand, 65, of De Soto, is being charged with two felonies of statutory sodomy in the first degree.According to a probable, in late August an FBI agent conta
Two Injured in Friday Afternoon Crash in Effingham
Both drivers were injured in a crash north of the intersection of Willow and Gordon Friday afternoon. City police released details on the crash Tuesday morning.The crash occurred just after 4:30pm when a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Chelsey Stuckemeyer of Altamont rear-ended a vehicle driven by 29-
One man dead after early morning fire
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10-15-18 Shelby County Sheriff's report
Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious female with a backpack walking in the area near Oak Terrace Golt Course at 9:21 p.m. Thursday Oct. 4. The female was located on County Road 700 North near Illinois Route 51. She was identified at Felisha R. Sickles, 31, of Pana. Sickles was arrested and