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Prisoner escapes from Southern Illinois correctional center

By   /  September 23, 2014  /  Breaking News, Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Marcus Battice

At about 2 p.m. Tuesday, a 21 year-old minimum-security inmate escaped from the Vandalia Correctional Center in Vandalia, Ill., approximately 60 miles from Collinsville. Marcus Battice, an African-American male described as 5-feet-9, 167 pounds, was inside the fence at the prison and had been considered a low risk for escape. He escaped while returning from […]

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Low speed police chase ends with 52 year-old man getting tasered

By   /  September 23, 2014  /  Caseyville, News  /  No Comments

William Henderson

What began as an attempted traffic stop in Caseyville ended in Fairview Heights with a 52 year-old man having a taser deployed on him. A Caseyville police officer attempted to stop William L. Henderson, of the 4300 block of Bunkum Road, Washington Park, at approximately 1:20 a.m. Friday, police said. Henderson led the office on […]

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McKendree named a 2015 Military Friendly® school by Victory Media

By   /  September 23, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  Comments Off on McKendree named a 2015 Military Friendly® school by Victory Media

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Submitted Content Victory Media once again has designated McKendree University a Military Friendly® School for 2015. The designation is given to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that do the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after […]

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Kahoks draw with Rock Bridge in CYC tournament

By   /  September 23, 2014  /  Boys Soccer, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Tanner Przybysz / Photo by Roger Starkey

Fenton, Mo. – Collinsville played to a 1-1 tie with Rock Bridge (Columbia, Mo.) Monday in the teams’ opening match of the CYC Tournament. Jordan Smith scored the lone goal for the Kahoks (4-3-1). Smith is now tied with Brett Langley for the team lead in goals (3) and points (7). Tanner Przybysz provided the […]

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Collinsville firefighters announce winners of annual bike raffle

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Aurora Perigo stands with her new bike, along with members of the Collinsville Fire Department / Submitted photo

  The Collinsville Firefighters Local 2625 announced that Aurora Perigo and Ryan Lauenstein are the winners in the annual bike raffl. Captain Tim Rainey said the firefighters have been giving away the bikes for more years than anyone can remember. “We take great joy and pride in giving back to our community,” Rainey said.

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