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Caseyville police chief dismissed, effective Immediately

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Jose Alvarez, appointed Caseyville’s chief of police in September, was dismissed this morning by Mayor Len Black. The move is effective immediately, but Alvarez will continue to receive pay for the next 30 days, in accordance with his contract. Alvarez could not be reached for comment. Sergeant Frank Moore has been appointed the interim chief. […]

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Junior Service Club of Collinsville to award two scholarships

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The Junior Service Club of Collinsville is awarding two scholarships for continuing education students who reside in the Collinsville Unit 10 School District. The $1,000 scholarships are for one year and are non-renwable. The applicant must participate in community service. The Junior Service Scholarship Application form can be found using this link. Applications must be […]

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Body of missing Collinsville man found in St. Louis, death ruled a homicide

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***Updated at 10:15 a.m., Feb 12 with additional details about manner of death*** A Collinsville family is in mourning today after St. Louis police confirmed that a body found along the railroad tracks near 3000 Wharf Street in North St. Louis, near the Mississippi River, is that of missing 22-year-old Collinsville man, Joe Hartsoe. On […]

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Three Collinsville football players sign national letters of intent

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Nate Collier, with his mother, Jarvis Collier and CHS Head Football Coach John Blaylock / Photo by Roger Starkey

Nate Collier, Josh Harris and Cody Reynolds signed national letters of intent Tuesday to attend Ridgewater College. Ridgewater is a junior college in Willmar, Minn. The Warriors went 5-4 last year in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference. The trio of recruits all called Ridgewater a great opportunity for them. Collier and Davis both chose the […]

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Collinsville Middle School boys basketball team headed to State

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The Collinsville Middle School Boys defeated Waterloo Junior High, Saturday to advance to the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association State Finals in the large school division. The Trail Blazers will play in the quarterfinals at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 against Mt. Carmel. The winner will advance to the semifinals, at 6 p.m. […]

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Lady Kahoks lose nail-biter

By   /  February 12, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Basketball, Sports  /  No Comments

Aubreeeny Brady / Photo by Roger Starkey

By Phil Knapper – Metro Independent Contributor A crazy final minute put an end to a crazy good girls basketball game at Belleville East Tuesday night, as the Lady Lancers knocked off Collinsville 49-48. East (7-6 Southwestern Conference, 13-11) had a 48-45 lead, but turned the ball over with 50 ticks left, giving Collinsville a […]

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