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$31,000 in iPads stolen from Collinsville Wal-Mart

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Wal-Mart iPad theft suspects

Collinsville Police are searching for three men who made off with $31,000 worth of iPads from the Wal-Mart in Collinsville Crossing on April 14. The three unknown, black males entered the store at around 2:30 a.m., gained access to an iPad case and stole the merchandise. The suspects were last seen leaving the store in […]

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Suspect charged after car chase and crash in Caseyville

By   /  April 23, 2014  /  Caseyville, Fairmont City, News  /  No Comments

Silvestre Huerta Barrios

A man in Caseyville was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher when his car was rear-ended by a car chasing him. The victim’s car was rammed several times, finally causing a rollover crash. The incident happened at about 1:47 a.m. April 20, Caseyville Police said. Silvestre Huerta Barrios, age 29, of the 6000 block […]

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Granite City couple charged for alleged sexual abuse of teen in Collinsville hotel

By   /  April 23, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  2 Comments

Jennifer D. Smith, 32, of Granite City, facing four felony counts of sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl

***updated at 9:41 p.m. CDT to remove additional details of the incident that were not necessary to the story and potentially more harmful to the victim.*** A man and woman from Granite City are each facing four felony charges of sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl in a Collinsville hotel room. Jennifer D. Smith, 32, […]

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Local band front man wanted for Collinsville shooting

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Robert L. (RJ) Jordan - wanted by Collinsville Police

The lead singer and namesake for the Robert Jordan Band is wanted by Collinsville Police in connection with a shooting incident that occurred Saturday, April 19. Robert L. (RJ) Jordan, 54, of the 100 block of North Aurora Street, allegedly fired several shots at a victim who also lives in the apartment complex located in […]

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Edwardsville blanks baseball Kahoks

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Grant Bauer in a rundown after being picked-off first base / Photo by Roger Starkey

Edwardsville’s Jordan Hovey held the Collinsville offense in check Tuesday afternoon, throwing a complete game shutout in the Tigers 4-0 Southwestern Conference victory. The Kahoks (10-6, 3-3 SWC) never got untracked offensively against Hovey, who allowed three hits and struck out one while not issuing a walk. There was one error committed behind him. Collinsville […]

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Collinsville girls soccer cannot stop unbeaten Nerinx Hall

By   /  April 23, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Soccer, Sports  /  No Comments

Caydren Jones / Photo by Sherry Holten

The soccer game against Nerinx Hall slipped through the Lady Kahoks hands Tuesday. Taking advantage of two goals that bounced off the hands of the Collinsville goalkeeper, the Markers won the non-conference game 3-0. “Soccer is a game of unlucky things,” Collinsville Head Coach Clay Smith said, “Tonight was proof of that.” The Markers (10-0-1) […]

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